Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs

Reports to: Vice President, Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer

Division: Office of Academic Affairs

Location: Primary Office, Downtown Campus

BROAD FUNCTION:

The Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs (AVPAA) provides administrative leadership for key college-wide academic operations. The AVPAA will work collaboratively with the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Associate Vice President of Assessment & Institutional Effectiveness, deans, program heads, faculty and other administrative units to achieve strategic objectives related to guided pathways, course scheduling, academic operations, curriculum planning and development, academic master planning, educational support services, faculty development, and educational pathways and partnership. The AVPAA reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Guided Pathways and Course Scheduling

  • Support the Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) in leading academic implementation of Guided Pathways, including but not limited to supporting academic leadership and faculty in review and restructuring of curriculum, connecting programming to labor market outcomes; collaborating with other divisions in order market and communicate pathways, and connecting programming to support services.
  • Lead and facilitate planning and implementation of re-envisioned course scheduling, including schedule development and execution, technology implementation and assessment of scheduling outcomes. Facilitate exploration of modifications to course delivery including term lengths and modalities.
  • Collaborate with the Associate Vice President of Assessment & Institutional Effectiveness to assessment and improve implementation of guided pathways and scheduling efforts.
  • Provide oversight of staff supporting scheduling efforts.

Academic Operations

  • Provide administrative support and management of the curriculum planning and development process; support the curriculum committee and curriculum implementation team; maintain the Curriculum Manual and academic sections of the college catalog.
  • Serve as implementation lead for a variety of statewide initiatives relating to academics, including, but not limited to Transfer Virginia, G3 and direct enrollment.
  • Provide oversight of faculty workload reporting for adjuncts and all full-time faculty, including evaluation of reassigned time and overload.
  • Provide leadership and oversight of faculty contracts and evaluations.
  • Collaborating with faculty committees to ensure high quality faculty evaluation, reward, and recognition policies and procedures. Support the VPAA and committee in efforts to reinvigorate a meaningful reward and recognition process.
  • Support planning and development of Reynolds Faculty Focus events.
  • Oversee team developing an accurate and timely college catalog.
  • Assist the VPAA with the review, development, implementation, and enforcement of VCCS and college policies related to Academic Affairs.
  • Collaborate with academic divisions and student support services to ensure effective academic support services, including but not limited to tutoring services, Math Central+, and the Writing Studio, and coordinated faculty advising.
  • Provide oversight of the Dean of Online Learning and Instructional Excellence and deliverables of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
  • Collaborate with academic leadership, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, as well as other divisions to ensure a seamless and comprehensive faculty onboarding process.

Educational Pathways & Partnerships

  • Lead college-wide transfer initiatives, including but not limited to Transfer Virginia, development and maintenance of transfer agreements, and pursuit of "3+1" agreements.
  • Provide oversight and direction of the dual enrollment office.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact in partnership with Department of Juvenile Justice; ensure complete execution of agreement.
  • Serve on local secondary advisory committees, as needed.

Downtown Campus

  • Serve as the Interim Chief Administrator of the Downtown Campus
  • Provide direct academic support and guidance of the Downtown Campus and The Kitchens at Reynolds, and collaborating closely with student affairs and facilities management.
  • Collaborate with community partners on special projects to support regional engagement and community service.

Administrative

  • Directly supervise the Dean of Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), Director of Dual Enrollment, and Coordinator of Curriculum and Scheduling, and AVP Administrative Assistant (shared)
  • Prepare annual budget requests and maintain fiscal responsibility for all assigned budgets
  • Supervise assigned employees
  • Lead and support staff managing oversight of academic-related procurements, as appropriate.
  • Additional duties as assigned by VPAA

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Master's degree in a related field is required.
  • Considerable knowledge of higher education or community college administration practices and principles; curriculum design and instructional methods and technology; course development, workload management and course scheduling; and personnel administration.
  • Experienced and knowledgeable in implementation of guided pathways and best practices in course scheduling.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and direct academic program initiatives; and assess faculty qualifications and hiring recommendations.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform administrative functions of an academic affairs office including strategic planning, student enrollment reporting, student advising, monitoring instructional technology and assessing needs; and developing and managing budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and develop community relations to promote the academic offerings of the college.
  • This is a position of special trust and requires the individual hired to successfully undergo a criminal background check and the completion of the Commonwealth's Statement of Economic Interest.

QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:

  • Doctorate degree in higher education/community college administration is preferred.
  • Experience in college teaching, and college administration at the community college level is strongly preferred.

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT:
Full-time twelve-month administrative faculty-ranked appointment. Salary range: $110,000 - $128,000. Salary commensurate with the education and experience of the candidate.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Application reviews will begin June 6, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply for this position, please visit the VCCS Jobs Portal https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/46710.

For full consideration, the cover letter and curriculum vitae/resume must be received with the online application. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

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