Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Position ID: 44191
Dalton State College
Office of the President
Vice President's Office
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Provost, Vice President
Job Description: 

This position provides leadership for academic programs, academic staff and faculty. The Provost oversees the academic integrity of the College and provides leadership in long-range academic planning and budgeting; curriculum; and program development. The Provost ensures compliance with relevant accreditation agencies as well as University System of Georgia Board of Regents policies. This position reports directly to the President and is a member of the Executive Cabinet. Dalton State College is an undergraduate institution in the University System of Georgia with approximately 5,000 students, offering both baccalaureate and two-year degree programs. The College is nestled in the picturesque foothills of Northwest Georgia with easy access to the metropolitan areas of Chattanooga, Nashville, and Atlanta. A Hispanic Serving Institution, Dalton State is developing as a leader in undergraduate education with winning athletic teams and student housing as well as strong academic programs.

Required Qualifications

• An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution in a relevant course of study required.
• Qualifications appropriate for a tenured appointment in an academic department of the College required.
• Seven or more years of progressive leadership experience in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications

• Broad experience with accreditation (SACSCOCAACSBNCATECSWE, etc.)
• Good written and oral communication skills
• Experience at a public baccalaureate degree granting college with an access mission, particularly an Hispanic Serving Institution

Physical Demands

• The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light objects.
• The work is typically performed in an office.
• Some travel is required.

Essential Duties

Serves as the Chief Academic Officer for all academic areas and academic functions of the College (45%)
• Manages and oversees faculty, academic programs and academic support offices, degree/certificate programs, and library activities as well the Gilmer Campus.
• Develops and recommends academic affairs policies, plans, and procedures.
• Manages student outcome assessment, program review, and program accreditation processes.
• Supports institutional SACSCOC accreditation activities.
• Oversees and guides the development and implementation of annual goals and outcomes for academic units; evaluates progress toward goals.
• Coordinates with Schools and academic departments to manage class schedules, class enrollments and course loads of teaching faculty with fiscal responsibility.
• Encourages and supports the professional development, service and scholarly activities of the faculty.
• Collaborates with Student Affairs to integrate academic and co-curricular offerings within a cohesive educational program.
• Develops and maintains working relationships with all areas of the College.
• Provides leadership and support to the deans to meet and exceed enrollment targets, retention rates, and graduation rates and to ensure mission-driven academic objectives are achieved.

Directs student success and retention activities (25%)
• Supports enrollment management initiatives and innovations in programs and methods of delivery.
• Coordinates out-of-classroom learning, learning environments, distance learning, and support services for students.
• Coordinates student success and retention activities for a diverse student population.

Performs budget management duties (10%)
• Provides leadership and direction for the development and recommendation of a budget for the Office of Academic Affairs.
• Manages budget within defined management standards.

Communicates and coordinates activities with the Staff for the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (10%)
• Attends USG meetings.
• Responds to Board of Regents initiatives and requests for information.

Performs a variety of related duties (10%)
• Cooperates and collaborates with the Executive Cabinet to achieve institutional goals.
• Represents the College as needed within the institution and the community.
• Engages in the shared governance of the College, especially through the Faculty Senate and related committees.

• Knowledge of national, state, and local issues related to post-secondary education.
• Knowledge of University System of Georgia Board of Regents policies, procedures, practices, requirements, and reporting structures.
• Knowledge of SACSCOC accreditation policies, procedures, practices, requirements, and reporting structures.
• Knowledge of related federal policies, procedures, regulations, and laws.
• Knowledge of program curriculum review and development, program assessment, and student learning outcomes and assessment.
• Knowledge of budget development and management principles.
• Knowledge of faculty development and promotion policies and procedures.
• Skill in the delegation of responsibility and authority.
• Skill in collaborating with multiple constituents.
• Skill in the operation of computers and job-related software programs.
• Skill in decision making and problem solving.
• Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
• Skill in oral and written communication.

Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
CIP Discipline Code: 
Student Affairs (Admin code)
University Advancement & Development (Admin code)
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Required Qualifications
7 years
Special Requirements: 
An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution in a relevant course of study required. Qualifications appropriate for a tenured appointment in an academic department of the College required.
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Recruitment Data
Search Chair: 
Lori McCarty and Dr. Margaret Venable
Vacancy Status: 
Annual Salary: 

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator