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Institution: Williston State College
Location: Williston, North Dakota
Executive-Administrative Vice President
Posted: 02/24/2015
Application Due: 00/00/0000
Type: Fulltime

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Status: Full-time (12 month contract) Exempt

Reports to: President


Serving as the chief academic officer of the college, the Vice President of Instruction (VPI) works collaboratively with the faculty and staff in advancing the college’s academic mission, promoting educational excellence, and improving student-learning outcomes. Leads academic strategic planning, guides continuous improvement of academic and occupational programs and related support services to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff and community partners in a multi-campus, multi-modal environment; promotes integrity, scholarship, innovation, and continued professional development. Leads College in narrowing performance gaps for under-served students and meeting other national and WSC performance benchmarks. Engages business and community partners to strengthen college's external connections and to advance institutional outreach. Demonstrates a commitment to service excellence, innovation, student success, integrity and diversity in the performance of job duties.


 Leadership: Provide vision and leadership for academic, occupational, and developmental education programs in a shared governance environment; facilitate innovation in teaching and learning, strategic planning, and implementation of instructional assessment.

 Administration: Collaborate with faculty and administrative leadership, prepare and manage instructional budgets, recommend staffing for faculty and academic support services, and support continued professional development; develop and strengthen relationships with educational institutions, industry, and community partners.

 Curriculum and instruction: Encourage and support faculty in developing, evaluating, and updating curricula and instructional programs that meet student and community needs.

 Collaboration: Work with student services and other college divisions in achieving strategic enrollment management goals and implementing shared strategies.


Minimum Qualification

1. Master's degree from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution

2. Budget management

3. Instructional administration and strategic planning

4. Curriculum development and instructional technology

5. Assessment of learning outcomes and college accreditation processes.

Desired Qualifications

1. Doctoral degree from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution

2. Post-secondary teaching experience or full-time community college teaching experience

3. Leadership and collaborative management experience in a complex multi-campus community college at the Dean's level or higher

4. Track record of leading and supporting innovative teaching and learning, faculty development, and continued professional growth

5. Commitment to and experience with shared governance and participative and transparent decision-making

6. Successful experience leading assessment and improvement of instructional effectiveness and student outcomes based on data and research

7. Experience encouraging and supporting curriculum development and instructional program review and revision by faculty

8. Evidence of collaborating with student services to promote student persistence, leadership development, and goal attainment

9. Working and promoting a diverse environment

10. Familiar with national trends and best practices of community college teaching and learning and record of engagement in regional and national professional organizations.

11. Grant writing


This job description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential to making fair pay decisions and for determining job performance.

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