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Virginia Community College System
  • Position Number: 2761556
  • Location: Richmond, VA
  • Position Type: Deans - Health

Associate Dean of Nursing

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is the second largest community college 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. As an Achieving the Dream "Leader College," 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.

General Description:
The Academic Associate Dean is a 12-month professional faculty member whose role is to provide high-level administrative support to an academic division by assisting the Dean in both the campus-based daily operations of the division and college-wide curriculum leadership responsibilities, as assigned. The Associate Dean reports to the Dean for their division.

The Associate Dean cultivates constructive working relationships with the Dean, Program Heads, classified staff, and full-time and adjunct teaching faculty in the division, and collaborates with Associate Deans and staff in other academic divisions as needed. The Associate Dean may act in the Dean's place for routine and specialized administrative and academic tasks and perform special projects, as assigned. The Associate Dean hires, supervises, mentors, orients, and evaluates adjunct faculty in the Division.

Duties and Tasks:

  • Assists the Academic Dean with day-to-day operations of the academic division.

  • Serves as Acting Dean in the Dean's absence.

  • Assists the Academic Dean with the Dean responsibilities as needed. This may include assisting with coordination of program, SLO data collection, and curriculum development.

  • Works collaboratively with the Provost, Dean, Director of Campus Operations, campus faculty, enrollment management specialists, and Program Heads. Team effort with some or all of these positions includes implementation and management of course schedules, and assignment and monitoring of faculty workloads.

  • Manages initial student complaints and grievances, as well as other requests, such as third time course repeats, late registration, late changing of course sections, and grade appeals.

  • Assists the Dean with annual unit planning.

  • Assists the Dean with budget expenditures, as needed.

  • Assists the Dean to orient new full-time faculty.

  • Works across campus to provide professional development opportunities to adjunct faculty.

  • Hires, supervises, and evaluates support staff assigned to the division, as needed.

  • As directed by the Dean, addresses other operational, academic, and administrative concerns.

  • Engages in outreach activities.

  • Serves on campus and college committees.

  • Initiates, organizes, and completes special projects.

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