Location: Fall River, MA Category: Internal Posted On: Wed Jun 19 2019 Job Description:
STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Chief of Staff is responsible for leading the Academic Affairs' strategic agenda and working with academic leaders to promote collaboration and integration, leadership development, problem analysis, the development of policy and structure, shared governance, transparency, diversity/inclusion, and change management. This role serves as the key strategist to further strategic direction and innovation, leading to student success and academic excellence.The Chief of Staff serves as senior advisor to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and provides the highest level of analytical, strategic planning, and implementation support with respect to current and emerging issues of importance to teaching and learning. They also exercise high-level authority to broadly represent the Vice President's interests.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to Vice President of Academic Affairs.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Demonstrate leadership to maintain credibility, trust, and support with Academic Affairs leaders.
Exercise analysis and judgment to ensure that strategic and operational priorities progress.
Plan and organize leadership meetings and planning retreats. Ensure actions identified in meetings are tracked and completed.
Represent Academic Affairs through a strong public presence, which includes attending campus-wide and external community events.
Collaborate with all college units to advance Academic Affairs priorities in a coordinated manner.
Act as a strategic thought-partner to provide evidence-based and promising practice research to inform approach to strategy and key issues.
Provide direct oversight of assessment, continuous improvement, and accreditation.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Establish and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with the academic leaders to:
Build capacity by providing support and accountability.
Ensure academic initiative alignment with the College's strategic plan, President's goals, institutional commitments, and the College's mission.
Develop plans that will result in the coordination, implementation, and assessment of strategic initiatives, and develop solutions to complex problems, coupled with appropriate resource allocation and engaged stakeholders.
Facilitate structures, actions, and communications to create a culture of shared governance and transparency.
Ensure adherence to timelines and budgets.
Identify potential problems or gaps with policies or procedures.
Create collaboration and cohesion through relationships with key constituencies and stakeholders as well as cross-functional teams.
Identify, formulate, and advise on policy development and its implementation.
Advance change, driving priorities from conception to completion.
Assess structure, establish processes, build systems and create efficiencies within Academic Affairs.
Perform other related duties, as assigned by the President.
Doctoral degree in relevant field.
Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in higher education.
Sustained experience working with a diverse array of college constituents in a collegial and effective manner.
Demonstration of the following competencies: organizational savvy and political acumen, operational functions, problem solving, effective communication, decision making and critical thinking, managing multiple priorities, planning and organizing, organizational change management, producing results, relationship management, and collaboration.
The ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
Ability to speak a language in addition to English.
POSITION STATUS: This is a full-time, non-unit position with benefits, some nights and weekends required.
SALARY: Hiring salary $97,000 - $102,000, commensurate with education and experience.
Internal Number: 112037
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.