Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs

Ivy Tech Community College

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Ivy Tech is currently accepting applications for Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs for the Madison campus. Come join our team!
General Purpose and Scope of the position:
The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer for the campus and is responsible directly to the Campus Chancellor with indirect reporting to the Sr. Vice President/Provost and Sr. Vice President Workforce Alignment for the development, administration, supervision, and evaluation of the campus academic programs. The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs will provide leadership and supervision for all campus academic schools, K-12 academic programming, and other areas which may include the learning resource center, instructional technology, library services, testing services, and serve as the chief advisor to the Chancellor in the formation of policies affecting all academic programs. As the chief academic officer for the campus, this position has direct responsibility for the development, coordination, staffing, evaluation, continuous quality improvement, and workforce alignment of academic programs, as well as research, academic/campus planning, and budgeting within the context of the College's mission and purposes. The position is responsible for the overall student academic experience at the campus.
The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs will be a member of the Chancellor’s cabinet with the purpose of providing leadership that aligns with the College’s core values and implements strategies in order to meet the needs of a diverse community and student body on campus. This position promotes diversity, integrity, community engagement, innovation, and excellence, and is accountable to perform statewide responsibilities to maintain consistent statewide curricula, policies, and practices. This position will work closely with campus leadership and Systems Office leadership to establish strategies coordinated with statewide efforts in key areas of focus (recruitment, enrollment, retention, completion, and student success).
Major Responsibilities:
  • Provides vision, leadership, coaching and direction to all academic employees for the delivery and/or revision of quality academic programs.
  • Plans, organizes, and administers the academic programs and services in concert with the mission, purposes, resources, and facilities of the campus.
  • Coordinates and supervises the preparation of the schedule of classes and the assignment of qualified faculty for all academic offerings.
  • Assembles and maintains up-to-date documents pertaining to the academic services programs.
  • Collaborates with Workforce Alignment to meet the community skill gap needs through training and academic programming.
  • Collaborates with campus and systems level leadership, fosters relationships with K-12, workforce and other community partners.
  • Provides leadership in the recruitment, development, supervision, and evaluation of faculty and academic staff.
  • Collaborates with Student Success and Enrollment Services to ensure optimal student recruitment, enrollment, advising, retention, and completion and provides leadership to ensure that faculty collaborate in the same way.
  • Ensures compliance with college policies, procedures and requirements established by law, regulation, board policies, and administrative decisions.
  • Provides leadership and direction for accreditation self-studies, on-site visits, and maintains accreditation of programs with external agencies.
  • Supervises the preparation and submission of required federal and state reports relating to the academic programs.
  • Provides leadership and direction for dual credit, transfer and articulation of programs with area secondary schools, colleges, and universities.
  • Develops requests for new academic programs and services aligned with the Workforce Alignment Quadrant Analysis and guidance from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.
  • Oversees program review process and submits reports as required.
  • Collaborates with all campus departments to meet the needs of the campus and College in the execution of the College mission and vision.
  • Serves on local and statewide committees associated with job functions, and represents the College as needed.
  • Participates in all Campus Academic Officers Council meetings.
  • Assists with the development of new transfer agreements and maintenance of existing transfer agreements.
  • Works with the Campus Academic Officers Council to develop and approve academic policy for the College.
  • Serve as the Campus’ Chief Conduct Officer for academic misconduct.
As a member of the Chancellor’s cabinet:
  • Assures assessment of departmental area needs, investigates and develops alternative academic strategies, establishes priorities and goals, recommends implementation activities, and evaluates progress.
  • Oversees the development and administration of departmental budgets, and determines priorities for expenditures.
  • Serves as a model for strong leadership, develops and supports the Campus culture of team collaboration and commitment to delivering high-quality services and outcomes, by being student- and employee-centered.
  • Builds and sustains a process-managed organization and culture that delivers measurable value for the organization targeting efficiency and cost optimization in functional areas.
  • Collaborates with other cabinet members to implement the College strategic plan across the campus service area.
  • Executes strategic initiatives and resource allocation at a local level to achieve college-wide and campus-level metrics.
  • Creates and maintains an environment where planning, development, and delivery of services for students occur in a creative and effective manner that fosters cultural and global awareness.
This is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with this position may be assigned. All responsibilities will be conducted within the parameters of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), other applicable regulatory requirements, and professional standards
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Doctorate degree from a regionally accredited College or University required.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in higher education at accredited institutions and a combination of teaching and administrative experience are required.
  • Community college experience is desired.
  • Experience with grant writing, budget management, accreditation process, program review is desired.
  • Must be adept at resolving individual and group conflicts.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to identify key issues and to carry forward an idea or project from conception to execution.
  • Track record of thinking conceptually and mastering complex subject matter quickly.
  • Possesses good judgment, discretion, tact and the ability to work easily with senior leaders in the higher education, charitable, government, and business sectors.
  • Ability to partner well with colleagues both in and outside of the organization.
  • Ability to promote an inclusive environment where every student and employee feels respected and valued
  • Values and respects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by our students and employees and is reflected in verbal, written, and interpersonal communication.
Ivy Tech Community College is an accredited, equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or veteran status. As required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Ivy Tech Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions. Questions specific to Title IX may be referred to the College’s Title IX Coordinator or to the US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights.

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