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Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) (3 Openings)

Maricopa Community Colleges District Office
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 18, 2024

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Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) (3 Openings)

Job ID: 319756
Location: District Support Services Cntr
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Salary Range

$130,515.00 - $169,669.00/annually, DOE



Maricopa Summary

Are you looking for a place to work where you can make a real difference in the lives of over 200,000 college students every year?

Would you like to be part of an organization that adds $7.2 billion dollars to the economy and supports nearly 100,000 jobs in the fastest growing county in the United States?

Whether you're teaching, working, or learning Make It Happen At Maricopa County Community Colleges!

About Us

What's Currently Happening at Maricopa
  • Many of our campuses have received grant awards through the National Science Foundation to improve undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving institutions program (HSI Program).
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity and employee groups to create an environment of shared governance
  • One of the largest community college systems in the country
  • 2020 Healthy Arizona Worksites Program recipient
  • Named 19th Best Employer for Women by Forbes
  • 2019 No. 42 in Arizona's Best Employers

Job Summary

Plans, directs, evaluates, and provides oversight of a major College function, academic area, or instructional support services function under the direction of a College President and serves as a member of the College's senior management team.

Additional Information

A single application is an automatic submission for the (3) three Vice President of Academic Affairs Searches for:

  • Glendale Community College

  • Mesa Community College

  • South Mountain Community College

    Minimum Qualifications

    Master's Degree in a teaching field and four years of experience in an academic leadership and/or supervisory role in higher education and three years of full-time undergraduate teaching that includes curriculum/coursework development. Examples of academic leadership/supervisory experience include but are not limited to: division/ department chair, project management, policy development leadership, administration, evaluation and compliance leadership, committee leadership, program director, and shared governance leadership.

    Desired Qualifications

    A. A doctorate degree

    B. 5 years of full-time undergraduate teaching experience

    C. Full-time teaching experience at a community college

    D. 5-7 years of academic affairs leadership experience (i.e., department/division chair, dean, faculty leadership)

    E. Experience in a multi-college system
  • Experience with Guided Pathways

    F. Experience with accreditation (discipline or college)

    G. Demonstrated use of strategies in conflict resolution and facilitation

    E. Examples of commitment to the core principles of the professoriate: shared governance, academic freedom, and peer review

    How to Apply

    Applications, Inquiries, and Nominations

    This is a confidential search process. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received no later than March 15, 2024. The position will remain open until filled.

    Please Note: A single application is an automatic submission for the (3) three Vice President of Academic Affairs Searches for:

    Glendale Community College
  • Mesa Community College
  • South Mountain Community College

    To apply go to and upload your documents.

    Candidates will need to have the following information or materials available to complete the application:

    1. A letter of application (not to exceed 5 pages) that succinctly addresses the opportunities and challenges identified in the Position Profile and demonstrates how the candidate's experience and professional qualifications prepare them to serve as Vice President of Academic Affairs within the Maricopa County Community's multi-college system.

    2. A current resume including an email address and cellular telephone number.

    3. A list of eight references: example, two to three supervisors, two to three direct reports, and two to three faculty and/or staff members from current and former institutions.

    For additional information, nominations or confidential inquiries please contact:

  • Debbie DiThomas, Ph.D., ACCT Search Consultant,, (951) 961-6533 (mobile)

  • Julie Golder, J.D., Vice President of Search Services, ACCT,, (202) 384-5816 (mobile), (202)775-4466 (office)

    EEO, Title IX, & Clery Act

    Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination in employment or education, against any applicant, employee, or student because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status (including document abuse), age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.

    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

    The policy of the MCCCD is to provide an educational, employment, and business environment free of gender discrimination. Incidents of misconduct should be reported to the college Title IX Coordinator, as outlined in policy, contact information is available at this link Title IX Coordinators.

    The Clery Act is a Federal law requiring United States Colleges and Universities to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. Crime reporting data for each of the Maricopa Community Colleges, as required under the Clery Act, is available at this link Clery Act.

    To apply, visit


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