Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs

Maricopa County Community College District - Mesa, AZ3.9

Full-time$130,000 - $220,000 a year
Salary Range

$134,443-$215,109/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

Benefits Summary

Our employees are our most valuable asset; that’s why at Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) we are committed to providing a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of you and your family. Being a member of the Maricopa community you are able to participate in a wide range of benefits that gives you flexibility and choice including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, tuition waivers and exemptions for you and your dependents, and retirement.

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Job Summary

Serving as the chief academic and student services officer of the College, the Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs (EVP) works collaboratively with faculty and staff in strengthening a culturecommitted to the success of all students, building a comprehensive system of Guided Pathways, enhancing transfer and workforce partnerships, supporting a broad range of student support and retention programs, implementing a strategic enrollment management plan, and promoting innovation and educational excellence.

The Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs leads academic and strategic enrollment planning, guides continuous improvement of academic, occupational, and student support programs and services to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff and community partners in a multi-campus, multi-modal environment; promotes integrity, collaboration, innovation and continued professional development; leads the College in narrowing achievement and equity gaps for all students; engages business and community partners to strengthen the College’s relationships to promote student success, transfer, and employment; and demonstrates a commitment to service excellence, collaboration, innovation, student success, and diversity.

The Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs will have demonstrated success at leading in a collaborative manner with all areas of the College. An appreciation and understanding of the shared governance process will play an important role in building trust and breaking down silos at the College. The Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs will possess a positive leadership style, sense of humor, unwavering commitment to student success, and must operate with a high level of emotional
intelligence and ethical conduct. The Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs will be adaptive, comfortable leading within a changing environment, managing conflict, possessing a high degree of entrepreneurialism and proven success in developing and nurturing partnerships both inside and outside of the organization.

In this newly created position, the Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs will have the opportunity to help shape a new organizational structure designed to create a more comprehensive and integrated approach to support student success and the implementation of Guided Pathways. The EVP will be an integral and actively engaged member of the College’s leadership team.

This position is a non-classified position that will have an employment contract. Any internal hires waive their rights to classified employment by accepting the position.

Essential Functions

The Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs will be an innovative and collaborative leader prepared to successfully address the following opportunities and challenges:
1. Provide leadership and support in implementing a comprehensive system of Guided Pathways with integrated support services.
2. Develop and implement a strategic enrollment management plan that leverages the full spectrum of program offerings, addresses the demographic shifts in the local community, and supports enrollment, retention, and completion goals.
3. Assist in the development and implementation of new organizational and shared governance structures designed to increase transparency, build more collaborative and trusting relationships across the college, and break down institutional silos.
4. Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and narrowing the equity and achievement gaps of all students.
5. Promote innovation in program and curriculum development, academic scheduling, student support services, professional development, and teaching and learning.
6. Enhance partnerships with K-12 school districts, municipalities, transfer institutions, employers, and other key stakeholders for the purpose of advancing the college’s mission and creating opportunities for our students.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications for Student Affairs or non-academic pathway: Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution in education or field related to area of assignment and four years of progressively responsible management and/or leadership experience in field of assignment that includes two years of supervisory experience. Examples of student affairs academic support management/leadership experience includes: program management, project management, budget development and management related to programs or projects, staff supervision, policy development, administration, evaluation and compliance. Equivalency allowed for Non Academic area.
Minimum Qualifications for Academic pathway: Master's Degree in a teaching field related to area(s) of assignment and four years of experience in an academic leadership and/or supervisory role in higher education and three years of teaching that includes curriculum/coursework development. 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. No equivalency.

Desired Qualifications

1. An earned doctorate degree from an accredited college or university
2. A minimum of seven years successful post-secondary leadership and academic/student affairs administrative experience. Community college leadership experience highly preferred
3. Experience fostering an inclusive and equitable learning environment in a diverse setting
4. An exceptionally skilled communicator able to collaborate and build relationships internally and externally
5. Shared governance experience leading and managing within a multi-campus and multi-division environment
6. Experience working with the Guided Pathways framework as a core business model
7. Demonstrated professional experience using evidence-based

How to Apply

All inquiries, expressions of interest, nominations and applications are to be directed to the search consultant and are strictly confidential. Do not apply via the District job portal.
Please send the following to the search consultant no later than March 29, 2019. Electronic transmissions are strongly encouraged.
1. Letter expressing interest in the opportunity and how your background matches position requirements (not to exceed five pages)
2. Resume
3. Contact information for a range of professional references (six minimum) to include direct telephone number and email

Search Consultant:
Dr. Alice Marie Jacobs
Gold Hill Associates
Phone #217-260-8343

Posting Close Date

For full consideration submit application materials by March 29, 2019.

Position will remain open until filled.

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.