A career at the Colorado Community College System’s administrative office comes with great perks. As you help the operations of our 13 colleges continuously improve, you will reap a rewarding experience with being a part of an enterprise which assists thousands of students to elevate their lives each year. We are confident – when you consider all the tangibles and intangibles – you will want to make the next, and final, stop of your career the Colorado Community College System.

You will admire the friendly culture of our system office and be inspired by our team environment and dedicated employees. Additionally, we offer:
  • Generous annual and sick leave benefits (15 hours of annual leave and 10 hours of sick leave accrued each month – based on fulltime status); our employees stay because of the work/life balance they are able to obtain here.
  • Attractive health, dental, vision, life, and flexible savings options; we will also help you build your retirement savings via our defined benefit or defined contribution plans.
  • An opportunity to become a lifelong-learner and enjoy considerable savings for the college education of your dependents through our tuition reimbursement program.
For a complete overview of our benefits, visit the benefits section of our website (https://resources.cccs.edu/employee-resources/employee-benefits/).
Job Details
VP of Academic Affairs/Provost
APT (Administrative, Professional-Technical)
Academic Affairs
Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae
The Vice President and Provost (VPAA/Provost) is the Chief Academic Officer of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), providing leadership for all and coordination among college Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs/Provosts.  The VPAA/Provost serves as the chief strategist for instruction including academic, career and technical education and workforce programs. The position is accountable for the academic integrity of CCCS inclusive of areas such as curriculum, program development, workforce partnerships and secondary and postsecondary career and technical education. Serves as the academic liaison to the System colleges and assists in statewide and college academic planning efforts.
  • Responsible for providing environmental scan and implementation as appropriate of national/international academic and workforce trends, issues and innovations supporting career & technical education programs (secondary, post-secondary, and adult), partnership development supporting academic programming as necessitated by policy, best practices, or other efforts.
  • Provides oversight and/or direct coordination of CCCS Strategic Plan milestones directly relating to Academic Affairs.
  • Responsible for System level approvals and evaluation of degrees and certificates for credit and non-credit programming.  Leads approval process of degrees requiring State Board for Community College and Occupational Education (SBCCOE) approvals, Colorado Commission of Higher Education or other accreditation approvals.
  • Supervises the development of various planning documents, including the Perkins State plan for Career and Technical Education and Statewide Articulation Agreements (STAA). 
  • Serves, at the direction of the President, as the academic representative and/or liaison for the System with the staff of the CCHE, the Colorado General Assembly, the Colorado Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Education, the state directors of both occupational education and community colleges, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), program accrediting agencies such as ACEN, and other appropriate instructional, workforce and educational entities.
  • Serves as System leadership to Academic Council and General Education Council for CDHE. 
  • Along with Executive staff, provides research, recommendations and support to CCCS staff and legislative liaison(s) for legislative and policy development.
  • Serves as a member of the Executive Committee chaired by the System President.    

Minimum Educational Requirements

  • Doctorate Degree

Minimum Experience Requirements

  • Five years increasingly responsible higher education leadership, management and supervisory experience
  • Experience with curriculum and program development
  • Experience with leading large-scale change in regard to academic/instructional initiatives
  • Experience in policy development
  • Experience with data driven analysis and decision-making processes
  • Teaching experience

Preferred Experience Requirements

  • Dean or Chief Academic Officer or Provost in a higher education setting
  • Community college experience
  • Strategic planning experience
  • Demonstrated experience with innovative program development
  • Implementation of strategies designed to increase access, persistence and graduation rates

Unique Personal Characteristics

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in establishing partnerships
  • Experience working in diverse settings
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork and collaboration
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, integrity, and ethical behavior; a genuine broker of diverse ideas and points of view
  • Demonstration of positive attitude
  • Self-motivated
  • Highly organized
  • Professionally driven

CCCS is an equal opportunity employer with a strong organizational commitment to diversity its workforce. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

This position will remain open until an adequate pool of candidates has been identified. To ensure full consideration, please submit your application by April 13, 2018.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

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Applicant materials must be received by the close date and you will need to upload all of the requested documents, in order to ensure full consideration. 

Colorado Community College System
Human Resources 9101 E Lowry Blvd. Denver CO 80230-6011