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Central Ohio Technical College Newark, OH
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $120,000 to $147,000 Annually
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, Dental

Central Ohio Technical College is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Provost. The Provost is a new position, reporting directly to the President, and serving as an executive officer on the President’s Cabinet. The Provost is the chief academic and enrollment officer and provides overall leadership for academics, student affairs, and enrollment management at COTC, striving toward excellence in teaching and learning.

Ideal Characteristics
The successful candidate is an experienced leader with a clear, focused commitment to teaching, learning, and academic excellence to promote student success. This candidate is a creative, visionary leader who will inspire faculty, staff, students, and the community with the ability to create and maintain strong relationships and build trust and consensus with college and community constituents. The candidate is an innovative & critical thinker, who seeks innovative solutions, has outstanding interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, and is dedicated to transparency. The candidate is highly ethical, trustworthy, credible, loyal, and is respectful of diverse views and opinions, including a commitment to intentional institutional work in equity, diversity, and inclusion. This seasoned professional fosters cohesion and a sense of working together for the good of the college, and is committed to the effective use of technology within academic and administrative environments while maintaining focus on the importance of sustainability. The person should have the ability to act as a catalyst for campus creativity, innovation, and progress that will build on COTC’s legacy of providing an engaged, robust, and experiential educational relationship for students.

Summary of Benefits:

The provost serves as the chief academic and enrollment officer of the college, providing vision and leadership for the institution’s overall educational program. Reporting to the college president, the provost has primary leadership responsibilities for planning, implementing, and coordinating an effective and inclusive academic program. The provost works closely with academic deans, faculty, and other administrators to address educational policy, instructional planning, program review, assessment of student learning, accreditation and self-evaluation, academic personnel actions, resource planning, and allocation, and faculty development. The provost works collaboratively with faculty and staff in strengthening a culture committed to the success of all students, building a comprehensive system of Guided Pathways, enhancing transfer and workforce partnerships, supporting a broad range of student support and retention programs, implementing a strategic enrollment management plan, and promoting innovation and educational leadership. The provost also works with the president to provide overall leadership for the college’s enrollment, student success and engagement, retention, equity, diversity and inclusion, and Guided Pathways efforts.

The provost provides leadership over the following areas of the college:
•Academic Divisions:
—Technical Programs
—General Education and Transfer Programs;
•Office of Student Affairs;
•Enrollment Management/The Gateway (One-Stop Enrollment Management Center, including advising, admissions, and student records);
•Library; and
•Center for Student Success


• Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning;
• Teaching Experience;
• Five years of senior-level academic administrative experience in higher education;
• A record of collaboration, critical to being part of a college setting and broader system; and
• Successfully, pass a criminal history background check prior to employment.

Requires successful completion of a background check.


• Doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning;
• Community college teaching or senior administrative experience;
• Experience as a faculty lead, department chair, or dean;
• Experience working in unionized faculty environments;
• Experience and leadership in serving, advocating for, collaborating with, and representing underrepresented and marginalized communities; and
• Experience creating equitable, inclusive, and responsive academic programming.

Application Procedures:

Applications will be received until the position is filled. However, review of application materials begins August 15, 2019. For complete details and to submit an online application go to

Central Ohio Technical College

Why Work Here?

Central Ohio Technical College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Throughout its nearly 50 years of service, Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) has grown to become a recognized regional leader in providing high-quality programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. Today, this dynamic public college continues to hold steadfastly to that original mission, which not only grounds COTC’s core identity in stability, but also infuses its faculty and staff with a singularity of purpose. While decades removed from COTC’s founding in 1971, the college’s Board of Trustees believes that technical education is even more relevant today. New technologies are arising with ever-increasing rapidity and central Ohio has found itself at the nexus of emerging global markets. COTC, with its longstanding commitment to technical education and workforce development, is ideally poised for these new opportunities. The college’s main campus is located in Newark, Ohio, 35 miles east of Columbus, Ohio, the state’s capital. The greater Columbus area enjoys a thriving economy and boasts a population of over 2 million in its greater metropolitan area. With the college’s longstanding commitment to accessibility and affordability at the forefront, COTC implemented an aggressive plan for outreach and growth and now maintains three Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accredited full-service campuses in Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala, in addition to its main campus in Newark. The college is committed to providing education to all those who seek it, recognizing their diversity and needs. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio with four HLC accredited campuses. COTC’s student-centered environment is at the core of all programming, from high-quality, hands on instruction and resources for first-generation college students and others who face personal challenges, to opportunities for continued growth, development and success. Additionally, through its integration of academics and applied career preparation, COTC continues to be well aligned with local employer needs and economic development goals. The college offers 24 associate degree programs and 14 credit certificate programs in the in-demand fields of engineering technologies, computer and business information technologies, health technologies, public services and safety, and arts & sciences. The college offers additional customized workforce training through its Workforce Development Innovation Center (WDIC). Programs offered through the WDIC range from professional education and training of technical skill enhancement and safety certifications, to soft skills development and professional designation exam preparation. COTC’s longstanding reputation for excellence allows the college to attract and maintain an excellent staff and faculty dedicated to the academic success of students. Further, through strategic planning and management, the college has eliminated all debt and remains debt free. From this position of strength, the college is well positioned for the future and maintains its vision is to be recognized as Ohio’s premier technical college focused on student success as well as for excellence in workforce development and technical education.


1179 University Drive, Newark, OH 43055
Newark, OH

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