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.
The Career Coach will be based in Alleghany High School and is responsible for helping high school students define their career aspirations and identifying community college programs and/or training to meet those aspirations and achieve their educational goals. Responsibilities Include:
Career/Academic counseling to high school students
Counsel high school students enrolled in secondary programs and other transitional programs about DSLCC Career Pathways, especially in O/T areas.
Assist high school students and their parents in filing the FAFSA, DSLCC applications, as well as other items related to the college orientation/onboarding process.
Assist in the coordination and participate in Dabney Day, which is held on the DSLCC Main Campus each fall.
Assist high school students with taking the VPT, interpretation of Multiple Measures placement, and onboarding through EAB Navigate.
Attend applicable state-wide meetings and professional development opportunities related to career and transition services.
Assist students with exploring career options and interests using tools such as the Virginia Wizard, EAB Navigate, Career Coach, etc.
Conduct resume workshops and schedule mock interviews for students.
Will assist with college events such as New Student Orientation, Graduation, recruitment, outreach activities, and other college-wide events as needed.
Will assist with other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
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.