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Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs

Des Moines Area Community College
Ankeny Campus

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Job Title:

Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs


Ankeny Campus

Job Number:


Employment Date:

As soon as possible

Job Category:

Administrative/Professional Positions

Application & Position Contact Information:

Human Resources at (515) 964-6479 or [email protected] for information concerning the application process. MD Isley at 515-964-6855 or [email protected] for information concerning the position or your status once the position has closed.

Salary Information:

Starting salary: $106,725 (work experience and meeting the desired qualifications listed may be considered in setting a salary above the minimum)
Pay Grade: A10

Job Summary:

Assist the Vice President with the management and operation of projects and initiatives in the Academic Affairs division, including support of accreditation and Guided Pathways initiatives, facilitation of planning and development of academic initiatives and processes, coordination of an academic oriented staffing plan, development and organization of qualitative and quantitative evidence to guide decision-making and planning, managing assigned academic program grants. Supervision of Career Advantage, Libraries and Work-Based Learning.

Essential Functions:

Oversee and supervise assigned areas within the Academic Affairs Division, specifically Career Advantage, Library Services and Work-Based Learning. Act as the Principal Investigator for specific academic grants. Provide oversight and approval responsibilities for budget and expenditures within the assigned program areas. Assist with the implementation of curricular placement initiatives. Coordinate with VP Enrollment and Student Services to maintain updated transfer articulation agreements. Act as the designee for DMACC in the initiative of articulation agreements.Collect, analyze and develop benchmarks using academic related data, best practices and accreditation requirements in collaboration with the Office of Planning, Assessment and Data. This includes the areas of academic programming, curriculum, and staffing. Make recommendations to the VPAA based on data and metric in the furtherance of DMACC’s academic goals and objectives. Work with Provosts, Deans and Directors to ensure progress toward these data driven metrics.Ensure assigned division initiatives are in alignment with the Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission (HLC), and National Alliance of Concurrent Enrolment Partnerships (NACEP) guidance. Coordinate with Career Advantage, Deans and other staff in responding to and monitoring program grant requirements (Perkins, Guided Pathways). Serve on Accreditation Taskforce and prepare documents and evidence for external accreditation agencies. Responsible for data collection/aggregation and reporting for Academic Services in collaboration with the Office of Assessment, Planning and Data staff, to support the accreditation process. Coordinate the Deans and Provosts responses to data needs, providing status updates and monitoring timelines.Provide the Academic Affairs division with support, projects and initiatives as assigned. Provide the AA division with support to administrative appeals for student and staff related academic complaints, including academic dishonest, grade appeals, classroom discipline, etc.Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in higher education, career/technical education, student personnel, adult education, or other subject area offered in the department.
Five years of professional experience in an educational setting, including teaching experience and two years in an administrative or leadership role.
Ability to use and analyze data.
Demonstrated knowledge in planning, organizing, administering and assessment of student services and programs.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a professional working relationship, including collaborating, with a wide variety of individuals coming from diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrated competency working with strategic planning and or accreditation processes.
Demonstrated ability to communicate with both internal and external constituents.
Knowledge of current software applications and an ability to develop and use spreadsheets.

Desired Qualifications:

Doctorate in higher education, student personnel, or related subject area.
Demonstrated understanding of and experience with academic affairs processes and procedures in a community college environment.
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the comprehensive community college philosophy.
Demonstrated experience in developing and obtaining external sources of funding.

Physical Requirements:

• Sit
• Lift Floor to Waist < 10 lbs
• Carry < 10 lbs x 100 ft
• Push/pull horizontal 10 lbs x 18 in
• Lateral Pinch
• Forward reach
• Crouch
• Neck Flexion, Extension & Rotation
• Fine Motor Coordination
• Hand & Foot Coordination
• Stand
• Ability to be Mobile

Mobility accommodations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and determined by the essential functions of this position.

Physical Demand Category:


Post offer, Pre-Employment Physical Test:


Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday, day hours

Posting Date:


Deadline for Submitting Applications:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

DMACC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer and embraces diversity. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities desiring a reasonable accommodation in the application process should notify Human Resources at 515-964-6301 or by email [email protected]

THIS VACANCY REQUIRES: 1) A complete DMACC Employment Application (personal information, educational history, employment history, and supplemental questions). Incomplete applications and commenting “See Resume” will not be accepted. The application form will be used to screen applicants for required qualifications. 2) Attachment of transcripts to your electronic application. Transcripts must include the applicant’s name and degrees conferred. Scanned copies are acceptable. 3) Attachment of current resume. 4) Attachment of cover letter.

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Nondiscrimination Statement::

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, or hiring practices, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg. 6, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515-964-6857, [email protected] Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg. 1, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515-964-6216, [email protected] Questions or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, phone 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, email [email protected]


DMACC is the largest community college in Iowa, serving Central Iowa since 1966. We have 500+ faculty and staff dedicated providing the most immersive, progressive, and innovative learning experience for our students.

We're proud to provide one of the best opportunities for educational advancement in the state. Our student body is made up of traditional students as well as professionals from a multitude of backgrounds.

We offer the lowest tuition and fees in the state with more than 220 programs of study. Our credit students can graduate with an associates degree, college diploma or certificate.  With courses available online or face-to-face, students can easily plan a class schedule that fits their needs.

With an average class size of 18 students to 1 faculty member, students get a level of assistance that may not be possible at other institutions.

We offer learning opportunities through our six campuses and six learning centers.

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