Vice President for Academic Affairs
Responsible for program development, financial management, and personnel administration for all academic and academic-related functions. Serves as the primary advocate and spokesperson for the academic affairs division to the College community and to the community at large. As chief academic officer, the Vice President is accountable for all programs and activities of the College regarding (a) implementation of policies and decisions of the President and Board; (b) compliance with federal and state regulations; and (c) maintenance of productive relationships with all segments of education, the community, legislators and other state agencies that have an interest in the work of the College. Serves as the accreditation liaison officer to the institutional accrediting agency (Higher Learning Commission). Primary duties involve exercising discretion and independent judgment in matters of significance, such as faculty selection, academic program viability, and budget authorization. Candidates with commensurate experience will be compensated competitively.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Serves as the chief academic officer for all faculty and student academic issues.
Provides leadership for the development of academic programs.
Monitors the revision, updating, and maintenance of existing programs ensuring compatibility with the College mission and compliance with state regulatory agencies.
Manages the program review and assessment of student learning processes.
Responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of policies that relate to academic affairs.
Provides leadership in planning, assessing and improving academic services to meet the College’s mission and strategic plan.
Provides leadership for the development and implementation of institutional, program, and state accreditation issues and compliance.
Provides leadership for Ohio Association of Community Colleges and Ohio Department of Higher Education academic initiatives, polices, changes, and compliance.
Coordinates faculty/administration committee and the Council for Academic and Student Affairs.
Provides leadership for the development of professional development activities for faculty, including the integration of education technology. Directs processes for recognition of faculty excellence.
Oversees the management of the library/learning resources center.
Directs planning, allocation and use of fiscal resources within academic divisions and staff departments, ensuring alignment with College mission and strategic plan.
Recommends faculty and staff as employees of the College.
Provides leadership in the writing of annual reports required by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Serves as a member of President’s Executive Team.
Completes other duties as assigned.
Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints; and resolving problems.
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• Distance Learning Instructional Technologist
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EDUCATION AND/OR WORK EXPERIENCE:
• Master’s Degree required; an earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution preferred
• A pattern of progressively responsible administrative experience in academic or student affairs required
• Teaching experience at a two-year college preferred
• Background in distance learning, health programs, or skill trades programs preferred.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Effective verbal and written communication skills
• Effective analytical skills to interpret data
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Strong leadership skills to motivate employees
• Knowledge of fund accounting, budgeting, finance, labor relations and business law
• Knowledge of computer hardware and software applications
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.