Human Resources

Human Resources

Vision Statement

The Human Resources Office will exhibit the highest level of excellence in all aspects of serving the present and prospective members of the faculty, staff and students we support.

Mission Statement

The Human Resources Office serves the college by focusing efforts on the college’s most valuable asset, its employees. We do this through recruitment, hiring, and retention of a diverse, qualified workforce and providing employees with excellent service while maintaining the highest standards of integrity, leadership, knowledge, honesty, and respect.

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ABOUT PARADISE VALLY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Phoenix, Arizona
www.paradisevalley.edu

Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) is one of ten colleges, two skill centers, and multiple satellite centers of the Maricopa County Community College District, an organization dedicated to educational excellence and to meeting the needs of businesses and the community of citizens in Maricopa County, Arizona. PVCC serves a predominately residential area in northeast Phoenix and northern Maricopa County. With two campuses, PVCC is a learning-centered comprehensive community college offering traditional programs in general education and transfer degrees, as well as certificates and degrees in a number of occupational fields. Noteworthy programs include Nursing, Healthcare, Paramedicine/EMT, and Fire Science. PVCC is home to regional and national award winning athletic programs. The Aspen Institute ranks the College among the Nation’s Top 150 Community Colleges. The College is a Military Friendly School and a Top School in the Military Advanced Education & Transition Guide to Colleges & Universities research study. Student demographics include 30% full-time, 70% part-time; 43% male, 56% female; 1% American Indian; 3% Asian-Pacific Islander; 4% African American; and 16% Hispanic. PVCC is celebrating its 30-year anniversary, and per semester student enrollment of approximately 8,400 with unduplicated headcount per year of over 14,000.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Vice President of Student Affairs reports directly to the College President and is charged with leadership for student development and success programs, systemic enrollment management, and out of class learning initiatives. This position leads the following student affairs units including: Dean of Student Affairs, Welcome Center, Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, Testing, Career Services, New Student Orientation, Academic Advising, Student Life and Leadership, Student Recruitment and Outreach, Intercollegiate Athletics, Disability Resource Services and Veterans Services. The Vice President provides college-wide leadership for a Strategic Enrollment Management plan.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

The Vice President of Student Affairs provides collaborative leadership, strategic planning, supervision, budget development and oversight for all student affairs units; develops and implements a learning-centered, student success programming across all units with a special emphasis on student engagement in the first and second semesters, orientation, developmental advising in order to improve student persistence, retention, and completion; in collaboration with other College vice presidents, leads short and long term institutional level strategic enrollment management planning to reach college enrollment targets by developing strategies to maximize financial aid programs for student success; strengthens and expands College recruitment strategies; provides leadership to implement a comprehensive culture of student success in the out-of-class environment through the integration student success/learning outcomes into all programs and College culture; plans, develops and implements student learning outcomes assessment program across the student affairs division including program review; utilizes student success data (CCSSE, Noel-Levitz, etc.) to improve college environment and programs; researches, develops, recommends, administers and evaluates policies, procedures, best practices, technology applications, and data analytics to insure goal achievement related to enrollment, persistence and completion; oversees developmentally based student code of conduct and judicial services; serves as a student affairs liaison and develops and promotes good public relation contacts with city and other governmental officials; promotes and encourages cooperative working relationships with K-12 school districts and charter schools; represents college on district-wide councils, committees and ad hoc groups.

OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

A TIME OF CHANGE
Paradise Valley Community College is experiencing significant change due to state funding and the District’s transformation to a more sustainable and competitive educational model that retains Maricopa’s reputation for offering a high quality, successful student experience. The Chief Student Affairs Officer will be supportive of system-level transformation while keenly evaluating the best interests of PVCC’s mission, vision and values. As the student affairs representative at the District level, proactive engagement in support a robust and comprehensive student life experience at the college is a requirement. Leadership to support a system implementation of Guided pathways is required.

LEADERSHIP, VISION and COLLABORATION
Articulate clearly a vision of student learning and success in the context of a Learning Centered College. Lead student affairs in modeling professional organization engagement by empowering a talented team to deliver leading edge student affairs services. Collaborate internally, externally, cross-functionally (especially Academic Affairs) and with District peers. Effectively use data by determining what the data tells us and how to best utilize it in practical and measurable ways. Keep abreast of current theory, trends and best practices. Incorporate technology in innovative and effective ways.

