Champions innovation, a positive workplace, and a collaborative leadership approach for the Academic Affairs function of the Coconino Community College District. Serves as the Chief Academic Officer with a leadership focus on student learning and support programs across the district. Reports directly to the College President & CEO. Areas of supervision include the instructional divisions of Arts and Sciences, Career and Technical Education, the Page Instructional Site, Fourth Street Innovation Center, Curriculum Development, Assessment of Student Learning, Online Learning, Accreditation, and other related functions. This position serves as a member of the College executive leadership team and may act on behalf of the College President in the President's absence as needed. This is a full-time, 12-month, benefit-eligible position.
Salary & Benefits
- Full Salary Range: $129,509 - $202,033/annually - depending on education and experience
- Anticipated Hiring Range: $129,509 - $165,771/annually - depending on education and experience
- Cafeteria Plan: In addition to the base compensation, benefits-eligible employees receive an extra $5,640 per year to put toward benefit costs or to be used as additional take-home pay
- Paid Holidays: 21 (including a full week off between Christmas and New Year’s Day and over Spring Break)
- Vacation & Sick Leave: Approximately 17 paid vacation days & 9 paid sick leave days accrued annually
- Health Insurance and Other Coverage: see https://www.coconino.edu/benefits/full-time-benefits
Coconino Community College Diversity Statement
Coconino Community College recognizes and respects diversity and the value it brings to our communities. We appreciate and welcome cultures, identities, beliefs, experiences and all that makes us unique. CCC champions and takes action to build an inclusive work and learning environment. We are allies and advocates, navigating respectful dialogue about our shared humanity.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Leadership
- Works closely with the Executive Vice President (CFO), Vice President of Student Services, and Executive Director of Human Resources to foster a college culture where all employees work collaboratively to achieve the common goal of excellence in education.
- Models professionalism, embraces diversity, and inspires others to sustain the Coconino Community College District as a great place to work.
- Is a member of the Executive Leadership team (Executive Council) of the College and maintains an institutional overview in planning and decision-making through shared governance. Collaborates with College-wide leadership for strategic and operational planning.
- Helps construct organizational goals and plans and communicates these to the Academic Affairs divisions.
- Supervises and provides leadership and mentoring to direct reports in Academic Affairs.
- Advises and makes detailed presentations to the District Governing Board, the College President, other College constituents, and community members on matters of College and state-wide interest, and program development.
- Serves as the Chief Academic Officer. Develops and ensures implementation of strategies for teaching and learning along with objectives for improvement that are shared with academic leadership and faculty.
- Demonstrates support for and engages in a learning-centered "one-college" philosophy.
- Establishes long-term strategic goals and objectives, as well as program outcomes and assessment strategies.
- Leads the process for new program development in order to meet the needs of students and the communities served by the college.
- Coordinates College curriculum development to create a student-centered curriculum and services.
- Promotes and provides innovative approaches to teaching and learning.
- Provides leadership and guidance to instructional technology and distance education program development and implementation.
- Provides leadership, guidance, and mentoring to all Academic Affairs faculty and staff with regard to College mission, vision, goals, and strategic plans. Engages them in the furtherance and achievement of strategic objectives.
Legal, Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Compliance, and Data Stewardship
- Responsible for leading the College through the Higher Learning Commission accreditation process.
- Develops, implements, and updates policies and procedures for functional areas and related departments to assure compliance with federal and state laws and accreditation standards.
- Measures the performance in areas of accreditation, reports, and acts upon findings to make improvements, assure compliance, and achieve strategic objectives. This includes creating assessment plans, analyzing and applying the results of surveys, updating procedures, revising goals and objectives, and communicating changes to affected parties.
- Ensures a collaborative, positive, and student learning-focused workplace.
- Makes hiring and termination recommendations, conducts performance evaluations, and carries out disciplinary actions when necessary. Oversees the supervision and evaluation of faculty and staff in areas of the report and recommends faculty hiring and dismissal.
- Displays the importance of life-long learning and encourages others to seek professional development and utilize best practices for teaching, learning, and higher education.
- Allocates the necessary human and fiscal resources to further strategic objectives. This includes developing, monitoring, and approving budgetary expenditures.
- Champions a best-place-to-work philosophy in all activities.
- Maintains existing and cultivates new connections with education and community partners. Represents the areas of supervision in college-wide, state, regional, and national committees.
- Participates in community service by serving on appropriate boards, etc.
- Embraces the diversity of Coconino County in a positive and collaborative manner.
Performs other duties as assigned by the President
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Significant knowledge of instructional administration in higher education, specifically community colleges. Experienced in and current knowledge of applicable guidelines and regulations, such as state and federal laws and those of accrediting associations.
- Has proven success in the areas of management, employee engagement, emotional intelligence, and supervisory principles.
- Knowledge of systems analysis.
- Ability to manage multiple program functions and supervise varied positions.
- Demonstrated skill in budget development and management.
- Demonstrated skill in analyzing and assessing educational effectiveness and efficiency.
- Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication.
- Ability to work in a collegial manner with all College constituents and external groups.
- Ability to sustain and improve Academic Affairs structures.
- Ability to travel and professionally represent the College at meetings and functions throughout the state.
- Ability to foster creativity and innovation and to generate enthusiasm within a shared governance organizational climate.
- Ability to lead and have difficult conversations with others in a positive and productive manner.
Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Responsibilities:
- Understands, stays current on, and ensures HLC standards are followed.
- Attends HLC conferences annually.
- Maintains high levels of confidentiality.
- Demonstrates collegiality.
- Demonstrates integrity and ethical decision-making.
- Inspires positive morale throughout the College.
- Promotes and models all of the CCC Core Values: People, Learning and growth, Quality, Ethics, Community, Respect, and Sustainability.
- Doctoral or a terminal degree.
- 5 years progressively responsible administrative experience in higher education.
- Previous teaching experience.
- A commitment to shared governance.
- Any equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be considered.
- This position requires a valid driver’s license