Vice President of Academic Affairs

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Baltimore City Community CollegeAbout Baltimore City Community College
Founded in 1947, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is a comprehensive, urban institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s campus is located in West Baltimore; the institution also has several satellite locations throughout the city. With its broad range of degree and certificate programs, affordable tuition, and extensive outreach, BCCC offers educational opportunities to the citizens of Baltimore City and throughout the state of Maryland. BCCC serves nearly 14,000* students annually, providing credits that transfer to four-year colleges and universities as well as workforce training leading directly to job placement. The College is proud of the fact that nearly 90** nations are represented within the student body.

* Based on annual unduplicated credit and non-credit headcount for FY 2018.
**Based on fall 2018 credit enrollment.
Requisition Number: 2019-084
Posting Start Date: 9/4/2019
City: Baltimore
State: MD
Minimum Education: PhD
Additional Documentation: YES
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Vice President of Academic AffairsDescription/Job Summary

As the chief academic officer, the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) will be a dynamic and unifying leader who articulates the academic vision for the College, providing direction for academic programs, policies, strategies and initiatives. The VPAA is an advocate who promotes innovation, technology resources, collegial engagement and supports excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarship. The individual will bring a working knowledge and appreciation for operating within a shared governance environment, as well as foster a student-centered culture. The VPAA preserves the integrity and viability of the College’s curriculum, ensuring its quality, relevance and strategic alignment with the mission, vision and values of the College; and assures the College’s continuous adherence to standards governing its accreditation. The VPAA serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet, providing consultation to the President on academic matters and collaborating with institutional leaders on the development and implementation of college-wide strategy. The VPAA maintains primary responsibility for academic matters including planning, assessment, re-alignment and accountability for the operations, direction and supervision of academic areas, programs, activities, faculty and staff.

This position also serves as the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO), appointed by the College President. The ALO is the primary contact with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) staff and as a resource to the institution on MSCHE accreditation issues.


Specific Duties

  • Works to create a long-term vision for Academic Affairs, which will enhance the College’s educational mission;
  • Provides vision, leadership and direction for the College’s academic programs including curriculum and instruction, service, research and scholarship;
  • Develops and implement the College’s Academic Master Plan and related academic initiatives, ensuring the alignment with the College’s Strategic Plan, mission and vision;
  • Works collaboratively with the Vice President of Student Affairs and others to ensure student access, completion and success;
  • Works cooperatively with the Vice President for Workforce and Continuing Education to provide comprehensive offerings and develop partnerships with business and industry, and community-based organizations;
  • Works closely with schools, colleges, universities, businesses, community groups and the Board of Trustees to provide relevant information, consultation and recommendations on educational matters;
  • Works, in particular, with the Baltimore Public City Schools to provide liberal arts and pathway curriculum for dual credit;
  • Chairs or serves as a member of standing and ad-hoc committees as directed by the President;
  • Champions assessment of learning outcomes, operations and processes;
  • Provides leadership for the accreditation and assessment processes to improve academic endeavors of the College;
  • Monitors accreditation issues and ensure that the College seeks and retains accreditation for all academic programs;
  • Oversees periodic academic program reviews and work with Deans in the review and development of improvements in curriculum and instruction;
  • Provides leadership for curriculum development and evaluation based on goals, objectives, and outcomes;
  • Monitors and evaluate quality and cost effectiveness of academic programs;
  • Evaluates course enrollment, retention and graduation trends. Ensures strategic class scheduling to address student needs; increase enrollment; and, maximize productivity;
  • Evaluates effectiveness of instruction through course evaluations by students, course syllabi, institutional data, classroom visits and departmental reports;
  • Develops and foster positive and productive relationships between the College and its various constituencies;
  • Initiates contacts and maintain ongoing relationships with other colleges and universities to build the College’s capacity and reputation;
  • Works cooperatively with faculty, the Grants Office and others to secure funding for curriculum development and improvement and to develop sound marketing strategies;
  • Establishes community, business and industry partnerships to strengthen and improve academic programs;
  • As directed by the President, represents the institution to executive and legislative government at the local, state and national levels;
  • Oversees the coordination and integration of the various services, programs, functions and activities of the Division of Academic Affairs;
  • Determines budgetary priorities and develop, recommend and implement the annual division budget;
  • Oversees the recruitment, selection and development of faculty and staff within the division;
  • Utilizes institutional data in decision-making, including the evaluation of academic programs and services;
  • Manages the academic organizational structure of the institution and articulate the roles and responsibilities of the division leaders and managers;
  • Oversees the development of academic publications including the course catalog; course schedule and faculty handbook;
  • Prepares and submit curricular materials, information, reports, data, etc. to external agencies and governing bodies for review and approval as required;

Serves as the ALO for the College:

  • Maintains familiarity with Commission’s standards, policies, procedures and resources by regularly reviewing the MSCHE website, publications, and other resources;
  • Serves as the primary contact person with MSCHE staff, which includes ensuring institutional compliance with all Commission requests;
  • Ensures compliance with the Commission’s standards and policies is incorporated into the ongoing planning and evaluation processes of the institution;
  • Serves as a key resource person in the planning and preparation of accreditation-related documents including the decennial Self-Study Report, the Periodic Review Report, Substantive Change requests, progress reports, and monitoring reports;
  • Collaborates in the preparation of the annual Institutional Profile;
  • Ensures the accuracy of institutional data collected by the Commission and provides changes occurring at the institution;
  • Notifies the Commission in advance of substantive changes and major institutional developments, in accord with the policies and procedures of the Commission;
  • Maintains correspondence and institutional files and materials, such as reports related to accreditation and reaffirmation; accreditation manuals, standards and policies; and schedules of Commission visits;
  • Ensures broad-based institutional compliance with Commission standards, policies and procedures and emerging and evolving accreditation issues;
  • Serves as a resource person to prepare for and coordinate the details of accreditation-related visits by Commission staff and peer evaluators;
  • Maintains regular contact with the MSCHE vice president who is assigned as the institution’s liaison;
  • Performs other related duties and institutional responsibilities as assigned.
Required Qualifications


  • An earned Doctorate in a STEM, business or related discipline from an accredited institution;
  • Ten (10) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in higher education, including a minimum of seven (7) years of senior-level administrative leadership in academic affairs;
  • A minimum of five (5) years teaching in a higher education setting;
  • Experience with higher education regional accreditation standards, and articulation processes and program reviews;
  • Demonstrated leadership in using assessment to continuously improve the quality of teaching and learning and student outcomes;
  • Supervisory experience in the evaluation of faculty and administrative personnel;
  • Effective administrative experience that includes planning, faculty development, budgeting, and technology and resource development that fosters innovation.


  • A letter of interest that describes qualifications and professional experience;
  • Curriculum vitae or resume;
  • A minimum of seven (7) professional references, including a current supervisor (work and cell numbers); (upload additional document)
  • Copies of official transcripts will be required of the finalists;
  • Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

BCCC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

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