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Vice President of Academic Affairs

Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 10, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Serves as the Chief Academic Officer of the College. Directs and controls the Academic Affairs division including the development and implementation of effective programs and systems aligned with accomplishment of SSCC strategic goals.

Employee assigned to this classification reports directly to, and serves in a fiduciary relationship to the President, and provides leadership and management support to the President.  Serves as a member of the executive administrative team.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must perform essential duties to expected performance standards. Reasonable accommodations are made as required for persons who are disabled under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Provides leadership and maintains responsibility, from an executive level, for management of Academic Affairs division. Develops and implements academic programs in accordance with generally accepted principles and requirements, consistent with the College’s strategic plan and objectives.

Participates in strategic planning process, sets objective for Academic Affairs division, and designs systems, programs and processes in alignment with, and to support accomplishment of SSCC strategic goals.  Develops and establishes action plans for accomplishing goals, aligns work initiatives and inspires others.  Maintains authority, with concurrence of President to adjust strategic plan, programs, processes and systems as needed to adapt to changing conditions so to accomplish strategic goals.  Develops policies with the concurrence of the President and enforces polices. 

Works within broad goals and recognized standards of the field, and works independently within scope of delegated authority, with accountability for final results to the President. 

Manages Academic Affairs division budget.  Makes and submits budget recommendations, and monitors expenditures to ensure adherence to budgetary constraints.

Manages assigned staff directly or through management team.  Ensures work complies with SSCC values, policies and performance expectations.  Maintains responsibility for the effective and efficient operation of the Academic Affairs division.

Refers difficult, serious or sensitive personnel issues to Vice President Human Resources and Security for consultation, and refers all disciplinary actions to Vice President Human Resources and Security for review and guidance before proceeding.  Participates in, or personally handles approved disciplinary conferences.  Participates in hiring process and makes recommendations for selection of job applicants, conducts employee performance evaluations, and recommends promotions.  Handles complaints and work issues informally submitted by direct reports, and handles formal complaints in collaboration with the Vice President Human Resources and Security. 

Maintains responsibility for program and curriculum development and review.  Approves release time for curriculum development.  Approves and implements curriculum changes.

Maintains responsibility for academic schedule development.  Selects courses and ensures appropriate course loads are met and student needs are met. 

Collaborates with faculty, the Department of Higher Education and other education institutions.

Maintains responsibility for conflict resolution, including academic appeals, grievances and other conflicts.

Prepares reports for President, Board and accrediting agencies.

Represents college at various regional, state, and national associations and meetings.

Builds commitment and effectively manages and supports constructive change.

Reports to the President and seeks guidance regarding Academic Affairs Division results, progress, challenges and other issues.

Serves on the College’s Collective Bargaining Negotiation team as required.

Serves as the Accreditation Liaison Officer and provides oversight for self-study initiatives and the accreditation review process.

Expands and extends learning throughout the College community.

Improves learning opportunities available to community residents by working collaboratively with other colleges, high schools, technical education centers and community based organizations.

Maintains confidentiality of confidential or sensitive records and information. 

Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and punctual attendance and works outside of normal schedule as needed to meet workload demands. 


Deans/Campus Directors, Faculty; Administrative Assistant(s); Nursing Director; Division Coordinators; Health Science Directors; Coordinator of Academic Partnerships



Knowledge of: advanced management principles and practices; leadership and visionary planning; strategic management; higher education administration, curriculum and accreditation; laws and regulations; budget management and administration; operational management; organizational policy development and implementation; employment laws and regulations; human resource management practices; union contract negotiations; labor relation laws and regulations.

Ability to:  effectively apply advanced management principles to practical work situations; establish strategies for accomplishing goals; effectively communicate goals and inspire others to accomplish; develop and manage effective and efficient programs; effectively manage budget; maintain confidentiality of confidential and sensitive information; work independently demonstrating initiative; adapt to and drive change; improve processes within scope of authority; inspire respect and trust; provide vision and inspiration to peers and staff; build commitment and effectively manage resistance to change; improve learning community relationships;  collaborate and resolve problems; resolve complex issues; work in an ambiguous environment; apply ethical standards to work situations; make work decisions in accordance with  SSCC’s values; show respect and sensitivity for cultural differences, and promote an harassment-free environment; embrace and support constructive change; work efficiently and effectively to improve college operations; consistently follow safety and security procedures and practices; develop and maintain effective working relationships with students, associates, learning community and general public; contribute toward building a positive team working environment; treat others with respect as representative of SSCC.

Skill in: leadership; verbal and written communications; application of Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel and Outlook; other job related software; safe and effective operation of routine office equipment.


An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  An example of an acceptable qualification is: Master’s degree in higher education administration with over seven years related experience working in higher education at a senior executive level.

Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record.

Applicant must successfully pass required background checks in accordance with Southern State Community College’s policies and procedures and applicable laws.  

Ability to document identity and employment eligibility as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.

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