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Vice President of Champlain College Online

Champlain College
Vermont, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 8, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Chief Student Affairs Officers & Vice Presidents
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Vice President of Champlain College Online 

About Champlain College:
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, private, not-for-profit college in Burlington, Vermont overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack mountains, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Its career-driven approach to higher education prepares students for professional life from their very first semester.

Champlain's Centers of Experience provide students from across all majors with experiential learning environments that guide them in how to take their classroom knowledge and put it to the test in practical applications allowing them to gain real-world experience firsthand. Each Center connects Champlain to the local community and the world, turning theory into practice. The Centers entrust students with responsibility, engage them in ambitious goals and empower them to lead with creativity, confidence, insight, and integrity. At the helms of the Centers are cutting-edge industry professionals who share the goal of providing the most relevant, career-focused education, enriched with hands-on learning opportunities. The College offers 30 undergraduate degrees as well as online undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs.

Our accolades include:

  • Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021 selects Champlain as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain
  • Champlain is featured in The Princeton Review's 2021 "The Best 386 Colleges," including among its "Best Northeastern colleges"
  • For the sixth year in a row, Champlain is named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" and is recognized as a "Best Value School"
  • Champlain College is recognized as a 2021 College of Distinction

Job Description:
Reporting directly to the president of Champlain College, the Vice President of Champlain College Online ("CCO") leads a portfolio of over 50 noncredit, undergraduate, and graduate programs serving thousands of part-time, working adults. CCO is central to one of the College's key priorities: to be an economic engine for Vermont by building diverse talent pipelines and developing innovative employer partnerships.

The ideal candidate is an entrepreneurial, mission-driven leader with significant leadership and administrative experience in post-secondary online learning. As part of the R/Evolutionary 2030 Strategic Plan, the Vice President will set a new strategy for CCO to expand its existing programs and launch new programs to help people advance their careers in high-growth areas like cybersecurity, software development, and business. The Vice President is responsible for all functions and operations at CCO with the ultimate goal of improving students' lives through affordable, career-relevant programs.

Key Leadership Priorities:
The Vice President is an entrepreneurial leader who can lead and grow a high-impact, self-sustaining operation. The ideal candidate has a track record of successful online learning leadership at an institution of higher learning or related organization. Expectations for the Vice President are to:

  • Build a strong foundation to support high-quality programs and enrollment growth. 
  • Enhance the student journey and experience across marketing and recruitment, admissions and financial aid, student advising, academics, and alumni/community engagement. 
  • Develop a comprehensive, inspiring, and actionable strategy for new programs that is aligned with the R/Evolutionary 2030 Strategic Plan and the College's aspiration to be an engine of opportunity for Vermont. The strategy should leverage opportunities for CCO to be nimble, innovative and responsive to learner and employer needs.
  • Expand partnerships with employers and other organizations to create transformative student experiences, launch successful programs, and help Champlain College contribute to the economic growth of Vermont and beyond.
  • Support a high-performing team of faculty and staff that is mission-aligned, values-driven, and engaged.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to bring our strategic plan goals of "fostering a welcoming, supportive and just community" and "championing employee excellence" to life.

Desired Experience and Qualifications: 

  • At least five (5) years of relevant leadership experience in postsecondary online learning serving working adults and part-time students.
  • A passion for educating working adults and a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and justice ("DEIBJ").
  • A record of managing program development for new postsecondary online learning programs, using a broad range of functional skills.
  • Success building a program marketing and student recruitment operation that supports the student journey from lead generation to enrollment.
  • Track record of partnering with employers to develop career-relevant programs that lead to advancement.
  • Experience collaborating with faculty, staff, and administrators to achieve data-driven outcomes.
  • Demonstrated financial management and budget planning skills to drive financial health at the program and unit levels.
  • Experience fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace which includes coaching, mentoring, and developing faculty and staff.
  • Understanding of emerging and national issues for adult learners in higher education, including how DEIBJ practices support student success.
  • Experience ensuring programs meet accreditation standards and operations are compliant with regulations impacting online learning.

Additional Information:
Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV -positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees. Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.

Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals. 

Application Instructions:
Application materials must include a resume/CV and a letter of interest (Cover Letter) specifically addressing the desired qualifications. The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, teaching, or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity, and academic excellence of Champlain College. Please include information about how you would contribute to these efforts and help to further this goal in your letter of interest/cover letter.

Review of applications will begin immediately (June 2022). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

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