Location: Fall River, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Wed Mar 27 2019 Job Description:
STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) is a member of the President's Leadership Team and college's Chief Academic Officer. The VPAA provides professional and ethical leadership that fosters the highest of teaching, learning, and academic service standards, and student and institutional outcomes.
The VPAA is responsible for providing leadership and direction of the college's academic/credit programs and services in alignment with the college's mission, vision, goals and core values; collaborating with the President's Leadership Team to advance the mission of the college and achieve its strategic goals; developing and empowering a diverse, collaborative and innovative academic leadership team; championing the development of a college-going culture in a region that has experienced low college attainment; and leading and nurturing an organizational culture where professionalism, positive intent, employee empowerment, equity and accountability grows and thrives.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the President.
The VPAA directly supervises six academic deans, the Dean of the Lash Center for Teaching and Learning, a Chief of Staff to the VPAA, and two office support staff. The VPAA, together with the Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management, co-supervises three campus deans at Bristol's Attleboro, New Bedford, and Taunton locations. The VPAA indirectly oversees 604 full and part time faculty.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversee the institutional accreditation (New England Commission of Higher Education), ensure the retention of regional and program accreditation; provide leadership for efforts associated with assessment and student learning outcomes.
Coordinate the systematic review of academic programs/services to ensure that they meet the needs of our students and communities; recommend and implement new instructional programs and services.
Recommend academic faculty appointments including tenure, promotion, sabbatical, etc. to the President.
Collaborate with Student Services and Enrollment Management leadership to review, develop and sustain the college's recruitment and retention strategies to meet current and future goals at all Bristol locations, including online learning.
Collaborate with the Center for Workforce and Community Education to develop and implement educational pathways and stackable credentials from non-credit to credit certificate and associate degree programs.
Collaborate with the college's Development and Grant Development offices to identify strategic funding and fund-raising opportunities to support academic programming.
Build strategic partnerships with local K-12, institutions of higher education, community-based organizations, and business and industry.
Participate in community, state and regional activities and organizations to promote and enhance the college's relationships, effectiveness and brand.
Prepare and administer the Academic Affairs budget.
Provide leadership in all aspects of academic affairs, including long-range planning, hiring and professional development of faculty and academic staff, budgeting, curriculum, assessment, accreditation and academic program/service development.
Lead, develop and implement an innovative, visionary and strategic plan for academic affairs that includes measurable goals and indicators of success, and incorporates data collection and analysis to support this work.
Provide leadership for the professional development of faculty, administrators and staff within academic affairs to achieve institutional goals.
Provide leadership for the ongoing enhancement and implementation of the college's learning outcomes assessment program to ensure the achievement of competencies and learning goals.
Collaborate with all areas of the college to review, recommend, establish and implement academic standards, policies and procedures to foster integrated and inclusionary student success systems and models.
Foster strong and positive relations with unions, the Faculty and Professional Staff Senate and the Staff Senate to ensure on-going dialogue, shared governance and compliance with and support of collective bargaining agreements.
Provide leadership of various delivery models for instruction, including the use of technology, in face-to-face, web-enhanced, hybrid and online learning modalities.
Promote the use of Open Educational Resources across the college.
Develop and support a culture of shared governance, trust, respect and transparency for all college constituents.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Doctorate or appropriate terminal degree in an academic discipline.
Progressive administrative experience in higher education, with at least five years of experience as an academic dean or senior executive with broad supervisory experience.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, administrators and staff to enhance student success, promote faculty development and achieve institutional goals.
Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving, consensus-building, organizational, technology, supervisory and interpersonal skills, especially in relation to academic planning and development of standards, policies and procedures.
Demonstrated record of recruiting, developing and retaining diverse faculty and staff.
Demonstrated record for the inclusion, recruitment and promotion of adjunct faculty to full-time faculty status.
Demonstrated commitment and experience with shared governance in a higher education setting.
Demonstrated commitment and leadership of diversity, inclusion, equity and social justice in higher education.
Demonstrated experience fostering strong relations with unions, institutional senates and implementing collective bargaining agreements.
Demonstrated use of data collection, assessment and key performance indicators to foster and support innovation and continuous improvement.
Effective written, presentation and verbal communication skills.
Experience managing a large, complex budget.
Demonstrated commitment to enhancing operational performance, effectiveness and continuous improvement.
Demonstrated understanding of current teaching and learning concepts and experience teaching at the undergraduate college level.
Demonstrated leadership with regional and program accreditation.
Experience identifying, developing and growing successful and innovative academic programs.
Demonstrated leadership that has produced positive outcomes related to high impact practices, and the success of students who are first-generation, traditionally underrepresented/underserved/ marginalized in higher education, adults returning to learning, English language learners; and those that require developmental education.
Demonstrated ability to promote an inclusive environment that recognizes the diversity and backgrounds embodied in our communities and reflected by our students and employees.
Progressive, senior or executive level academic administrative experience within a multi-campus community college environment.
Full-time teaching experience at the undergraduate college level.
Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, innovative and entrepreneurial environment.
Experience implementing collaborative, transformational change within a complex organization.
Ability to promote the collection, use and governance of data to inform organizational decision-making in ways that positively impact student learning.
Demonstrated experience as a data-informed problem solver who has collaboratively implemented positive changes for students within a complex organization.
Ability to speak a language in addition to English.
POSITION STATUS: This is a full-time, non-unit position with benefits.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE: Fall 2019
Internal Number: 108786
About Bristol Community College
Bristol Community College is a comprehensive, public community college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), offering degree and certificate programs that give our students the skills they need to transition successfully to the workforce, to a four-year institution or promote individual opportunity. As one of fifteen Massachusetts community colleges, BCC offers a wide range of educational programs and community services. It develops and presents programs for the entire community, from children to senior citizens, and it is well known for its friendly atmosphere and a faculty that cares about its students. We serve more than 11,987 students at campuses in Fall River, New Bedford, Attleboro, Taunton, and online. The Workforce Education Institute develops active partnerships with business and industry, preK-12, colleges and universities, and social service agencies to maintain relevance and effectiveness of all credit and noncredit programming. The College enrolls over 18,667 students a year in community services program, in workforce development, adult literacy, personal enrichment, and our Kids College program. We value and respect diversity with...in Bristol Community College and the world while preparing well-rounded learners for employment and for life. BCC is a signatory to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment and as such is actively committed to sustainability throughout all areas of the College.