Anne Arundel Community College is seeking a visionary and forward-thinking leader with a demonstrated record of achievement in higher education administration to serve as its founding Associate Vice President (AVP) for Continuous Improvement and Strategic Innovations. The college has great aspirations for the future and with a culture that embraces continuous improvement, creativity and innovation, this AVP will join our community at a time of momentum and positive change in support of student success and completion. The AVP will plan, organize, control, and direct operations and activities to ensure a broad range of stakeholders are supported with data and analytical tools as valuable resources that empower decision making at strategic, tactical and operational levels, while also maintaining required reporting and data integrity. The AVP isalso leader of the college’s data governance strategy.
The Associate Vice President for Continuous Improvement and Strategic Innovations provides leadership for the systematic use of data to improve student success, departmental and unit effectiveness, and college policies and procedures. The Associate Vice President provides the structure and necessary support for the College’s systematic assessment efforts. The College is seeking to re-frame traditional approaches to assessment to ensure a focus on providing faculty and staff the time and space to innovate in the classroom and in their planning efforts. To this end, the Associate Vice President ensures that the processes for and documentation of institutional planning and effectiveness are followed, with a lens toward innovation. The Associate Vice President also ensures that the College’s equity agenda is rooted in data-related outcomes and decisions. The Associate Vice President will work closely with the Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives and the Vice President for Learning to engage the college community in robust strategic planning processes focused on completion. The Associate Vice President supports all three divisions of the college and generates an annual assessment report on the status of the College's institutional planning and effectiveness agenda.
STRATEGIC PLANNING: Continuously updates the President and Vice Presidents and their teams on national, regional, and county data and/or practices that are relevant to current or future college programming. Provides guidance to the President and Vice President on where strategic approaches to student success can and should be focused, while supporting the College’s long-term vision around continuous improvement and data driven innovations.
INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS: Collates Key Performance Indicators developed through the strategic planning process as well as qualitative and quantitative data from the Director of Institutional Effectiveness, offers college leadership, committees, and units/departments data that is relevant to student success and completion. Maintains currency with policy issues and trends regarding performance measurement, accountability, and institutional effectiveness.
EQUITY: Works across the college to provide data on equity gaps in student outcomes. Provides individual units and committees with national best practices to eradicate achievement gaps, and also to planning for and assessment of initiatives regarding equity. Works with the entire campus to achieve the stated goal of eradicating achievement gaps.
ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT: Assists the institution in identifying and understanding emerging trends and significant environmental changes to support the College in its planning and development efforts with regard to enrollment, retention, and completion. Leads the assessment of enrollment, retention, and completion and brings analyzed data to proper committees to affect procedural and policy change at the institution.
DATA GOVERNANCE: Leads the institution in managing the data governance process to help assure the integrity and accuracy of the college’s data and data systems with ongoing monitoring to support continuous improvement. Promote communication among data users on campus, develop guidelines for data use, and assist in promoting a culture of evidence at the college.
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL COLLABORATION: Creates and maintains a system to respond to and prioritize data requests of the college community. Represents the College in local, state and national committees and task forces appropriate to the areas of immediate responsibility.
SUPERVISION: Responsible for management of the Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Assessment, including recommendation of staffing, hiring, termination and discipline, setting performance standards, evaluating staff, and staff development and training. Oversees and assists with the recruitment and training of Institutional Assessment Team and team advisors college-wide.
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT: Supports a culture of accountability and continuous improvement through effective presentation of data in a systematic fashion. Recommends programming based on environmental scans that are continuously performed throughout the year.
BUDGET AND FISCAL MANAGEMENT: Responsibly manage the office budget.
COMPLIANCE: Provides guidance and direction for all academic, administrative, and support units in identifying key outcome measures and effectiveness indicators. Works in partnership with all areas of the College to ensure that planning and effectiveness goals and metrics are established and measured. Serves as the College representative in matters related to institutional effectiveness. Provides competent management of the operations of the Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness.
OTHER DUTIES: Performs related duties as assigned.
10 years of progressive leadership experience in a higher education environment.
5 years in a leadership/management capacity in a post-secondary education environment.
Demonstrated understanding of a comprehensive community college.
5 years supervisory experience.
Demonstrated success in providing collaborative leadership; A strong track record of leading with both a decisive and consultative style, of fostering open communications and proactively building strong and positive relationships with faculty and staff across internal and external boundaries.
Demonstrated success serving as a change agent and as an innovative and forward-thinking leader who can think strategically and translate college-wide strategies and priorities into successful strategic and operational plans and policies for area of supervision.
Anne Arundel Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Anne Arundel Community College
With learning as its central mission, Anne Arundel Community College has responded to the needs of a diverse community for more than 50 years by offering high quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities. The college’s nationally recognized and award-winning programs have helped its more than 51,000 students annually achieve their academic, professional and personal goals. AACC is a fully accredited, public, two-year institution offering credit programs leading to an associate degree, certificate or a letter of recognition. Students may prepare to transfer to a four-year institution or prepare for an immediate career. AACC also offers extensive lifelong learning opportunities and noncredit, continuing education to those seeking career training or retraining, working to boost basic skills or pursuing new areas of interest. In addition to its main campus in Arnold, Md., the college has degree centers at Arundel Mills, Glen Burnie and at centers and schools around the county. In 2012, the college opened the 30,000-square-foot Center for Cyber and Professional Training in Hanover, which houses 13 specialized labs, a testing center and faculty support space. Located in Anne... Arundel County near historic Annapolis - home to the U.S. Naval Academy – AACC is conveniently located just minutes from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and downtown Baltimore. To learn more, visit www.aacc.edu.