Vice President of Administration

Estherville, Iowa
Commensurate with education and related experience
May 18, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Community College

This is a full-time administrative position reporting directly to the College President.

% of TIME                                           Essential Duties/Responsibilities





  • Be responsible for the organization of the instructional services to optimize the curriculum integrity and quality of the college including coordination of course schedules with the campuses, identifying staffing needs, and short and long term academic vision.
  • Oversee all activities and supervise employees in the Instruction and Development Office including institutional research and reporting process, strategic planning and external grant funding.
  • Assist in the development of the total education program as related to the mission, goals, and objectives of Iowa Lakes Community College.  Maintain a current knowledge base of instructional trends and issues. Provide leadership in curriculum development/design guidelines.
  • Coordinate Program, State and Regional Accreditation Processes. Oversee the program review committees and program review process to facilitate academic program growth and ensure state and North Central Accreditation of the Higher Learning Commission are met.
  • Serve as the Chief Academic Officer for the college; act as the liaison to the Iowa Department of Education in all matters relating to articulation, curriculum, instruction, catalog, evaluation, and course/program credit and contact hour information.
  • Work cooperatively with the academic committees, disciplines, Campus Deans and Campus Supervisors in planning and developing instructional components of the college. Direct the development of the educational services policies and procedures for Iowa Lakes Community College.
  • Supervise Spencer, Algona, and Spirit Lake Campus Supervisors/Director, coordinate academic affairs, and direct the development of institutional objectives and budgets according to the general college guidelines and specific strategies and commitments.
  • Recommend the hiring of staff; evaluate staff performance, and other administrative duties as assigned.
  • Oversee and Supervise Technology Department
  • Oversee and Supervise the Director of Secondary Programs.
  • Oversee and Supervise the Northwest Iowa STEM Hub and staff.





  • Serve as a member of assigned academic committees such as Professional Employee Standards Committee, Academic Council, Assessment Review and Program Review as participating or ad hoc according to policies.
  • Assist with the planning of faculty development activities.
  • Administer instructional budgets in collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer and program coordinators.






Coordinate all grants with associated personnel.

Other responsibilities may be assigned by the President of the College.



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively with strong oral and written communication skills including listening skills.
  • Experience in dealing with controversial issues and conflict resolution.
  • Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.
  • Represent the College in a positive manner to employees, students, visitors, and the general public.
  • Be a creative, energetic, and self-motivated individual with strong organizational skills.
  • Assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems, exercise independent judgment when making decisions.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with other administrators, instructional staff, students, support staff, and colleagues.
  • Possess strong leadership and human relations skills and have the ability to effectively relate to diverse personalities.

    Special Demands:

    Sedentary to light work. Position involves sitting most of the time; exerting up to 20 pounds of force, stooping, kneeling, crouching, pushing, and pulling occasionally (10-33%). Walking, lifting, and grasping frequently (34-66%). Talking, hearing, viewing various types of close visual work, and repetitive motion constantly (67-100%). Required to travel utilizing personal vehicle.

    The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions, job duties/responsibilities, and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

    Employment with Iowa Lakes Community College is dependent upon successful passage of a criminal background check.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Master’s Degree with three or more years of administrative experience in postsecondary education required. Full-time experience teaching college level coursework required.  Proven background in curriculum, program development, instructional technology and ability to lead desired.   Experience with accreditation and working as part of a peer review team preferred.


Commensurate with education and related experience.

Fringe Benefits:      

Paid medical leave, vacation and holidays. Employee health, dental, and vision insurance. Partially funded family insurance available. Employee life and disability insurance. Employee retirement plan.

Application Process:     

The following items must be included in your application packet before it will be considered a complete application:

  • Employment Application form
  • Applicant Confidential Information form (This data is used to comply with government required affirmative action record keeping only and is not used for applicant screening purposes.)
  • A letter addressing your qualifications for the position
  • A resume
  • A copy of transcripts, with originals due upon hiring

    Only complete application packets will be considered for the position vacancy.

    Position open until filled; review of applications will begin June 5, 2017. Download application at  Contact Amanda Schniebs at or 712-362-0409 with questions. Iowa Lakes Community College, Human Resources Office, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334.