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Vice President for Academic Affairs
Suffolk County Community in Selden, New York
Date Posted 01/27/2022
Executive-Administrative Vice President
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Campus : Ammerman Campus in Selden
Start Date: ASAP
Suffolk County Community College seeks candidates to consider for appointment as Vice President for Academic Affairs. This position is a direct report to the President of the College and will serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet.
Under new presidential leadership, Suffolk has an ambitious agenda to expand existing and develop new academic programs and services to meet the needs of our diverse community. The individual who serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs will be actively engaged in program development and assessment; the integration of educational technologies for pedagogy; faculty recruitment, development, evaluation, and retention.
Suffolk is the largest community college in the State University of New York (SUNY) system, enrolling more than 22,000 students at its three campuses in Selden, Brentwood, and Riverhead. College locations also include a Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center in Riverhead and the Sayville Downtown Center.
Established in 1959, the College provides educational opportunities for Suffolk County residents through an emphasis on transfer-oriented general education and workforce development programs. The College awards the Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.) and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree as well as a variety of certificate programs. It offers more than 100 degree and certificate options in business; communications and the arts; computing and cybersecurity; health sciences; liberal arts and sciences; and career-oriented programs in automotive, culinary, hospitality, manufacturing, and other areas. Offering many innovative outreach and community education programs, the lowest college tuition on Long Island, and a highly respected Honors program, Suffolk is a first-choice college for Long Island.
Key Responsibilities include:
  • Serving as the chief academic officer of the institution, responsible for creating and implementing institutional policy that guides the entire academic enterprise, including policies related to program development and assessment, teaching and learning assessment, faculty qualifications, hiring, professional development, and retention.
  • Leading the development and implementation of data-informed strategies to improve student access, progression, completion, and elimination of equity gaps.
  • Leading the institution’s commitment to academic excellence, academic integrity, and student learning, and making recommendations to the president relating to resource allocations that will advance that commitment.
  • Leading the alignment of academic programs with community needs, particularly in the area of developing and implementing career-oriented certificate and degree programs resulting in employment.
  • Collaborating with campus deans, department chairs, faculty, and all internal stakeholders to implement academic policies consistently within the context of shared governance and equity.
  • In collaboration with college deans, academic departments, and the student affairs division, planning and implementing a class schedule across all delivery modalities and locations that meets student needs.
  • In collaboration with academic departments, faculty, and other stakeholders, developing and implementing academic curriculum pathways leading to improved student retention and seamless transfer or employment opportunities.
  • Leading college efforts to create and streamline secondary-to-postsecondary articulation and university transfer agreements.
  • Providing collegewide leadership in the advancement of curricular and instructional innovations that enhance student success and reduce performance gaps at the course, program, campus, and college levels.
  • In collaboration with all appropriate stakeholders, developing and implementing policies and procedures for recruiting, hiring, and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and other academic personnel. Providing leadership for a comprehensive professional development program for all academic personnel.
  • Providing leadership for cocurricular academic activities that support student engagement, academic excellence, and academic outreach.
  • Providing leadership in collaborating with external stakeholders, including economic and workforce development entities, program advisory committees and employers, statewide curriculum working groups, and regional and specialized accreditation agencies.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the president.
  • This job announcement was previously posted and is being extended until February 18, 2022.
An earned doctoral degree from an accredited university in a field appropriate to the college; at least ten (10) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in academic affairs, with broad experience in strategic program planning and implementation, outcomes assessment, workforce education, and integration of information technology for academic programs. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated leadership and strong interpersonal communication skills, as well as broad familiarity with the current issues facing community colleges nationally. The ability to work effectively in a collective bargaining environment and work collaboratively across departments to promote a collegial work environment.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs is an exempt position; compensation will be based on the College’s exempt salary and benefit plan.
Suffolk County Community College offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision, vacation days, deferred compensation and a defined benefit plan.
Suffolk County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, equal pay compensation-sex, national origin, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or disability in its admissions, programs and activities, or employment. This applies to all employees, students, applicants or other members of the College community (including, but not limited to, vendors and visitors). Grievance procedures are available to interested persons by contacting either of the Civil Rights Compliance Officers/Coordinators listed below. Retaliation against a person who files a complaint, serves as a witness, or assists or participates in the investigation of a complaint in any manner is strictly prohibited.
The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College's non-discrimination polices:
Civil Rights Compliance Officers
Christina Vargas
Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
(631) 451-4950
Dionne Walker-Belgrave
Affirmative Action Officer/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Ammerman Campus, NFL Bldg., Suite 230
533 College Road, Selden, New York 11784-2899
(631) 451-4051
In an emergency, contact Public Safety to make a report 24 hours a day/7 days a week by calling (631) 451-4242 or dialing 311 from any College phone.
Inquiries or complaints concerning alleged civil rights violations in the College’s education admissions, programs and activities may also be directed to:
Office for Civil Rights (OCR) – Enforcement Office
U.S. Department of Education
32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10005-2500
Telephone: (646) 428-3800
Fax: (646) 428-3843
TDD: (877) 521-2172
Email: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov
Also see: https://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm
Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination in employment practices may also be directed to:
NYS Division of Human Rights
Long Island (Suffolk)
New York State Office Building
250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 2B-49
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Telephone: (631) 952-6434
TDD: (718) 741-8300
Email: InfoLongIsland@dhr.ny.gov
Also see: https://dhr.ny.gov/how-file-complaint
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
New York District Office
33 Whitehall Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: (800) 669-4000
Fax: (212) 336-3790
TTY: (800) 669-6820
ASL Video Phone: (844) 234-5122
Also see: https://www.eeoc.gov/field/newyork/charge.cfm
Suffolk County Community College is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal opportunity and non-discrimination in employment, education, access to services, programs, and activities, including career and technical education opportunities.
A copy of the postsecondary career and technical education courses offered by the College is available and may be obtained on our website at: www.sunysuffolk.edu/explore-academics/college-catalog or by calling the Office of Admissions at 631-451-4000 to request a mailing.

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