Vice President of Instruction and Student Success

Location
Scottville, Michigan
Posted
Mar 08, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Community College

West Shore Community College is seeking a dynamic individual with distinguished records of academic and administrative experience, and evidence of excellent leadership including collaborative decision making, and interpersonal skills.  The Vice President of Instruction and Student Success will be a leader committed to teamwork and continuous improvement, pursuing greatness through collaboration and building on an existing foundation. This is one of two Vice President positions reporting directly to the President.

The College is located in a beautiful “four-season” recreational area near the shore of Lake Michigan and serves a multi-county district. West Shore is uniquely positioned with beautiful facilities; up-to-date technology; talented and committed faculty and staff; and no debt. West Shore Community College offers a comprehensive general education curricula designed to meet the needs of students desiring to transfer to senior institutions, and occupational programs for students desiring to pursue immediate employment.    West Shore’s fall headcount is approximately 1200. 

The College offers an exciting, rewarding work environment where faculty and staff are dedicated to putting students first, and a competitive salary with an excellent fringe benefit package.  For more information about the College, e.g., curriculum, accreditation, strategic planning, visit us online at http://www.westshore.edu/ .

Position Summary…

The Vice President of Instruction and Student Success serves as the Chief Academic Officer and is responsible for working collaboratively with the faculty and staff in the development of action steps that implement the Strategic Plan, including building a culture of data informed decision making, and for developing an Integrated Instruction and Student Success Plan (IISSP).  This position will provide vision, leadership and oversight to the following areas of responsibility:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

  • Liberal Arts
  • Applied Arts and Sciences
  • Student Success Services
  • Developmental Education
  • Distance Learning and Off Campus Offerings
  • Library Services
  • Testing and Tutoring
  • Performing Arts

Strong candidates will distinguish themselves by their leadership qualities and their commitment to education.  Success in this role requires a collaborative leadership style that can build consensus in a highly collegial environment; energy, vision, integrity; and above all a deep commitment to and clear appreciation for the community college mission. In its search for Vice President of Instruction and Student Success, the College will assess the candidates’ demonstrated leadership ability in the following areas:

Essential Characteristics of the Position Include:

  • Build collegial relationships with the faculty and staff based upon shared values of trust, respect, and transparency.
  • Collaboratively develop and maintain an IISSP, monitor its implementation, and assess its effectiveness.
  • Establish and maintain a culture of high academic standards, intellectual inquiry, and student success by providing leadership in the development of effective and innovative strategies, methodologies, and practices.
  • Lead program evaluation, assessment, and review to ensure the College’s liberal arts and applied programs meet the needs of business, industry, and transfer institutions.
  • Plan, develop, and implement curriculum review and development for all instructional areas, and educational outcomes and assessment programs.
  • Develop, build, and maintain seamless transfer from district programs, e.g., PK-12, career/technical education, and articulation into baccalaureate-granting institutions in a way that maximizes student outcomes and benefits.
  • Collaborate with College staff and faculty in developing action steps that implement the Strategic Plan, including building a culture of data informed decision making.
  • Provide leadership for the provision of education by supporting, enhancing, and creating all necessary student success services.
  • Create and sustain meaningful relationships with educational partners (PK-12 and higher education).
  • Oversee compliance with regulatory and accrediting agencies including the Higher Learning Commission’s Open Pathway process.

Required Characteristics

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in a discipline that would qualify the candidate as a faculty member in either the College’s applied arts and sciences or liberal arts programs or disciplines
  • Administrative experience leading either occupational or liberal arts faculty
  • College-level teaching experience
  • Experience leading co-curricular activities
  • Experience providing leadership in an environment with at least one direct report
  • Experience leading faculty
  • Experience with pathways from PK-12 (dual enrollment or direct credit) or to four-year partners
  • Experience evaluating existing programs or developing new programs
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Experience in assessment of student learning
  • Involvement in community, state, or national organizations
  • Involvement in institutional or program accreditation

Preferred Characteristics

  • Doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution that would qualify the candidate as a faculty member in either the College’s applied arts and sciences or liberal arts programs or disciplines
  • Administrative experience leading both occupational and liberal arts faculty
  • Experience either leading, building, or managing international learning experiences for students, and/or personal experience studying abroad
  • Experience providing leadership in an environment with more than five direct reports
  • Experience leading faculty in a collective bargaining environment
  • Experience with pathways from PK-12 (dual enrollment or direct credit) and to four-year partners
  • Experience evaluating existing programs and developing new programs
  • Experience managing and developing budgets
  • Experience in assessment of student learning and institutional processes
  • Involvement in community, state, or national organizations in a leadership role
  • Involvement in institutional or program accreditation in a leadership role

Application Requirements: For best consideration submit the following materials, by April 3, 2017, to our online portal at https://my.westshore.edu/ICS/Employment/: West Shore Community College application; Letter of application specifically addressing the areas of responsibility and qualifications; resume; unofficial transcripts.  Initial screening will begin April 4, and continue until the position is filled.

 

West Shore Community College is a drug-free employer and any final offer will be contingent on drug testing and a pre-employment physical.