About Fashion Institute of Technology:
The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an internationally renowned college of art and design, business and technology of the State University of New York, invites applications for the position of Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.
FIT is located in the heart of Manhattan in New York City- the world capital of art, fashion and business, and is part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Led by President Joyce F. Brown, the College is implementing its strategic plan, The FIT Challenge: 2020 - FIT at 75, Bringing the Future into Focus. The college offers Associate, Bachelor's and Master's degrees in over forty programs related to fashion, business and the creative arts. FIT faculty inter-weave creativity and commerce to provide a curriculum rich in real-world experience. There are currently 9,300 students enrolled; about ten percent are international. Currently, about 450 FIT students participate in year-long, semester, or short term international courses in Europe, Asia and South America. FIT sponsors two of its own residential programs in Florence and Milan, Italy and has ongoing partnerships in China, Singapore, Turkey and Brazil.
Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Associate Vice President serves as the chief operations officer for the Academic Affairs Division. Working with the appropriate college-wide directors and managers, the Associate Vice President will be responsible for the following areas only in relation to academic affairs: the budget and fiscal resources for administrative and leadership functions, personnel, facilities, academic technology infrastructure, security and emergency management, and health and safety issues in classrooms and laboratories. The Associate Vice President is a member of the Deans Council and serves as liaison for the Division of Academic Affairs with the Divisions of Business and Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, and the General Counsel in matters pertaining to the academic mission of the College. The Associate Vice President plays a key role as a principal advisor to the Vice President in matters of academic operations and represents and speaks for the Vice President in all matters as necessary and appropriate.
The Associate Vice President for Academic Operations:
Provides administrative leadership in implementing and managing budgets and personnel within the Division of Academic Affairs.
Develops strategies, procedures and policies, in concert with the Divisions of Finance and Administration and Information Technology, to maintain safe and appropriate facilities, technology and equipment necessary to support the academic mission of the College in concert with the College's Strategic Plan.
Maintains collaborative relationships with the various College administrative units that deliver support for academic programs and activities.
Oversees the design and content management of the Academic Affairs website.
Maintains Academic calendars, listservs, Google groups and other tools that support effective communication within the Division and between the Division and the rest of the College.
Oversees the process for developing and implementing Student Contests and Industry-Sponsored Projects.
Works with the office of General Counsel on contracts and Memoranda of Understanding that pertain to academic programs and activities.
Represents the Division on the College Policy Advisory Group and other campus-wide committees as appropriate.
Performs other tasks as assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
A Master's degree in a relevant field (terminal degree preferred) and seven (7) or more years of proven experience in academic administration at the level of director or higher.
Significant experience in budget management and administrative services, preferably in an academic environment.
Demonstrated awareness of the roles and applications of new technologies for teaching and learning.
Broad understanding of current policies and procedures impacting academic affairs in higher education.
Demonstrated ability to promote collaboration and teamwork.
Commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.
Background as a faculty member in an academic discipline
- Letter of application outlining qualifications
- Current resume or cv
- The telephone and email contact information for a minimum of five (5) professional references
Candidates will be required to successfully complete a background check.
Candidates are strongly urged to apply online at http://fitnyc.interviewexchange.com.
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FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals. Applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Inquiries regarding FIT's non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212 217.3360, email@example.com.