Provost, Woodbridge Campus

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) invites applications for the position of Provost, Woodbridge Campus. NOVA seeks a capable leader who demonstrates a commitment to community engagement and building partnerships, excellence in teaching, and working in and fostering a diverse, multicultural, and international community.

Northern Virginia Community College is the second largest community college in the United States and the largest public educational institution in Virginia. NOVA has more than 75,000 students and 3,000 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, they have Northern Virginia covered.

The Provost reports to the President of the College and is a member of the NOVA Administrative Council. The Provost serves as the chief administrative officer of the campus and coordinates all campus planning, operations, student success services, scheduling, community outreach, and budget preparation. The Provost is responsible for creating a positive and productive learning and working environment for the students; teaching, professional, and administrative faculty; and classified staff who call their campuses “home”. The Woodbridge Provost represents this campus community on Administrative Council to inform decisions on policies, practices, and processes. The Woodbridge Provost directly supervises staff including deans and directors local to this campus.

The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate degree from an accredited college or university; five years of experience with progressive responsibilities as an administrator in a community college and/or university setting; experience in teaching at the community college or university level; experience in developing, managing, and leveraging relationships with external partners (e.g., employers, donors); demonstrated proficiency with the use of data, evidence and analysis in decision-making; demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the community college mission; demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion in student access and outcomes and demonstrated ability to work with diverse stakeholders to achieve consensus. Click here to view the full position description

How to Apply

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC is assisting Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates, LLC. For a full application package, please provide a cover letter, CV, and list of five references. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. To apply, please follow this link:

The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Please direct inquiries and nominations to:

Ann Bailey, Search Manager & Senior Executive Search Consultant

Kyle Pybus-Jerome, Senior Executive Search Consultant




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Northern Virginia Community College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and actively seeks applications from women, minority candidates, veterans, and people with disabilities.