The Student Resources and Career Services Advisor will assist College leadership with development and implementation of the College's holistic student support efforts. The Advisor will work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and external agencies to identify, design, and implement best practices and appropriate interventions to support students' non-academic needs to enhance their success in college. Additionally, the Advisor will work collaboratively with faculty and staff to provide various career services for students. The Student Resources and Career Services Advisor will report to the Student Success Coordinator with responsibility for managing and expanding the Collegeâ™s holistic student support and career services efforts. • Expand existing support services by developing and implementing new interventions, with a special focus on helping students overcome non-academic barriers, including but not limited to the following: o Food insecurity o Housing insecurity o Childcare o Transportation o SNAP benefits o Medical insurance o Mental health and substance abuse referrals o Access to computers, internet, Wi-Fi, and other technology supports • Work collaboratively with community agencies to identify, design, and implement best practices and appropriate interventions to support studentsâ™ success in college. • Maintain a student resources webpage and community resources document that provide details about the available support services. • Work collaboratively with faculty and staff to identify gaps in support services and to promote available support services to students and the campus community. • Provide leadership for the Collegeâ™s food pantries to include expansion of available food options. • Supervise the part-time, RVHI grant-funded Student Resources Specialist position. • Continually monitor and track usage of support services and their impact on studentsâ™ success throughout their college journey. • Work collaboratively with Institutional Research to analyze and improve effectiveness of support services and intervention strategies. • Work collaboratively with faculty and staff to expand existing career services, including but not limited to the following: o Career exploration and interest inventories o Resume workshops o Job interviewing skills • Maintain a student caseload for academic advising and intentional engagement purposes. • Teach SDV 100, as needed. • Other duties as assigned.
•Master's degree from a regionally accredited university. •Understanding of and commitment to community college philosophy. •Demonstrated caseload management skills. •Understanding of available community resources and a demonstrated ability to assist individuals in accessing needed supports. •Experience working with community service organizations and/or government assistance programs. •Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students to engage and provide support to students. •Demonstrated ability to facilitate career advising and services. •Demonstrated effective leadership skills. •Demonstrated effective problem-solving and strategic planning skills. •Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in various forms and strong presentation and facilitation skills.
Internal Number: 26540
About New River Community 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.