Vice President of Champlain College
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
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
- 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
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
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,
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Success building a program marketing and student recruitment
operation that supports the student journey from lead generation to
- 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
- Understanding of emerging and national issues for adult
learners in higher education, including how DEIBJ practices support
- Experience ensuring programs meet accreditation standards and
operations are compliant with regulations impacting online
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
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
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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