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
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
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
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
Maintains responsibility for program and curriculum development
and review. Approves release time for curriculum
development. Approves and implements curriculum
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
Represents college at various regional, state, and national
associations and meetings.
Builds commitment and effectively manages and supports
Reports to the President and seeks guidance regarding Academic
Affairs Division results, progress, challenges and other
Serves on the College’s Collective Bargaining Negotiation team
Serves as the Accreditation Liaison Officer and provides
oversight for self-study initiatives and the accreditation review
Expands and extends learning throughout the College
Improves learning opportunities available to community residents
by working collaboratively with other colleges, high schools,
technical education centers and community based
Maintains confidentiality of confidential or sensitive records
Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and punctual
attendance and works outside of normal schedule as needed to meet
SCOPE OF SUPERVISION
Faculty; Administrative Assistant(s); Nursing Director; Division
Coordinators; Health Science Directors; Coordinator of Academic
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND
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
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.
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
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.