Vice President of Academics and Student Affairs
Eastern Arizona College's District Offices are located in Thatcher, Arizona, a beautiful rural area with easy access to arid as well as mountainous recreation. The College is located approximately 125 miles northeast of Tucson and 165 miles southeast of Phoenix. EAC is a comprehensive community college offering five associate degrees across nearly 50 programs of study. Eastern Arizona College is the oldest member of the Arizona Community College system and is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.
Under the direction of the President, the Vice President of Academics and Student Affairs serves as the chief academic officer of the college and has primary leadership responsibilities for educational policy and academic programs. This includes program review and improvement, accreditation, assessment of student learning and advancement of student success, academic personnel decisions, budget development, fiscal accountability, program and curriculum development, overall supervision of student life, and the encouragement and improvement of teaching and learning.
The Vice President of Academics and Student Affairs is responsible for planning, implementing and coordinating the educational programs of the College. The Vice President must work closely and effectively with Academic Deans, Dean of Students, other administrators, and members of the faculty. While the managerial functions related to curriculum and instruction rest with the Deans, the Vice President serves as a leader in long-term planning of educational programs, assuring quality of instruction, selection and development of distinguished faculty, and furthering Eastern Arizona College's strategic plan, goals and objectives.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed:
- Knowledge and experience in accreditation self-evaluation and continuous improvement initiatives
- Knowledge and experience in strategic planning and using data to support informed decision-making processes
- Knowledge and skill in Student Learning Outcome design, development, implementation, and assessment
- Knowledge and experience in curriculum development and innovation
- Knowledge and experience in effective administration of student affairs and residential life
- Knowledge of computers, computer applications and other technologies that support management systems and business office functions
- Knowledge of the State and Federal codes, statutes and regulations that govern Community College instructional, student support, auxiliary, and other student learning programs
- And, the ability to incorporate and model ethical behavior and practice good citizenship by showing respect to a college's stakeholders including students, co-workers, partners, and communities at all times.
- Master's degree, or higher, from an accredited institution
- Five or more years of demonstrated administrative leadership in higher education
- Three or more years teaching experience in higher education with a demonstrated student-centered philosophy of education
- Demonstrated experience with strategic planning, strong fiscal management linking resource allocation to planning and priorities (including data-driven decision-making), and leading the ongoing efforts of a college to meet accreditation standards
- Demonstrated sensitivity and skill in respectfully working with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of members of a college community, including those with disabilities
- Demonstrated skill in using technology to enhance productivity, communication, teaching and learning
- Outstanding oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated effective collaboration, team-building, and partnership building skills
- And, a demonstrated commitment to academic quality and standards.
- An earned doctorate from an accredited institution
- And, an understanding of Eastern Arizona College's mission, its educational and financial issues, the laws and regulations pertaining to education in Arizona, and the changing role of community colleges.
Compensation and Position Availability:
The initial position compensation range is $134,958 to $139.457 per current salary schedule plus a cash flex benefit. The position also includes excellent employee benefits. The anticipated position start date is July 1, 2020.