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Career Coach (Part-Time)

Blue Ridge Community College

Job Description

Working Title
Career Coach (Part-Time)

Role Title
Education Support Spec III

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Position Number

Blue Ridge Community College

Blue Ridge Community College (Div)

Work Location
Augusta - 015

Hiring Range
$24.00 - $28.00 / hour

Emergency/Essential Personnel

EEO Category

Full Time or Part Time
Part 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
Varies; generally follows individual high schools schedule; other hours as required.

Sensitive Position

Job Description


Founded in 1967, Blue Ridge Community College has served the residents of the central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia for over 50 years. Its comprehensive program of instruction includes associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in occupational/technical and college/university transfer programs. The College also provides non-credit workforce training and special interest classes for individuals, business, and industry.

Part-time position(s) serving as a Blue Ridge Community College advisor for high school students in general and those enrolled in secondary to postsecondary transitional programs. Position(s) will relate career information to postsecondary education and training, help students develop individualized educational career plans, and provide 2/4-year college transfer information and other career options such as military and other post high school options including career and technical schools. Must work effectively with high school faculty, counselors, and transitional program coordinators. Will assist students and their parents in preparing financial aid applications and community college admissions materials. Positions will be located in high schools in the BRCC service region (Augusta, Harrisonburg, Rockingham, Staunton, and Waynesboro). Multiple positions may be filled from this posting.


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
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated ability to develop positive working relationships with students, parents, faculty, staff, business and industry, the general public and education institutions. Experience working in an advisory or counseling capacity, cultural competency, and the ability to work in a fast-paced work environment. Skilled in use of personal computers to input data, produce reports, manage records, track participants, and provide services via online platforms as needed.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelors or Masters degree in Counseling, Education, or a related field; experience in student or career counseling, administrative experience with the financial aid process and student information systems such as PeopleSoft; working knowledge of academic requirements for high school, community colleges, work force and career opportunities. Bilingual in English/Spanish and/or Arabic.

Operation of a State Vehicle

Supervises Employees

Required Travel
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General Public - G

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Position End Date (if temporary)

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Open Until Filled

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Special Instructions to Applicants
In support of the Commonwealths commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link:

Additional Information
Applications ONLY accepted on-line. If interested in either/both full-time or part-time positions, must apply to each individually and separately. Resume and cover letter must be attached to the on-line application. Incomplete on-line applications or other materials submitted via e-mail, postal mail, fax, or in-person will not be considered.

Approximately 22 hours/week during the public school year from August – June. No Benefits. $24.00-$28.00 per hour. The selected candidate(s) will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment. BRCC is an equal opportunity employer and auxiliary aids & services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For additional assistance call (540) 453-2371 (VA Relay, 7-1-1). Closing Date: 03/19/23.

Background Check Statement Disclaimer

The selected candidates 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 Commonwealths 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.

E-Verify Statement

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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