Durham Technical Community College announces a national search for its next Vice President, Chief Academic Officer (VP, CAO). With the recent adoption of its 2021-2026 Strategic Plan, Durham Tech is prioritizing its twin goals of accelerating student success and supporting community prosperity. Opportunities to contribute to this important and substantial work await the VP, CAO.
The College seeks an experienced and dynamic academic professional with a record of successful leadership and innovation. The VP, CAO will bring a thorough understanding and commitment to the philosophy, mission, and purpose of the North Carolina Community College System and will possess the ability to build relationships and work collaboratively within the College and the broader community.
The successful candidate will serve as an executive leader of the College and will provide oversight and support for Academics and Guided Career Pathways. The VP, CAO will join a committed, student-focused College community and will be expected to foster and maintain collaborative partnerships to promote student success and completion. The VP, CAO will value and advocate for the dignity and engagement of people from all backgrounds and will develop and mentor faculty and staff to ensure a mutually beneficial experience.
Core Duties and Responsibilities
The Vice President, Chief Academic Officer (VP, CAO) provides the strategic vision and senior leadership for Academics and Guided Career Pathways; works collaboratively with peers/colleagues, local industry partners, public schools, government, and community organizations; and provides executive-level support to the President and the Board of Trustees.
The VP, CAO is responsible for leading the development of innovative programs that address the region’s educational and workforce development needs; advancing student access, success, and completion through instructional initiatives and collaborative strategies; strategic planning, oversight, execution, assessment, and continuous improvement of instructional programs; and ensuring the alignment of instructional programs to achieve institutional goals and objectives.
The search committee will begin a review of applications in early November and will continue its work until an appointment is made. All applications must be received by November 19, 2021 to be considered. Candidates must provide the following:
Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (PDF or MS Word) to: DurhamTechCAO@agbsearch.com
Complete information regarding Durham Tech’s Executive Search process may be found here: https://www.durhamtech.edu/executive-search/
The VP, CAO position profile, along with a listing of the required qualifications and preferred attributes, may be found above.
Inquiries and nominations should be directed to:
Dr. Concetta M. Stewart, Principal, email@example.com / (908) 341-2178