Thank you for considering employment with Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC). We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that enhances our status as a recognized Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education for 12 years! With the goal of ensuring the equal educational opportunity for all students, SVCC embraces diversity among our students, faculty, staff and the communities we serve as an integral part of our history, a recognition of the complexity of our present state and a call to action for a better future.SVCC is located in a rural setting of rolling hills, pine and hardwood forests, and farmland. There is easy access to nearby metropolitan Richmond, Virginia, the stateâ™s capital, as well as Raleigh, North Carolina, and Lynchburg, Virginia. The area is famous for its two lakes, Gaston and Kerr, and a multitude of state and national parks which offer recreational opportunities such as fishing, boating, skiing, jet-skiing, hiking, horseback riding, picnics, and relaxation. The area also offers sports arenas for baseball, softball, soccer and beautiful golf courses. There are cultural activities including various theaters and arts councils offering concerts, plays, and live entertainment, and there are many local festivals held throughout the year.SVCC is seeking qualified candidates for our Student Success Counselor position.The Student Success Counselor provides learning-centered academic advising and case management to assist students through a guided pathway experience that aligns with their life and career goals. The Student Success Counselor directly supports the Enrollment Management & Student Success Division by developing and implementing retention and engagement strategies to address academic persistence, completion, and job placement. The Student Success Counselor reports directly to the Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Success and performs, or causes to be performed, the following functions:Utilizes developmental, strength-based and learning-centered approaches to provide comprehensive, responsive, proactive advising to designated caseloads of students.Assists students in developing and navigating a guided pathway to completion and employment to include understanding the various academic transfer and professional/technical programs and degrees/diplomas certificates options the college offers.Assists students with creating comprehensive customized educational plans to ensure their success; monitors academic performance of assigned caseloads, and guides students to successful completion of their graduation requirements.Assists students on academic warning, probation and suspension in identifying and understanding problems or concerns that affect academic achievement; provides appropriate interventions and supports achievement of academic success by referring students to institutional and/or community resources as appropriate.Collaborates with faculty to identify students who need special assistance and to initiate remedial solutions.Utilizes early alert technologies and strategies for outreach, communication, and tracking student academic progress.Engages in routine analysis through the review and disaggregation of data to identify opportunities to remove student barriers and enhance a sense of belonging and success of students from traditionally marginalized populations.Develops success programming to enhance student equity, retention, progression, and completion, including developing and delivering targeted workshops, career development inventories, and seminars on student success strategies.Participates in the development and implementation of new student orientation.Engages in professional development activities, including but not limited to the enhancement of cultural competency and continuous training on areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion; memberships in professional organizations; and staying abreast of current academic advising approaches and student development resources.Actively participates in planning and decision-making for student success initiatives.Provides counseling to students both on or off-campus in developing more adaptive and constructive behavior patterns, learning decision making skills and assisting in the setting and attaining of personal, educational and vocational goals.Provides input to the development of policies and procedures which may affect students.Assists with targeted student recruitment initiatives as designated by the Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Success.Provides information on local, state and federal job opportunities.Assists students with implementing career development strategies and connections to job placement.Teaches sections of the student success course, SDV, as directed and approved by the Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Success.Serves on college committees as assigned by the Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Success.Serves as a NJCAA Student Athlete Compliance Officer, as designated by the Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Success.Serves as a Student Judicial Officer, as designated by the Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Success.Serves as a liaison/mentor to SVCC clubs/organizations as designated by the Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Success.Performs other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Success.
Masterâ™s Degree in Education, Counseling, Human Services, Psychology, or any equivalent combination of education and experienceExperience working in higher educationGeneral knowledge of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other applicable laws pertaining to educationRecent. professional experience with Microsoft Office and Google ApplicationsDemonstrated organization, analytical, assessment, and planning abilitiesAbility to handle confidential information, use professional discretion, and exercise ethical conductDemonstrated abilities to handle student conduct complaints and issues with tact, timeliness, and appropriate follow-through (documentation)Ability to work collaboratively across diverse operational areas and campus locationsAbility to communicate effectively with a diverse workforce, student population, and individuals with disabilitiesAbility to take initiative and set priorities independentlyAbility to effectively present information to large audiences and small groupsAbility to implement case management advising and tracking strategies with targeted student populations (i.e. athletes, warning/probation, ALICE, Great Expectations)Ability to work in a team environmentExcellent written and verbal communication skillsAbility to work a flexible scheduleAbility to accommodate change and innovation
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.