Vice President of Instruction and Chief Academic Officer
Position will remain open until filled
(for best consideration apply by 5 p.m. October 1, 2017)
Alamance Community College (ACC) seeks a dynamic, innovative and proven leader to serve as its next Vice President of Instruction. Reporting to the Executive Vice President, the Vice President of Instruction is the Chief Academic Officer. This is a President's Cabinet level position responsible for a $13 million budget and the leadership of 120 full-time and 200 part-time faculty. The Vice President of Instruction will work closely with the academic deans, directors and others to grow the curricula, enrollment and overall quality of the academic enterprise.
Founded in 1958, ACC is the 14th largest of North Carolina's 58 community colleges, enrolling annually approximately 15,000 curriculum and continuing education students. The College is located within the Piedmont-Triad Region in beautiful Alamance County, which is situated between Greensboro to the west and Chapel Hill and Durham to the east.
The ideal candidate for this position will have a demonstrated record of innovation, achievement, curriculum development, enrollment growth and student success and retention. This individual will be accountable for the planning, development, implementation, evaluation and management of the College's curriculum enterprise. This individual must have a demonstrated record of success in building effective programs and partnerships, and garnering support from a sizeable constituency base.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
- Serves as the College's Chief Academic Officer.
- Provides visionary leadership and evaluation related to the quality, relevancy and growth of the College's curriculum programs and partnerships.
- Directs and coordinates activities within the academic divisions including Business, Arts and Sciences, Health and Public Services and Industrial Technologies as well as the College's Learning Resource Center, Distance Learning Department, and Career and College Promise (Dual Enrollment) Program.
- Provides leadership to ensure the quality and relevance of curriculum programs and alignment to workforce needs.
- Maintains programs of study to ensure compliance with the North Carolina Community College System curriculum standards.
- Provides leadership to identify professional development opportunities that support quality instruction and innovative teaching techniques.
- Works with the internal and external campus communities (i.e. senior leadership, deans, department heads, industry, advisory boards, community partners and other stakeholders) to identify new curriculum program opportunities and ensure the relevancy of existing curriculum programs.
- Collaborates with other entities, including the College's Workforce Development and Corporate Education programs, to identify innovative partnership opportunities.
- Establishes and grows partnerships with K-12 and four-year institutions (i.e. articulation, reverse articulation, co-admission agreements, etc.).
- Facilitates the growth of enrollment of non-traditional-age college students.
- Monitors enrollment, FTE, fill rates and faculty loads to ensure optimal course offerings.
- Responsible for the curriculum budget (i.e. requests for technology, equipment, space, personnel, etc.) in collaboration with academic deans and department heads.
- Serves on college standing committees (i.e. Curriculum, Commencement, Strategic Planning).
- Serves as liaison to accrediting agencies of academic programs.
- Advises President and Executive Vice President on academic, budgetary, and personnel matters pertaining to curriculum.
- Demonstrated sensitivity to and appreciation of ethnic and cultural diversity and a record of building consensus and reaching out to various and diverse stakeholders.
- Demonstrated innovative and creative leadership, with a commitment to academic excellence and student success, possessing the ability to inspire and motivate faculty and staff to fulfill their responsibility to the maximum extent while providing high quality and accessible programs to students.
- Understanding and commitment to the mission and principles of community colleges.
- Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral).
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff and students as well as other internal and external stakeholders.
- Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution, doctorate degree preferred.
- Minimum of five (5) years of increasing successful responsibility with academic programs in a college or university.
- Commitment to using data to support informed decision-making processes.
- Proven ability to develop successful strategies for enrollment growth, student success and student retention.
- Highly developed collaboration, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to interpret and understand laws, statutes, rules, and regulations and apply them in the best interest of students and the College.
- Demonstrated ability to inform the planning and assessment of a growing portfolio of programs and corresponding operational and capital budgets.
In addition to letter of interest addressing how you meet the minimum qualifications of this position, please submit your résumé and transcript(s) (unofficial copies of transcripts are acceptable).
An ACC online application MUST be fully completed for consideration.