Vice President of Instruction - Pima Community College in Tucson Arizona

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Pima Community College

Tucson, Arizona 85709

United States


Detailed Job Description

Vice President of Instruction
Pima Community College District

Posting Number: 15A3DCG101
Position Type: Administrator
Department: Downtown Campus
Salary: E82/1 - 5 $116,559 - $128,158
Salary Breakdown: Annually
Job List: External
Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Summary
About Tucson:
Surrounded by multiple mountain ranges in the Arizona Sonoran Desert, Tucson is the second largest city in the state, boasts an average of 286 days of sunshine annually and is home to the University of Arizona.

About Pima:
Pima Community College is committed to student success.  Through this commitment, PCC values and recognizes diversity while seeking to strengthen the ties that bind us. Our commitment is driven by our values, and shapes our mission. The result is success for students and the community, who have pledged their hopes, dreams and resources to achieve their personal vision of the American Dream.

PCC is one of the largest multi-campus community colleges in the U.S., offering over 100 certificate and degree programs. We meet the needs of the community by offering instruction when and how our students want it. Employees can expect to participate in innovative, flexible scheduling, in keeping with the College's vision, to provide access to learning without the limits of time, place or distance.

About the Position:
The Vice President of Instruction is responsible for providing vision, academic leadership and direction and providing highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Campus President.

Job Announcement will remain open until filled.  The first review of applications will be March 7, 2016.  Please Note:  Applications received after the committee review process is completed may not be reviewed.  It is recommended interested applicants submit their materials by the established first review deadline.

Duties and Responsibilities
Overseeing campus instructional and academic support services as it relates to:
• Provide academic leadership in developing and sustaining collaborative, integrated campus partnerships
• Recognize and create opportunities in response to emerging business and educational trends
• Research and develop recommendations for programs
• Create and implement accountability systems to ensure program goals, objectives, policies and procedures are met
• Lead the development of a data-informed and student-centered academic master course schedule to ensure clear pathways for student completion
• Lead academic deans, instructional staff, faculty and adjunct faculty
• Develop and manage instructional operating budgets and yearly instructional capital budget requests
• Oversee campus academic centers
• Coordinate the evaluation of activities and operations to ensure goals, objectives and the needs of the student population are met
• Participate in the development and implementation of the campus strategic plan
• Develop mechanisms for a wide range of delivery systems and the use of new and emerging technology in support of instruction
• Coordinate activities with other College departments and campuses and outside agencies
• Provide direction for the development, implementation and review of curriculum, both new and existing, as well as new initiatives and programs
• Provide leadership and ensure the assessment of student learning outcomes at course, program, and college-level
• Ensure that the college complies with all state, federal, and Higher Learning Commission policies and requirements
• Support the selection of faculty and staff
• Create and maintain a high level of staff morale conducive to the development of instructional and service innovations
• Create a culture of collaboration utilizing data informed decision making leading to increased student enrollment, retention, and completion
• Mentor, motivate and evaluate personnel
• Serve on a variety of committees and study groups
• Represent the College to the community and outside organizations
• Participate in community outreach and development activities including development of external funding sources

The ideal candidates will be accomplished academic leaders with experience that demonstrates the ability to lead and manage the instructional activities and programs of a campus, including developing, recommending and implementing instructional goals, objectives, policies and procedures.

Job Requirements
• Master’s Degree and
• Three years administrator level experience leading academic programs
• Candidates who possess similar minimum objective qualifications are encouraged to apply and should describe in detail the work experience and education you regard as establishing the equivalency

Preferred Requirements:
• Five or more years administrative experience leading academic programs
• Instruction and Student Development work experience
• College-level teaching experience
• Demonstrated experience in grant proposal development, writing, administration and reporting
• Earned doctorate degree from an accredited institution

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Demonstrated knowledge and leadership experience in fiscal management, strategic planning, curriculum and instruction, student learning outcomes and assessment, program development, student retention, enrollment management, international student development, distance education, facilities planning and community relations
• Experience in and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, ethnic and disability backgrounds of community college students and the community at large
• Strategic planning and change management skills
• Passion for continuous learning and self-improvement
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain cooperative educational partnerships
• A collaborative, consultative and inclusive management style
• Experience using research and data to inform decision making

Please refer to the College Employees Personnel Policy Statement, under the section Benefits at:

Directions for Applying and Other Important Information
In order to apply for a position, applicants must submit an application at and include the required documents listed for the position.  See below for information about documents:
• Resume should be up-to-date and account for and describe all gaps in employment
• Letter of interest or cover letter should not exceed three pages, and should describe your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience related to the duties and responsibilities of the position, as well as the strengths you would bring to the assignment.  Cover letters/letters of interest are not required to be addressed to a specific person or persons.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please call either Leticia Anduaga or Sonia Jones at (520) 206-4624 or  Human Resources hours are normally Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

To request a reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities, please contact

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:
Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Keyword Phrases

  • Vice President Instruction
  • Vice President of Instruction
  • Human Resources
  • Academic Vice Presidents & Provosts
  • Academic Administration Executives
  • Curriculum & Instructional Tech. & Design Execs
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 3 years
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume