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Northern Virginia Community College
Prince William - 153
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Jun 26, 2021

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Northern VA Community College


NV280-Provost Woodbridge

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Prince William - 153

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Commensurate with Experience

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Full Time

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Counselor will work a regular day time schedule but may be assigned evening and weekend shifts during peak season.

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Job Description:

The security of our students, faculty, and staff is very important at NOVA. Please take a moment to review NOVA’s Annual Security Reports

General Description + Duties/Tasks:
The Campus Counselor will provide general academic, transfer and career counseling to students through individual appointments and walk-in or virtual interactions. Responsibilities include direct interactions, relationship building, case management, program development and leadership in support of students at NOVA who need holistic social, emotional, and academic support. Maintain a student caseload of approximately 300 students. Teach Student Development (SDV) College Success Skills classes, a total of 5 per year with an enrollment of 30-40 students in each section. Design and facilitate workshops for faculty members and students on a variety of topics including academic success, wellness, working with distressed students, career and academic advising, and other topics. In addition to assisting individual students, collaborate with college faculty, staff, and administrators. Respond to students in distress and manage challenging academic cases. Participate on College task forces, pathway councils, leadership committees, and working groups. Manage assignments which relate to programming, direct service delivery to students, and student caseloads regarding advising and outreach for academic life management concerns. Regular work hours are during weekdays with some evening hours, as well as occasional weekend hours. Each counselor will be assigned one or more special areas of focus such as academic success, CARE team, transfer, etc. The counselor will be the lead person on campus for educating students, faculty members and staff on issues related to their specialty roles. Participates in regular professional development as required and/or relevant to the assigned work.

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May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

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Required KSA’s:
•Knowledge of counseling and student development theories and best practices
•Skill in providing academic, personal, transfer, and career counseling to adolescents and adults and an ability to maintain confidentiality
•Ability to provide ongoing support for academic life management and an understanding of case management
•Ability to de-escalate high emotion situations and appropriately involve other college resources and supports
•Understanding of case management
•Ability to promote inclusive counseling sessions and a campus climate respectful of diversity and multiculturalism
•Informed of current equity issues in community colleges
•Ability to utilize interpersonal and problem-solving skills to collaborate and negotiate with students, faculty, staff, parents, members of the community and university representatives
•Knowledge of relevant federal, state, VCCS, and college policies and regulations including the Family Education Rights Privacy Act (FERPA), Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Title IX, and VAWA/SaVE, and Clery legislation
•Ability to understand, disseminate, interpret, and communicate College policies and regulations using approved and accepted processes and practices
•Outstanding oral and written communication skills, to include the development of letters, memos, and course materials and the ability to present to large and small audiences
•Teaching skills
•Ability to design, implement, and evaluate programs
•Ability to collaborate on the development, assessment and reporting of student learning outcomes and other assessment measures
•Ability to conduct responsibilities while demonstrating excellent customer service skills
•Ability to pass criminal background check
•Knowledge of, and skill in, computer usage including Microsoft Office, e-mail, student information systems, Adobe Acrobat Reader, social media and use of the Internet to complete research
•Ability to understand and conceptualize data needs and utilize database systems to generate reports
•Ability to occasionally travel to off-campus work sites such as other campuses, college sites, or local universities
•Ability to work in a fast-paced academic advising environment
•Ability to manage multiple tasks in a timely manner
•Ability to work at least one evening per week and an occasional Saturday during peak registration periods

Minimum Qualifications:
-Master’s degree with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Counseling coursework. Qualifying degrees and coursework must be from a regionally accredited institution.
-Some experience providing academic advising and counseling to college students or prospective college students.
-Experience working with, and making referrals for, adolescents and adults in distress and an awareness of mental health issues commonly facing college students.
-Experience researching a variety of community resources to holistically support students’ or clients’ needs.
-Teaching or workshop facilitation experience.
-Experience working with individuals in the areas of student academic life management or equivalent experience.

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Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree in counseling from a regionally accredited institution; some experience handling client or student case management; 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; experience utilizing PeopleSoft or other student information systems; and familiarity with student success initiatives such as Achieving the Dream. Some experience working with faculty, students, parents, and institutional staff to assure a comprehensive response to students in need of support.

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The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link:

EEO Statement:

The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

ADA Statement:

The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.

E-Verify Statement:

VCCS uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.

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Working at Northern Virginia Community College

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America’s largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through NOVA Online. With over 130 degree, certificate and workforce programs NOVA helps to prepare students to enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year institution. Learn more about Northern Virginia Community College at 

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