Vice President of Academic Affairs
Pay Grade Level
Health, dental, vision, life, short-term and long-term disability
insurance, flexible spending and dependent care accounts, health
savings accounts, Michigan Public School Employees Retirement
Systems or TIAA 401(a) 12% employer contribution, TIAA 403(b),
generous sick and vacation time, paid holidays, modified summer
schedule, YMCA membership, Wellness Program, tuition reimbursement
and professional development support.
Job Summary/Basic Function
The Vice President of Academic Affairs serves as the chief academic
officer of the college. The position provides leadership and
direction in all areas related to instruction, student learning and
workforce development. The position is responsible for: the
development, coordination and planning of innovative curriculum
development, both credit and non-credit; student academic support
services; fostering the academic growth and professional
development of faculty and staff within academic affairs and
academic support, budget management, including grants within
academic affairs; administration of academic programs and related
activities and student achievement recognition. The position
ensures that the college’s strategic priorities, goals and
initiatives that relate to instruction, student learning and
workforce development are implemented. In addition, the VPAA will
oversee the college’s accreditation activities. The VPAA reports
directly to the President and serves on the President’s Advisory
• Master’s degree from an accredited institution required.
• Five years’ experience in community college teaching and
demonstrated effective administrative leadership and
• Committed to the mission and philosophy of the comprehensive
• Demonstrated experience utilizing and promoting alternative
delivery methods and instructional techniques
• Experience working with career, technical and workforce
development education programs
• Strong communication skills and facility in interpersonal
• Successful experience in the management of college budgets,
• Ability to build community alliances.
• Multi-campus leadership experience.
• Demonstrate ethical conduct in all aspects of the work
• Exceptional customer service skills and the ability to maintain
an excellent working relationship with internal and external
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as good
• Demonstrate a positive attitude, maturity, initiative and
integrity with a professional image contributing to the success of
• Accept responsibility for professional growth and a demonstrated
record of professional accomplishment.
• Ability to identify needed action without continual
• Excellent organization skills and ability to work under
• Knowledge of, and ability to work within, continuous improvement
systems and working with higher education accreditation
• Problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Doctorate from an accredited institution.
Months Per Year
Hours Worked Per Week
Typical hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. with an hour lunch
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Works under the general supervision of the President.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative
of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but
may be loud in areas of equipment operation.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature
and level of work being performed by personnel assigned into this
classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list
of all job duties performed by personnel so classified. Job related
functions may be performed with or without accommodations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger,
handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and
arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or
hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or
move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job
include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Travel is required to visit the Iron Mountain campus on a monthly
basis or as needed.
Hiring, scheduling, and evaluating all employees
Setting goals and objectives
Providing assistance and support
Creating a supportive working relationship
Provide executive leadership to Bay College’s educational services
in planning, organizing and implementing services and programs in
accordance with Board policies.
Provide overall responsibility and leadership for curriculum
development and review.
Ensure that the college has outcomes-based syllabi for each course
Ensure that the college’s general education architecture is
consistently applied to each program offered by the college.
Keep the college community informed about changes in
Maintain current files on all established curriculum.
Work with program leaders in the establishment of community
Provide leadership in the assessment of student learning.
Work with faculty and instructional leaders in the implementation
of technology-enhanced instruction and learning.
Oversee preparation of semester course schedules.
Provide overall supervision and leadership in the college’s
Implement on a continuing basis the college’s faculty evaluation
Provide faculty with professional development opportunities that
strengthen their teaching and open new venues for student
Provide a mentoring program for non-tenured faculty as well as
tenured faculty who would benefit from a mentor.
Recommend faculty who deserve and qualify for tenure.
Administer the full-time and part-time contracts.
Recommend to the President the replacement or new full-time faculty
Ensure a quality pool of part-time faculty.
Administer the budget related to instruction.
Provide assistance and oversight of Perkins, TRiO and other grants
or federal funding.
Prepare annual instructional budget requests.
Assure budget funds are spent wisely and for intended
Support and promote Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society.
Promote and participate in achievement award activities.
Oversees the College’s accreditation requirements, including
submission of reports, Higher Learning Commission site visits,
Complete state and federal government reports as required.
Provides feedback to the President on an ongoing basis.
Any other duties as assigned
Beth Berube, Director of Human Resources
Melissa VanBrocklin, Human Resources Specialist
Open Until Filled
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Documents Needed to Apply
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Reference 1
- Letter of Reference 2
- Letter of Reference 3
- Other Document
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Do you possess a minimum of a Master's degree?
- How many years of experience do you have in this type of