Senior Program Manager

Northern Virginia Community College
Annandale, Virginia
Dec 01, 2022
Dec 31, 2022
Position Type
Program Manager
Employment Type
Organization Type
Community College

Senior Program Manager (*Restricted) - 280R0031 - CLS_1788P




Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is one of the largest community colleges in the United States and the largest public educational institution in Virginia with more than 70,000 students and over 3,400 faculty and staff members. We welcome students of all ages from all backgrounds with the ultimate goal of ensuring every student succeeds, every program achieves, and every community prospers. NOVA is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable Virginia by fostering excellence in higher education. We offer more than 100 degrees at the associate’s level, certificate programs, distance learning programs through NOVA Online as well as continuing education courses through Workforce Development.




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 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 Community College Initiative (CCI) Program Senior Program Manager will assist the Assistant Director and the CCI Director to manage the day-to-day operations of the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered by Northern Virginia Community College, on behalf of the Community College Consortium. This position is a full-time restricted position with the possibility of renewal, contingent on availability of funding.




Duties and Tasks:


The Senior Program Manager will oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of the CCI Program in the following areas: program monitoring and reporting, liaising with community college partners and stakeholders, program administrative oversight, supervision of staff, event planning and management, CCI participant support, other duties as assigned. The Senior Program Manager will support the CCI leadership team with administrative, supervisory, and participant monitoring functions of the Community College Initiative Program.




Program Monitoring and Reporting:


  • Track program timeline and ensure timely and accurate completion of deliverables across the participating colleges Lead the team in developing biannual and annual program reports Manage administrative aspects of the program including weekly report review, tracking of participant progress Implement monitoring and evaluation processes, analyze results to include in program reports and inform project implementation



Liaising with Community College Partners and Stakeholders:


  • Oversee and serve as a liaison for program coordinators across all consortium partner institutions Respond to ECA requests and taskers Contribute to communication and collaboration efforts with U.S. Embassy & Fulbright Commissions personnel abroad



Program Administrative Oversight:


  • Coordinate participant housing with vendors/colleges Manage participant information and data entry, maintaining accuracy and completeness Contribute to and manage the production of program deliverables including participant materials, handbooks, templates and guides for program partners, and program reports Support review, selection, and placement process of new participants Support the development and implementation of alumni programming Support and contribute to CCI-wide program branding, marketing and publications Support CCI participants and alumni through success and challenges



Event Planning and Logistics:


  • Plan and implement CCI-wide in-person and virtual events and activities Lead team with procurement and contracting needs Support program budgeting and forecasting Support CCI NOVA program coordinators with activities and events



Training & Supervision:


  • Supervise NOVA staff Oversee program coordinators at partner colleges. Support integration of new program coordinators – including training and program facilitation Support program coordinators with disciplinary process and other program duties.



Other Duties as Assigned


  • May occasionally be required to drive a 15-passenger van.



KSA's/Required Qualifications         


Required KSAs:


  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills, professionalism in spoken and written correspondence Able to work independently and as a team member and leader with consistent ability to take initiative, meet deadlines, and be flexible while working on multiple competing priorities Experience working with and developing professional development programming for college students, international students and/or youth Demonstrated ability to plan strategically and creatively to meet specified objectives with strong ability to anticipate challenges and generate solutions Proven organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail Project Management experience Excellent written and oral communication skills Excellent presentation and public speaking skills



Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in international education, international affairs, international development, or a related field; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Experience in international education programs with a focus on exchange programming and/or professional training/development programs.



Preferred Qualifications:


  • Master’s preferred or a combination of education, training and experience A valid driver’s license and ability to operate state vehicles if/when needed



Desired KSAs/Qualifications:


  • Experience with federal report writing and responding to notices of funding opportunities highly preferred Previous supervisory or leadership role Experience managing and monitoring program budgets International work or study experience Experience working with underserved and underrepresented student populations highly preferred Experience with federal report writing and responding to notices of funding opportunities highly preferred Experience working in a community college or higher education institution Familiarity with Department of State programs highly preferred



Special Instructions to Applicants  


In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: , or call DARS at 800- 552-5019.




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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:              




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.          




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.




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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