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Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs

Cape Cod Community College
Job Location:
West Barnstable, Massachusetts
Academic Vice Presidents and Provosts

Company Description:

Cape Cod Community College is a comprehensive public community college with a strong commitment to excellence, believing in the life-changing power of higher education for everyone. We strive to provide an environment in which all students can achieve academic success through contemporary educational opportunities and compassionate student support. We invite qualified applicants for the position of Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs.

The College was established in 1961 and its main campus is situated in the heart of one of the most popular recreational areas in the country on 116 acres of woodlands in the village of West Barnstable, Massachusetts.  The College also has three additional locations, in downtown Hyannis for the Center for Corporate and Professional Education (CCAPE), Bridgewater State University for the Funeral Service program, and at the Plymouth Airport, for the Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) Program. 

The College is a dynamic center of teaching and learning and cultural enrichment offering an exceptionally high quality of education and training from a dedicated and highly qualified college faculty and administration. Cape Cod Community College offers associate degrees, 2 + 2 programs, certificate programs, special training for technical, business and health professions, credit and non-credit classes, a vigorous continuing education and workforce education program, and virtual and online learning.  The College community is committed to diversity and inclusion, enhancing equity for underrepresented populations as the top performance and policy priority across Massachusetts public higher education. Approximately 3,000 students are enrolled in our semester credit programs and upwards to 2,000 others are served through the various offerings in the CCAPE Programs.

Job Description:


As the Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer of the College, the Vice President provides leadership and direction to the academic departments, academic support services, and the workforce development and community education programs.  The position oversees the Deans of the following: Arts, Humanities and Adult Education; Health Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Human Services, Business and Advanced Studies; Math, Science and Applied Engineering Technology; Retention Programs, Advising Services and Project Forward; Wilkens Library & Center for Information Literacy; and Virtual and Online education. The Vice President also oversees the Center for Corporate and Professional Education, the Honors Program and Grants Administration. 

This position serves as a member of the President's Cabinet, regularly provides academic status reports to the Board of Trustees, and is involved in policy development and implementation.  The Vice President is a leader in strategic planning, monitoring our strategic goals to ensure mission-focus and vision achievement. Other responsibilities include a leadership role ensuring the College's adherence to NECHE's Standards of Accreditation and on-going reporting and reaccreditation requirements, collaborating in the analyses of programs and services, administrative policy management, and grant administrative management.  The Vice President will represent the College on statewide academic and student support matters.

In addition to having the demonstrated knowledge, experience, and ability to plan, monitor, evaluate, supervise and provide collaborative leadership for Academic and Student Affairs, the successful candidate must exemplify a high degree of integrity, be solutions-focused with an entrepreneurial spirit to navigate and manage prudently to enhance a student-centered, diverse and collaborative College community and its mission. 


  1. Advises the President in formulating overall plans, policies, and procedures for the execution of the goals and mission of the College.
  2. Participates in developing, implementing, and monitoring the College's strategic plan, particularly in areas related to student success, program evaluation, allocation of financial resources, curricular change, staff development, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  3. Supervises and evaluates the deans for academic and student affairs, and all other direct reports for the areas of CCAPE, library services, and grants administration.
  4. Serves on the President's Cabinet, Leadership Council, and other committees as assigned; represents the President and the College in a variety of settings as required.
  5. Promotes and ensures collegial shared governance.
  6. Ensures compliance with College policies, procedures, and contracts as well as with all regulatory and accrediting agencies/associations.
  7. Maintains a collegially working relationship with union leadership and knowledge of the union environment and collective bargaining agreements.
  8. Ensures implementation of institutional academic policies and procedures.
  9. Oversees the preparation of the College Catalog, College Calendar, semester course schedules, Student Handbook, and related publications in conjunction with designated personnel.
  10. Works with deans, faculty, and staff to develop, implement, and refine an assessment model for all academic programs and student affairs services in order to provide a rich and supportive learning environment.
  11. Maintains communication with counterparts in the Massachusetts Community College system, as well as with other post-secondary institutions and community leaders.
  12. Oversees all credit-bearing, workforce development, and community education programs and courses, including the selection and evaluation of faculty, as well as makes recommendations regarding staffing levels of the academic and student affairs branch of the College.
  13. Ensures that the academic and student affairs operations of extension sites are in accordance with the requirements of all appropriate agencies and governmental bodies.
  14. Other duties as assigned.



  1. Master's degree.
  2. Six years of college-level professional experience, which includes academic and student affairs administrative experience at the director/chair level, ideally in a public, two-year institution.
  3. Full-time teaching experience in a two-year institution.
  4. Experience with virtual, online, and hyflex modalities of learning.
  5. Proven ability to work effectively in a collective bargaining environment.
  6. Successful experience with attaining, implementing, managing, and reporting activities related to grant-funded projects.
  7. Successful record of academic leadership.
  8. Successful experience with the integration of technology into instruction and academic support, such as, but not limited to, distance learning, multimedia, and alternative instructional delivery modes.
  9. Experience linking strategic planning with budgeting.
  10. A strong and demonstrated commitment to the philosophy of the community college.
  11. Demonstrated interpersonal skills.
  12. Proficiency in oral and written expression.
  13. Demonstrated commitment to the employment and development of an ethnically and culturally diverse staff, and the recruitment and retention of an ethnically and culturally diverse student body.


Earned doctorate degree.

Equivalency Statement

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as noted above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience has prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Additional Information:

COMPENSATION:  Annual salary range of $125,000 - $158,000 (dependent upon qualifications). Full-time, Non-Unit Professional position that includes participation in a comprehensive employee benefits program.


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This appointment is subject to the FY2022 budget appropriations.

Appointment subject to SORI (Sex Offender Registry Information), publicly-accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and national background checks.

The College does not provide any measure of assistance for applicants who do not have the ability to work in the United States.

Cape Cod Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and College policies.  The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence.  Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:


Begin the online application process by going to the APPLY NOW link.  During the process you will be given an opportunity to upload required documents: cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum requirements of the position and resume (failure to submit requested documents may result in disqualification). Please note that finalist candidates will be asked to provide three current professional letters of reference and transcripts.

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