Danville Community College developed from two institutions, Danville Technical Institute and the Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute opened in 1936 as Danville Textile School, becoming Danville Technical Institute just after World War II. The Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute first began as an engineering division in 1946, and was later expanded to include the first two years of course work for all engineering, business administration, liberal arts, and science majors. Beginning in the summer of 1966, all programs taught by Danville Technical Institute were brought under the Virginia Department of Community Colleges. Effective July 1, 1968, the Danville Division of Virginia Polytechnic Institute merged with the existing community college providing the comprehensive programs now offered.
The Student Success Coach will work as a part of the Student Success Program. Danville Community College's Student Success Program was developed in alignment with the Virginiaâ™s Community Colleges Chancellorâ™s College Success Coach Initiative (CSCI). The goal of the Student Success Program is to empower students to persist through challenges and/or barriers they may encounter on their educational journey at DCC by providing a holistic approach to student success.
The Student Success Coach will develop and implement intervention strategies designed to improve academic success and persistence of students at Danville Community College. Such strategies include:
Coordinating coaching interventions as well as success and retention efforts with academic advising partners, as needed.
Providing individualized support and success coaching for newly admitted students, first-term students, transfer students, students experiencing academic difficulty, and other student populations.
Integrating academic success best practices and strategies as well as specific coaching and academic counseling techniques to provide proactive, one-to-one student conversations that acknowledge the unique needs of all students.
Bachelorâ™s degree from a regionally accredited institution
Knowledge of barriers to educational success and a desire to help others each their educational goals
Experience working with racially, ethnically, economically and age diverse individuals
Strong interpersonal skills to help engage, provide support to, and motivate students
Excellent customer service skills, including the ability to effectively follow up and follow through
Effective oral and written communication skills
Effective problem-solving skills
Excellent organizational skills
Proficient in use of technology, including Microsoft Office and Google docs
Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently as well as part of a team
Desire to learn and grow as professional needs arise
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.
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