The college is searching for a Chief Academic Officer who will join the college's team of faculty, staff, administrators, students and community leaders in taking Sinclair to the next levels of diversity, growth and community alignment.
Interested and qualified professionals are invited to apply for this senior level administrative position at one of America's largest and notable community colleges.
Reporting to the college President and serving on the President's Cabinet, the Provost and Senior Vice President serves as the Chief Academic Officer. The Provost provides strategic leadership to all academic areas of the college to ensure that teaching and learning reflect the mission and values of the institution. The Provost serves as an advocate for all academic programs, providing leadership to faculty and academic administrators to ensure consistent quality standards in curriculum and programs that meet the needs of students. The Provost oversees the academic integrity of the college and provides leadership in long-range planning, budgeting, curriculum, program development, and faculty support. The Provost ensures compliance with various accrediting bodies as well as with state and federal regulations.
The position is complex and has a broad range of duties; below is a sample of key responsibilities of the Provost and Senior Vice President:
Fosters a culture that embraces diversity, promotes educational equity and is focused on students
Provides visionary leadership for the academic operations of the college
Ensures academic excellence while leading people and managing the effective allocation of resources
Recruits, develops, and retains outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and fosters mutual respect and understanding
Serves as an important member of the President's cabinet and the college's senior leadership team
Founded in 1887, Sinclair College is the oldest community college in America. Its namesake, David A. Sinclair, challenged the college and the community to "Find the need and endeavor to meet it." Over 133 years, the college has grown to be part of the fabric of the Dayton, Ohio region and serves nearly 30,000 college credit students annually, offering nearly 300 degree and certificate programs.
In 2018, the college adopted three overarching strategic priorities:
ALIGNMENT: Southwestern Ohio citizens, communities, and businesses will be served with educational programs and services that are aligned to the economy and the social needs of this region.
GROWTH: The number of college students will grow, as will the rate of success. More businesses and community organizations will receive more training and development services. Efficiency and effectiveness will grow.
EQUITY: The student body, faculty, and staff will reflect the holistic diversity of the region, and success achievement gaps between groups will be eliminated.
The focus of these priorities allows the college to grow, thrive and meet the broader needs of students and the community it serves. Sinclair has for years offered the lowest tuition of any community college in Ohio. In FY2019, Sinclair awarded more than 8,000 degrees and certificates. With a team of more than 3,000 full- and part-time faculty and staff, Sinclair operates in five locations throughout the Dayton region with a $150 million annual budget.
A snapshot of Sinclair College's recent successes includes:
The Dayton Region is a racially, culturally and economically diverse community with a wonderful mix of innovation and resourcefulness. Its rich history has led to some of the world's greatest inventions.
The Dayton community enjoys a quality of life that blends big-city amenities with a small-town feel. From the community's vast outdoor recreation opportunities to its wide variety of housing choices, to abundant amenities usually found in much larger cities, the Dayton Region's diverse residents have created a place where people can build a life filled with purpose, opportunity and joy.
The Dayton Region has hundreds of affordable communities, ranging from vibrant downtown spaces to quiet country retreats, and everything in between. With the entire 12-county region accessible within an hour's drive and the average commute time about 20 minutes, residents can pick among urban, suburban and rural communities without sacrificing their free time to their commute.
The average housing price is $124,000 for Montgomery County, and the cost of living is 11 points below the U.S. average. The region is home to some of the best school districts in the state, with partnerships such as the Dayton Regional STEM School and the Dayton Early College Academy.
Dayton's thriving arts community offers theater, "Broadway" shows, museums, opera, ballet and the world-renowned Dayton Contemporary Dance Company.
The second-oldest regional ballet company in the United States, Dayton Ballet, is known internationally as "The Company of Premieres." One of the top three dance companies in the nation that produces and presents new work, it is the only dance company to establish a fund designated specifically to create new full-length, 21st century ballets.
Muse Machine has been acclaimed nationally — by educators, students, families, the President of the United States and the National Endowment for the Arts — for enriching the creative and academic lives of more than 70,000 young people in Western Ohio each year.
The region's vast network of bike trails and river ways has hundreds of parks spanning tens of thousands of acres. With 300 miles of hiking trails, 400 miles of state and nationally designated water trails, and the nation's largest paved trail network — more than 340 miles of connected, off-road bikeways — downtown workers and residents can be whitewater paddling in 5 minutes, rowing in 10 minutes, mountain biking in 15 minutes, and backpacking a 22-mile
While no one candidate will embody every desired quality, the successful candidate will bring many of the following professional qualifications and personal attributes:
Leadership and Collaboration:
Accreditation and Compliance
To assure priority consideration, applications and nominations will be accepted until February 29, 2020, at noon EST. The search remains open until filled.
All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be held in confidence to the degree allowable under the law.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must submit a complete application consisting of the following:
All application materials must be submitted electronically in a PDF format to: email@example.com
A screening committee, representing the constituencies of the college, will review applications and select a limited number of candidates for an initial interview. The screening process is expected to begin in early March, with initial interviews to be held in mid-March. Candidates selected for further consideration will be invited to interview with the President and participate in open campus forums in late March to early April.
The successful candidate will be expected to be available for service within a mutually agreeable time after acceptance of an offer of employment; provide official transcripts of all higher education course work and verification of experience (if necessary); and complete a comprehensive background check prior to the first day of work. July 1, 2020 is the desired start date (open to some negotiation).
Sinclair Community College is strongly committed to a policy of equal opportunity in its employment practices, educational programs and activities, and the many services it offers to the community. The College does not discriminate against applicants, employees, or students on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, or disability.
For confidential inquiries or nominations, contact: