Title:Associate Vice Chancellor
Functional Title:Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs, Academic & Enrollment Services and Articulation
Category Status:33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category:Staff
University Authorized FTE:1.0
Unit:USMO-All University System of Maryland Office Units
The University System of Maryland Office (USMO), led by Chancellor Jay A. Perman, is the staff to the Board of Regents. Staff members advocate on behalf of the 12 USM institutions, facilitate collaboration and efficiencies among the institutions, and provide information about the system to the public. With leadership from the USM Board of Regents and Chancellor Perman, the USMO coordinates academic programs, assists with long-range planning and resource management, facilitates private fund raising, and provides financial stewardship.
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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
This position is located in Adelphi, MD, with the option to telework part of the week. The Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs, Academic & Enrollment Services and Articulation provides written briefs, recommendations, and other support to the Senior Vice Chancellor and Chancellor on critical and strategic issues including, but not limited to, academic programs across the USM, transfer, articulation, enrollment management, and financial aid. Ensures that the interests of the USM are clearly articulated and addressed through participation in internal, state, and national external groups including, but not limited to: the Maryland Association of Community Colleges @WestEd Regional Initiative to Build State Capacity Toward College and Career Readiness and Success, the Maryland Inter-Segmental Chief Academic Officers Committee, Maryland State Department of Education Project Lead the Way, and MHEC Student Transfer Advisory Council.
Oversees academic program planning, review, and accreditation:
- Responsible for the initial review of new academic program proposals and the periodic review of academic programs, mission statements, and campus accreditation.
- Responds to questions and requests for information during the academic proposal development and review processes.
- Reviews institutional requests to implement curricular changes within existing academic programs, make recommendations for program actions by the Chancellor, and changes the status of an academic department or college/school as required by the Board of Regents (BOR).
- Ensures the compliance of USM institutions with offered programs in other states.
Coordinates reviews of USM academic policies and procedures and state laws:
- Facilities review of new and existing policies in the areas of undergraduate and graduate admissions (i.e., first-time, early/middle college-dual enrollment, and transfer students), articulation, financial aid, combined degree programs, and academic and enrollment services for USM institutions and Regional Higher Education Centers.
- Works with the OAG to review and respond to new and revised federal and state laws for domestic and international students’ statuses; university-based policies, procedures; guidance for faculty and staff; and COVID-era policies and procedures for study-aboard programs and travel.
- Responds to special project initiatives requested by MHEC, the BOR, the institutions, and other constituencies, and prepares oral and written reports and testimony for the Board of Regents and the Maryland General Assembly.
- Obtains federal authorization for eligible students to use VA and other federal and state designated benefits.
Leads USM articulation & enrollment initiatives:
- Manages the state-wide articulation system (ARTSYS).
- Convenes appropriate groups of campus officials and faculty to increase enrollment, including transfer and early/middle college-dual enrollments, and to facilitate the implementation of relevant, student-centered pathways within USM.
- Facilitates the establishment, implementation, and evaluation of USM enrollment management strategies and academic programs.
Education: Master’s degree
Experience: 7 years’ experience in higher education administration, policy implementation, and complex policy analysis. Experience should include some supervision of middle-management level staff.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of issues, challenges, and emerging trends in higher education. Ability to manage complex issues involving diverse constituents and stakeholders; ability to cope with continuous change and pressures in a dynamic, highly demanding environment; ability to network and interact, as well as support effective partnerships with key stakeholder groups and individuals; and a deep understanding, appreciation, and sensitivity to the diverse cultures and nuances that exist in a variety of higher education institutions.
Preferred Education: Doctoral degree
Preferred Experience: Experience in a multi-campus or system organization.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Familiarity with Maryland regulations governing higher education.
Resumes will be reviewed until the position is filled. Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF
or Microsoft word document to the following email address: email@example.com
Open Until FilledYes
Best Consideration Date08/26/2022
The University System of Maryland is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform the job, in accordance with applicable law. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, applicants should be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing their identities, their U.S. citizenship or alien status, and their authorization to work in the United States.