Danville Community College developed from two institutions, Danville Technical Institute and the Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute opened in 1936 as Danville Textile School, becoming Danville Technical Institute just after World War II. The Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute first began as an engineering division in 1946, and was later expanded to include the first two years of course work for all engineering, business administration, liberal arts, and science majors. Beginning in the summer of 1966, all programs taught by Danville Technical Institute were brought under the Virginia Department of Community Colleges. Effective July 1, 1968, the Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute merged with the existing community college providing the comprehensive programs now offered.Responsibilities:Assist potential students from the point of inquiry to credential completionAssist with college application processConnect students to financial aid resources through the FAFSA and/or FANTIC application and to scholarship opportunities through the collegeâ™s foundationDiscuss career and educational goals and available pathways with students, including traditional academic degree programs, transfer programs and short-term workforce credential opportunities.Assist student with using Navigate to develop and document academic and career plans o Ensure the student successfully completes the enrollment process, including course registration o Understanding of institutional policies, procedures, and resources.A desire to help students in their academic journey, from enrollment to graduation.Discussing career and educational goals with students.Aiding in the course selection process to ensure progress towards student goals.Displaying an interest in student development. o Identifying student strengths and weaknesses.Maintaining updated reports on student progress. o Intervening if behavioral or academic abnormalities occur.Connecting students with resources, such as tutoring, library resources etc.Demonstrate a strong understanding of institutional policies. Support students through their academic and/or workforce-credentialing journeyOrient students to resources available through the college (food pantry, transportation, etc.)Provide proactive academic advising and career counselingGuide students to tutoring and other academic supports as neededAssist students with barriers that may affect success/retentionRespond to early alerts in Navigate and provide interventions as appropriate, in consultation with faculty membersProvide follow up to ensure students meet benchmarks on pathway to completing credentials or degreesUtilize technology and other resources to connect with studentsUtilize Navigate to manage communication campaigns with students, including outreach to potential students as neededDocument interactions with students through Navigateâ™s case management systemsManage and respond to Navigateâ™s early alert interventionsAssist students in learning to utilize important registration and advising technologyContribute to the success of student services teamAccurately account for all inquiries and admissions activityEnsure that all necessary documents and forms are completed accurately and in a timely mannerKeep all required reports current and accurateWork collaboratively with college faculty and staff in support of student successAttend all required department meetings and training sessions
Bachelorâ™s degree in related fieldExcellent customer service skills, including the ability to effectively follow up and follow throughWork experience in an educational settingEffective oral and written communication skillsProficient in use of technology, including Microsoft OfficeDemonstrated ability to work effectively both independently as well as part of a teamStrong interpersonal skills to help engage, provide support to, and motivate studentsExcellent organizational skills
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.