Location Highland Business Center
Hours Typically Monday – Friday 8 am to 5 pm with possible evenings and weekends.
Salary Salary Commensurate Upon Experience.
FLSA Status Exempt
Reports To Chancellor
Criminal Background Check Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC’s College Police department.
Austin Community College District (ACC) is a nationally recognized public institution of higher education serving more than 70,000 diverse students annually. We are among the largest colleges in the nation with 11 campuses located across Central Texas, offering more than 100 programs in ten areas of study. Our identity as a community college is reflected in our work to ensure student success, a skilled workforce, and equitable access to higher education to all who seek it. Our academic and career programs, through traditional and distance learning modes, lead to meaningful credentials, including applied baccalaureate degrees.
ACC is an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction, a member of the League for Innovation in Community Colleges, a Seal of Excelencia College, and a respected educational leader that values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching in a collaborative environment. At ACC, we believe that we are stronger together. The college is a catalyst for building trusted relationships and partnerships within our institution and community, and across the nation. We are dedicated to attracting highly-qualified faculty, staff, and administrators with a wide range of backgrounds, ideas, and viewpoints. To that end, The College has implemented 3 Cs initiative. Collaboration, Connection, and Caring are the hallmarks of the ACC College culture. It is our goal that students, faculty, staff, and the greater Austin community feel supported by the work of this institution.
In collaboration with our many community partners, ACC is working to move low- and middle-income residents into more stable and high-paying jobs by aligning education and training programs with employers’ needs. At ACC, we believe that college is for everyone. It is our commitment to put our students on a guided pathway to achieve personal and professional success.
Austin Community College is a Minority Serving Institution and Hispanic-Serving Institution. We are proud to mirror the multicultural diversity of the community we serve. Our college is committed to supporting all students’ educational goals as well as the economic and social well-being of the surrounding communities.
We are a majority minority institution. In fall of 2020, ACC students were 42% white, 38% Latinx, 8% African-American, 6% Asian, and 4% multiracial. We serve adult learners, traditional students, and a growing population of dual credit and Early College High School students. The average age of our students is 24.
Austin Community College pursues educational excellence by being accountable and committed to achieving diversity in our faculty and staff ranks. ACC seeks to be innovative and collaborative in all its operations and provides students with guidance and support in achieving success in their educational goals, whether they are seeking a degree, successful transfer, employment or lifelong learning.
The ideal candidate will share ACC’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. In addition, the ideal candidate will be experienced in culturally-responsive academic practices for engaging with first-generation students and returning students who have been historically underserved.
The successful candidate will join a college dedicated to the use of curriculum that is responsive to the students it serves. Such curriculum includes use of pedagogical techniques that draw on a wide range of high impact and effective practices as well as varying culturally-relevant illustrations and approaches.
The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.
For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statement.
Commitment to Equity and Inclusion
ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.
As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Our dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC’s faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.
For more information, see https://tled.austincc.edu/faculty-values.
General Statement of Job
The Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor is Austin Community College’s Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer and reports directly to the Chancellor. They represent the Chancellor in their absence. The Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor has broad and comprehensive responsibilities for the success of students in achieving their goals. Strategies to discharge these responsibilities include, but are not limited to strategic academic planning, directing the growth of academic and student affairs programs, the development of academic policy, the fiscal management for the academic enterprise, and advocating for faculty and student rights and responsibilities. The Provost is expected to provide the academic and administrative leadership for the College to achieve a high standard of excellence in instruction and student services. They foster collaboration with faculty, staff, students, and external communities to promote student success through research, use of best practices, evaluation, continuous improvement, shared governance, and student success strategies. They serve as a member of the Chancellor’s Leadership Team.
Description of Duties and Tasks
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Serves as the Chief Academic and Student Affairs officer of the college.
Articulates the long-term vision and strategic plan to guide the development of Academic and Student Affairs at Austin Community College (ACC).
In consultation with the Chancellor, oversees the implementation of this vision for ACC.
Supervises, trains, coaches, directs, coordinates, and disciplines personnel while adhering to organizational human resource policies and procedures as well as related employment laws. Recommends hire and termination personnel actions for positions supervised.
Provides leadership for production of an annual Student Success Report to track College progress toward achievement of equitable student outcomes as prescribed by the Chancellor, including such measures as access/enrollments, persistence/retention, engagement, and success.
Provides leadership for production of an annual Chancellor’s Report to the community which tracks the progress of individual offices, programs, and services toward achievement of the College’s Strategic Plan.
Provides leadership for the College’s engagement in state and national initiatives such as Guided Pathways, Achieving the Dream, League for Innovation in the Community College, and others as directed by the Chancellor.
Manages the Student Success Fund for the purposes of fostering and supporting innovation and continuous quality improvement by focusing on institutional performance research data, collaboration with faculty and staff, and creating/sustaining recognition and incentives which support and enhance student success.
Supervises the development, implementation, evaluation, and periodic update of the college’s Academic Master Plan.
Provides leadership for the development and implementation of appropriate professional development opportunities for faculty and staff, ensuring that all College instructional programs and student services are available and effective in online, hybrid, and face-to-face modalities.
Ensures the development, implementation, and evaluation of unit plans and programs in the current direct report Offices of Instruction and Student Affairs and their associated units.
Represents the College at community activities by actively participating in community organizations which support and strengthen the colleges programs and activities.
Provides leadership to strengthen articulation and collaborative activities with other education institutions, including the K-12 system and other higher education institutions, as well as public agencies, business, and industry.
Participates in professional organizations to enhance own professional development and ACC’s local, state, regional, national, and international profile.
Acts on behalf of the Chancellor and assumes responsibility for the college in the absence of the Chancellor, and at the Chancellor’s request.
Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Understanding of the philosophy and mission of the community college in American higher education.
Understanding of demographics affecting higher education and ability to articulate challenges and opportunities before the community college.
Understanding of traditionally under-served and at-risk student populations.
Knowledge of instructional pedagogies, learning styles, and current research.
Understanding of technologies for enhancement of teaching and learning.
Commitment to institutional, state, and national research regarding student success.
Understanding of current higher education issues, trends and future conversations.
Ability to make difficult decisions in a timely, thoughtful, evidence-based manner.
Ability to think strategically and prioritize effectively.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and a high level of professional integrity.
Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
Ability to articulate community college vision, mission, and philosophy.
Working effectively with diverse internal and external constituencies to achieve the mission of the college.
Effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Utilizes a transformational leadership approach.
Fostering collaboration and innovation in instructional design and delivery.
Strategic planning, research, and evaluation.
Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.
Use institutional database systems, various telecommunication devices, and multimedia technology.
Required Work Experience
Five years related work experience, including management, in a higher education academic environment.
Doctorate degree. Experience cannot be substituted for education.
Valid Texas Driver’s License and reliable transportation for local Austin area travel.
Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.
Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.
Provide resources for safe operation of units. Create and support workplace safety.
HR Use Only
ACC Benefits Overview
Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.
ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.
The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.