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Vice President of Academic, Corporate, and Community Affairs

Pittsburgh Technical College

Job Description

This position has an obligation to uphold the mission of Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC). The characteristics of professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect, and accountability are essential. This key executive should possess strong personal and professional acumen.
Under the direction of the President and CEO, the Vice President of Academic, Corporate, and Community Affairs serves as chief academic officer of the college and is responsible for educational policy, accreditation, academic programs, curriculum, as well as corporate and workforce training and community programming.
This includes program review and improvement, accreditation and evaluation, assessment of student learning and advancement of student success, academic personnel decisions, budget development, enrollment management, senior level fiscal accountability, program and curriculum development, and the enhancement of teaching and learning.
This senior executive is a member of the President’s Executive Cabinet and provides leadership guidance for academic program development, evaluation, articulations and faculty recruitment and development within ten academic schools and oversees institutional effectiveness research and accreditation, compliance, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence and Pittsburgh Technical College’s Corporate College.
The Vice President of Academic, Corporate and Community Affairs provides primary administrative leadership, direction, and evaluation for faculty affairs and institutional retention.
  • Serves as key member of the President’s Cabinet and a strategic advisor to the President/CEO and designated staff lead for the Board of Trustee’s Strategic Planning and Innovation and Academic and Student Affairs Sub-Committees.
  • Supports instructional development, delivery and contract development of Corporate College Training and Development with Business and Industry in collaboration with Finance and Legal Departments.
  • Oversees the establishment of guidelines for all educational programs and identifies the needs of faculty and staff, as well as ensure that proper hiring practices are followed.
  • Accountable for development of comprehensive institutional retention planning and reporting requirements.
  • Responsible for expansion of institutional initiatives, internships, scholarships supporting enrollment and retention.
  • Contributes to the overall success of Pittsburgh Technical College by performing additional duties as assigned.
  • Provides strong, dynamic academic and administrative leadership, fosters a collegial environment which encourages scholarship, teaching, and learning excellence
  • Possesses the vision to guide the college’s academic programs into the future and both understands and appreciates the institutional mission and can articulate it to various constituencies.
  • Advocates and promotes quality instruction, student success, integrated planning, and the expansion of Student Learning Outcomes to meet the educational needs of students in a diverse college environment.
  • Works with the instructional staff in development of the educational program, including the maintenance of standards and the evaluation of teachers.
  • Plans, in coordination with other administrators and faculty, the schedule of classes; and provides leadership and oversight for instructional engagement with enrollment and retention management strategies, initiatives and efficiencies.
  • Provides oversight of assessment of Student Learning Outcomes and college-wide accreditation.
  • In alignment with the President/CEO works effectively with community groups, educational entities, business, industry, government, and legislative bodies to develop partnerships which result in improved service to students and to the community.
  • Provides innovative and successful academic leadership and vision in instruction and program development in basic skills, transfer, vocational developmental and non-traditional programs.
  • Participates in the planning of new facilities for the purposes of instruction and student services and supervises the development of community education, contract education, learning resource, center/library services, potentially athletics and distance learning.
  • Understands and promotes the role and use of technology in the instructional environment and reviews grant opportunities and supports applications for new grants; oversees implementation of grants within the Academic Affairs, Corporate and Community Affairs and supports institution-wide implementation.
  • An earned terminal degree is required: Ph.D. or Ed.D.
  • Proven training and development in leadership.
  • Experience in higher education at or near the Vice-Presidential Level is preferred. Seven (7) years of academic leadership and at least (5) years of instruction experience at the college or university level is required.
  • Experience with developing, evaluating student learning, and allocating academic budgets.
  • Effectively coordinates with the deans and department chairs to fulfill the academic mission of the College, with successful performance in other leadership roles in senior management and administration.
  • High level of emotional intelligence and adept at collaboration with faculty on developing, selecting, and evaluating new and current degree programs.
  • Strong competence in understanding and executing accreditation standards and processes and excellent communication and problem-solving abilities.
  • The Vice President of Academic, Corporate and Community Affairs will be accountable for achievement of college goals and objectives within the scope of Academic Affairs and student retention as set forth in the Strategic Plan, and for assessing and meeting the educational and vocational needs of a broad service community and responsible for relationships with the wider educational and occupational community, particularly public, private schools, and the higher education institutions.
  • Demonstrated skill in respectful, sensitive communication with people who are diverse in their cultures, languages and abilities and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of members of the College community, including those with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated experience with strategic planning, strong fiscal management linking resource allocation to planning and priorities (including data-driven decision-making) and leading the ongoing efforts of the college to meet accreditation standards.
  • Demonstrated advocacy for and addressing the needs of the underprepared student and commitment to academic quality and standards.
  • Contribute to PTC's overall success by performing additional duties as needed. 
  • Full time; 40+ hours per week. May require additional work hours, including participation in important College events.
  • Salary Level 23
  • Less than 20%
  • Must successfully complete criminal background and credit check prior to starting position.

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