Vice President of Academic Affairs

$127,170 - $165,321 yearly
  • Paradise Valley Community College
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Sep 26, 2022
Full time Vice President/Associate/Assistant VP Other Academic Administration & Affairs

Job Description

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Job ID:317317
Location: Paradise Valley Community Coll
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Hiring Salary Range
$127,170 - $165,321 /annually DOE


Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm; some evenings and weekends may be required
Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday, 7am-6pm

Work Calendar
12 Months

Maricopa Summary
Are you looking for a place to work where you can make a real difference in the lives of over 200,000 college students every year?

Would you like to be part of an organization that adds $7.2 billion dollars to the economy and supports nearly 100,000 jobs in the fastest growing county in the United States?

Whether you're teaching, working, or learning Make It Happen At Maricopa County Community Colleges!

About Us
What's Currently Happening at Maricopa
Many of our campuses have received grant awards through the National Science Foundation to improve undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving institutions program (HSI Program).
Commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity and employee groups to create an environment of shared governance
One of the largest community college systems in the country
2020 Healthy Arizona Worksites Program recipient
Named 19th Best Employer for Women by Forbes
2019 No. 42 in Arizona's Best Employers

Campus Statement
Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) is a Learning Centered College that supports a diverse and inclusive environment where mutual respect, equity and understanding, and incorporating views from dissimilar frames of reference are encouraged and valued. Please review PVCC's fast facts and join us on our continued path of student success.

PVCC's Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: As a college we embrace equity, engagement, inclusion and innovation. We seek to continuously improve our campus through diverse identities, expertise and perspectives. We are committed to creating engaging relationships that inspire and support all learners to increase their capacity for personal growth and positive social change. PVCC provides access to these opportunities in a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive environment for all our students, employees, and community members.

PVCC has been recognized as one of the nation's Top 150 Community Colleges by the Aspen Institute, and is eligible to apply for the 2023 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, awarded every two years, is the nation's signature recognition for America's community colleges.

Even more importantly, PVCC, which has earned this recognition biennially since 2013, is the only community college in Arizona to achieve this distinction this year. The colleges selected for this honor stand out among more than 1,000 community colleges nationwide as having high and improving levels of student success as well as equitable outcomes for Black and Hispanic students and those from lower-income backgrounds.

The Aspen Institute evaluates various criteria in its selection process and validates the levels of active and engaged learning in the classroom and the progress PVCC is making with the implementation of Guided Pathways.

1) First-year retention rates

2) Graduation rates 150 percent normal program completion time

3) Improvement of student success rates over time

4) Graduation rates of underrepresented minority students

5) Graduation rates of low income students

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is committed to providing you with a competitive, comprehensive benefits program that provides the care you and your family need to lead healthy and productive lives. Our benefits are designed to provide support for every life stage and lifestyle in our community.

Benefits & Perks Options
Paid observed federal holidays & additional paid time off throughout the year
Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) & 12% Employee Contribution Match
Paid vacation, sick, and personal time (if applicable)
Multiple health and dental insurance coverage plans
Virtual: Reach a doctor 24/7
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Maricopa Perks & Gears Discount Program
Employee assistance program (EAP)
$4,000 Annual professional development growth funding (if applicable)
Tuition reimbursement for employee and dependents (if applicable)
Revised summer work schedule
Maricopa Employee Health & Wellness Program
Employee recognition opportunities
Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Job Summary
Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) is seeking a Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) who is responsible for planning, directing, evaluating and providing oversight of the Academic Affairs division of the College. The VPAA will serve as a member of the College's Executive Leadership Team. The Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) position has a projected start date in January 2023.

To best serve the students, department, and college, this position requires a physical presence on campus.

Additional Information
Desired Characteristics

1. An innovative leader who collaborates with the business and industry community to strengthen the areas economic base through offering responsive workforce programs and services.

2. Focus on enrollment management through strategic scheduling and leadership of academic programs.

3. A team leader with demonstrated ability to delegate and hold others accountable for achieving expected outcomes in a way that fosters confidence and self-respect.

4. An excellent, open, transparent communicator, who readily, effectively, and appropriately communicates with a variety of internal and external constituents, verbally and in writing.

5. An empathetic, service-oriented leader who is responsive to residential faculty, adjunct faculty and staff, and who has the vision to build and strengthen effective partnerships and collaborations across the college in order to reduce silos.

6. A creative, innovative, data-informed leader and decision maker who has a demonstrated ability to move initiatives forward quickly and successfully, especially in the areas of curriculum development, retention, program review, enrollment management, learning assessment, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, as well as technology uses.

7. A strong leader with an entrepreneurial focus who has adept budget management skills and a familiarity with academic grant programs.

8. A team leader with the ability to maintain productive working relationships that engage, inspire and motivate peers, faculty, adjuncts and staff through collaboration and inclusiveness.

Essential Functions
35% The Vice President of Academic Affairs provides collaborative leadership, strategic planning, supervision, budget development and oversight for all academic divisions across all locations; plans, directs and evaluates college instructional offerings to meet student, community, and industry needs including college transfer, occupational education, general education, and continuing/community education; provides leadership in the integration of academic support initiatives with Student Affairs to achieve Guided Pathways outcomes.

