Vice President of Academic & Student Affiars

Massachusetts, United States
$125,000.00 - $158,000.00
Jun 04, 2021
Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time



As the Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer of the College, the Vice President provides leadership and direction to the academic departments, academic support services, and the workforce development and community education programs.  The position oversees the Deans of the following: Arts, Humanities and Adult Education; Health Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Human Services, Business and Advanced Studies; Math, Science and Applied Engineering Technology; Retention Programs, Advising Services and Project Forward; Wilkens Library & Center for Information Literacy; and Virtual and Online education. The Vice President also oversees the Center for Corporate and Professional Education, the Honors Program and Grants Administration.  

This position serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet, regularly provides academic status reports to the Board of Trustees, and is involved in policy development and implementation.  The VP is a leader in strategic planning, monitoring our strategic goals to ensure mission-focus and vision achievement. Other responsibilities include a leadership role ensuring the College’s adherence to NECHE’s Standards of Accreditation and on-going reporting and reaccreditation requirements, collaborating in the analyses of programs and services, administrative policy management, and grant administrative management.  The Vice President will represent the College on statewide academic and student support matters.

In addition to having the demonstrated knowledge, experience, and ability to plan, monitor, evaluate, supervise and provide collaborative leadership for Academic and Student Affairs, the successful candidate must exemplify a high degree of integrity, be solutions-focused with an entrepreneurial spirit to navigate and manage prudently to enhance a student-centered, diverse and collaborative College community and its mission.  


  1. Advises the President in formulating overall plans, policies, and procedures for the execution of the goals and mission of the College.
  2. Participates in developing, implementing, and monitoring the College’s strategic plan, particularly in areas related to student success, program evaluation, allocation of financial resources, curricular change, staff development, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  3. Supervises and evaluates the deans for academic and student affairs, and all other direct reports for the areas of CCAPE, library services, and grants administration.
  4. Serves on the President’s Cabinet, Leadership Council, and other committees as assigned; represents the President and the College in a variety of settings as required.
  5. Promotes and ensures collegial shared governance.
  6. Ensures compliance with College policies, procedures, and contracts as well as with all regulatory and accrediting agencies/associations.
  7. Maintains a collegially working relationship with union leadership and knowledge of the union environment and collective bargaining agreements.
  8. Ensures implementation of institutional academic policies and procedures.
  9. Oversees the preparation of the College Catalog, College Calendar, semester course schedules, Student Handbook, and related publications in conjunction with designated personnel.
  10. Works with deans, faculty, and staff to develop, implement, and refine an assessment model for all academic programs and student affairs services in order to provide a rich and supportive learning environment.
  11. Maintains communication with counterparts in the Massachusetts Community College system, as well as with other post-secondary institutions and community leaders.
  12. Oversees all credit-bearing, workforce development, and community education programs and courses, including the selection and evaluation of faculty, as well as makes recommendations regarding staffing levels of the academic and student affairs branch of the College.
  13. Ensures that the academic and student affairs operations of extension sites are in accordance with the requirements of all appropriate agencies and governmental bodies.
  14. Other duties as assigned. 


  1. Master’s degree.
  2. Six years of college-level professional experience, which includes academic and student affairs administrative experience at the director/chair level, ideally in a public, two-year institution.
  3. Full-time teaching experience in a two-year institution.
  4. Experience with virtual, online, and hyflex modalities of learning.
  5. Proven ability to work effectively in a collective bargaining environment.
  6. Successful experience with attaining, implementing, managing, and reporting activities related to grant-funded projects.
  7. Successful record of academic leadership.
  8. Successful experience with the integration of technology into instruction and academic support, such as, but not limited to, distance learning, multimedia, and alternative instructional delivery modes.
  9. Experience linking strategic planning with budgeting.
  10. A strong and demonstrated commitment to the philosophy of the community college.
  11. Demonstrated interpersonal skills.
  12. Proficiency in oral and written expression.
  13. Demonstrated commitment to the employment and development of an ethnically and culturally diverse staff, and the recruitment and retention of an ethnically and culturally diverse student body. 


Earned doctorate degree. 

Equivalency Statement 

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as noted above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience has prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.