Vice President for Instruction

Vice President for Instruction
College of the Mainland

Classification Code: III
Position Type: Professional
Department: Vice President for Instruction
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants: Our goal at College of the Mainland is to attract a highly qualified and high-performing workforce by providing fair and equitable compensation. Each position is assigned a pay band and corresponding salary range. The midpoint is normally the highest salary at which candidates are hired.
Contract Length: 12 months
Minimum Education/Training/Experience: Master's degree from an accredited institution; Five (5)years of senior administrative level leadership and experience in higher education.

Minimum Knowledge & Skills:
- Knowledge and experience in Student Learning Outcome (SLO) design, development, implementation, and assessment.
- Knowledge of computers and computer applications that support management systems and business office functions.
- Knowledge and experience in curriculum development and innovation.
- Knowledge of the State and Federal codes, statutes and regulations that govern Texas Community College instructional, student support, auxiliary, and other student learning programs, including those relevant to the role of the Faculty Senate in issues of participatory governance.
- Knowledge and experience in accreditation self-evaluation and service on an accreditation evaluation team.
- Knowledge and experience in Guided Pathways, Structured Learning, and AACC's First Century Initiative.
- Demonstrated skill in respectful, sensitive communication with people who are diverse in their cultures, languages and abilities.
- Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of members of the College community, including those with disabilities.

Preferred Education/Training/Experience:
- An earned doctorate from an accredited institution; Three (3) years teaching experience in higher education with a demonstrated student-centered philosophy of education.
- Proven experience in and commitment to participatory governance with meaningful involvement of all constituent groups.
- Demonstrated experience with strategic planning, strong fiscal management linking resource allocation to planning and priorities (including data-driven decision-making) and leading the ongoing efforts of the college to meet accreditation standards.
- Demonstrated record of fiscal responsibility and accountability utilizing enrollment management in schedule planning.
- Demonstrated advocacy for and addressing the needs of the underprepared student.
- Demonstrated commitment to academic quality and standards.
- A background of supporting efforts in environmental sustainability.
- Demonstrated experience in both academic and Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and services.
- Demonstrated support for faculty and staff development.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively and cooperatively with diverse constituents within a participatory governance environment.
- Demonstrated support for and encouragement of faculty and student scholarship.

Preferred Knowledge & Skills:
An understanding of the Texas Community College mission, its educational and financial issues, the laws and regulations of Texas, and the changing role of community colleges.

Job Duties:
- Provides strong, dynamic academic and administrative leadership, fosters a collegial environment which encourages scholarship, teaching, and learning excellence.
- Advocates and promotes quality instruction, student success, integrated planning, and the expansion of Student Learning Outcomes to meet the educational needs of students in a diverse community college environment.
- Works with the instructional staff in development of the educational program, including the maintenance of standards and the evaluation of teachers.
- Plans, in coordination with other administrators and faculty, the schedule of classes.
- Provides leadership and oversight for enrollment management strategies, initiatives and efficiencies.
- Provides oversight of assessment of Student Learning Outcomes and college-wide accreditation.
- Works effectively with community groups, educational entities, business, industry, government and legislative bodies to develop partnerships which result in improved service to students and to the community.
- Provides innovative and successful academic leadership and vision in instruction and program development in basic skills, transfer, vocational developmental and non-traditional programs.
- Provides guidance to, and receives recommendations from the Faculty Senate and other representative organizations regarding the planning, implementation and review of academic programs, services, activities and related matters.
- Participates in the planning of new facilities for the purposes of instruction and student services.
- Supervises the development of community education, contract education, learning resource center/library services and distance learning.
- Acts as the officer in the recruitment and selection of faculty, and to recommend to the President the employment of those selected.
- Understands and promotes the role and use of technology in the instructional environment.
- Reviews grant opportunities and supports applications for new grants; oversees implementation of grants within the Academic Affairs area.
- Represents the district as the Chief Instructional Officer at state meetings and conferences, serves as District representative on committees, commissions, and other activities, makes presentations at meetings, workshops and events as assigned.
- Participates in open sessions of the Board of Trustees and in closed sessions as needed.
- Prepares, submits, and monitors the annual budget for areas of responsibilities.
- Trains, supervises, evaluates, and directs the work of assigned personnel.
- Completes other duties as assigned by the President.

Physical Requirements:
Positions in this class typically require: keyboarding, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. Attendance Required.

Periodic overnight travel will be required.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the following physical, mental and other abilities are required in order to perform the essential functions of this classification: complex data comparison, analysis, and synthesis; attention to detail; public speaking to small and large groups; persuasive communication; negotiation; multi-tasking; flexibility; adaptability; tact and sensitivity.

Licensing/Certification Requirements:
The individual hired for this position must possess a valid Texas driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record.

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