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Vice President of Academic Affairs

Scottsdale Community College

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Vice President of Academic Affairs

Hiring Salary Range
$127,170 - $165,321 /annually DOE


Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm; some evenings and weekends may be required
Summer Hours: Monday - Thursday, 7am-6pm

Work Calendar
12 Months

Maricopa Summary
Are you looking for a place to work where you can make a real difference in the lives of over 200,000 college students every year?

Would you like to be part of an organization that adds $7.2 billion dollars to the economy and supports nearly 100,000 jobs in the fastest growing county in the United States?

Whether you're teaching, working, or learning Make It Happen At Maricopa County Community Colleges!

About Us
What's Currently Happening at Maricopa
  • Many of our campuses have received grant awards through the National Science Foundation to improve undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving institutions program (HSI Program).
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity and employee groups to create an environment of shared governance
  • One of the largest community college systems in the country
  • 2020 Healthy Arizona Worksites Program recipient
  • Named 19th Best Employer for Women by Forbes
  • 2019 No. 42 in Arizona's Best Employers

    Campus Statement
    Scottsdale Community College (SCC) is proud to be the only two-year public higher education institution located on Native American land. As one of the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges, SCC currently serves more than 9,000 full and part-time students each semester from its surrounding communities, including the cities of Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Phoenix, and the Salt River Pima - Maricopa Indian Community.

    We are seeking to attract academically and culturally diverse staff and faculty who possess a strong commitment to teaching, learning, and student success. We encourage all in our college community to contribute to and shape the direction of SCC's social justice, inclusivity, and equity strategies.

    At SCC we are proud of our reputation as an innovative college that is focused on student success. Come join us in our desire to improve the quality of life in our communities by providing challenging, supportive, and engaging learning experiences.

    The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is committed to providing you with a competitive, comprehensive benefits program that provides the care you and your family need to lead healthy and productive lives. Our benefits are designed to provide support for every life stage and lifestyle in our community.

    Benefits & Perks Options
  • Paid observed federal holidays & additional paid time off throughout the year
  • Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) & 12% Employee Contribution Match
  • Paid vacation, sick, and personal time (if applicable)
  • Multiple health and dental insurance coverage plans
  • Virtual: Reach a doctor 24/7
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Maricopa Perks & Gears Discount Program
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • $4,000 Annual professional development growth funding (if applicable)
  • Tuition reimbursement for employee and dependents (if applicable)
  • Revised summer work schedule
  • Maricopa Employee Health & Wellness Program
  • Employee recognition opportunities
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness

    Job Summary
    The Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) serves as the Chief Academic Officer by leading, planning, organizing, and administering academic programs and related support activities that serve the needs of the diverse student body at Scottsdale Community College (SCC). The VPAA reports directly to the President and provides oversight to all instructional programs. This individual acts as an advisor to the College President in matters pertaining to instructional programs and services in the Maricopa County Community College District, works closely with the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Vice President for Administrative Services, and thus serves the best interests of the entire college. May act on behalf of the College President in the President's absence.

    For additional information about this opportunity, please review the SCC Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) Profile. (link TBD)

    To best serve the students, department, and college, this position requires a physical presence on campus, with the possibility of partial remote work depending on business needs.

    Please read the "How to Apply" section to avoid incomplete application materials.

    Essential Functions

    While the primary responsibility of the Vice President of Academic Affairs is oversight and support of the college instructional areas, this position also provides leadership for the institution at large fostering collaboration between academic affairs, student affairs, and academic services. The individual in this position serves as a member of the college executive leadership team and builds positive, collaborative relationships with peers.

    This position also supports Maricopa Community College District initiatives by participating in district leadership meetings such as the VP of Academic Affairs Council and the Curriculum Council. Additionally, the Vice President of Academic Affairs develops and fosters partnerships with external community members to advance the mission and vision of Scottsdale Community College and its surrounding communities.

    In support and oversight of faculty and students, this position:
  • Promotes and supports innovative approaches to teaching and learning.
  • Provides supervision and evaluation of the college's faculty.
  • Serves as the requisite administrator on the Faculty Staffing and Probationary Faculty Peer Assistance Review committees.
  • Monitors projects related to faculty.
  • Oversees academic initiatives related to student success and outcomes including persistence, retention and completion.
  • Provides leadership and administrative direction for the college's online learning programs.
  • Addresses student academic grievances, personnel issues, and complex legal issues.
  • Works to attain and exceed Governing Board outcomes related to improving developmental education, completion, and transfer.

