Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs

Greeley, CO
Sep 27, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors, Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Community College

Posting Details
Min Salary
The salary minimum for this position is $107,730 annually. Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.

Working Title
Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs

Campus Location
College Wide


Position Type

Posting Text
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Job Summary

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

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit academic transcripts from an accredited institution. Applicants who have earned degrees from outside of the United States must provide a credential evaluation of said transcript(s) as part of their application materials.
National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( or Association of International Credential Evaluators ( lists members who may be contacted for assistance in evaluating foreign credentials.

• Clearly document job duties performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the "Work Experience" section on the application. We must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.
• Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that we can calculate full-time experience.
• The APPLICATION is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.

• If an Application is considered "Incomplete", the application will be removed from consideration for the position.
• An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.
• An Application is incomplete if "see resume" (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.
• When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening. **Please see the "Required Documents" section of the posting.
• Resumes will not be accepted in place of a complete application; however, resumes may still be required as a component of complete application materials.

Equal Opportunity Employer
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.

Employment Requirements
Screening/Selection: All applicants may apply on line at If 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 if required:

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

o Faculty: Applicants must submit academic transcripts from an accredited institution. Applicants who have degrees from outside of the United States must request a credential evaluation of their transcript. National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( or Association of International Credential Evaluators ( lists members who may be contacted for assistance in evaluating foreign credentials.

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.

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Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
    • Professional Degree
  2. * Do you have at least three years of full-time related administrative experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least one-year full-time (or equivalent) teaching experience at the post-secondary level?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience developing and managing budgets?
    • 1-3 years
    • 4 or more years
    • No
  5. * The application instructions and information section on the application states that you must clearly document job duties performed that relate to minimum qualifications, etc. in the "Work Experience" section on the application. Please acknowledge that you have read and understand what is expected and that the initial review of applications will focus only on what is listed in the Work Experience section and not other required documents such as your resume.
    • Yes, I meet the minimum qualifications and have documented this in the Work Experience section.
    • No, I do not meet all of the minimum qualifications however I have documented my experience in the Work Experience section.
  6. * For recruitment statistics, please list where you found this job posting.
    • Aims Website
    • Internal Posting
    • Personal Referral
    • Craig's List
    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook
    • Denver Post
    • Greeley Tribune
    • Longmont Times
    • Coloradoan
    • Weld County Employment Service
    • Other Source

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Copy of Transcripts
  4. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Other Document
  3. Certifications
  4. Management/Supervision Philosophy


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