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Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

MassBay Community College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 24, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Accreditation, Chief Academic Officers & Vice Presidents, Deans, Executive, Other Executive, Provosts
Employment Type
Full Time
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Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Department: VP Academic Affairs

Location: Wellesley Hills
MassBay fosters educational excellence and academic success to prepare students for local and global citizenship, to meet critical workforce demands of communities, and to contribute to the region’s economic development.
Massachusetts Bay Community College values diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply to join our community.
Located in Greater Boston, MassBay is a comprehensive, open-access community college offering associate degrees and certificate programs on three campuses in Wellesley Hills, Framingham, and Ashland, Massachusetts.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost is a vital member of the College’s leadership team who ensures that the College is a thriving academic community. MassBay values diversity, inclusion, and collaboration, and we strongly encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply to join our community.
Position Summary:
Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost serves as the College’s Chief Academic Officer, providing leadership to the academic division of the College.
Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Provides vision and direction to the College’s academic programs; academic planning; maintaining academic quality and standards; improving pedagogy and developing curriculum; the professional development of faculty and academic staff; evaluating faculty; recruiting and onboarding new faculty; program review and accreditation; academic policy; using technology in teaching and learning; library services; academic support programs; accessibility resources; and academic grants;
  • Advises the President on matters relating to Academic Affairs and other aspects of the College;
  • Promotes student success, partnering with other vice presidents;
  • Oversees the Academic Affairs budget, including establishing budget priorities;
  • Participates on the President’s Executive Team in the establishment of college policies and preparation of the annual college budget;
  • Participates on the President’s Cabinet, the President’s Council, and other committees as assigned;
  • Represents the President and the College internally and externally, as required;
  • Supervises the Assistant Provost, five academic deans, and the Directors of Grants Development and Grants Administration, and makes recommendations to the President regarding personnel in accordance with collective bargaining agreements and administrative personnel policies;
  • Ensures compliance with all regulatory and accrediting agencies/associations;
  • Oversees the preparation of the college catalog, academic calendar, course schedules, and related publications;
  • Works cooperatively with counterparts in the Massachusetts system, post-secondary institutions, and community leaders;
  • Leads outreach initiatives for Academic Affairs, including articulation agreements;
  • Aligns academic programs with the needs of citizens, business and industry, and communities;
  • Substitutes for the President when required; and
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Commitment to Equity:
  • Supports MassBay’s commitment to the Equity Agenda;
  • Collaborates with faculty, staff, and students on the College’s strategic initiatives dedicated to closing the equity gap related to student outcomes;
  • Advances MassBay’s commitment to being anti-racist community free of bias and inequality;
  • Contributes to discussion and review of applicable college policies with a critical lens toward diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Ensures that college practices are culturally responsive and reflective of inclusive perspectives; and
  • Advances practices within Academic Affairs that promote equity and inclusion.

This list is not to be considered all-inclusive. A supervisor may assign other duties as required to meet the needs and foster the mission of the College.
All employees of MassBay are expected to work collegially and collaboratively within a community that values and celebrates diversity.
Required Qualifications:
  • At least five years of higher education administrative experience in a leadership role, including participation in academic planning;
  • Experience in higher education teaching;
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusivity and diversity with regard to employing faculty and staff, developing curriculum, and building community;
  • Commitment to the goals of affirmative action and workforce diversity;
  • Experience working in a diverse environment;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with underserved students;
  • A demonstrated ability to build a culture of cohesion, dialogue, civility, and academic excellence;
  • Experience in budget development and administration, personnel supervision and evaluation, academic program design and review, and professional development;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the philosophy of the community college and to student success;
  • Excellent ability to speak, write, and listen;
  • A leadership style that emphasizes collaboration, team building, accessibility, and open communication.

Preferred Qualifications :
  • Community college experience, strongly preferred;
  • Full-time teaching at an institution of higher education;
  • Experience in a collective bargaining environment.

Education: Earned doctorate from an accredited institution.
Additional Information:
Salary Range: $150,000.00 - 170,000.00 Annual Salary

Position Type: Non Unit Professional

Application Deadline: Monday, March 28, 2022
Resumes will be reviewed upon receipt and the position will remain open until filled. However, in order to ensure full consideration please submit all application material no later than Monday, January 31, 2022.
To Apply: Please include a letter of interest and resume with your online application.
All MassBay Community College students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.
Hiring is subject to state appropriation funding.
Final candidates are required to provide sealed transcripts and/or certifications.
Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.
Massachusetts Bay Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, Lisa MacDonald, Director of Equity Compliance,, (781) 239-3147, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
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