Assistant Director, The Virginia College Advising Corps.

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-03-29
Req: R0023150

The University of Virginia seeks an assistant director to The Virginia College Advising Corps. The Virginia College Advising Corps (VCAC) works to increase the number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented high school students who enter and complete higher education. Learn more about VCAC here:

VCAC is deeply committed to equity and inclusion and considers diversity to be a key part of our excellence. We seek applicants whose work experience and/or community involvement has prepared them to thrive in such an environment. We encourage applicants from historically underrepresented groups including racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+, veterans, and people with disabilities.

The assistant director is responsible for supervising and developing a cohort of near-peer college advisers, as well as fostering and maintaining strong relationships with partner school divisions. Supervision will include working with advisers and site partners to set yearly goals, develop specific plans, and ensure student-centered deliverables. With advisers and site partners, frequent communication via virtual meetings, site visits, and written electronic formats is paramount.

As a team, assistant directors lead and implement key functional areas critical to the VCAC model, including college adviser recruitment, selection, training, and professional development. VCAC is a data-driven organization continuously seeking improvement towards attaining program goals. Data collection and analyzation will be embedded in all processes.

In collaboration with the executive director, the assistant director will establish and implement VCAC policies, develop innovative programs, initiatives, and communication efforts, and set direction and priorities for each program year.

A qualified candidate must have an advanced degree with at least four years of relevant experience.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following competencies and attributes:

  • Passion for college access and the VCAC mission

  • Knowledge and experience working with under-represented youth on college access and attainment topics

  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects with moving pieces and multiple stakeholders, to meet final project deadlines, and to independently execute with excellence

  • Outstanding organizational and prioritizing skills; attention to detail; analytical and abstract reasoning skills

  • Flexible and adaptable

  • Mature, proactive, diplomatic problem-solver and collaborator

  • Exceptional communication (written and oral), interpersonal, and presentation skills

  • Unquestionable personal code of ethics, integrity, and ability to build trust

  • Demonstrated comfort working independently with remote partners and teammates

This position will remain open until filled, with a target start date in June or July 2021. Review of applications begins April 15th. This is a Exempt level, benefited position. This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance. Anticipated Hiring Range: $45,000 - $57,000 commensurate with education, experience, and demonstrated past performance. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter at

Please apply through Workday, and search for “assistant director". Complete an application online and attach a cover letter and CV/resume all into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 3/31/2021
Application Due: 6/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time