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Brookdale Community College
Lincroft, New Jersey
Competitive and commensurate with qualifications
Posted Date
Dec 22, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Executive, Other Executive, Provosts
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs (hereafter: Vice President, Chief Academic Officer, or CAO) has broad responsibilities for the planning, development and administration of the college’s educational programs and services. As a member of SELT (Senior Executive Leadership Team), the Vice President participates in strategic planning, policy formulation, budgetary decisions and problem solving, and offers advice and counsel on the implications of institutional decisions on both the academic program and the student experience. As Chief Academic Officer (CAO) of the college, the Vice President ensures the academic integrity of the college, assures the rigor and relevance of all academic programs, fosters an environment of excellence in scholarship, supports innovations in programs and methods of delivery that respond in a timely manner to a rapidly changing environment, and operationalizes initiatives to support student success and inclusion of diverse populations.


The Vice President oversees a leadership team of six executives:


  • Dean, Institute for Humanities
  • Dean, Institute for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Dean, Institute for Business and Social Science
  • Dean, Institute for Health Sciences
  • Dean Continuing and Professional Studies
  • Associate Vice President, Educational Access & Innovation

The Vice President directs the work of the Academic Affairs Leadership Team to prepare and implement the annual Academic Affairs budget; oversee the hiring, supervision, evaluation, and development of all faculty, staff, and administrators in the Academic Affairs Division; promote the effective interrelationship between academic initiatives and student support services; ensure the implementation of technologies to support an optimal teaching and learning environment; build bridges between the credit and non-credit programs; respond to the needs of our workforce for skills training; develop and implement innovative programming for life-long learners; develop and implement academic policies and regulations; oversee continual assessment and management of curricula and learning resources; ensure the effective implementation of the College’s strategic plan and Academic Master Plan; ensure compliance with all standards for Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and specific disciple accreditation standards; and lead MSCHE and program-specific accreditation processes.

The Vice President, Academic Affairs collaborates closely with:

  • the Vice President, Student Affairs to provide vision, leadership, and advocacy for initiatives that support students’ success in meeting their educational goals;
  • the Vice President, Advancement to attract grants and support fundraising activities;
  • and the Vice President, Finance & Operations to ensure the management of exceptional educational facilities and optimization of the College’s operations.

The Vice President, Academic Affairs is expected to represent the Division of Academic Affairs to:

  • the Board of Trustees;
  • the New Jersey Council of County Colleges Academic Affairs Affinity Group; and
  • strategically relevant statewide and national committees/organizations.




  • Earned Doctorate from a regionally accredited institution.



  • Seven years of full-time experience in a community college within a collective bargaining environment, to include increasingly responsible executive leadership experience in academic affairs, continuing education, and fiscal management, to include higher education teaching experience.
  • Preferences:
    • Five or more years’ experience teaching in higher education.
    • Five or more years’ experience in a leadership position within higher education.
    • Prior experience as a chief academic officer.
    • Prior experience as a chief continuing education officer.
    • Experience as a senior academic executive in a multi-campus institution.

Knowledge Abilities/Skills:

  • Demonstrated capacity for strategic visioning.
  • Solid knowledge of information research, strategic goal setting, monitoring and reporting in addition to assessment strategies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to integrative management and systems thinking.
  • Proven outstanding communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Proven record of success promoting innovative practices, professional development, student success, grant acquisition and management, community relations, student recruitment and retention, and cultivating an environment of inclusion and equitable outcomes.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to work collaboratively and problem-solve through teamwork.
  • Proven outstanding communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • High level of diplomacy and confidentiality.
  • Commitment to work collaboratively and problem-solve through teamwork.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and projects with discretion, tact and timeliness.
  • Computer literacy skills at an intermediate level with the demonstrated ability to utilize and apply Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as specialized software programs and computer applications.
  • Must be able to travel to other sites and to state and national meetings as needed.

Characteristics of a Successful Candidate

  • Leadership: Demonstrates exemplary ethical leadership and management skills.
  • Judgment: Forms opinions objectively, and authoritatively.
  • Initiative: Demonstrates on-going action-oriented thinking and problem solving.
  • Innovation: Uses creative, solutions-oriented approach to address problems.
  • Enterprising: Customarily employs imagination, initiative and a willingness to undertake new projects.
  • Confidentiality: Understands and employs discretion, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Dependability: Promptly and reliably responds to requests for service and assistance.
  • Decision Making: Displays willingness to make difficult decisions that align with College goals and are data informed where possible.
  • Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities.
  • Communication: Effectively communicates with others.
  • Time Management: Is able to complete all job requirements and meet all required deadlines
  • Work Ethic: Displays an organized and results-oriented approach, and motivation to perform without extensive direction or supervision.
  • Accuracy: Displays high quality work and level of precision.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.


For complete information on duties, qualifications and to apply, visit:  Click on “Jobs @ Brookdale” then “Brookdale Employment Listings”.  If you need assistance with the online process call 732-224-2739 or email:



765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, New Jersey 07738

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender/gender-identity, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.

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