Provost and Vice President for the Learning Unit

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Job Title Provost and Vice President for the Learning Unit
Bargaining Unit NBU
Assignment Location Multiple Campuses
Job Function
The visionary, inspirational, and transformative Provost and Vice President for the Learning Unit will demonstrate an ability to achieve success in these and comparable areas:
Job Responsibilities

• Understanding the demographics, culture, history, and needs of internal and external constituencies and collaboratively taking strategic action to meet those needs;

• Collaboratively developing and implementing strategic plans that address issues such as student success, pedagogical improvements, declining enrollment, population shifts, demographic changes, technological requirements, workforce needs, community needs, and business and industry trends;

• Promoting a culture of inquiry that utilizes data to inform decisions and instill continuous improvement philosophy that focuses on student success

· Taking evidenced based risks in pursuit of initiatives that are designed to improve student success;

• Using excellent interpersonal, communication, and advocacy skills to foster trust and build strong relationships and teams;

• Empowering and inspiring faculty, staff, and students and providing them with the resources they need in order to succeed;

• Ensuring that technology is aligned with institutional goals and emerging trends; using technology in a strategic and tactical way to increase student success and improve operational efficiencies;

• Serving as a spokesperson, advocate and fund raiser for the College on the local, state, regional and national level;

• Implementing creative and innovative strategies to increase funding from existing revenue sources and developing new initiatives to expand revenue options;

• Insisting that diversity and equity are fundamental to every aspect of teaching and learning within the Learning Unit and across the College

• Building and maintaining an environment of trust, respect, transparency, and collaboration with the unions that represent the employees of the College; understanding and valuing shared governance and its role in student success, planning, problem solving, and continuous quality improvement;

• Expanding and maintaining strategic partnerships with business and industry, K-12 educational institutions, 4-year colleges and universities, non-profit and community-based organizations, educational leaders and organizations, alumni, and other community members.;

• Providing strong, collaborative, and transparent leadership in developing, managing, and allocating the Learning Unit’s budget; and

• Allocating budgets strategically by balancing academic best practices with innovative and entrepreneurial initiatives designed to improve student success and retention.
diverse, community college;

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the President of the College..

SUPERVISION GIVEN: Provides supervision to college units within the Learning Unit.
A masters degree (doctorate preferred) from a regionally accredited institution of higher education;

Preliminary Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The Provost and Vice President for the Learning Unit recognizes student success as the engine that drives the College; they will work collaboratively with internal and external constituencies to move the College to its next level of excellence. The successful candidate should possess the following professional and personal characteristics:• Demonstrated accomplishment at a senior management level, preferably at a large, multi-campus, diverse, community college;

• Proven effectiveness using a collaborative, transparent, and evidence supported decision making process;

• Demonstrated success using excellent interpersonal, communication, and advocacy skills to engage, inspire, and gain the support, trust, and respect of internal and external constituents;

• Evidence of effective leadership in a collective bargaining environment with a shared governance philosophy;

• A record of supporting and implementing initiatives that serve to recruit and retain a diverse group of students and employees;

• Success collaboratively developing, managing, and allocating complex budgets that are aligned with the institution’s mission and strategic plan;

• Success raising funds and generating revenue from a wide range of sources, such as individuals, alumni, foundations, private corporations and governmental entities;

• A record of advocating for creative and expanded use of technology for student success initiatives and operational efficiency and effectiveness;

· Evidence of success providing instruction to a diverse student body;

· Demonstrated willingness and courage to take evidence supported risks in pursuit of student success initiatives;

• Described by others as visible, approachable, engaging, politically astute and committed to student success;

• Knowledge of public policy issues at the local, state and national level affecting both two (2) year and four (4) year institutions of higher education;

• Demonstrated experience in partnering with institutions of higher education regarding joint programs, articulation agreements or credit transferability.

· Demonstrated experience in partnering with K-12 education institutions on joint programs and promoting successful transition to higher education.

· Evidence of effective interaction with a higher education board of trustees, regents, governors or directors.

Physical Demands
Work Hours May be required to work occasional long and/or irregular hours which can include late night or weekends.
Position Level
Salary $156,334 - $203,628 (21-22 Salary Range)
Posting Detail Information
Posting Code AS392P
Open Date 04/06/2022
Close Date 05/23/2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Statement
As an equal opportunity employer and learning institution, Macomb Community College recruits, hires and promotes for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap. All employment decisions are based on the qualifications of each individual. No person shall be denied equal treatment as a result of a College practice or policy. The College is committed to racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity.
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