Associate Provost for Academic Administration
Job Description Summary
Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice President, the Associate Provost will provide administrative management and coordination in the formulation, interpretation and administration of the Provost Office’s strategy development, planning and assessment. The Associate Provost will exercise administrative oversight for various initiatives and processes in Academic Affairs, including and especially post-traditional and online learning to advance regional workforce development, regional accreditation processes and self-studies, new program development process, academic program collaborations within the University and among State System institutions, and annual report and 5-year review process and reporting. The Associate Provost serves as a member of the Provost’s leadership team, as well as on other University and campus committees.
•Excellent skills in oral and written communication;
•Superb organizational skills and attention to detail;
•Proven skills in working with senior leadership, in academic culture, and with industry partners;
•A fair, collaborative, and transparent leadership style that will engender trust among all members of the University community;
•An understanding of and commitment to students and to demographic, social, and intellectual diversity;
•Experience supervising professional staff;
•Advanced proficiency in relevant components of Microsoft Office, including Access and Excel
•In collaboration with Enrollment Management units and the Deans, coordinate activities and services to advance post-traditional student recruitment and success, with a view to establishing the University as a center for adult online learning and workforce development;
• Coordinate outreach to regional industry partners to provide ‘upskilling’ and credentials their employees need in a rapidly advancing technology environment;
•Provide leadership and oversight to the Workforce Development and Continuing Education office;
•In consultation with Deans, coordinate online and other distance and/or limited residency offerings to support timely post-traditional student progress toward a credential or degree;
• Provide leadership and support for organization, drafting, and preparation of Middle States regional accreditation reports and self-studies, and for site visits;
•In consultation with Deans, monitor progress of preparation for specialized accreditation and specialized licensing visits;
•Monitor accreditation budget;
•Collaborate with academic units and Office of the Chancellor staff to support processes for revising and developing academic programs, including workforce needs research, review of Letters of Intent and New Program Proposals, and budget development;
• Support campus academic planning processes and strategic planning objectives for academic programs consistent with standards of quality;
•In collaboration with Deans, advance student opportunity cost effectiveness through administrative support of academic program and service sharing within the University, through the PASSHE Collaborative and the PASSHE Online Pathways initiatives;
•Support the department annual report and 5-year review process in the Provost’s Office.
•Other duties and special projects as assigned.
A masters degree from an accredited institution;
•A minimum of three years of effective academic leadership experience in higher education;
•Experience with credit- and non-credit bearing curriculum and academic services for post-traditional leaners in classroom-based, online, and low residency delivery across degree levels; OR
• Experience with accreditation processes and reports in higher education and proven effectiveness at organizing evidence and drafting the narrative for regional accreditation reports.
•A doctorate degree from an accredited institution