Posting Summary: The Virginia College Advising Corps seeks an Assistant Director to support and further our mission of enhancing college access for low-income, underrepresented, and first generation students. Specifically, the Assistant Director will recruit, hire, and supervise College Advisers, oversee their high school placement sites, maintain good communication with each partner school district, plan and implement summer and monthly training for College Advisers and Site Supervisors, lead the VCAC presence on social media, and utilize data in decision-making.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Masters degree from an accredited institution.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Work or volunteer experience working with underserved populations.
Work experience in secondary and/or post-secondary educational institutions.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Experience in the field of college access and success.
Supervision of direct reports.
Experience overseeing a candidate recruitment and hiring process.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Communication skills, including the ability to present ideas clearly and effectively in written and verbal form; capacity to convey information to both individuals and groups.
Understanding of the Virginia College Advising Corps program and mission. Ability to demonstrate and explain this knowledge in written and verbal form to a wide array of audiences.
Ability to compile, assimilate, and organize both printed and electronic information (including website and social media). Ability to apply knowledge to data collection, storage, organization, manipulation and/or analysis of data.
Comfortable use of MS Office applications and other relevant software systems to meet the program's needs.
Ability to identify and understand issues, problems, and opportunities; use effective approaches for choosing the appropriate course of action or developing appropriate solutions.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough understanding of the needs of low-income, underrepresented, and first generation students as they transition from secondary to post-secondary education.
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Suite
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.