Chief Acad & Stud Affairs Officer - FT, 12-mos Non-unit Prof - Greenfield Community College in Greenfield Massachusetts

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Greenfield Community College

Greenfield, Massachusetts

United States
(NUP 15-22)

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Job Description:

Reporting directly to the President, the Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer provides leadership and direction to the academic departments, all academic and student support services and the workforce development and community education programs. The position oversees the following deans: Humanities; Business, Information Technology, Professional Studies, and Social Sciences; Engineering, Math, Nursing and Science; Workforce Development & Community Education; and Enrollment Services, as well as the Director of the Library.


  • Serve as a member of the President's Staff and College Council (Shared Governance), advocating for the needs and interests of students, faculty and student affairs staff; reporting data and trends regarding the student population, and contributing ideas for the advancement of the College.
  • Serve as a member of the President's leadership team and represent the president and college at various activities in the community including committees of the Board of Trustees.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with business, government agencies, high schools, other community colleges, and universities to facilitate the planning and delivery of education and student services.
  • Provide leadership and guidance for student affairs and the College in the development, operation and coordination of areas within student affairs and in the ongoing process of strategic planning to ensure institutional effectiveness.
  • Oversee all credit-bearing, workforce development, and community education programs and courses, including the selection and evaluation of faculty, as well as make recommendations regarding staffing levels of the academic branch of the College.
  • Oversee the planning, development, and implementation of academic and co-curricular programs in order to provide a rich and supportive student learning environment.
  • Work with deans, faculty and staff to develop, implement and refine an assessment model for all academic programs and student services.
  • Participate in developing and implementing the College's strategic plan, particularly in areas related to recruitment, enrollment, retention, student access, program evaluation, allocation of financial resources, curricular change, staff development, and multiculturalism and diversity.
  • Interpret and implement state and local policies relating to academic and student affairs; including service as the senior student affairs officer for hearing student conduct case appeals.
  • Oversee the employment and evaluation of all academic and student affairs staff in accordance with collective bargaining agreements and/or personnel policy handbooks.
  • Work with appropriate staff in the development of alternate funding sources to enrich all academic and student affairs programs.
  • Plan, develop, and implement the academic affairs and student affairs annual and long-range budgets.
  • Perform other duties as assigned at the direction of the President.



  • Earned doctorate.
  • Demonstrated leadership that inspires trust, supports transparency, and fosters collegiality and collaboration across campus and in the community.
  • Achievement in higher education as an academic administrator.
  • Full or part-time teaching experience in higher education. 
  • Commitment to the comprehensive community college mission of open access.
  • Knowledge of emergent trends in higher education that affect community colleges.
  • Demonstrated leadership in the integration of instruction and services to students as a way to create and maintain a supportive student centered learning environment.
  • Record of successful experience in creating and leading inclusive and diverse organizations.


  • Demonstrated leadership in both academic affairs and student administration
  • Record of success fostering productive internal and external relationships with various stakeholders and constituents in a small college environment.
  • Experience with emerging pedagogy, including distance learning.
  • Experience working in a shared governance and collective bargaining environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess internal and external initiatives in context of college mission, culture and competing demands.

Greenfield Community College (GCC) is located in the beautiful and historic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. A public community college of approximately 5,000 credit and non-credit students, it is the smallest of the 15 community colleges in the Massachusetts higher education system. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

The College has a comprehensive mission to prepare students for transfer to 4-year colleges, to prepare students for those jobs requiring an Associate's degree or certificate, and to provide workforce development through our Division of Workforce Development and Community Education. The college offers an Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Liberal Arts with 20 options plus Business Administration Transfer, 13 Associate of Science degrees, and 21 certificate programs, some requiring at least a year to complete.

By working closely with bachelor degree granting colleges of the Massachusetts public higher education system, including the University of Massachusetts, and with private colleges and universities, the College is able to offer diverse transfer opportunities to our students. 

The career programs offered by the College prepare our students to enter the work force or update their skills, while credit-free workshops and seminars are offered for personal and professional development. Day, evening and weekend classes are offered so that students who need a flexible academic schedule can be served. Additional information about the College can be found at

Keyword Phrases

  • Academic & Student Affairs
  • Beautiful & Historic Western Massachusetts
  • Intentional and ongoing reflection of diversity
  • Works closely with business and community partners
  • Academic Vice Presidents & Provosts
  • Student Based Deans
  • Faculty Development /Affairs Executives
  • Student Affairs and Services Executives
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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