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Assistant Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs

Middlesex Community College

Job Description

Middlesex Community College (MCC), established in 1970, provides access to affordable education for a diverse community from all ethnic backgrounds and identities, preparing individuals for success and lifelong learning. We promote academic excellence, provide workforce development opportunities, and empower all learners to become productive and socially responsible members of our local and global communities.

The College provides a broad range of services that are essential to attract, reward, and retain talented faculty and staff. The MCC community promotes a culture of inclusion in which our employees feel supported and empowered to best serve our diverse student population. We are proud to offer our classes on both the Bedford and Lowell campuses, as well as a robust online course offering. MCC is committed to transforming lives as we educate, challenge, and support all students as evident in our strategic plan.

As an Affirmative Action employer, MCC strongly encourages members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence to apply.

Please apply directly to this position via Middlesex Community College's Employment Opportunities webpage:

Job Description:

Title: Assistant Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs

Unit: Non-Unit Professional (NUP)

Department: Academic and Student Affairs

Reports to: Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs

Date: March 9, 2023

General Summary: The Assistant Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs will have a key role in assisting the Provost/Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs in the planning and directing of all departments in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs. To promote equity, student access, retention, success, and persistence, the Assistant Vice President will promote the integration of the mission and work of all departments in Academic and Student Affairs, realizing the collaborative vision to serve the whole student.

The Division of Academic and Student Affairs encompasses extensive services and activities for MCC students provided by some of the following areas:

  • Five academic areas led by Academic Deans - STEM; Health; Liberal Arts and Online Learning; Business/Legal Studies/Public Service; Education and K-16 Partnerships.
  • Student Conduct and Development - Student Engagement; Wellness and Counseling; team crisis management; grievances, grade appeals, and violations of academic dishonesty; policy and procedure compliance.
  • Student Support Services - Student Access and Support Services, TRIO Programs, and Wellness and Counseling.
  • Academic Support programming, including tutoring
  • Student Equity International and Multicultural Affairs including the AANAPISI grant and the Veteran Resource Center
  • Advising and Academic Pathways
  • Enrollment Services
  • Library, Grants Office, and Institutional Research

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • With the Provost, provide vision and direction in developing, implementing, and assessing the relevant goals of the College's strategic plan, With Equity at Its Core.
  • Provide input for policies and procedures that advance the College's mission and goals to support a diverse body of students as they pursue their educational and career goals
  • Assist the Provost in the implementation of annual and long-range plans for academic and student services, including program planning and assessment activities.
  • Collaborate with personnel from other departments, Academic and Student Affairs Divisions to ensure effective program implementation
  • Function as part of the Provost's leadership team, serving on appropriate working groups, councils, committees, and task forces
  • Represent MCC at community and outside organization functions
  • Promote and maintain positive and responsive community relations
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends and practices in the field through peer association, attendance at seminars, student, and review of literature
  • Assist the Provost and deans on NECHE and other accreditation reports
  • Address employee relations issues through consultation with Human Resources while ensuring alignment with collective bargaining agreements and personnel handbooks
  • Resolve student, faculty, and staff issues that may arise; collaborate with others as necessary to achieve resolution. Oversee faculty and student grievance procedures and insure adherence to college affirmative action and Title IX policies.
  • Carry out additional duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree and five to seven years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Understanding of and commitment to the role of the community college in higher education
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with Provost, faculty, professional staff, and students through an equity-centered and asset-based mindset.
  • Experience with equity-minded work and/or understanding of individuals of diverse identities such as race, ethnicity, socio-economic level, sexual orientation, veterans, and individuals with different academic preparation levels and varying physical and learning abilities.
  • Commitment to the mission and philosophy of the College
  • Leadership, financial management, and supervisory skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; to establish positive public relations; and to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to discuss highly sensitive issues with empathy and respect, and to resolve conflict in a fair and equitable manner
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain the highest ethical standards and levels of confidentiality
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual skills a plus, Spanish or Khmer

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $120,000 - $130,000 actual salary commensurate with academic background and experience. Employees of Middlesex Community College are considered employees of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and receive benefits, which include:

  • High-quality and affordable health insurance through the Commonwealth's Group Insurance Commission (GIC)
  • Competitive Dental and Vision Plans
  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
  • Low-cost basic and optional life insurance
  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension or Optional Retirement Program (ORP) and Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan or 403(b).
  • 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation, and Personal Time
  • Tuition Benefits for employees and dependents at state colleges and universities
  • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options
  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
  • Cell Phone Bill Discounts with Verizon and T-Mobile Cell Phone Carriers
  • Access to the Commonwealth's Mass4You, employee assistance program
  • Free employee parking on Bedford and Lowell campuses
  • Eligibility towards Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

Location: Lowell and Bedford Campuses, as needed

Hours: 37.5 per week, schedule to be determined upon hire. This position will be eligible for a maximum of two days of telework in accordance with the College's telework policy.

Expected Start Date: May/June 2023

Application Deadline: April 14, 2023

Application Instructions:

Please apply directly to this position via Middlesex Community College's Employment Opportunities webpage:

All applicants must apply online by submitting:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references

Pre-Employment Requirements:

The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Candidates for employment should be aware that all Middlesex Community College students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated. 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. Please review the College's COVID-19 Vaccine Policy for Employees for more information.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI/SORI) request.

Middlesex Community College only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you do not have access to a computer, please contact Human Resources at careers@

Middlesex Community College strives to make the application and interview process accessible for all applicants but understands that applicants may still encounter barriers due to ability, language, or technology. If we can make the process any more accessible for you, contact Human Resources at 781-280-3549 or careers@

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