Director of Financial Advocacy and Stability Job at Virginia Community College System – 2.7 in Fairfax County, VA

Role Title 12 month – Administrative – In

Role Code 01123-FP

FLSA Exempt

Pay Band 00

Working Title Director of Financial Advocacy and Stability

Position Number 280FA772

Agency Northern VA Community College

Agency/Division NV280-Office of Student Services

Work Location Fairfax County – 059

Hiring Range Hiring range is $75,192 to $115,512. Starting salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Emergency/Essential Personnel No

EEO Category B-Professionals

Full Time or Part Time Full Time

Does this position have telework options?

Does this position have a bilingual or multilingual skill requirement or preference?

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Sensitive Position No

Job Description

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the second largest community college in the United States and the largest public educational institution in Virginia. NOVA has more than 71,000 students and 2,600 faculty and staff members. As one of the most internationally diverse colleges in the United States, with a student body consisting of individuals from more than 180 countries, NOVA is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable Virginia by fostering excellence in higher education. As an Achieving the Dream “Leader College,” NOVA is committed to the principles of access, opportunity, student success, and excellence by meeting the educational and training needs of the region and its people with excellent and affordable courses and programs, offered by an inspired and committed diverse faculty and support staff.

With six unique locations throughout our region, each conveniently located within 40 miles of Washington D.C, we have Northern Virginia covered. NOVA’s Alexandria Campus is located seven miles from the nation’s capital, just across the Potomac River from Washington DC; the Annandale Campus, with its urban feel and suburban appeal, is ranked as the most diverse in Virginia and boasts a thriving Koreatown; the Loudoun Campus is located in a comfortable suburb steeped in colonial history; the Manassas Campus is located next to Manassas Battlefield Park, site of the first major battle of the Civil War; the Woodbridge Campus is home to municipal parks, state parks, and national wildlife refuges; and the Medical Education Campus, located in Springfield, is a uniquely specialized campus that stands apart from what most community colleges can offer, with the area boasting an abundance of hiking and biking trails, and parks with nature and wildlife areas.

NOVA offers an opportunity to make a difference with outstanding career opportunities and competitive total rewards benefits, including a comprehensive health and dental insurance program, generous paid leave, deferred compensation plans, paid parental leave, state employee discounts, and a solid and secure retirement system. NOVA embraces opportunities to create a college community that is a welcoming and inclusive place to learn and work. We do this by fostering a sense of belonging and ensuring equity while maintaining an open, civil, and safe environment for our students, faculty, staff, and guests. In so doing, NOVA fulfills its mission to offer world-class teaching and learning to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The security of our students, faculty, and staff is very important at NOVA. Please take a moment to review NOVA’s Annual Security Reports.

General Description: The Financial Advocacy and Stability Program Director will oversee the day-to-day activities and operations of NOVA’s Financial Advocacy and Stability Centers, activities, and programming. The Director will facilitate partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to increase access to wrap-around services and benefits for NOVA students, to include social service programs, financial coaching, and career resources. The Director will develop and administer on-campus programming at all NOVA campuses and develop and maintain partnerships with area social service and non-profit agencies to offer on-site referral and application support. The Director will oversee the operations of campus-based Financial Advocacy and Stability Centers. This role is predominantly community-based but will also demand active participation in the college community, including collaboration with NOVA Educational Foundation, Provosts and Deans, financial aid, student services staff, community outreach staff, career services, and multiple college working groups.

Duties and Tasks: • Directs, implements and evaluates Financial Advocacy and Stability programming

  • Directs intake and assessment for wrap-around services and facilitates partnerships and referral processes to regional service providers
  • Directs outreach to affiliate programs and monitors student participation at college and campus events
  • Oversees and ensures college follow-up with students and partnering agencies regarding student case referrals and outcomes
  • Directs and responsible for training and monitoring community partners on completion of college application and financial assistance paperwork including FAFSA
  • Oversees and monitors scheduling of student appointments with visiting partner organizations, including social services, community based organizations, legal and financial coaching services
  • Coordinates collection of data and tracking of outcomes with internal (OIR, Financial Aid, etc.) and external (Social Service agencies, community non-profit organizations, etc.) stakeholders
  • Maintain relationships to promote access to the college by informing partners about, economic mobility, career pathways and associated programming, as well as outcomes of students who have completed career training programs or financial coaching
  • Produces reports, and provides consistent feedback on programs
  • Hires, trains, and supervises staff and volunteers for Financial Advocacy and Stability Centers and programming

Special Assignments

May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

KSA’s/Required Qualifications

|Required KSAs: • Significant knowledge of social work/human services/counseling theory and practice

  • Significant knowledge of student services pedagogy and practice in higher education, including academic, career and financial counseling
  • Extensive knowledge of federal financial aid requirements and procedures as well as financial assistance requirements and procedures for WCG and FANTIC. Experience with WIOA funding preferred
  • Expert ability to analyze complex student situations
  • Significant knowledge of community resources to assist students in crisis
  • Deep understanding of the factors that contribute to the success of career seeking and adult students
  • Significant skill in grant and report writing and development
  • Ability to collect, track and report data and outcomes, including monthly, quarterly, and annual evaluations
  • Significant knowledge and proficiency in computer systems, including Microsoft Office, PeopleSoft, and any case management Benefits Bank systems acquired by the institution
  • Ability to interpret and implement technical and instructional information related to social work and/or education measures and policies
  • Skill in public speaking and instructional delivery; ability to train other professionals and present to large groups
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks in a fast-paced, multi-site, and highly diverse environment
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and travel regularly to various on- and off-campus worksites (including community locations and other NOVA Campuses)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a diverse student population
  • Skill and ability with connecting with government officials, community and special interest groups, volunteers, businesses, including financial institutions, along with students, faculty & staff, administrators and board members to promote involvement in agency programs tied to Financial Advocacy and Stability to exchange information and provide program administration.
  • Ability to work evening and occasional weekend hours;

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in social work, human services, or similar field related to the position. Qualifying degree must be from a regionally accredited institution. Experience networking across community colleges and with state/local government officials. This individual must have a social work/counseling/advising background and experience working with adult students from a wide variety of educational and personal backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

Working experience with Achieving the Dream Working Student Success Network Program experience; working experience with SingleStop Program; experience with PeopleSoft preferred; significant experience with special populations including veterans, low-income students, student parents, and those transitioning from GED programs.

Operation of a State Vehicle No

Supervises Employees Yes

Required Travel

May be required to travel between campuses

Posting Number FAC_331P

Recruitment Type Public

Number of Vacancies 1

Position End Date (if temporary)

Job Open Date 09/14/2021

Job Close Date 10/19/2021

Open Until Filled No

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Background Check Statement Disclaimer

The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link: http://ethics.dls.virginia.gov/

EEO Statement

The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

ADA Statement

The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.

Governor’s Mandate Message

Executive Order #18. Newly hired, including employees transferring from other state agencies, will be required to provide their vaccination status prior to starting a position or at the latest by their position start date. Additional details regarding how to request an accommodation, required weekly Covid-19 testing, and mask requirements will be provided by Human Resources for newly hired or transferred employees who are unvaccinated.

E-Verify Statement

VCCS uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.

About the Company

Company: Virginia Community College System – 2.7

Company Location:  Fairfax County, VA

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