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Coordinator, Quality Enhancement Plan (*Restricted)

Employer
Northern Virginia Community College
Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 20, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description   

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is one of the largest community colleges in the United States and the largest public educational institution in Virginia. NOVA has more than 71,000 students and 2,600 faculty and staff members. As one of the most internationally diverse colleges in the United States, with a student body consisting of individuals from more than 180 countries, NOVA is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable Virginia by fostering excellence in higher education. NOVA is committed to the principles of access, opportunity, student success, and excellence by meeting the educational and training needs of the region and its people with excellent and affordable courses and programs, offered by an inspired and committed diverse faculty and support staff.

 

With six unique locations throughout our region, each conveniently located within 40 miles of Washington D.C, we have Northern Virginia covered. NOVA’s Alexandria Campus is located seven miles from the nation’s capital, just across the Potomac River from Washington DC; the Annandale Campus, with its urban feel and suburban appeal, is ranked as the most diverse in Virginia and boasts a thriving Koreatown; the Loudoun Campus is located in a comfortable suburb steeped in colonial history; the Manassas Campus is located next to Manassas Battlefield Park, site of the first major battle of the Civil War; the Woodbridge Campus is home to municipal parks, state parks, and national wildlife refuges; and the Medical Education Campus, located in Springfield, is a uniquely specialized campus that stands apart from what most community colleges can offer, with the area boasting an abundance of hiking and biking trails, and parks with nature and wildlife areas.

 

NOVA offers an opportunity to make a difference with outstanding career opportunities and competitive total rewards benefits, including 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 system. NOVA embraces opportunities to create a college community that is a welcoming and inclusive place to learn and work. We do this by fostering a sense of belonging and ensuring equity while maintaining an open, civil, and safe environment for our students, faculty, staff, and guests. In so doing, NOVA fulfills its mission to offer world-class teaching and learning to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

The security of our students, faculty, and staff is very important at NOVA. Please take a moment to review NOVA’s Annual Security Reports.

 

The Coordinator for NOVA’s Quality Enhancement Plan is responsible for the implementation, communication, and assessment of NOVA’s QEP: Writing Ourselves In: Developing Our Voices for Equity and Success, which focuses on developing students’ writing skills through inclusive and culturally responsive pedagogies combined with problem-centered, active-learning strategies and transparently designed assignments.

 

The Coordinator reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer and collaborates closely with the Dean of English. The Coordinator manages the implementation and assessment of the QEP; oversees the daily operations, budget, and progress reports; and communicates with SACSCOC and the college community. In addition to comprehensive management of the project, the QEP Coordinator collaborates with the QEP Faculty Leads at each campus to ensure all QEP stakeholders—full-time, adjunct, and dual enrollment faculty; instructional designers; librarians; writing tutors; administrators; and students—receive the information and resources they need to effectively implement and assess the QEP. The Coordinator works with the QEP Faculty Leads, QEP Pedagogy Fellows, and other entities at the college to plan, implement, and refine the professional development activities central to the implementation, including the annual QEP Fellows Summer Institutes, virtual online modules, and professional learning communities.

 

This position is restricted and contains no expectation or guarantee of continued employment.  It is subject to the continued appropriation of sufficient funds, college need, and/or the Governor’s on-going authority in such matters. 

 

KSA's/Required Qualifications         

Required KSAs:

  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with a broad range of stakeholders in a diverse, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural college environment
  • Knowledge of academic assessment methods and activities, and ability to review students’ learning outcomes to ensure achievement of academic objectives
  • Knowledge of theories associated with culturally responsive pedagogy, problem-based learning, and transparent assignment design
  • Knowledge of theory and practices associated with the teaching of writing and/or composition
  • Proficiency in data analysis, both qualitative and quantitative
  • Understanding of and commitment to NOVA’s mission, Strategic Plan, and emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion

 

Minimum/Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree, from a regionally accredited institution, in a field associated with the QEP, such as English, Writing Studies, or Rhetoric/Composition or related field.
  • Some project management experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications   

  • Doctorate or other terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution in a field associated with the QEP, or related field or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Experience teaching ENG 111 or equivalent foundational writing courses at the college-level.
  • Experience supervising budgets.
  • Experience working with a broad range of college constituencies.
  • Experience designing professional development activities for college faculty and staff.
  • Experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
  • Knowledge of SACSCOC guidelines and principles of accreditation.

 

link for Posting https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/42029

 

Hiring range is $75,192 to $85,000. Starting salary is commensurate with education and experience within the specified hiring range.

 

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/

 

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.

 

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.

 

Executive Order #18. Newly hired, including employees transferring from other state agencies, will be required to provide their vaccination status prior to starting a position or at the latest by their position start date. Additional details regarding how to request an accommodation, required weekly Covid-19 testing, and mask requirements will be provided by Human Resources for newly hired or transferred employees who are unvaccinated.

 

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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