MEP Site Director California
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Provide comprehensive leadership and management of Vincennes University’s academic program located at the Naval Medical Center San Diego Site Location.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversee counseling, advising, and preparation of an approximate annual head count of 850 students.
Ascertain appropriate modes of instruction: on-site classes, distance learning courses or college level testing, in accordance with student needs and availability of faculty.
Resolve student academic issues within University policies and procedures.
Counsel students (via phone, mail, e-mail or in-person) about educational options and their academic status with Vincennes University.
Supervise an adjunct faculty pool of approximately 7 individuals and provide leadership and support for two part-time staff.
Identify and recruit qualified adjunct faculty and submit required documentation necessary for hiring.
Familiarize new faculty/staff on University procedures and standards.
Supervise faculty compliance with academic schedules and contact-hour requirements.
Ensure regular faculty/staff evaluations are performed per University policy.
Ensure faculty is supplied with appropriate course plans, textbooks, and other instructional resources.
Schedule periodic faculty/staff development workshops.
Academic Planning and Support
Prepare annual course schedule consistent with student needs, faculty availability, and economic necessity.
Ensure timely availability of textbooks and other instructional supplies essential to scheduled courses.
Resolve classroom and equipment availability and other administrative details with base personnel.
Ensure timely completion student registrations, evaluation packages, grade reports, student account collections, class roster reconciliation, as well as checklists and reports for the monitoring of these activities.
Ensure timely and accurate certification of tuition assistance, veterans' educational benefits, and/or financial aid, including the submission of any supporting documentation to the proper authority.
Prohibit current term registration of any student with prior term Account Receivable balance until full payment is received.
Maintain student academic files and records in accordance with the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Manage student accounts receivable to include student payments, tuition assistance, payment plans, VA benefits and financial aid payments.
Submit reports and administrative correspondence in accordance with University deadlines.
Coordinate with various Military Educational/College Offices, applicable state approving agencies, and Veteran's Administration offices as necessary.
Continually improve program effectiveness and Vincennes University’s service to students and the military.
Travel as necessary to effectively recruit and retain students and/or represent the University at education fairs, other MEP site locations, and military installations as well as law enforcement agencies.
Responsible for the selection, training, and supervision of all site employees and adjunct faculty.
Accountable for timely and accurate processing all University paperwork affecting site personnel.
Timely submission of payroll notification for all eligible site personnel within defined deadlines to main campus office.
Safeguard University assets, to include physical property, inventory (textbooks, equipment, etc.), academic support materials and University funds.
Collect and deposit tuition and fees in a timely manor and reconcile returned checks.
Monitor and control site's fiscal year budget of approximately $550,000.00 under the supervision of the Western Regional Director and Director of Military Education.
Process budgeted expenses according to established University policies and procedures.
Supervise invoicing and collection of all tuition and fees in accordance with University policies and procedures.
Prevent uncollectible debt by ensuring all collections are within current term.
Responsible for all aspects of marketing and public relations functions at the site.
Responsible for ensuring that projected growth is in line with the goal set by the MEP Director.
Other duties as assigned by the Western Regional Director.
Provide leadership and guidance for the successful operation of the Vincennes University Military Education Program at Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA.
Follow applicable University academic, advising, and administrative policies.
University Manual, Business Office Policy, Dean, College of Extended Studies, and Director of the Military Education Program.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Prior experience in academic advising at the community college level or higher.
Experience in directing and motivating staff in a busy office environment.
Ability to maintain orderly work environment; overall excellent organizational skills.
Experience with the structure and function of academic advising.
Quick learners, ability to mentally organize, create solutions “on the spot” as well as long-term.
Experience working with diverse clientele of military personnel and civilian students.
Proficient in Windows 7 (or higher) environment, Internet applications, Microsoft Office Suite, and student information systems (Banner, PeopleSoft).
Professional well modulated voice, neat & clean in appearance.
College level – appropriate to managing a military academic site.
