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 read more

Growing outsize airfreight activity at Dubai

first_imgA recent highlight saw a purpose-built gas turbine being flown to Nigeria. With a total weight of 95 tonnes, it was the heaviest single piece of cargo ever handled by any of the dnata FreightGatecargo terminals and ramp teams.Other examples of over-sized cargo recently handled by the dnata team include a 25 tonne turbine generator, heavy vehicles weighing up to 30 tonnes per piece and pieces of cargo that exceed 15 m in length.In response to the growing volume, dnata has steadily been increasing and improving its fleet of equipment to service the Dubai World Cargo (DWC) operation. In addition to the standard cargo-handling equipment, dnata has also invested in specialised equipment to help handle the out-sized loads, including a specially fabricated ’40 foot dolly’ engineered by dnata’s ground support equipment (GSE) team which allows for the safe and easy transportation of loads up to 12.2 m in length.The GSE team has also modified a standard aircraft loader to enable it to interface seamlessly with bulk-loaded aircraft and added a crane able to handle loads above 14 tonnes.Stuart Hayman, vice president of cargo operations for dnata, says: “It has been a year of records being set and then just as quickly being exceeded. We measure our volumes for each shift and we often handle volumes in excess of 1,000 tonnes in these 12 hour shifts.”dnata currently handles a wide variety of freighter aircraft types at DWC, including: Ilyushin IL76s, Antonov AN124s,Hercules C130s, Airbus A300Fs, Boeing 747Fs, Boeing 777Fs and the newest freighter in the skies, the Boeing 747-8F which can carry a payload of up to 134 tonnes.www.dnata.comlast_img read more

Bassa, Bong in County Meet Opener

first_imgOn this Friday thousands of Bong County citizens and other part of the country, including Bassa speaking natives are expected to throng the Port City of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County to watch the opening match in the 2015/2016 County Meet.Defending football champions Grand Bassa, dubbed the Gbezohn Boys, have lots of sweats to bear – hosting former County Meet champion Bong County and enterprising River Gee and Sinoe counties.The workload on Grand Bassa will involve maintaining the golden trophy which may entail their qualification as one of the two teams for the quarter finals.Bong County – what many called the ‘Wounded Lion’ will not only promise an entertaining football on Saturday but will be determined to scramble for the quarter finals by winning all the three games.Though Sinoe and River Gee have not made exploits in the County Meet for about a decade, Senators J. Milton Teahjah and Commany Wesseh have decided to make headways in the first County Meet since their election in December 2014.Reports say the two underdog counties are convinced they will emerge from Group I which favorites, Bassa and Bong have to prove them wrong.According to the fixture, Bassa and Bong are expected to engage each other in kickball and football; on Saturday, December 12, at 2:00pm at the Doris William Stadium in Buchanan.Up to present, the Youth and Sports Ministry has yet to confirm whether President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf or Vice President Joseph Boakai will do the official kickoff.However, the cabinet led by Director Jordan Solunteh is expected on the field, including diplomatic corps.There colors expected to dominate the stadium are orange and red and odds are yet to be known because the two sides’ kinsmen are equally many.On Sunday, December 13, the County Meet continues with kickball and football matches, including three other venues – Sanniquellie, Zwedru and Kakata.2015/2016 County Meet Preliminary Rounds – Football & KickballWeekend FixtureGroup 1Date Match venue Time Category12-12-15 Grand Bassa Vrs Bong Buchanan 14:00 Kickball12-12-15 Grand Bassa Vrs Bong Buchanan 16:00 Foot ball12-13-15 River Gee Vrs Sinoe Buchanan 14:00 Kickball12-13-15 Buchanan 16:00 Foot ball Group II12-13-15 Cape Vrs Bomi Sanniquellie 11:00am Kickball12-13-15 Nimba Vrs Maryland Sanniquellie 12:00noon Kickball12-13-15 Cape Vrs Bomi sanniquellie 14:00 Football12-13-15 Nimba Vrs Maryland Sanniquellie 16:00 Football Group III12-13-15 River cess Vrs Grand Kru Zwedru 11:00am Kickball12-13-15 Grand Gedeh Vrs Lofa Zwedru 12:00noon Kickball12-13-15 River cess Vrs Grand Kru Zwedru 14:00 Football12-13-15 Grand Gedeh Vrs Lofa Zwedru 16:00 Football Group IV12-13-15 Margibi Vrs Montserrado Kakata 14:00 Kickball12-13-15 Margibi Vrs Montserrado Kakata 16:00 FootballShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more