Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 70+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 660,000 gross square feet. Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students. Founded in 1885, the College has 3700 graduate and undergraduate students. AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.

  • Responsible for assisting Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs with various functions and programs within Academic Affairs.
  • Under the direction of EVPAA handles all new program proposals from concept to market along with feasibility, curriculum, and projected financial statements.
  • Operational responsibility for the development and administration of the academic functions of the College in the academic affairs office including operational issues within each school and the low residency program
  • Working with the registrar's office, handles all student and/or parent inquiries and petitions related to grades, schedules, classes, faculty etc., and all requests to the academic affairs office for policy waivers, course waivers and substitutions, grade changes, credit overloads, academic probations and dismissals, leaves of absence and readmissions.
  • Facilitates the budget processes for all areas in the purview of the office of academic affairs by working with deans of graduate and undergraduate admissions, and with academic deans for enrollment projections, expense budgets, and maintenance of the budget.
  • Represents the EVPAA on academic standing committees and selected committee meetings, ceremonial functions, and other meetings including, but not limited to academic awards, commencement, convocation, and the undergrad research symposium.
  • Oversees the planning and implementation of space, facilities, equipment and technology (short and long term) for academic programs and services and has primary responsibility within Academic Affairs for the management and success of facilities planning and development projects.
  • Coordinates new faculty orientation and mentoring programs.
  • Works with the center for academic support to ensure student success.
  • Develops academic policies and procedures for the office of Academic Affairs
  • Represents the office of Academic Affairs on Committee on Academic Standards and Policies (CASP)
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Required Degree(s): An earned Ph.D. degree or an equivalent is required.
  • Preferred Degree(s): Strong preference for a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration or Business Administration.
  • Required Field of Expertise: Minimum of five years progressively responsible role in Academic Affairs at the level of a Dean or higher; minimum of 10 years experience in an institution of higher learning
  • Preferred Field of Expertise: Experience with accreditation, faculty evaluation, budgets and student issues highly desirable.
  • Required Training/Cert: Broad understanding of current policies and procedures impacting academic affairs in higher education; familiarity with current federal and state regulations and policies related to higher education academic setting

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to gather data and compile information, and compose correspondence and other written materials effectively.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact and work effectively with administrators, academic leadership, faculty, students, community leadership, public officials, funding agencies, and members of the community at large.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple complex/confidential tasks
  • Ability to operationalize plans and projects.
  • Ability to research, write and update office administrative operating procedure manuals.
  • Advanced analytical, evaluative, and objective critical thinking skills and the ability to effectively summarize and present information.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to follow directions yet think creatively and work independently.
  • Strong time management and project management skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of faculty, staff and student information.
  • Previous experience in academic affairs, higher education, or student services a plus.
  • Must present professional image on phone and in person.
  • Ability to assess and prioritize the urgency of situations.

This is a full-time, exempt, benefited position. Normal office hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, flexible to the needs of the department. Occasional nights and weekends required.

Qualified applicants should save and submit a brief cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three professional references (one of which must be a current or prior supervisor) as one document. Upload the saved document into the online application.

AIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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