Provost, Vice President of Academic Affairs

Auburn, New York
Oct 29, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Provosts, Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Community College

Provost, Vice President of Academic Affairs


Cayuga Community College has reopened the search for an enthusiastic and experienced academic professional to fill the position of Provost, Vice President of Academic Affairs. Review of candidate materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. This vacancy is due to a pending retirement with an anticipated start date of Summer 2019.


Job Summary:

The Provost, Vice President of Academic Affairs provides strategic leadership in the planning, development, implementation, and assessment of educational offerings, academic programs, and student learning outcomes; presides over the College in the President’s absence; stewards the recruitment, retention, and professional development of faculty; fosters excellence in teaching, advising, and service; aligns academic affairs policies with the College mission and strategic plan; and, works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and institutional partners about matters related to student engagement, retention, and completion.


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Cayuga Community College, a unit of the State University of New York with locations in the cities of Auburn and Fulton, is a two-year community college sponsored by Cayuga County and governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees.


Committed to being the community college for both Cayuga and Oswego counties, the College offers transfer and career-oriented curricula on a degree and certificate basis through day, evening, Sunday, online, and summer sessions. For groups such as high school seniors, government agencies, retirees, and industrial, business and professional personnel, the College also offers credit and credit-free specialized instruction according to need and interest.


Founded under the sponsorship of the Auburn City School District in 1953 as Auburn Community College, the College changed its official name to Cayuga County Community College in 1975 when Cayuga County assumed sponsorship.


The Auburn campus is located in the seat of Cayuga County in New York State’s Finger Lakes Region. The Fulton campus is located in Oswego County, just 10 miles from the southeast shore of Lake Ontario. Both locations offer a blend of rural and urban cultures with a rich variety of recreational and cultural opportunities including museums, parks, and theatrical and musical venues. The cities of Ithaca, Syracuse and Rochester are an easy drive from either location.


The Fulton Campus, which originated in January 1994, has occupied a few different locations over the years. From 2001 to 2012, classes were offered in 50,000 square feet at the Broadway location. In the Fall of 2012, the campus was relocated to a larger location at River Glen Drive.


This location offers classrooms and labs, student space, offices, and has much more. The Fulton Campus has “branch” status, meaning degrees can be completed entirely in Fulton.



  • Serves as Chief Academic Officer and presides over the College in the President's absence
  • Works closely with the Vice-Presidents to support the holistic needs of students
  • Supervises and provides academic leadership for the Division Chairs
  • Supervises the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Fulton Campus; Executive Director of Community Education & Workforce Development; Director of Distance Learning, Coordinators of the Honors Program, and an Academic Program Office staff member
  • Directs development and implementation of strategic and operational plans for Academic Affairs that support the College vision and mission
  • Prepares annual budget for Academic Affairs in alignment with the College's strategic plan
  • Identifies and recommends initiatives, policies, and procedures to ensure professional standards of operations
  • Oversees assessment and accountability activities in Academic Affairs
  • Ensures compliance with all academic matters related to the State University of New York, New York State Education Department, MSCHE and other regional and program accreditations
  • Evaluates and recommends faculty and staff in Academic Affairs for hire, promotion, reassignment, and retention as well as supporting their opportunities and activities for professional development
  • Coordinates development and submission of the Academic Affairs budgets and assists in preparation of the College budget
  • Serves as a member of the Senior Staff, Extended Leadership Team, Academic and Student Affairs Council (chair), Division Chairs (chair), College Council, and other groups, including task forces and groups as assigned
  • Works collaboratively with senior staff to maximize the usage and modernization of campus facilities
  • Collaborates on enrollment management strategies that support the promotion of academic programs and initiatives
  • Serves as a primary advisor to the President, particularly about matters pertaining to Academic Affairs
  • Works collaboratively with faculty collective bargaining leadership in matters related to the faculty contract
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the President


Required Experience, Skills and Characteristics:

  • Earned doctorate in an academic or professional field required
  • Five years of relevant, progressively responsible administrative and leadership experience in post-secondary education
  • Commitment to a student-centered learning environment and student success
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively in an organizational structure of faculty division chairs, deans and directors
  • Ability to work collaboratively and successfully, using a team approach to problem-solving and decision-making
  • Three years of successful teaching experience at the college level
  • Knowledge of and experience with strategic program development and outcomes assessment, including program and functional area reviews within academic affairs
  • Experience working with state and regional accrediting agencies
  • Knowledge of career pathways aligned with educational pathways
  • Functional understanding of the educational and administrative uses of computer technology, with preference desired for the SunGard Banner system
  • Personal qualities of creativity, innovation, high energy, and a sense of humor in an environment that is fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and solutions-oriented
  • Outstanding oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as a strong analytical background are essential
  • Experience collaborating effectively with all College stakeholders, including board members, school districts, government, community, students, faculty, staff, collective bargaining units and public



Salary range between $120,000 and $135,000 dependent on qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package including health insurance, prescription drug coverage, dental insurance, life insurance, retirement programs, tax-deferred annuities, flexible spending accounts, employee assistance program, employee wellness program, disability coverage, CCC tuition waivers, SUNY tuition assistance, vacation, personal, sick and holiday leave policies.


Application Process:

Please submit electronically through our application portal at the following documents as MS Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments: 1) a letter explaining your experiences, accomplishments, overall candidate viability and salary requirements; 2) a resume or CV; 3) a list of at least five professional references able to speak to your background and experience. Include name, title, contact information, and relationship to applicant.


The search committee will begin review of applications immediately. Materials submitted by December 7, 2018 will receive priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All applications are confidential and references will not be contacted without the expressed authorization of the applicant.


Cayuga Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified job seekers are encouraged to apply including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities; protected veterans and others who would enrich a diverse and inclusive work environment.