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Administrator - Vice President of Instruction

Position Deleted on 1/19/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Lakewood, CO
Executive - Academic Vice Presidents and Provosts
Application Due:
Full Time
Administrator - Vice President of Instruction
Start Date: Summer/Fall 2013
Location: Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, Colorado
Salary: Competitive, commensurate with education and experience.
Application Close Date: All Applications for this position must be received in RRCC Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on January 18, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. MST.

Position Overview and Opportunity

The Vice President of Instruction serves as the Chief Academic Officer for the institution and reports directly to the President. This position provides leadership for all academic programs in support of Red Rocks Community
College's mission and vision. The Vice President of Instruction is responsible for creating and sustaining the College's Academic Master Plan by advocating for and collaborating with faculty, providing visionary leadership, supporting innovation, initiating change management and strategic planning efforts, and ensuring the overall quality of instruction at the college. The Vice President of Instruction will be a creative and dynamic individual who is team-oriented with the ability to build consensus. The Vice President will lead the Instructional Services Division in developing practices and procedures, including the establishment of an effective program review process.


Provide leadership and supervision for full-time faculty, as well as professional technical, classified, and instructional staff. Evaluate and assign faculty, classified, and professional technical staff in accordance with respective employee performance plans. Develop divisional and departmental leadership teams. Create, monitor and/or participate in internal and external committee work that promotes the goals of the division and instruction. Verify and monitor the employee contract approval process, including part-time contracts and fulltime overloads. Formulate and implement strategies for instructional faculty and staff, instructional departments and other campus constituencies. Develop and administer instructional budgets in collaboration with the instructional deans, faculty, and staff. Justify and effectively manage all appropriate operating budget categories including acquisition, maintenance, and inventory of capital. Initiate and coordinate instructional teams and external groups to develop and implement programs and curricula. Represent College at community and national events, in meetings with other institutions, and during the accreditation process. Work closely with the Vice President of Student Services on college-wide recruitment, retention, and student success initiatives. Co-chair the Enrollment Management Team, providing leadership for proactive and strategic enrollment planning. Serve as arbiter for student complaints, consider student requests, and work with faculty to address and resolve issues as they arise. Understand and implement shared governance and collaborative decision-making processes across division/department lines. Utilize scholarship and leadership skills in promoting educational innovation and improvement. Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications for this position are a master's degree with five years of experience, which will include the following: 1) A minimum of 3 years administrative leadership in a higher education institution or related
environment, 2) Demonstrated experience in educational program and/or curriculum design and development, 3)Demonstrated budget management and oversight experience, and 4) A minimum of two years full- or part-time teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications for this position are a PhD, EdD, or other terminal degree in an academic field with a demonstrated record of recent and comprehensive scholarship. Demonstrated experience utilizing and promoting
alternative delivery methods and instructional techniques. Community College experience. Experience working with career and technical education programs. Grant administration experience. Experience building partnerships
with 4-year institutions, as well as business, industry, and community partners. Experience working with higher education accreditation bodies.

Required Competencies for this position are strong decision-making and conflict management skills, the ability to serve as an agent of change, and the ability to demonstrate integrity in a highly visible position. The Vice President of Instruction must also possess the ability to utilize computer technology to access data, maintain records, generate reports and communicate with others; the ability to deal effectively with individuals and teams from diverse backgrounds; and the ability to provide quality customer service.

About Red Rocks Community College: Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Lakewood, Colorado, Red Rocks Community College offers more than 150 programs and 650 courses leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates.

Red Rocks has campuses in Lakewood and Arvada. Courses are delivered in formats from traditional classroom to online to self-paced and weekend classes.

Since 1969, Red Rocks Community College has delivered quality education to an eclectic mix of students of all ages, incomes and backgrounds. For many of our 15,000 annual students, Red Rocks is the convenient community college just down the street. For others, a Red Rocks program or course is worth traveling halfway around the world.

To Apply: To apply for this position the following are required: 1) A completed RRCC employment application (only information contained on the application will be used to determine if applicants meet minimum qualifications.), 2) A cover letter, 3) A resume or CV, 4) Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required for the position finalist), 5) A statement of philosophy on quality and quality improvement in higher education.

Please follow this link for an application:

Application documents may be emailed to or mailed directly to:
Red Rocks Community College
13300 W. Sixth Avenue, Campus Box 17
Lakewood, CO 80228-­‐1255

Phone: 303-­‐914-­‐6570
FAX: 303-­‐914-­‐6800

Red Rocks Community College is committed to diversity in its people and programs. The College is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, or ancestry, or any other category protected by applicable law.

The College has designated the Human Resources Director as its Equal Opportunity Employment Officer and Title IX Administrator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. Report all concerns or complaints relating to discrimination or harassment to the Title IX/EO Coordinator(s): Bill Dial, Director of Human Resources/Title IX Administrator, 13300 West Sixth Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80228. 303.914.6298.

Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in the application process, please notify Human Resources at 303-914-6570.

Effective July 1, 2003, it is Red Rocks Community College procedure to conduct pre-employment background checks on all employment finalists to determine or verify background information, including criminal history, references from previous employment, qualifications, and, when applicable, driving history. Employment offers are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.

For information regarding Red Rocks Community College security, including crime statistics for the Red Rocks Community College and Arvada campus, please see the Red Rocks Community College campus security website at: For a hard copy report please contact 303.914.6498
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