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We love to call Florida Gateway College (FGC) our home! FGC has begun a search for a new Vice President of Academic Affairs, and we’re excited you’re interested.


The Vice President of Academic Affairs is an executive, administrative position reporting to the President of the College. This position provides leadership and administration for all areas of academic affairs. The Vice President of Academic Affairs is responsible for cultivating and mentoring a dynamic faculty that is student centered. This position has a significant role in the preparation and administration of budgets; and must perform duties which include exercising independent judgement in formulating or assisting in the formulation of policies and procedures which may have significant impact in student outcomes, personnel administration and employee relations. Duties may include the coordination of all State and Federal reports, and serving as a liaison between the college and community.

Founded in 1947, Florida Gateway College is located in Lake City, Columbia County, Florida set on 132 acres of picturesque pines. Serving approximately 5,000 students annually, FGC offers baccalaureate and associate degree programs, as well as diverse occupational programs. 

What sets us apart: 

  • Florida Gateway College just celebrated a historic milestone with its 75th Anniversary. 
  • FGC was honored to make the Aspen Institute’s list of the Top 150 community colleges in the country for the second time. 
  • FGC has been voted “best place to work” 7 years in a row. 
  • Over the last five years, FGC has added 20% more full time faculty members. 
  • For almost 4 decades, specifically 35 out of the last 37 years, Florida Gateway College has been able to provide all full-time employees with annual salary increases. 
  • Florida Gateway College is one of the few Florida Colleges that pays 100% of health insurance for its employees. 

Florida Gateway is pleased to offer a variety of benefits to its employees: 

  • Health, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance- The College pays 100%of the cost for employees; Dependent coverage is available
  • Florida Retirement System- Senior Management Service Class Position
  • Additional Employer Paid Retirement
  • Sick (8 hours monthly) & Annual (20 hours monthly) Leave Accrual 
  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs for employees
  • Dependent Fee Waivers for classes taken at FGC
  • EAP
  • 25+ paid holidays, including spring break and winter break
  • Free After-School Child Care

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for planning, development, maintenance, and operation of College curriculum and non-credit programs.
  • Oversees the Department of eLearning.
  • Communicates directly with the College President regarding pertinent matters.
  • Coordinates required reports to Board of Trustees, State and Federal agencies, and professional associates.
  • Provides collaborative leadership and shares relevant division matters with the College’s executive leadership team.
  • Acts as a liaison between College, community, and State Department of Education.

Required Qualifications: 

Master’s degree in an academic discipline or equivalent degree (Doctorate degree preferred) and full-time college-level teaching experience. Plus, increasingly responsible academic and/or student development administrative experience within the last five years at the Dean level or above.


To be considered for this position, please complete the required online application at Please submit the following documents, along with completing the required online application: Letter of Interest, Resume, Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable with the application but official transcripts will be required prior to employment), & Names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will commence on March 1, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Please contact Human Resources at 386-754-4314 or with any questions or concerns.

Florida Gateway College does not discriminate in education or employment related decisions on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, disability, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or any other legally protected status in accordance with the law. The equity officer is Cassie Buckles, Executive Director of Human Resources, Building 001, Room 116, 149 SE College Place, Lake City, FL 32025, and may be reached at or (386) 754-4313.

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