NATURE OF WORK:
The Provost serves as the Chief Academic Officer and has administrative authority over all academic activities. The Provost reports directly to the President and provides administrative leadership and direction to the college’s teaching, learning, and public service programs.
The Provost oversees the planning, design, conduct, evaluation, creation, and elimination of all instructional programs and instructional support activities of the District. The Provost leads the continuous improvement of these programs and promotes scholarship and efforts to increase and enhance diversity. This position also participates in the general leadership and direction of the College as a member of the President’s Cabinet.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties listed may vary in terms of relative importance and others may be added or eliminated as this position develops. Duties with a circle (•) before the number are essential functions as defined by ADA.
•1. Serves as Chief Academic Officer of the College.
•2. Works in partnership with the President to define and implement the College’s academic strategic vision.
•3. Oversees all academic departments, divisions, programs, and activities of the College.
•4. Works in partnership with the deans and faculty to shape the academic programs for the future, building strength in both disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas.
•5. Develops, implements, administers, and evaluates programs and policies necessary to accomplish the mission, goals and objectives of the Office of Academic Affairs.
•6. Ensures continued accreditation for the College and its programs.
•7. Coordinates budget and enrollment, planning and management for the Academic Affairs Division.
•8. Leads, supervises, evaluates and assesses academic programs and personnel to ensure excellence.
•9. Oversees academic research and reporting required to federal and state agencies.
•10. Oversees the District’s libraries, articulation, transfer agreements, faculty resource center and recruitment.
•11. Interacts with the College community and the public regarding academic affairs.
•12. Participates with other senior officers of the College in institutional planning, policy development, and problem solving with leadership responsibility for academic planning.
•13. Continues the effort to recruit, retain, and develop talented and diverse faculty and staff.
•14. Participates in the regional and national professional associations in the area of academic affairs.
15. Coordinates activities with other related units within the College.
16. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.
The Provost has direct responsibility for the Associate Provost; the Academic Deans of the Divisions; and the Directors of several academic centers. The Divisions would include Business, Media and Creative Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Health Sciences, Technology and Applied Sciences, Pre-College Education, and Academic Affairs Administration.
Requires a Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in education, administrative leadership, or related field; and ten (10) years of increasingly responsible professional work experience in a large, complex organization, preferably in post-secondary education (may include other public or private sector organizations); must be certifiable by the Wisconsin Technical College System; and must possess a track record that demonstrates the following characteristics and competencies:
1. Skilled in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
2. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
3. Experience with the functions and objectives of all academic divisions and academic support programs and services.
4. Working understanding of the function of the vocational, technical, and adult education system in Wisconsin.
5. Commitment to teaching and learning in an urban, multi-cultural environment.
6. Effective academic administration within a collective bargaining environment and public Board of governance.
7. Continuous staff development for a large number of subordinates and direct reports.
8. Effective organization of resources and appropriate establishment of priorities.
9. Ability to plan and evaluate educational programs.
10. Skilled in budget preparation and fiscal management.
11. Successful planning and implementation of short- and long-range goals.
12. Ability to develop and deliver presentations.
13. Applies statistical principles and processes to meet a range of information requirements.
14. Uses targeted recruitment principles, procedures, and resources.
15. Has implemented innovative and creative instructional techniques and technology.