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Hartwick College Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs in Oneonta, New York

Date : October 4, 2021 Title : Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs

Description: Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs is the College’s second-ranking academic administrator, providing counsel to the VPAA/Dean of Faculty and representing them in their absence. The Assistant Vice President’s portfolio includes shepherding FlightPath Academic Initiatives, budgetary oversight, curricular and program development as well as responsibility for several direct reports. The Assistant Vice President partners with the VPAA/Dean of Faculty and other Academic Affairs administrators to support faculty, staff and students, plan academic initiatives, and review and develop academic policies. The Assistant VP serves on the President’s Cabinet at the President’s invitation.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the VPAA/Dean of Faculty with Academic Affairs budget planning and oversight

  • Supports and participates in all OAA responsibilities toward the building and support of Flightpath; specifically, management of the OAA FlightPath Budget

  • Approving departmental requests for hiring student workers, Teaching Assistants, Work Study, etc.

  • Leading Academic Affairs retention and student success initiatives

  • Leading the development and promotion of summer sessions.

  • Serving as Liaison between Academic Affairs and the Division of Student Experience

  • Serving as an Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) liaison to key Committees across campus

  • Assuring Academic compliance

  • Resolving student issues, including academic dishonesty cases and petitions from students

  • Helping to plan important campus events

  • Representing VPAA/Dean of Faculty in their absence

  • Serving on the President’s Cabinet by invitation

  • Oversees Program Assessment

  • Participate in significant campus activities including Welcome Weekend, True Blue Weekend, and Commencement Weekend

  • Expected to comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational regulations

  • As a representative of the College, all employees are expected to comport themselves in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus

  • Performing other duties as assigned

    Qualifications: Minimum requirements for this position are an earned doctorate in an academic field from an accredited college or university with at least 7 years’ college teaching and administrative experience, and experience in academic administration.

  • Significant full-time faculty experience

  • Knowledge of, and demonstrated ability in, academic administration and service as a department or division chair is strongly preferred;

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Strong leadership skills and a working knowledge of effective decision-making techniques;

  • Proven commitment to data-driven decision-making

  • Ability to demonstrate a personal philosophy of care for others, valuing and promoting diversity, and working with those from different backgrounds; and

  • Commitment to supporting faculty, staff, and students.

    All employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of their employment.

    An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,200 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce. The College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.”

    Hartwick operates as a community of learners where there is a very real sense of belonging and connection. By joining Hartwick, you become part of a group of people who work together, share in our successes, and a celebrate our accomplishments. All positions at Hartwick contribute to the education and development of students with the opportunity to see the impact on future leaders—what you do at Hartwick really matters.

    Our beautiful 425-acre campus is located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, New York—a charming town near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, flexible scheduling, opportunities to engage in athletic and cultural events (concerts, exhibits, and lectures) and tuition benefits for eligible employees and their dependents.

    Hartwick College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression and is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

    Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational and employment environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

    Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process.

    All applicants are asked to submit the following materials with their online applications:

  • A cover letter;

  • A resume;

  • A Diversity Statement that addresses how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement (https://www.hartwick.edu/campus-life/intercultural-affairs/diversity-at-hartwick/); and

  • The names and contact information for three references, with annotation regarding how the reference is related to you and your work (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor).

    Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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