MassBay Community College is seeking a higher education professional to join the Academic Affairs team in advancing the College’s mission, most notably in fostering a vibrant and inclusive educational community, academic excellence, and student success. The Assistant Provost will oversee a variety of academic administrative offices and will assist the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost in the administration of the academic branch of the College. The Assistant Provost will work collaboratively with other departments and offices within a college community that is student-centered, mission-focused, and committed to student success and with external partners to achieve the goals of the College’s strategic plan.
Key Responsibilities and Duties:
Oversee academic support at the College, including the Academic Achievement Center, Learning Resources/Library, and the Office of Online Education and Technology Innovation;
Oversee the Corporate Partnerships and Workforce Development office and related initiatives;
Oversee credit for prior learning and experiential learning initiatives (e.g., prior learning assessment, service learning, directed study);
Serve as the Provost’s designee for matters related to academic standing and related matters:
Oversee the process for grade appeals and student complaints;
Oversee the process for academic appeal hearings.
Serve as the President’s designee at Step 2 (review of final findings and decision) in the Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity & Diversity process;
Participate at Faculty and Professional Staff Governance meetings as an assigned administrator;
Assist with the preparation of accreditation reports, program reviews, and other documents;
Participate in the development and implementation of grants to support academic initiatives;
Oversee the Honors Program;
Provide leadership in achieving the College’s faculty and staff development goals;
Represent the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost as needed;
Partner with other areas of the College, as assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost; and
Other duties as assigned.
Education: An earned doctorate in higher education or related field
Classification: Non-Unit Professional
Source of Funding:State Appropriation
To Apply: Please complete our online application by clicking the “Apply” button. Include a letter of interest, resume, and list of three professional references with their contact information. Finalist candidates must provide official transcripts/certifications.
DEADLINE: October 31, 2018, to be ensured for full consideration.
Massachusetts Bay Community College values and pursues diversity, and teaches the importance of inclusion and collaboration. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply.
Massachusetts Bay Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s for Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator (Lisa MacDonald, firstname.lastname@example.org, 781-239-3147), the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.
Earned doctorate in higher education or related field;
Demonstrated commitment to providing access to higher education for diverse learner populations;
Demonstrated leadership experience in higher education administration;
Excellent communication skills, including the ability to diplomatically interact with faculty, staff, administration, and external partners;
Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, and sound judgment;
Solid experience using student information systems and learning management systems
Previous academic leadership experience in a community college setting.
MassBay Community College fosters educational excellence and student success, prepares students for local and global citizenship, anticipates and responds to the needs of surrounding communities, and contributes to evolving regional economic development.