The Vice President and Chief Academic Officer (CAO) provides strategic and operational leadership for NOVA's academic programs and ensures that all academic programming and services reflect the college's mission, values, and commitment to equity, excellence, and student success. This position is responsible for the consistency, quality, and integrity of academic programs across NOVA's six campuses, NOVA Online, and partner concurrent enrollment high schools and other delivery sites. Working collaboratively with college faculty, deans, and campus provosts, this position plans, develops, implements, and evaluates the college's overall transfer and technical education curriculum. The Vice President and CAO works with campus provosts and academic deans to design and deliver an efficient, responsive, and unified academic schedule that meets the needs of NOVA's student population and supports the college's strategic enrollment goals. This position also initiates, manages, and assesses academic services, practices, and policies that address student needs, promote equity in their success, and anticipate changes in the higher education landscape. The Vice President and CAO originates and sustains secondary and university partnerships and collaborates with the Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Innovation to achieve alignment between the college's technical education programs and industry needs. This position reports to the President, serves as a member of the Administrative Council, and works closely with colleagues in the Virginia Community College System.
Description of Duties and Tasks:
Serves as the Chief Academic Officer for the college, advising the President on all aspects of academic programs and college-wide academic planning and implementation.
Provides strategic and operational leadership for NOVA's instructional programs and courses, assuring consistent quality of instructional programs and academic program development in keeping with the college's commitment to excellence and equity.
Recommends and administers instructional and instructional-related policies, procedures and mandates, working within NOVA's shared governance on policy development and implementation.
Works with the Provosts, Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Innovation, College Senate, academic disciplines/departments/pathways, and institutional research to coordinate periodic academic program review and the review, study, and development of curriculum to support instructional excellence, effectiveness, responsiveness, relevancy, and continuous improvement.
Works in collaboration with the President, Administrative Council, and key stakeholders to bring about measurable improvements in NOVA's key performance indicators related to student success.
Provides strategic leadership and oversight for the college's high school dual enrollment activities, including the cultivation and maintenance of effective partnerships with local school districts and leaders.
Provides strategic leadership and oversight for articulations with other institutions of higher education, including initiating new agreements and updating and/or sunsetting existing agreements as needed.
Provides strategic leadership and oversight for NOVA Online.
Provides oversight for NOVA's accreditation liaisons and activities and ensures the maintenance of records and preparation of reports related to accreditation and any regulatory boards.
Provides strategic oversight for faculty development activities led by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
Supervises the development and timely publication of the college schedule and catalog, ensuring that all pertinent information dealing with federal, state, and college regulations and all revisions are current and accurately presented.
Provides evidence-based academic input into the college's enrollment management and student services, working collaboratively with the Vice President for Student Services.
Represents NOVA's Academic Affairs and/or the College on various boards, advisory committees, community action committees, and System and Board committees.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge of policy, laws, codes, regulations, and pending legislation related to the operations and activities of NOVA's academic programs. Works with internal stakeholders, including NOVA shared governance, to modify programs, functions, and procedures, to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal requirements.
Supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned staff; interviews and participates in selecting employees; orients, trains, develops, and counsels personnel according to established policies and procedures.
Minimum Qualifications :
Earned doctorate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
Several years full-time teaching experience in a credit curriculum at the post-secondary level
Significant years of experience with progressive responsibilities as an academic administrator in a community college and/or university setting
Proficiency with the use of data, evidence and analysis in decision-making
Understanding of and commitment to the community college mission
Commitment to equity and inclusion in student access and outcomes
Ability to work with diverse stakeholders to achieve consensus
Tenure or its system equivalent (e.g., continuing or multi-year contract) within an academic discipline at the post-secondary level
Experience in partnering with student services
Experience with strategic planning and program review
Demonstrated support for faculty and staff development
Experience creating collaborative partnerships with business, industry, and education partners
Special Instructions to Applicants:
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.
Internal Number: 32808
About Northern Virginia Community College
Begun in 1964, Northern Virginia Community College offers a quality and convenient educational experience at an affordable price. NOVA is the largest educational institution in Virginia and the second-largest community college in the United States, comprising of more than 75,000 students and 2,600 faculty and staff members. NOVA is also one of the most internationally diverse colleges in the United States, with a student body consisting of individuals from more than 180 countries. Located near Washington, D.C., the College includes six campuses. NOVA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers more than 160 degrees at the associate's level and certificate programs.