This is a senior level administrative position responsible for leadership and supervision of credit bearing instruction at Kirtland. The position is charged with providing innovative instruction and programming for students and for collaborating with all other administrators and employees to accomplish this. This position must be willing to coordinate with nearly all daily functions of the college to accomplish strategic and operational goals.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*
- In collaboration with others, is responsible for recruiting, selecting, supervising, and evaluating employees in the division, both full and part-time, on all college locations.
- Provide leadership in gathering, analyzing, and using data to make academic decisions that will improve instruction and academic programs.
- Work with internal stakeholders to make college processes more efficient and productive.
- Acts as an ambassador for the college at the state and national levels. Responsible for maintaining a collaborative relationship with state and other agencies.
- Instills a culture of innovation in programming and instruction in the classroom, laboratory, internships and at clinical sites. Continually works to improve the culture of quality in academic services.
- Maintains an active and conscious awareness of issues that impact the instruction.
- Responsible for implementing and collaborating on the strategic and operational plans.
- Participates in and promotes projects that enhance instruction and help the division to achieve annual goals and objectives as described in strategic planning.
- Creates and implements plans for the use of predictive analytics to identify students at risk of dropping out.
- Creates a culture of student engagement in co-curricular and informal settings. Prepared to expand and evaluate co-curricular activities including collegiate athletics.
- Responsible for creating a new model for learning that includes future student housing.
- Responsible for supporting and directing faculty and staff in their professional development activities.
- Is responsible for daily decisions related to instruction and curricula and for creating course schedules, online and at each college location. Represents the administration on the Curriculum and Instruction Committee.
- Represents instructional services on the college administrative team (CAT) and other college committees as assigned by the president.
- Recommends a budget for the instructional division and is responsible for supervising a balanced budget.
- Is responsible for developing and implementing dual enrollment, early middle college and other collaborative programming with numerous local public schools, with a proven record of initiating and implementing collaborative community and education partnerships.
- Supervises the writing and implementation of grants, including the Perkins grants.
- Serves as a leader for managing the colleges plan to assess student achievement.
- Provides recommendations that ensure that instructional facilities, equipment, and supplies are adequate and in a suitable, safe state for use.
- Works with the faculty to review programs and curricula and coordinate curriculum development activities.
- Provides input into the marketing and advertising of instructional programs and courses. Through appropriate college channels, promotes media recognition of instructors and students to enhance the image of programs and the college.
- Participates in the counseling and disciplinary process of students outlined in the student handbook and Kirtland’s academic appeal policies and procedures.
- Communicates actions and decisions of the board of trustees and administration to instructional personnel.
- Works with the faculty to obtain and maintain appropriate accreditations for all assigned general education and transfer programs.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISION – Works under the general supervision of the college president.
- Master’s degree (required), doctorate (preferred), in Educational Administration, Instructional Design, or other general education related field.
- Three to five years of experience in a college administrative position, or a combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirements of the position.
- Three years of instructional experience, or combination of education and experience commensurate with the requirements of the position.
- Technology, multimedia, and distance education experience including practical working knowledge of online courseware and systems.
- Ability to effectively supervise professional instructional staff.
- Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with college faculty, staff, administration, and governing boards.
- Ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing, with diverse audiences, in a professional manner.
- Ability to think strategically as it relates to gathering information on how external and internal forces with the impact the college and providing plans to position the college within its markets.
ATTENDANCE – Individuals in this position are expected to be generally present and/or available for college business when and as required by contract, policy, or lawful direction of the college administration. Regular and reliable physical attendance at appropriate at college meetings and related functions is an expectation essential to the fulfillment of administrative duties.
WORKING CONDITIONS – Conditions are those of a typical college-level office and classroom environment. Individuals in this position must be cognizant of employee’s job performance and progress, have the ability to process complex and ambiguous information, to effectively manage contrasting opinions and beliefs, be able to learn, adapt, and make appropriate decisions, and able to communicate effectively with employees, professionals, and the general public.
JOB DIMENSIONS – Knowledge of work, impact, self-reliance, work standards, technical/ professional self-development, teamwork, written communications, oral presentations, delegation, performance results, negotiation, sensitivity, initiative, analysis, decisiveness, dependability, planning & organizing, persuasiveness, attention to detail, stress tolerance, judgment, commitment to college, informal communications, and influence.
COMPENSATION – This is a full-time, professional position with a current base salary range of $101,580 – $137,971 per year, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full fringe benefit package.
APPLICATION – Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, email your cover letter, resume, copies of transcripts and credentials, and three professional letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not send originals of your transcripts with your application.
Human Resources Department
Kirtland Community College
4800 West 4 Mile Road
Grayling, MI 49738
989-275-6754, ext. 239
An equal opportunity employer
* This job description is intended to describe the type and level of work being performed by a person in this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.
In connection with your application for employment or continued employment at Kirtland Community College, the College may request background information about you in the form of a consumer report and/or an investigative consumer report from a consumer reporting agency. These reports may be obtained at any time after the College receives authorization from you, including any time during the period of your employment, if hired. Any offer of hire is contingent upon satisfactory completion of all required materials for this position. Contact email@example.com or dial 989-275-6768, ext. 239 for more information.