Estrella Mountain Community College
Vice President of Learning
Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is one of ten colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD), and is the newest in the district. MCCCD is one of the largest and oldest community college districts in the United States. Since opening in 1992, EMCC has worked to create a “sense of place” that expresses the historical and cultural values of the surrounding communities, while providing students with meaningful and engaging learning environments. Located in the fastest growing region of the county, Estrella Mountain enrolls approximately 15,000 students annually and is master-planned to be a large comprehensive learning college of more than 40,000 students. Located on the EMCC Avondale campus, the Southwest Skill Center provides short-term training programs for immediate job entry into skilled professions, focusing on Industrial Skills and Healthcare professions.
The Vice President of Learning serves as the Chief Academic Officer by leading, planning, organizing, and administering all instructional (academic and workforce) programs and related support activities of a learning-centered college to meet the needs of a diverse student body at Estrella Mountain Community College, a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Minority Serving Institution (MSI). The Vice President of Learning reports directly to the President and provides oversight to both traditional academic and occupational education programs. This individual acts as an advisor to the President in matters pertaining to all instructional programs and works closely with the Vice President of Student Affairs and the Vice President of Administrative Services.
30% - Program Excellence: Academic Leadership, Program Review, Regional Accreditation, and Federal Compliance. Provides oversight to the College's academic programs and assessment activities including the development of a Master Academic Plan Strategic Plan. Programs may include both credit and noncredit options. Plans and monitors program reviews, facilities and technology planning for general education.
20% - New Initiatives, Innovation, and Partnerships:
Champions new initiatives with community and business leaders to identify resources for targeted initiatives and scholarships. Designs and leads initiatives leveraging community partnerships and business relationships to maximize learning opportunities for all learners.
Builds and maintains relationships with community partners, K-12 school districts and business and university leaders. Serves as a member of college and district councils and committees.
20% - Academic Program Efficiency and Effectiveness:
Provides oversight and supervision for the curriculum process, classroom based courses and online/hybrid course delivery. Works with division chairs to develop and design curriculum program reviews. Develops and reviews budgets; prepares and monitors budgets; oversees federal, state, and/or private competitive grants; oversees the preparation of the master class schedule. Provides leadership in collaboration with the Institutional Advancement and Marketing Department in the development of the college catalog, annual report and other instructional related publications and documents.
20% - Leadership and Supervision:
Provides supervision of the college's faculty including: Hiring, faculty load assignments, monitoring projects, evaluation and dismissal of faculty, granting of appointive status, and other personnel issues. Promotes and leads planning for the integration of innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Champions faculty professional growth opportunities. Resolves conflict including instructional grievances and complex legal issues.
10% - Collaborative Partnerships:
Provides collaborative leadership with the members of the EMCC Executive Team. Collaborates with Vice Presidents from other Maricopa Community Colleges, the District Office Provost, and the Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs to provide administrative support toward the development of operational processes and procedures that will affect the "One Maricopa" approach. Assumes other related responsibilities as assigned by the President of the College.
· Earned Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
· Four (4) years’ experience in higher education administration and leadership including the supervision and evaluation of faculty
· Two (2) years teaching experience in higher education at an institutionally accredited organization
· Two (2) years’ experience with federal compliance and regional accreditation
· Two (2) years’ experience participating in curriculum development, assessment and instructional program evaluation
· Two (2) years’ experience managing and developing strategic planning and institutional budgets
· Leadership experience developing and managing community partnerships
· Doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution
· Two (2) or more years’ experience with online learning programs, including teaching and developing courses and/or managing online programs
· Two (2) or more years’ experience teaching in a community college as a full-time faculty member
· Three (3) or more years’ experience as a Dean or higher position working in a multi-campus or multi-college system
· Leadership experience, including principal investigator or grant director, in writing and/or managing competitive grants
· Three (3) or more years’ experience developing new academic and/or workforce development programs
· Demonstrated experience working at a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and/ or Minority Serving Institution (MSI)
Why consider the opportunity?
· Position is a key leadership role at one of the largest and oldest community college districts in the United States.
· Organization is focused on learning and outcomes.
· Wonderful atmosphere, engaged workforce, and engaged student body
· Focus on being a Learning Institution
· Organization supports a culture a commitment to collaboration.
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