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.Â 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.Coordinate the College disability services program for students; provide a comprehensive disability services program that lends appropriate support to both students requesting accommodations & faculty and staff in need of consolation.Provide academic support for at risk students through academic counseling and monitoring of the EAB Alert System.Provide Academic Advising to students with disabilities.Serve as the College's Title IX Deputy CoordinatorCollect, maintain, and report student data, event data, and divisional data.Participate in professional development relevant to the field as well as mandated meetings, trainings, and workshops as required by the VCCS and DCC.Attend and provide support when needed for campus activities and college events.
â¢ Thorough understanding of disability services laws, regulations and services. Knowledge of state and federal regulations including Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 and be able to translate these regulations to diverse audiencesâ¢ Understanding of the role of assistive technology in higher education settingâ¢ Understanding of academic advising needs of students and program requirement of institutional academic programs of study.â¢ Knowledge of available support resources, both institutional and community.â¢ Ability to effectively serve a very diverse student population and work with professional staff and faculty, requiring strong counseling, mentoring, teaching, and collaboration skills.â¢ Knowledge of state and federal regulations regarding Title IXâ¢ Excellent oral and written communication skills with a high level of professionalism.â¢ Strong interpersonal skills to help engage, provide support to, and motivate students.â¢ Excellent customer service skills including the ability to effectively follow up and follow through. â¢Effective problem-solving and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize duties.â¢ Proficiency in use of technology including Microsoft 365.â¢ Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently as well as part of a team.â¢ Ability to assist students in navigating college processes and connecting with college resources.â¢ Ability to set and meet objectives as well as the ability to adapt to change.â¢ Ability to interpret psychological tests and write individual accommodation plansâ¢ Ability to exercise discretion and use sound judgement in decision making.
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.