Vice President of Instruction and Chief Academic Officer
Position will remain open until filled
(for best consideration apply by 5 p.m. October 1,
Alamance Community College (ACC) seeks a dynamic, innovative and
proven leader to serve as its next Vice President of Instruction.
Reporting to the Executive Vice President, the Vice President of
Instruction is the Chief Academic Officer. This is a President's
Cabinet level position responsible for a $13 million budget and the
leadership of 120 full-time and 200 part-time faculty. The Vice
President of Instruction will work closely with the academic deans,
directors and others to grow the curricula, enrollment and overall
quality of the academic enterprise.
Founded in 1958, ACC is the 14th largest of North Carolina's 58
community colleges, enrolling annually approximately 15,000
curriculum and continuing education students. The College is
located within the Piedmont-Triad Region in beautiful Alamance
County, which is situated between Greensboro to the west and Chapel
Hill and Durham to the east.
The ideal candidate for this position will have a demonstrated
record of innovation, achievement, curriculum development,
enrollment growth and student success and retention. This
individual will be accountable for the planning, development,
implementation, evaluation and management of the College's
curriculum enterprise. This individual must have a demonstrated
record of success in building effective programs and partnerships,
and garnering support from a sizeable constituency base.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
- Serves as the College's Chief Academic Officer.
- Provides visionary leadership and evaluation related to the
quality, relevancy and growth of the College's curriculum programs
- Directs and coordinates activities within the academic
divisions including Business, Arts and Sciences, Health and Public
Services and Industrial Technologies as well as the College's
Learning Resource Center, Distance Learning Department, and Career
and College Promise (Dual Enrollment) Program.
- Provides leadership to ensure the quality and relevance of
curriculum programs and alignment to workforce needs.
- Maintains programs of study to ensure compliance with the North
Carolina Community College System curriculum standards.
- Provides leadership to identify professional development
opportunities that support quality instruction and innovative
- Works with the internal and external campus communities (i.e.
senior leadership, deans, department heads, industry, advisory
boards, community partners and other stakeholders) to identify new
curriculum program opportunities and ensure the relevancy of
existing curriculum programs.
- Collaborates with other entities, including the College's
Workforce Development and Corporate Education programs, to identify
innovative partnership opportunities.
- Establishes and grows partnerships with K-12 and four-year
institutions (i.e. articulation, reverse articulation, co-admission
- Facilitates the growth of enrollment of non-traditional-age
- Monitors enrollment, FTE, fill rates and faculty loads to
ensure optimal course offerings.
- Responsible for the curriculum budget (i.e. requests for
technology, equipment, space, personnel, etc.) in collaboration
with academic deans and department heads.
- Serves on college standing committees (i.e. Curriculum,
Commencement, Strategic Planning).
- Serves as liaison to accrediting agencies of academic
- Advises President and Executive Vice President on academic,
budgetary, and personnel matters pertaining to curriculum.
- Demonstrated sensitivity to and appreciation of ethnic and
cultural diversity and a record of building consensus and reaching
out to various and diverse stakeholders.
- Demonstrated innovative and creative leadership, with a
commitment to academic excellence and student success, possessing
the ability to inspire and motivate faculty and staff to fulfill
their responsibility to the maximum extent while providing high
quality and accessible programs to students.
- Understanding and commitment to the mission and principles of
- Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (both
written and oral).
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with faculty, staff and students as well as other
internal and external stakeholders.
- Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution,
doctorate degree preferred.
- Minimum of five (5) years of increasing successful
responsibility with academic programs in a college or
- Commitment to using data to support informed decision-making
- Proven ability to develop successful strategies for enrollment
growth, student success and student retention.
- Highly developed collaboration, analytical, and problem-solving
- Ability to interpret and understand laws, statutes, rules, and
regulations and apply them in the best interest of students and the
- Demonstrated ability to inform the planning and assessment of a
growing portfolio of programs and corresponding operational and
In addition to letter of
interest addressing how you meet the minimum qualifications of this
position, please submit your resume and transcript(s)
(unofficial copies of transcripts are acceptable). An ACC
online application MUST be fully completed for consideration.