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Program Advisor - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science

Virginia Western Community College

Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Type: Full-Time, Part-Time, Permanent, Remote
Posted on: November 15, 2023
Program Advisor - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science
Roanoke , VA
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Job Description
Posting Details
Posting Summary
Working Title
Program Advisor - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science
Role Title
Education Support Spec III
Role Code
Pay Band
Position Number
Virginia Western Community College
Virginia Western Community College (Div)
Work Location
Roanoke (City) - 770
Hiring Range
$41,655 to $67,700
Emergency/Essential Personnel
EEO Category
Full Time or Part Time
Full Time
Does this position have telework options? -Telework options are subject to change based on business needs-
Does this position have a bilingual or multilingual skill requirement or preference?
Work Schedule
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sensitive Position
Job Description
Virginia Western Community College is a two-year public institution of higher education operating under the Virginia Community College System, a statewide system of community colleges. The College operates under the policies established by the State Board for Community Colleges and the Virginia Western Community College Local Advisory Board.
Virginia Western is located on a 70-acre campus in southwest Roanoke, VA. The service region of the College includes Roanoke, Salem, Roanoke County, Craig County, Franklin County, and southern Botetourt County. The College was established in 1966 and has grown from an initial enrollment of 1,352 to its current annual enrollment of over 9,000 students in credit courses and more than 1,400 enrollments in fast-track workforce and continuing education courses.
Virginia Western Community College is accepting applications for a program advisor (Education Support Specialist III ) position with our Student Success & Retention Team with a focus on students pursuing certificates or degrees in technology, engineering, or computer science. The earliest the successful candidate will begin employment will be January 10, 2024.
The program advisor serves returning students as they continue their educational programs after initial enrollment to the college. Duties performed are in accordance with delivery of a team approach for successful student learning outcomes utilizing a progressive advising model. Incumbents fulfill the mission of academic advising, which includes efforts to partner with students to help them define, plan and progress towards their educational goals by fostering independence, facilitating a professional, supportive environment and promoting student development skills. Located within the assigned academic school, the program advisor will serve returning program-placed students with guidance and information relative to course requirements for specific programs, program differentiations, details about guaranteed admissions and articulation agreements with four-year institutions, graduation requirements and processes, and goal-setting for program completion. Establishment and maintenance of close working relationships with teaching faculty and academic deans is essential in serving students and determining the nature and extent of detailed advising offered by faculty advisors. Located in and specific to the assigned academic school, the position is a member of the overall advising team of new student advisors, program advisors and faculty advisors.
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
Excellent interpersonal skills; knowledge of word processing and computer applications; ability to effectively manage information and processes in multiple technology platforms; ability to work well with diverse types of people - supports the strategic goal of encouraging a respectful, nurturing, and caring environment of cultural diversity and equity; excellent oral and written communication skills, particularly listening skills; ability to perform well with or without supervision; demonstrated ability to assess needs and develop goal-oriented action plans; ability to organize and prioritize work to achieve goals and meet deadlines in a change-oriented environment; knowledge of the purpose and mission of the community college; and, knowledge of the academic advising process. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with teaching faculty, program heads and academic deans. Experience, education, and/or training equivalent to a bachelor's degree is required, with a concentration in counseling or student personnel or related field. Professional working experience providing service to a diverse population is required. Experience that exhibits strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks under time pressure.
Additional Considerations
Education, training and/or experience in technology, engineering, and/or computer sciences. Experience using student information systems and student support technologies. Knowledge of VWCC academic programs, curricula, and student services processes. Work experience in advising, admissions, or related field in a higher education setting, preferably, a community college.
Operation of a State Vehicle
Supervises Employees
Required Travel
Posting Detail Information
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Recruitment Type
General Public - G
Number of Vacancies
Position End Date (if temporary) Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Agency Website
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Special Instructions to Applicants
Documents verifying your identity and authorization to work in the United States must be presented upon employment. Only complete, on-line applications will be accepted. Applicants MUST complete all applicable sections of the application in order for online application materials to receive full consideration during the recruitment process.
Submission of online application must also include a resume and cover letter. Transcripts and/or an "other" document, such as a letter of reference or additional transcripts, are optional and may be included as part of the online application process. Incomplete on-line applications will not be accepted. Materials submitted via regular e mail attachment, postal mail, fax, or in person in lieu of the online application will not be considered. All documents must be received by 11:59 pm ( EST ) on the closing date.
This position is being filled competitively. In order for individuals with disabilities to be given preference for this opportunity under the Alternate Hiring Program, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability ( COD ) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services ( OARS ). For veteran preference, or veterans with disabilities, veterans are encouraged to answer veteran status questions on the application and may be required to submit form D0214 to certify a veteran status.
Disabled persons can contact OARS to get their Certificate of Disability by using this link: w.vadars, or by calling OARS at 800- 552- 5019.
Additional Information 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, anEEOemployer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, theVCCSis 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
TheVCCSis anEOEand 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
VCCSuses 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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Job Summary
Virginia Western Community College
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
$41,655 to $67,700
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience