Associate Vice Chancellor, LSC Online
Associate Vice Chancellor, LSC Online
Lone Star College --- a unified system of six comprehensive community campuses offering academic college education, continuing education, business and corporate training, online learning, transitional studies, special programs, and international educational partnerships, and serving 99,000 students --- is seeking an Associate Vice Chancellor for LSC-Online. The chosen professional will assist in leading the College’s pursuit of excellence in academics, student life, and community service in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity.
Commitment to Mission
This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.
Nationally recognized, globally connected and locally focused, Lone Star College is the largest college or University in Houston and one of the fastest growing community colleges in the United States. With more than 89,000 credit students each semester and a total enrollment of more than 99,000, Lone Star College is committed to student success and credential completion.
LSC adds nearly $3 billion to the local and regional economy by providing educational opportunities across the north Houston region.
Lone Star College-System Office employees are based at one of two System Office locations; The Woodlands and University Park. Both are the site for multiple administrative departments and system-wide training programs.
This position is located at LSC-System Office, University Park at 20515 SH 249, Houston, TX 77070
Purpose and Scope
The Associate Vice Chancellor, LSC-Online provides overall strategic leadership and administration for all aspects of LSC-Online through a centralized model. Responsible for strategic planning, development, implementation, and review for quality assurance of online instruction and support services. Works collaboratively with institutional stakeholders to ensure support and success of faculty and students who utilize online learning. The successful candidate should demonstrate a deep working knowledge of the current online learning environment, vision to forecast trends, ability to develop a go to market strategy, comprehensive knowledge of growing channel business and growing online through a corporate college model and internet marketing.
Essential Job Functions:
- Provide strategic vision and long-term operational leadership for LSC-Online and all related programs and services; actively engages in strategic planning and strategic enrollment management planning and execution
- Raise the system’s local, national and international profile and bring renewed confidence to LSC-Online; serve as institutional lead for growing online programs and develop state-of-the-art practices
- In conjunction with institutional marketing, campuses and LSC Corporate College develop and implement strategies that effectively and comprehensively market LSC-Online to internal and external markets; serve as thought leader for online innovation to expand process and accessibility of online programming for a virtual high school, homeschool, and online training and development for business and industry
- Model exemplary leadership behavior; develop and implement annual budgets for LSC-Online and maintain a high performing team committed to collaboration, innovation, communication, continuous improvement, and informed planning
- Provide oversight for online student services; assure reliable and responsive technology for delivery of courses and training; research and anticipate changes impacting instruction; facilitate online course design and evaluate through regular communication with stakeholders
- Monitor online and video conference courses to ensure quality, ensure that faculty provide a strong, student-focused educational environment through consistent adherence to course rubrics, student competencies, and course pedagogy; lead faculty online certification through the design and delivery of online certifications; work with LSC campuses to assess and determine supports needed to improve quality of online curriculum, evaluation of courses and student readiness for online learning
- Communicate with college instructional deans, student support services and other stakeholders to coordinate support for online faculty, students, and potential students in an attempt to make the entire online education experience more user-friendly, effective, and seamless
- Develop strategic enrollment management strategies to convert prospective students from online chat inquires and other online contacts to enrollees in face-to-face, online or hybrid courses and programs
- Implement and evaluate online orientation to strengthen and continually develop faculty and staff to ensure greater student success, retention and completion
- Identify and research new revenue streams, market academic programs, lead all distance education recruitment and retention efforts, day-to-day operations, and develop and enhance external partnerships to grow and sustain key online initiatives
- Understand and maintain compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to distance learning, including State Authorization, NCSARA, SACSCOC and American with Disabilities Act
- Successful development and management of LSC-Online training and development model (channel marketing) and provide fiscal oversight of all Internet and direct-to-consumer marketing campaign
- Use of data analytics to inform and update stakeholders on progress towards enrollment and retention goals
- Responsible for executing all duties as assigned
- Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned
- Master’s degree and at least 10 years of related work experience, at least 5 years in a management or director-level position or equivalent combination of education and experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Expertise in online learning technology and design
- Curriculum design and teaching online experience
- Strong problem solving and team building skills
- Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to identify and assure flexible, accessible and comprehensive support services for online learning students
- Ability to display personal initiative and autonomy
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment
- Ability to establish strategy and direction for department
- Ability to promote diversity and maintain a positive attitude in demanding work environment
- Ability to set priorities and handle several tasks simultaneously
- Above average skills in utilization of computer systems to extract and report information
- Ability to display personal initiative and autonomy with the ability to work in a team environment
- Demonstration of entrepreneurial and innovative thinking
- Minimal physical effort is required
This is a confidential search process guided by an external search consultant, Dr. Dennis Michaelis, who is the ONLY recipient of your materials. The following four items are required to be submitted directly and only to the search consultant via e-mail attachments:
- COVER LETTER, limited to no more than 4 typed pages, detailing how your education experiences/background align with this Position Profile.
- RESUME, limited to no more than 6 typed pages.
- REFERENCES, limited to 1 typed page, and including two supervisors, two direct reports, two full-time faculty members, and one community reference. The references must include names, titles, business and personal phone numbers, and e-mail addresses. References will not be contacted without the consultant’s prior notification to the applicant.
- TRANSCRIPT OF ALL DEGREES
All attachments are to be in Microsoft Word or PDF format, and file names must begin with applicant’s initials (example: ABCcover, ABCres, ABCref, ABCtrans).
Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that application materials be submitted by Friday, May 4, 2018 and no later than Wednesday, May 9, 2018.
For questions related to the search process, calendar, and Position Profile contact Search Liaison Helen Clougherty, Vice Chancellor, Chief of Staff/Board Liaison at Helen.Clougherty@LoneStar.edu
For other questions, contact the Search Consultant via e-mail noted below (including requests for phone conversation, in which you should also list times and number at which you may be reached).
Dr. Dennis Michaelis
Gold Hill Associates
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