Vice President of Instruction and Student Services

Metropolitan Community College - Kansas City, MO (30+ days ago)4.4

Master’s degree in education administration, curriculum and instruction, student personnel, or an academic or occupational field; doctorate degree preferred.
  • Five (5) years full-time experience in a higher education leadership position including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity.
  • Teaching experience in higher education.

Preferred qualifications:
Preference will be given to individuals who possess:
  • An earned Doctorate degree
  • Leadership Experience in a community college environment
  • Experience working with a diverse population
  • Demonstrated experience with tactical implementation of a strategic plan
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing programs that promote student success, retention and persistence
  • Demonstrated understanding of higher education issues
  • Demonstrated experience using data to inform decision making
  • Experience with program and/or instructional assessment
  • Experience with accreditation
  • Demonstrated experience with enrollment management
  • Demonstrated innovative approaches to resource development and management
  • Experience supervising in a student affairs environment

Work Hours

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants

This posting will be used to fill the available three positions. There is one position open at each of the following campuses: Blue River, Longview, and Maple Woods.
  • Cover letter, resume, and transcripts are required and must be attached to the online application to receive any consideration.
An MCC application must be accompanied by the following:

  • A cover letter which indicates the position of interest and addresses the following:
  • The highlights of your education and experience which specifically prepare you for this position;

  • The mission of the community college, and how you would contribute to the mission.

  • Your experiences in supervision within an academic institution;

  • Leadership in a complex organization such as MCC; and

  • The basis for your familiarity with multi-culturalism and working in a diverse environment.

  • A resume to include three professional references with name, address, and phone number.

  • Official or student copies of your transcripts.

    Official transcripts will be required if selected for an interview.

    • Interviews will be conducted by a hiring committee.
    • Position will remain open until filled.
    • Candidates who apply by June 20, 2018 will receive first consideration.
    • To view the MCC-Vice President of Instruction and Student Services search brochure click here.

    Position Summary
    Administrator position responsible for providing administrative leadership of all instructional and student services functions at the campus.
    • EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

    Major functions
    1. Develop and implement strategic direction for curriculum and student service functions at the campus in alignment with district goals and guidelines
    2. Oversee all personnel and program development, assessment, and improvement in areas of academics and student services
    3. Develop strategic direction for college readiness programs at the campus in alignment with the district goals and guidelines.
    4. Develop strategic direction for professional development at the campus in alignment with district goals and guidelines
    5. Provide direction and service to district committees
    6. In consultation with the President, responsible for the strategic development of a campus budget
    7. Ensure implementation of the campus strategic action plans to ensure alignment with the district strategic plan.
    8. Ensure strategic enrollment management of the schedule and other strategies in alignment with district goals and guidelines.
    9. Represent the President in the community as needed.
    10. Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    Knowledge and Critical Skills/Expertise
    1. Master’s degree in education administration, curriculum and instruction, or an academic or occupational field; doctorate degree preferred.
    2. Five (5) years full-time experience in a higher education leadership position including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity.
    3. Teaching experience in higher education.
    4. Strong commitment to the community college philosophy and mission.
    5. Strong conflict resolution skills.
    6. Ability to relate effectively with other professionals, students, staff, and the public.
    7. Exemplary record and potential to serve as a visionary leader, an innovative problem solver, a communicator committed to collegiality and shared governance, and an individual with the highest standards of integrity.
    8. Strong personal commitment to campus diversity.
    9. Must possess a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record prior to driving on district business.

    1. Ability to operate microcomputers effectively, utilizing word processing, database, and spreadsheet software applications programs.
    2. Ability to use information technology for personal productivity, including word processing, electronic communications, and presentations.

    Positions Supervised
    • Dean of Instruction
    • Dean of Student Success

    Working Conditions
    1. Normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, and temperature changes.
    2. Access information using computerized systems.
    3. Responsibilities frequently involve working evening and weekend hours.
    4. High public contact.

    Physical Demands
    1. Sedentary work involving sitting, with frequent mobility within the campus, district, and community.

    Creative and Analytical Skills
    1. Apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    2. Interpret an extensive variety of technical and statistical material.
    3. Deal with abstract and concrete variables.

    Language/Communications Skills
    1. Ability to provide appropriate orientation and training for division chairpersons.
    2. Ability to maintain effective lines of communication with faculty as appropriate throughout the year.
    3. Effective verbal and written communications skills to write, present, and discuss complex reports and related documents and correspondence.