STUDENT SUCCESS
PVCC strives to enhance its culture of student success, including the student out of class experience. The national agenda around completion applies pressure to efforts related to student persistence, retention and closing the equity gap. Whereas different student affairs functions are delineated, students are having a total educational experience. PVCC is committed to creating a seamless student affairs function and relies on the chief student affairs officer to direct this vision. Continue to implement the College’s Diversity and Inclusion framework and goals, especially as it relates to improving student success, achievement and equity.

STRATEGIC ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
PVCC is challenged by an enrollment decline and is committed to the development and implementation of a college-wide Strategic Enrollment Management Plan and the Guided Pathways model. Additionally, the Vice President leads the implementation of embedding critical thinking pedagogy into the student experience. The Vice President also collaborates with other Maricopa Community Colleges Vice Presidents in an institutional level enrollment management plan. Student Affairs further drives strategic enrollment management by integrating the function with alternative delivery schedules and modalities, expanding the use of scholarships and financial aid as a retention tool, strengthening College recruitment efforts and determining the feasibility of new programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Earned Master's degree from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution
  • Five years of progressively responsible leadership experience in student affairs or student affairs support administration in a higher education environment
  • Knowledge and experience implementing learning-centered student affairs practices including administration of a range of outcomes assessments
  • Experience with procedural and program development related to student affairs
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as it relates to students, faculty and staff

Desired Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in a higher education related field from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution
  • Chief student affairs officer leadership and management experience in a comprehensive community college setting
  • Strong budget and resource allocation development and management experience, both operational and capital
  • Demonstrated success initiating, developing and implementing comprehensive student success programs including student development, retention, persistence, completion and efforts to close the equity gaps
  • Demonstrated success developing and implementing systemic assessment and program review programs in student affairs including learning outcomes assessment, program outcomes assessment and student success outcomes
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in providing strategic enrollment management leadership related to recruitment, retention, student success and safety
  • Experience with innovative implementation and use of technology to support student learning and success
  • Understanding, support and implementation of the learning-centered college philosophy
  • Experience developing and implementing programs for historically under represented and diverse student populations
  • Verifiable track record of experience working in a collaborative environment with a range of internal and external stakeholder groups
  • Exceptional communication skills adapted to a range of audiences internally, externally and as a representative at the District level
  • Experience in student affairs related legal issues and federal statues (student discipline, ADA, FERPA, Clery Act, Title IX, GI Bill, etc)

ABOUT THE MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
Tempe, Arizona
www.maricopa.edu

Ten individually accredited colleges, two skill centers, and multiple satellite locations comprise the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) located throughout metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. The District was established in 1962, and has since grown to serve over 200,000 students annually in credit and non-credit programs, making it the largest provider of post-secondary education in the state of Arizona and one of the largest providers of higher education in the United States.
 
MCCCD is recognized as one of the most innovative community college organizations in the country, is a board member of the League for Innovation in the Community College and RC 2020, a group of innovative, large community and technical colleges located in the United States and other parts of the world.
 
In a time of defunding of higher education, the District maintains exemplary financial stability as one of a few community college districts nationally to hold a Triple A bond rating from all three rating agencies. Today, the district's colleges and centers offer comprehensive educational programs in university transfer, occupational, professional, special interest, and continuing education curricula to serve the needs of the county area. The Maricopa Community Colleges has an operating budget of over $774 million and employs approximately 10,000 people including 1,600 full-time faculty, 5,100 adjunct faculty, and 3,100 administrative, clerical and support staff.

Eight Maricopa Community Colleges were named among the Aspen Institute’s top 150 community colleges in the United States, the signature acknowledgment of high achievement and performance recognizing exceptional student outcomes in four areas: student learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earning, and access and success for minority and low-income students. Each year the Maricopa Community Colleges receive awards and recognition for innovation and best practices in community colleges. Its leaders proactively serve on the boards of associations and organizations that further the mission of the community college nationally, regionally and locally.

 

HOW TO APPLY

The President of Paradise Valley Community College and the search committee invite applications for the position of Vice President of Student Affairs. All inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest are confidential and are to be directed to the search consultant. Do not apply through the District job portal. While the position is open until filled, applications received by the soft deadline of December 10, 2017, are guaranteed full consideration.

vpsa.pvcc@cizekassociates.com
602-553-1066
Marti J. Cizek, President
Cizek Associates, Inc.
2415 East Camelback Road, Suite 700
Phoenix AZ  85016

A complete application includes (email transmission strongly encouraged):

Chronological resume
Letter of interest aligning experience with the Position Profile
References (6 minimum to include direct telephone and email)

Paradise Valley Community College and the Maricopa County Community College District are EEO/AA employers including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Diverse and inclusive, interest from all protected class applicants is encouraged.

