Associate Vice President for Engagement and Retention
Northern Virginia Community College
Location: Annandale, Virginia
Internal Number: 70043
General Description: The Associate Vice President (AVP) of Retention and Engagement reports to the Vice President of Student Affairs and serves as a member of the Student Affairs leadership team. The AVP for Engagement and Retention leads and directs a comprehensive and integrated student engagement program to enhance the studentsâ sense of belonging at Northern Virginia Community College. The AVP provides leadership and accountability for the administration, development, assessment, and improvement of student services and student experiences that meet and support Northern Virginia Community Collegeâs commitment to access and inclusion. This position collaborates in a cross-divisional and cross-institutional approach to boost the campus engagement and co-curricular engagement of students. The AVP serves as a student-centered leader who seeks to create a thriving campus life environment that contributes to the holistic success of students.The AVP has oversight of Academic Advising, Student Life Engagement and Leadership, Student Rights and Responsibilities, Threat Assessment, and Strategic Planning. The AVP serves as Chair for the College's Threat Assessment Team.Duties and Tasks:Provide strategic leadership in academic advising to enhance student success and progression.Foster a vibrant and inclusive student life by developing engaging programs and initiatives that promote leadership and community involvement.Uphold and communicate student rights and responsibilities, ensuring a fair and supportive environment for all.Implement and oversee threat assessment protocols to maintain a safe and secure campus environment.Develop and implement strategic plans to achieve division and institutions goals.Contribute to the development and execution of strategic plans related to student retention and engagement.Develop and implement academic success and intervention/retention strategies to support academic success, engagement, and graduation rates.Collaborate with other departments to ensure student success and retention.Ensure compliance with federal and state regulations related to student rights and responsibilities.Other duties as assigned.
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.