Skills appropriate to dealing with student academic needs and advising
Friendly, outgoing, respectful attitude
Ability to be punctual, good work attendance, meet deadlines.
Excellent oral & written communication skills.
Normal physical demands for successful work in a fast-paced office environment.
Consult with the Western Regional Director and/or the MEP Director to implement improvements in the day-to-day operation and academic standards of the MEP Naval Medical Center San Diego, CA site location.
VU is committed to diversity in the college community.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to Vincennes University, Human Resources, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for application is November 30, 2015. Interviews may be held concurrently with the advertising period.
Dean of Early College Programs
Vincennes University, a state supported, comprehensive college of more than 18,000 students is seeking qualified individuals to apply for Dean of VU Early College Programs in Indiana. This is a 12 month professional position with benefits.
Vincennes University is an Indiana public institution of higher education with campuses in the southwestern Indiana communities of Vincennes, Jasper, Fort Branch and additional sites such as Indianapolis. In addition to associate degree and certificate programs, VU also offers six bachelor’s degree programs, with accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. VU offers challenging work opportunities, a full range of employee benefits including a comprehensive health plan, paid leave, and a retirement plan. Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana’s first college and is the only college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become President of the United States. More information is available at www.vinu.edu.
VU is committed to supporting students in associate degree and selected bachelor degree programs. The University encourages and supports the professional development of faculty and staff to ensure excellent learning experiences for students.
The Dean of Early College Programs provides university curricular leadership as the academic officer for VU’s Early College sites across the state; this position oversees the development and launch of new Early College partnerships along with the day-to-day operations of EC. The Dean represents VU’s Early College to the wider university, the state, and community partners in which VU has an EC partnership.
Duties include but are not limited to:
• providing leadership and input in the recruitment and retention of students through EC
• working with K-12 administrators and teachers throughout the State to develop and implement Early College partnerships
• hiring and credentialing of faculty
• supervising assistant deans, professional staff and staff positions, including staff evaluation and merit pay determination, • assisting the assistant deans throughout the state with oversight of instructional delivery, including acquisition of educational materials
• providing assistance to department chairs, faculty, and assistant deans in the development of semester course offerings, schedules, teaching assignments
• serving as an advocate for VU programs with Career-Tech pathways as well as academic transfer pathways
• overseeing assessment for EC courses and programs in conjunction with VU college faculty
• managing the EC budget and operation consistent with University policy and procedures
• supporting academic advising, with attention to certificate and degree completion
• working with Assistant Vice President for Curriculum to ensure the consistency and integrity of VU courses offered at all sites
• maintaining a presence in the various communities where VU offers EC programs
• participating in professional development opportunities.
The Dean of Early College reports to the Provost of the University and works with Vice Presidents of the University, Vincennes Campus Deans, Dean of the Jasper Campus and Deans of Early College to maintain course consistency and support all areas of the University as they relate to the operation and delivery of EC programs.
A minimum of a Master's Degree in a discipline taught at the college level is required, doctorate and/or second related Master’s degree preferred. The successful applicant must have college teaching and advising experience. Experience with administration, including team or project supervision, is required. Interpersonal and communication skills will be required to work effectively with the University’s diverse student population and the various EC partners. The successful applicant must show evidence of a commitment to issues concerning student success. Experience in development and oversight of dual credit partnerships is highly desirable.
The successful applicant must possess a leadership philosophy that emphasizes an environment of collegiality incorporating open communication, team management, and student service. The dean will be expected to demonstrate strong decision making skills and function independently with limited supervision.
SALARY Commensurate with qualifications STARTING DATE March/April, 2016
Completed applications must contain a letter of application, resume/curriculum vitae, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. The position will remain open until filled, but to be guaranteed full consideration, candidates should apply by December 30, 2015. Applications should be mailed to:
Vincennes University Human Resources 1002 North First Street Vincennes, IN 47591 Or email to email@example.com.
This position requires a satisfactory criminal history background check.
Vincennes University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.