College Readiness Counselor

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Job Title College Readiness Counselor Department College Pathway Initiatives- Posting Number 02860P Location Annandale, VA: 22003 Full or Part Time Part-Time Position End Date (if temporary) Required Travel Relocation Covered Salary Range $30.00/hr Position Summary Information

Basic Function

NOVA’s Pathway Connection program is a companion/feeder to the college’s Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program that provides structured support to students in grades K-12 who demonstrate academic and/or navigational barriers that negatively impact college readiness skills, and community-based college access outreach to underserved populations across Northern Virginia.

Duties and Responsibilities

The College Readiness counselor will provide ongoing support to selected participants on-site at area high schools in Fairfax & Arlington County to improve college readiness skills through an intrusive, case management approach, and engage in college access outreach at pre K-12, early childhood centers and community partner locations. Counseling is conducted using a one-stop, case management format, with timely data tracking and reporting required. Facilitate student and parent workshops on college/career readiness topics, including college financial planning, college placement exam preparation, and student success skills. Support outreach, dual generational & parent programming, including summer programs and college trips & fairs. Collaborate regularly with middle & high schools, college faculty, staff, and administrators to create a seamless support network for participating students. Assist with event planning, program evaluation and participate in campus/college committees and special projects. Position requires 29 hour/week schedule September through mid-June, with option for reduced schedule from late-June through mid-August.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree in counseling or related field. Must pass college and school system criminal background checks and provide a negative TB test result taken within the last 24 months.

Preferred Qualifications

Two years full-time experience or its equivalent as a community college or high school counselor. Experience in college readiness, academic planning and career counseling and teaching. Fluent in a foreign language commonly spoken in the Northern Virginia metro area.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of counseling theory, particularly human development, career development and multicultural counseling theory; skill in providing academic, career, and personal counseling to adolescents and youth; skill in conducting outreach to various populations across a large geographic region; skill in effective course instruction, including classroom management, organization and development of course content and multi-modal instructional techniques; skill in written communication, including the development of letters, memos, presentations, and course materials; skill in oral communication, including large and small group presentations and class lectures; skill in case management, including tracking of student caseload and the collection and reporting of data; knowledge of and skill in computer usage, including Microsoft Office, e-mail, PeopleSoft Student Information System, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and use of the internet to complete research; ability to work primarily at off-site locations and travel regularly to various on- and off-campus worksites (including public schools and other NOVA Campuses); ability to collaborate effectively with high school and college personnel, including administrators, counselors, and staff; ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a diverse student population; ability to work occasional evenings and weekend hours

Operation of a State Vehicle Occasional Posting Detail Information

Open Date 10/12/2018 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Background Check Statement

The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of an extensive criminal background
investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of
education, credit checks (relevant to employment), and other checks requested by the VCCS and NOVA such as
I-9 and E-Verify requirements. Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s
Statement of Economic Interest.

Additional Information Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master’s degree in student development, counseling, higher education or related field or a combination of experience and academic qualifications?"
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have proficiency in any foreign language(s)?
    • yes
    • No
  3. * If you answered Question #2, "yes", please list the foreign languages that you can proficiently use:

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your knowledge of basic computer software programs like Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, Adobe Acrobat.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please briefly describe why you are interested in this job.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Are you available to work occasional weekends and evening hours?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * I understand that only information provided at the time of the application submission will be considered whendetermining my qualifications and only responses to Supplemental Questions that can be verified in my application and resume will be credited.
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts




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Posted: 12/5/2018
Application Due: 5/15/2019
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