The Virginia Community College Student Success Center's purpose is to serve as a statewide hub to build the capacity of Virginia's Community Colleges to engage in and advance student success efforts at scale; to provide greater opportunities for colleges to collaborate and learn from one another; to assist colleges in the adoption of data-driven approaches and evidence-based practices; and to support leaders, administrators, faculty, and staff in their ongoing efforts to improve student outcomes by emphasizing linkages between practice, research, and policy. With a focus on identifying and scaling best practices for student success in programs that lead to credentials with workplace value or successful transfer, the Center will support the attainment of the VCCS Complete 2021 goal of tripling credentials. The Assistant Vice Chancellor will work under the direction of the Virginia Community College System Vice Chancellor for Academic Services and Research and will give direction and leadership to achieve the mission, strategy, goals, and objectives of the Center. Essential job functions include: â¢Provide overall leadership and management for the Virginia Community College Student Success Center; â¢Work with Advisory Board and with key stakeholders to set goals and objectives and develop clear metrics for the Center; â¢Foster an ongoing student success-focused policy and research agenda; â¢Create and implement a communication and public relations strategy, ensuring the Center's mission and accomplishments are consistently presented in a strong, positive image to relevant stakeholders; â¢Oversee the implementation of high-quality convenings and professional development opportunities to bring the work of the Center to VCCS colleges; develop and implement regional student success centers; develop talent and coordinate work of resource providers in the centers; â¢Coordinate technical assistance to colleges provided by VCCS staff, consultants, and support agencies; â¢Actively engage with other state and national student success efforts to bring a coherent vision of these issues to the work of the Center; â¢Identify additional resource requirements, research funding sources, establish strategies to approach funders, and coordinate grant writing; â¢Ensure timely grant reporting to the respective funders; and
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About Virginia Community College System
Virginia's community colleges have a 40-year track record of educational excellence and innovation to serve the needs of our citizens and strengthen the Commonwealth?s economy. When Virginia?s General Assembly established the Virginia Community College System in 1966, the need for a comprehensive system was well known. Over the two decades after the end of World War II, leaders in government, business, professional sectors, and academia had called for a new approach to providing educational opportunity. A key concern was Virginia's ability to develop a skilled and knowledgeable workforce to expand the state's economy. Today our community colleges give every Virginian the opportunity to gain a quality education. With 23 colleges on 40 campuses located throughout the state, Virginia's Community Colleges are committed to serving Virginia families, helping them acquire the knowledge and skills to seize the opportunities of today and tomorrow.