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Vice President of Teaching and Learning

Howard Community College
Columbia, Maryland
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Howard Community College (HCC) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! We are proud to have received the Great Colleges to Work For honor for 12 consecutive years, 2009-2020.
Howard Community College values diversity among its faculty, staff and student population. We are an innovative institution that is committed to responding to the ever-changing needs and interests of a diverse and dynamic community. No matter where you want to go in your career, you can get there from here!

Job Description:
The vice president of teaching and learning (VPTL) is Howard Community College's chief academic officer and reports directly to the president of the college. The VPTL is a member of president's team, works collaboratively with all areas of the college to create a campus culture that promotes student success, provides a safe and welcoming campus environment for a diverse student body, and ensures the quality of the educational experience. The VPTL provides vision and direction in planning, organizing, and leading academic programs and services to fulfill the college mission and achieve college goals and objectives in support of student learning both inside and outside of the classroom.
The VPTL is responsible for providing leadership, management, and supervision of:
•    all academic divisions, currently including: arts and humanities; business and computer systems; English and world languages; health sciences; mathematics; science, engineering and technology; and social sciences/teacher education
•    curriculum and instructional services
•    academic engagement
•    planning, research, and organizational development.
The VPTL serves as the chief academic officer of the college and is responsible for educational policy and academic programs. This includes program review and improvement, accreditation and evaluation, assessment of student learning and advancement of student success, budget development, fiscal accountability, program and curriculum development, and the encouragement and improvement of teaching excellence.    
The VPTL sets the vision for academic affairs that prioritizes the needs of all Howard Community College students and has primary leadership responsibilities for planning, implementing, and coordinating the educational programs of the college. In assuming these responsibilities, the vice president must work closely with academic deans, other administrators, staff, and members of the faculty. The vice president serves as a leader in long-term planning of educational programs, assuring quality of instruction, and furthering the strategic plan, the academic plan, and the goals and objectives of the college.

The VPTL plays a critical role in ensuring that instructional offerings are current, of the highest quality, offered in a cost-effective way, and in times and modalities that maximize student progression. To that end the VPTL:
•    Ensures the college provides a comprehensive array of learning opportunities for students.
•    Provides leadership in maintaining a student-centered philosophy and focus for academic initiatives with a clear focus on successful student outcomes including placement, retention, graduation, and transfer success.
•    Plan, develop, evaluate, and revise the curriculum of the institution in alignment with the college's strategic plan and workforce needs.
•    Uses data-informed decision making to plan, develop, evaluate, and revise the curriculum and academic services of the institution in alignment with the college's strategic plan.
•    Prepares strategic and operational plans and regularly evaluate the effectiveness of all areas under the supervision of the VPTL.
•    Recommends, develops, and implements academic policies, procedures, and practices which foster and promote student learning and student success.
•    Serves as a liaison between the president/board of trustees and the faculty of the institution; represents the college to various external entities and with outside agencies in matter relating to the college's academic services.
•    Maintains continuous evaluation of the economic feasibility of academic offerings and services to ensure that only those programs with appropriate priority in terms of need demand are continued. 
•    Assumes leadership and responsibility for establishing an environment which promotes respect for students, faculty, and staff and recognize initiative and excellence.
•    Develops and proposes to the president's team a budget for all areas under the supervision of the VPTL and effectively manages the expenditures of those budgets within allocated limits.
•    Supervises the programming and ensures the instructional quality at the college's additional locations.
•    Initiates international and domestic partnerships and articulations that benefit the college's students.
•    Maintains communications links with community organizations, business and industry, educational institutions, and professional organizations to enhance instruction and academic offerings.
•    Collaborates with members of president's team.
•    Provides leadership in consideration of the American with Disability act to ensure all student have equal access to learning materials.
•    Support college activities and special events through attendance and/or participation. particularly fundraising events to support the Howard Community College Educational Foundation.
•    Communicatees an accurate image of the college to the public, is a positive and active representative of the college, and is available to address impromptu situations involving the college during non-traditional work hours.
•    Requires the kind of teamwork, supervision, and personal interaction that is not feasible in a home office situation; regular and predictable on-campus attendance is a requirement.
•    Manages grants as needed. Prepares mandated reports as required.
•    Maintains confidentiality of information.
•    Contributes to a safe educational and working environment by participating in all drills and training and is prepared to act should a health or safety emergency occur.
•    Performs all other duties necessary to accomplish the educational objectives of the college and as assigned by the President.

•    Doctoral Degree
•    A record of successful full-time college teaching experience, prefer community college experience
•    Five years of progressive administrative experience
•    Supervisory, budget, and administrative experience at the division dean level or above
•    Strong commitment to innovative learning and teaching, including online learning
•    Full understanding of instructional technologies
•    Experience with alternative instructional delivery methods

•    Demonstrated record of energetic leadership with a focus on the success of all students.
•    Evidence of leadership that results in attainment of strategic goals and student success.
•    Evidence of successful experience in teaching and leading academic initiatives.
•    Evidence of creating and maintaining a culture based on relationships that energizes others to reach program goals.
•    Evidence of ability to work effectively as a team member.
•    Demonstrated empathetic regard for students.
•    Demonstrated competence in working across college areas to improve services.
•    Successful implementation of strategic planning.
•    Budget experience.
•    Demonstrated value of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the student experience while creating an environment of care and belonging for all faculty, staff, and students.
•    Demonstrated experience in promoting an environment conducive to multi-cultural learning experiences with a culturally diverse student body, faculty, and staff.
•    Demonstrated experience in being a visionary change agent in developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative programs or services. Proven ability to think outside the box.
•    Demonstrated experience in providing faculty and staff development and professional growth experiences.
•    Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
•    Excellent ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.  
•    Regular attendance is a requirement of this job.
•    Performs all duties while considering the impact of any actions on the college's sustainability initiatives in the areas of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic prosperity.

Provide supervision of all positions within teaching and learning for hiring, evaluation, and assignment of merit

Frequent extended hours; fast paced, busy, deadline driven, with continual interruptions requiring concurrent management of numerous assignment and responsibilities. Frequent high stress conditions. Occasional travel, sometime distant. Regular attendance and availability are requirements. Willingness to work remotely when necessary. May serve in the absence of the president.
Location of position:
Columbia, MD
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Howard Community College (HCC), located in Columbia, Maryland, currently enrolls 20,000 students. HCC also has a campus in Laurel, Maryland known as Laurel College Center (LCC). Both campuses are equidistant two major cities—the District of Columbia and Baltimore, Maryland. HCC creates an environment that inspires learning and the lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals. The college provides open access and innovative learning systems to respond to the ever-changing needs and interests of a diverse and dynamic community. As a vital partner, HCC is a major force in the intellectual, cultural and economic life of its community. HCC encourages all employees to take an active role in their professional development in order to continue to achieve institutional excellence. Creating a supportive work environment, which helps employees meet the challenges of a fulfilling work/life balance is essential to the health and growth of HCC as an institution of higher learning.


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