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Provost /Chief Academic Officer

Company

MassBay Community College

Location

Wellesley Hills, MA

Job Description

Position Summary:

Reporting to the President, the Provost serves as the College’s Chief Academic Officer, providing leadership and administrative oversight of MassBay Community College’s academic programs.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provides overall leadership, vision and direction to Academic Affairs in the establishment, implementation, management and evaluation of the following:  academic offerings, scheduling and programming; faculty advisement; retention; curriculum development; education policy; technology applications in academic affairs; academic assessment; faculty and staff development; library services; personnel policies; program reviews; accreditation matters; recruitment of staff; resource allocation; strategic planning; and student success efforts;
  • Advises the President in formulating overall plans, policies and procedures for the execution of the goals and the mission of the College and leads academic planning to achieve academic excellence;
  • Shares responsibility with the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs for the achievement of enrollment and student success goals and for the support processes for incoming and returning students;
  • Leads Academic Affairs in contributing to the fiscal strength and stability of the College;
  • Serves on the President’s Cabinet, Administrative Council, and other committees as assigned;
  • Represents the President and the College in a variety of settings as required;
  • Supervises and evaluates the academic deans and all other direct reports, including academic affairs grant managers, and makes recommendations to the President in accordance with collective bargaining agreements and administrative personnel policies;
  • Provides direct management and coordination to such innovative projects as OneBook, Foundations of Excellence, the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP);
  • Participates in the development and implementation of division and institutional plans;
  • Oversees all academic program areas:  day and Division of Continuing Education (DCE), credit and non-credit;
  • Coordinates on-line programs with the Dean for e-learning;
  • Ensures compliance with College policies, procedures, and collective bargaining agreements;
  • Ensures compliance with all regulatory and accrediting agencies/associations;
  • Manages all budgetary matters in the Academic Affairs division and establishes academic budgeting priorities and efficiencies;
  • Supervises the preparation of the college catalog, college academic calendar, semester course schedules, student handbook, and related publications in conjunction with designated personnel;
  • Collaborates on developing the College’s marketing plan;
  • Maintains communication and positive relationships with counterparts in the Massachusetts system, post-secondary institutions and community leaders;
  • Leads outreach initiatives for academic affairs, including K-12; dual enrollment, and four-year college and university articulations;
  • In conjunction with the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, advances and monitors student job and career placement and college transfer opportunities;
  • Aligns academic programs with the needs of citizens, business and industry, and communities;
  • Develops relationships and linkages with Community Based Organizations, social service agencies, government agencies, and local foundations;
  • Ensures that the direction and operation of other campuses/extension sites meet the needs of communities and their citizens and businesses and that campus/extension sites are in accordance with the requirements of all appropriate agencies and government bodies;
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate shall possess the following minimal qualifications:

·         Earned doctorate from an accredited institution;

·         A demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the values, goals, and accountabilities of the Vision Project, the Massachusetts public policy plan for higher education;

·         Significant higher education administrative experience required; community college experience strongly preferred;

·         Teaching experience; community college teaching experience strongly preferred;

·         Proven experience in such areas as budget development and administration; personnel administration and evaluation; academic program design and review, personnel evaluation and development; and contract administration;

·         A strong understanding of teaching and learning processes;

·         Demonstrated commitment to:  the philosophy of the community college, broad-based institutional planning, participative management, and to student development and success;

·         Demonstrated leadership, planning, negotiating, interpersonal and supervisory skills; an appreciation for collective bargaining values and processes;

·         A demonstrated ability to build a culture of cohesion, dialog, civility and academic excellence;

·         Proficiency in oral and written expression and ability to think strategically;

·         Demonstrated commitment to diversity and the employment and development of an ethnically and culturally diverse faculty and staff.

Additional Desired Attributes:

·         Familiarity with the application of academic technologies to the teaching/learning processes;

·         Collective bargaining experience;

·         Experience with and commitment to global education and diversity across every component of the institution;

·         Exceptional project management skills;

·         Strong ability to anticipate change and to be flexible;

·         A leadership style that emphasizes collaboration, team building, accessibility, and open communication.

 

Education:                 Earned doctorate from an accredited institution

 

Funding:                     State-Appropriated

 

Classification:             Non-Unit Professional

 

Salary:                         $125,000 - $150,000

 

Application Deadline: Friday, February 3, 2012

 

Application Process:

 

To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, and list of three professional references and their contact information to:

 

Office of Human Resources
MassBay Community College
50 Oakland Street, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481-5307; or submit via:
email:
employment@massbay.edu  or  fax: 781-239-3070

 

Deadline: Resumes will be reviewed upon receipt and the position will remain open until filled. However, in order to ensure full consideration please submit all application material no later than Friday, February 3, 2012.

Massachusetts Bay Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or handicap in admission or access to or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Any inquiries or complaints concerning compliance with the regulations implementing Title IV, Title VII, Title IX, Age Discrimination Act of 1975 or Section 504, may contact Robin Nelson-Bailey at 781-239-3000 ext. 3171 who is the College coordinator for those statutes.  Inquiries may also be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C., 20202, or the Director, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region One, Boston, MA  02109. 

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Full-Time

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Office of the Provost

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125,000-150,000

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Yes

Approval Date

12/29/2011 11:50 AM
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