Thank you for considering employment with Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC). We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that enhances our status as a recognized Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education for 12 years! With the goal of ensuring the equal educational opportunity for all students, SVCC embraces diversity among our students, faculty, staff and the communities we serve as an integral part of our history, a recognition of the complexity of our present state and a call to action for a better future.SVCC is located in a rural setting of rolling hills, pine and hardwood forests, and farmland. There is easy access to nearby metropolitan Richmond, Virginia, the stateâs capital, as well as Raleigh, North Carolina, and Lynchburg, Virginia. The area is famous for its two lakes, Gaston and Kerr, and a multitude of state and national parks which offer recreational opportunities such as fishing, boating, skiing, jet-skiing, hiking, horseback riding, picnics, and relaxation. The area also offers sports arenas for baseball, softball, soccer and beautiful golf courses. There are cultural activities including various theaters and arts councils offering concerts, plays, and live entertainment, and there are many local festivals held throughout the year.Southside Virginia Community College is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as the Campus Within Walls Coordinator. SVCCâs Campus Within Walls program provides second chances through higher education to incarcerated students. Through college education, Campus Within Walls provides our students with the tools they need to successfully re-enter society and become productive citizens.Our Campus Within Walls program is an important facet of Southside Virginia Community Collegeâs mission. We believe that all citizens should have educational opportunities and that includes incarcerated people in our service region. The goal of this program is to educate college-ready inmates, providing them with the opportunity to attain associateâs degrees and certificates while incarcerated. The result of this education is improvement of their chances for successful re-entry into society and the acquisition of meaningful employment.The Coordinator of Campus Within Walls position provides leadership, administrative support, educational support services, fundraising/grant writing, and outreach/marketing for SVCCâs college programming; this position works with SVCC students incarcerated in correctional facilities served by SVCC.Responsibilities include:Coordinate all operational activities related to the Campus Within Wall (CWW) programsRecruit enthusiastic full-time and adjunct instructors to provide exceptional student education and development to CWW studentsCoordinate services representative to advise, register and enroll studentsSupport outreach and recruiting activitiesCoordinate with the SVCC Business Office, Financial Aid Department, and Office of Institutional Advancement to arrange grant payments of student tuitionEnsures appropriate resources for students to include required booksWork with College and Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) personnel to schedule classes, testing, safety training, and CWW special programmingWork with internal and external constituents to increase community awareness of the CWWâs services and the Collegeâs mission through personal contact, special events, and involvement at correctional facilitiesProvide guidance to prospective and enrolled students to include application, program placement, financial aid, academic advising, and retention servicesProvide accurate information to students and the general public about programs of study offered by the College at correctional facilitiesDemonstrate in-depth knowledge of the Collegeâs admission process, registration, financial aid, academic advising, and policies and procedures, and advise students and staff of any changes, new requirements or existing deficiencies in those areas that promote student success and retentionCoordinate with college staff and students in attaining all needed transcripts including high school, GED, previous college credit and/or militaryAssist with the submission of graduation applicationsAssist students who are being released from prison with financial aid, transcripts, change of address forms, and program placementAttend and participate in graduation events at correctional centers; involve appropriate College personnel in graduation events and other important eventsDevelop brochures, webpages, articles, videos, etc. to promote the CWW programWork collaboratively with the VCCS and other regional colleges to support statewide coordination of higher education in prisonMarket the College and coordinate all outreach activities at correctional centers to educate and recruit prospective studentsOrganize CWW fundraisersRepresent SVCC at community events and programs, conference presentations and organization involvementManage budgets and payments received appropriately and within College and state guidelinesWork with Academic Deans and faculty to create course schedules for fall, spring, and summer semestersWork with the Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning to gather data on CWW students; create student satisfaction surveys; and distribute/collect course evaluationsWork to improve the services, courses, and overall program that CWW offersDevelop strong working relationships with correctional centers, the VDOC, and potential fundersWork with the Collegeâs grants specialist and the Director of Institutional Advancement to secure grant funding for student tuition and CWW program support and growthOther duties as assigned
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About Southside Virginia Community College
Established in 1970, SVCC is one of the 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System. The Christanna Campus near Alberta and the John H. Daniel Campus near Keysville serve ten counties and one city - the largest community college service region in the state. In 1985, SVCC opened the Southside Virginia Education Center. The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate degrees. SVCC is dedicated to the belief that all citizens should be given an opportunity to acquire an educational foundation which develops and extends their skills and knowledge. The college's goal is to provide diverse instructional programs ranging from developmental studies to associate degree curricula in academic, technical, and lifelong education. Through various activities, students will also have the opportunity to develop their roles and responsibilities as participants in a changing society.