The Community College of Rhode Island invites creative, high-energy educational leaders who are committed to the teaching and learning experience and who welcome an opportunity to help shape the future of New England’s largest comprehensive community college to apply for the position of

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Reporting directly to the president, the vice president is a member of the college’s senior management team and is responsible for providing vision with academic and administrative leadership in the areas of educational policy, instructional planning, program review, academic personnel actions, faculty development and resource planning and allocation.
The vice president also carries responsibility for advancing the college’s educational initiatives involving intercollegiate articulation, developmental education and learning resources systems. The vice president must have the ability to lead, inspire and execute the vision and strategy of the college.
The vice president must have the ability to build and maintain strong and collegial relationships with students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, members of our governing board, the legislature and executive branch. Comfort with making data-driven decisions is essential. A sense of humor, perseverance and commitment to the community college mission are required.

The Vice President for Academic Affairs will possess: an earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution, along with significant (at least 10 years) senior-level academic, administrative and leadership experience serving a diverse student population; a participatory leadership style and effectiveness as a team player. Evidence of inclusive and decisive leadership in higher education; expert knowledge and experience with effective teaching and learning strategies. A learner-centered philosophy with experience in innovative distance learning, classroom management, etc.; an outcomes orientation with a passion for student success; expertise in curriculum development and assessment in changing times; technologically savvy and knowledge of uses of technology in the classroom. Experience with the use of an ERP system in higher education required; a minimum of five years of teaching experience; demonstrated experience in academic accreditation; active in academic leadership organizations, with an outstanding professional network and experience recruiting tenure and adjunct faculty.

To apply for this position, please go to CCRI’s online recruitment site at and complete the online application. In addition to the application, a cover letter, resume and contact information of three references must be attached at the end of the application. Finalists will be asked to provide official college transcript(s).
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled; however, to ensure full consideration, complete application materials should be received by February 1, 2016.
If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311.

CCRI is an Equal Opportunity / Diversity Employer.
Any individual with a disability who requires assistance in the application process should contact CCRI at (401) 455-6011 prior to the close of the application period. TTY: (401) 825-2313.
All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position. Employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.