Leadership Goals and Opportunities
The new Vice President of Instruction and Student Affairs will play a pivotal role in helping NIC reach President Swayne's short-term and long-term goals regarding accreditation, enrollment, and community engagement.
- Accreditation: The new Vice President of Instruction and Student Affairs will be at the forefront of NIC's efforts to prepare faculty and staff for the NWCCU mid-cycle review scheduled on April 17-18, 2023. This person will also help maintain individual program accreditation from independent accrediting bodies for dozens of established NIC programs and facilitate accreditation efforts for new NIC programs.
- Enrollment: Facing demographic shifts, economic changes, and significant regional growth, the successful candidate will help lead short-term and long-term efforts to increase enrollment and improve retention while responding to the needs of both students and the regional economy.
- Community Engagement: In joining NIC during a period of change and new leadership, the new Vice President of Instruction and Student Affairs will be a prominent and impactful figure for the NIC campus and for the community at large. North Idaho College drives innovation, builds connections, and creates opportunities for the community at every level from top leadership to lab assistants.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Demonstrates a passion for and commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college.
- Oversees programs and develops initiatives to ensure student success.
- Serves as chief academic officer by overseeing the college's educational program and prioritizing student success, quality programming, and fiscal responsibility.
- Supports the college's strategic and master plans, including enrollment management initiatives and innovations in programs and methods of delivery.
- Ensures that the activities of Instruction and Student Services meet the requirements of the college's accrediting and licensing agencies.
- Ensures that the college offers an inclusive environment that celebrates and promotes understanding and respect within a diverse student body, staff, and community.
- Leads and directs college-wide processes for curriculum development and reviews new program development.
- Supports participatory governance and effective communications with employees and students by working closely with all constituency groups.
- Represents the college at local, state, regional, and national meetings and serves as an active participant and college spokesperson in community and civic organizations, as well as a collaborative partner with other institutes of higher education and high schools.
- Doctorate degree from an accredited institution in a field closely related to the position required.
- Eight years or more of full-time administrative experience at an institution of higher education or closely related area required.
- Community college experience is preferred.
- Experience working in student services is preferred.
- Experience working in business and industry or career and technical education is preferred.
- Higher education teaching experience is preferred.
Personal and Professional Characteristics
- A student-centered leader who has successful experience with student services and academic functions in higher education administration.
- A leader who demonstrates behavior that reflects integrity, high ethical values, authenticity, and a sense of optimism, and one who inspires conviction and enthusiasm in others.
- An analytical and creative thinker with the ability to oversee the delivery of higher education instruction and to manage and lead across institutional divisions and departments.
- An engaged leader and effective listener who is visible, approachable, and accessible to the college and the community.
- An effective communicator who genuinely enjoys engaging with all constituency groups and who can present multifaceted information in understandable and relatable ways.
- A community relationship builder who engages with business and industry, K-12 systems, civic organizations, higher education, local government, and state legislature.
- A leader who fosters and respects genuine collaboration with faculty, staff, administrators, and students within the participatory governance process.
- A compassionate and capable manager with ability to hire, develop, engage, and inspire employees to perform at their best.
- A calm and steady presence with the ability to manage discourse and conflict resolution between diverse constituents to positive outcomes.
- An experienced academic leader with comprehensive understanding of accreditation processes.
- A well-rounded individual who values, appreciates, and has a demonstrated commitment to diversity and cultural awareness.
- A relationship builder with diverse community partners, including American Indian communities.
Application materials must be submitted electronically (Microsoft Word or PDF format) and should include: 1) a letter of interest; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers for future contact - please also include your professional relationship with each reference listed. No references will be contacted without prior permission granted by the candidate.
Semi-finalist interviews will be held November 17 and 18, 2022. To continue, successful candidates must be available for interviews (one hour and 15 minutes) via Zoom November 17 or 18.
To assure full consideration, application materials should be received by the priority application deadline of November 9 to: NorthIdahoVPISA@agbsearch.com.
Please direct nominations and all confidential inquiries to the AGB Search Team assisting North Idaho College:
Laura Woodworth-Ney, Ph.D., Principal, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Bobby, Ed.D., Principal, email@example.com