Mott Community College — Vice President, Academic Success and Provost

Under the direction of the President, the Vice President for Academic Success and Provost (VP-ASP) is responsible for providing the leadership, vision and outcomes that foster academic success, persistence and completion for a diverse student body. This position provides strategic leadership that seeks to reduce gaps in performance among students from diverse backgrounds. The VP-ASP will serve as the chief academic officer of the College and is responsible for educational policy and academic programs. This includes program review and improvement, accreditation and self-evaluation, assessment of student learning and advancement of student success, academic personnel decisions, budget development, enrollment management, fiscal accountability, program and curriculum development, and the encouragement and improvement of teaching and learning. The VP-ASP will be accountable for achievement of the College’s Institutional Priorities, Strategic Goals, long term planning of educational and vocational needs, assuring quality of instruction, and successful selection and development of a highly skilled and committed faculty. The VP-ASP collaborates with academic deans, faculty, and staff to identify and create the conditions that support student learning across all MCC sites.

The VP-ASP serves as the chief presidential advisor in matters related to curriculum and instruction, faculty selection, assignment, development, and retention. The position is responsible for leading College academic efforts and partnerships that involve public and private secondary school, four-year college and university partnerships, and community and business partnerships. The VP-ASP will work with the Vice President for Student Success Services in all matters related to the coordination of supporting the MCC Student Commitments. The VP-ASP will work with the Associate Vice President for Human Resources in all matters related to the coordination of supporting the MCC Employee Commitments. The VP-ASP will be accountable for supporting the achievement of bridging instructional programs and services with Workforce and Economic Development College training programs and services.

The VP-ASP works collaboratively with campus administration to implement, guide, and promote academic success and teaching and learning strategies that serve as a comprehensive, integrated approach toward enhancing and improving the persistence, retention, and graduation rates of Mott Community College students.

The VP-ASP serves as a member of the President’s Executive Cabinet and leads College-wide committees as appropriate and as assigned.

As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities.

The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, veteran’s status, age, disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Title IX Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center – Student Success Services Center (PCC-2280E), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0024. Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice-Mott Complex (CM-1117), Flint, MI 48503 (810) 762-0373. Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-2280A), Flint, MI 48503 (810) 762-0191.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  2. Must have three or more years of innovative and successful academic leadership experience in higher education reporting to a Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, President, or Vice President. Experience must include a broad array of areas to include curriculum, scheduling of classes, student learning outcomes, budgeting, educational technologies, regional accreditation, strategic planning, and teaching and learning theory, design, development and evaluation.
  3. Must have higher education teaching experience.
  4. Ability to plan and organize curriculum, teaching and learning initiatives in cooperation with faculty and staff to increase learning outcomes.
  5. Must have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  6. Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment.
  7. Must have supervisory experience, including hiring, developing, and managing employee performance.
  8. Understanding of and commitment to the mission, priorities and strategic planning of the comprehensive community college and the constituencies it serves.
  9. Must have experience working with a diverse student population and demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of the broad spectrum of individuals representing the College and staff populations.
  10. Display interpersonal and ethical skills that inspire trust.
  11. Demonstrated ability to motivate others, show initiative, be goal motivated and results orientated.
  12. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with individuals from all levels of the organization and community at-large.
  13. Demonstrated leadership style that is participative with a collaborative management style emphasizing faculty and staff involvement and effective delegating skills.
  14. Demonstrated ability to successfully provide continuous quality improvement measures.
  15. Ability to function as a team player working closely with the President, other senior executives of the College, faculty, and support staff.
  16. Excellent listening, oral, and written communications skills.
  17. Ability to organize and lead committees and diverse groups.
  18. Ability to accomplish both broad, visionary assignments as well as complex, detailed projects on a timely basis.
  19. Experience developing and monitoring multiple budgets.
  20. Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends and must have the ability to travel as a representative of the College.

Desired Qualifications:

  1. Doctorate.
  2. Community College Teaching Experience.
  3. Additional experience beyond the minimum requirements.
  4. Academic leadership experience within a community college setting.
  5. Demonstrated evidence of working with diverse communities and organizations.
  6. Supervisory experience in a unionized work environment.