Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

Columbus, Ohio
Oct 12, 2020
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Primary Location

: United States of America-OHIO-Franklin County-Columbus

Work Locations

Education Building 1 

25 South Front Street 1st Floor

 Columbus 43215-3604


: Ohio Department of Higher Education

Classified Indicator: Unclassified

Bargaining Unit / Exempt: Exempt


: Full-time

Work Hours: 40

Compensation: $130,000 - $160,000

Unposting Date

: Nov 23, 2020, 11:59:00 PM

Job Function

: Education

Job Level

: Manager / Supervisor Agency Contact Name: Drew White

Agency Contact Information: [email protected] 

Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs (20000499) 


Job Duties


The Ohio Department of Higher Education, a cabinet agency of the Governor of Ohio, oversees state colleges and universities and career technical centers that are at the forefront of research, innovation, and career preparation. The state’s 14 public universities, 23 community colleges, and 51 Ohio Technical Centers provide students with a diversity of learning opportunity and serve as a springboard to future success.

The Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs serves the department – and the state – as its Chief Academic Officer, a member of the Chancellor’s cabinet, and a senior-level academic leader who provides key insight on policies, practices, and the overall quality of postsecondary education offered throughout Ohio.


  • Includes administrative responsibility for the following areas within the agency:
  • Articulation and transfer
  • P-16 initiatives
  • Program development and review
  • Postsecondary student access and success
  • Ensures the quality and integrity of postsecondary academic programming offered in the state
  • Facilitates the creation of seamless, affordable academic pathways that support degree and certificate attainment and student success
  • Makes recommendations to the Chancellor on policies and practices needed to improve student access and success, with an emphasis on equity for underrepresented students, including students of color, economically disadvantaged students, and students over age 25
  • Provides leadership and counsel to academic leaders in Ohio on key issues that require agency stewardship, coordination, and/or intervention
  • Works collaboratively with the Ohio Department of Education on P-16 initiatives, including College Credit Plus, and with the state’s higher education associations – the Inter-University Council (public universities), Ohio Association of Community Colleges, and Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio
  • Serves as the official Ohio Department of Higher Education liaison to accreditation agencies and other external stakeholders, including the Higher Learning Commission and State Higher Education Executive Officers Association
  • Serves as the academic affairs liaison for agency-wide initiatives in economic advancement, research and graduate education, and workforce development
  • Represents the Chancellor on state and national grant partnerships
  • Provides counsel to the Chancellor on academic issues and works with the leadership team to position Ohio at the forefront of higher education in the nation

Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs - Administrative Staff and unclassified pursuant to §124.11 (A) (30) and §3333.03 of the Revised Code. Serves at the pleasure of the Chancellor and in a fiduciary capacity to the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Reports to the Chancellor.





  • Ph.D. or terminal degree
  • Ten (10) years’ experience in higher education administration
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proven expertise and participation in regional and specialized accreditation
  • Knowledge of national trends and issues in college access and success, articulation and transfer, general education, and all levels of postsecondary education, from career technical certificates through graduate and professional level programming
  • Ability to interact professionally and diplomatically with institutions, state agencies, students, legislators, community partners, the general public, and others
  • Ability to identify problems/issues and offer solutions 
  • Working knowledge of office computer software
  • Ability to function as a team member and committed to continuous learning
  • Ability to travel in-state and out-of-state as needed

   Background Check Information 

This position requires the successful completion of a background check and drug screen. 

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