Academic Director, Albany County Campus
Laramie County Community College - Laramie, WY

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Position Overview : The Director of Academics at the Albany County Campus (ACC) of Laramie County Community College (LCCC) is responsible for coordinating the delivery of the College’s curricula in Laramie at the ACC. She/he accomplishes this by working with both full-time and adjunct faculty and discipline deans, to create a collegial atmosphere focused on continuous improvement of student learning, retention, and program development. In close collaboration with the academic leadership at the main campus in Cheyenne, this position will provide academic leadership for the development implementation and evaluation of programs in order to ensure program effectiveness, consistency, and quality at the ACC. The Director will oversee the academic affairs for the campus as well as work closely with the Associate Vice President of the ACC on issues pertaining to the daily operations of the campus. The successful candidate will have significant instructional experience, experience in leading faculty and/or staff development, and the capacity to enhance “Best” and innovative practices in higher education. The preferred candidate will have proven exemplary supervisory, teaching, organizational and interpersonal skills.

Benefits: Approximately 85% of health insurance premiums paid by the College, 21 vacation days fronted, 12 sick days, 2 personal days and 13-15 paid holidays annually. Typically 5-7 paid holidays from Christmas to New Year's Day. For full listing of benefits, visit http://lccc.wy.edu/about/humanresources/benefits .

Compensation: Mid-$60,000s to mid-$70,000s.

Priority Screening Date: Position is open until filled. For best consideration, ensure all required application materials are submitted for review no later than October, 18, 2013.

Starting Date: As soon as practicable following hire.

Information about the Albany County Campus in Laramie, Wyoming: http://lccc.wy.edu/albanycountycampus.

Essential Functions:
  • Works with the College-wide administrative team, faculty, and staff, at all campuses to accomplish Laramie County Community College’s goals and objectives.
  • Facilitates the application and use of collaborative processes and team building.
  • Supervise the development of a schedule of classes for each academic semester consistent with enrollment needs and program requirements of the colleges consistent with LCCC budget parameters and campus finances.
  • In close coordination with the AVP of ACC, the Deans of the academic schools on the main campus, and the Vice President of Academic Affairs, develop and coordinate the delivery and implementation of common programs and coursework at the ACC.
  • Is responsible for ensuring continuous communication between instructional programs and disciplines at the ACC and the respective programs/disciplines at the main campus;
  • Provides direct support to all faculty at the ACC for the carrying out of educational offerings in Laramie;
  • Builds and maintains relationships with the academic and academic support units at the University of Wyoming to meet student needs and matriculation between the two campuses;
  • Works closely with the AVP of ACC, -the Vice President of Academic Affairs and discipline deans to facilitate the hiring of new regular faculty at the ACC,
  • Is responsible for facilitating the identification, interviewing, and evaluation of adjunct faculty at the ACC;
  • Collaborates with the appropriate personnel at the main LCCC campus to coordinate key functions that support faculty at ACC (e.g., orientation, faculty development, etc.);
  • Is responsible for the evaluation of all regular faculty at ACC;
  • Serves as the ACC representative at College meetings and on College committees pertaining to instruction or academic issue;
  • Ensures learning-centered practices are practiced throughout the campus.
  • Serves as a member of the Learning Leadership Team (LLT), chaired by the VP of Academic Affairs.
  • Works in collaboration with the ACC Director of Student Services and discipline deans at the Cheyenne campus .
  • Establishes and builds on intra-departmental and multi-campus relationships, collaborating to ensure every effort is made to strive for continuous improvement and overall quality and productivity.
  • Provides administrative support and counsel to the AVP of ACC.
  • Other duties as assigned by the AVP of ACC.

Representative Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities include:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current principles, practices, and trends in leadership and management, as they apply to the mission of a comprehensive community college.
  • Understands the unique perspectives of leadership at a community college branch campus.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing continuous improvement processes and activities.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to organize, summarize, and report information in a meaningful, fashion to a variety of audiences.
  • Understanding or experience in faculty and staff evaluation and professional development.

Qualifications:
Required Minimum Qualifications:

1) Master’s Degree from an accredited institution,

2) Two years of fulltime teaching experience,

3) Five years management/supervisory experience in higher education, public or private industry (management experience must include the supervision, evaluation, and management of employees).

Preferred Qualifications:

1) Earned Graduate degree(s) in education, educational leadership, adult education, curriculum & instruction, and/or a teaching discipline within the college,

2) Teaching in higher education, specifically the community college setting is preferred,

3) Experience directly supervising faculty/teachers.

For information about Cheyenne, LCCC, and the high plains mountain region, please visit http://www.lccc.cc.wy.us/about/welcome

Laramie County Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action educational institution; we are committed to equal opportunity in our employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, or other status protected by state and federal statutes, or College regulation.

http://lccc.wy.edu/

http://www.lccc.wy.edu/about/humanresources

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