Associate Vice President for Learning - San Juan College in Farmington New Mexico

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San Juan College

Farmington, New Mexico

United States

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Detailed Job Description

This position reports to the Vice President of Learning and is responsible for assisting in directing the college’s instructional programs and instructional support services.


San Juan College is committed to serving the needs of our students through a process of continuous quality improvement. We uphold and affirm the following iCARE values:

• Innovation
• Collaboration
• Accountability
• Respect
• Excellence

Duties & Responsibilities


• Serves on the Executive Leadership Team; participates in decision making regarding college policy and procedure, strategic planning, academic support, budgeting, hiring and other personnel matters.

• Serves on the Learning Leadership Team; participates in decision making related to academic issues and policies.

• Serves as co-chair of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) /Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) committee; ensures that the college works collaboratively to address key processes central to AQIP, including embedding continuing quality improvement processes in all college activities.

• Serves as liaison to the HLC; ensures that the college follows policies and accreditation processes.

• Works with other college personnel to produce reports and substantive change applications.

• Facilitates projects related to strategic initiatives; provides leadership for multiple implementation teams and tactical teams for college-wide strategic planning.

• Supervises Library, Center for Student Engagement, Center for Teaching Excellence, and East and West Campus operations.

• Provides oversight and support to individuals and projects associated with learning outcomes assessment, program review, faculty development, developmental education, online learning, honors, university partnerships and articulation, and academic scheduling.

• Oversees academic processes, including schedule building, development of online courses, program review, faculty performance evaluations, and faculty handbook development.

• Performs related duties.


• Knowledge of higher education administration.

• Knowledge of curriculum development principles.

• Knowledge of business and management principles.

• Knowledge of personnel principles and practices.

• Knowledge of long-range strategic planning.

• Knowledge of current trends in higher education.

• Knowledge of budget preparation and management principles.

• Knowledge of accreditation standards and processes.

• Skill in the delegation of responsibility and authority.

• Skill in decision making and problem solving.

• Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.

• Skill in oral and written communication.

• Skill in working effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.


The Vice President for Learning assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities.


Guidelines include accreditation requirements, New Mexico Higher Education Department rules and regulations, the staff and faculty handbooks, and college and program policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.


• The work consists of varied duties in assisting in directing the college’s instructional programs and instructional support services. The variety of tasks to be managed contributes to the complexity of the position.

• The purpose of this position is to assist in directing the instructional operations of San Juan College. Success in this position contributes to the success of the college’s instructional programs.


• Contacts are typically with co-workers, other college personnel, faculty, staff, students, representatives of accrediting agencies, community leaders, public school principals and professional staff, and members of the general public.

• Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, to provide services, to negotiate or justify matters, or to motivate or influence persons.


• The work is typically performed sitting at a desk or table or while standing or walking. The employee uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.

• The work is typically performed in an office.


This position has direct supervision over Director of Library Services (1), Senior Director – Center for Student Engagement (1), Director of Center for Teaching Excellence (1), East Campus Director (1), West Campus Director (1), Events Scheduler (1), Academic Scheduler (1), and Administrative Assistant II (1).


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Master’s Degree in a course of study is required. Terminal Degree (Ed.D., Ph.D.) is preferred. • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience. All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of Criminal Background Investigation.

Starting Salary


Special Instructions to Applicants

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of Criminal Background Investigation.

Keyword Phrases

  • Associate Vice President for Learning
  • Inspire and Support Life Long Learning
  • Innovative, Dynamic Learning College
  • Commitment to Excellence
  • Academic Vice Presidents & Provosts
  • Curriculum & Instructional Technology and Design E
  • Faculty Development /Affairs Executives
  • Curriculum & Instructional Technology and Design
  • Faculty Development/Affairs
  • Community College Executives
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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