Dabney S. Lancaster Community College (DSLCC) is a two-year public institution of higher education and one of 23 community colleges in Virginia. The college is supported by the Commonwealth of Virginia; the counties of Alleghany, Bath, Botetourt (northern portion) and Rockbridge; the cities of Buena Vista, Covington, and Lexington; and the town of Clifton Forge. DSLCC provides opportunities for the extension of knowledge, skills and personal enrichment in an environment that maintains high academic standards and respect for each individual. The college strives to keep programs and services financially and geographically accessible for all students. Credit and non-credit courses are offered to meet life-long learning needs. On-site and distance learning options incorporate up-to-date technologies.
Travel to target schools and establish effective working relationships with students, school counselors, administrators, teachers, and staff in target schools; recruit and regularly communicate effectively in person, in writing, and using technology with all clients; plan and conduct regular group meetings for all participants in grades 6-12; conduct workshops in study skills improvement, career exploration, financial literacy, college exploration and standardized testing; assist students with the entire college application process; etc.
Schedule group information sessions and individual appointments to assist students and their parents in preparing all necessary financial aid applications and interpreting financial aid offers. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of financial regulations and procedures.
Contact colleges to arrange group and individual college visitations, arrange and provide transportation, sign up students, conduct college tours as necessary.
Obtain speakers, assist in hospitality arrangements, arrange for fair sites, arrange for transportation of students as necessary, and assist with tours and/or presentations.
Enter new student demographic information in database. Maintain educational history, financial status and basis for selection/assessment forms for each participant, counseling logs, group counseling reports, tutoring logs, and field trip records. Keep all records up to date. Run reports as requested.
Demonstrate a professional and cordial attitude in all actions and communications with students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Participate in professional development opportunities.
Knowledge of academic advising and college, career, financial aid, economic literacy activities, and related services. Â·
Ability to effectively maintain a caseload of Participants and provide services on their Individual Academic and Service Plans and document services provided to assigned Participants.
Ability to use technology and online platforms/services.
Bachelor's degree required; masterâ™s degree preferred in education, counseling, social work, higher education administration, or an appropriate field related to Project objectives. Â· Minimum of three (3) years of professional experience working for a TRIO federal program or similar related program/project serving low-income and potential first-generation college students (grades 6-12). Â· Professional or personal experience in overcoming barriers similar to those confronting Project Participants.
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.