Provost and Campus Chief Executive Officer
Website Antioch University Los Angeles
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017
The Provost and Campus CEO is the campus chief academic officer and chief operations officer, and provides comprehensive leadership for, and effective management of, all educational programs and activities of the campus consistent with the mission of Antioch University. As the chief operating officer of the campus, the Provost is responsible for the administration of all campus operations and as well as for overseeing the hiring, supervising, and evaluating of Academic Dean, faculty, academic support, student services, and other campus personnel.
The Provost participates in the leadership of the University, serving on the Council of Chief Academic Officers, the University Academic Council, and the University Leadership Council. The Provost is also responsible for leading an assigned University Academic Group, to assure academic cohesiveness and high quality across the university, to integrate, scale up, and develop academic programs, and to promote growth across the university.
The Provost works closely with the Vice Chancellors and University Directors of the other University offices, including finance, admissions, registrar, financial aid, student accounts, facilities, and marketing, to ensure quality service provision, to establish campus strategic priorities and operational needs and track key performance and financial metrics.
The Provost serves as the community leader, engaging with local constituents for community relations and fundraising. The Provost will coordinate with the campus Advancement Director and Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement regarding strategy setting for local campaigns. Major gifts, annual giving, capital campaigns and other major advancement initiatives are coordinated by the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement in collaboration with the Provosts.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Academic Leadership
- Promote quality and progressive educational vision in all academic programs.
- Provide strategic leadership in curriculum and program development in collaboration with University Provosts, Academic Deans, Core Faculty, and Academic Unit Heads.
- Ensure adherence with policies and procedures that assure high academic standards and respect for the Antioch University educational model.
- Ensure academic quality of academic assessment, ensuring all academic programs have clearly stated learning outcomes and consistency of learning outcomes across delivery models; that learning artifacts are collected and that faculty engage in assessment as defined in the assessment plans and systems.
- Review faculty recommendations based upon assessment data and approve appropriate strategies to improve student learning, retention, and completion.
- Ensure adherence to accreditation and licensure requirements, and lead the process of preparing specialized accreditation/licensure materials and managing the accreditation/licensure site visit processes, in coordination with the University Office of Academic Affairs. Collaborate with the University Office of Academic Affairs regarding regional accreditation and state authorization.
- Attend meetings with academic unit head and other departmental meetings as appropriate
- Curriculum and Program Development
- Provide leadership and participate in university strategic academic planning. Oversee campus academic planning process and coordinate this with overall institution strategic planning efforts.
- Provide guidance to Academic Dean as needed.
- Oversee the evaluation of programs and curricula in relationship to University mission, priorities, and objectives as well as regional needs.
- Collaborate with other higher education institutions and appropriate agencies on the development of articulation, transfer, internship/pratica/student teaching placement, and other agreements in accordance with University policies.
- Facilitate communication among academic programs across the University.
- Faculty Employment and Development
- Initiate and implement effective mechanisms for faculty participation in academic decision-making.
- Establish priorities and plans for faculty recruitment and development. Ensure integrity of the processes of hiring and evaluating core and annually contracted faculty and academic unit heads, and campus staff and administrators, consistent with standards that promote both academic and support service quality; make decisions regarding continuing and new faculty appointments.
- Academic and Student Support Services
- Approve policy waivers for minimum class size, independent studies, and other scheduling exceptions. Guide faculty on creative scheduling design to attract and retain new student markets.
- Ensure that campus processes provide students with timely and accurate information needed for enrollment, persistence and completion. Collaborate with campus and university personnel to address concerns.
- Lead initiatives to improve the quality of intellectual and workplace life for faculty.
- Oversee the provision of campus-based academic and student support services. Collaborate with university personnel to assure the provision of quality registration, financial aid, admissions, and other academic support services.
- Serve as campus decision-maker for escalated, campus-level resolution of various employee, academic, and student policy violations in collaboration with Chief Student Services Officer, Academic Deans, Title IX Coordinator, or Disability Support Services Coordinator. Handle grievances involving faculty and academic support personnel, as appropriate.
- Administrative Leadership and Campus Operations
- Collaborate with the VC for Marketing and Enrollment Management and the VCAA regarding the strategic directions marketing/enrollment activities, setting new and continuing student enrollment targets, as well as to resolve concerns
- Develop, recommend, and implement approved annual budget for Academic Affairs and Student Support Services, campus operations, and other assigned areas in collaboration with University CFO and VCAA. Oversee the development and management of grants for the disciplines and areas of responsibility.
