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2018-08-022018-10-02

Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs

Baton Rouge Community College
Baton Rouge, LA
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VICE CHANCELLOR FOR ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS

Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) seeks to fill the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This is a full-time, twelve-month, position and is open until filled.

REPORTS TO: This position reports directly to the Chancellor. This position serves as a member of the Chancellors cabinet contributing to the development of new programs, budget and strategic planning, and articulation and advancement of the long-range vision for academic and student affairs at the college. This position oversees all accreditation reporting requirements and works collaboratively with other key members of the Chancellors cabinet in developing and sustaining relationships with educational, business and community partners.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: The Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs (VCASA) must possess the following:
Minimum of eight years of executive leadership experience at a college or university
Proven experience with SACSCOC accreditation and reaffirmation
Demonstrated leadership exemplified by the successful implementation of student success initiatives derived from campus innovations and national initiatives
Demonstrated experience in working with academic deans and faculty members on all aspects of program improvement, governance, and professional development
Demonstrated levels of excellence in forming relationships and partnerships
Record of securing grants and external resources for programs and services
Record of commitment to the community college mission and goals related to student access, equity and success

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: Doctorate degree from a regionally-accredited university. Demonstrated experience in a multi-campus/site environment with campuses that are located in both urban and suburban communities, and demonstrated experience as a faculty member with a record of scholarship and promotion in rank.

GENERAL FUNCTION: This position serves as the chief academic and student affairs officer for the college, providing vision and innovative leadership needed to advance the colleges academic programs while creating a positive learning environment for student engagement. This key leadership function will be responsible for working with deans and department heads to expand all academic credit programs, student affairs, and various services throughout the college to enhance and improve innovative learning strategies that support student retention and success.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Accountable for improving student outcomes through college-wide benchmarks that are supported by every division of the college.
Provides college-wide leadership in the areas of Student Engagement, Student Learning, College Pathways, Faculty Development and technology applications for teaching.
Provides vision and leadership and works effectively with the Chancellor to further the interest, mission and goals of the college.
Initiates and directs enrollment operations and ensures consistency in the development and implementation of enrollment services and the enrollment experiences at all sites.
Ensures the Academic and Student Affairs Departments are fully aligned with the larger mission, vision, values and goals of the institution and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System.
Ensures that Academic and Student Affairs fully engages the faculty and staff in ongoing, integrated, and institution-wide, research-based planning and evaluation of educational programs.
Assists the Chancellor in planning, organizing, and directing the operation, staff, and budgeting needs of the college in support of the following goals: increasing the number of students who earn college credit credentials, increasing the rate of transfer to bachelors degree programs following community college graduation, and drastically improving outcomes for students requiring remediation.
Promotes a learning-centered educational environment, placing educational excellence and student success at the forefront in institutional planning and policy development.
Provides vision, leadership, and implementation toward a seamless enrollment process for new, current, traditional, non-traditional and special interest students.
Oversees efforts in identifying and implementing creative recruitment strategies designed to meet student enrollment goals.
Prepares and manages Academic and Student Affairs budgets consistent with strategic goals and institutional outcomes and works closely with deans and department heads to monitor expenditures and ensure adherence to budget.
Provides leadership to the development of class schedules, course catalog and other key academic reports and documents that meet the goals and priorities of the college.
Maintains accreditation requirements for the college and for certain academic programs; create reports needed for external agencies.
Provides input and guidance to decision makers including Chancellor, Executive Team colleagues, System Office, LCTCS Board of Supervisors, and Board of Regents.
Establishes clear standards, goals, and outcomes for the Academic and Student Affairs Division with corresponding assessment and improvement plans.
Provides expert leadership to the college community in developing innovative student programs and initiating national best practices.
Engages partners in area schools and communities to promote student development programs that close the gap on student participation and success.
Leads long-term strategic divisional planning in access, learning, and success that aligns with the colleges strategic plan.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Chancellor.

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE:
Knowledge of best practices in student affairs, including trends in higher education related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Knowledge of best practices as it relates to curriculum development of academic and technical programs.
Experience in working at a comprehensive, multi-campus institution.
Competence in collecting and analyzing pertinent data to inform continuous improvement.
Demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity as it relates to students, faculty and staff.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts and the names and contact information of three work-related references to:

Baton Rouge Community College
Office of Human Resources
Mary Gloston, Interim Chief HR Officer
201 Community College Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225-216-8268
Fax: 225-216-8003
Email: hrbrcc@mybrcc.edu

Applications should be received by August 30, 2018 but will be accepted until the position is filled.

Baton Rouge Community College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

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