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Vice President for Instruction

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Central Oregon Community College

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Bend, Oregon

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CENTRAL OREGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Job Description and Specifications

POSITION TITLE:  Vice President for Instruction

DATE OR ORIGIN: February 2013

STATUS:   This is a full-time, administrative position.  

SUPERVISOR: President

PRIMARY PURPOSE

The Vice President for Instruction is the chief academic officer for the College and is responsible for the overall vision and direction of the academic programs and instructional delivery, including strategic planning, assessment, accreditation, program development, instructional technology, budget management and the recruitment, assessment, and development of the faculty.   The instructional area includes all disciplines taught at the College, as well as community (non-credit) education, special instructional projects, workshops, library services, media services, tutoring/testing and student disability services.  Also functions as the primary instructional/program liaison with Oregon State University Cascades Campus and its cooperating higher education partners.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND TASKS:

Essential Job Functions

Faculty and Instructional Staff Development

  1. Responsible for on-going professional development of both new and continuing faculty and of those staff members responsible to the Vice President for Instruction.
  2. Provide forward thinking direction in the area of technology in instruction with a commitment to facilitating faculty development in innovative methods of instructional delivery.
  3. Collaborate with the Instructional Deans and the Department Chairpersons in the selection of new faculty; make recommendations to the President regarding initial salary and rank of new faculty.
  4. Participates as a standing member on the faculty Promotions committee and makes a recommendation regarding tenure via a letter to the tenure committee.

Budget Responsibility

  1. Develop and administer multimillion-dollar instructional budget in collaboration with the instructional deans, faculty, and staff. Justify and effectively manage all appropriate operating budget categories including acquisition, maintenance, and inventory of capital.
  2. Provide budgeting and resource allocation in collaboration with academic department chairs and senior administrative staff.
  3. Participate with other members of the President’s Executive Team/Cabinet members in the College’s budget review and approval process.

Academic Leadership and Strategic Planning

  1. Supervise the activities of the instructional deans, all academic departments, the Director of the Library, Tutoring and Testing, Disability Services, and an Administrative Assistant.
  2. Provide innovative academic leadership for all educational programs.
  3. Develop and maintain a vision for the College’s growth in quality programs and services that integrates traditional and new curriculum and delivery methods while improving operational efficiencies.
  4. Responsible for developing instructional planning and implementation strategies for achieving vision based on our current strengths and policies in collaboration with faculty.
  5. Coordinate and sustain collaborative leadership with the President, the Faculty Forum, the Board, the Vice President for Administration, the CFO, the Dean of Students, Human Resources, the Instructional Deans, ITS and other administrators as appropriate in accomplishing the educational mission of the community college as expressed in the mission statement.
  6. Responsible for program development, assessment, evaluation, and the use of quality improvement techniques, in collaboration with faculty.
  7. Oversee integration of technology throughout instruction in coordination with COCC’s ITS and academic departments.
  8. Incorporate into all college curriculum and programs specific learning outcomes consistent with accreditation standards and the College’s mission and vision.
  9. Participate in regular meetings with the President of the Faculty Forum regarding issues related to the faculty. Participate in Faculty Forum contract administration and collective bargaining as required.
  10. Provide innovative and insightful leadership to the academic community and strengthen partnerships with institutions, organizations, businesses, and individuals that enhance the College’s reputation and academic ties to the community. 
  11. Accountable for the planning, development and utilization of college facilities as they relate to the instructional programs.  Supervises and coordinates instructional content in the college catalog, master schedule of classes, and other necessary instructional publications.
  12. Apply project management principles to manage risks and timelines while effectively leading instructional teams in successful completion of instructional planning, including a demonstrated ability to effectively identify and prioritize projects competing for limited resources.  
  13. Function as the primary instructional/program liaison with Oregon State University Cascades Campus and its cooperating higher education partners as it transitions into a 4-year university.

Other duties

  1. Member of COCC’s President’s Executive Team/Cabinet.
  2. May serve as the executive officer of the college in the absence of the President.
  3. Assume other duties and responsibilities as requested by the President.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Candidates should have strong strategic, operational and systems thinking skills; a personal style that reflects confidence, integrity, and credibility as a team leader; proven achievements through institutional growth and success; the ability to negotiate positively with internal and external stakeholders; flexibility and open-mindedness balanced by appropriate conviction of opinions; an action-oriented leadership style that translates findings into actionable plans for improvement; and a service-orientation towards faculty and College administrators. Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  1. Leadership skills in managing and directing large instructional groups in a College setting to: a) implement new learning strategies; b) assess student achievement; and c) measure progress toward meeting the educational outcomes of students.
  2. Experience with and strong belief in the community college mission to prepare students for meaningful work that pays a living wage, fulfilling lives, responsible citizenship, and, if applicable, successful transfer to institutions of higher learning beyond the community college level.
  3. Knowledge and proven capability in the area of general education and curriculum development and leadership in facilitating and supporting faculty initiatives for quality academic programs.
  4. Proven skills in data-driven decision-making; ability to use valid data to make decisions, changes and improvements around college initiatives, including transparency in decision-making.
  5. A demonstrated understanding of the student recruitment and retention process and appreciation of the creative strategies by which diversity is encouraged.  A commitment to increasing diversity among faculty, staff, and students and to enhancing multicultural initiatives.
  6. Experience with national and regional accreditation processes and learning outcomes assessment.
  7. An understanding of the role of faculty in shared governance.
  8. Proficiency in systems management, systems thinking and principles of project management as demonstrated by effective planning, solid execution and measurable results across various programs and/or disciplines.
  9. Ability to manage an organization through a period of change as we transform from a small to medium-sized community college and transition to outcome based measurements.
  10. Experience in transforming an organization to improve its operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  11. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. This must include skills in group process, facilitation, open communication, team building, and conflict resolution.
  12. Demonstrated ability to foster and maintain an atmosphere of openness, collaboration, trust, accessibility, and collegiality with faculty, staff, the Board, students and the larger College community.
  13. Demonstrated support for the delivery of academic programs beyond the residential campus, including an understanding of the dynamics and requirements of a multi-campus college and a commitment to providing a quality teaching and learning environment in all teaching centers.
  14. Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using the English language with or without the use of an interpreter.
  15. Ability to work cooperatively with and contribute to a diverse workplace through ideas or experience.
  16. Strong, analytic and problem solving skills, including the ability to translate organizational and operational issues into understandable and meaningful solutions.
  17. Excellent working knowledge of MS Office applications, including Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint with preference given to those with a knowledge of Banner.

ERGONOMIC REQUIREMENTS

All individuals are required to be able to perform essential functions without significant risk of injury or to otherwise demonstrate or explain how they can perform the essential listed above.

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS

  1. Earned doctorate in a discipline related to the mission and programs of the College
  2. Minimum five years experience as a full time faculty member.
  3. Minimum 5 years experience in progressively responsible administrative position in higher education.
  4. Minimum 3 years experience in a community college.
  5. Requires experience in collaborating with multiple constituencies and evidence of effective data driven decision-making, communication, conflict resolution, collaboration, and facilitation skills. 
  6. Experience in successfully negotiating collective bargaining agreements.
  7. The successful candidate must have a commitment to Affirmative Action and to a diverse educational environment.

The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. To qualify under equivalency, applicants must indicate how they qualify under equivalency by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process.

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Approval Date

2/26/2013 12:00 AM
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