Bethany College seeks an Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Advising Initiatives. The successful candidate will serve as the College’s point person for student success and retention. In this role, the Associate Provost will serve as a member of the academic affairs leadership team with supervisory responsibility for a number of positions dedicated to advancing and promoting student success and will also serve as a liaison with a variety of offices across campus (including Enrollment, Athletics, and Student Life) to advance projects related to student success and retention.
Bethany College is deeply committed to educational equity for all. We have the most racially diverse student population of any college in West Virginia. In addition, more than 40% of Bethany’s student body is composed of first-generation college students. Bethany seeks to provide holistic support services and programs that develop self-directed and lifelong learners within a diverse and inclusive environment.
As one of several projects advancing under Bethany’s recently adopted “Bethany Connect” Strategic Vision, the College plans to open a Student Success Center in Fall 2020. The Associate Provost will serve as Director of this Center. The Student Success Center will coordinate the many student support and retention initiatives of the College by encouraging collaborative relationships across campus, supporting the continuing education of faculty and staff in the best practices of teaching and advising diverse populations, and advancing the ambitious retention and graduation rate improvements sought by the College. The Associate Provost will contribute expertise to departments, programs, and committees regarding student transitions and development, academic support, students in academic difficulty, and related pedagogies.
• A Ph.D., Ed.D. or appropriate and terminal professional degree from an accredited college/university in education, psychology, counseling, or an appropriate academic discipline is required.
• Experience working with diverse student populations
• A minimum of two years academic support services, student success, and/or advising experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
• Minimum of two years of progressive responsibility as a leader and/or managing a team to achieve goals in a higher education setting.
• Experience with tutoring, mentoring, or counseling students with a range of academic abilities including honors level, academically at-risk, and first-generation students.
• Experience with various tutoring models and supplemental instruction (SI).
• Demonstrated knowledge of trends in higher education with an emphasis on strategies and effective practices in academic teaching, advising, and student support services.
• Demonstrated knowledge of federal and state laws relating to FERPA and HIPAA as pertaining to academic support programs.
• Demonstrated knowledge of leadership and management principles and techniques.
• Demonstrated knowledge of accounting, budgeting and fiscal reporting.
• Demonstrated knowledge of due process for resolving student and employee complaints or issues.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
• Demonstrated ability to build and maintain collaborative internal and external relationships with broad constituencies.
• Demonstrated ability to use appropriate technology for data tracking and reporting.
• Demonstrated ability to implement innovation in education support processes.
• Demonstrated ability to supervise area coordinators and student workers.
• Demonstrated ability to relate to and empathize with the needs of students.
• Demonstrated ability to exercise group leadership skills, which emphasize collaboration, consensus building, conflict resolution, and problem solving.
Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and statement of teaching philosophy electronically to email@example.com.
Bethany College is a national liberal arts college located on a beautiful historic 1,300 acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, approximately miles from downtown Pittsburgh. The state’s oldest private college, Bethany offers a wide array of B.A. and B.S. programs in more than 25 fields of study.