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Vice President, Instruction & Student Engagement

McLennan Community College
Waco, Texas
Commensurate with education and experience
Date posted
May 2, 2024

Application will not be considered until ALL required documents are received.


ANNUAL SALARY: Commensurate with Education & Experience

Communications: We will be open and courageous in our communication with students and with one another. We will communicate decisions and the reasons for them.  Excellence: We will strive for excellence in all that we do. We will actively plan for the future, seeking new and innovative ways to accomplish our mission.  Inclusiveness: We will seek to appreciate and understand our students and each other, actively seeking different viewpoints. We will work to create a welcoming environment where our diverse community of students and employees learn, teach, and work together.  Integrity: We will work with the highest level of integrity, taking responsibility for all of our actions. We will tell the truth and seek to be fair in our decision-making and actions.  People: We will be honest, humble, respectful, and gracious to our students and to each other. We best serve our students, colleagues, and community when we work as a team.

The Vice President of Instruction and Student Engagement serves as the chief academic, academic support, and student engagement officer; provides vision and leadership collaboratively with the executive leadership team in the accomplishment of the College’s Strategic Plan;  works collaboratively with the direct reports to provide a focus on student learning, support, and success; fosters an environment of continued innovation and quality instruction and academic and student support; develops and manages assigned budgets; and provide highly complex and responsible administrative assistance to the President and Board of Trustees. Currently oversees the planning, direction, and administration of the following:  Dean, Arts and Sciences; Dean, Workforce and Public Service; Dean, Health Professions; Dean, Students; Director, Educational Partnerships; Director, Library Services; and Director, Center for Teaching and Learning. NOTE: This is a security-sensitive position, and an appropriate background investigation will be made on applicants being strongly considered for this position.

NOTE: This is a security-sensitive position, and an appropriate background investigation will be made on applicants being strongly considered for this position.

Education: An earned Doctorate from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Three years of higher education experience, preferably in a community college, including teaching and/or instructional leadership or equivalent experience.

Experience: Experience with pathways from K-12, including early college and dual enrollment; articulation for successful transfer and completion, working with four-year University Center partners, commitment to and experience with implementing innovative programs targeted for holistic student success, understanding of House Bill 8 from the 88th Legislative Session; experience using data-informed decision-making for program improvement; experience with developing new programs (e.g., Workforce, micro-credentials and non-credit credentials); experience with a variety of instructional delivery systems (e.g., on-line, blended, hyflex, and face to face)experience evaluating existing programs for viability and improvement as well as experience in assessing student learning,  involvement in institutional or program accreditation. 

Knowledge of:  (1) Organizational and leadership practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of instructional, student engagement, and academic support programs, policies, and operational needs; (2) Student success models and pathway development;(3) Budget development, administration, finance and fiscal planning; (4) Pertinent Federal, State and college laws, rules, and regulations; (5) Use of technology to support teaching and learning and student engagement. Ability to: (6) Provide leadership to and coordinate the activities and operations of the instructional, student engagement, and academic support programs;(7) Understand House Bill 8 from the 88th Legislative Session and ability to implement appropriate Workforce short- and long-term programs; (8) Provide professional administrative support to the college President; (9) Collaborate with the executive leadership team to lead the college; (10) Lead the faculty and staff in a positive and innovative way;(11) Build a culture of data-informed decision-making; (12) Promote student engagement and success; (13) Build consensus in a highly collegial environment with energy, vision, and integrity; (14) Prepare and administer a large and complex budget; (15) Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals; (16) Identify, supervise, train, and evaluate personnel; (17) Develop, interpret, and apply college policies, procedures, rules, and regulations; (18) Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; (19) Establish and maintain cooperative-working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; (20) Represent college to community in support of the President; and (21) collaborate with President’s Office to lead, build, or organize international experiences for students. 

Sedentary-Desk work; occasional field trips e.g. for college or program activities. Minimal Hazard/Exposure-Standard office setting.  At least minimal environmental controls are in place to assure health and comfort.

Health Insurance, retirement plan, sick leave, vacation, holidays.  Eligible employees and dependents may take college courses tuition free.  Participation in Medicare Part A, but not Social Security (FICA).

Interested and qualified applicants should submit application materials to:  MCC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. For more information visit Please feel free to contact this office regarding the status of your application.


  • Online Employment Application
  • Resume
  • Copies of College Transcripts

MCC provides equal educational opportunities to all individuals and does not discriminate against any individual regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, or other legally protected category in its educational programs, activities, or employment.

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