The Assistant Vice President (AVP), Strategic Initiatives, and Community Engagement serves as a member of the Vice President's Leadership Team and provides direction and oversight in the VP's absence. The AVP provides programmatic leadership and directs daily operations, supervision, and oversight for the College's diverse portfolio of programs in the Division of Access and Community Engagement (DACE), particularly K-16 and grant-funded initiatives (dual enrollment, summer and afterschool early college experience programs, Gateway to College, TRiO Upward Bound) and leads the design and development of new partnerships and special projects to advance the strategic direction of the division. The AVP provides leadership and guidance to staff and consultants in grant writing, management and compliance; budget planning and management; and program data review and analysis and serves as an appointed representative of the Vice President to the School District of Philadelphia, K-12 partners, 4-year post-secondary partners and related community organizations.
• Serve as a member of the Vice President's Leadership Team and assist the Vice President in the strategic planning and operations of the division's programs, particularly K-16 and grant-funded initiatives.
• Provide direction and guidance to a collaborative, experienced, and results-oriented team of program leaders and all direct reports.
• Provide leadership in the preparing of information and the writing of grants, proposals, and contracts for new programs and initiatives and support the ongoing program review process.
• Assist the VP in developing and overseeing operational and capital budgets.
• Work with leaders in the division to compile, review and analyze data and program outcomes and prepare quarterly and annual reports for continuous improvement.
• Work with relevant College offices to create, implement, and maintain systems within DACE to ensure compliance with all federal, state, and other grant funding authorities.
• Implement and ensure compliance with relevant sections of the College's collective bargaining agreement as it pertains to divisional activities, faculty, and staff.
• Assist VP with special projects, strategic planning, program and staff development, and innovation.
• Work closely with Academic and Student Success, Workforce and Economic Innovation, Enrollment Management, and other areas at the College to develop and implement successful programming for DACE students (non-credit, dual enrollment students, CTE high school students, etc.) into the College's certificate, degree, and non-credit workforce programs.
• Serve as point of contact on a wide range of internal and external boards, consortia, committees, and other entities as appointed by the VP.
• Work with constituencies to address and solve problems.
• Support Vice President in resolving labor issues and problem-solving among bargaining units.
• Assist Vice President on personnel matters affecting the unit, ensuring compliance with all college policies and other relevant laws, regulations, and guidelines.
• Deliver quality customer services to both internal and external constituents in a professional helpful and courteous manner.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Master's degree in Education Administration, Higher Education Leadership, Organizational Development/Leadership, or related field required.
• Five (5) years of administrative leadership experience in higher education or K-12 administration at the secondary or central office level required.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution and negotiation skills and ability to work collaboratively leading or serving as part of a team required.
• Excellent communication skills and knowledge of assessment, program development, and evaluation, budgeting, legal/ethical issues required.
• Documented success in using and understanding data to drive decision-making, problem-solving, and working productively and collaboratively with others required.
• Creativity, initiative, attention to detail, organization, and excellent proofreading, writing, and editing skills required.
• Technology proficiency utilizing MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint and experience using an enterprise-wide information and reporting system required.
• Ability to maintain sensitivity, understanding, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds required.
• Doctorate preferred. Any and all degree(s) must be from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
• Seven (7) years progressively responsible leadership experience in higher education administration preferred.
• Evidence of active participation in an academic enterprise and evidence of developing and leading new initiatives preferred.
• Banner preferred.
Internal Number: 138874224
About Community College of Philadelphia
Community College of Philadelphia is the largest public institution of higher education in the City. Since 1965, over 500,000 students have passed through our doors seeking associate's degrees, certificates, improved workplace skills and lifelong learning. Many of our degree students transfer to four-year institutions while others seek employment in the Philadelphia region. Over 90 percent of our graduates remain in the area and seek employment, strengthening our local economy and workforce. Local businesses look to us to provide workplace training to keep their workers skilled and their companies competitive. We offer over 70 degree and certificate programs in art, science, business, technology and liberal arts. Many of our students have hectic schedules, and we know how to accommodate every type of learner. Classes are held during the day, in the evening and on Saturdays at the Main Campus, our three Regional Centers and at neighborhood sites throughout the City. Distance education classes are also available.