Vice President of Instruction & Student Services
Virginia Highlands Community College

Abingdon, Virginia

Posted in Education and Training

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Job Info

  • Role Title 12 month Administrative Faculty

    Role Code 01126-SW

    FLSA Exempt

    Pay Band 00

    Position Number 296FA002

    Agency Virginia Highlands Community College

    Agency/Division Virginia Highlands Community College (Div)

    Work Location Washington - 191

    Hiring Range Minimum starting salary $115,000 commensurate with experience

    Emergency/Essential Personnel Yes

    EEO Category A-Official or Administrator

    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

    As required by the position.

    Sensitive Position No

    Job Description

    Located in the heart of the Appalachian region, Virginia Highlands Community College (VHCC) serves the city of Bristol, Washington County, and the western portion of Smyth County, Virginia. VHCC is a beacon for educational opportunities, in view of Mt. Rogers and Whitetop Mountain, at exit 14 on Interstate 81 in historic Abingdon, Virginia. With a robust 56-year heritage, VHCC serves students in the service region through a Workforce Development Division, a Professional and Technical Studies Division, an Arts and Sciences Division, and a Health Programs Division. VHCC awards workforce credentials, as well as Associate of Applied Science degrees, Associate of Arts and Sciences degrees, certificates, and career studies certificates. As one of 23 institutions in the Virginia Community College System, VHCC has served students from across the region, including northeast Tennessee, eastern Kentucky, and western North Carolina by providing quality and affordable education, training, and cultural activities through an array of flexible, diverse programs that enable community members to succeed today and in the future. More information about VHCC may be found at

    In its continued service to the region, VHCC is seeking a qualified applicant to serve as its next Vice President of Instruction and Student Services. The Vice President of Instruction and Student Services is the college's senior level administrator for academic and student services and is responsible for the planning, organizing, and supervising of campus instructional programming and student service initiatives. As such, the Vice President provides leadership for all programs and services that support student achievement of educational goals from inquiry through graduation. The Vice President reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the President's Cabinet.

    Position Responsibilities:

    Serves as chief academic and chief student services officer responsible for the integration of academic and student services with a focus on student success.

    Provides leadership and guidance for academic and student services and the college in the development, operation, and coordination of areas within student services and in the ongoing process of strategic planning to ensure institutional effectiveness.

    Serves as a member of the President's Cabinet, advocating for the needs and interests of students and staff, reporting data and trends regarding the student population and program needs, and contributing ideas for the advancement of the college.

    Oversees institutional learning resources, including library, tutoring, and online learning service.

    Works with deans, faculty, and staff to develop and implement high quality educational offerings for all academic programs and student services.

    Participates in developing and implementing the college's strategic plan, particularly in areas related to recruitment, enrollment, retention, student access, program evaluation, allocation of financial resources, curricular change, and staff development.

    Interprets and implements state and local policies relating to academic and student services.

    Develops and maintains partnerships with business, government agencies, high schools, other community colleges, and universities to facilitate the planning and delivery of education and student services.

    Participates in the planning, development, and implementing of college policies and programs related to instruction and student services.

    Performs other duties as assigned at the direction of the President.

    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

    Minimum Qualifications (education, experience):

    Earned doctorate from an accredited institution.

    Higher education teaching experience.

    Demonstrated experience in community college administration, including supervision of instructional programs or student services.

    Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, abilities):

    Demonstrated skill in financial administration, including developing, implementing, and managing a unit budget, expenses, and related items.

    Demonstrated ability to develop policies and procedures; to develop and implement strategic planning initiatives.

    Demonstrated interpersonal, management, organizational skills, including proficiency in written and oral communication.

    Demonstrated ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects.

    Demonstrated knowledge of institutional and programmatic accreditation, program development and approval, and institutional assessment.

    Preferred Qualifications


    Operation of a State Vehicle Yes

    Supervises Employees No

    Required Travel

    As required.

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number FAC_905P

    Recruitment Type General Public - G

    Number of Vacancies 1

    Position End Date (if temporary)

    Job Open Date 02/24/2023

    Job Close Date 04/28/2023

    Open Until Filled Yes

    Agency Website

    Contact Name Tiffany VanBuren


    Phone Number 2767392425

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    This is a 12-month, salaried position with comprehensive benefits commensurate with its classification as administrative faculty. Annual reappointment is based on performance evaluations and institutional needs, and rank and salary are dependent on academic preparation, qualifications, and experience. The selected applicant will be required to complete the Commonwealth's Statement of Economic Interest.

    Additional Information

    Application Process

    Submit the following:

    A letter of interest addressing qualifications for position, view of the community college administrator role and professional aspirations

    Résumé or curriculum vitae

    A completed Commonwealth of Virginia employment application online through the VCCS job portal at Names of three professional references with current addresses and telephone numbers

    Complete and legible set of unofficial transcripts

    To be considered in the initial screening, completed applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm Eastern Time on March 24, 2023. This position will remain open until filled. Applications will ONLY be accepted online through the Recruitment Management System. A résumé, letter of interest, references and copies of ALL college transcripts must be attached to online application. Transcripts should be combined into one document and uploaded as one file. If you are having difficulty attaching documents, please call Human Resources at 276-739-2425. If the file size of the attached documents is too large, the system will not allow you to upload the documents. You will need to reduce the file size or reduce the resolution. It is the applicant's sole responsibility to ensure that all required documentation is received. Incomplete online applications or other materials submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered. Resumes will not substitute for a completed state application.

    If your transcripts are on file at VHCC or if you need assistance, it is the applicant's sole responsibility to contact the Human Resources Department by calling 276-739-2425 or emailing to request your transcripts be added to your application packet.

    Official transcripts are required before a contract will be issued. The job announcement may be accessed at (click on About VHCC and Employment Opportunities). For questions about the online application process please call (276) 739-2425.

    Documents verifying identity and eligibility to work in the United States must be presented upon hire. VHCC participates in E-Verify. Selected applicant will be required to complete the Commonwealth's Statement of Economic Interest. Selected applicant will be subject to a background check. VHCC is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

    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:

    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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