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Career Coach

Northern Virginia Community College
Alexandria - 510

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Education Support Spec III

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Career Coach

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Northern VA Community College


NV280-Provost Alexandria

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Alexandria - 510

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Part Time

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Will work within the Justice High School operating hours primarily in the day and afternoon with the possibility of occasional evening hours for related programs for students and parents.

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Job Description:

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the second largest community college in the United States and the largest public educational institution in Virginia. NOVA has more than 71,000 students and 2,600 faculty and staff members. As one of the most internationally diverse colleges in the United States, with a student body consisting of individuals from more than 180 countries, NOVA is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable Virginia by fostering excellence in higher education. As an Achieving the Dream “Leader College,” NOVA is committed to the principles of access, opportunity, student success, and excellence by meeting the educational and training needs of the region and its people with excellent and affordable courses and programs, offered by an inspired and committed diverse faculty and support staff. With six unique locations throughout our region, each conveniently located within 40 miles of Washington D.C, we have Northern Virginia covered. NOVA’s Alexandria Campus is located seven miles from the nation’s capital, just across the Potomac River from Washington DC; the Annandale Campus, with its urban feel and suburban appeal, is ranked as the most diverse in Virginia and boasts a thriving Koreatown; the Loudoun Campus is located in a comfortable suburb steeped in colonial history; the Manassas Campus is located next to Manassas Battlefield Park, site of the first major battle of the Civil War; the Woodbridge Campus is home to municipal parks, state parks, and national wildlife refuges; and the Medical Education Campus, located in Springfield, is a uniquely specialized campus that stands apart from what most community colleges can offer, with the area boasting an abundance of hiking and biking trails, and parks with nature and wildlife areas. NOVA offers an opportunity to make a difference with outstanding career opportunities and competitive total rewards benefits, including a comprehensive health and dental insurance program, generous paid leave, deferred compensation plans, paid parental leave, state employee discounts, and a solid and secure retirement system. NOVA embraces opportunities to create a college community that is a welcoming and inclusive place to learn and work. We do this by fostering a sense of belonging and ensuring equity while maintaining an open, civil, and safe environment for our students, faculty, staff, and guests. In so doing, NOVA fulfills its mission to offer world-class teaching and learning to the Commonwealth of Virginia. 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: This administrative and programmatic position works closely with NOVA’s Student Success Division and Fairfax County Public Schools in support of improving post-secondary outcomes for primarily English Language Learner (ELL) students enrolled at Justice High School, in Fairfax County. The employee will report to the Alexandria Campus Dean of Student Success. Duties and Tasks: The primary focus of this position is to assist students in the target population to develop individualized career plans and how to utilize postsecondary education resources (including Dual Enrollment, community college, industry certifications, etc.).
The Career Coach will identify career, academic and personal needs of the student and make referrals as needed to resource in the high school, college, and/or community. This position will provide wrap around services, case management and follow-up for each student, as needed; will work collaboratively with a diverse team in the high school and college to promote career programming that is geared toward career goals (i.e., career credential, increased employability, degree attainment, transfer to 4-year, etc.).In addition, the career coach will establish systematic program interventions aimed at goal achievement and prepare grant required reports adhering to designated deadlines.
The Career Coach will provide career assessments and guide students with career development (exploring careers and making decisions) and preparation for employment; engage in individual and small student group sessions; promote career programming; interact with faculty and others (on and off campus) to ensure that students have access to needed resources and support that will lead to goal achievement.
Occasional evening or weekend hours may be needed depending on related activities within the high school for students and parents or at the NOVA Alexandria Campus.

Special Assignments:

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.

KSA's/Required Qualifications:

Knowledge: counseling principles, techniques and procedures; career counseling and college student development; understanding of college student behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality interests, learning and motivation; behavioral and affective disorders; principles and processes for service excellence; planning and administrative management.

Skills and Abilities: Active Listening; Speaking; Reading Comprehension; Social Perceptiveness; Critical Thinking; Writing; Judgment and Decision Making; Active Learning; Complex Problem Solving; Service Orientation; Interpersonal Skills; Academic & Career Planning; Work with Various Stakeholders; Public Speaking (with individuals and groups); English Language (Proficient)-Speaking, Reading and Writing; Computer Literacy-MS Office (Intermediate Level), Social Media and GoogleMinimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as counseling, human resources, social services, social sciences or education.
Experience with career advising, coaching or counseling with high school students, college students, government or community organizations.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Counseling, College Student Personnel, Human Resources or Education. Graduate credits in Career Development or Career Counseling.
Some years experience providing career advising, coaching or counseling in a high school or higher education setting; bilingual with proficiency in a foreign language frequently spoken in Northern Virginia households; experience utilizing PeopleSoft or other student information systems; experience working with faculty, students, parents and institutional staff.

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May Require traveling between campuses.

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Background Check Statement Disclaimer:

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.

Governor's Mandate Message:

Executive Order #18. Newly hired, including employees transferring from other state agencies, will be required to provide their vaccination status prior to starting a position or at the latest by their position start date. Additional details regarding how to request an accommodation, required weekly Covid-19 testing, and mask requirements will be provided by Human Resources for newly hired or transferred employees who are unvaccinated.

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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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