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Vice President for Student Success Services

College Overview

Mott Community College is a two-year community college centrally located in Flint, Michigan on 34 acres of land adjacent to the Flint Cultural Center. Founded in 1923 to give Flint and Genesee County residents an opportunity to take college classes close to home, Flint Junior College grew to become Mott Community College serving more than 8,300 students annually with approximately 454 full-time faculty and staff and 308 part-time faculty and staff.

MCC is a multi-campus configuration which includes both urban and suburban locations. Along with its main campus, the college operates two satellite credit offering sites within its district and two financially independent credit and non-credit offering sites in Lapeer and Livingston County.

MCC’s Main Campus is an integral part of the Flint Cultural Center which includes the Flint Public Library, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint Institute of Music, the Sloan Museum, Whiting Auditorium, Bower Theater and Longway Planetarium as its centerpiece facilities. Mott College anchors the east end of the educational, healthcare and cultural swath of facilities in Flint that include McLaren Hospital, Kettering University, Hurley Hospital, University of Michigan – Flint, Michigan State University and the Cultural Center.

MCC’s offerings include 52 associate of applied science degree programs, 45 certificate programs, 3 transfer degree programs, as well as workforce development initiatives. MCC serves traditional students exiting high school, adult learners including those participating in workforce development programs, and dual enrolled middle college high school students. Since its founding in 1923 as Flint Junior College, Charles Stewart Mott Community College (MCC) has grown to become the largest college in the Flint/Genesee County region and an institution marked by innovation, excellence and wide support in the community.

The College offers credit and non-credit programs. MCC’s student profile characteristics include:

  • 65% of students are part-time
  • 58% of students are female
  • 62% of students are white
  • 19% of students are African-American
  • 81% of students reside within the college district
  • Average age is 28

The College is dedicated to a culture of community, respect and collegiality among faculty and staff which is aligned with individual accountability for personal and organizational success. In support of this culture, the College provides comprehensive professional development opportunities that improve teaching and learning, develop leadership, and strengthen employee skills through its innovative Center for Teaching and Learning. In addition, Mott Community College has utilized a collaborative approach to labor relations for over fifteen years and this partnership has helped create a positive workforce culture.

Like other organizations, the College is in the middle of the retirement of baby boomers and is simultaneously experiencing increased competitive pressure for talent as the economy improves. Attracting and retaining the best talent and finding creative solutions for talent acquisition are anticipated to be of increasing importance to the College.

Campus Profile

Mott's main campus is situated on the former grounds of the Charles Stewart Mott Estate. Students, employees and visitors love spending time on our beautifully landscaped and well-maintained acreage. The campus is located just east of downtown Flint, in the College/Cultural district. The Cultural Center is a 30-acre site that consists of nine major cultural institutions that entertain and educate over 600,000 visitors per year. The College is easily accessed by three interstate highways: I-75, I-69 and US-23.

Bishop International Airport, which is the fastest growing airport in the state, is located ten minutes from the main campus. Due to our centralized location, we are within a short drive for entertainment and recreational activities. Large metropolitan areas, such as Detroit, Chicago and Toronto, Ontario, are within a one to five hour drive. Those who enjoy a more rural, less hurried environment can travel "up north" within an hour. Our climate allows residents to enjoy year round activities. Michigan has close to 38,575 miles of water bordering the state and 36,000 linear miles of rivers and streams. (Go to Flint Chamber of Commerce website.)

Mott offers the most affordable higher education in the area. Part of our mission is to promote individual development and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. We continuously seek to employ those willing and able to help us carry out this mission.

School Highlights

  • Mott Community College serves 8,937 students (27% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is higher than the state community college average of 35:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 30%.

Student Body

  • The student population of 8,937 has declined by 24% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has decreased from 45:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has grown by 17% over five years.

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,247 is less than the state average of $4,352. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,546 is less than the state average of $5,856. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.

Opportunity Overview

Under the direction of the President, the Vice President for Student Success Services (VP-SSS) is responsible for providing the leadership, vision and outcomes that foster student access, retention and completion. This position assures consistency, quality and compliance in the delivery of a successful student commitment experience from the first time a prospect contacts Mott Community College through their completion of study. The VP-SSS serves as the chief presidential advisor for the development, revision and accurate implementation of student related policies and procedures. The position is responsible for leading College efforts and partnerships that involve public and private secondary school, four-year college and university partnerships, and community and business partnerships. The VP-SSS works collaboratively with campus administration to implement, guide and promote student success and enrollment management strategies that serve as a comprehensive, integrated approach toward enhancing and improving the recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of Mott Community College students.

The Vice President for Student Success Services serves as a member of the President’s Executive Cabinet, and directs the administration of a program of developmental and support services for students, which includes a suite of traditional Student Services; organizational functions of enrollment management, student success, diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Minimum Required Experience/Skills

(Partial Listing)
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education; Doctorate preferred.
  • Must have three or more years of senior-level experience in higher education student services, encompassing two or more departments. (Senior-level experience is defined as reporting directly to a college or university President or Vice-President.) Experience leading various recruitment and retention programs for underserved student populations. Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment. Must have supervisory experience, including hiring, developing, and managing employee performance.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement a successful marketing plan for recruitment and retention of students.
  • Possess an understanding of the community college marketplace and have the ability to analyze and adopt progressive student services’ processes to address stakeholders’ needs.
  • Experience in community relations, administration, and information/automation systems management.
  • Experience working with a diverse student population and demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of the broad spectrum of individuals representing the college and staff populations.
  • Display interpersonal and ethical skills that inspire trust.
  • Able to motivate others, shows initiative, is goal motivated and results orientated.
  • Demonstrated leadership style that is participative with a collaborative management style emphasizing staff involvement and effective delegating skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully provide continuous quality improvement measures.
  • Ability to function as a team player working closely with the President, other senior executives of the college, faculty, and support staff.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills. Ability to organize and lead committees and diverse groups.
  • Ability to accomplish both broad, visionary assignments as well as complex, detailed projects on a timely basis.
  • Experience developing and monitoring multiple budgets.

For a full list of Minimum Qualifications, Preferred Qualifications, and a complete job description, please follow this link.

Application Process

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Please direct inquiries and nominations to the College’s search consultant: Angela Provart, President Pauly Group, Inc., 3901 Wood Duck Drive, Suite E Springfield, IL 62711, Phone: 217-241-5400, Fax: 217-241-5401, E-mail: aprovart@paulygroup.com

Please submit electronically to aprovart@paulygroup.com the following documents as MS Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments: (1) a cover letter; (2) a current résumé; and (3) names and contact information of three professional references.

The committee will begin review of applications immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with materials submitted by Monday, July 30, 2018 receiving priority consideration. All applications are confidential and references will not be contacted without the expressed authorization of the applicant.

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