Vice President for Academic Affairs and Workforce Solutions

first_imgVice President for Academic Affairs and WorkforceSolutionsPurpose of Position: The Vice President for Academic Affairs andWorkforce Solutions serves as the chief academic officer of theinstitution and provides administration leadership and operationalmanagement for the College’s academic and workforce areas. The VicePresident directs strategic initiatives, long-range planningactivities and program development for the academic and workforceareas of the College; fosters an environment that motivates facultymembers and encourages innovative strategies for curriculumdevelopment and delivery; allocates resources, including faculty,staff, budgets, and space; and works collaboratively with others inthe College, local businesses and industries, the VirginiaCommunity College system, and the broader community to ensurecontinuous improvement of academic and workforce programs alignedwith the College’s vision, mission, and strategic goals. The VicePresident deeply values the engagement of faculty and academicleaders throughout the college/university in advancing a strategicvision and understands the role of academic leaders anddecision-making processes in institutional transformation. The VicePresident serves as an integral member of the president’sleadership team, working closely in conjunction with the remainingmembers to ensure harmonious and progressive leadership of theCollege. The Vice President works closely with deans and directreports to ensure a college community focused on studentdevelopment, learning, and success. The Vice President will applytargeted completion and retention strategies to strengthenenrollment in the service area.Duties include oversight of planning, scheduling,implementation, and evaluation of all credit and non-credit coursesand programs, academic support activities, and student servicesactivities at the college. This includes the preparation,management, and analysis of instructional, student services, andselected grant budgets. Additionally, the VP works with theVirginia Community College System, local economic developmentgroups, public schools, state and local agencies, accreditingagencies, other higher education institutions, and otherstakeholders to fulfill the mission of the institution.Demonstrated attributes include:Academic experienceCommitment to the College’s missionCommitment to student-centered teaching and learning and thebelief that all students have the ability to succeedExperience making strategic change with a sense of urgencyExperience tackling complex issues and making bold decisionsfor the good of students and the institutionHigh degree of emotional intelligenceExperience in effectively handing issues regarding students andfacultyStrong communications skills with direct reports and theirstaff members, cabinet-level colleagues, the president, and boardmembersOriented to building effective relationships and making thingshappenEffectively communicates the “why” ahead of and duringanticipated changesDemonstrated and continually evolving understanding of thestudent experienceRequired areas of knowledge and skillinclude:Experience working directly with faculty and studentservicesCollaborative leadership styleExcellent writing and oral communication skillsKnowledge of state-of-the-art teaching and learning techniques,including technological applications and distance learningExcellent customer service skills that demonstrate the abilityto work successfully with diverse individuals and groupsSuccessful experience working with workforce development,career and technical, transfer, and dual enrollment programsMinimum qualifications include:An earned doctorate degree from an accredited institutionSuccessful management and administrative experience in a highereducation environmentStrategic planning and budgeting experienceAccreditation and curriculum development experiencePreferred qualifications:Community college administration experience5 years of supervisory experience5 years of administrative experience, preferably at a communitycollegeSuccessful experience with the institutional accreditationprocessFor full description and to apply, visit: Virginia Community College System,an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of allbackgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce.Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a workenvironment free of discrimination and harassment. Employmentdecisions are based on business needs, job requirements andindividual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination andharassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, nationalorigin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities,political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or othernon-merit factors.last_img

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