Vice President, Academic & Student Affairs

Harold Washington College
Apr 09, 2019
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Community College
Duties and ResponsibilitiesVice President, Academic and Student AffairsHarold Washington College
The City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) is made up of seven colleges, the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest nationally. We provide more than 80,000 students each year access to a quality, affordable education. CCC supports students in meeting their goals – whether that is pursuit of a credential to head into or advance in the workforce, an associate degree with the intention to transfer to a four-year college, free GED or ESL courses, or continuing education. CCC seeks candidates committed to our students’ success and offers a unique opportunity for faculty and staff to have a lasting impact in our students’ lives.
Primary Objective:Reporting to the College President, the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs serves as the college’s Chief Academic Officer, responsible for planning, developing, administering and providing management oversight of the college’s instructional programs (associate degree, skill/certificate, adult education, continuing education), the management and evaluation of instructional faculty, staff and administrators, and the evaluation of programs for compliance with academic and accreditation standards and practices.
The Vice President provides strategic leadership for the college’s instructional and student services functions, working collaboratively with senior administrative staff to develop, implement and monitor innovative approaches to academic excellence and quality student experiences. 
The Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs leads and coordinates initiatives working with senior administrators and external stakeholders to build partnerships, enhance education, transfer and career goals for students. The VP brings to the college innovative partnerships and research based examples how to improve upon the college’s success and brings energy to the college’s strategic plan. The VP also performs other related duties as required.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provides overall strategic leadership for the college’s instructional and student services functions with guidance from the President.
  • Plans, administers, and evaluates instructional and co-curricular programs of the college. Directs curriculum review and development.
  • Oversees the Offices of Instruction and the Office of Student Affairs. · Assists the President in planning, organizing, and directing the operations, staffing, and budgeting needs of the college.
  • Supports college plans to ensure continuous and measurable improvement in student life cycle benchmarks including enrollment, retention, persistence, completion and post completion success.
  • Facilitates collaborative relationships between the district and college departments to develop a student-centered approach to enrollment and retention.
  • Plans, establishes priorities, assigns work, monitors progress and evaluates results of all academic programs and student support services at the college.
  • Supervises all aspect of the system of academic personnel administration at the college. Develops, coordinates and/or implements staff and faculty development programs.
  • Provides advisory recommendations to the President on all academic facultyappointments including tenure, promotion and lane advancement, sabbatical, and all related matters to ensure that such processes comply with the terms of faculty and staff bargaining agreements and CCC’s policies and procedures.
  • Conducts performance evaluations and establishes professional development programs and succession planning for employees for direct reports including college deans, program administrators and non-academic staff.
  • Partners with the college’s DSI to identify and implement creative recruitment and marketing strategies designed to meet student enrollment goals, and aligns to program specific or concentration specific strategies.
  • In partnership with Faculty and the Dean of Instruction, assists in the creation and implementation of an academic portfolio management system set to evaluate the health of all academic programs in the college. Leads the Illinois Community College Program Review. Creates and maintains articulation agreements.
  • In partnership with the President’s office, manages grant processes inclusive of research and review of grant opportunities, completion of new grant applications, grant implementation, and maintenance grants’ audit and compliance review requirements.
  • Proactively researches and integrates national best practices for community college and higher education to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Collaborates with Institutional Effectiveness to establish and implement a culture in which continuous quality improvement and planning activities are integrated, understood, and practiced in a manner consistent with the college’s mission, values and vision.
  • Participates in college and district governance and strategic planning.
  • May serve as chief administrator of the college in the absence of the President.
  • Leads, cultivates, and inspires an organizational culture of ethical behavior, positivity, professionalism, employee empowerment, satisfaction, and productivity.

Supervisory Responsibilities:Report to: College President Direct Supervision: Deans; College Administrators, Clerical Support StaffIndirect Supervision: Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Technical Staff

QualificationsEducation, Training and Experience:
  • A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university. An earned Doctorate degree from an accredited institution is strongly preferred.
  • Five years of administrative experience, preferably in a community college setting, with experience in program development, strategic planning, operational oversight, and fiscal management.
  • Five years of teaching experience in a unionized, higher education setting is preferred.
  • A data-informed problem solver and decision maker, with demonstrated ability to move initiatives forward in the areas of curriculum development, program evaluation and assessment, and enrollment management.
  • A strong manager with demonstrated management skills in budget and resource development, grant funding, and partnership building.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

The following generally describes the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time to successfully perform the assigned duties.
Knowledge, Skills and Ability:
  • Knowledge and understanding of academic planning, program development, program evaluation, and budgeting.
  • Knowledge of higher education accreditation procedures, the higher learning commission, articulation process, assessment and program review.
  • Knowledge of CCC policies and procedures; collective bargaining agreements; and employee/faculty/student handbooks.
  • Knowledge of program evaluation and student learning assessment methods.
  • Knowledge of local /regional workforce needs and economic development issues.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, including public speaking, skills.
  • Excellent management skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work within a culturally diverse environment.
  • Ability to establish effective and cooperative working relationships.
  • Ability to develop a technologically integrated environment that fosters innovation.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a strategic vision and launch new initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a high degree of professionalism.

Working Conditions:
  • General office environment.
  • Travel to various colleges across the District.

  • Standard office equipment including computers and peripheral equipment. 

Physical Requirements:
  • Primarily sedentary with intermittent standing, walking, bending, and stooping.
  • Some lifting or carting of lightweight objects may be required.

Worker Characteristics:
  • Leadership – Demonstrates willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  • Initiative – Demonstrate willingness to take on responsibilities and job challenges.
  • Innovation – Requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility – Be open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Technologically Informed - Capable user of technology who understands the role of technology in the institution and who will guide and support its efficient and effective use.

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. 

Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago.  

Approved by Compensation and ClassificationDate: August, 2018 
The intent of this job description is to provide a general description of the duties and responsibilities of this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive set of the duties and responsibilities, nor all of the necessary qualifications to perform the work.

Job: Administration/Management
Primary Location: Harold Washington College
Job Posting: Dec 19, 2018, 4:18:58 PM

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