NHTI – Concord’s Community College seeks a learning-centered servant leader as the Vice President for Academic and Workforce Education. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated ability to lead others by collaborating to identify, communicate, pursue, and achieve shared strategic goals. The candidate will work toward student success goals by engaging with the community and ensuring college programs are innovative, meet community and student needs, and have high educational and economic value.
NHTI was founded in 1965 as the New Hampshire Technical Institute. Its name was changed in 2008 to NHTI – Concord’s Community College to honor its past and reflect its growth into a comprehensive community college. NHTI provides accessible, high-quality education for students by creating pathways for college transfer, career advancement, and civic engagement.
NHTI is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The last accreditation visit by NECHE was September 2016. Full 10-year accreditation was granted, the 5-year interim report was submitted in 2021, and NHTI is preparing for the decennial reaccreditation. Additionally, NHTI holds specialized accreditations in 16 programs.
NHTI serves approximately 4,600 students annually, including students from over 60 countries. The college offers 45 degree programs, 55 certificate programs, and numerous workforce development, microcredential, and customized educational programs. Additionally, the college offers 9 accelerated degree and certificate programs and 22 degrees and certificates that can be completed entirely online. NHTI’s signature programs include Mechanical Engineering Technology, Mindful Communication, Orthopedic Technology, Radiation Therapy, Dental Hygiene, Sports Management, Addiction Counseling, and Paralegal, in addition to traditional programs in healthcare, business, education, information technology, liberal arts, and science. NHTI employs 64 full-time faculty, 105 staff, and approximately 375 adjunct faculty annually.
NHTI is situated in south central New Hampshire in the capital city of Concord. The campus is located on 240 acres of fields and woods with frontage on the Merrimack River. The campus includes athletic fields, a quad, a gym, a student center, a wellness center, a cafeteria-style dining hall, a bistro-style dining hall, and three residence halls with a combined capacity of 380.
NHTI athletic teams compete for New England and national championships in 15 women’s and men’s, and co-ed sports. NHTI student-athletes are consistently named All-Americans, Academic All-Americans, and YSCC League All-Stars for their outstanding athletic and academic accomplishments.
NHTI student organizations and clubs include the Student Senate, Phi Theta Kappa national honor society, LGTBQ Alliance, Christian Student Organization, The Eye literary journal, Cultural Exchange Club, several educational program-based clubs like the Student Nurses Association, and more than a dozen other groups.
NHTI – Concord’s Community College is one of seven community colleges in the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH). CCSNH is led by a Board of Trustees, the chancellor of the system, and the presidents of the seven community colleges that comprise the system. Each college is served by its own president and has its own college advisory board. CCSNH provides educational opportunities for over 20,000 learners annually, offering more than 250 associate degree programs, short-term certificate programs, and specialized training.
New Hampshire, known as the the Granite State, encompasses diverse geography stretching from the White Mountains and the Canadian border in the north to the suburbs of Boston and the Atlantic seacoast in the south. The state is primarily rural but includes small cosmopolitan cities such as Concord, Manchester, Nashua, and Portsmouth. The state is home to approximately 1.3 million residents.
New Hampshire is notable for the high quality of life it affords its citizens. The state is routinely ranked as one of the most livable states in the country, owing to its impressive natural beauty, various recreational and cultural opportunities, and other quality-of-life indicators such as good schools, low crime, and negligible traffic.
The state has a strong civic culture of independence exemplified by the official motto, “Live free or die.” The state levies no personal income tax or general sales tax. The citizenry prides itself on being broadminded and practical. For the last century, New Hampshire has held the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. Granite Staters, resolutely egalitarian, are on a first-name basis with their elected officials. The bicameral legislative body, called the General Court, consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate. The House of Representatives is the fourth-largest legislative body in the English-speaking world.
NHTI is located in New Hampshire’s capital city of Concord. The city is home to nearly 45,000 people with a total area population of about 100,000. Concord’s picturesque and walkable downtown offers numerous dining options, boutique shops, and seasonal art markets. Concord is also home to the Capitol Center for the Arts, Kimball-Jenkins Art Center, the Hat Box Theatre, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, and Red River Theatres. Additionally, the city offers a year-round farmers’ market, an annual multicultural festival, and more than 80 miles of hiking trails.
Vice President for Academic and Workforce Education
The Vice President for Academic and Workforce Education is the chief academic and workforce development officer for NHTI, reporting to the president and serving on the President’s Cabinet with the Vice President of Student Success, Business Operations Officer, Human Resources Officer, and Executive Assistant to the Office of the President.
The Vice President cultivates a culture of excellence as befits NHTI’s long, proud history as a leading educational institution in New Hampshire. The Vice President collaborates with faculty and staff to respond to the educational needs of NHTI’s community catchment area and New Hampshire more broadly. The Vice President assists with the identification of areas for program development, expansion, and retrenchment. Working with administrators, faculty, and staff, the Vice President ensures program integrity, program excellence, and continuous improvement. The Vice President incorporates evidence-based best practices into program development and delivery and ensures NHTI retains regional accreditation and the relevant accreditation of academic and workforce programs.
The Vice President collaborates with the CCSNH system office and other colleges to strategically align NHTI programs with New Hampshire’s post-secondary needs and opportunities by cultivating partnerships. For the purpose of continuous improvement, the Vice President asks questions, challenges assumptions, leverages data and pedagogical research, listens authentically, and supports staff and faculty.
Integrating academic and workforce education programs, the Vice President nurtures a culture of shared problem-solving and works to ensure all faculty and staff in Academic and Workforce Education realize their shared ownership of student success, defined broadly to include professional and personal achievement and wellbeing.
A master’s degree from an accredited institution and 8 years of experience in teaching, program/curricula development, and/or academic administration preferably within higher education.
- Desired Qualifications: An earned doctoral degree; experience with institutional and program accreditation, including Allied Health programs; and managerial experience in a college system setting and collective bargaining environment.
- Ability to establish authentic, caring, respectful servant-leadership.
- Ability to be a transformational leader through values and actions that create the context in which students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the college can excel.
- Ability to effectively serve and lead people of diverse backgrounds, talents, experiences, needs, and personalities and the ability to closely collaborate with others to achieve shared goals.
- Demonstrated experience as an active listener and effective communicator orally, in writing, and nonverbally.
- Strong organizational and management skills, considerable knowledge of instructional materials and their resources, knowledge of report writing and grant proposals, knowledge of program administration and evaluation, knowledge of state and federal laws relating to the programs within assigned area, and knowledge of the principles of supervision, administration, systems management, and community organization as applicable to specialized program area.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit an application, cover letter, resume, and five professional references, including current and past supervisors. Applications will be kept confidential until on-campus interviews, and references will not be checked unless an applicant becomes a finalist in the selection process, at which point NHTI will give the applicant prior notice.
The first review of candidates will begin on Nov.10, 2023, and first-round interviews will commence thereafter.
CCSNH shall provide equal opportunity to employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or lawful political activity. Services provided by NHTI are compliant with Title II of the American With Disabilities Act. Individuals who need auxiliary aids for effective communication in services are invited to make their needs and preferences known to us. Contact HR at 603-230-4002 for special assistance with all employment related topics. TDD Access: Relay NH 800-735-2964.