About SUNY Schenectady County Community College:
SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SUNY Schenectady) is one of the State University of New York's finest two-year colleges located in upstate New York's vibrant and growing Capital Region, with easy access to Boston, NYC, the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, Montreal and scenic Hudson Valley, all of which are just a few hours away. SUNY Schenectady is a premier college that provides quality, comprehensive education for transfer, career, training and workforce development to a diverse population in a student centered environment. The College offers more than 50 transfer and career programs in science, aviation, culinary, music, and liberal arts, and serves more than 5,000 students. SUNY Schenectady County Community College offers an excellent benefit package including health care with dental and vision coverage, a choice of retirement systems, a deferred compensation benefit, an on-site child care program and Montessori School, professional development opportunities, and health club membership. We take pride in being an urban campus with a small town feel.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs has broad responsibilities for the planning, development, and administration of the College's educational programs and services. As the Chief Academic Officer of the College, this position ensures the academic integrity of the College and supports innovations in programs and methods of delivery that respond in a timely manner to a rapidly changing environment. The Vice President for Academic Affairs directs the work of the Academic Affairs leadership team, which promotes the effective interrelationship between instructional services and academic initiatives. The Vice President consults with the members of the team on issues affecting the Academic Affairs division of the College and works collaboratively to ensure that the College meets its enrollment management goals. S/he brings forward recommendations concerning College-wide cooperative ventures, communication, and allocation of resources to the Cabinet and to the President.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs is responsible for the management of Administrators whose functions are under the Department of Academic Affairs, and staff assistants.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs reports directly to the College President.
Duties & Responsibilities
Serves as Chief Academic Officer of the College; serves as Officer in Charge in the absence of the President.
Actively participates as a member of the President's Cabinet and assists the President and other senior managers in achieving priority institutional objectives identified in the College's Strategic Plan.
Creates the annual Operational Plan for the division of Academic Affairs; oversees and guides the creation and implementation of annual operational plans for the Academic Affairs leadership team and assists the division leadership team in achieving priority institutional objectives; evaluates progress toward goals, and objectives.
Prepares the annual budget for the division of Academic Affairs, in line with the College's strategic priorities.
Ensures that the activities of Academic Affairs meet the requirements of the College's accrediting and licensing agencies.
Supports enrollment management initiatives and innovations in programs and methods of delivery that respond in a timely manner to a rapidly changing environment.
Oversees the creation of a comprehensive, integrated retention plan, in collaboration with the President's Executive team.
Oversees the systematic and routine assessment of all academic affairs programs and services to measure and plan continuous improvement.
Ensures that the College offers an inclusive environment that celebrates and promotes understanding and respect within a diverse student body, staff, and community.
Annually reviews the program mix to ensure that academic programs that directly support the needs of the community and the students are initiated and maintained.
Supports mutually beneficial partnerships between the College and business/industry, not-for-profit organizations, and other educational institutions.
Serves as the primary contact for SUNY and local, state and federal agencies in matters pertaining to the academic program.
In cooperation with the Academic Affairs leadership team, formulates and proposes policies, subject to presidential and trustee approval as needed, concerning all facets of academic and student affairs.
Provides leadership in the incorporation of instructional technologies and professional development to improve student learning.
Maintains compliance with the terms of contracts with employee bargaining units; participates in the negotiating process by assisting in the formation of negotiating strategy, formulating proposals and counterproposals and advocating management's position.
Works closely with other areas of the College to ensure that physical space is used effectively and efficiently.
Maintains regular communication and working relationship with other areas of the College, keeping them informed of current activities and working with them to achieve institutional priorities.
Upon the recommendation of the academic leadership team, reviews and provides final authorization for claim forms, travel requests, budget encumbrances, and requests for temporary employees, equipment purchases, personal service agreements, etc.
Prepares an annual report on the activities of the Academic Affairs area.
Completes special assignments as requested and assigned.
Performs other duties as assigned by the President.
At least ten years' demonstrated successful experience in progressively responsible teaching, administrative and educational leadership positions in a College setting; experience in a community College setting strongly preferred.
Education & Experience
Master's degree in a related field from a regionally accredited college or university.
Demonstrated successful experience in strategic planning, fiscal management, academic program development, resource allocation and personnel supervision.
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the community college philosophy.
Proven ability to work as a team player, appropriately exhibiting a positive attitude, a sense of humor, and the ability to tolerate and flourish in an environment characterized by multiple complex factors, competing priorities, ambiguous situations, and resource challenges.
Ability to supervise and evaluate assigned staff while building a highly effective working team.
Ability to interpret and apply college policies and procedures; ability to resolve issues, resulting in mutual respect and tolerance for varying points of view.
Excellent skills in oral and written communication.
Applicant's Diversity Statement:
SUNY Schenectady is strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. The applicant's diversity statement should address their ability to contribute meaningfully to the college's ongoing commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. While not an exhaustive list, the following are some ways applicants can express their qualification:
Your experiences and/or identities that speak to the college's commitment to inclusion and diversity;
Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented student populations in education and other opportunities;
Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like SUNY Schenectady
Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your administrative/executive responsibilities and/or service;
Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations;
Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of the SUNY Schenectady campus community.
Brief insights on how cultural competency increases one's effectiveness as an institutional leader.
SUNY Schenectady County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender or gender identify, disability, or age in admissions, employment, programs and activities. As an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a commitment to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference, SCCC encourages candidates who can contribute to this goal to apply.
CAMPUS SAFETY REPORT
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the College's crime statistics for the past three years; and the availability regarding the College's current campus security policies. SUNY Schenectady County Community College's Annual Security Report is available here.
Offers of employment will be conditional based on the successful completion of a background check.
Please provide a cover letter, resume, SUNY Schenectady employment application, unofficial transcripts and applicant's diversity statement.