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Full-Time Vice President of Academic Affairs

Northern Essex Community College
Haverhill, MA

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Category:: Professional
Department:: Academic Affairs
Locations:: Haverhill, MA
Posted:: May 10, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Position ID:: 130880

Job Description:

POSITION: Full-Time Vice President of Academic Affairs: Academic and Student Affairs; Non-Unit Professional

The Vice President of Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer of the college and is responsible for the quality and administration of all certificate and degree instructional programs at all college locations. This position reports to the president, and is a member of the president's leadership cabinet.

During 2021-2022, NECC will be developing a new strategic plan that will provide some new directions and goals for Academic Affairs and all of the other areas of the college. Many different opportunities for leadership and collaboration lie ahead. Here are a few that will be particularly important:

  • The Equity Imperative
  • The Integrated Student Experience
  • Professional Growth and Development
  • Cross-College Collaboration

The characteristics listed below describe the ideal next Vice President of Academic Affairs at Northern Essex Community College. They are based on the Leadership and Collaboration Opportunities expressed, as well as feedback from more than two-hundred college faculty and staff participating in an Appreciative Inquiry process centered on "Exceptional Leadership."

RESPONSIBILITIES: The next Vice President of Academic Affairs will possess the following strengths:

  • Be an experienced student-centered educator who recognizes the primary role of the teaching-learning process at a community college.
  • Understand and embrace the comprehensive community college mission, including the importance of the Liberal Arts and transfer purpose, as well as professional credentialing, Early College opportunities, adult basic education, and more.
  • Have a record of accomplishment as a teacher and a leader in higher education.
  • Possess a commitment to equity and social justice.
  • Commitment to the mission and needs of a Hispanic Serving Institution.
  • Understand the "bigger picture" including how instruction and academic support relate to student services, finance, facilities, human resources, and other parts of the college.
  • Demonstrate a positive leadership style and be a team builder who recognizes the multiple strengths and work styles in others and appreciates faculty and staff for their contributions.
  • Ability to recruit and select an outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and foster ethical styles of leadership by demonstrating integrity, honesty, directness, humility and flexibility.
  • Strong planning and budgeting skills.
  • Highly collaborative.
  • Action-oriented, data-driven, change agent.
  • Experience with developing and effectively using learning outcomes at the course, program, and institutional level.
  • Understanding of current classroom, online, and other forms of instructional technology needs and practices.
  • Demonstrated commitment to community involvement, including activities that maintain and strengthen NECC's image. Show success in maintaining existing relationships and strengthening new partnerships with businesses and community leader.



  • An advanced degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Full or part-time teaching experience in a higher education setting.
  • At least seven years of progressively responsible leadership experience in a higher education setting experience in a higher education setting.

Additional Information:

SALARY: Anticipated salary is commensurate with experience with complete fringe benefit package.

Application Instructions:


Apply online at

Select "Apply Now" for Northern Essex Community College.

Attach (1) a cover letter that addresses the minimum qualifications and preferred characteristics; (2) a current resumé; and (3) reference names and contact information.

Please direct all confidential inquiries and nominations to the College's search consultant:

Dr. Angela Provart, President
Pauly Group Inc.
3901 Wood Duck Dr. Suite E
Springfield, IL 62711
(217) 241-5400
[email protected]

The committee will begin review of applications immediately.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with
materials submitted by Friday, June 4, 2021 receiving
priority consideration. All applications are confidential, and
references will not be contacted without the expressed
authorization of the applicant.

Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service and national origin and any other protected class in its education programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and related statutes and regulations, Affirmative Action, non-discrimination policies, and Title IX compliance/sexual harassment: Liz Trelegan, B-219, 978-556-3928/ [email protected] Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website at:



Northern Essex Community College, with campuses in Haverhill

and Lawrence, Massachusetts, was designated as New England’s

first Hispanic Serving Institution in 2001. We serve approximately

5,000 students each semester in the beautiful, historic Merrimack

Valley region of northeast Massachusetts.

Our suburban Haverhill campus sits on over a hundred pastoral

acres near Kenoza Lake and features the David Hartleb Technology

Center, the award-winning Behrakis Student One-Stop Center,

and more than $20 million in recent classroom and student area


Our urban Lawrence campus is centered around the new, stateof-

the-art $27 million El Hefni Health and Technology Center, as

well as the recently renovated Dimitry classroom building, the

Haffner-Fournier Education Center, and “The Hub,” home to our

“Communiversity” partnerships and Revolving Test Kitchen for

aspiring restauranteurs.

NECC has also recently completed construction of the Lupoli

Family Hospitality and Culinary Arts Institute at the The Heights

in downtown Haverhill, manages the MassHire Merrimack Valley

Career Centers, and, through our NECC Police Academy, has

become one of the largest providers of police education and

training in Massachusetts.

Both campuses are a short drive to Boston and to the beaches and

state parks along the coast and to nearby mountains, lakes, and ski

resorts in Maine and New Hampshire.

NECC is a college with an organizational culture that prizes

initiative and innovation, and seeks to identify and develop the

strengths in students, faculty, staff, and programs in order to grow

and improve. We are also committed to using evidence to guide

our planning and decision-making, and to closing equity gaps in

student success, wherever they exist.

These values are reflected in our Equity Imperative, the most

important of our strategic plan goals; in the creation of our new

Center for Equity and Social Justice; in decade-long affiliation

as a leader college with Achieving the Dream; in our work using

Appreciative Inquiry for planning; and in the recent successful

completion of our ten-year NECHE comprehensive self-evaluation

for accreditation.

NECC offers comprehensive programs of study leading to an

associate in arts degree, an associate in science degree, an

associate in applied science degree and certificates of program

completion. Students can select from over 60 different academic

programs of study and a wide array of non-credit corporate and

community education offerings.

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