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Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs

Aims Community College
Colorado, United States
$100,341.00 - $105,358.00
Posted Date
Dec 9, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership
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Full Time
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Aims Community College, locally governed, locally funded, is a debt-free and progressive community college with centralized administrative services located on the Greeley Campus, which supports three additional locations. Situated on the front range of the Colorado Rockies, serving over 8000 learners annually, Aims Community College prepares students for success in more than 200 degree and certificate programs. Our wonderful staff, faculty, and administration work as a team to ensure excellent service.  This commitment was recognized by The Denver Post and Monster Jobs as the “Best Place to Work” in 2018 and 2019!   Our commitment to a Diverse Community: Our student body reflects the growing diversity of our community: 55% of our students identify as white, 36% as Hispanic, 2% as Asian, 2% as African-American, and 2% as multiracial.  Aims Community College is committed to serving all of our students, including populations that are traditionally underserved in higher education, and we welcome applicants who share a commitment to inclusive excellence.

Purpose: Build a Stronger Community
Vision: First Choice - The Recognized Leader in Learning and Student Success
Mission: Provide knowledge and skills to advance quality of life, economic vitality, and overall success of the diverse communities we serve.

2018-2023 Strategic Directions:
Empower Students to Succeed
Enhance Operational Performance
Enrich Northern Colorado Economic Development

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·         Clearly document job duties performed that relate to responsibilities, qualifications, and essential job duties in the “Work Experience” section on the application. We evaluate your experience based on this information. ·         Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week or credit hours worked per term for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application. ·         Please make sure you state whether work experience (aka work history) is part time or full-time employment (full time is 40 or more hours per week).


Be sure to upload all the required documents listed at the bottom of the Job Description. This can be uploaded as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section.  If there are missing documents, your incomplete application will not be considered.

Upon hire, all positions at Aims Community College require a criminal background check, and may require an MVR, and/or drug screen. Keep in mind, a conviction does not automatically preclude candidates from being employed. The nature of a conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the position.


Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs (AVPAA) is responsible for providing effective planning and vision, comprehensive leadership, budget oversight, data analysis, and institutional coordination, supervision and oversight of all affairs and activities for: Online Learning, CTE Perkins’ Grant, Aims’ Curriculum, and Program Feasibility and Viability, Learning Commons, Prior Learning Assessment, Open Educational Resources, Faculty Teaching and Learning Center, as well as other Academic Affairs strategic tactics. The Asst. VPAA will also lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of training and professional development for the deans and department chairs. The AVPAA is responsible for implementing the Academic Plan as well as Strategic Plan tactics, including accreditation matters, policy and procedure reformation and other duties as assigned.


Job Description:

Coordination of Academic Affairs Operations 40%

Provides Academic Affairs leadership including Online Learning, CTE Perkins’ Grant, Aims’ Curriculum, Program Feasibility and Viability, Learning Commons, Prior Learning Assessment, Open Educational Resources, Faculty Teaching and Learning Center, and implements Academic Affairs strategic plan and Academic Master plan initiatives and other key Academic Affairs projects.

  1. Assists in the development and implementation of Academic Affairs standard operating processes (SOP’s), the Academic Master Plan, and strategic plan tactics.
  2. Attends college/community/statewide meetings to support academic areas.
  3. Attends Advisory Committee meetings for CTE programs as needed.
  4. Provides advice and/or recommendations pertinent to areas of expertise.
  5. Serves as resource for interpreting college policies and procedures, and provides support for accreditation matters.
  6. Serves as a resource for college departments.


Department Management 35%

The Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs oversees all affairs that take place within the Learning Commons on all campuses, the office of Career and Technical Education, the Online Learning Department, and the Office of Learning Environments.

  1. Ensures Online Learning, Learning Commons, Faculty Teaching and Learning Center, and Open Educational Resources have the structure, resources, and support to provide services to students, programs, and the communities served.
  2. Provides leadership and oversight of the CTE Perkins’ Grant program.
  3. Responds to complicated and/or sensitive/confidential inquiries and situations relative to the work of the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  4. Leads the development of budgets and coordinates oversight of academic affairs fiscal matters.
  5. Establishes work standards; monitors work progress and flow.