    In support and oversight of course scheduling, curriculum, and accreditation this position:
  • Plans, directs and evaluates college instructional offerings to meet student, community, and industry needs including college transfer, career education and continuing and professional education.
  • Provides oversight for institutional and specialized accreditation.
  • Coordinates college curriculum development.
  • Assures compliance with all external regulatory agencies and organizations for all areas of responsibility.
  • Provides oversight and broad supervision to support areas such as the Library, campus learning centers, Institutional Research and Grants office and the Center for Teaching and Learning.

    In support of budgeting and strategic and operational planning, this position:
  • Provides leadership in support of strategic planning initiatives and efforts.
  • Monitors the Academic Affairs budget.

    In support of community partners and external agencies, this position:
  • Represents the college to external constituencies.
  • Develops, supports, and maintains effective relationships with business, industry, and community partners.
  • Actively participates with college Community Advisory Committees.
  • Prepares reports and presentations that represent the college locally, regionally, and nationally.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Non-Academic Pathway
  • Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution in education or leadership related area
  • Four years of progressively responsible management and/or leadership experience such as program management, project management, budget development and management, staff supervision, policy development, administration, evaluation, that includes
  • Two years of supervisory experience
  • Equivalency allowed for Non-Academic area


    Academic Pathway
  • Master's Degree in a teaching field from a regionally accredited institution
  • Four years of experience in an academic leadership and/or supervisory role in higher education. Examples of academic leadership/supervisory experience includes: division/department chair, project management, policy development, administration, evaluation and compliance, committee leadership, program director, and shared governance, and
  • Three years of teaching that include curriculum/coursework development
  • No equivalency allowed

    Desired Qualifications
  • Earned Doctoral degree from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution
  • Five (5) or more years' experience in academic affairs administration at a comprehensive community college in a multi-college system
    Collegiate teaching experience either full-time or part-time
  • Demonstrated record of engagement in and commitment to shared governance for decision making.
  • Demonstrated record of data-informed decision making
  • Demonstrated record of creating and maintaining successful partnerships with business, industry, and/or community organizations
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting equitable outcomes for students and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment
  • Demonstrated participation and impact in developing and implementing a strategic enrollment and retention plan
  • Demonstrated support of innovative practices in teaching and learning
  • Demonstrated ability to use processes for and create results with college-wide collaboration
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to academic freedom

    Special Working Conditions
  • May require possession of a valid State of Arizona Class D Driver's License or other state license; employee must meet district minimum standards regarding driving:
  • Will be required to travel to other MCCCD locations.
  • May be required to work evenings and weekends.
  • May require prolonged periods of standing, sitting and viewing a computer screen

    To best serve the students, department, and college, this position requires a physical presence on campus, with the possibility of partial remote work depending on business needs.

    How to Apply
    Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume showing how the applicant meets the minimum and desired qualifications. All minimum requirements must be met at the time of the application.

    Additional materials will not be accepted after the job posting has closed.

    Missing materials or incomplete employment history will not be considered.

    Please ensure your materials clearly provide the following information.

  • Clearly illustrate how prior experience, knowledge and education meet the minimum and desired qualifications for this position.
  • Indicate whether former or current employment is Full-Time or;
  • Part-Time employment, to include Adjunct or Associate Professor (must include number of hours worked, contact hours or load)
  • Provide employment history in a month/year format (e.g., 09/07 to 10/11) including job title, job duties, for each position held and name of employer for each position.
  • Three professional references, preferably current and/or former supervisors. If references are not provided in resume upon application, they will be requested at time of interview.

    At this time, Scottsdale Community College does not provide Visa Sponsorship.

    Additional Requirements

    A public forum is part of the hiring process for final candidates. Travel and M&IE expenses reimbursement for out-of-state finalists may be available. Reimbursement will be limited to actual expenses and valid receipts. The most economical means of transportation that is available should also be used.

    Posting Close Date
    Apply on or before Sunday, October 9, 2022 to be considered.

    EEO Information
    Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination in employment or education, against any applicant, employee, or student because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status (including document abuse), age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.

    Title IX
    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
    The policy of the MCCCD is to provide an educational, employment, and business environment free of gender discrimination. Incidents of misconduct should be reported to the college Title IX Coordinator, as outlined in policy, contact information is available at this link Title IX Coordinators.

    Clery Act
    The Clery Act is a Federal law requiring United States Colleges and Universities to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. Crime reporting data for each of the Maricopa Community Colleges, as required under the Clery Act, is available at this link Clery Act

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