Associate Vice President, Career and Technical Education

Job description

Application Deadline:               Friday, November 01, 2019

Salary & Benefits:                     Starting Salary is $93,995.79 per the Santa Fe College Salary Schedule. Compensation package is comprised of many college paid benefits including health and life insurance, retirement, leave time, and tuition waivers for Santa Fe College and the University of Florida.

Classification:                            Full-time, Executive/Managerial, Paygrade EM8

Location:                                    Northwest Campus, 3000 NW 83rd Street, Building C, Gainesville, FL 32606.

Overview:  Santa Fe College (SF) has been recognized as one of the top-rated community colleges in the United States.  Santa Fe College is a comprehensive public college that offers a range of Bachelor’s degrees, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree options, as well as Certificate and Non-Degree programs. Santa Fe College is a student-centered institution with a commitment to open access, academic excellence, and cultural and ethnic diversity.  A high quality of life, temperate climate, proximity to the University of Florida, diverse cultural events, and plentiful recreational opportunities make SF and Gainesville an ideal community to work and live.

Santa Fe College invites applications for the position of Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (Career and Technical Education). The AVP reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and serves as part of the Academic Affairs division leadership team. The AVP supervises and provides leadership for planning, management, and assessment of five academic departments offering a variety of college-credit and clock-hour programs and is the college’s point person on general (non-health sciences) workforce development. Represents the college to local and statewide CTE organizations, including the statewide Council of Workforce Education of the FCS. The position also supervises adult education, job placement, and Perkins programs, including secondary-to-postsecondary career pathways. The AVP must also possess an ability to work effectively with diverse college personnel in a shared governance environment; and embrace a culture of inquiry, evidence, and innovation.

Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Oversight and support for the departments of Business Programs, Construction and Technical Programs, Education Programs, Information Technology Education, and the Institute for Public Safety.
  • Oversight and support for adult education and Perkins programs.
  • Responsibility for alignment of CTE programs with workforce needs in Alachua and Bradford counties and statewide; planning and implementation of appropriate CTE programs at SF educational centers.
  • Collaboration and liaison with local Chamber of Commerce and CareerSource activities, as assigned.
  • Serve as primary author or co-author on grants development in workforce-oriented areas.
  • Provide leadership relating to industry certifications and credit for prior work experience.
  • Teach at least one course every two years in an academic area within the CTE programs.
  • Provide service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible, and professional engagement.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Reports to: Vice President, Academic Affairs


Required: A Master’s degree or higher in an appropriate discipline.

Additional Requirements:  A criminal background check will be conducted.

Preferred: An earned doctorate degree. Candidates with teaching and/or supervisory experience in one or more of the College’s career and technical education programs. Experience and understanding of current issues in higher education, especially within the context of career and professional education within the state of Florida.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Problem Solving – proven skills in identifying issues, determining their cause, developing creative solutions, and following through with implementing resolutions.
  • Leadership – has demonstrated success as an entrepreneurial, high energy, driven, hands-on leader.  Possess expertise in selecting, training, developing, coaching, mentoring, and retaining a highly motivated workforce.
  • Communication – able to effectively communicate in a professional, diplomatic, empathetic, and tactful manner using preferred method and level as applicable to the job.
  • Organization & Time Management – able to plan, schedule, and organize tasks related to the job to achieve goals within or ahead of established time frames.
  • Relationship Management – able to personally provide high level of interactive service to others, building relationships and addressing identified needs.
  • Analytical Aptitude & Problem Solving - able to analyze information, problems, situations, practices and/or procedures, collect and interpret data, reason logically, establish facts, identify and define existing and potential issues, recognize the interrelationships among elements, draw valid conclusions, develop recommendations, as well as alternative courses of action, select appropriate course, follow up, and evaluate.
  • Ethics – able to demonstrate integrity, professionalism, civility, and a high degree of ethics in all job-related actions.
  • Multi-Cultural- Ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural environment.

Application Process:  All applicants must create an Applicant Profile to complete the SF Employment Application, submit an updated c.v., a letter of intent responsive to the duties for the position, at least five professional references, as well as college and post-graduate transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are only accepted for review purposes, official transcripts are required prior to any offer of employment being made.





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Job No:
Posted: 10/10/2019
Application Due: 11/1/2019
Work Type:
Salary: 93,995.79