Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Springs, Colorado Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is a unique community college system,that has achieved state legislative approval to pursue accreditation to offer some Baccalaureate degrees. CMC has three residential and seven community campuses along with one virtual campus located in the north-central Rockies of Colorado. The College service area covers 12,000 square miles, three national forests, six wilderness areas and most of Colorado's major ski resorts. CMC serves twelve Colorado communities including Aspen, Breckenridge, Dillon, Carbondale, Buena Vista/Chaffee County, Edwards, Glenwood Springs, Rifle/West Garfield County, Vail-Eagle Valley, Spring Valley, Steamboat Springs, and Leadville. Colorado Mountain College serves over 25,000 students in unduplicated head count each year. The Position Reporting directly to the President, the new Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs (SVPAA) will lead with enthusiasm, vision, and energy—building on the forward momentum of increased enrollment and the newness of offering bachelor’s degrees. The SVPAA provides executive-level vision, innovation, and direction for academic affairs throughout the CMC College District. This position will include leadership for facilitating, developing, and reviewing district-wide academic programs; assessment and learning outcomes; policy development and implementation; professional development opportunities, and other initiatives which further enhance academic affairs. Student learning and success is critical in fulfilling the CMC’s vision of First Choice in Learning, Partnerships, and Leadership. It is essential to work closely with Student Affairs, faculty and instructional supervisors throughout the College District to provide leadership for the development and implementation of student success strategies. In collaboration with the President, the SVPAA is expected to engage in shared leadership, especially guiding Student Affairs, Information Technology and Institutional Effectiveness. As a member of CMC’s executive team, the SVPAA will collaborate with all constituencies within the college and in the communities. Qualifications The successful candidate must be able to achieve positive, measurable results in a fast-paced environment. A minimum of an earned doctoral degree from an accredited institution, plus seven years of higher education administrative academic experience in progressive leadership roles and responsibilities, and three years of teaching experience is required. The position requires an accessible and collaborative style, coupled with a keen ability to articulate the College’s mission and academic offerings to faculty, staff, alumni, the community, and accrediting bodies. A proven track record in strategic planning and effective team building is essential. An understanding of institutional assessment, quality standards, and experience working successfully with governing boards is crucial. A deep appreciation of the academic mission of a community college while embracing the opportunity for expansion to possibly offer selected bachelor’s degrees, as well as a commitment to working in a complex and collaborative organization will also be important factors in the selection of the next SVPAA. Additionally, the successful candidate will possess the ability to apply continuous quality improvement principles to the learning environment within the context of the accreditation process. Experience in a multi-campus system is highly desirable. Application and Nomination Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled with a priority deadline of September 24, 2010. Online applications, including a position specific letter of interest, a resume, and a list of three references are being accepted http://coloradomtn.edu/
– The Spelman & Johnson Group is assisting CMC with this search. or To nominate an individual for this position, please email Jennifer N. Hiatt, Search Associate at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413-529-2895. For confidential inquiries after application, please email Kelly Johnson at email@example.com or call 970-947-8301. Visit the Colorado Mountain College website at www.coloradomtn.edu Colorado Mountain College is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs or activities.