President Greg Peterson enthusiastically invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) at Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC), one of the ten jewels of Maricopa Community County Community College District (MCCCD) serving the greater metropolitan area of Phoenix, Arizona. CGCC seeks an experienced, visible, and supportive leader with a passion for student success and for the faculty and staff who teach, develop, and transform students through higher education.
CGCC is one of Maricopa’s fastest growing colleges, having served nearly 14,000 students throughout its 4 campus locations in 2021-2022. With a leadership style that evokes trust and celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion, the new Vice President of Academic Affairs will lead the college to sustained levels of further student success grounded in rigorous academic achievement. The new VPAA will also leverage the talents of the exceptional CGCC faculty and staff to create opportunities for students that enrich their lives and enhance their families and communities. Additionally, the next VPAA will also have a collegial and growth-minded approach to CGCC as it sits within the greater Phoenix community college and university ecosystem, advocating for CGCC through the lens of the larger Maricopa district mission for student success and service to underserved populations.
APPLICATION AND NOMINATING PROCEDURE
Chandler-Gilbert Community College is being assisted in this search by Academic Search. For additional information about this opportunity, please review the position profile, which includes a full list of minimum and desired characteristics for the Vice President of Academic Affairs at www.academicsearch.org under the “Open Searches” tab.
Application materials should include:
- A cover letter that addresses the expectations discussed in the Leadership Agenda above with specific actions and accomplishments rather than a philosophical statement about the importance of the item;
- A two-page statement of demonstrated commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI);
- Curriculum vitae;
- A list of at least five professional references with contact information, including telephone and email, and a note indicating the candidate’s working relationship with each. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate.
Initial screening of applications will begin immediately. The position is open until filled, and applications received by July 10th can be assured best consideration. Nominations, applications, and inquiries may be sent in complete confidence to CGCCVPAA@academicsearch.org.
Nominators and prospective candidates also may arrange a confidential conversation about this opportunity with Rich Cummins, Senior Consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) will not discriminate, nor tolerate discrimination in employment or education, against any applicant, employee, or student because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status (including document abuse), age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
The policy of the MCCCD is to provide an educational, employment, and business environment free of gender discrimination. As outlined in policy, incidents of misconduct should be reported to the college Title IX Coordinator; contact information is available at this link Title IX Coordinators.
The Clery Act is a Federal law requiring United States Colleges and Universities to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. Crime reporting data for each of the Maricopa Community Colleges, as required under the Clery Act, is available at this link Clery Act.