Delgado Community College is a comprehensive community college with over 1,200 faculty and staff members. It is the largest two year institution in the state of Louisiana serving more than 17,000 students. The college has a rich history of working in collaboration with local and regional business and industry to ensure that the various degree and certificate programs are viable and meet current demands of the workforce. Delgado seeks a dynamic as well as distinguished individual that can provide the leadership required to focus on the success of our students through innovative academic programs, while also providing the support programs that can enrich and transform the lives of a diverse group of students. This individual must be a proven leader committed to achieving institutional excellence. Delgado is poised to continue providing an educational environment which allows residents of this region to adequately prepare for the countless innovative opportunities set before us. Recent growth in the regional economy has provided tremendous revitalization opportunities for this institution, the Greater New Orleans region and the State of Louisiana.
The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost reports directly to the Chancellor and serves as chief academic officer for the college and as a member of the executive management team. The Vice Chancellors ensures the quality of faculty and student body by providing guidance in matters related to all academic programs and policies, promotions and tenure, faculty recognition, academic support services, honors initiatives, institutional analysis and assessment reporting, service learning and international programs. He/she must plan in coordination with other administrators and faculty, schedule classes; provide oversight of assessment of student learning outcomes and college-wide accreditation, academic and administrative leadership with a vision to guide the college’s academic programs. The Vice Chancellor must advocate and promote quality instruction, integrated planning, and the expansion of student learning outcomes while providing innovative and successful academic leadership and vision in instruction and program development for basic skills, transfer, vocational developmental and non-traditional programs. The Provost provides vision and leadership for the maintenance and development of quality academic programs. The Provost is also responsible for assuring that students have access to intellectual and life learning experiences that will prepare them for their chosen career fields and community leadership. The Vice Chancellor and Provost must also work in conjunction with the Louisiana Community and Technical College System executive and administrative staff.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in education, management, or related field; a minimum of five years’ experience at the dean level or higher in an institution of higher learning; demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of members of the college community, including those with disabilities; a strong ability to manage and motivate employees and/or teams; excellent written and oral communication skills; public presentation skills; ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities, multiple deadlines simultaneously; and excellent interpersonal relations skills.
Preferred Qualifications: A Doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution; a minimum of ten years of experience in higher education administration, experience with curriculum development, providing instruction or training in a formal setting, overseeing and managing a multi-campus, one college setting in a suburban environment, leadership and team building skills, interpersonal skills, three years teaching experience in higher education with a demonstrated student centered philosophy, an understanding of Delgado Community college’s mission, its educational issues, the laws and regulations within the State of Louisiana, and the changing role of community colleges.
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. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.
All applications must be received by the close of business, August 31, 2014