The Vice President of Instruction, as the College’s chief academic officer, leads the planning, development, and implementation of instructional programs at Spokane Community College. The Vice President of Instruction is responsible for developing and implementing instructional goals, priorities, plans, and budgets, which support the educational needs and expectations of the region’s diverse population and geography. Specifically, the Vice President of Instruction performs the following duties.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide leadership to the instructional divisions and oversee the operations of College instructional programs.*
Direct and encourage development of instructional programs, courses and delivery systems in collaboration with faculty and deans. In collaboration with faculty, deans, students, and other key constituents review and participate in program and curriculum changes. Manage a process that reviews instructional departments and programs on a regular basis.*
Administer the College's instructional operating budgets; garner additional resources to support instructional programs and student success initiatives.*
Manage personnel: Responsible for employment recommendations, supervision, and evaluation of deans, faculty, exempt, and classified staff consistent with negotiated agreements and district procedures.*
Manage and encourage faculty professional development and staff development for exempt and classified staff.*
Manage and implement the tenure review process as set forth in the Master Contract, Board policy, and State law.*
Provide oversight to student outcomes and assessment initiatives.*
Serve as the College lead for regional accreditation and oversight of program accreditations. Work with faculty, deans, and other key individuals to insure that classes and programs meet the standards of the accrediting associations.*
Provide oversight for the development of grants and contracts and access to the variety of resources available to enhance instructional programs.*
Represent the College instructional interests in district, state, and regional committees and organizations.*
Responsible for ensuring assigned faculty/staff adhere to acceptable behavior and performance standards. Demonstrate that assigned faculty/staff have been informed how behavior and performance will be assessed, receive timely and accurate feedback regarding performance, and any observed performance and behavioral problems are corrected promptly.*
Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform other duties as assigned.*
* Essential duty
COMPETENCIES & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS)
An earned Master's degree in Education or another closely related field from an accredited institution.
Five years of successful, progressively responsible administrative experience in a complex unionized organization.
Experience with workforce training, academic transfer, adult basic education programs, and workforce development.
Successful teaching experience, including postsecondary.
Experience with student success initiatives and programs.
Ability to promote and represent the College effectively and productively within the district, the community, and the state.
Experience in garnering resources, and knowledge of the array of resources available to support instruction; experience in budget development, financial management and strategic planning.
Ability to lead the College in regional and program accreditations.
Ability to work with partners: K-12, universities, workforce agencies, employers, and community.
Ability to collaborate effectively and build consensus with administrators, faculty, students, and staff.
Ability to build an effective instructional leadership team and to serve as a role model for the team.
Experience in budget development, financial management, and strategic planning in a complex organization.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly.
A demonstrated commitment to diversity.
Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the mission, values, goals and objectives of CCS.
The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, and community and technical college system.
A demonstrated understanding and value of the contributions that a diverse workforce can make to the success of the organization and the students we serve.
PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS)
A Doctoral degree in Education, Organizational Leadership or other closely related field from an accredited institution.
Community college teaching and leadership experience.
Experience with the faculty tenure process.
CONDITIONS/TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Work is performed in an office environment which is adequately heated and ventilated.
Work is sedentary in nature.
Frequent use of computer and exposure to terminal screens in performing work assignments. Travel to off-campus education centers.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Contract 12 month position
Position is exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Requires criminal background check
Ability to travel locally as well as out-of-town travel
If using personal vehicle for travel, proof of driver’s license and car insurance required
Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment.
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:
To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:
CCS online application including supplemental questions.
Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. *
Comprehensive resume *
Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references*
College transcript(s) - unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted when candidate becomes a finalist
NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required to be included as an attachment to your application prior to submission.