Virginia Highlands Community College serves our community by providing quality and affordable education, training, and cultural activities through an array of flexible, diverse programs that enable community members to succeed today and in the future.
This is a repost. Previous applicants are still under consideration and do not need to reapply.
Great Expectations Coach: Position #R0079. State role title is Education Support Specialist III, pay band four. Full-time, grant-funded, restricted position. Annual salary range is $37,042-42,000 commensurate with education and experience, plus fringe benefits package.
Coordinating the Great Expectations Program at VHCC, including management of budget and program goals
Identifying and recruiting students who are now or have been recently affiliated with the foster care system by networking with community "feeder" programs and promoting services on and off-campus
Providing academic advising to students to include assistance with the application and assessment process, scheduling, registration and financial aid qualification
Creating opportunities for students to obtain assistance through external support organizations
Other duties as assigned
Establishes and maintains effective relationships with students, faculty & staff and other stakeholders important to the college
A baccalaureate degree (grant requirement) in Psychology, Education, Social Work or related field
Strong oral and written communication skills for college and community networking and marketing
Ability to maintain a high level of ethics, professionalism and confidentiality in performance of all duties
Good analytical and organizational skills, ability to work independently and/or with a team, and excellent organizational and time-management skills
Comprehensive collegiate advising skills to support students through the application and enrollment process, and ability to identify appropriate internal and external support resources
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, faculty & staff and other stakeholders important to the college
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.