Redding, California
Aug 06, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Provost serves as the Chief Academic Officer of the university and provides vision, academic and spiritual leadership, and support for all academic programs and personnel. Responsibilities include oversight to faculty, deans and delivering overall direction and effective management of the university’s academic programs in support of Simpson University’s mission, managing plans to deliver priorities, and development and contribution to the strategic plan for the university.


  1. Must have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. and five years of college level teaching experience
  2. Strong record of success in college or university level academic administrative leadership
  3. Strong relationship builder and communicator with experience leading diverse work teams and developing organization-wide strategy for program excellence
  4. Strong value for culture of assessment with inclination toward use of portfolios
  5. Must demonstrate integrity and faith commitment, strive for excellence, and have experience in leading others to new levels of effectiveness and programmatic impact; ability to successfully deal with sensitive or confidential information
  6. Exceptional time management skills; listening, written verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  7. Successful team management skills with the ability to partner with a dynamic leadership team
  8. Technologically astute with the capability of managing in multiple enterprise modalities and platforms; must have excel and illustration data competency
  9. Ability to exhibit poise, composure, and confidence when confronting stressful or high-pressure situations
  10. Ability to take initiative and promote innovation within their area
  11. Capacity to act and revise policy to be nimble without sacrifice of academic rigor
  12. Knowledge of modern and complex practices associated with performance accountability
  13. Organizational development, personnel management, budget and resources development, and strategic planning skills
  14. Demonstrated success developing and monitoring systems to manage both operational and programmatic work that involves high levels of collaboration
  15. Proven resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems
  16. Respect for and willingness to seek out diverse perspectives
  17. Demonstrated ability to advise and lead through curricular mapping with colleagues
  18. Demonstrated ability to inspire trust and to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  19. Ability to provide leadership to supervise the planning, development and establishment of new, modified and/or improved accountability services and activities
  20. Ability to delegate authority and responsibility and hold subordinates accountable
  21. Demonstrated ability to establish and accomplish goals and to empower personnel to optimize effective operations
  22. Demonstrated ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  23. Wide range of experience and high level of achievements in curriculum design and implementation
  24. Thorough commitment to highest standards of Christian scholarship and spiritual development of students
  25. Demonstrated ability to foster an environment of faculty development and product/program awareness, even when challenged by resources

General Expectations:

  1. Demonstrate Simpson University values in the performance of all duties
  2. Maintain a faith filled Christian lifestyle in accordance with Simpson University Lifestyle Policy in Staff Handbook
  3. Maintain the confidentiality of information, data and records. Properly use tact, diplomacy, discretion and judgment
  4. Demonstrate strong customer service skills in the performance of job duties
  5. Demonstrate good organizational and communication skills in the performance of job duties
  6. Supervise employees in accordance with Simpson University policies and procedures
  7. Support the overflow needs of other departments within the respective university area
  8. Perform other duties in accordance with this position as deemed necessary by the President

Essential Functions:

  1. Provide leadership to university deans, faculty and all academic programs that inspires outstanding academic performance at SU and professional advancement of faculty
  2. Coordinate and enable the activities of the deans, faculty and academic staff
  3. Articulate a balanced vision of the value of teaching, research and service, guided by a clear understanding of SU’s mission and goals
  4. Ensure academic affairs is working collaboratively in support of the University President
  5. Responsible for overseeing completion of annual academic document updates, including SU catalog, faculty handbook, academic master plan, etc.
  6. Responsible for setting visionary University goals (short term and long term) in cooperation with the President and cabinet, and successfully meeting those goals
  7. Responsible for budget development, implementation, monitoring and communication for Academic Affairs budget
  8. Leads institutional planning in academic areas and collaborate with Director of Institutional Planning and Research to contribute to institutional planning for facilities, student services, and other areas that impact academic programs
  9. In collaboration with President and President’s Cabinet members, provide oversight for academic program review
  10. Oversee institutional accreditation processes and oversee the preparation of institutional performance reports
  11. Oversee the curricular planning and growth and faculty development programs
  12. Facilitate and encourage faculty development activities
  13. Ensure that academic policies are effectively implemented and work with the Faculty President to improve and update policies as needed
  14. Represent the university to diverse constituencies
  15. Must consistently demonstrate capacity and positive reputation of engaging faculty and students in and out of the classroom
  16. Responsible for providing an unyielding commitment to the University mission, faith and Cabinet as a team of teams
  17. Assist the University President in developing, supporting and leading strategic planning development and accreditation portfolio for the University
  18. Responsible for fostering a culture of lifelong learning and connectivity between departments and their graduates

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Participate as needed to collaborate in fundraising projects
  2. Provide oversight of faculty searches

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