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Vice President for Academic Affairs

Aims Community College
80634, Greeley

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Full Time
Institution Type
Community College
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Situated on the front range of the Colorado Rockies, Aims Community College is a progressive community college with centralized administrative services located on the Greeley campus, which supports three satellite campuses (Loveland, Fort Lupton, and Windsor), a Flight Training Center, and an Early College Academy. Greeley has been home to the 185-acre main campus for more than 50 years. Serving over 8,000 learners annually, Aims Community College prepares students for success in more than 200 degree and certificate programs. Aims Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission through the Open Pathways model. The Aims Community College's excellent staff, faculty, and administration work as a team to ensure excellent service. This commitment was recognized by The Denver Post and Monster Jobs as the "Best Place to Work" in 2018, 2019, 2021, & 2022!

As the chief learning officer of a comprehensive, multi-location community college, the vice president for academic affairs (VPAA) provides leadership and demonstrates a commitment to teaching excellence, student learning, and workforce development. Reporting to the CEO/president and in partnership with a committed, professional team of administrators, the VPAA facilitates collaboration throughout the college community to enhance student access, achievement, retention, and completion. The VPAA is the key individual responsible for developing and implementing both near-term and long-term plans for the instructional departments. Additionally, this individual will coordinate, define, and communicate integrated plans for the growth and development in all instructional areas. The position will have close day-to-day interaction with the CEO/president's cabinet colleagues, deans and directors of instructional programs, and records and registration (registrar). The VPAA will provide supervision and mentoring for the associate vice president for academic affairs, dean of allied health and wellness, dean of arts and sciences, dean of business and technology, dean of public safety, transportation, and registrar. The VPAA will also provide leadership for academic support areas: satellite campuses, records and registration (registrar), career and technical education office, workforce development, concurrent enrollment, library services, tutoring, grants, supplemental instruction, learning resources, faculty teaching and learning center, and assessment of student learning. The VPAA will oversee compliance with academic components of accreditation; participate in legislation review affecting instruction and state academic groups; assure compliance with degree and certificate requirements; demonstrate an operational involvement with the accreditation policies and processes at the college; and provide academic leadership for internal and external academic compliances matters (program accreditation, articulation, two-year schedule, catalog, insurance, and service area clearance). The VPAA will accomplish this work with logic and ethics, passion and creativity, patience, and a sense of humor.

A doctoral or terminal degree from an accredited institution is required. Additional requirements include five years of executive-level leadership and supervisory experience in higher education and/or other relevant public sector organization related to the duties, roles, and responsibilities. Previous experience must include a successful record of overseeing multiple departments/divisions, budgets, personnel, and other appropriate administrative duties. The successful candidate must demonstrate a passion for student success and the community college mission; possess successful experience working in a diverse and multicultural community; advocate for inclusion and student equity, and demonstrate successful experience with participatory leadership. The ideal candidate must be committed to transparency, integrity, collaboration, communication, and ethical behavior. Further, the successful candidate must possess superb interpersonal skills and the ability to listen, collaborate, and inspire others to come together to achieve common goals.

Review of applications will begin Friday, September 16, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. 

A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at: 

Nominations for this position may be emailed to Quincy Martin III at [email protected] Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email [email protected]

Visit the Aims Community College website at

Aims Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination based on age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, or veteran's status. All application materials must be submitted by the closing date posted and become the property of Aims Community College. The screening committee will select finalists for interviews. The goal of Aims Community College 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.


As a two-year public college with multiple locations in Northern Colorado, Aims Community College recognizes the important role it plays in each student’s academic and career success. By creating a thriving community built around inclusion and educational opportunity, the goal is for each student to receive an empowered experience that will prepare them for a successful future.

Our Purpose

Build a Stronger Community

Aims continually seeks opportunities to ensure inclusivity, learning and growth. For equitable education access to occur, targeted outreach and support is necessary for enrolling and retaining diverse groups. This aligns with the inclusive community Aims seeks to create. 
Aims also invests in regional programs and partnerships around Northern Colorado. This sets up a pathway to career success for students while simultaneously enriching Northern Colorado development.

Our Vision

First Choice: The Recognized Leader in Learning and Student Success
It is the goal of Aims Community College to provide a wide range of learning-centered programs and strategies in a supportive environment so every student can be successful. Aims promotes learning through best practices such as teaching with high expectations, increasing engagement and encouraging active learning. Aims is continuously enhancing operations as a commitment to providing the most effective education for each student.

Our Mission

Provide knowledge and skills to advance quality of life, economic vitality and overall success of the diverse communities we serve.

Aims believes education should be accessible to all individuals who can benefit from the courses and programs available. Offering opportunities to relieve the financial burden of college is a priority. Aims also strives to foster equitable access by working to increase enrollment of first-generation, non-traditional and under-represented groups. Aims provides educational opportunities in a manner in which students are able to follow an individualized path that will lead to a successful future.

Our Values

Aims is committed to creating a culture built around respect and inclusivity where everyone is celebrated for their individual differences. As an academic institution, this community atmosphere allows students to feel empowered to succeed on their chosen educational path. 

The following five values are the guiding principles and behaviors that embody the expectations set forth by Aims to build a stronger community.

A Top Place to Work

Learners and employees choose Aims because of our talented, professional and engaged employees. Work in beautiful northern Colorado and get amazing benefits such as free insurance for individuals and tuition reimbursement for your dependents after a year of service. Make Aims your first choice!

Aims offers a wide variety of employee benefits that empower a talented workforce to stay healthy, continue their education, and take the time off necessary to promote a healthy work-life balance.

Included with Aims Full-time Employment is a generous package of Benefits, most are listed below:

•    Benefits are effective immediately
•    100% employer provided medical & dental coverage employees (employee only option)
•    85% employer provided medical & dental coverage for employee's spouse and/or family
•    Voluntary vision insurance
•    Staff Annual Leave (minimum accrual of 15 days) & Sick (minimum accrual of 12 days)
•    17 paid holidays and 3 personal days each year
•    Summer schedule: 4 day work week - Fridays Off
•    Employer paid long-term disability and life insurance premiums  
•    Tuition waiver & reimbursement for employees
•    Tuition waiver for dependents
•    PERA employer (see for comprehensive benefits) 
•    Additional supplemental benefits & retirement programs available
•    Access to the PERC (Aims gym) for employee & one guest
•    Free parking on all campuses

Part-time employees also receive some benefits depending on the number of hours worked.

•    Tuition waiver for employee on Aims courses
•    Access to the PERC (Aims gym) for employee & one guest
•    Aims Discount program
•    Free parking on all campuses
•    PERA employer (see for comprehensive benefits) 
•    Additional supplemental benefits & retirement programs available

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5401 W 20th St
PO box 69
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