Vice President, Learning

Vice President, Learning


College of The Albemarle
1208 North Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Phone: 252-335-0821

Job Location

COA - Elizabeth City


$7,763.58 - $9,704.50 Monthly


Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Closes: Friday, May 24, 2024

Target Start Date

Monday, July 1, 2024

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

College President

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications


  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Five years of higher education administration experience including progressively responsible supervisory experience.
  • Commitment to learning centered and student centered principles.
  • Experience preparing and managing operational budgets.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Excellent communication and personal relations skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree in higher education or an academic subject.
  • College teaching experience.
  • Experience in the NCCCS.

Position Description

***Open until filled***

FLSA: Executive/Administrative/Managerial - Exempt

The Vice President of Learning (VPL) leads the planning, development and implementation of curriculum instructional programs and continuing education offerings focused on student learning and in support of the College's vision, mission and values. The VPL is responsible for developing and implementing curriculum instructional plans, goals and priorities that respond to the educational needs and expectations of students.
The VPL serves as the Chief Academic Officer for the College and provides academic, administrative and fiscal leadership for all academic programming units. (S)he oversees the implementation of innovative, quality programs and initiatives in accordance with the College's strategic plan and policies. The VPL works closely with the Vice President for Student Success and Enrollment Management (SSEM), Campus Dean and Campus Administrators to promote collaboration and a student centered environment. The VPL also works closely with the Chief Financial Officer to ensure fiscal accountability. The position reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the President's Leadership Team.

The VPL provides supervision to the Academic Deans; Director, Learning Commons; and Coordinator, Curriculum Data/ Administrative Assistant, VPL.  



 Examples of Duties:General:

  • Provide direction and leadership for all instructional programs.
  • Ensure the development and evaluation of the unit action plans for the administrative unit and the resulting assessment action reports.
  • Ensure the development and the five-year review of the purpose statements for each of the offices within the administrative unit.
  • Provide leadership in the development and administration of annual budget for assigned areas and lead forecasting efforts for long-range resources needs.
  • Develop appropriate rules and procedures for the operation, maintenance and management of the office; provide necessary reports of the office's activities.
  • Supervise and evaluate all personnel reporting to the office.
  • Ensure that all personnel evaluations within the administrative unit are completed annually in a timely manner.
  • Represent the College with businesses, schools, local government and other partnerships in the community.
  • Advise and consult with the VP, SSEM on articulation, enrollment, personnel issues and technology.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the President.


  • Interpret and analyze pertinent educational laws, legislation, policies, regulations, and procedures to ensure compliance and accurate reporting.
  • Recommend any changes to academic policies and procedures to the President's Leadership Team and the Board of Trustees Policy and Planning Committee.
  • Ensure that all curriculum programs have stated student-learning outcomes.
  • Ensure that all curriculum teaching faculty are SACS credentialed.
  • Implement and follow the program review process in accordance with the annual COA Planning Process.
  • Ensure a timely completion of all annual student instructor evaluations.
  • Ensure that due process is followed for any student academic complaints.
  • Ensure the completion of all surveys in the administrative unit as stated in the COA Evaluation Process.
  • Develop and revise curriculum programs to reflect the changing needs and priorities of the local workforce.
  • Ensure that content relating to the academic area of the college catalog, class schedules, program brochures and other related publications is accurate.
  • Ensure that the Library provides up-to-date resources and reference materials for all College programs.
  • Coordinate funds from the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education grant.
  • Provide innovative leadership and supervision for all academic programs.
  • Oversee academic offerings and scheduling consistent with state and local needs/policies to certify that courses/programs are consistent with a student-centered and learning-centered environment and meet accreditation requirements stipulated by SACS.
  • Ensure accreditation standards are met for all programs.
  • Provide for appropriate interaction and cooperation with all area Boards of Education to plan and implement the College Promise Program, which includes three pathways: College Transfer, Career and Technical and Innovative High Schools.
  • Establish new articulation agreements with colleges and universities to support pathways and increase options for students; update existing articulation agreements routinely for currency and accountability.
  • Collaborate with the VP, Deans and other administrators to ensure effective service for students, employees and the community.
  • Work with the NCCCS by serving on committees as appointed and serves as liaison between the College and the System Office on matters involving Academic Affairs.
  • Seek partnerships with businesses, K-12, universities/colleges and community-based organizations to enhance the mission and services of the College.
  • Promote and represents the College locally, statewide and nationally through involvement in professional associations, conferences, etc.
  • Work with SSEM to implement an enrollment management plan to include all phases from admissions, recruitment and orientation to advising and enrollment.
  • Serve as a strong student advocate and safeguards the implementation of policies and procedures regarding grade grievances, student conduct code, etc.
  • Work with SSEM to develop and implement a student retention plan.
  • Seek grant opportunities to supplement learning and student success initiatives.
  • Provide information, data and reports to the Board of Trustees as requested by the President and attend appropriate committee meetings of the Board.
  • Coordinate professional development.

Job Post Contact

JaQuay Sutton

Human Resources Generalist

252-335-0821 ext. 2388