Reports to: Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs
Date: March 9, 2023
General Summary: The Assistant Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs will have a key role in assisting the Provost/Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs in the planning and directing of all departments in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs. To promote equity, student access, retention, success, and persistence, the Assistant Vice President will promote the integration of the mission and work of all departments in Academic and Student Affairs, realizing the collaborative vision to serve the whole student.
The Division of Academic and Student Affairs encompasses extensive services and activities for MCC students provided by some of the following areas:
Five academic areas led by Academic Deans - STEM; Health; Liberal Arts and Online Learning; Business/Legal Studies/Public Service; Education and K-16 Partnerships.
Student Conduct and Development - Student Engagement; Wellness and Counseling; team crisis management; grievances, grade appeals, and violations of academic dishonesty; policy and procedure compliance.
Student Support Services - Student Access and Support Services, TRIO Programs, and Wellness and Counseling.
Academic Support programming, including tutoring
Student Equity International and Multicultural Affairs including the AANAPISI grant and the Veteran Resource Center
Advising and Academic Pathways
Library, Grants Office, and Institutional Research
Duties and Responsibilities:
With the Provost, provide vision and direction in developing, implementing, and assessing the relevant goals of the College's strategic plan, With Equity at Its Core.
Provide input for policies and procedures that advance the College's mission and goals to support a diverse body of students as they pursue their educational and career goals
Assist the Provost in the implementation of annual and long-range plans for academic and student services, including program planning and assessment activities.
Collaborate with personnel from other departments, Academic and Student Affairs Divisions to ensure effective program implementation
Function as part of the Provost's leadership team, serving on appropriate working groups, councils, committees, and task forces
Represent MCC at community and outside organization functions
Promote and maintain positive and responsive community relations
Maintain current knowledge of trends and practices in the field through peer association, attendance at seminars, student, and review of literature
Assist the Provost and deans on NECHE and other accreditation reports
Address employee relations issues through consultation with Human Resources while ensuring alignment with collective bargaining agreements and personnel handbooks
Resolve student, faculty, and staff issues that may arise; collaborate with others as necessary to achieve resolution. Oversee faculty and student grievance procedures and insure adherence to college affirmative action and Title IX policies.
Carry out additional duties as assigned
Master's degree and five to seven years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Understanding of and commitment to the role of the community college in higher education
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with Provost, faculty, professional staff, and students through an equity-centered and asset-based mindset.
Experience with equity-minded work and/or understanding of individuals of diverse identities such as race, ethnicity, socio-economic level, sexual orientation, veterans, and individuals with different academic preparation levels and varying physical and learning abilities.
Commitment to the mission and philosophy of the College
Leadership, financial management, and supervisory skills
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; to establish positive public relations; and to interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
Demonstrated ability to discuss highly sensitive issues with empathy and respect, and to resolve conflict in a fair and equitable manner
Demonstrated ability to maintain the highest ethical standards and levels of confidentiality
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities
Bilingual skills a plus, Spanish or Khmer
Salary Range: $120,000 - $130,000 actual salary commensurate with academic background and experience. Employees of Middlesex Community College are considered employees of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and receive benefits, which include:
High-quality and affordable health insurance through the Commonwealth's Group Insurance Commission (GIC)
Competitive Dental and Vision Plans
Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
Low-cost basic and optional life insurance
Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension or Optional Retirement Program (ORP) and Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan or 403(b).
12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation, and Personal Time
Tuition Benefits for employees and dependents at state colleges and universities
Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options
Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
Cell Phone Bill Discounts with Verizon and T-Mobile Cell Phone Carriers
Access to the Commonwealth's Mass4You, employee assistance program
Free employee parking on Bedford and Lowell campuses
Eligibility towards Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
Location: Lowell and Bedford Campuses, as needed
Hours: 37.5 per week, schedule to be determined upon hire. This position will be eligible for a maximum of two days of telework in accordance with the College's telework policy.
At Middlesex Community College, everyone teaches, everyone learns. Collaborative in nature and innovative in practice, we educate, engage, and empower a diverse community of learners. Through transformative opportunities, we challenge and support every student to succeed and lead. Recognizing equity and inclusion as the foundation for excellence and creativity, Middlesex Community College meets the evolving educational, civic and workforce needs of our local and global communities.