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Academic Dean MSTB

Northern VA Community College

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Academic Dean MSTB



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Role Title

12 month - Admin - Instructor

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Northern VA Community College

NV280-Provost Alexandria

Work Location
Multiple Locations

Hiring Range
Starting salary is commensurate based on assigned rank, education, and experience.

Emergency/Essential Personnel

EEO Category

Full Time or Part Time
Full Time

Does this position have telework options? -Telework options are subject to change based on business needs-

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

Work Schedule
Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. May require some evening and weekends.

Sensitive Position

Job Description
General Description: Northern Virginia Community College invites applications for three positions to serve as the Academic Dean of Mathematics, Sciences, Technologies, and Business (MSTB) on the Alexandria Campus, the Loudoun Campus and the Manassas Campus. The Academic Dean of MSTB serves in a management and leadership capacity and has broad accountability for planning, directing, and evaluating assigned functions associated with maintaining the quality of an academic division and an instructional pathway or an area of college-wide academic importance. The Academic Dean’s primary focus is effective student learning, student retention, completion, and overall student success in support of the College vision, mission, strategic goals, and objectives.

The Academic Dean is an exceptional leader who demonstrates integrity, intellectual curiosity, effective team management, effective budget management, scholarly innovation, and a clear vision. The Academic Dean must be an excellent thinker, communicator, planner, faculty motivator and organizer who can develop, build, and maintain strong professional relationships, provide strategic leadership, participate as a member of the College’s administrative leadership team, support students, and represent the College in the community to external stakeholders. The Academic Dean reports to the campus Provost and regularly coordinates their work with the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer (VPAA/CAO). The Academic Dean is evaluated by the campus Provost with input from the VPAA/CAO and other college officials.

Duties and Tasks:
    • Provides leadership for the preparation, management, and administration of a division budget and division facilities for a college campus.
    • Supervises, evaluates, and develops faculty and staff in a campus division.
    • Organizes and operates a campus division in accordance with all college policies, procedures, and guidelines as well as the applicable federal laws, state laws, and all Virginia Community College System (VCCS) policies and procedures.
    • Provides leadership in pathway assessment and improvement or provides leadership in the assessment and improvement of an assigned college-wide area of academic importance.
    • Works with students to address and resolve concerns regarding student success.
    • Assists in the marketing of instructional programs, academic support activities, and targeted student success efforts.
    • Serves on college committees, workgroups, and councils as assigned.
    • Serves as a college liaison to external agencies, community organizations, and other constituencies and identifies. opportunities for innovation and academic growth that support the college mission and strategic plan.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


Essential Functions:
  • Leadership and management within academic disciplines, and/or academic programs and/or a college-wide area of academic importance.
  • Personnel management within an academic division for a college campus.
  • Budget and facilities management within an academic division for a college campus.
  • Collaboration with other college units to promote student success, retention, and completion goals aligned with the college mission and strategic plan.
  • Collaboration with other campus units to ensure smooth operations and a supportive environment for students, faculty, and staff.

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
    • Knowledge of budget planning and management practices and procedures.
    • Knowledge of program evaluation and curriculum development.
    • Knowledge of leadership and strategic planning principles.
    • Knowledge of college policies, procedures, and accreditation processes.
    • Ability to utilize campus resources including software and college learning management systems.
    • Ability to exercise discretion and use sound judgement in decision making.
    • Ability to communicate with a diverse community of faculty, staff and students.
    • Skilled in written and oral communication.
    • Skilled in monitoring, mentoring, and evaluating subordinates.
    • Skilled in reviewing, interpreting, and using data to make decisions.
    • Skilled in developing, implementing, and communicating college policies and procedures.
    • Skilled in problem-solving, mediation, and working effectively with faculty, staff and students.


Required Qualifications:
  • A master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in one or more of the disciplines in MSTB.
  • Three years of full-time faculty equivalent teaching experience at post-secondary institution(s).
  • Three years of administrator experience at a post-secondary institution.

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution in one of the disciplines in MSTB or in higher education administration or related field.
  • Four or more years of full-time teaching experience at a two-year post-secondary institution.
  • Four or more years of administrator experience at a post-secondary institution.

Operation of a State Vehicle

Supervises Employees

Required Travel
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General Public - G

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Open Until Filled

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Additional Information
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the largest public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of the largest community colleges in the nation. NOVA enrolls nearly 75,000 students on its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Sterling, Manassas, Springfield, and Woodbridge, as well as through NOVA Online and high school dual enrollment programs. The College offers more than 100 affordable associate degree and certificate programs to help our students reach their academic and professional goals in some of the most in-demand careers.
At NOVA, we are deeply committed to fostering an inclusive community for all students, faculty, and staff, and our diverse workforce is representative of this commitment. To this end, we encourage all applicants seeking to add value through their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests to consider employment opportunities with NOVA. To learn more about NOVA’s commitment to inclusive excellence, please visit our website.
NOVA offers eligible employees a benefits package that includes 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 program.

We strive to ensure our employees have the tools and development opportunities to support and promote NOVA’s mission.
For more information about NOVA and its programs and services, please visit our website at
The security of our students, faculty, and staff is very important at NOVA . Please take a moment to review NOVA’s Annual Security Reports.

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.

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.

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