Employment Opportunities


J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College is the third largest community college in Virginia and offers a variety of academic programs and services to the residents of the City of Richmond and five nearby counties. Annually, our three campuses serve approximately 14,000 credit students and provide training for 6,500 students through the Community College Workforce Alliance. During our 47-year history we have educated more than 350,000 people in the Richmond area and 1 in 4 local working adults has attended Reynolds. Additional information is available at the College’s Website: Reynolds is seeking applicants who share in its commitment to students and teamwork. The College supports a culture of life-long learning, celebrating its diversity, and recruiting and retaining star quality employees.

The Associate Dean of Advising Services is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and forward-thinking higher education professional to join an award-winning college in a highly collaborative environment that encourages creativity and innovation, and is committed to student success and equitable outcomes for all.

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT:  Full-time twelve-month professional faculty-ranked appointment. Salary range:  $62,270 - $126,288. Approximate maximum hiring salary:  $67,000. Salary commensurate with the education and experience of the applicant. 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Master’s degree in counseling or a related field required. 

Considerable and comprehensive knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques in counseling or a related field.  Considerable knowledge of college-level academic advising, student retention strategies, and barriers to graduation. Knowledge of career and transfer programs, and accommodative services for students.  Knowledge of student development/college orientation programs. Demonstrated ability to lead and direct advising services programs and services, utilizing effective organization and prioritization skills. Demonstrated ability to interact with internal and external constituencies employing effective skills in communication and presentation in order to integrate and align student advising needs with college services.   Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic planning initiatives; and conduct evaluations and assessments of advising services programs.  Demonstrated skill in supervising and directing the work of professional and paraprofessional staff.  Demonstrated ability to work with faculty, staff, and students of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientation, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.  Demonstrated ability to use a personal computer and current software programs.  Effective verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills required.  The selected candidate will be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest, and must successfully pass the college’s pre-employment security screening.

QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:  Doctorate or advanced graduate studies in community college leadership preferred. Current and progressive experience in college-level advising, career and personal counseling in a comprehensive community college in an urban, multi-cultural setting is preferred. Experience with Title III Grant administration is also preferred.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Dean of Students, the Associate Dean of Advising Services will provide dynamic leadership to the areas of Academic Advisement, Counseling, Student Accommodations, Transfer and Career Services, and the Great Expectations program. The Associate Dean will be well-versed in programs and initiatives that help significantly improve outcomes for all students and will be a key leader in Reynolds Community College’s full implementation of Guided Pathways.  The Associate Dean of Advising Services will integrate diverse resources and technologies, collaborate with college constituents, and will foster an organizational climate that promotes diversity, encourages innovation, and provides effective leadership to staff and students

APPLICATION PROCESS: Application reviews will begin, MAY 9, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The anticipated hire date for this position will be July 1, 2019.

To apply for this or any other Reynolds vacant position, please visit the Virginia Jobs website For full consideration, the cover letter, curriculum vitae, and unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be received with the online application. If you are invited for an interview, three current (within one year) letters of recommendation relevant to this position can be provided to the committee on the day of the interview, or must be received in the Office of Human Resources prior to the interview day. Official transcripts must be received in the Office of Human Resources prior to the first day of employment.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Emily Duncan, Recruitment Coordinator Email:

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J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, or any other non-merit based factor in its employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. Employment-related inquiries regarding the college’s nondiscrimination policy should be addressed to: EEO Officer,

Reynolds Community College Office of Human Resources Parham Road Campus Workforce Development and Conference Center, Suite 121  1651 E. Parham Road Richmond, VA 23228 (804) 523-5249