Broward College — College Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Broward College is a nationally ranked institution of higher education in Broward County, Florida, providing residents and non-residents with access to high-quality, affordable education.

The College offers several areas of study, including certificate programs, two-year university-transfer degrees, two-year career degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and continuing education courses.

Broward College invites application for the position of College Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.   

This senior management position serves in an executive capacity reporting to the College President for overall planning, operation and evaluation of the college’s guided pathway programs and services. In consultation with the Campus Presidents, Pathway Deans and the Faculty Senate, this position is responsible for the coordination and administration of district-wide pathway programs and related policies and procedures. Provides overall leadership and vision for academic affairs within the context of the College’s vision and mission, and the Education Master Plan’s goals and strategies. Provides academic leadership for accreditation; the assessment of pathway programs and general education outcomes, and the continuous improvement of academic programs; and college-wide initiatives including developmental education, dual enrollment and other accelerated learning mechanisms, international education, instructional technology, online learning, career and technical education, and the honors program. Represents the College in various civic, community and professional organizations at the local, state, and national level.   

Champions the College’s core values: academic excellence and student success, diversity and inclusion, innovation, integrity, sustainability and lifelong learning; promotes and sustains a respectful, rigorous, compassionate, and learning-centered environment for Broward College and works collaboratively with the entire College community to achieve a shared vision through academic equity and transforming student lives.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest that demonstrates their work serving a diverse population of students and staff, curriculum vitae, and five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers.

Candidates are encouraged to submit their application by April 20, 2021 to be included in the first review process.

Candidates who are selected for the short-list, will be requested to submit a 5-minute video as follows:

  1. Please share the accomplishment that you are most proud of. (1 minute)
  2. What inspires you about Broward College and the position of College Provost & Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs? (2 minutes) 
  3. Please share your experiences with serving students from poor and underrepresented population. (2 minutes)

Anticipated Hire: July 1, 2021

Minimum Education: 

  • Doctorate degree required.

Minimum Experience/Training: 

  • Fifteen years or more of progressively responsible experience in higher education in academic administration, preferably at a multi-campus institution, and ten or more years of management/leadership experience.
  • Teaching experience required.

Essential Functions:
Weekly – 20%: Provides senior leadership direction in fulfilling the mission of the College in the district wide academic affairs function in collaboration with the Campus Presidents, district vice presidents, and key stakeholders. Leadership includes the planning, administration, evaluation and continuous improvement of college-wide academic programs and initiatives, including general education, international, and career and technical program assessment.

Weekly – 20%: Serves as chief academic policy, program and accreditation officer for the college. Ensures compliance with the provisions of all applicable federal and state regulatory standards, Board of Trustees directives, SACS Principles of Accreditation, and adherence to college policies and procedures. Evaluates, revises and develops academic policies and procedures.

Weekly – 10%: In collaboration with the Campus Presidents and key stakeholders, provides senior management direction, leadership, and coordination for:

  • An outcomes-based curriculum and curriculum processes, program and degree planning, and articulation with state, regional and national colleges and universities
  • A K-12 articulation, including dual enrollment, accelerated learning mechanisms and career pathways for career and technical programs

Monthly – 10%: Provides overall guidance, leadership and support of Institutional Planning & Effectiveness for a continuing action research agenda that examines the efficacy of guided pathways in the improvement of student success and engagement.   

Monthly – 20%: Promotes and provides guidance and inclusion in the engagement of designing, implementing, evaluating and ongoing improvement of pathways for students.

Weekly – 10%: In collaboration with the Campus Presidents, Pathway Deans, and the Faculty Senate, provides senior management direction, leadership, and coordination for the college’s online learning programs and initiatives, and instructional technology initiatives.

