Vice President, Boulder County Campus #100220 BCC
Front Range Community College
Vice President – Boulder County Campus
Front Range Community College seeks applications from a collaborative and enthusiastic leader for its Boulder County Campus in Longmont, CO to partner with the President and senior leadership team, champion student success, grow enrollment, guide program development and implementation, and create strong community connections.
The College and Campus
Front Range Community College (FRCC) is the largest community college in Colorado, enrolling close to 30,000 credit students annually. FRCC is one of 30 colleges in the AACC Pathways project, was recently selected as a Most Promising Place to Work in Diverse Magazine and was profiled as one of 6 top community colleges for transfer student success in a recent Aspen Institute publication. The college has a detailed strategic plan focused on improving student graduation and transfer rates, a strong assessment program, and invests heavily in professional development for faculty and instructors, including four faculty reassigned to be instructional coaches. The college has a strong commitment to diversity and is actively involved in a discussion about how to create inclusive communities.
FRCC is guided by the philosophy “One College, Many Communities.” Our campuses have many common values, goals, and practices but the flexibility to develop unique cultures and programs that serve their individual communities. For more information, visit www.frontrange.edu. The college has a clear vision outlined in its strategic plan, VISION 2020.
The Boulder County campus is one of three campuses comprising Front Range Community College. The campus serves about 2,350 students each semester and has a budget of approximately $11 million. The student body is ethnically diverse with a range of incomes and educational needs. Over 18% of students are people of color, and that percentage is expected to increase steadily over the next decade.
Strong relationships with local school districts have led to an outstanding concurrent enrollment program with over 8 high schools participating every semester. The campus is a partner in the first PTECH program in Colorado with St. Vrain Valley Schools and IBM. That program is an early college focused on helping students earn an AAS in Computer Information Systems within a year of high school graduation. The campus also has developed a growing early college program in Business with Monarch High School in Louisville.
The campus has strong ties with the community. Campus leaders sit on the boards of the Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Authority, Arts District and other community groups. The campus has also developed strong relationships with individuals and groups that work to empower the Latino community in Longmont. Community members serve on the campus diversity committee and are active in supporting the campuses student leadership program for Latino students.
Boulder County Campus has multiple, nationally accredited career/technical programs with strong advisory boards and job placement rates. Prominent programs include Machining, Multimedia Technology, Computer Networking, Virtualization & Cybersecurity, Emergency Medical Services, and Geographic Information Systems. Key strategic goals for the campus include developing an expanded Center for Integrated Manufacturing built around the highly successful Machining program and a new program in Optics Technology that is supported by local optics manufacturers. In addition, the campus leadership collaborates with the college’s workforce department to provide resources to Colorado companies seeking customized skills training, consulting services, business development, and ongoing professional development.
At Front Range Community College, we enrich lives through learning.
Our vision is that all students at Front Range Community College will accomplish their educational and career goals. We will be recognized for our singular focus on student success, our exceptional teaching, our strong commitment to diverse learners and communities, and our effective business and community partnerships.
- As a member of the President’s Cabinet, collaborate with the other Cabinet members to set the vision for the college, design and implement strategic initiatives, set annual college goals, and review and approve college policies/procedures.
- Lead and manage instruction, student services, and facilities operations on the Longmont Campus, ensuring that the campus promotes student success, offers strong academic programs, develops new programming that responds to workforce demands, and provides outstanding facilities and service to students. (The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they can balance the needs of a community that is passionately devoted to the campus, with their role as a member of College’s senior leadership team, charged with advancing the vision of the College as a whole.)
- Foster a campus climate and culture that promote key college values of inclusivity and diversity, collaboration, innovation, open communication with all constituencies, and ongoing staff development. Mentor and develop direct reports, forming a strong campus leadership team.
- Oversee focused, target outreach and recruitment efforts that ensure the campus is communicating effectively to diverse constituents.
- Build a campus climate that is welcoming to students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.
- Lead development of the campus strategic initiatives, ensuring the campus maintains strategic direction that both supports the college strategic plan and meets the unique needs of the communities it serves.
- Collaborate closely with other college departments, such as fiscal services, campus security, and information technology to meet student needs.
- Develop and maintain strong community relationships that support college programming, marketing, fundraising, and legislative initiatives. Collaborate with the college foundation to identify fundraising priorities and goals.
- Lead development of campus budget and capital spending initiatives and ensure that the campus appropriately monitors spending to remain within budget.
- Lead assigned, college-wide activities and initiatives. (All campus vice presidents from time to time will have college-wide responsibilities.)
The location of the campus is in Longmont, Colorado. Longmont is located approximately 33 miles northwest of Denver and about 15 miles from Boulder, within minutes of outstanding hiking, camping and other mountain recreation, and less than two hours from some of the country’s premier ski areas. With an estimated population of 86,270, it is the 13th most populous city in Colorado and is known nationally for a great parks, trails and recreation centers among other attributes. To those living in the community, the perception is it is very family oriented and at the same time a very ethnically diverse community, with a continually growing commitment to the arts. The campus sits in the booming southwestern area of town, near to the fastest growing parts of Colorado and is in close proximity to the Rocky Mountain National Park. Residents enjoy a moderate, four season climate with an average of 300 days of sunshine and about 14.5 inches of precipitation a year.
First priority to applications received by February 13, 2017
Projected start date July 2017
- Master’s degree with a minimum of 8 years increasingly responsible leadership experience.
- Ability to manage and lead in a complex environment, balancing individual responsibilities and campus needs with the needs of the whole college.
- Demonstrated commitment to inclusivity and diversity and a demonstrated ability to lead organizations that value and respect differences.
- Demonstrated examples of initiative and creativity in developing new programs or processes.
- A proven track record of developing and maintaining partnerships with external organizations and relationships with key community leaders, including legislators and business leaders.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of employees, departments, and constituents (e.g. faculty, part-time instructors, administrators, support staff, and students) and a demonstrated commitment to seeking multiple viewpoints on key decisions.
- Record of working collaboratively and fostering cross-departmental collaboration.
- Experience developing budgets, defending those budgets with clear rationale, and appropriately monitoring spending.
- Demonstrated commitment to honoring and developing staff through formal or informal recognition, awards, mentoring, and professional development programs.
- Community College leadership experience at a dean’s level or higher.
- Higher education teaching experience.
- Doctorate degree.
- Experience working with K-12 districts and businesses to create successful partnerships and academic programs that provide expanded opportunities for students.
- Understanding of facilities management, facilities planning, and capital budgets.
Front Range Community College, as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), has compiled a comprehensive Campus Security Report. This report includes information about crime statistics from the previous three years, campus security policies as well as prevention programs. Information pertaining to the Boulder County, Larimer and Westminster campuses as well as the Brighton Center are also made available in this report. Published annually, this report can be found on the Front Range Community College web site under campus locations or by following this link. http://www.frontrange.edu/About-Us/Campus-Locations/Campus-Security-Report.aspx . A paper copy is also available upon request by contacting the Campus Security Office at the Boulder County Campus, the Larimer Campus or the Westminster Campus.
Job Location: Longmont, Colorado, United States
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Position Close Date: TBD