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Vice President for Academic Affairs

Montcalm Community College
Sidney, MI
$100,000 - $120,000

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Title:   Vice President for Academic Affairs   

Department:  Academic Affairs

Employee Group:  Central Administration

Immediate Supervisor:  College President

Supervises:  Academic Affairs Staff & Faculty

Hours:  40

EX/NE:  Exempt

General Description:         To provide academic leadership and management for the college's instructional programs and services so that student and community higher education needs are met effectively and efficiently. This position is responsible for providing effective leadership for all programs and services supporting student success.

Position Duties/Functions:

  1. Report to, assist, and advise the college president.
  2. Provide leadership for:
    1. academic change based on best practices
    2. curriculum development and academic policy formulation
    3. evaluation and staff development
    4. instructional personnel screening, selection, and recommendation for employment
    5. course, program, general education, and co-curricular assessment
    6. student retention and completion
    7. student success initiatives
    8. assessment
    9. library
    10. Computer Information Systems Lab and Testing Center
  3. Prepare and/or oversee the instructional budget.
  4. Support and participate in completion of college strategic plan.
  5. Participate in grant proposal requests and administration of grant programs relating to academic programs, student services, and student success.
  6. Serve as Dean over liberal arts.
  7. Communicate with local educational, business, and civic leaders to support maximum use of the college's instructional and student services resources.
  8. Maintain open communication and good working relationships with college faculty members, administrators, and staff.
  9. Participate in professional organizations to keep abreast of innovations and trends in community college services and instruction.
  10. Provide leadership for the implementation of educational research to determine student and community needs for programs and services.
  11. Serve as the college’s Higher Learning Commission Liaison.
  12. Participate in mutual gains labor negotiation activities affecting faculty, support staff and administrative contracts.
  13. Work collaboratively with the other campus departments.
  14. Serve on college committees as appropriate and necessary.
  15. Represent the College at appropriate state, regional and national meetings related to academics
  16. Member of the President’s Executive Team and Central Administration
  17. Perform other duties as may be specified by the College President.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Minimum of a master's degree, doctorate preferred.
  2. Progressive community college leadership in academics with at least five years’ experience in community college teaching.
  3. A thorough understanding of the philosophy of a comprehensive community college and a commitment to the principles of continuous quality improvement.
  4. Strong communication skills and ability to maintain interpersonal relationships.
  5. Successful experience in the management of college budgets.
  6. Ability to build community alliances in a collaborative fashion.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work as a team member as well as independently.


Medical, Dental and Vision coverage, high deductible health plan-fully funded.  Long-term disability, Group Term life insurance, vacation, and sick leave.  Tuition free study (some limitations) for self and dependents age 25 and under

REMUNERATION:  $100,000 - $120,000 (determined by experience)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  February 16, 2023 @ 4 PM

START DATE:  Approximately mid-May


Online application at  Attach your cover letter, detailed resume, transcripts, and three reference letters.

​​​​​​​It is the policy and practice of Montcalm Community College to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of race, sex, pregnancy, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, height, weight, disability or veteran status, or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment, and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. In addition, no person, on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression shall be discriminated against in educational programs, activities, or admissions.  Arrangements can be made to ensure that the lack of English-language skills is not a barrier to admission or participation.





Montcalm Community College is dedicated to creating a learning community.

MCC was established on March 2, 1965, by an overwhelmingly favorable vote. The first Board of Trustees was also elected and a one-mill annual tax levy was established. Since then, the college has grown and expanded to meet the needs of the communities it serves.

Whether you’re a recent high school graduate or you’ve been in the workforce for a while, MCC has classes to fit your needs and circumstances. MCC offers a variety of associate degree, certificate and job-training programs; courses that will transfer to bachelor’s programs; online courses; and articulations with other colleges that offer students a seamless transfer. MCC combines state-of-the-art facilities and technology with its highly qualified instructors, small class sizes and affordable tuition to meet the educational needs of its community. Some of MCC’s 65 programs include nursing and allied health, business, integrated manufacturing technology, computers and more.

MCC also offers a variety of noncredit courses, ranging from computers and professional development to personal fitness and art instruction. In addition, a variety of lectures and other presentations are available.

Recreational opportunities are plentiful at MCC. The college’s main campus is located on 240 beautiful acres near Sidney. It boasts an NCAA-sized swimming pool, the Barn Theater, Montcalm Heritage Village and the MCC Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails. In addition to its Sidney campus, MCC offers opportunities at off-campus sites in Ionia, Greenville, Howard City, and Alma and through the Internet.


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