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Job TitleCounselorDepartmentStudent Services-CounselingPosting Number03284PLocationAnnandale, VA: 22003Full or Part TimeFull TimePosition End Date (if temporary)Required TravelRelocation CoveredSalary Range Position Summary Information

Basic Function

A general description of this position includes the following:
Provides general academic, transfer, and career counseling to students through individual appointments and walk-in hours. Teaches College Success Skills courses and facilitates workshops for faculty members on a variety of topics, including career and academic advising, and working with distressed students.
Collaborates with college faculty, staff, and administrators in addition to assisting students.
Responds to students in distress, manages challenging academic cases, participates in and facilitates training on academic, transfer and career counseling practices.
Serves as a co-chair of the Annandale CARE team and liaises with the Office of Veteran Services to update staff on specific topics which impact student veterans.
Participates in campus or college committees and special projects.
Occasional work during evening and weekend hours, including but not limited to one weekday evening per week and Saturdays at the beginning of each semester.

Duties and Responsibilities

Maintain assigned walk-in hours 12-20 a week. Maintain appointment schedule to manage student concerns which require an appointment-based conversation. Manage administrative assignments which relate to programming, direct service delivery to students, and student caseloads with regard to student advising and outreach for academic life management concerns. Teach two sections of SDV 100 -College Success Skills each spring and fall and teach one section in the summer. This is a one credit course.
Participate on College task forces, leadership committees, and working groups.
Fully participate as a staff member in the Counseling, Career and Transfer Center team of professionals. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in counseling or a master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in counseling coursework. Experience providing academic advising and counseling to college students or prospective college students. Experience working with adolescents and adults in distress and awareness of mental health issues and appropriate referrals. Ability to de-escalate high emotion situations and appropriately involve other college resources and supports. Teaching or workshop facilitation experience. Experience with students/persons in the areas of student academic life management and mental health referral, support or management. Understanding of case management.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience providing multidisciplinary advising and counseling in a higher education setting, experience teaching college success courses, bilingual with proficiency in a foreign language frequently spoken in Northern Virginia households, and familiarity with student success initiatives, including Achieving the Dream. Understanding of or interest in acquiring knowledge regarding specific needs of student veterans.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of counseling theories. Skill in providing academic, career, transfer, and personal counseling to adolescents and adults. 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. Knowledge of and skill in computer usage, including Microsoft Office, e-mail, student information systems, Adobe Acrobat Reader and use of the Internet to complete research. Ability to occasionally travel to off-campus work sites such as other campuses, college sites, or four-year colleges and universities. Ability to collaborate effectively with personnel from NOVA and four-year colleges and universities. Knowledge of how to conduct research on the transfer requirements of four-year colleges and universities. Ability to work in a fast-paced academic advising environment. Ability to manage multiple tasks in a timely manner. Ability to work cooperatively with students, faculty, staff, and parents. Skill in working with diverse populations, including international students new to the United States. Ability to design, implement, and assess programs. Must work at least one evening per week and an occasional Saturday during peak registration periods.

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Open Date06/21/2019Close Date07/22/2019Open Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsBackground 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 InformationSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master’s degree in counseling or a master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in counseling coursework?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have teaching experience or experience as a workshop facilitator?
    • No
    • Yes
  3. * This position requires work four days a week 8:30-5 PM and one evening a week 11-7:30, as well as an occasional Saturday during peak registration. Are you willing to work the schedule as posted?
    • No
    • Yes
  4. * Please describe an experience you may have had with post-secondary transitions, academic advising, career and transfer planning, crisis intervention, and serving underrepresented student populations.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your approach to working with students in crisis or who are otherwise experiencing short term or long term emotional angst.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please tell us about your experience working with a culturally and racially diverse population.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * I understand that only information provided at the time of the application submission will be considered when determining my qualifications and only responses to Supplemental Questions that can be verified in my application and resume will be credited.
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Unofficial Transcript 2
  3. Unofficial Transcript 3




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Posted: 7/17/2019
Application Due: 7/22/2019
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