Hill College, Vice President of Instruction

Department:  Instruction              
Reports To:  Vice President of Instruction
Campus:  District               
Job Summary:  Provides academic and fiscal leadership for the assigned group of academic disciplines, to include; planning, evaluating, & development functions.
Minimum Required Education:
Master’s degree; or a combination of experience and education that yields the required knowledge, skills, and abilities                
Minimum Required Experience:
  • Five years teaching experience
  • Five years working as a division director, departmental chairperson, or equivalent
Required Abilities:
  • Ability to be detail-oriented.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.  
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to build relationships with leaders in the communities served by Hill College.
  • Ability to lead and manage change.  
  • Ability to make or influence decisions.
  • Ability to mediate and resolve conflict.  
  • Ability to embrace and manage diversity.
  • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and multi-task with minimal supervision.  
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to develop and execute plans.
  • Ability to contribute and present innovative ideas for new curricula and program development.
  • Ability to generate auxiliary revenue and/or write federal grants.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and other standard computing equipment. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all information.
  • Ability to articulate and support the values and Code of Conduct of Hill College.  
  • Ability to interpret and abide by the policies and procedures of Hill College
Required Skills:
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated organization skills.  
  • Demonstrated supervisory, management, and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in occupational analysis or labor market forecasting.
Required Knowledge:
  • Working knowledge of financial data and budgets.
  • Working knowledge of strategic and tactical planning and implementation
  • Working knowledge of both THECB and SACS guidelines relating to faculty credentials, curriculum services, and evaluation of services.
  • Working knowledge of educational foundations.
  • Working knowledge of a core discipline sufficient to exercise broad intellectual leadership.
  • Working knowledge of the Hill College vision and mission.             
Essential Job Functions:
  • Plans, develops, implements, maintains, and evaluates the Pathway’s instructional programs and processes.
  • Provides leadership for the evaluation and review of existing curriculum and the development and adoption of new programs and courses within the Pathway.
  • Assists in the supervision and preparation of college catalogs, and other publications relating to programs Hill College offers.
  • Plans, evaluates, and supervises faculty loads in the assigned Pathway.  
  • Provides innovative and practical suggestions to faculty regarding instructional design, development, and delivery.
  • Directs the orientation of new faculty.
  • Recommends selection of and dismissal of faculty as well as other members of instructional staff to the Vice President of Instruction.   
  • Provides overall leadership, direction, fiscal insight, and mentoring for support staff.
  • Administers a program of supervision, including appropriate standards and controls, for teaching services.
  • Conducts and maintains a comprehensive system of instructional evaluations.
  • Responds to student complaints per Hill College Board Policy.
  • Formulates and recommends annual budget requests. Responsible for operating within the approved budget. Assists in the preparation of departmental budgets.
  • Formulates and recommends policies on matters relating to the development, operation and expansion of instructional services of Hill College and of related staff functions.
  • Assess, researches, and documents service area needs based on input/data from professional organizations, business and industry professionals, advisory committees, labor statistics, and Local Workforce Development boards to identify demand credit and non-credit programs.
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with relevant state agencies (i.e., THECB, TWC), program advisory committees, business/industry partners, local governmental agencies (i.e., ISDs and other educational agencies) in the service area in order to identify needs and opportunities pertaining to the Hill College mission.
  • Provides leadership and advocacy in the planning, implementation, and delivery of instructional design to ensure that the appropriate level of academic/workplace skills will be achieved upon completion of the program.
  • Formulates, monitors, and recommends policies and procedures relating to the development, operation, and expansion of new and existing instructional programs and services of Hill College.
Other Information:
  • Travel within the district area as needed.
  • Security sensitive position.           
Physical Requirements:
  • Sedentary/Light work; exerting up to 10 - 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.