The Community College of Rhode Island invites creative, high-energy educational leaders who are committed to the teaching and learning experience and who welcome an opportunity to help shape the future of New England’s largest comprehensive community college to apply for the position of
VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
The Ocean State’s attractions include a vibrant capital city, Newport’s famed mansions, numerous state parks, the farms and valleys of Washington County, and, despite its small size, more than 400 miles of coastline. Most Rhode Islanders live within a 30-minute drive to Narragansett Bay or the Atlantic Ocean.
Rhode Island provides varied educational opportunities with its 14 colleges and universities. There is a rich tradition of cultural diversity and appreciation of the arts. The state boasts first-class restaurants; performing arts, including the State Ballet of Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, and Trinity Repertory Company; and renowned art and historical museums. With several teaching hospitals and Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Rhode Island prides itself on the delivery of quality health care.
Community College of Rhode Island
From its modest beginning with 325 students in 1964, to its present enrollment of almost 18,000 students, Community College of Rhode Island has grown to meet the goals of its founders. For 45 years, the College's challenge has been to provide academic transfer programs, career oriented training and student support services of the highest caliber.
Community College of Rhode Island offers programs in academic and vocational-technical areas as well as a full complement of programs and services for full and part-time students, for recent high school graduates and for older, adult learners.
The student body is considerably diverse in age, culture, and experience. Enrollment continues to meet or exceed expectations.
To learn more about the College, please visit http://www.ccri.edu/about/
Responsibilities of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Reporting directly to the president, the vice president is a member of the college’s senior management team and is responsible for providing vision with academic and administrative leadership in the areas of educational policy, instructional planning, program review, academic personnel actions, faculty development and resource planning and allocation.
The vice president also carries responsibility for advancing the college’s educational initiatives involving intercollegiate articulation, developmental education and learning resources systems. The vice president must have the ability to lead, inspire and execute the vision and strategy of the college.
The vice president must have the ability to build and maintain strong and collegial relationships with students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, members of our governing board, the legislature and executive branch.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs will possess: an earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution, along with significant (at least 10 years) senior-level academic, administrative and leadership experience serving a diverse student population; a participatory leadership style and effectiveness as a team player. Evidence of inclusive and decisive leadership in higher education; expert knowledge and experience with effective teaching and learning strategies. A learner-centered philosophy with experience in innovative distance learning, classroom management, etc.; an outcomes orientation with a passion for student success; expertise in curriculum development and assessment in changing times; technologically savvy and knowledge of uses of technology in the classroom. Experience with the use of an ERP system in higher education required; a minimum of five years of teaching experience; demonstrated experience in academic accreditation; active in academic leadership organizations, with an outstanding professional network and experience recruiting tenure and adjunct faculty.
To view a full description of responsibilities and qualifications, please visit https://jobs.ccri.edu
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please go to CCRI’s online recruitment site at https://jobs.ccri.edu/ and complete the online application. In addition to the application, a cover letter, resume and contact information of three references must be attached at the end of the application. Finalists will be asked to provide official college transcript(s).
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled; however, to ensure full consideration, complete application materials should be received by March 12, 2016.
If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311.
CCRI is an Equal Opportunity / Diversity Employer.
Any individual with a disability who requires assistance in the application process should contact CCRI at (401) 825-2311 prior to the close of the application period. TTY: (401) 825-2313.
All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position. Employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.