Vice President, Westminster Campus
Front Range Community College
Westminster Campus Vice President
Who We Are
We are the largest community college in Colorado, enrolling close to 28,000 credit students annually. We were one of 30 colleges in the initial American Association of Community Colleges Pathways Project, recently selected as a “Most Promising Place to Work” in Diverse Magazine, and profiled as one of six top community colleges for transfer student success in a recent Aspen Institute publication. We have developed a strong strategic plan focused on improving student graduation and transfer rates and have made significant investments in advising and other student support programs.
We also have a strong commitment to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We are actively seeking to hire a workforce that matches our student community.
We are guided by the philosophy “One College, Many Communities.” Campuses share many common values, goals, and practices, but are also given the opportunity and flexibility to develop unique partnerships and programs that serve individual communities. In addition, we have a clear vision outlined in its strategic plan. For more information, visit the following: www.frontrange.edu and VISION 2020.
Who You Are
You are an innovative, collaborative leader committed to the college goals and values of student success, equity and inclusion, teaching excellence, outstanding student support, and transparent communication. You can lead a complex campus organization but also work across the college to implement shared vision and practices. You can engage diverse community partners, including businesses and school districts, to develop new programs, improve existing ones, and ensure the campus meets the needs of underserved groups. You work hard to build a positive, equitable culture through seeking feedback, directly addressing problems and concerns, and being accessible. You are committed to building a college staff and faculty that, as much as possible, reflects the communities we serve.
As a Campus Vice President, you will:
Collaborate with other President’s Cabinet members to set college wide vision and goals and to coordinate operations and programs across campuses and with online learning. With the Cabinet, ensure that FRCC functions as one college and implements the goals of the FRCC Strategic Plan, including the college’s commitment to equity, inclusion, and success for all students.
Direct and coordinate operational and budget matters for Westminster campus instructional departments, campus-based aspects of student affairs, and campus facilities operations.
Ensure that all programs and services offered on campus provide outstanding support to students, promote student success and equity in student outcomes, and are fiscally sound and meet college, system, and governmental policies and guidelines.
Actively seek to promote teaching excellence through leading and developing instructional deans and department chairs, ensuring appropriate professional development for faculty, and developing policies and practices that support effective teaching.
Develop new programs and partnerships, including concurrent enrollment partnerships, to meet community needs and reach underserved populations. Revise or sunset programs and partnerships that are no longer effective. With the FRCC Foundation, help raise funds for new initiatives.
Effectively represent the college in the community, building strong relationships with key stakeholders, including cities, business and community organizations, school districts and legislators.
Continue the college’s work to implement Guided Pathways both on campus and college wide. Lead key college wide initiatives and projects as assigned by the President.
Lead development of campus budget and ensure that the campus appropriately monitors spending to remain within budget.
SELECTION PROCESS: Position will remain open until filled with a priority deadline of October 11, 2020.
In your application, please include a resume and cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the Westminster Campus Vice President.
SALARY: $125,000 to $135,000 annually
People Leadership and Team Building: Hire appropriate staff, set staff and campus goals, build teams that innovate and collaborate, directly address conflicts and poor performance. Enhance a campus culture that promotes student success through actively seeking feedback, recognizing employee successes, and communicating frequently.
Clear and persuasive written and oral communication; commitment to transparency and dialog with campus constituents: Regular written updates to campus; presentations at campus in-service meetings and community events, presentations to college wide project teams and to Cabinet, interviews with the press, timely sharing of key information to campus constituents.
Planning and Budgeting: Collaborate to develop college annual and strategic plan and campus implementation plans, including program development plans; create and monitor yearly campus budget.
Project Management: Lead campus and college wide project teams for program development and other strategic initiatives.
Community Relations and Partnership Development: Create partnerships with cities, economic development agencies, businesses, and non-profits to support students, develop and maintain academic programs, and raise funds.
Collaboration: FRCC functions as one college. Campus leaders work together to support students across the college through developing college wide plans, policies and practices that support student success.
Equity, inclusion, and diversity: Develop relationships and partnerships with diverse communities in the service area; working with Cabinet to establish programs to support equity in student outcomes; championing equity on campus through programming; collaborating with Human Resources to develop increased diversity in staff and faculty.
Innovation and Initiative: Develop new programs and partnerships; create new solutions to challenging problems.
Fundraising and Grants: Garner industry support for scholarships and equipment for existing or new programs. Work with the grants department to develop new and innovative grant applications.
Enrollment Management and Promotion: Oversee local outreach and recruitment efforts; collaborate with the Marketing department to establish regional marketing plans.
School District Relations: Develop concurrent enrollment partnerships and other programs.
Facilities Operations and Planning and Safety: Oversee the campus facilities director, responsible for building operations, cleaning, and minor repairs. Collaborate with the college wide facilities management department to develop longer-term campus maintenance and remodeling plans. Convene and oversee the campus emergency operations team.
REQUIRED EDUCATION/TRAINING & WORK EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from an accredited college/university with a Master’s degree.
Seven or more years of increasingly responsible leadership and supervision that includes oversight of multiple departments/functions, community relations, strategic planning, budget development, personnel management, team building, and program development.
Successful management of significant projects.
History of creating and sustaining partnerships, especially in higher education.
Experience in a position that required excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Experience managing personnel, especially personnel in multiple units, which included defining and evaluating employee performance and addressing personnel conflict.
Demonstrated understanding of the community college role and mission.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and a demonstrated ability to lead complex organizations that value and respect differences.
Systematic examples of collaboration and effective and open communication.
Examples of innovation and initiative in identifying and solving significant problems.
PREFERRED EDUCATION/TRAINING & WORK EXPERIENCE:
Leadership experience in higher education, preferably community colleges.
Higher education fundraising and grant development.
Understanding of facilities management, facilities planning, and capital budgets.
Two or more years’ college teaching.
Welcoming. Respectful. Inclusive. Together, we are FRCC