Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs

Greeley, Colorado
Salary minimum is $107,730 annually. Compensation is commensurate with education and experience
Aug 28, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Community College

Date of Notice:  August 24, 2017

Closing Date:  Open until filled

Initial applications to be reviewed on September 30, 2017

Position:  Full-time, Benefited, Exempt Administrator

Location:  Greeley Campus (college-wide)


Aims Community College, locally governed, locally funded, is a progressive community college with centralized administrative services located on the Greeley Campus which supports three additional locations. Situated on the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies, and enjoying 300+ days of sunshine a year, Aims Community College is student success oriented and prepares students for success in more than 160 degree and certificate programs. You are not just a number here at Aims Community College, our wonderful Staff, Faculty, and Administration work as a team to ensure excellent service and offer the most affordable tuition in the Front Range.

Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs (AVPAA) is responsible for providing effective planning and vision, comprehensive leadership, program review, budget oversight, data analysis, and institutional coordination, supervision and oversight of all affairs and activities for Curriculum Lifecycle, Program Development/Sun-setting, Assessment of Student Learning, Learning Environments including Online Learning, Library/Tutoring Services, the Learning Commons, and the Faculty Teaching & Learning Center consistent with the learning college model.

The Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs will:

  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of a comprehensive community college.
  • Be a proven leader with the ability to provide sustained leadership in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment and have a participatory  and patient leadership style; along with demonstrated creativity and flexibility in problem solving.
  • Be able to manage change and implement continuous quality improvement with the precision and grace required to pull together a symphony.
  • Advocate effectively for the needs of students to be successful.
  • Foster and support an instructional culture that uses data-informed decision-making in the development and ongoing improvement of student success measures.
  • Oversee the instructional professional development programs, training, and initiatives that pursue current ideas, research, and excellence in teaching practices along with advancing programs that support student success and institutional effectiveness.
  • Cultivate a culture of inquiry and ensure implementation of student learning outcomes and assessment of student learning.
  • Oversee the operation of the Learning Commons to ensure the provision of effective and relevant instructional support services and materials.
  • Oversee the direction of the college’s Office of Learning Environments including online education and ensure the availability of high quality online courses and teaching; works with the VPAA, deans, faculty, and staff of instructional divisions and departments to develop and sustain programs for online delivery and distance education.
  • Democratize data, facilitating annual program data provided to faculty, department leaders, and the VPAA, to address enrollment and retention of students, and to draw conclusions and/or make recommendations for process improvement; along with advising the VPAA promptly of any programmatic irregularities.
  • Oversee the Curriculum, Program Review, and Scheduling office.
  • Regularly assess academic strategic initiatives to address and anticipate changes in strategic plans, performance plans, economic forecasts, occupational outlook, and/or student needs.
  • Devise innovative strategies, policies, and/or programs for goal attainment and process improvements to reach established academic and educational objectives and institutional goals within oversight areas.
  • Provides college-wide leadership and administrative oversight of the processes and procedures by which students may be awarded college credits for prior learning.
  • Develop relationships and maintains effective communications with diverse groups, internal and external, in support of the college’s mission.
  • Serve on administrative committees as assigned by VPAA and represent the college at functions upon request.
  • Participate in appropriate professional organizations and continue to study the research and practices related to student success.
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned by the VPAA


  1. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a part/full-time basis.
  2. Master’s Degree in related field.
  3. Plus three years of full-time related administrative experience.  
  4. One-year full-time (or equivalent) teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
  5. Experience developing and managing budgets.
  6. Experience managing effective and positive change.



Preferred Qualifications

  1. Doctorate or terminal degree.
  2. Five years of related administrative experience.

 Salary/Benefits:  The salary minimum for this position is $107,730 annually. Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.

Full time benefits effective on date of hire.

  • Benefits currently include employer-paid premium contribution for health and dental insurance.
  • Employer paid long-term disability and life insurance premiums.  
  • Generous sick, annual, and personal leave time accrual. 
  • PERA employer (see for comprehensive benefits).  Voluntary vision insurance, supplemental retirement programs and tuition reimbursement available.

Screening/Selection:  All applicants may apply on line at https:\\jobs.aims.eduIf you need assistance with this process please contact Human Resources.

Initial screening will be conducted by a committee based on completed application materials.

Please be prepared to submit the following: 

  • Cover Letter addressing qualifications relative to position requirements,
  • Resume,
  • Diversity Statement, and
  • Transcripts (if applicable).  Official transcripts will be required if hired. 

All application materials become the property of Aims Community College.   All application materials must be submitted by the closing date posted.  The screening committee will select finalists for interviews.

ContactAims Community College, Human Resources Department 5401 W. 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80634

Notice:  Aims Community College is an equal opportunity employer.  Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination based on age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, marital status or disability.  The goal of Aims is to enhance the diversity present in the district we serve.  To comply with Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, if hired you will be required to provide documents within 3 days of hire date to show your identity and your authorization to work. This law applies to all persons hired.