Assistant Vice President of Adult, Graduate & Online Studies
- Posted: 3/7/2013
Bethel College in northern Indiana seeks a fulltime Assistant Vice President of Adult, Graduate & Online Studies to provide leadership that facilitates growth of existing programs, development of new programs and new opportunities. The Assistant Vice President serves as an intermediary, working with the Vice President for Academic Services, the Vice President for Fiscal Affairs and CFO, the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Academic Department Chairs, and Directors of student services departments (i.e. financial aid, registrar, etc.) to ensure excellence and efficiencies in the programs and services provided by the College. The position reports directly to the Vice President of Academic Services.
Located in north central Indiana, Bethel College is a Christian Liberal Arts institution affiliated with the Missionary Church, fostering an environment of vibrant community, excellence in teaching and learning, and service to others. Its faculty members encompass a variety of Christian denominations. More information about Bethel can be obtained at its website at www.BethelCollege.edu.
An earned doctorate is required. The qualified candidate will possess a minimum of five years of experience serving as a professor or administrator in a nontraditional or adult degree-completion program. A minimum of five years’ experience in an executive/leadership role encompassing a broad range of managerial responsibility including managing faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff and growing a nontraditional or adult degree completion programs is essential. Candidates for this position must have an evangelical Christian commitment and the ability to intentionally integrate faith in the context of higher education administration.
Additional skills include
- Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems and initiate and implement projects independently.
- Ability to multi task, works effectively, and meets deadlines in a fast paced environment.
- Strong oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate financial information to others and effective public speaking skills.
- Strong leadership, management, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to make effective decisions based on facts and sound judgment.
- Proficient in computer programs including Windows, Outlook, Word and Excel, and the Internet.
- Experience working with diverse populations.
Essential Functions of the Position Include, But Are Not Limited To
Develop and propose the vision for the Graduate and Nontraditional Studies departments. Translate vision into strategic goals by developing departmental business and assessment plans tied to college strategic objectives as well as enrollment and market projections. 16%
Provide curricular leadership in relation to college wide goals by initiating, sustaining, delivering, or eliminating academic programs and core curricula in accordance with strategic planning goals and enrollment trends and projections. 15%
Project revenues, identify budgetary needs, prepare budgets, plans, enrollment and revenue reports, projections and analyses to document and advance department activities, and development. 15%
Facilitate scheduling of new group starts. Make decision on starting groups based on requisite enrollment levels. Supervise scheduling of faculty. 15%
Coordinate with VPAS on current program offerings. Coordinate with the administration and other department members in setting annual goals for new enrollment and to monitor progress toward enrollment goals, retention rate and graduation rate. Collaborate with the VPAS and academic departments to investigate opportunities for new revenues and to develop new programs or revise current programs. Investigate and recommend new modalities such as on line or hybrid programs, electronic books, etc. As appropriate, work with vendors to provide training, development and implementation related to online, hybrid or other delivery methods. Contribute to ensuring all new program offerings progress through proper approval process. 9%
Support academic department chairs to secure quality faculty to serve students. Collaborate with Academic Department Chairs to facilitate the selection and evaluation of faculty. Collaborate with other administrators (Vice Presidents, Director of Financial Aid, and College Registrar) as they supervise, administer and assess organization functions. Supervise academic advising functions. Train, supervise and evaluate current staff. Convene regular staff meetings to discuss issues and find ways to streamline processes (incorporate other administrators as needed). Facilitate communication among faculty and staff. 5%
Collaborate with academic department chairs to facilitate assessment of learning outcomes and curriculum. Prepare application or accreditation materials required for new programs. Contribute to data collection and institutional effectiveness research related to enrollment, assessment, mission fulfillment, and outcome achievement of new or long term offerings. 5%
Mediate between students and faculty in legal and appropriate ways. Facilitate the resolution of disagreement or conflict between employees or between faculty and students. 5%
Provide timely and accurate information and reports to the VPAS and President’s Cabinet as appropriate and requested. Submit monthly reports to the VPAS. 5%
Be visibly active in college events. Participate in commencements. Participate in development opportunities. 5%
Ensure that all marketing initiatives, messaging and campaigns are coordinated with the Office of Marketing and Communications. 5%
All interested candidates are invited to electronically submit a faculty application, cover letter, current curriculum vita, statement of educational philosophy concerning the integration of faith and learning, and a brief statement of faith to Human Resources at HR@BethelCollege.edu. An online faculty application may be found at the following webpage: www.BethelCollege.edu/employment.