Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs

  • Lee College
  • Baytown, TX, USA
  • Jan 26, 2021
Full time Vice President/Associate/Assistant VP Other Academic Administration & Affairs Other Executive

Job Description

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Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs

Posting Number: 0001025

PS Position#:

Position Status: Full-Time

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with education and related work experience.

Department: Academic Affairs

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Applicant review will begin on February 19, 2021.

The Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs (AVPAA) is the principal architect of the ideal student experience in all college credit programs.

The AVPAA is responsible for tracking key performance indicators and making measurable progress toward the ideal student experience through strategic leadership and supervision of instruction, learning outcomes assessment, program evaluation, and new program development.

The AVPAA develops and maintains professional relationships with partners in business, industry, primary and secondary education, and other stakeholders to support shared goals.

The AVPAA serves as a member of the President's Cabinet and the Provost's Leadership Team.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • The Ideal Student Experience: Defines, tracks and reports on the key performance indicators of the Ideal Student Experience, including disaggregated measures. Uses KPls to guide decisions across all areas of instruction.
  • Guided Pathways: Provides leadership and engages faculty in developing, implementing and ensuring the quality of guided pathways.
  • Student Learning Outcomes Assessment: Provides leadership in the establishment and regular measurement of student learning outcomes, and the use of data for improving instruction.
  • Program Evaluation and Quality: Provides leadership for evaluating and ensuring quality in all aspects of the College's instructional programs, including the evaluation of faculty and staff.
  • Program Development: Plans, designs, develops and delivers education programs and services that implement the goals of the College.
  • Shared Governance: Supports faculty and staff who actively participate in their respective assemblies and encourages the engagement of the assemblies in the development and review of policies and practices and setting goals for the college.
  • Policy Development: Recommends, develops and implements instructional policies, procedures and practices that foster and promote student learning; recommends organizational structures, personnel and resources to ensure a learner-centered environment at all levels.
  • Faculty Professional Development: Provides leadership and engages faculty in setting the direction for and participating in professional development.
  • Student Services Integration: Collaborates with Student Services to achieve the seamless integration of instruction and student services.
  • Management of Personnel: Determine staffing requirements; supervise, evaluate and conduct performance evaluations for Academic Affairs administrators, faculty and staff.
  • Policy Compliance: Assess policy, staffing and programs in accordance with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board policies and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges accreditation agency and effect change as needed.
  • Internal Partnerships: Works with cabinet areas to ensure collaborative partnerships in support of academic operations.
  • External Partnerships: Develops, fosters and promotes new opportunities for educational partnerships with public and private sector entities.
  • College Representative: Represents the College to various external entities and with outside agencies in matters relating to the College's instructional programs.
  • Budget Development: Participates in and supervises the preparation and recommendation of detailed budgets, with cost estimates, for areas being supervised. Establishes and maintains budgetary control of areas being supervised.
  • Maintain Confidentiality: Maintains confidentiality of information regarding students, supervisors and other employees.
  • Personal Professional Development: Maintains current knowledge of innovative programs and non-traditional approaches to education.



Additional duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Excellent benefits accrue with this full-time position. This is a security sensitive position.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Lee College does not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, race, color, age, religion, national origin, or veteran status.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s (or higher) degree from an accredited institution
  • Five (5) years of experience teaching at the post-secondary level
  • Five (5) years of administrative leadership experience at the post-secondary level
  • Experience with institutional accreditation
  • Experience working with transfer-track students preparing them to transfer and flourish at the transfer institution
  • Experience working with certificate and applied science students preparing them for employment after completion
  • Experience working with educational partners (K-12, transfer institutions, and other community colleges) and business and industry
  • Success with implementing and sustaining strategies to enhance and advance student learning
  • Leadership experience in personnel management
  • Leadership experience in fiscal management
  • Leadership experience in strategic planning
  • Experience using data to drive decision making
  • Grant writing and management experience
  • Experience working with local, state, and federal government agencies
  • Knowledge of curriculum design, how learning works, and educational technology
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Understanding of mission of the comprehensive community college
  • Understanding and appreciation of the value of cooperative decision making
  • Commitment to the effective use of technology in a learning environment
  • Evidence of community engagement
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing dual credit courses in collaboration with partner school districts
  • Experience implementing Guided Pathways
  • PeopleSoft experience
  • Knowledge of SACSCOC accreditation standards
  • Knowledge of student services, including Registration, Financial Aid, Scheduling, Student Records, Veterans’ Affairs, Disability Services, Student Conduct, and Dual Credit
  • Bilingual: Able to read, write, and speak both English and Spanish



Application Details

Campus/Location: Main Campus - Baytown, TX

If other, provide location:

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review of applications will begin on February 19, 2021. The posting will remain open until the position is filled.

This position requires applicants to attach the following documents: resume, cover letter, and copies of transcripts for all completed course work. (Official transcripts required upon employment.)

In addition, applicants must include a minimum of three (3) professional references on the online application.

Please do not mail, email, fax, or deliver any documents outside of the electronic application process.


To apply, visit https://jobs.lee.edu/postings/6802

Lee College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, which encourages applications from qualified females, minority groups, veterans, and disabled individuals. It is the policy of Lee College to fully comply with the equal opportunity provisions of all applicable regulations and not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of gender, disability, race, color, age, religion, national origin, or veteran status in areas such as recruitment, selections, training, promotion, demotion, layoffs, terminations, rates of pay, or any other forms of compensation or benefits.

When inquiring or applying for positions at Lee College, please also reference AcademicCareers.com

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at Lee College and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers.com

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