The Vice President for Instruction (VPI) is the chief instructional officer of the College. This position provides the overall leadership for educational programs, faculty and staff, and instructional policies and procedures. In partnership with Campus Directors, Deans, and Associate Deans, the VPI is responsible for planning, coordinating and evaluating major functions of the College’s instructional division including, but not limited to, calendar development, academic master planning, annual planning and budgeting, accreditation compliance, curriculum development, assessment of student learning, and program review. The VPI is responsible for ensuring the College provides high quality and rigorous learning opportunities for a diverse student population.
The VPI reports to the College President and serves as a key member of the Administrative Team, which provides oversight of the day-to-day operation of the College. The VPI will provide key leadership for a number of transformative phases including the launch of several academic facilities, conversion from a quarter to semester calendar system, development of an academic master plan, implementation of a new advising model, and the addition of new academic programs. The VPI will work closely with other College administrators to ensure the College is successful in navigating these vital initiatives.
The VPI will embrace and promote the College’s goal to “maximize a positive and engaging organizational environment by encouraging input, reflective and transparent communication, and compassion and respect toward the views and ideas of others.” The ideal candidate will be a positive and inclusive leader that will embrace the use of data in decision making and have experience in the following areas:
• Enrollment growth, student success, and retention
• Program and partnership development
• Student learning outcome assessment
• Accreditation compliance
• Academic Master Planning
Work in collaboration with other administrators to develop and implement the following initiatives: standardization of admission requirements for all academic and technical programs, facilities construction, academic space planning, outcome assessment, accreditation compliance, and policy and procedure development. Carry out a key role in the Colleges commitment to access, equity and diversity including gender equity in the College’s academic programs such as STEM programs.
Embrace varying perspectives and delegate effectively to maximize leadership opportunities. Employ an active coaching approach to leadership that focuses on learning and personal growth opportunities.
The VPI will be an integral part of a movement to modernize and transform three campuses and six learning centers in a 15-county service area. Be fully capable of challenging assertions in a positive and transparent fashion.
The VPI must maintain a high level of understanding of the Higher Learning Commission accreditation standards and develop and administer policies and procedures necessary to main College and program accreditation. The VPI will work closely with the Director of Accreditation and Planning in preparation for the College’s next full accreditation visit in 2022.