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Associate Provost for Strategic Operations

Frederick Community College
Frederick, MD

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

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Job Title:

Associate Provost for Strategic Operations

Pay Rate:

$125,000 - $135,000 annually

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Position Summary:

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Provost/Vice President for Teaching, Learning, and Student Success (TLSS), the Associate Provost for Strategic Operations is a member of the Provost’s leadership team, promotes effective academic administrative operations and leads ongoing and new academic initiatives to advance FCC’s mission and student success priorities. In collaboration with faculty, administrators, and staff, the Associate Provost for Strategic Operations ensures the effective delivery of instructional programs; the establishment and maintenance of academic standards, curricula, policies, and procedures; and the strategic use of data and technology to promote academic excellence and student success. This position must use varying styles and approaches that reflect an understanding and acceptance of the role of culture in a diverse, multicultural workplace.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are the functions essential to performing this job:1. Direct and oversee strategic and operational activities, initiatives, and projects for the Provost’s Office.2. Monitor and evaluate programmatic and operational effectiveness; recommend and/or effectuate changes to improve academic initiatives, recommend and implement resolutions of administrative matters, and assist in directing the priorities of those who report to the Provost.3. Support the development, maintenance, and review of academic policies and procedures under the purview of the Provost’s Office and manage student grade and non-grade complaints and appeals.4. Support faculty recruitment, evaluation, sabbatical, and promotion processes.5. Assist in developing the budgetary needs and securing of resources and personnel to support quality academic programing and administrative systems, provide assistance in procuring and managing academic grants, contracts, and interagency agreements.6. Identify, analyze, and interpret data as well as trends or patterns in data sets and provide comprehensive reports for the Provost to meet compliance requirements and drive strategic initiatives.7. Chair and manage the Learning Leadership Council in collaboration with AVP/Deans in TLSS.8. Supervise the Director of Learning Assessment and provide oversight of academic assessment efforts to ensure continuous improvement of academic programs, including preparation of accreditation reports. Identify areas for improvement and recommend and support initiatives to enhance institutional effectiveness.9. Supervise the Director of Dual Enrollment and High School Partnerships and provide oversight of dual enrollment programs to ensure effectiveness of operations and support to strengthen partnerships and dual enrolled pathways that promote equitable access and outcomes for all learners.10. Supervise the Assistant Dean for Curricular Systems and Scheduling to ensure high quality instructional offerings, course scheduling that supports student progression, and implementation and management of curriculum and compliance with accreditation standards, state and federal regulations, and institutional policies.11. Draft and edit internal and external correspondence, including remarks or speeches for the Provost, represent the Provost at events as necessary.12. Prepare for Board of Trustees meetings in conjunction with the President’s Office.13. Coordinate and manage special projects and initiatives to and from the Provost, including conducting research and writing reports, TLSS Continuity of Operations Planning, or other documents as needed, and/or supervising additional academic operations staff.14. Use strong organizational, communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills to represent the Provost in all settings.15. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

1. Master’s degree appropriate to the candidate’s field from an accredited institution2. A record of educational leadership in substantive administrative roles with increasing responsibility and complexity in academic operations.

Desired Qualifications:

  1. An earned doctorate degree appropriate to the candidate’s field from an accredited institution
  2. Administrative experience in community college setting
  3. Demonstrated experience in the administration of instructional programs including curricula review, course scheduling, assessment, accreditation and compliance
  4. Demonstrated experience leading cross-college initiatives, such as Guided Pathways, Achieving the Dream
  5. Proven success leading financial, personnel management, institutional assessment, and budget development experience that reflects the teaching, learning, and student success priorities of the College
  6. Proven success in promoting innovative practices, professional development, student success, grant acquisition and management, and building community relationships
  7. Values the importance of developing and maintaining positive working relationships and promotes a team philosophy
  8. Demonstrated excellent writing, organizational, and communication skills
  9. Demonstrated cultural competency, including successful experience working with diverse groups
  10. Proficient quantitative, qualitative, analytical, technical, and communication skills
  11. Strong interpersonal, communication, organization, management, and supervisory skills
  12. Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

Work Schedule:

8:30-4:30 Monday to Friday

Full/Part Time:

Full Time

Telework Eligible?:


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Open Until Filled:


For Best Consideration:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

All applications and required documents must be submitted online. Mail, e-mail, or fax submissions will not be accepted. Cover letters may be addressed to the Search Committee and should briefly address your qualifications as related to the requirements of this position.

For best consideration, applications should be received by May 10, 2024. Review of applications after this date is not guaranteed.

FCC offers a generous benefits package which includes medical insurance, dental and vision plans, waiver of FCC tuition for employee and eligible dependents, tuition reimbursement, generous leave benefits, retirement plans, and more! Frederick Community College prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its activities, admissions, educational programs, and employment. Frederick Community College, an equal opportunity employer, values campus diversity in students and staff and encourages members from historically under-represented groups to apply.

Non-Discrimination Statement:

Frederick Community College is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and strictly prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its activities, admissions, educational programs, and employment.


Frederick Community College (FCC) is a public college accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). FCC is distinguished by its quality and affordability, making it attainable and valuable for local students. Accredited programs, comprehensive instruction, and affordable costs of attendance have made FCC the learning destination for nearly 30,000 graduates since 1957.

In traditional and alternative learning environments, we anticipate and respond to the needs of our local, regional, and global communities. FCC recognizes the different learning needs and preferences of students and offers instruction in flexible learning formats that include day, evening, weekend, online, and hybrid options. In addition, FCC offers current high school students access to college courses through its Open Campus and High School-Based Dual Enrollment programs. 

FCC offers 55 associate degree programs and areas of concentration, 39 certificate, and 51 subject areas in continuing education through credit and Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD).

Explore our wide variety of program options designed for career and transfer students, and those studying for job credentials, professional development, and personal enrichment.


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