Vice President for Workforce & Academic Programs
Chesapeake College, located on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland, just 45-50 miles from the Baltimore-Washington D.C., corridor, has an opening for a Vice President of Workforce and Academic Programs. Founded in 1965, the College is governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees and serves the five counties on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. As the first regional, public community college in Maryland, Chesapeake College operates with a regional governance structure that is unique in the state.
As Chief Academic Officer, the Vice President for Workforce and Academic Programs provides leadership and supervision for all credit and non-credit programs, associated personnel, budgets, facilities and equipment. Ensures excellence in teaching and learning and the systematic assessment of student learning outcomes; engages in collaborative governance. Works closely with employers, schools and colleges to ensure that programs are relevant and up-to-date. Maintains knowledge of educational trends and regulations; actively represents the college in the community and at the state and national level. Serves as a member of the president’s senior leadership team to articulate the college’s vision and mission, achieve strategic plan goals and develop policy.
Additionally, the College seeks an individual with a passion for community colleges, and for the Eastern Shore—one who will inspire the community to expand educational opportunity in the region and actively promote academic and workforce development. The vice president will have the opportunity to enhance collaboration and establish partnerships in a rural setting; create new training opportunities to support the regional workforce demands; and help develop a cohesive campus community.
Qualifications include: Earned doctorate in higher education, instruction, academic discipline, or comparable professional degree preferred. Relevant Master’s degree with significant progress toward PhD completion required. Formal leadership study a plus. At least five (5 years) full-time teaching experience in higher education. At least two (2) years of progressively responsible leadership positions in academic administration, preferably at a community college. Excellent communication and problem-solving skills. Demonstrated commitment to the mission of a comprehensive community college and learner centered institutions. Regional knowledge and experience strongly preferred.