To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: The Vice President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer of the college and provides leadership to all areas that affect credit instructional delivery and programming.
UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES:
Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.
Working with the deans and directors, oversee the development of new programs while leading the constant evaluation of current programs.
Lead the Guided Pathways initiative with the Academic Affairs department.
Work hand-in-hand with Continuing Education to ensure pathways from non-credit to credit.
Prepare, oversee and monitor the academic affairs budget, programs, facilities, and staff to ensure dollars are being spent in the best possible way.
Represent all areas of credit programs to the Board and to the community.
Evaluate the performance of associate vice presidents, deans, directors, and staff reporting to the CAO.
Lead the strategic planning process within academic affairs, support KPI development and implementation, and continuous process improvement.
Provide professional development opportunities for faculty, administrators and staff.
Ensure outcome assessment is being accomplished within the Academic side of the College.
Work with Institutional Effectiveness to ensure the academic department is in alignment with all HLC accreditation recommendations.
Serve as a leader for accreditation.
Perform other related work duties as assigned.
Be able and willing to represent the college in a positive manner with prospective, former, and current students, clients, suppliers, the community, and state and national organizations.
Willingness to make the hard decisions.
Be a creative, energetic, self-motivated individual with strong communication skills, professional appearance, positive attitude, and demonstrated leadership and organizational skill.
Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, logically, and coherently orally and in writing.
Be current in higher education research and instructional pedagogy.
Possess working knowledge of basic technology, educational software applications, and educational media equipment.
Must have high ability to multi-task, assume responsibility, and deal effectively with conflict and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.
Establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, staff, administrators, clients, and general public.
Serve as the League for Innovations representative as well as the representative to the Department of Education.
Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.
Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.
Completion of a doctorate degree.
Five years of related experience in higher education administration.
Community College teaching experience.
Community College administrative experience.
PREFERREDQUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
Publications and/or presentations regarding community college education.
Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: equity@Kirkwood.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison St., Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: 312-730-1560, Fax: 312-730-1576, Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.
At Kirkwood Community College, we are focused on success. Whether you are a prospective student or parent, an employer or simply someone who cares about the growth and vitality of eastern Iowa—you have an energetic, committed partner with us at Kirkwood. Since the mid-1960s our graduates have worked, raised families and prospered in this area. More than 70,000 of these grads have applied their academic degrees to work in a host of fields. Tens of thousands more have enjoyed life-enriching experiences through our Continuing Education programs. As our college has grown, so have the tools and facilities to meet the changing needs of our Creative Corridor. A key part of that growth in service is our network of regional centers. Kirkwood employees have long set the standard for innovative talent, visionary spirit and overall excellence in their work. Being part of Kirkwood means being part of a deep commitment to the success of every student, every day.