Germanna Community College is a two-year public institution of higher education in the Virginia Community College System. As a comprehensive community college, Germanna provides quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities for the residents of the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, Culpeper, King George, Madison, Orange, Spotsylvania and Stafford.Germanna Community College is a public, open access institution of higher education in the Virginia Community College System. The College is a dynamic learning organization that serves as a regional leader and preferred partner where quality learning experiences enable students to participate effectively in the social, economic, political, intellectual, and cultural life of their communities. Germanna Community College is centrally located in Fredericksburg, VA between Washington D.C. and Richmond and between the Blue Ridge mountains and the Chesapeake Bay. Full of history, the area offers a community rich with diversity, the arts, technology, vineyards, hiking, canoeing/kayaking and many other activities.Germanna is seeking to hire a part time Career Coach to assist high schools, students and their families in the county of Culpeper as they prepare for career training/education. The Career Coach plans and executes outreach and career/educational planning activities in an assigned area high school for the College. Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Student Development this position identifies and participates in outreach and career planning activities for high school juniors, seniors and parents. The Career Coach serves as an ambassador for the College and cultivates strong relationships with prospective students, parents, high school personnel and area employers. This position advises and counsels high school students â“ and other student populations, as needed, on post high school graduation goals, specifically exploring the benefits of community college enrollment through in person, via e-mail communication, and phone engagement. This position coordinates on-campus tours and programs targeted towards prospective students, parents. In addition, the position coordinates the ongoing strategic communications to prospective students, as well as maintains a case management system to report outcomes to the VCCS and the College. The position supports Dual Enrollment and Independent Dual Enrollment students to identify and participate in GCC educational opportunities. Career Advisors offer a one-stop service that facilitates a student from application to enrollment in courses at Germanna. This position works closely with departments across the College and organizations within the community.To be successful in this position one should be able to do the following:Â· Excellent public speaking, written communication, and interpersonal skillsÂ· Ability to travel to area high school to perform dutiesÂ· Ability to work independently and as part of a teamÂ· Ability to problem solve in a fast-paced environment with a diverse student populationÂ· Knowledge of career assessment, career and educational pathway planningÂ· Ability to understand and interpret college policies and academic placement proceduresÂ· Ability to handle confidential informationÂ· Ability to advise and assist students with career and academic decision makingÂ· Ability to effectively collaborate with school personnel, as well as community representatives and employersÂ· Ability to maintain accurate and timely record-keeping and reportingEmployees must be able to work with diverse colleagues, students, and community members; and facilitate a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.This position is open until filled with a first review of applications on May 24, 2022.Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of Germanna Community College. We recognize our responsibility to create, maintain, and nurture an academic and social environment that respects the diversity of people and ideas. We are committed to being an inclusive community that respects all cultures, experiences, and abilities and that prepares individuals to thrive in a global society.An EEO/AA EmployerAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or on the basis of disability. Germanna is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.Germanna is a federal contractor requesting priority referrals of protected veterans for our job opportunities.If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or apply for a job on this site as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting Liz Hunziker by phone at 540-423-9056 or by email [email protected] you would like to see a copy of our Affirmative Action Plan please contact Laurie Bourne by phone at 540-423-9055 or by email [email protected]
Masterâ™s degree in counseling, education or closely related areaExperience in higher education settingExtensive computer experience with familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, and database software toolsExtensive customer service experience with an ability to handle stressful situationsA valid driverâ™s license with the ability to travel throughout service areaExperience working with high school age adolescents
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