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Vice President of Teaching and Learning

Little Priest Tribal College

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
 
Opening Date: Immediately 
 
Closing Date: Until Filled
 
Position Title: Vice President of Teaching & Learning 
 
FLSA Status: Salary/Exempt
 
Department: Academics Job Status: Full-time
 
Reports To: President of LPTC
 
Rate of pay: $80,000 - $100,000, dependent on qualifications and experience.
 
Organization and Location:
The position is located on campus at Little Priest Tribal College (LPTC) in Winnebago, Nebraska. This position will require some traveling. REMOTE OPTION
 
NOT AVAILABLE
 
Work Schedule:
This is a full-time position scheduled for 40 or more hours. General work hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 – 5:00 p.m. Additional hours may be required as needed.
 
 
Nature of Work:
Under the general direction of the President, the incumbent is the Chief Academic Officer (CAO) and Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) for the college and is responsible for planning, staffing, leading, and controlling the academic division of Little Priest Tribal College. The VPTL will oversee the college program of study and curriculum, the assessment of student learning, the faculty and adjuncts, the accreditation process, and develop, write, and implement plans, policies, and procedures for the academic division. The VPTL works closely with the President, faculty, and standing committees to develop academic policies and ensure the college complies with the Higher Learning Commission and other relevant regulatory bodies. Further, the VPTL ensures that the college offers competitive and relevant programs of study, oversees the college’s research activities, and develops strategic partnerships with key stakeholders. The VPTL also supports their peer’s offering guidance and modeling leadership. The VPTL also manages the Office of Admissions and Student Records (OASR) and the college library. This is a full-time position and is considered exempt under FLSA.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform their primary job responsibilities. We are looking for an individual performer who cares about the students and the Winnebago community, thinks outside the box for creativity to incorporate and the ability to resolve problems, embraces the idea of continuous improvement, and thinks strategically for the benefit of the College and the Community.
 
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • PLANNING and EXECUTION: Managers and Directors are accountable for the production of others and themselves; make the right things happen correctly. Ensure that departmental operations are executed successfully, and planned results are obtained; delegate appropriately; monitor activities of subordinates; create an environment so that subordinates can accomplish their assignments; respond to the needs of the department’s clients/customers; conduct necessary planning and organizing efforts, and coordinate and integrate activities and efforts within and outside of own department.
  • IMPROVEMENT: Maximize the performance of their respective departments. Make the College’s organization stronger (more efficient, more effective). Provide appropriate leadership to ensure that departmental operations are improved; contribute to college-wide improvement efforts. Identify the need for change (identify goals and objectives); take the initiative; foster a climate where subordinates generate suggestions for change.
  • STRATEGIC/COLLEGE PERSPECTIVE: Incorporate consideration of the broader organizational perspective into tasks and assignments; integrate the interests of stakeholders into planning, decision-making, and action. Conduct oneself as a spokesperson for the college and as a management team member. Work collaboratively with other managers across the organization.
  • DEVELOP SUBORDINATES: Help them to maximize their contribution to the organization and to grow professionally. Take corrective action with subordinates when performance needs improvement. Foster effective teamwork. Formulate, share, and support the development and monitoring/follow through of Professional Development Plans for department staff and succession planning for the home department and other departments of the College.
  • RELATIONSHIPS and COMMUNICATION: Build effective relationships both within and outside the department; seek input from and maintain effective ongoing communication with others. Manage conflict to ensure the least disruption to the organization.
  • PROBLEM SOLVING/DECISION MAKNG: Analyze business problems; create effective solutions; exercise good judgment.
  • SAFETY: Create a safe work environment; manage risks; reduce exposure to liability
  • BEHAVIOR: Be a role model for subordinates; set an example.
General Duties and Responsibilities:
  • All LPTC employees work to fulfill the mission, help to realize the vision and promote and support the preservation of the Ho-Chunk language and culture within the organization.
  • Always demonstrate ethical and professional leadership and address issues that arise in a manner that adheres to LPTC's policies, guidelines, practices, and procedures.
  • Ensures the College's compliance with the Higher Learning Commission and other regulatory agencies. Ensure that all organizational, local, Tribal, state, and federal program guidelines are being met and followed.
  • Attend required and assigned staff meetings and training.
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing assigned tasks outside of the home department and participating in cross-functional teams.
  • Remain competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the College.
  • Cultivate an organizational culture of ethical behavior, positivity, professionalism, employee empowerment, satisfaction, productivity, retention, recognition, customer service, team building, communication, collaboration, trust, and participatory decision-making.
  • All LPTC employees must carry out duties designed to successfully support the position's/department's/organization's key performance indicators, goals, objectives, and strategic initiatives (including but not limited to analysis, adherence to budget, data collecting/reporting, A.O.P. development/duties, PDP development/duties).
  • ALL LPTC employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote workplace safety, and promptly report actual and potential accidents or injuries.
REQUIRED/PREFERRED Qualifications and Competencies:
  • Master's degree is required. Doctorate degree preferred.
  • At least three years’ experience in an administrative level in a tribal college or community college or university is required.
  • At least three years’ experience in assessment of student learning is required.
  • At least three years’ experience in accreditation is required.
  • Previous college level teaching is highly preferred.
  • At least three years’ experience in Program Review is highly preferred.
  • Experience in admissions is preferred.
  • Experience and a working knowledge of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, the Higher Learning Commission and accreditation criteria, and relevant tribal, state, and federal laws for higher learning institutions is preferred.
  • Experience in problem-solving academic and accreditation issues in higher education.
  • Must be proficient in the use of all Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's license and be able to maintain an acceptable driving record to be an approved driver.
  • Must be able to meet and maintain all organizational, local, state, tribal, and federal licensing and training requirements associated with this position.
  • Capable of coordinating efforts and collaborating with a variety of individuals having conflicting agendas and diverse opinions.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance, often remote but supportive supervision, and as part of a team.
  • Ability to establish priorities and manage multiple activities to meet deadlines.
  • Able to complete assignments/tasks with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong communication skills (oral, written, and presentation, if applicable).
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility to work effectively with administration, faculty, staff, students, and the public.
  • The ability to exercise tact and handle confidential, sensitive, or controversial information.
  • Must be customer-focused and have a genuine interest in supporting higher education.
 
Other Duties:
Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice. Job descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons.
 
Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to indoor and outdoor conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment ranges from mild to loud. The work of this position is often performed while being exposed to temperature variations ranging from extreme heat to extreme cold and under conditions with some exposure to the risk of injury and/or illness.
 
To Apply:
Applicants can submit an application, cover letter, resume, college transcripts, and a letter of reference to the Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 270, Winnebago, NE 68071, or email to Angela.Bates@littlepriest.edu. Applicants may also go to https://l ittlepriest.edu/ jobs-openings/ and complete the online application.
 
At LPTC, we are committed to hiring a workforce that is as diverse and inclusive as the people and communities we serve. We are an equal-opportunity employer. Employment practices are free of discrimination. Indian preference applies. All other applicants have equal opportunities of employment irrespective of their race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. LPTC will uphold these principles and ensure that this philosophy is administered appropriately. Arrangements for reasonable accommodations required by disabilities can be made by contacting the Human Resources office.

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