Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Services
Umpqua Community College
Umpqua Community College invites applications for the position of provost and executive vice president for academic and student services. The provost serves as the chief academic officer and the chief student affairs officer and has broad responsibilities for leadership of academic and student services programs. Umpqua seeks a provost who exemplifies creative and inclusive leadership, maintains an unwavering focus on student success, fosters collaboration and accountability, advances the College's purpose to serve the region, embraces diversity, and enhances the campus culture. Areas of responsibility include academic transfer programs, career and technical programs, community education, workforce development, adult basic education, online education, small business development, library, assessment/institutional effectiveness, advising, accessibility services, tutoring, enrollment services, registrar, financial aid, TRIO programs, Title III, veteran services, athletics, student life, and the child care center. Reporting directly to the president, the provost serves as the executive in charge in the absence of the president.
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|ESSENTIAL DUTIES |
1. MISSION FULFILLMENT. Works collaboratively with the president and senior leaders to embed the College's mission and values throughout all programs and activities.
2. ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE. Facilitates a collaborative environment that promotes effective student success practices, teaching excellence, program quality, innovation, experimentation, and entrepreneurial efforts for resource development.
3. STUDENT SUCCESS. Promotes student success as the guiding principle that informs decision-making throughout the campus.
4. STUDENT DEVELOPMENT. Facilitates strong relationships between academics and student services to develop, implement, and assess holistic student development programs and processes, including athletics; oversees the administration of academic policies and the student code of conduct.
5. DIVERSITY AND EQUITY. Ensures continuous support and provision of an inclusive, accessible environment that celebrates and promotes understanding and respect of diverse people; provides leadership in the development of diversity-based curricula.
6. ENROLLMENT. Provides leadership for the recruitment and retention of students.
7. RESOURCE ALLOCATION. Prepares and oversees the annual budget for Academic and Student Services, setting budget planning parameters, aligning the budget with strategic priorities and college goals, and maintains fiscal control and accountability; seeks alternative funding resources and works with the UCC Foundation to garner financial support for academic and student programs.
8. ACCREDITATION AND LICENSURE. Provides leadership for accreditation, ensuring that all campus stakeholders are actively involved in the accreditation process; ensures that the programs and activities of Academic and Student Services meet requirements of accrediting and licensing agencies.
9. CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT. Oversees and guides teams in the creation, implementation, and evaluation of annual operational plans for academics and student services; oversees the systematic and routine assessment of all academic and student services programs, the use of assessment analyses for continuous improvement, and the annual review of programs to ensure quality and fulfillment of student needs; prepares an annual report on the activities, outcomes, and analysis of the performance of academic and student services.
10. GOVERNANCE. Works collaboratively with faculty and staff to maintain a strong shared participatory governance model; ensures that governance and communication systems unite instruction, student services, and administrative functions into seamless, complementary service areas.
11. PARTNERSHIPS. Supports mutually beneficial, collaborative partnerships between the College and business, industry, not-for-profit organizations, K-12 schools, other educational institutions, professional organizations, legislators, and governmental agencies; works with community leaders and the instructional leadership team to ensure instruction program development is aligned with community and workforce needs.
12. COMMUNICATIONS. Maintains regular communication, including the use of technology for communication, and working relationships throughout the College in order to achieve institutional priorities.
13. LIAISON. Serves as the primary contact for the College with local, state and federal agencies in matters pertaining to academic programs and student services; represents the College at regional and national meetings and legislative hearings; and prepares reports for the Board of Trustees.
14. PERSONNEL. Maintains compliance with the terms of contracts and employee bargaining units; in partnership with Human Resources, approves all hiring for academic and student services; provides leadership and support for faculty, staff, and administrator professional development that encourages leadership skills, innovative thinking, equity, student success, and continuous learning; provides leadership, direction, motivation and supervision of direct reports, holding individuals accountable for their duties and performance.
15. COMPLIANCE. Oversees compliance with Board of Trustees policies and with state and federal mandates/laws/regulations pertaining to areas of responsibility (including but not limited to Title IX, FERPA, financial aid regulations, athletics rules, and disability laws); coordinates the review, formulation, and proposal of policies concerning all facets of academic and student services.
16. SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS. Performs special assignments and duties within the scope and responsibility of the position as assigned by the college president.
1. Maintains a focus on students
2. Demonstrates an innovative, inclusive, collaborative, diplomatic leadership style
3. Exhibits integrity, dependability, high energy, enthusiasm, and sense of humor
4. Is committed to a continuous improvement ethos
5. Embraces faculty, staff, and student diversity
6. Demonstrates political savvy, relationship building, and negotiation abilities
7. Manages multiple processes and activities simultaneously
8. Embraces the community college mission and purpose
9. Has a predilection for rural living
10. Demonstrates excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
11. Has proven effective experience in teaching and organization-wide administration
12. Is able to use appropriate technological tools and software to accomplish job functions
13. Knows and understands contemporary issues in higher education