Department: Academic & Student Affairs
Type of Appointment: Unclassified - Administrative/Staff
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide leadership in the design, development, strategy, implementation and assessment of goals, objectives and activities related to academic affairs and student services.
Participate as an active colleague and supportive peer member of the College’s executive committee; provides the leadership, vision, and administrative management for academic and student services through SLCC’s Everyday Excellence.
Represent the Chancellor for the academic affairs and student services functions of the campus, as well as serves as Chancellor’s designated person for student complaints and grievances.
Formulate and interpret policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with applicable program, local, State and Federal laws, and established criteria, along with ensuring student success.
Negotiate and manage contracts in the best interest of SLCC, its students, and employees with external parties as necessary.
Provide overall direction in facilitating college-wide councils and task forces to ensure student success. Act as representative of the institution to current and prospective partners to assess needs and develop appropriate programs. Act as the primary liaison to Faculty Senate.
Provide leadership in hiring, developing, and promoting excellent faculty and staff who are committed to the college’s pillars of: student success, people, sustainability, and community. Provide documented evidence of individualized professional growth and development for employees within the divisions.
Recommend to the Chancellor and executive committee new/revised college initiatives and increased student success measures through strategic enrollment management, and retention and completion.
Demonstrate commitment to collaborative decision-making, results-based management, continuous improvement and student/customer service in an environment conducive to teamwork and mutual support. Works with college administration to promote a student-oriented culture that ensures access, sustains educational excellence, fosters student development, and supports high levels of student achievement.
Responsible for the design, execution and effectiveness of a system of internal controls which provides reasonable assurance that operations are effective and efficient and that assets are safeguarded and used optimally.
Provide overall management of operating budget for both divisions; control and approve expenditures as required; maximize the identification and pursuit of alternative funding sources including building this expectation into dean and director positions.
Display curiosity in acquiring data which may serve as the basis for college improvement not limited to: trend analysis, interactions with local, state, and national companies and organizations, and continuous review of best business and education practices.
Assure all accreditation, Board of Regents, LCTCS, SACSCOC, State, and Federal, and other relevant party criterion concerning policies, process and operations with academic affairs and student services are strictly followed.
Performs designated duties for the Chancellor in his/her absence.
Minimum of ten (10) years of combined administrative experience in multiple divisions of student services and academic affairs with five (5) years of direct experience in a managerial or leadership role.
Ability to utilize computer technology to access data, maintain records, generate reports and communicate with others. Excellent oral and written communication skills to articulate the policy and goals of the college and to interact with varying levels of staff, students community leaders and the general public from diverse socio-economic backgrounds.
Required Licenses or Certifications:
Valid, unencumbered Driver's License
Earned doctorate in an academic or professional field preferred.
Passing pre-employment criminal background screen is required as a condition of employment.