Monthly – 10%: In collaboration with the Campus Presidents and key stakeholders, provides senior management direction, leadership, and coordination:

  • For international education initiatives, including study abroad and partnerships with overseas institutions
  • For special academic programs, such as the Honors Institute and Developmental Education

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated skills for managing and sustaining large-scale transformational change.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in large-scale settings such as in a multi-campus institution.
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the mission and goals of a comprehensive community college.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, administrators, staff, students and peer leadership to develop common solutions to complex issues.
  • Ability to think creatively, listen to diverse perspectives, and apply creative strategies to attain successful institutional outcomes.
  • Proven ability to work with diverse constituencies in a multi-cultural environment; demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of regional accrediting agency core requirements, principles, policies and guidelines.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary institutional effectiveness practices.
  • Demonstrated interest in advocating for the effective application of technology in teaching and learning, the delivery of online programs. and degrees and the importance of faculty development and instructional design in the teaching/learning process.

Competencies:

Leadership & Results Orientation
Inspires and generates enthusiasm and commitment for the vision, mission and core values of the College.  Promotes employee growth and development through professional, technical, and academic programs and services.  Makes effective decisions and produces results through strategic planning and development, implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.  Sets goals and priorities that maximize the use of resources available to consistently deliver results; compares work performance and outcomes against standards to achieve quality results; holds self and others accountable for achieving results and achieving a standard of excellence

Diversity and Inclusion
Models inclusive excellence through specific actions that support the College’s diversity goals in the recruitment, hiring, and retention of talented and diverse faculty and staff

Teamwork & Collaboration
Promotes quality teams through the effective use of the organization’s performance management system (e.g. establishes performance standards, appraises staff accomplishments using developed standards, and takes action to reward and counsel as appropriate). Embraces and employs the diversity of individuals, cultures, values, ideas and communication styles in the achievement of common goals

Continuous Improvement & Quality Service Orientation
Anticipates, identifies, diagnoses and consults on potential or actual problem areas relating to program implementation and divisional goal achievement.  Fosters and environment of respect, dignity, and compassion that affirms and empowers all of its members (students, faculty, staff, outside organizations, others you provide service to) while striving for the highest ethical standards and social responsibility

Innovation and Creativity
Successfully implements creative ideas to move the organization, processes, and systems forward.  Introduces new concepts, models, practices and services that serve to improve the Colleges value in the community

Resource Management & Technology
Develops and implements the most emergent technologies for the unit utilizing methods and strategies that create environments that are flexible and responsive to the needs of local and national trends and the College’s mission.  Plans, organizes and manages resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. Ensures the effective use of college resources, implements fiscally sound practices and environmentally sustainable initiatives

Comments
To be considered for this position, a completed online employment application form along with letter of interest, resume and unofficial transcript are required.  The first review of applications will begin on April 20, 2021.

Special Instructions to Applicant:
To apply, visit https://browardcollege.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/FT/job/Cypress-Creek-Administrative-Center/College-Provost—Senior-Vice-President-For-Academic-Affairs_REQ-000034869-1

For positions requiring a degree, the official transcripts are required upon hire. An unofficial copy of the degree/transcript is acceptable during the application process and must be attached to the online application. If unable to attach the documentation, please email document to jobs@broward.edu or fax to 954-201-7612, stating clearly the position name(s) and position number(s) the transcript is to be attached to.

Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside of the United States require a equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the application deadline. All required documentation must be received on or before the job posting end date.

**Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the “Resume/CV” section of the application**

Please refer to link with the instructions on how to submit an application with multiple documents. https://www.broward.edu/jobs/_docs/tutorial_external_applicant_broward_college.pdf.  

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the required background screening process.

Broward College uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States.  You will be required to complete an I-9 Form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.

Diversity and Inclusion are a priority at Broward College
Broward College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from eligible veterans and spouses of veterans, underrepresented groups, including minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other legally protected classification.

For inquiries regarding Title IX and the college’s non-discrimination policies, contact the Executive Director, Talent and Culture at 954-201-7288, Broward College, 6400 NW 6th Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.

Applicants needing a reasonable accommodation with the application process, please contact the Talent and Culture Department at nanders1@broward.edu.

Disclaimer
The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted of describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related education/experience beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Broward College reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

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