Vice President Academic Affairs

Fredon Township, Sussex County / Newton, Sussex County
Jan 10, 2014
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The Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) reports to the President and is the Chief Academic Officer of the College providing leadership and oversight of all College credit, clock-hour and non-credit programs, learner outcomes assessment, academic planning, scheduling,  and divisional personnel. The VPAA oversees academic collaborations with other colleges and universities, as well as with local school districts, and encourages and supports the development and expansion of online education and the use of other current technologies. This individual is learner-centered and works closely with the Executive Team, the Enrollment Management Team, Marketing and Student Services to ensure student satisfaction, success and completion. This individual must possess the knowledge and skills to maximize the use of technology and manage budgets, as well as the ability to inspire academic excellence through leadership, creativity, and exceptional communication.

Sussex County Community College is located in Northwest New Jersey and is nestled amidst 167 acres of rolling hills, lush forest and tranquil ponds.  The college provides lifelong learning opportunities through high quality academic, career and enrichment programs in an accessible and supportive environment to ensure student success in obtaining employment or successful transfer to other college and universities for further education.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree (An earned doctoral degree or terminal degree a plus)
  • Five years of academic administrative experience demonstrating leadership capability
  • College teaching experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated accomplishment collaborating with business, industry, government, K-12 schools and other colleges and universities
  • Experience working in a unionized environment and administering contracts
  • Excellent public speaking, writing and computer software skills
  • Experience working in a comprehensive community college

Effective September 1, 2011, the NJ First Act requires that certain classifications of persons employed by a public higher education institution will have 365 days within which to establish a principle residence in NJ.  Failure to comply will render the individual unqualified to continue to hold the position.  Individuals may seek exemption from the residency exemption committee based on critical need or hardship.

Contact Person

Mary Cannistra

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to