 

ABOUT PARADISE VALLY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Phoenix, Arizona
www.paradisevalley.edu

Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) is one of ten colleges, two skill centers, and multiple satellite centers of the Maricopa County Community College District, an organization dedicated to educational excellence and to meeting the needs of businesses and the community of citizens in Maricopa County, Arizona. PVCC serves a predominately residential area in northeast Phoenix and northern Maricopa County. With two campuses, PVCC is a comprehensive community college offering traditional programs in general education and transfer degrees, as well as certificates and degrees in a number of occupational fields. Noteworthy programs include Nursing, Healthcare, Paramedicine/EMT, and Fire Science. PVCC is home to regional and national award winning athletic programs. The Aspen Institute ranks the College among the Nation’s Top 150 Community Colleges. The College is a Military Friendly School and a Top School in the Military Advanced Education & Transition Guide to Colleges & Universities research study. Student demographics include 30% full-time, 70% part-time; 43% male, 56% female; 1% American Indian; 3% Asian-Pacific Islander; 4% African American; and 16% Hispanic. PVCC is celebrating its 30-year anniversary, and per semester student enrollment of approximately 8,400 with unduplicated headcount per year of over 14,000.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) serves as the Chief Academic Officer by leading, planning, organizing, and administering all instructional programs and related support activities of a learning-centered college to meet the needs of a diverse student body at Paradise Valley Community College. The VPAA reports directly to the President and provides oversight to both traditional academic and occupational education programs. This individual acts as an advisor to the President in matters pertaining to instructional programs and works closely with the Vice President of Student Affairs and the Vice President of Administrative Services. Paradise Valley Community College embraces and has effectively operationalized a learning-centered college philosophy placing a greater focus on learning outcomes, assessment and colleges systems that support learning both in and outside of the classroom.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Excellence: Academic Leadership – Champion for the learning-centered philosophy, Program Review, and Learning Support Services. Provides oversight to the College's academic programs and assessment activities including the development and implementation of a Master Academic Plan / Strategic Plan with programs that include both credit and limited noncredit options. Plans and monitors program reviews, and facilities and technology planning for general education, developmental education, workforce development, counseling, dual enrollment, fitness and wellness. Provides leadership for the following academic divisions: business and information technology; performing and fine arts; health, exercise science; science; physical science; mathematics; English; behavioral sciences; social sciences; communication and humanities, and the Black Mountain campus. Provides leadership for institutional and specialized accreditation, the Learning Support Center, and the Teaching and Learning Center that promotes innovative approaches to learning and teaching.

New Initiatives, Innovation, and Partnerships: Designs and leads initiatives leveraging community partnerships and business relationships to maximize learning opportunities for all learners. Builds and maintains relationships with community partners, K-12 school districts, university, and business and industry leaders. Serves as a member of college and district councils and committees. Leads development and implementation of innovative learning delivery methods.

Academic Program Efficiency and Effectiveness:  Provides oversight and supervision for the curriculum process, classroom based courses and online/hybrid course delivery. Works with division chairs to develop and design curriculum program reviews. Develops and reviews budgets; prepares and monitors budgets; oversees the preparation of the master class schedule. Provides leadership in collaboration with the Marketing Department in the development of the college catalog, annual report and other related academic affairs publications and documents.

Leadership and Supervision: Provides supervision of the college's faculty including hiring, faculty load assignments, monitoring projects, evaluation and dismissal of faculty, granting of appointive status, and other personnel issues. Promotes and leads planning for the integration of innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Champions faculty professional growth opportunities. Resolves conflict including instructional grievances and complex legal issues.

Collaborative Partnerships: Provides collaborative leadership with the members of the PVCC Executive Leadership Team; collaborates with Vice Presidents from other Maricopa Community Colleges, and the District Office Provost / Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs to provide administrative support, and the development of operational processes and procedures that will affect the system-level strategic transformation.

OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

  • Expand existing and build new relationships with community, K-12 and other stakeholder groups
  • Increase enrollment through collaboration with strategic enrollment management initiatives including implementation of Guided Pathways
  • Lead efforts to minimize student educational attainment gaps
  • Sustain and expand collaboration between student affairs and academic affairs and other functional areas
  • Understand, support, sustain and expand the philosophy and operational aspects of a learning-centered college
  • Bring courageous, collaborative decision-making to bear on issues having wide impact on academic affairs and the college
  • Operational and organizational changes at the Maricopa Community Colleges in the midst of budget constraints require the ability to assess, support, and yet evaluate keenly matters that impact the best interests of PVCC, its mission, vision and values
  • Budget: friend and fund raising, develop alternative and sustainable revenue streams

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Earned Master’s degree from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution
  • Five years of increasingly responsible instructional, administrative leadership experience in a higher education institution, including the supervision and evaluation of faculty
  • Post-secondary teaching experience
  • Budget management experience, including resource allocation, strategic planning and implementation
  • Experience in accreditation, curriculum development and delivery formats, assessment, and instructional program evaluation
  • Experience with both transfer education and career and technical/occupational education programs
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as it relates to students, faculty and staff

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Earned Doctorate degree from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution
  • Leadership experience working in a learning-centered, full service, multi-campus or multi-college system at the Dean’s level or higher, preferably a comprehensive community college environment
  • Full time teaching experience at a community college
  • Attention to detail while exhibiting empowering leadership skills; transformational and visionary
  • Leadership experience in starting innovative new academic and work force development programs
  • Leadership experience in writing, managing, and implementing grants
  • Experience initiating, developing and implementing current teaching and learning practices in traditional, hybrid and / or online formats
  • Understanding and support of the role that technology plays in a holistic student experience
  • Leadership experience developing and managing community partnerships and non-instructional supervision
  • Operational understanding of the decision consequences of budget constraints
  • Demonstrated experience with Shared Governance
  • Learning-Centered focused, data informed decision-maker
  • Promulgate and support innovation in teaching and learning; encourage entrepreneurial thinking; support professional development
  • Lead by example, communicate frequently and effectively, cast and articulate an inspiring vision
  • Experience with successful developmental education practices
  • Exceptional communication skills adapted to a range of audiences internally, externally and as a representative at the District level
  • Current with trends and best practices; participation in national associations and organizations that further the community college mission

ABOUT THE MARICOPA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
Tempe, Arizona
www.maricopa.edu

Ten individually accredited colleges, two skill centers, and multiple satellite locations comprise the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) located throughout metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. The District was established in 1962, and has since grown to serve over 200,000 students annually in credit and non-credit programs, making it the largest provider of post-secondary education in the state of Arizona and one of the largest providers of higher education in the United States.
 
MCCCD is recognized as one of the most innovative community college organizations in the country, is a board member of the League for Innovation in the Community College and RC 2020, a group of innovative, large community and technical colleges located in the United States and other parts of the world.
 
In a time of defunding of higher education, the District maintains exemplary financial stability as one of a few community college districts nationally to hold a Triple A bond rating from all three rating agencies. Today, the district's colleges and centers offer comprehensive educational programs in university transfer, occupational, professional, special interest, and continuing education curricula to serve the needs of the county area. The Maricopa Community Colleges has an operating budget of over $774 million and employs approximately 10,000 people including 1,600 full-time faculty, 5,100 adjunct faculty, and 3,100 administrative, clerical and support staff.

Eight Maricopa Community Colleges were named among the Aspen Institute’s top 150 community colleges in the United States, the signature acknowledgment of high achievement and performance recognizing exceptional student outcomes in four areas: student learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earning, and access and success for minority and low-income students. Each year the Maricopa Community Colleges receive awards and recognition for innovation and best practices in community colleges. Its leaders proactively serve on the boards of associations and organizations that further the mission of the community college nationally, regionally and locally.

 

HOW TO APPLY

The President of Paradise Valley Community College and the search committee invite applications for the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs. All inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest are confidential and are to be directed to the search consultant. Do not apply through the District job portal. While the position is open until filled, applications received by the soft deadline of December 10, 2017, are guaranteed full consideration.

vpaa.pvcc@cizekassociates.com
602-553-1066
Marti J. Cizek, President
Cizek Associates, Inc.
2415 East Camelback Road, Suite 700
Phoenix AZ  85016

A complete application includes (email transmission strongly encouraged):

Chronological resume
Letter of interest aligning experience and qualifications with the Position Profile
References (6 minimum to include direct telephone and email)

Paradise Valley Community College and the Maricopa County Community College District are EEO/AA employers including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Diverse and inclusive, interest from all protected class applicants is encouraged.

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

It is the policy of Maricopa to promote equal employment opportunities through a positive continuing program. This means that Maricopa will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination, against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status (including document abuse), age, disability, veteran status or genetic information. Additionally, it is the policy of Maricopa to provide an environment for each Maricopa job applicant and employee that is free from sexual harassment, as well as harassment and intimidation on account of an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, citizenship status (including document abuse), age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.