Valencia College — Director, Horizon Scholars Program

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Valencia College is now hiring a full time Director, Horizon Scholars Program to join the Partnerships for Educational Equity team and provide college wide leadership for the Horizon Scholars Program.

We are looking for someone passionate about community and transforming student’s lives to make an impact in a positive way. In this role, you will have the opportunity to provide unique set of resources including mentors, scholarships, student advocacy, leadership development and opportunities for civic engagement. In this role, you will work in partnership with Take Stock in Children to break the cycle of poverty for students and their families in Central Florida while giving students the chance to achieve their career and educational goals. 

This role will require you to provide leadership for the on-going operation, growth and expansion of the Horizon Scholars Program (HSP). You will ensure ongoing efforts to support the program goals. There will be collaboration with a range of partners which will include the Assistant Director, other HSP staff, Marketing and Media Relations, College Transitions, and Orange County Public Schools personnel to lead the implementation, development, organization, and administration of the HSP. 

At Valencia College, it’s more than just a job. We understand the importance of fostering a collaborative environment and achieving a true work/life balance. Join one of the largest community colleges in Florida, recognized as one of “The Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, and the inaugural winner of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, take the first steps by completing and submitting an online application for this position. There are plenty of places to find employment, but at Valencia College, you’ll find fulfillment. 

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution 
  • Experience in student engagement and outreach to minoritized groups 
  • Knowledge and experience with college access initiatives and ability to collaborate with range of partners 
  • Experience with outreach, social work, community engagement 
  • Strong experience operating at a manager level with high performing team 
  • A demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion. 

Please click here for a complete job description. 

Valencia’s Total Rewards package features: 

  • Free medical, dental benefits and paid life insurance premiums 
  • Generous paid time off – vacation leave, sick leave, personal days, spring break, winter break, and other holidays 
  • Florida retirement membership 
  • YMCA membership benefits
  • Educational and Professional development opportunities for you and your dependents and so much more….

Moreover, we believe you will appreciate the commitment to work-life balance plus the inspiring, motivating, and teamwork-oriented environment that we enjoy every day. 

Location: Orlando, FL 32811 – West Campus 

Valencia College has campuses conveniently located throughout Central Florida that are accessible by local freeways, expressways and surface streets. But the convenient commute is just part of the appeal. 

As one of the fastest growing cities in America, Orlando offers just the right mix of laid- back Florida lifestyle and the amenities of a big city, making it a great place to live and work. 

Salary: $54,881 – $66,543 per year

Closing Date: Friday, November 5, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST 

If this opportunity sounds inspiring, please complete and submit an online application along with a cover letter and resume to be considered for this position here: 

Equal Employment Opportunity 

Valencia College is an equal opportunity institution. We provide equal opportunity for employment and educational services to all.