Minnesota West Community & Technical College
Academic Vice Presidents and Provosts
The College Provost provides educational and administrative strategic, equity-informed leadership to Academic and Student Affairs Deans and Directors to ensure goals are achieved. Expectations include ensuring a high standard of excellence and innovation in teaching and learning, strategic enrollment management, workplace solutions, marketing, instructional and student support technologies, management and operation of student services and faculty and professional growth.
The Provost will provide the vision and overall guidance for policy formation, educational planning and institutional effectiveness. The incumbent will also provide leadership to program accreditation processes, budgeting and new program development in both the academic and student services area as well as the Higher Learning Commission process. The Provost will report to the College President and serve as the chief administrative representative on Academic Affairs and Standards Council and participate in various Minnesota State, community, state and national organizations. As a senior leader of the college, this position provides critical input to the president on key college issues and opportunities and serves as a key member of the president’s four-person cabinet. Position open until filled but for optimal consideration, please apply February 21, 2022.
CHARACTERISTICS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
- Equity-informed, strategic leadership of academic and student affairs, information technology, workplace solutions, and financial aid.
- Academic and Student Affairs planning, growth and institutional effectiveness
- Student success, strategic enrollment management, and marketing
- Ensuring financial sustainability within the college.
- Contribute to college-wide planning and decision-making
- Participate in System, state, and national initiatives
- Supervise, evaluate and promote the development of faculty and staff.
- Equity and inclusion focusing on policy development, strategic action, evaluation and resource allocation.
- Master’s degree.
- 3-5+ years of administrative experience at the level of Dean or higher.
- 3-5+ years higher education teaching experience.
- Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the comprehensive community and technical college.
- Demonstrated commitment to academic excellence and rigor.
- Demonstrated commitment to enrollment management and student services that enhance persistence, progression, and completion rates.
- Demonstrated ability to work successfully with individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
- Demonstrated experience in curriculum design.
- Knowledge and experience in mentoring and professional development.
- Established reputation for celebrating and appreciating successes.
- Experience managing complex budgets.
- Experience with customized training or revenue-generating workforce solutions.
- Experience working with employees in a collective bargaining environment.
- Doctorate degree in a related field with an alignment to managing and leading in Higher Education.
- Demonstrated success developing and sustaining new academic programs.
- Demonstrated success in designing and implementing effective enrollment management strategies.
- Knowledge and experience with policies and practices relating to excellence in teaching; curriculum development; instructional program planning and budgeting; program innovation, assessment, program development and review; articulation/transfer; faculty evaluation; staff development; distance and on-line education; course and faculty scheduling; technology to support instruction and overall college infrastructure; and customized training.
- Knowledge and experience in the areas of fostering relationships with public school and workforce partners.
- Success in grant writing and administration.