Associate Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences

Austin Community College

Highland Campus, TX

ID: 7200266 (Ref.No. R-5385)
Posted: December 8, 2023

Job Description

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Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester.  We embrace our identity as a community college, as reflected in our mission statement.  We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

  • Reflects the diversity of our community

  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching

  • Is attracted by the college's mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities

  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations

  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others

  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC

Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body as an open-access and low-cost institution. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to our students' diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC's faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.

Job Posting Title:

Associate Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences

Job Description Summary:

The Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) of Health Sciences reports to the Vice Chancellor of Instruction and provides institutional leadership to develop and maintain high quality, equity-minded, and community-focused educational programs in health sciences across the District. The AVC of Health Sciences has primary responsibility for the strategic leadership and managerial oversight of the credit and non-credit health sciences programs from certificates to associate degrees to the baccalaureate degree, including program development and accreditation, program quality, program expansion, and partnerships with health care providers in Central Texas.

Job Description:

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Leads the strategic planning for the health sciences programs. Responsible for the implementation of the Health Sciences strategic plan including continuous improvement and adjustment to changing environments.

  • Establishes, expands, and maintains external relationships with business and industry, secondary and post-secondary institutions, and other relevant stakeholders.

  • Ensures the accreditation process of health sciences programs and the clinical affiliation process for these programs.

  • Recommends and oversees the creation of new programs and the expansion of existing programs when appropriate to meet the College’s mission and the needs of the college service area.

  • Oversees strategic budgeting, resource priorities and allocations, and grants to support excellence in the health sciences programs.

  • Provides leadership to the Dean(s), Associate and Assistant Deans, Department Chairs, and other instructional leaders in Health Sciences.

  • Works collaboratively and cooperatively with the Associate Vice Chancellor of Workforce Education and the Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Programs to ensure curriculum updates and contextualized learning opportunities for pre-health sciences majors and health sciences students.

  • In conjunction with other instructional Associate Vice Chancellors, provide leadership in improving equitable student persistence, retention, and successful completion of health sciences prerequisite courses, and transition of students into health sciences programs.  Lead holistic admissions processes to increase equity in student access to all health sciences programs.

  • Provides leadership in strategic and tactical schedule development to support student progression through programs and availability of course sections in multiple modalities, as appropriate, and at the time students need them.

  • Works collaboratively with the Associate Vice Chancellor of College & High School Relations to support Dual Credit Programs, Career Academies, Early College High Schools, and P-TECHs in health sciences areas.  Ensures effective staffing, student-focused pedagogy, and equity-minded teaching and learning in health sciences dual credit programs.

  • Works collaboratively with the Dean of Continuing Education to expand professional development opportunities for current health professionals.  May also oversee specific CE health related programs and courses, as appropriate.

  • Provides leadership for college-wide initiatives and priorities in support of the college strategic plan, academic master plan, and other planning documents.

  • Supervises assigned staff with the responsibilities of hiring, training, and evaluating these individuals.

  • Ensures consistency in the delivery of programs and services in all health science areas across the district.


Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Effective management and leadership models and techniques, including Servant-Leadership Principles.

  • Project planning, development, and implementation.

  • Understanding of the community college philosophy and mission.

  • The demands and requirements of senior-level management in higher education.

  • Presenting information and summary reports internally and externally.

  • Principles and processes relating to student needs assessment, establishing and evaluating quality standards and metrics for student learning outcomes, and the development and implementation of an academic plan.

  • Planning, implementation, and monitoring of budgets in an educational environment.

  • The rules, regulations and principles of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), as well as other state and federal laws and regulations regarding curriculum development, academic, career and technical programs, developmental education, student learning outcomes and assessment of student learning outcomes.

  • Accreditation requirements and standards for various health sciences programs.


Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Working in a collaborative manner with diverse constituencies.

  • Working effectively with a diverse and multicultural student body and staff.

  • Ability to embrace a culture of appreciative inquiry, evidence-informed decision-making, and innovation.

  • Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.

  • Excellent communication, written and verbal, and interpersonal skills.

  • Providing leadership at all levels of the college.

  • Planning, prioritizing, and problem-solving.

  • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, and demands.

  • Planning and managing budgets and manpower needs.

Technology Skills

  • Demonstrated proficiency using standard office software applications.

Required Work Experience

  • Five years related work experience including management in a higher education academic environment.

  • At least one year of non-teaching experience in a health profession.

Required Education

  • Master's degree. Experience cannot be substituted for required, applicable educational level.

Preferred Education

  • Doctorate.

Physical Requirements

  • Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.

  • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.

  • Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.

Number of Openings:


Job Posting Close Date:

January 19, 2024

Clery Act

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC at its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job.