Kodiak College is seek a diverse pool of well qualified applicants for the position of Campus Director. Kodiak College is a community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). The Campus Director is a Senior Administrator position reporting to the UAA Chancellor with operational oversight provided by UAA Academic Affairs.
Kodiak College (KoC) is a community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage and is situated on a beautifully wooded 44-acre campus two miles northeast of the city of Kodiak. The campus is located in an area of spectacular unspoiled beauty and wilderness with jagged mountain peaks, fjord-like bays and inviting valleys.
The college began offering classes in 1968 and is located on Kodiak Island (the second largest island in the U.S.), 250 air miles from Anchorage, Alaska. The town of Kodiak is one of eight communities on Kodiak Island comprising a borough of 14,250 residents. Kodiak can be accessed by either plane or ship, with regularly scheduled service by commercial airlines and the Alaska Marine Highway System.
KoC is fully accredited as a unit of the University of Alaska Anchorage by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and credits earned are University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) credits. The College offers UAA bachelor’s degrees in elementary education and early childhood education and an undergraduate certificate in early childhood education that can be earned on-site. A UAA bachelor’s degree in nursing will begin in fall semester 2018. Associate degrees programs include an associate of arts, general program, and associate of applied science degrees in general business, accounting, and technology with a welding emphasis. A one-year undergraduate certificate in welding is also offered. Occupational Endorsement Certificates are available in the Alutiiq language, office foundations, office support, office medical office coding. The certified nursing assistant course leading to an industry certification is also offered each spring semester. KoC also has a growing Maritime Workforce Development department that offers non-degree training and workshops in maritime-related skills (e.g. vessel systems, DC electrical, outboard repair and maintenance). The college also offers Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language courses, and a wide variety of community education courses for personal growth enrichment.
KoC serves a student body of about 800 students taking 3,200 credits hours each semester. The college, like many other campuses within the University of Alaska System, has experienced a decline in enrollment over the past two years.
In addition to traditional on-campus courses, there are a variety of alternative course formats including web-based, self-paced and synchronous internet courses. Academic, vocational, recreational and personal enrichment courses provide a wide array of choices for KoC students. The campus also provides outreach services to the largest
U.S. Coast Guard base in the world, Alaska Native organizations, Kodiak Senior Center, local schools and the seven rural villages on Kodiak.
Campus classrooms and laboratories are equipped with video conferencing capabilities, a library linked with UAA and national databases, as well as more than 25,000 resources on site. The Learning Center and Adult Basic Education lab are staffed by professional tutors and have quiet computer- equipped study spaces. Recent campus renovations and integration of modern technology facilitate successful implementation of programs as well as create an inviting gathering space for students in the Campus Center.
Coordination with other agencies enhances programs of instruction. Specialized courses and workshops are provided in cooperation with the Kodiak Island Borough School District, Kodiak Area Native Association, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, Women's Resource and Crisis Center, Chamber of Commerce and others.
The college has 12 full-time faculty, 20 professional staff, two student workers and about 28 adjuncts each semester. More than 100 classes are offered at varying times during the day and evenings during Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.
The College Director is the senior administrative officer and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the college in coordination with the University of Alaska Anchorage and across the University of Alaska.
• Knowledge of and commitment to the community college mission and student success through the scholarship of teaching and learning, professional development training/retraining.
• Exemplary ability to be accessible, interact and work effectively with faculty and staff, students, advisory committees, and administration in a collegial and multicultural environment.
• Collaborative, participatory, and consensus-based leadership and decision-making style. Skilled leader with a successful track record, strong communication skills, vision and integrity.
• Strong commitment to shared governance, faculty development, cross-cultural communication and cultural diversity.
• Ability to maintain and increase college personnel, fiscal resources and assets.
• Ability to align organizational mission, structures and resources with the college strategic plan.
• Awareness of the technology used in education and administration; knowledge of distance delivery technology.
• Experience with or knowledge of post-secondary accreditation and assessment processes.
• Commitment to excellence in student performance, teaching and public service.
• Ability to organize for productivity and responsibility with the enthusiasm and vision to lead the college into the future. Willingness to self- assess performance regularly using feedback, reflection, goal setting and evaluation.
• Ability to represent the campus in the local community, in the broader educational community, at various levels of government and as a model of higher education. Ability to build partnerships with other campuses and the university community to further the mission of Kodiak College.
• Demonstrated effective interaction with organizations and agencies at the community, state and national levels, including collaboration and partnerships with K-12, advisory boards, business/industries, government, public and private agencies.
Administrative leadership experience, including program planning, budget management, development and management of personnel. Experience in higher education/post-secondary setting is strongly preferred.
Significant experience advocating for employees and organizations. Significant documented success in acquisition of external funding.
Typical Education or Training:
A master's degree from a regionally accredited institution is required. Doctorate (or equivalent terminal degree) is preferred and may be accepted in lieu of a master's degree. Successful applicants must provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as a condition of employment.