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VCAC Assistant Director Candidates - Application [edit_node]

Saturday, May 6, 2017

VCAC Assistant Director

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Overview:

The University of Virginia launched the Virginia College Advising Corps in fall 2005 to address the widening gap in college access for low income, first generation, and under-represented groups. The Corps places recent UVA and UVA Wise graduates in high schools throughout the Commonwealth to work alongside counselors and other college access organizations. Our goal is to encourage and assist high school students with college applications, financial aid, scholarship searches, and making the transition to post-secondary education.
Virginia College Advising Corps is a joint venture of The University of Virginia and the College Advising Corps, and is an AmeriCorps program.

Responsibilities:

  1. College Adviser Supervision
    • Identify, recruit, hire, train, and evaluate advisers
    • Actively engage with the undergraduate student community at UVA visit student organizations and classrooms to make presentations on behalf of VCAC
    • Oversee 3-round interview process each year for the College Adviser position
    • Lead planning and implementation of 4 week summer training and ongoing in-service training
    • Assist each adviser in the development of site-specific work plans and service deliverables
    • Visit advisers in their high schools to offer advice and counsel, and troubleshoot concerns as necessary
    • Design and implement tools to assess advisers’ effectiveness and encourage professional development
    • Provide a written performance evaluation to each adviser at mid-year and year-end points
    • Communicate regularly with advisers, provide on-going feedback regarding performance measures and data collection, remain up to date on site-specific issues, offer appropriate levels of challenge and support
  2. Evaluation and Assessment
    • Evaluate performance of program through regular visits to high schools as well as develop and oversee a formal review process that includes input from partner high school staff and key stakeholders
    • Regularly evaluate program efforts against objectives to assess effectiveness; make recommendations for enhancements as appropriate
    • Keep current on Virginia Department of Education data, National Student Clearinghouse data, SCHEV data, and other relevant sources related to partner schools and VCAC program
  3. Management of relationships with partner high schools and school districts
    • Successfully execute Memoranda of Understanding with each partner high school
    • Work with school partners’ site supervisors and administrators to create a collaborative environment and resolve issues should they arise
    • Initiate regular contacts with and routinely seek feedback from high school counselors, teachers and administrators
    • Initiate and facilitate meetings to create regular opportunities for high school counselors, principals and key administrators to discuss and review the program
  4. Site Supervisors and Partner Sites
    • Conduct at least 2 site visits per year to each partner school, and meet with Site Supervisors in person on each visit
    • Plan and implement Site Supervisor training day during summer training
    • Regularly discuss site specific issues with each supervisor, maintaining good communication between the supervisor and College Adviser
  5. Alumni Relations
    • Communicate on a regular basis with VCAC alumni via email newsletters and other means as appropriate
    • Create opportunities for alumni involvement
    • Maintain alumni listserv and send relevant content
    • Hold one alumni event per year at UVA on either Homecoming weekend or Reunions weekend

Finals Weekend[edit_node]

Friday, May 19, 2017 to Sunday, May 21, 2017