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Academic Advisor


Academic Advisor

  • https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/56749
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Germanna Community College

Title: Academic Advisor

Agency: Germanna Community College

Location: Fredericksburg - 630

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Hiring Range: $22.26 - $27.83 per hour

Full Time or Part Time: Part Time

Additional Detail

Job Description:
Germanna Community College is a public, open access institution of higher education in the Virginia Community College System. The College is a dynamic learning organization that serves as a Germanna regional leader and preferred partner where quality learning experiences enable students to participate effectively in the social, economic, political, intellectual, and cultural life of their communities. Germanna Community College is centrally located in Fredericksburg, VA between Washington D.C. and Richmond and between the Blue Ridge mountains and the Chesapeake Bay. Full of history, the area offers a community rich with diversity, the arts, technology, vineyards, hiking, canoeing/kayaking, and many other activities.

Germanna is currently seeking a temporary part-time Academic Advisor (20-25 hours per week) to support its REACH Collaborative grant award and Title III grant award. The REACH Collaborative grant supports Germanna’s activities to build academic pathways for adult learners of color into high demand, high wage occupations. The advisor will work within the Office of Equity Advancement using a caseload management approach and will serve as the point of contact for students supported through this grant. The person hired for this position will provide academic support, maintain program records of interventions and services used to assist students, support students' engagement with other Germanna services like tutoring, financial aid, Germanna Cares and the Career and Transfer Center. The ideal candidate for this position should be enthusiastic about student success, a team player, comfortable talking with adult learners, maintaining student confidentiality, and familiar with supporting tasks with immediate timelines. This part-time wage position is grant funded through June 30, 2023.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist students nearing the completion of their academic or workforce credentials
  • Maintain records of advising sessions and student performance
  • Discuss career and educational goals with students
  • Advise individuals regarding current and future learning and career goals
  • Identify student strengths and weaknesses
  • Refer students to appropriate specialized staff for services such as tutoring, testing, counseling, or financial assistance
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of institutional policies
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor

Employees must be able to work strategically with diverse colleagues, students, and community members with a commitment to diversity as a learning outcome to be culturally respectful, professionally competent, and civically responsible.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of Germanna Community College. We recognize our responsibility to create, maintain, and nurture an academic and social environment that respects the diversity of people and ideas. We are committed to being an inclusive community that respects all cultures, experiences, and abilities and that prepares individuals to thrive in a global society. An EEO/AA Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or on the basis of disability. Germanna is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.
Germanna is a federal contractor requesting priority referrals of protected veterans for our job opportunities.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or apply for a job on this site as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting Johnathan Scheiterle by phone at 540-423-9056 or by email jscheiterle@germanna.edu.

If you would like to see a copy of our Affirmative Action Plan please contact Barbara Hall by phone at 540-834-1067 or by email bhall@germanna.edu.
Minimum Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree or a comparable combination of education and work experience
- Ability to understand and adhere to policies, procedures and resources
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, typing, web browsers
- A desire to help students realize, understand and reach their educational or career goals
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Strong written and oral communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:

- Bilingual (Spanish)
- Knowledge or experience educational management software like Student Information System
- Understanding of academic and workforce programs


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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