Vice President, Instruction
Posted on Apr 5, 2021 by Lone Star College
PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
The Vice President, Instruction serves as the Chief Academic Officer (CAO) for the campus, overseeing instructional departments, student support/services, and other units as assigned by the campus president. The CAO is responsible for student learning, quality of instruction, data informed decision making, and the pursuit of academic excellence and integrity at the campus and center locations. Promotes an environment supportive of the Lone Star College mission, vision, and strategic plan. Provides effective, creative and energetic leadership by promoting, supporting and evaluating innovative approaches to teaching and learning.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provides leadership for planning, developing, and improvement of instructional programs, which may include but are not limited to; credit transfer and workforce programs, faculty initiatives and professional development, academic support, assessment, accreditation compliance, alternate delivery methods, and institutional effectiveness.
Works with LSC key personnel to establish college-wide protocols for faculty hiring, workload, and other relevant issues. Provides leadership and oversight of curriculum development and implementation of curricula, courses, programs and activities.
Ensures that faculty and programs remain compliant with all applicable internal and external rules, regulations, guidelines, and requirements (focus on SACS, GIPEWE, THECB,WECM), as well as with LSC policies and procedures.
Manages, monitors, and administers area budgets. Implements budget controls and performs needs assessments for development of annual budgeting recommendations.
Continuously reviews, analyzes, and evaluates instructional programs seeking opportunities for continuous improvement. Makes recommendations to campus President about the creation, improvement, and deactivation of instructional programs in collaboration with the faculty, deans and college president.
Provides leadership in the recruitment, hiring, orientation, evaluation, retention and professional development of faculty, administration and staff.
Resolves student, faculty, and deans issues/grievances and academic appeals through collaboration and appropriate appeal processes.
Develops and pursues professional relationships with area ISDs, higher education institutions, and community organizations to increase educational partnerships and to determine community educational needs within the college's service area.
Actively participates as an LSC representative on various committees, meetings, and conferences.
Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Strong personal initiative and autonomy with the ability to provide dynamic and innovative academic leadership
Ability to design integrated systems and processes
Knowledge and skills in instructional development and evaluation including new program development, effective strategies for teaching and learning, and the appropriate application of technology to enhance learning and access
Ability to provide coordination for review, development revision, and articulation
Proven effectiveness in allocating and managing resources
Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Strong attention to detail
Ability to set priorities and handle several tasks simultaneously
Above average skills in utilization of computer systems to extract and report information
Ability to establish strategy and direction for departments
Ability to promote diversity and maintain a positive attitude in demanding work environment
The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.
WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:
Equipment used includes, PC Workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment
Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards
Master's degree and at least 10 years of related work experience, with at least 5 years in a Manager- or Director- level position
5 years of experience as a Dean or at the Dean level