Direction for University
ï Establish direction for school improvement efforts by monitoring the progress of school performance, student achievement objectives and academic excellence indicators to align strategies for school improvement.
ï Create the conditions that enable all educators to provide rigorous, authentic, and personalized experiences for all students.
ï Create opportunities for faculty to reflect on their practice while engaging in the systemic improvement of practice overtime in every classroom.
ï Strategically manage and allocate resources (including money, people, time, etc.) aligned to students’ needs.
ï Ensure the University meets and exceeds the standards set forth by internal governance, accreditation, and other regulatory bodies
Talent Management and Professional Learning
ï Build and lead a highly effective, innovative academic services department that is assessed on the ability to continually improve instructional practices.
ï Support staff to develop, implement, and evaluate project plans and strategy to achieve goals and objectives.
ï Build the capacity of faculty and leaders to implement inclusive practices for students needs and experience.
ï Provide input on professional development activities for University by partnering with leadership to create institution-wide professional development programs, ensuring a robust, systemic approach
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:
Vision and Courage to Ensure All Students Achieve
ï Demonstrates belief and holds self and others accountable for reaching high academic achievement of all students and faculty
ï Secures buy-in for a clear and compelling vision.
Teaching and Learning Knowledge and Expertise
ï Demonstrate ability to develop and deliver programming that drives improved academic performance for all students.
ï Understand and implement promising, innovative and effective instructional practices and models.
ï Demonstrate knowledge of federal and state regulations, accreditation and other regulatory bodies to ensure regulatory compliance
ï An expert in the field of teaching and learning, can work independently to lead the academic vision for University
ï A proven record of effectively planning, organizing and using resources and systems to provide high- quality professional learning and leadership development on teaching and learning.
Influence and Leadership
● Demonstrate leadership presence that gains the confidence of others.
● Comfortable pushing a group’s thinking and challenging ideas to enable better decisions.
● Skillfully navigate political structures, relationships, and dynamics to improve results for students, faculty and staff.
● Actively listen to others, understands nuance, and effectively interprets motivations/perceptions. Able to integrate f e e d b a c k from others to achieve better results.
● Communicates effectively, tailoring message for the audience, context, and mode of communication.
● Build positive relationships and coalitions. Maintain visibility and work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders at all levels
Strategic Planning and Effective Execution
ï Proactively offer innovative solutions to seemingly intractable problems.
ï Demonstrate critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze data, identify trends, and diagnose root causes.
ï Exhibit a strong focus on goals and results. Sets clear metrics for success.
ï Demonstrates excellent project management skills, including close attention to detail, ability to balance the big picture with detailed steps to reach the end goal, and ability to balance multiple projects under tight deadlines.
ï Continuously monitors progress and demonstrate persistence to overcome obstacles to achieve goals.
Effective Change Management
ï Ability to develop and execute approaches to preparing and supporting individuals, teams and organization in making systemic improvements wide.
ï Ability to use methods that redirect predefined use of resources, processes, budget allocation, other modes of operation that significantly shift/change an organization.
ï Create environments that encourages systemic improvement of practice overtime.
ï Use structured approach to ensure changes are implemented successfully to support sustainable change at scale.
Team Leadership and Management
ï Build and lead effective teams to achieve ambitious goals.
ï Assess team and individuals’ skills, identifies development needs, and provides feedback and supports to improve practice, build capacity, and maximize talent.
ï Promote professional learning and utilize effective adult learning techniques.
ï Lead team to collaborate with other departments, teams, and stakeholders.
Minimum Training & Experience
ï Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate degree required.
ï Must possess the highest integrity and be able to provide inspirational leadership.
ï Experience in academic and administrative leadership.
ï Experience in faculty governance.
ï A clear track record of improving academic outcomes for students and eliminating disparities in achievement, opportunities and services for students.
ï Proven experience of new and existing student enrollment strategies.
ï At least four years of college-level teaching experience.
ï Record of achievement at the academic vice president or provost level, warranting the rank of full professor and the title of executive vice president.
ï Record of strategic leadership and a history of building academic excellence.
ï Significant budgetary and planning experience.
ï Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
ï A demonstrated commitment to diversity and globalization.
LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. All
job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.
Continued employment remains on an at-will basis, unless otherwise contractually bound.