Oklahoma Baptist University has an immediate opening for Chief Academic Officer.
The Chief Academic Officer (CAO) provides leadership for all academic areas, the office of institutional research and effectiveness, and university athletics. Reporting to the President, the CAO serves as a crucial member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) working collaboratively with the Executive Vice President for Business and Administrative Services, the Senior Vice President for Advancement and University Relations, and the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Life. The CAO gives direction to ensure that each area fulfills its part of the mission of the university.
Cast vision and direction for the Christian liberal arts academic tradition and programming of the University.
Provide leadership in identifying and approving faculty who meet the academic and spiritual requirements of the University.
Supervise, manage, and assess academic deans, director of effectiveness, and director of athletics.
Champion all supervised areas and their initiatives to the President and ELT.
Develop, implement, and manage strategic and budget plans for each area supervised.
Support, encourage, and manage faculty development and evaluation including the process for granting Senior Faculty Status.
Direct and assess faculty contract and academic load processes including use of adjuncts.
Provide leadership and supervision of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Assist the President of the University in building strong relationships with various constituencies including Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO), Baptist associations, churches, alumni, donors, and community.
Partner with University Advancement on development initiatives related to areas supervised.
Work collaboratively with the vice president for enrollment and student life on student retention and success initiatives.
Perform other duties assigned by the President.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to work collaboratively with teams across the University to achieve goals and benchmarks
Exceptional commitment to Baptist and Christian higher education
Proven effective leadership in higher education including organizational and supervisory skills
Ability to communicate effectively and winsomely with colleagues and administrators.
Ability to instill purpose and commitment to academic community within the mission of OBU
Ability to assess and utilize relevant data for strategic thinking, planning, and decision-making.
To Apply: Applicants must submit a letter of application, and an OBU Administrative application form to: https://www.okbu.edu/hr/documents/applications/administrative.pdf, a vita, three current letters of recommendation, and graduate transcripts. Review will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Scan completed application along with other requested materials and send to: email@example.com .
About Oklahoma Baptist University
Oklahoma Baptist University is a private, Christian liberal arts institution with more than 2,000 students and 350 faculty and staff, on a 200 acre campus in Shawnee, Oklahoma. OBU transforms lives by equipping students to: pursue academic excellence, integrate faith with all areas of knowledge, engage a diverse world, and live worthy of the high calling of God in Christ. Oklahoma Baptist University welcomes applications from qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. A candidate's religious beliefs and practices will be considered in the light of the University's mission. Applicants must submit a letter of application, and OBU Faculty application form to: https://www.okbu.edu/hr/documents/applications/administrative.pdf, a vita, three current letters of recommendation, and graduate transcripts. Review will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Scan completed application along with other requested materials and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org.