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 stateâ™s 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 candidate for the position of Administrative and Office Specialist for the Lake Country Advanced Knowledge Center (LCAKC) located in South Hill, VA. This position will provide administrative support for the center and provide assistance to new and returning students with the admissions process, placement testing, financial aid and course offerings. This position is full-time with a flexible work schedule, including some evenings and weekends.Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:Provide general administrative services to include front desk coverage, answering and forwarding phone calls, sending and responding to emails, filing, developing documents and spreadsheets, use of copy and fax machines and submitting supply ordersProvide general information to students regarding programs offered, the admissions process, placement testing, financial aid and course offeringsPerform functions in PeopleSoft to assist with student inquiriesProvide coverage in the absence of the Center CoordinatorInterpret policies and explain general college information to the publicAssist with special projects and/or activities at the center and in the community
High school graduate or equivalent requiredValid driver's license for service area travelExperience in an office environmentExperience working with racially, ethnically, economically and age-diverse individualsExceptional customer service skillsRecent, proficient experience utilizing MS Office and Google SuiteExcellent written and oral communication skillsExcellent organizational skillsStrong interpersonal skills to help engage, provide support to, and motivate studentsAbility to successfully collaborate with various departments and partner organizationsAbility to display self-confidence, patience, empathy, and availability when building rapport with students
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.