College Navigator

(Education Support Specialist III)

At J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, we are committed to the success of all students. We believe all students will reach their full potential when we create conditions that allow it and it is our responsibility to do so. We are mindful that equitable outcomes are only achieved through intentional action that eliminates barriers to achievement. Successful candidates for positions, regardless of job duties, must embrace the responsibility to serve all students so that they may succeed and prosper. Reynolds is currently seeking applicants for three College Navigator positions.

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Full-time classified position with state benefits.

DUTIES: The College Navigator is a vital role, serving as a resource and guide to prospective students and applicants. The Navigator provides high-quality service allowing prospective students to successfully complete the college onboarding process. The Navigator embraces a holistic model of care and uses the case management approach to new student onboarding. This position serves as the primary point of contact for a new student - decreasing fragmentation of services and providing quality care across a continuum of enrollment requirements. The Navigator keeps prospective students engaged from the first point of contact through registration; and provides guidance and direction and support for prospective and new students from the moment of first inquiry, decreasing the length of time spent from being interested in college to register for college. The College Navigator positions are remote work positions, however incumbents will be required to come on site for events and meetings as needed. Incumbents must also be able to work flexible work hours, to include evening and occasional weekends to best serve customers.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Knowledge and understanding of academic and workforce programs; and some knowledge of credit and non-credit program coordination processes, policies, rules and regulations. Knowledge and understanding of and a commitment to open-access college philosophy. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in providing exceptional customer service, including the ability to effectively follow up and follow through. Proficient skills in the use of technology, including Microsoft Office. Demonstrated ability to communicate using strong interpersonal skills to help engage, motivate, and provide support to a racially, ethnically, economically, and age diverse population of customers. Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a collaborative team to include partners from within and outside of Enrollment Management and Student Success. Demonstrated strong problem-solving and organizational skills; and the ability to manage multiple priorities. Bachelor's degree in related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED: Knowledge of the barriers to educational success. Some work experience in a higher education setting with a basic knowledge of enrollment practices.

PAY BAND: 4

STARTING SALARY: Maximum starting salary, $55,000. Based on related experience.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted through July 18, 2022. To apply for this position, please visit https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/48573

CONTACT INFORMATION: Emily Duncan, Recruitment Coordinator Email: employment@reynolds.edu

Reynolds is committed to hiring and retaining a racially diverse, culturally competent staff at all levels of the organization who reflect the demographics of our students. We also believe in providing an ongoing investment in our faculty and staff to deepen their skills and competencies to serve the full range of our student population.

Reynolds is one of the largest community colleges in Virginia and serves Virginia's capital city and five nearby counties. Annually, our four campus sites serve approximately 13,000 credit students and provide training for 7,400 students through the Community College Workforce Alliance. Additional information is available at the College's Website: www.reynolds.edu.

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J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College does not discriminate on the basis of age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification); color; disability; gender identity or expression; genetic information; military service; national origin; political affiliation; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including lactation; race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists); religion; sex; sexual orientation; veterans status, or any other non-merit based factor in its employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities.