Provost/Senior Vice President

  • Sinclair Community College
  • Dayton, OH, USA
  • Oct 17, 2021
Full time Provost/Academic Vice President

Job Description


Sinclair Community College, based in Dayton, Ohio, is on the move, reaching record levels of student success, while maintaining extraordinary levels of organizational health and stability.

The Provost & Senior Vice President reports to the President of Sinclair Community College. This position also serves on the President's Cabinet, and serves as the Chief Academic Officer. The Provost provides strategic leadership to all academic areas of the college to ensure that teaching and learning reflect the mission and values of the institution.

The Provost serves as an advocate for all academic programs, providing leadership to faculty and academic administrators to ensure consistent quality standards in curriculum and programs that meet the needs of students. The Provost oversees the academic integrity of the college and provides leadership in long-range planning, budgeting, curriculum, program development, and faculty support. The Provost ensures compliance with various accrediting bodies as well as with state and federal regulations.

The position is in-person in that the office is based at the Dayton Campus of Sinclair College and must be conducted from there.  The position is complex and has a broad range of duties, including supervising a number of departments such as (but not limited to), the library, academic advising, eLearn, and the academic divisions.

Primary responsibilities of the Provost:

Fosters a culture that embraces diversity, promotes educational equity and is focused on students

  • Embodies the mission, vision and values of the college and exemplifies behaviors and approaches that engage all members of the campus community in supporting the broader needs of students
  • Further strengthens the educational experience for all students to reach their full potential
  • Ensures that processes and policies reinforce the strategic priorities of the college and are not obstacles for students

Provides visionary leadership for the academic operations of the college

  • Enables innovative teaching and learning and encourages transformational practices that promote student success and engagement
  • Provides leadership for all academic programs and policies to facilitate appropriate program development and to meet the standards of accrediting bodies
  • Coordinates accreditation efforts and the preparation of reports to various accrediting bodies

Ensures academic excellence while leading people and managing the effective allocation of resources

  • Ensures systematic review of programs to ensure quality and current course content
  • Coordinates with the college Deans and approves the hiring, support, development, and evaluation of faculty, staff, and administrators of instructional programs and services
  • Works with direct reports to plan, develop and administer the annual budget for the academic division of the college
  • Identifies new sources of revenue to support existing programs and provides leadership for the creation and funding of new programs, which foster the mission of the college

Recruits, develops, and retains outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and fosters mutual respect and understanding

  • Establishes and maintains an effective plan that supports the recruitment and retention of highly qualified diverse faculty and academic staff
  • Embraces and promotes collegial consultation and ensures communication with faculty by working closely with the Faculty Senate and other governance committees to promote quality and shared faculty governance

Serves as an important member of the President's cabinet and the college's senior leadership team

  • Provides advice and counsel to the President on all matters pertaining to the academic operations of the college
  • Builds congruent relationships between the academic and other departments and divisions across the college to ensure seamless services to students that promote and enable student success
  • Takes an active role in the community and within state and national associations


Preferred and Required Qualifications


  • Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited college or university
  • At least five years of combined experience as a senior leader in higher education academic affairs (for example: Department Chair, Assistant/Associate Dean, Dean or Assistant/Associate Provost, or Chief Academic Officer)
  • At least ten years of demonstrated successful experience (in aggregate) in progressively responsible teaching and administrative leadership positions in higher education.


Academic Career Success and Administrative Experience:

  • Strong record of career success as a full-time college faculty member
  • Strong record of successful academic administrative experience in progressively responsible community college positions, which include budgeting, policy, and academic program development
  • Experience with evaluating tenure-track faculty, as well as experience in faculty leadership, mentoring, and faculty development
  • Experience in curriculum development, international programs, online learning, educational technology, and academic advising/counseling
  • Successful experience in strategic planning, accreditation, retention, articulation agreement development, and international education

Leadership and Collaboration:

  • Is creative in supporting various new and emerging teaching and learning modalities
  • Spirit of imagination, openness, and collegiality, coupled with the ability to act decisively, proactively, and fairly
  • Strong commitment to shared governance and creating and maintaining a collegial environment
  • Record of achieving institutional goals and directing major projects
  • Initiator of change and advocate for strategic direction to evolving needs of higher education in today’s competitive landscape
  • Experience in fostering collaboration between academic programs and other departments across the college to create rich educational experiences for students
  • Ability to work with faculty, staff, and students as well as community groups of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds

Accreditation and Compliance

  • Knowledge of accreditation standards set forth by one or more of the regional accreditation agencies
  • Knowledge of state and federal education regulations and guidelines

Application Details

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