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 currently seeking an Academic Advisor for Equity Advancement as part of its Title III: Strengthening Institutions program. The primary purpose of this position is to provide academic and advising support to underrepresented minority and low-income students, using a case management approach. In addition to providing comprehensive academic advising services for Germanna students, the Academic Advisor for Equity Advancement serves as an advocate promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion across the College and throughout the campus community. This Advisor will promote academic achievement and expand non-academic resource availability. This position will work closely with students through their academic journeys, be proactive in supporting studentsâ™ needs and assisting with academic interventions when necessary. Ideal candidates are passionate about increasing student performance, retention and success; appreciate the role diversity and identity plays in achieving learning outcomes; and value inclusivity in all advising interactions among students, faculty and staff. This classified full-time position with benefits is grant funded and supported through September 30, 2026.Major Duties and Responsibilities:Â· Serve in an advising capacity and support to discuss career, educational and future learning goals with studentsÂ· Facilitate a collaborative space that supports students from underrepresented and marginalized communitiesÂ· Maintain records of advising sessions and student performance, and providing academic-related support servicesÂ· Provide confidential advisory support for students and serve as liaison between students and College resources that support learning equity such as counselors or tutorsÂ· Collaborate with Care Team and Counseling Services to identify and implement intervention strategies for at-risk student populations including use of a student early alert software program for case load managementÂ· Provide student support and academic advising for students in the Gladys P. Todd Academy (GPTA) and Germanna ScholarsÂ· Assist with co-curricular programming such as Spring and Fall Welcome Day programs, academic advising and recruitment programming, and equity advancement programming as neededÂ· Demonstrate a strong understanding of institutional policies particularly related to student enrollment, retention, and completionÂ· Support the goals, activities, and objectives of the GCCâ™s Title III Strengthening Institution program grantEmployees must be able to work strategically with diverse colleagues, students, and community members with a commitment to diversity as a learning outcome to be culturally respectful, professionally competent, and civically responsible.This is a full-time restricted position with full state benefits that will continue until September 30, 2026.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 employerGermanna 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]
Â· Bachelor's degree or equivalent in related field or related experience, minimum of three (3) years of experience working with college students from different cultural heritages and identitiesÂ· Experience offering academic and career guidance to students, thereby helping them choose a career path.Â· Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion including demonstrated experience developing and managing recruitment and/or retention-based programs for historically underrepresented and marginalized studentsÂ· Training in advising and related student services for undergraduates in all majors in the College and experience with identifying educational challenges and barriers faced by historically underrepresented and marginalized studentsÂ· Experience coordinating advising and programs supporting student retention, including proactive outreach and support to targeted student populations who do not meet established benchmarks or are considered academically at-risk.Â· Knowledge of retention strategies and data-driven methods of identifying students who may be at risk of not continuing their education.Â· Ability to plan, develop, coordinate, supervise, and organize programs, activities, and groups.
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.