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College Provost/ Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs

Delgado Community College
Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Apr 9, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Department: Academic Affairs

Sub department: Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Type of Appointment: Full time - Regular

Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Improve student outcomes through college-wide benchmarks that are supported by every academic school, department, and unit of the College;
• Provide college-wide leadership in the areas of student engagement, student learning, career and academic pathways, and faculty and staff development;
• Lead an ongoing, comprehensive, integrated, research-based planning and assessment processes to focus on institutional quality and effectiveness and incorporate a systematic review of institutional goals and outcomes consistent with the College’s mission;
• Prepare and manage budgets consistent with strategic goals and institutional outcomes;
• Supervise the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs;
• Provide leadership and guidance in the development of class schedules, college catalogs, course and program publications, and other key academic reports and documents that meet the goals and priorities of the College, as well as established quality and accreditation standards;
• Provide expert leadership to the college community in developing innovative student programs and initiating national best practices
• Support, encourage, and implement professional development opportunities for faculty, which will provide training and development in various modalities of instructional delivery as well as leadership advancement;
• Possess the knowledge base and foresight needed to effectively evaluate programs and identify existing and emerging programs of study for institutional investment;
• Provides oversight and collaborates with the Student Affairs Team to develop and implement short- term and long-term enrollment management plans;
• Initiates and directs enrollment operations and ensures consistency in the development and implementation of enrollment services and the enrollment experiences on all campuses and sites;
• Understands the enrollment process and develops strategic initiatives to grow enrollment;
• Ensures the academic and student affairs departments are fully aligned with the larger mission, vision, values, and goals of the institution and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System;
• Oversees efforts in identifying and implementing creative recruitment strategies designed to meet student enrollment goals;
• Sets enrollment targets and develops strategies to ensure the college meets those targets;
• Develops and reviews policies related to academic and student affairs;
• Seeks to streamline enrollment processes utilizing national best practices.
• Constantly conducts internal evaluations of processes to determine if changes should be made to meet the needs of students and to remove barriers;
• Provides input and guidance to decision makers including the Chancellor, Executive Team, System Office, LCTCS Board of Supervisors, and Board of Regents;
• Exhibits a commitment to diversity and inclusion with the demonstrated ability to articulate and carry out effective strategies for increasing and supporting faculty, staff, and students from diverse populations;
• Assists the Chancellor in planning, organizing, and directing the operation, staff, and budgeting needs of the college in support of the following goals: increasing the number of students who earn college credit credentials, increasing the rate of transfer to bachelor’s degree programs following community college graduation, and drastically improving outcomes for students requiring remediation;
• Promotes a learning-centered educational environment, placing educational excellence and student success at the forefront in institutional planning and policy development
• Demonstrate an effective blend of patience, persistence, compassion, and urgency coupled with the ability to listen, model collaboration, set goals and lead efforts to address difficult challenges for the good of the College and the System; and
• Performs all duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Chancellor.

Required Education: Doctorate degree from regionally-accredited university.

Required Experience: 

• Experience in working at a large, comprehensive community college or university;
• Minimum of six (6) years of executive leadership experience in a community college or university setting;
• Demonstrated experience in increasing student access/enrollment as well as increasing retention, transfer, and graduation rates of students;
• Demonstrated experience in developing program curriculum;
• Proven leadership experience in institutional accreditation and reaffirmation processes;
• Demonstrated leadership evidenced by the successful implementation of student success initiatives derived from campus innovations and national initiatives;
• Demonstrated experience in working with academic deans and faculty members on all aspects of program improvement, governance, and professional development;
• Demonstrated levels of excellence in forming, cultivating and maintaining strategic alliances with economic development organizations, businesses, educational institutions and the community; and
• Record of securing grants and external resources for programs and services.

Required Licenses or Certifications: N/A

Preferred Education: N/A

Preferred Experience: N/A


Benefits: As a member of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, DCC has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, term life, disability, accident, vision, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), holidays (14 per year, typically includes longer break at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits and Employee Assistance Program. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.

Passing pre-employment criminal background screen is required as a condition of employment. DCC is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity/equal access employer. DCC is a State As a Model Employer (SAME) agency that supports improved employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

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