Organizational Development 20%

  1. Provides leadership and direction for Aims’ Curriculum including servicing the Academic Master Plan, and the Curriculum Committee.
  2. Oversees Prior Learning Assessment and Open Educational Resource development and coordination, implements the related goals and objectives.
  3. Arranges conferences, retreats, and professional development for the Academic Deans and department Chairs/Directors including the design and implementation of agendas, and conducts follow-up assessments.

Oversees Program Feasibility and Viability development and support, provides annual reporting for the Executive Vice President.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Master’s Degree in related field such as Higher Education or Non-Profit.
  2. Plus, three years of full-time related academic administrative experience.
  3. Three-year full-time (or equivalent) teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
  4. Experience developing and managing budgets.
  5. Experience managing effective and positive change.
  6. Experience with development and oversight of multiple modalities and online learning programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Doctorate or terminal degree.
  2. Five years of related administrative experience.
  3. Proven ability to initiate and implement major initiatives.


Starting Compensation: $100,341.00

The hiring range for full-time positions is based on qualifications, experience and internal equity and one can earn up to 5% above the minimum salary stated in the job posting. Employees in these positions may be asked to participate in temporary assignments lasting less than 6 months (such as curriculum development, short term projects, meetings and substitute duties) which could amount to additional temporary pay.

Included with Aims Full-time Employment is a generous package of Benefits, most are listed below:

  • Benefits are effective immediately
  • 100% employer provided medical & dental coverage employees (employee only option)
  • 85% employer provided medical & dental coverage for employee's spouse and/or family
  • Voluntary vision insurance
  • Staff Annual Leave (minimum accrual of 15 days) & Sick (minimum accrual of 12 days)
  • 17 paid holidays and 3 personal days each year
  • Summer schedule: 4-day work week - Fridays Off
  • Employer paid long-term disability and life insurance premiums  
  • Tuition waiver & reimbursement for employees
  • Tuition waiver for dependents
  • PERA employer (see for comprehensive benefits) 
  • Additional supplemental benefits & retirement programs available
  • Access to the PERC (Aims gym) for employee & one guest
  • Free parking on all campuses



If you need assistance with this process please contact Human Resources.

Initial screening will be conducted by a committee based on completed application materials.


Please be prepared to submit the following, if required:

Cover Letter addressing qualifications relative to position requirements
• Resume
• Diversity Statement; see below  
• Teaching Philosophy (for faculty positions only)
• Copy of Transcripts for all positions. Official transcripts will be required if hired for all Full-Time positions


Diversity Statement Instructions

Aims Community College recognizes and celebrates diversity within our students, faculty, and staff. We are committed to equity and inclusion to improve the learning experiences of all students and the working conditions of all employees.

  • In your diversity statement, please provide your interpretation of what it means to serve a diverse community and work in an inclusive environment.
  • Please include specific examples for how your background, education, and/or professional experience have prepared you to fulfill those responsibilities in this position.
  • As you consider what to put in your statement, please note Aims Community College is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, or any other protected class.


Faculty:  Must submit academic transcripts from an accredited institution. Applicants who have degrees from outside of the United States must request a credential evaluation of their transcript. National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( or Association of International Credential Evaluators ( lists members who may be contacted for assistance in evaluating foreign credentials.

If you are a current Aims Community College Faculty and have transcripts on file, then a new official copy is not required.

Aims Community College is an equal opportunity employer.  Selection will be based solely on merit and will be without discrimination based on age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, or veteran's status.  All application materials must be submitted by the closing date posted and become the property of Aims Community College. The screening committee will select finalists for interviews. The goal of Aims Community College is to enhance the diversity present in the district we serve. To comply with Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, if hired, you will be required to provide documents within 3 days of hire date to show your identity and your authorization to work. This law applies to all persons hired.

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