Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Vice President for Academic Affairs reports to the President and is accountable for the overall success of the academic affairs operations of the college. The incumbent's primary responsibility is to promote the college's mission by providing effective academic leadership and oversight of all academic departments, instruction, assessment, accreditation, and faculty development programs. The Vice President provides leadership for the Academic Affairs units of the College including: Business and Career & Technical Education, STEM and Liberal Arts, Health Sciences & Services, Workforce Development, Marketing and Public Relations, and Institutional Research. The Vice President for Academic Affairs also supervises an academic dean for each of these areas, as well as, an Associate Dean, the Dean of Institutional Research, and the Director of Marketing and Public Relations. The incumbent will be responsible for leading faculty and academic staff recruitment and development, providing advisory recommendations to the President on academic appointments; coordinating academic program reviews, assessment and accreditation; serving on the President’s Advisory Council and Cabinet team. In addition, the Vice President of Academic Affairs represents the College in community, state, regional and national organizations and will be responsible for College operations in the President’s absence.
The candidate will have an appropriate combination of education, training, and experience that includes, but is not limited to, knowledge and extensive expertise in program and curriculum development, program review and enhancement, accreditation processes, continuous quality improvement processes – experience with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)-AQIP a plus, and budget and fiscal management.
- Masters degree from an accredited institution in higher education administration, education or closely related field;
- Demonstrated success in progressively responsible administrative leadership in a higher education setting or other extraordinary leadership experience in a complex organization;
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including group and public speaking;
- A demonstrated support of or exposure to student services that enhance persistence, progression and completion rates in higher education;
- A successful record of maintaining and sustaining a cohesive relationship with faculty and staff;
- 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;
- A proven record of prioritizing and balancing multiple -tasks in a high pressure environment with significant timeline pressures.
- Doctoral degree from an accredited institution;
- Two-year college teaching and administrative experience.