20% Provides oversight for institutional and specialized accreditation; implementation of the colleges HLC Accreditation via the Open Pathway; oversees college curriculum development including leadership for distance learning programs; assures compliance with all external regulatory agencies with organizations and externally funded grant programs for all areas of responsibilities, and promotes innovative approaches to teaching and learning.

10% Supervises the colleges faculty, which includes faculty evaluations, making faculty load assignments, serving as a member of the Faculty Staffing and Probationary Faculty Peer Assistance Review committees, and monitoring projects related to faculty; resolves conflict, addresses personnel and complex legal issues.

10% Provides oversight and broad supervision to academic support services such as the Library, Learning Success Center, Center for Teaching and Learning and Employment Engagement (CTLEE), instructional design, college catalog, and development of master course scheduling; further innovative work around strategic scheduling.

10% Provides leadership for strategic and operational planning; oversees academic initiatives related to student success, enrollment management, and outcomes including persistence, completion, retention and graduation; further expand and develop new programs in engineering, cybersecurity, video game development, and nursing.

5% Develops, supports, and maintains effective relationships with business, industry, and community partners; and actively participates with college Occupational Advisory Councils; engage with leadership from Phoenix College, Gateway Community College and South Mountain Community College to further develop the center city collaborative.

5% Serves as a member of the college executive leadership team; participates in District leadership meetings such as the VP of Academic Affairs Council, Curriculum Council, and in other district-wide initiatives; builds positive relationships with peers. May act on behalf of the College President in the President's absence and performs other duties as assigned.

5% Ensures that the colleges diversity, equity and inclusion goals and initiatives are integrated into the teaching, learning and curriculum processes.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications for Student Affairs or non-academic pathway: Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution in education or field related to area of assignment and four years of progressively responsible management and/or leadership experience in field of assignment that includes two years of supervisory experience. Examples of student affairs academic support management/leadership experience includes: program management, project management, budget development and management related to programs or projects, staff supervision, policy development, administration, evaluation and compliance. Equivalency allowed for Non-Academic areas.


Minimum Qualifications for Academic pathway: Masters Degree from a regionally accredited institution in a teaching field related to area(s) of assignment and four years of experience in an academic leadership and/or supervisory role in higher education and three years of teaching that includes curriculum/coursework development. Examples of academic leadership/supervisory experience includes: division/department chair, project management, policy development, administration, evaluation and compliance, committee leadership, program director, and shared governance.

Desired Qualifications
1. Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution.

2. Six or more years of progressively responsible leadership/administrative experience in academic affairs.

3. Six or more years full-time teaching experience, preferably in a comprehensive community college.

4. Two years of demonstrated experience supporting the needs of diverse and first-generation college students.

5. Experience with compliance in federal and state regulations including strong knowledge of accreditation processes and requirements.

6. Experience working at a multi-campus community college and/or a large district.

7. Prior experience leading Bachelor Degree programs; and exprience leading Workforce/CTE programs and initiatives.

Special Working Conditions
May require possession of a valid State of Arizona Class D Driver's License or other state license; employee must meet district minimum standards regarding driving:

Travel to campus during the interview/selection process will be at the candidate's own expense
MCCCD does not sponsor individuals for any type of work visas
Will be required to travel or be assigned to all MCCCD locations
Will be required to travel or work at the Black Mountain campus
May require work off site or in a remote status
May require numerous evenings or weekends
May require prolonged periods of standing, sitting and viewing a computer screen
May be required to lift or carry up to #25 lbs.

Application Details

How to Apply
Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume showing how the applicant meets the minimum and desired qualifications. All minimum requirements must be met at the time of the application. The HCM Internal Applicants Quick Reference Guide will provide the steps on how to access the Internal Applicant careers page.

Additional materials will not be accepted after the job posting has closed.

Missing materials or incomplete employment history will not be considered.

Please ensure your materials clearly provide the following information.
Clearly illustrate how prior experience, knowledge and education meet the minimum and desired qualifications for this position.
Indicate whether former or current employment is Full-Time or;
Part-Time employment, to include Adjunct or Associate Professor (must include number of hours worked, contact hours or load)
Provide employment history in a month/year format (e.g., 09/07 to 10/11) including job title, job duties, for each position held and name of employer for each position.
Three professional references, preferably current and/or former supervisors. If references are not provided in the resume upon application, they will be requested at the time of the interview.

Additional Requirements
A public forum is part of the hiring process for final candidates. Travel and Meal/Incidental Expenses reimbursement for out-of-state finalists may be available. Reimbursement will be limited to actual expenses and valid receipts. The most economical means of transportation that is available should also be used.

For additional information about this opportunity, please review the Vice President of Academic Affairs website.

Posting Close Date
Apply on or before Sunday, October 16, 2022 to be considered.

EEO Information
Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination in employment or education, against any applicant, employee, or student because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status (including document abuse), age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.

Title IX
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

The policy of the MCCCD is to provide an educational, employment, and business environment free of gender discrimination. Incidents of misconduct should be reported to the college Title IX Coordinator, as outlined in policy, contact information is available at this link Title IX Coordinators.

Clery Act
The Clery Act is a Federal law requiring United States Colleges and Universities to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. Crime reporting data for each of the Maricopa Community Colleges, as required under the Clery Act, is available at this link Clery Act

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