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Associate VP- Strategic Planning Institutional Effectiveness

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Job Duties

30% Strategic/Integrated Planning: Develop, administer, plan, implement, lead, oversee and evaluate college strategic, operational and department planning and related processes. Monitor and evaluate progress toward the College’s strategic goals; develop methods of disseminating planning information and outcomes, and prepare strategic planning reports. Facilitates the development of the college’s long-term plans (e.g., Information Technology plan, Strategic Enrollment Management Plan (SEM), Student Academic Achievement Plan, Instructional Plan, Facilities Master Plan etc.). Supports instructional and student affairs planning efforts such as guided pathways, new degree/certificate program development and feasibility analysis, and schedule development. Guides and supports administrators, faculty and staff on strategic planning initiatives and processes, institutional research and benchmarking techniques, survey design and administration, and evaluation/assessment methodologies and accountability tools. 

30% Institutional Effectiveness leadership: Provides leadership and oversight for the College’s institutional research needs. Provides high level analytics in support of success goals and targets. Establish a culture of collaboration with college teams including faculty and staff.  Manage College survey research and needs assessments, including research on students, program completers, alumni, and employees.  Supports student learning outcomes assessment, including research design, facilitates the analysis, interpretation, and reporting of assessment data for the purposes of improvement and accreditation requirements. Directs and monitors the disseminating of regular enrollment, retention, and graduation reports. Leads and conducts studies for enrollment forecasting, faculty workload, credit hours, retention, grading, student characteristics, graduates, site information, staffing patterns, budget forecasting, resource allocation, tuition, demographic information, program markets, student learning, and other studies to further understanding of our students and key changes which may indicate trends. Collaborates with the internal college community to meet program and department data needs. 

20% Higher Learning Commission (HLC): Serve as college Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) with The Higher Learning Commission; plan, implement, and lead college accreditation-related activities. Completes required reports for the Higher Learning Commission and provides senior leadership guidance on HLC compliance issues. Prepares, presents, and disseminates appropriate information to stakeholders and constituents in support of the College’s academic and institutional goals. 

20% Leads Office of Institutional Research: Provides administrative leadership, supervision, and direction for assigned personnel.  Approves, prioritizes, assigns and monitors all Office of Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Research projects and supervises the collection and dissemination of institutional and student data for state and federal agencies. Manages the departmental budget according to prescribed policies/procedures and sound management practices. Serves as the College representative on Maricopa County Community College task forces, state, regional and national institutional research affiliations and other organizations as appropriate. Demonstrates a commitment to the philosophy and mission of an inclusive college; works collaboratively with others with a diverse range of cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, genders, orientations, disabilities, learning styles, lifestyle preferences, first generation students, etc. Performs special projects, other functions and tasks as directed by the President of the College.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications for Student Affairs or non-academic pathway: Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution in education or field related to area of assignment and four years of progressively responsible management and/or leadership experience in field of assignment that includes two years of supervisory experience. Examples of student affairs academic support management/leadership experience includes: program management, project management, budget development and management related to programs or projects, staff supervision, policy development, administration, evaluation and compliance. Equivalency allowed for Non-Academic areas. 


Minimum Qualifications for Academic pathway: Master's Degree in a teaching field related to area(s) of assignment and four years of experience in an academic leadership and/or supervisory role in higher education and three years of teaching that includes curriculum/coursework development. Examples of academic leadership/supervisory experience includes: division/department chair, project management, policy development, administration, evaluation and compliance, committee leadership, program director, and shared governance. No equivalency.

Institution Description

Would you like to work at an “Aspen Institute Top 150 Community College'' that transforms lives on a daily basis in a fast-paced, collegial environment? Join our Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) team to make a difference in our community, enact positive social change, and improve students' lives everyday.

PVCC is eligible to apply for the 2023 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, awarded every two years, is the nation’s signature recognition for America’s community colleges.

Even more importantly, PVCC, which has earned this recognition biennially since 2013, is the only community college in Arizona to achieve this distinction this year. The colleges selected for this honor stand out among more than 1,000 community colleges nationwide as having high and improving levels of student success as well as equitable outcomes for Black and Hispanic students and those from lower-income backgrounds.

The Aspen Institute evaluates various criteria in its selection process and validates the levels of active and engaged learning in the classroom and the progress PVCC is making with the implementation of Guided Pathways. 

1) First-year retention rates

2) Graduation rates 150 percent normal program completion time

3) Improvement of student success rates over time

4) Graduation rates of underrepresented minority students

5) Graduation rates of low-income students


The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is committed to providing you with a competitive, comprehensive benefits program that provides the care you and your family need to lead healthy and productive lives. Our benefits are designed to provide support for every life stage and lifestyle in our community.

Benefits & Perks Options

  • Paid observed federal holidays & additional paid time off throughout the year
  • Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) & 12% Employee Contribution Match
  • Paid vacation, sick, and personal time (if applicable)
  • Multiple health and dental insurance coverage plans
  • Virtual: Reach a doctor 24/7
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Maricopa Perks & Gears Discount Program
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • $4,000 Annual professional development growth funding (if applicable)
  • Tuition reimbursement for employee and dependents (if applicable)
  • Revised summer work schedule
  • Maricopa Employee Health & Wellness Program
  • Employee recognition opportunities
Application Due Date: 2023-01-01
Job Start Date: 2023-01-03
Salary: $103808 - $134950
City: Phoenix
State/Province/Region: AZ
Institution: Paradise Valley Community College
Reports To: N/A
Staff # Reporting to Position: 1
Reports In Office: Institutional Effectiveness Council

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