Black River Technical College is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs, working under the general direction of the President, is responsible for the development and administration of the curriculum and instructional program. The Vice President assists in clarifying the basic aims and objectives of the college and provides leadership for the directors and deans reporting to him or her. The Vice President is ultimately responsible for the administration of the academic programs in the various divisions, including instructional and academic personnel.
The ideal candidate should be energetic, creative and able to demonstrate a track record of successful, progressive leadership at all levels of an institution, implementing creative and strategic initiatives, and working with other campuses and the community to lead in delivering the highest quality of academic and workforce preparation programs for students.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO):
- Ensure the academic endeavors fit the mission and vision of the College.
- Establish priorities and plan for program development, implementation, and review.
- Oversee matters relating to curriculum and instruction at the college including online courses, evening and summer courses, class scheduling, and overloads.
- Oversee the development, implementation, and integration of assessment, planning, and departmental budgeting.
- Ensure that all state laws and Arkansas Department of Higher Education policies and procedures are followed.
- Supervise the Academic Team.
- Lead the Academic Affairs Committee.
- Supervise grant activities and grant personnel in the academic areas.
- Serve on the President’s Cabinet and Council.
- Serve on and/or provide leadership for institutional committees.
- Represent the faculty and/or the college at campus and community events, in meetings with other institutions and agencies, and during the accreditation process.
- Oversee accreditation activities through the Higher Learning Commission and other academic accrediting agencies.
- Act in an advisory capacity to the President for academic faculty and staff employment, retention, and dismissal.
- Direct, coordinate, and evaluate personnel engaged in academic endeavors, including support staff.
- Establish operational procedures in conjunction with the appropriate staff or faculty and make modifications based on operation analysis, demographics, and other research information.
- Resolve problems and seek input using the Shared Governance process.
- Collaborate with all institutional staff to develop local school and community partnerships.
- Collaborate with the Vice President for Enrollment Management to create and maintain a student-centered curriculum, as well as programs and services.
- Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.
- Doctorate degree from a regionally accredited University.
- Eight years related experience and/or training and five years of leadership experience in higher education administration, with increasing levels of responsibility in all or most of the following areas:
- Faculty development,
- general education,
- developmental programs,
- program and curriculum development,
- budget development and administration, and
- strategic planning.
- Knowledge of technologies that supports a broad range of teaching and learning strategies.
- An understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and personnel.
- Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
- Significant teaching experience at the post-secondary level, particularly community college teaching experience
- Community college administrative experience.
- Working knowledge of the most current methods of successful delivery of education programs.
TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Responsibility For Funds, Property And Equipment
Directly responsible for the management of approximately $5,200,000 of the College’s budget.
Directly supervises multiple subordinate supervisors and non-supervisory employees and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Ability to read, analyze, and understand the most complex documents; Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints; Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style; Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, and volume. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Critical Thinking Skills
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Considerable responsibility with regard to general assignments in planning time, method, manner, and/or sequence of performance of own work, in addition, the organization and delegation of work operations for a division of employees engaged in widely diversified activities.
Performs work operations which permit frequent opportunity for decision-making of major importance which would have considerable effect on the final attainment of multiple major activities.
Highly intense mental demand. Continual involvement with strategic and operational management functions which relate to both the short-term and long-term time periods.
Analytical Ability / Problem Solving
Solves problems in novel, non-recurring or swiftly changing situations in which the approach is not fully defined. Guidance by College President.
Accuracy which is critical in scheduling, planning, budgeting, and projecting revenue. Though frequent possibilities of error exist at all times, they must be detected and addressed.
Extensive contacts with various diversified sectors of the public environment; wherein, the contacts are of extreme importance and failure to exercise proper judgment can lead to substantial losses to the organization.
Establishes company culture by setting tone of interactions and communication with senior level internal officials and employees throughout the organization.
Software Skills Required
Accounting, Contact Management, Resource Planning, Presentation/PowerPoint, Spreadsheet, Word Processing/Typing, Basic Database.
For more information, please visit the following link: http://www.blackrivertech.org/cao
Review of applications begins immediately and the closing date for accepting applications will be September 27, 2019. To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, State application, copies of transcripts, and three reference letters to:
BLACK RIVER TECHNICAL COLLEGE
Julie Edington, Director of Human Resources
P.O. Box 468
Pocahontas, AR 72455
Telephone (870) 248-4000, Ext. 4032
BRTC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
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