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 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 Community College is seeking a full time Workforce Enrollment Advisor who serves as the primary point of contact for prospective students interested in Workforce (non-credit) programs. This position is responsible for ensuring students are seamlessly guided through the onboarding process and will serve as the primary liaison for Career & Technical Education programs This position will develop and plan outreach efforts, including information sessions, recruitment activities, pathway programming, and services for students interested in non-credit programs, short term credentials, and apprenticeship opportunities. In addition, this position will support the Germanna Scholars program through onsite advising and presence. The Advisor will manage a communication and outreach plan. The Advisor will serve as the liaison between students and all other functional enrollment areas to ensure students are appropriately advised and onboarded, to include advisement on financial assistance and funding opportunities. The Advisor will provide excellent customer service by answering inquiries from the public regarding services and programs offered by the college with a focus on Workforce Development and provide advisement on pathways to stackable credentials. This position assists new and current students with accessing Workforce and academic support services, as well as student information tools and platforms. This position is also responsible for tracking, analyzing and reporting data to committees and leadership, to include Workforce Leadership.
Identify and conduct outreach to targeted populations through industry, community organizations or services, and community events. Work with Workforce staff to identify leads
Plan and implement on-campus outreach and recruitment activities, information sessions, School Counselor events, campus tours, Open House, etc. by working closely with the Marketing and Recruiting department staff
Track, analyze, and report out data to committees and leadership (to include Workforce leadership). Use this data to make data driven decisions
Build a relationship with the CTE center through outreach activities and arrange tours for prospective students enrolled in CTE
Serve as liaison to the CTE programs in our service region
Serve as the main point of contact in Student Services for Workforce programs. Determine the process for transitioning students from interest to enrollment
Ensure that students understand and are assisted through the process of requesting funding (Fantic, FastForward, FAFSA, REV, G3, etc.)
Work closely with the offices of Workforce Development, Financial Aid, Student Development, Testing, as well as the Academic Divisions to ensure a seamless enrollment process and that information disseminated is up to date
Maintain contact with students receiving funding to ensure that they are completing credentials and certifications
Follow-up with all inquiries and track communications, gather and analyze data for reporting purposes
Germanna Scholars (GS) case management, Navigate reporting, and referrals to other support services including ACE, Disability Services, Career and Transfer, Care Team and Counseling when appropriate
Provide high quality online, group, and face to face academic support services and advising to GS students, including education regarding goal setting, time management and organizational skills, study skills, self-advocacy skills, and assistance with task analysis.
Work with Assistant Dean of Student Development and Retention Specialist to respond to Early Alerts received from instructors on GS students
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 Employer
Bachelor's degree or the equivalent education/experience
Experience in higher education setting
Extensive computer experience in word processing, spreadsheet, and database software tools
The ability to work independently and effectively under pressure
Extensive customer service experience with an ability to handle stressful situations
Excellent organization and prioritization skills
Excellent public speaking, written communication, and interpersonal skills
Internal Number: 34118
About Germanna Community College
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.