- Identify appropriate cost-saving and cost-control measures to ensure that the academic programs are affordable for students and financially sustainable within the University
- Evaluate and assure that physical and educational resources are adequate to implement the academic programs
- Oversee administrative, auxiliary and facilities operations.
- Institutional Governance
- Convene and lead the campus administrative leadership team.
- Serve as ex-officio member of the campus Faculty Assembly/Senate.
- Serve on the campus academic council.
- Serve as a member of the Chancellor’s University Leadership Council (ULC), Council of Chief Academic Officers (CCAO), and Antioch University Academic Council (UAC), and other committees as needed.
- Collaborate in developing policies, practices, processes, and programs for the University. Communicate policies, standards, and expectations to campus faculty and staff, and hold employees accountable.
- Lead assigned University Academic Group by holding regularly scheduled meetings, ensuring documentation of key discussions and decisions, and reporting out at UAC, or other University Council as requested.
- Community Leadership
- Serve as an internal and external spokesperson and ambassador for campus academic mission and accomplishments.
- Engage with local constituents for community relations, fundraising, and friendraising.
- Coordinate with the campus Advancement Director and Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement regarding strategy setting for local campaigns.
- Collaborate with Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement on major gifts, annual giving, capital campaigns and other major advancement initiatives.
- Participate, in leadership roles where possible, in a wide range of professional higher education organizations on behalf of the University.
- Other duties as assigned by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and University Provost
Education and Experience:
- Earned doctorate or terminal degree in one’s field from an accredited institution of higher education required.
- Five years of progressively responsible administrative experience or equivalent in an accredited institution of higher learning, with at least 3 years of experience at the dean level or higher level required.
- Experience with adult and nontraditional students required.
- Experience at more than one institution and multi-campus environments preferred.
- Five years of successful teaching experience or equivalent in an accredited institution of higher learning.
- Experience with adult and/or nontraditional students required.
- Experience at more than one institution preferred.
- Scholarly and professional competence as demonstrated by a record of publication and/or equivalent activity within the academic profession required
- Experience with leading the use of academic technology to enhance teaching and learning required.
- Demonstrated leadership experience in planning, curriculum and instruction, student learning outcomes and assessment, program development, and student retention.
- Demonstrated experience overseeing, protecting, expanding, and leveraging an institution’s fiscal resources.
- Demonstrated experience in budget development and management required.
- A thorough understanding and commitment to both liberal arts and professional education required.
- Experience in graduate and professional education preferred.
Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrated commitment to students, especially adults and non-traditional students, including a respect for their potential in the educational enterprise.
- Demonstrated commitment to academic excellence and the enhancement of the faculty role in higher educational institutions; ability to work in a participatory academic environment.
- Commitment to achieving campus diversity; cultural competency as demonstrated by sensitivity to, and appreciation of, ethnic, cultural, socio-economic and social diversity.
- Demonstrated ability to articulate and implement academic programs consistent with Antioch’s mission and educational philosophy.
- Demonstrated ability to plan and administer multiple budgets consistent with achieving organizational goals.
- Demonstrated ability as a consensus builder with a management style that is inclusive, collaborative, and that values, supports, motivates and develops employees.
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally required. Effective presentation skills preferred.
- Ability and desire to interact with, and respond to, the requests and needs of community leaders.
Hours of Employment:
This is a full-time position serving a national university. A work schedule will be established in consultation with the Vice Chancellor and University Provost.
Specified Antioch University campus (California, Ohio, New Hampshire or Washington).
While performing the duties of this job, the staff member is regularly required to sit; stand use hands and fingers, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The individual must regularly lift and/or carry up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. May have to drive, fly or commute to off campus sites.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Environmental and Job Hazards:
No unusual environmental or job hazards.
Antioch University reserves the right to change the duties of the job description at any time. This position requires a background check.
Antioch University provides equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected classifications.
Initial review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017.
Application materials must include…
(1) a letter of interest addressing how training and experiences relate to position requirements as well as candidate’s experience with and commitment to the institutional mission,
(2) a curriculum vitae, and
(3) contact information for three references.
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