If you wish to become part of our dynamic, quality-focused team of professionals at the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT), prospective employees are invited to submit their application letter and resume/CV via email: hr@costaatt.edu.tt or mail to:

 

Vice President, Human Resources
Human Resources Division
Central Administrative Services
Chaguanas Campus
Pierre Road Connector,
Chaguanas

 

Thank you for considering COSTAATT as your future workplace!

CURRENT VACANCIES

The College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago is seeking suitably qualified persons for the positions specified hereunder. Successful candidates may be assigned to work at any of the following campus sites: City Campus, Chaguanas Campus, South Campus, El Dorado Campus, Sangre Grande Campus and Tobago Campus.

DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

VICE PRESIDENT, STUDENT AFFAIRS

The Vice President, Student Affairs serves as the chief student affairs officer of the College and is accountable to the President for the overall leadership, management and administration of the Division of Student Affairs. He/She works collaboratively with the College’s management team to create a campus culture that promotes student access, progress and success, provides a safe and welcoming campus environment for a diverse student body, and fosters a sense of community among the students.

 

The Vice President, Student Affairs is the primary student advocate within the college community and has direct responsibility for supervision and leadership development for the following functions: enrolment management, registry services, financial aid, developmental advising, career guidance and counselling, health and counselling services, alumni affairs, and student life, governance and athletics.

 

 

Requirements:

 

  • Earned doctorate from an accredited higher education institution in a disciplinary area aligned with the functions of the Division of Student Affairs.
  • At least ten (10) years’ experience in a managerial position with responsibility for student affairs administration or leadership in a higher education environment.
  • Experience with the mission and needs of community college students will be considered an asset

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

 

  1. After consultation with the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and the management team, leads the development of the three-year strategic plan and the annual operating plans for the Division of Student Affairs.
  2. Based on the approved strategic plan, develops an annual budget for the Division of Student Affairs.
  3. Establishes goals and objectives for the division; assesses needs for programmes and services; initiates and participates in planning for programmes and services; facilitates their development and implementation in accordance with established guidelines and budgets.
  4. Seeks out opportunities, and develops and implements services and activities that enhance the students’ experience and facilitates their adjustment to and participation in college life, with the specific aim of increasing student retention, persistence, and graduation rates.
  5. Plans, organizes, and manages key aspects of the College’s annual graduation activities.
  6. Develops and implements short- and long-term organisational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures for the Division of Student Affairs which respond to the changing needs and requirements of the College’s student community and which enhance the College’s viability for student recruitment and retention purposes.
  7. Monitors implementation of approved budgets and analyses, forecasts and evaluates expenditure levels relative to projected and actual annual revenues for the Division of Student Affairs.
  8. Oversees the development of grant proposals and administration of grant-funded programmes for the student affairs function.
  9. Develops linkages and cooperative relationships with industry, business, governmental agencies and other educational institutions.
  10. Represents the College at various national, regional or international forums as required.
  11. In collaboration with the Vice President, Human Resources, develops and leads the implementation of an appropriate performance management system, including measurable KPIs, for personnel within the Division of Student Affairs.

DIVISION OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

VICE PRESIDENT, ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

The Vice President, Academic Affairs serves as the chief academic officer of the College and has executive level responsibility for academic planning, programming, implementation and evaluation, strategic planning, and budget management for the Division of Academic Affairs. He/She provides oversight and guidance to divisional staff and members of the executive management team on matters pertaining to institutional accreditation and quality assurance and improvement in programmes; teaching and learning outcomes; faculty recruitment, deployment and development; and in collaboration with the VP Student Affairs assist with student access, progress and success.

 

The Vice President, Academic Affairs must be a visionary leader and strategic thinker who is au courant with local, regional and international trends in higher education development, especially as it pertains to the mission and requirements for leading a world-class community college.

 

 

Requirements:

 

  • Earned doctorate from an accredited higher education institution in an academic discipline aligned with the College’s programme offerings at a rank OR in educational administration, educational leadership, or curriculum and instruction.
  • At least ten (10) years’ experience in a senior position of management responsibility for academic administration or leadership in a higher education environment. Must demonstrate evidence of scholarly research and publications.

 

Main duties and responsibilities:

 

  1. After consultation with the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and the management team, leads the development of the three-year strategic plan and the annual operating plans for the Division of Academic Affairs.
  2. Based on the approved strategic plan, develops an annual budget for the Division of Academic Affairs.
  3. Oversees the operations of the academic schools and departments which fall under the Division of Academic Affairs and drives the development and implementation of plans and systems that enhance organizational effectiveness, efficiency and productivity.
  4. In collaboration with Vice President, Student Affairs champions the goals of accessibility and affordability and spearheads organizational initiatives that foster student retention and success.
  5. Based on analysis of the local higher education market space, ensures that programme development at the College is relevant, future-driven, competitive and aligned to labour market and national socioeconomic development needs and priorities.
  6. Prepares and oversees the preparation of timely and accurate reports for internal and external users such as the faculty senate, the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), the Academic Affairs and Student Affairs Committee (ASAC) of the Board of the Trustees and the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT).
  7. Benchmarks policy framework for divisional units against international best practice with a view to driving performance excellence.
  8. Ensures tight alignment between institutional goals and objectives and policy development and implementation for all functional areas under the Division of Academic Affairs.
  9. In collaboration with the Vice President, Human Resources, develops and leads the implementation of an appropriate performance management system, including measurable KPIs, for personnel within the Division of Academic Affairs.
  10. Has major responsibility for planning and implementing faculty professional development initiatives.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY Wednesday January 12th 2022
AND SUBMITTED TO:

Vice President, Human Resources
Human Resources Division
COSTAATT Central Administrative Services
Chaguanas Campus
Pierre Road Connector
Chaguanas

OR via email: hr@costaatt.edu.tt

Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.