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Position Profile

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Vice President for Academic Affairs reports to the President and is accountable for the overall success and operation of the academic affairs of the college. The Vice President’s primary responsibility is to promote the college's mission by providing effective academic leadership, management, strategic direction, policy development, and oversight of all academic departments.

Leadership and Vision

  • Lead Academic Affairs division in excellence in teaching and learning, career and transfer education, and innovation;
  • Champion access, diversity, equity and inclusion at the College;
  • Foster partnerships and represent the College on a local, state, and national level;
  • Serve on President’s Cabinet, President’s Advisory Council;
  • Communicate and set clear expectations and accountability;
  • Inspire faculty with high standards of teaching, advising, service, and scholarship;
  • Enhance dean and faculty development.


  • Academic budget planning and process optimization;
  • Collaborate with academic deans in faculty recruitment, hiring, on-boarding, and retention;
  • Promote use of technology in teaching;
  • Implement high-impact practices in teaching and learning to improve student success, retention, completion, and graduation;
  • Ensure the effective and efficient scheduling of academic offerings to maximize facilities usage.

Program Development and Continuous Quality Improvement

  • Align Master Academic Plan, Facilities Master Plan, Strategic Plan, and academic resource allocation;
  • Establish and meet metrics for continuous quality improvement in all academic areas;
  • In partnership with Institutional Effectiveness, use data to inform the development of new programs, the evaluation/prioritization of current offerings; and assure adherence to all state and federal regulations.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate should have an appropriate combination of education, training, and experience that includes extensive expertise in program and curriculum development, program review and enhancement, accreditation processes, continuous quality improvement processes, and budget and fiscal management.

  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in higher education administration, education or closely related field;
  • Demonstrated success, comprehensive knowledge and executive level experience in two-year college administration or other extraordinary leadership experience at a large complex organization;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the role and mission of a community college;
  • A successful record of maintaining and sustaining a cohesive relationship with faculty and staff and building a cohesive and diverse team;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including group and public speaking;
  • Successful experience collaborating with the student affairs division;
  • Demonstrated and documented experience leading and/or overseeing programs that increase student persistence, progression, completion, and graduation;
  • Demonstrated documented experience with promoting equity and inclusion;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to develop and execute multi-year strategic plans;
  • Excellent influencing and collaboration skills;
  • Experience in organizing and writing reports, grants, and presentations;
  • Proven record of multi-tasking and ability to handle a high pressure environment with significant timeline pressures;
  • Demonstrated experience of developing partnerships with business/industries and community partners as well as Community Based Organizations;
  • Appropriate record of distinguished teaching & learning, and service.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree from an accredited institution;
  • Experience working in a unionized environment.