Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs (Reposted)

Company Description:

Since 1963, Mount Wachusett Community College has built a tradition of providing innovative undergraduate education, workforce development, personal enrichment, and community service to North Central Massachusetts and beyond. Located in Gardner, MA, with satellite campuses in Fitchburg, Leominster and Devens, MWCC now serves approximately 12,000 credit and noncredit students each year and offers over 70 associate degree and credit certificate options. An award-winning, national leader in the area of renewable energy, MWCC is also nationally recognized for its veterans' services, civic engagement and K-12 partnerships.

We hope you will consider applying for one of our open positions, and discover all that Mount Wachusett Community College and the North Central Massachusetts region have to offer.

Job Description:

General Statement of Duties

 Mount Wachusett Community College seeks a visionary leader to oversee all aspects of academic and student affairs.  The Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs will leverage all academic activities and programs with student services to promote student success inside and outside of the classroom.  Responsible for supervision, accountability, and providing an environment where students, particularly first generation and economically disadvantaged students, can be successful and ensuring a safe and welcoming campus environment.  The Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs will provide vision in the areas addressing growth and new program development.  Responsible for developing a collegial environment that is conducive to the scholarly interaction of students and faculty.  Celebrates an inclusive environment that promotes understanding and respect within a diverse student body, faculty, staff and community.



  1. Provides overall direction to integrated academic and student affairs in the establishment, implementation, and management of the following: academic scheduling and programming; accreditation matters; advisement and counseling; curriculum development; education policy; institutional and faculty development; library service; program review; divisional resource allocation; and student life.
  2. Demonstrates a passion for education and student-centered learning and support services and serves as a champion for sustaining and improving an environment that meets the needs of students.
  3. Advises the president in formulating overall plans, policies, and procedures for the execution of the goals and mission of the College.
  4. Leads the process of faculty and staff personnel decisions, which includes appointment, rank and tenure recommendations, as well as sabbatical leave recommendations, for action by the president.
  5. Serves on the president's leadership team and other committees (internal and external) and represents the president or College in a variety of settings as requested.
  6. Supervises and evaluates the academic and student services deans and all other direct reports.
  7. Participates in the development and implementation of division and institutional long- and short-term plans.
  8. Ensures compliance with College policies, procedures, and collective bargaining agreements. Ensures compliance with all regulatory and accrediting agencies and associations.
  9. Provides leadership needed to strengthen and grow all formats of distance education.
  10. In association with deans and direct reports, prepares, manages, and assumes fiscal responsibility for all budgetary matters in the academic and student affairs areas.
  11. Oversees the preparation of the college catalog, college calendar, semester course schedules, student handbook, and related publications in conjunction with designated personnel and divisions.
  12. Maintains communication with counterparts in the Massachusetts system, as well as with other post-secondary institutions and other community college leaders.
  13. Provides management support to grant-funded academic student-serving programs.
  14. Ability to work effectively in a collective bargaining environment.
  15. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Master's degree required, Earned doctorate from an accredited institution of higher education strongly preferred.
  2. Four years of college-level progressive, administrative experience, which includes both teaching and academic administrative at the director/chair or higher level; preferably within a community college setting.
  3. College-level teaching experience, full or part-time; preferably within a community college setting.
  4. Experience and familiarity with online learning and institutional technology.
  5. Significant experience in budget development and administration; personnel administration and evaluation; curriculum review, evaluation and development; and contract administration.
  6. Record of achievement in contract administration.
  7. A strong and demonstrated commitment to the philosophy of the community college, to broad-based institutional planning, participative management, and to student development issues.
  8. Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills.
  9. Proficiency in oral and written expression utilizing technology to produce professional presentations and reports.

Additional Desired Attributes:

  1. Demonstrate collaborative leadership which is inclusive of varying viewpoints, which values diversity, and which honors shared governance. Build consensus among faculty and staff for improvements needed to advance teaching, learning, and student affairs.
  2. Must value and appreciate the importance of fostering inclusion and diversity within a higher education setting.
  3. Visionary leader with a proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to serve as a catalyst for changes necessary for the continued success of the College.

Additional Information:

Salary:  Salary Commensurate With Experience and Education
Employee Status: Full Time
Benefits: Yes
Hours per Week: 37.5
Number of Weeks: 52

Mount Wachusett Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:

The following documents are required:
1. Resume

2. Cover Letter

3. Staff employment Application on MWCC employment site

Deadline Date: April 30, 2018

Candidates may be subject to employment screening to include both a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) request and a Sexual Offender Registry Information (SORI).


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