Vice President for Instruction - Community College of Aurora in Aurora Colorado

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Community College of Aurora

Aurora, Colorado 80011

United States


Detailed Job Description

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Position Announcement
Vice President for Instruction

Position Title:  Vice President for Instruction
Position # 100010
Position Status: Exempt FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: The President of the College
Supervises: Personnel performing functions related to instructional programs and services

Basic Function:  Located near the beautiful Rocky Mountains of the front range of Colorado, the Community College of Aurora resides in one of the fastest growing suburbs of the Denver metropolitan area. The college is a progressive, dynamic, culturally diverse institution experiencing rapid growth, but with a strong commitment to high quality education and student success. The Community College of Aurora is looking for someone who will demonstrate an enthusiasm for student success. The Vice President for instruction is responsible for the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of instructional programs and services offered by the college, which includes degree and certificate programs, the Library, Academic Support and other programs and areas as specified by the President.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Establish and maintain standards and operational policies for instruction and educational services, which are consistent with the values, vision and mission of the college.
Implement and oversee the annual planning and evaluation cycle as it pertains to the office of instruction for all faculty and staff employed within the various departments. Support and direct program to enhance the ongoing professional development of all faculty and instructional support staff.
Serve as a member of the president's cabinet and other committees as assigned. Work collaboratively with the President and all members of cabinet to insure the development, implementation and achievement of the college’s master plan and associated goals. Provide input and leadership for institutional planning, specifically facilities planning for educational space and future academic program expansion.
Establish and maintain the college curriculum and instructional programs. Investigate and initiate viable new academic programs to meet the needs of students and the community served by the college. In conjunction with Deans and Department Chairs, analyze instructional program viability for revision, improvement, expansion or contraction as deemed appropriate.
Supervise the preparation of the master schedule of classes, the college catalog and instructionally related marketing materials. Supervise the preparation of college academic calendar. Supervise facilities scheduling related to instructional space.
In cooperation with appropriate college staff, set academic standards for passing courses, graduation and special academic honors.
Assure compliance of all instructional programs with the requirements of SBCCOE, CCHE and other state and federal regulatory agencies.
Represent the college in negotiations for articulation and transfer agreements with area schools, technical colleges and four-year colleges and universities.
Plan and develop management information systems relative to instructional programs and faculty in cooperation with IT and the planning and research office. Coordinate preparation of annual reports on academic services with all system, state and federal agencies.
Develop, coordinate and administer budgets related to academic programs and support services, assisted by subordinate administrators.
Lead activities associated with the college’s official accreditation process.
Generate partnerships with local K-12 schools, other colleges and universities and business and industry to best meet the needs of students, the community and business and industry.
Assumes other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the college President.

In order to perform the essential functions of this position, the individual must possess the ability to effectively communicate, concentrate, analyze data, pay attention to detail, retain learned knowledge, instruct/teach demonstrate strong organizational skills and demonstrate strong interpersonal skills. 

Master’s Degree, Doctorate preferred, in education, administration or a related field from an accredited institution required.
Three to five years of increasingly responsible administrative and supervisory experience in higher education or a related area. Experience as a faculty member highly desired.
Effective communication, both oral and written, and excellent interpersonal skills a must.
Ability to supervise professional and support staff with a collegial and participatory style of governance. Ability to establish strong teams, achieve consensus and establish strong relationships with both internal and external constituencies.
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and analyze complex programs and processes
Ability to coordinate the delivery of college level classes in a multi-campus setting and via various methods of educational technology
A commitment to building and embracing a multi-cultural, global campus community.

Salary:   This is a full-time, 12-month appointment. Beginning salary placement is anticipated to be in the $90s to low $100s. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  CCA offers an excellent benefit plan. Go here to see the insurance benefits associated with this position. Leave and holiday benefits are also included.

Application Process: To apply, send a letter of application specifically addressing the position requirements and a professional resume to
Any applicant who knowingly or willfully makes a false statement on any material fact or thing in his/her application material is guilty of perjury in the second degree as defined in section 18-8-503, Colorado Revised Statutes, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished accordingly.
Deadline to Submit Application Material:  Application material will be accepted until position is filled and will be reviewed as they are received. E-mail with questions regarding the application process.
Notice to all Applicants:
Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.
Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.
Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts.
CCA is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits.  For more information, visit
Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The Community College of Aurora does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability in the admission, access, treatment or employment in its programs or activities.  Inquiries about Title VI, Title VII, Title IX and Section 504 should be made to Debbie Irvine, 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A201, Aurora, CO 80011-9036.
CCA Mission:
“The Community College of Aurora provides lifelong educational opportunities, prepares the current and future workforce, and promotes excellence in teaching, learning and service to our diverse community.”


Keyword Phrases

  • Instruction
  • Vice President
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: 3-5 years
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume