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Executive Vice President
Mohave Community College in Kingman, Arizona
Date Posted 08/23/2020
Executive-Administrative Vice President
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Mohave Community College seeks a dynamic leader, team player, problem-solver, and an individual with sensitivity to the needs of a college in a rural setting.

See more details about this position here.

What you'll love about us:

  • We create the future by cultivating relentless curiosity in our students and each other to unlock new opportunities and break barriers. We take risks, adapt to oncoming challenges and opportunities, and engineer new ideas as we learn together from our mistakes and successes.
  • We engage fearlessly, bringing passion and energy to our work by dreaming big, being bold, having fun, and fostering a caring environment. Celebrating each other and our results with enthusiasm makes our work meaningful and exciting.
  • We build together. Our individual differences and backgrounds strengthen our teams, where we seek input and ensure every voice is heard. We amplify our impact when we empower each other to take ownership and work together toward common vision.
  • We live authentically, being our best when we share information openly, create clarity, invite stakeholders to participate in decision-making, and communicate with utmost respect.
  • We care! We care about our students, our communities and each other, finding ways to actively engage and invest in the success of those we serve.
What we'll love about you:
  • Your record of excellence in leadership, working with others in the spirit of partnership, transparency and care, to inspire action.
  • Your ability to plan for change in ways that ensure broad buy-in and action that, in turn, significantly improves student access.
  • Your ability to build effective and cohesive teams with a common commitment to and focus on student success.
  • Your unwavering commitment to the academic, emotional and social development of all students.
  • Your ability to build long-lasting, engaging and collaborative relationships, paving the way for ongoing student success by forging partnerships with outside entities, including K-12 school districts, four-year colleges, community-based organizations and employers.
  • Your strong ethical orientation and ability to make discerning, evidence-based decisions.

Typical Duties

This position specification is intended to indicate the basic nature of the position and examples of typical duties that may be assigned. It does not necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.

  • Provide support to the office of the president as directed by the president. Keep president fully informed at all times.
  • Serve as a liaison to internal and external entities as directed by the president to implement successful collaborative initiatives with various internal and external stakeholders, such as workforce development, program assessment, and K-12 partnerships.
  • Provide guidance and oversight to the office of the dean of instruction, dean of enrollment and student services, career and technical education staff, community and corporate education staff, HLC and compliance personnel, institutional research, and to other management offices as assigned.
  • Build a strategic enrollment plan with emphasis on new program development, retention initiatives, and recruitment strategies and ensure alignment with the college mission and institution strategic plan.
  • Create, implement, and sustain a long-range academic master plan that aligns with the institutional strategic plan.
  • Provide direct communication with all faculty functions and committees. Seek timely feedback and ensure the faculty voice is present during college-wide decisions and direction.
  • Serve on the president’s executive advisory council and assist the president with all faculty, staff, and student listening sessions and focus groups designed to improve the learning environment.
  • Build a new model for community and corporate education that aligns with for-credit program delivery and the needs of each community.
  • Assist in the development of a data-informed culture.
  • Serve as the chief “workforce development” officer and enhance all career and technical education through partnerships with the CTE staff and faculty, local industry and business leaders, WAVE/JTED personnel, economic developers, and local chamber directors.
  • Utilize Guided Pathways best practices to enhance completion rates and college-to-career readiness. Ensure all student services, enrollment, and instruction are aligned for retention, persistence and completion success.
  • Provide direct supervision and guidance for all grant functions.
  • Provide direct supervision to director of accreditation and compliance and ensure the college is meeting all assessment criteria as outlined with the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Serve as liaison authority for business services, human resources, facilities management, IT, risk management, contract management, procurement, budgets, and internal audit.
  • Act as delegated signature authority by the president for contracts and agreements between the college and other entities.
  • Provide leadership in strategic program budget planning, development, implementation and oversight.
  • Implement academic and non-academic program prioritization and assessment procedures, which would include working with faculty and staff on the criteria and methodologies used for all assessment and evaluation processes.
  • Provide recommendations to the president and on request to the leadership team, relative to college current and future budgets of all functions related to institutional research, instruction, enrollment, and student support services.
  • Serve as liaison with chief academic officers from Arizona community colleges.
  • Work with instructional, student services, and business personnel to ensure fiscal support for academic and student programs, especially those associated with the strategic plan.
  • Assist the president in articulating the annual goals and objectives of the college to the MCC Foundation.
  • Implement principles of leadership, teamwork, and ethical decision-making throughout the college.
  • Adhere to college, federal, and state administrative procedures, guidelines, initiatives and directives to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations affecting college operations.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university, or commitment to complete within establish timeframe.
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible leadership and administrative experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Possession of skills, knowledge and behaviors as outlined in the position’s core competencies below:
Core Competencies:
  • Adaptability: Successful candidate displays ability to cope with difficulties and shift gears comfortably and respond effectively and rapidly adapt to new information, multiple demands, ambiguity, shifting of priorities, unexpected obstacles, emerging situations and rapid change. Understands the requirements of different situations and effectively adapts his/her behavior even when under stress and pressure. Adjusts own view and objectives in order to achieve a shared goal. Open to various standards, values and rules without losing a sense of identity.
  • Analytical Thinking: Successful candidate displays ability to extract key information from data from different sources and analyze, sort, and synthesizes data with careful attention to detail. Compares data and integrates diverse themes and lines of reasoning to create new insights or levels of understanding for the issue at hand. Identifies action to prevent the problem from occurring partially or totally. Identifies a number of solutions to complex problems integrating findings from several different disciplines, identifies and evaluates the various options developed and selects the most effective solution.
  • Effective Communication: Successful candidate conveys clear and timely messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others. Effectively expresses ideas and information both in speaking and writing that is appropriate to the complexity of the topic and the knowledge and understanding of the audience. Tailors information to audience and individual needs - flexes style appropriately. Models interpersonal communication that invites participation and future dialogue. Actively seeks perspectives from others to ensure inclusiveness and understanding. Refrains from immediate judgment and criticism of others' ideas and delivers criticism in a way that demonstrates sensitivity to the feelings of others and waits for others to finish their intended message before responding.
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness: Successful candidate displays ability to foster a healthy, productive, ethical, and fair campus community in which people of all backgrounds and cultures feel included, welcome and valued. Helps create a work environment that embraces and appreciates diversity. Seeks different points of view and leverages diverse perspectives in group processes and decision-making. Demonstrates commitment to building inclusive excellence by being deliberate, intentional and coordinated in every aspect engagement. Understands diversity issues and creates a supportive environment for diverse coworkers and employees. Strives to achieve diverse staff at all levels.
  • Influence: Successful candidate displays ability to addresses issues in an open, constructive, professional manner, and persuades others to approach issues in the same manner. Uses all available information appropriately to guide decisions and negotiations to meet objectives, while acting with integrity. Effectively explores alternatives and positions to reaching outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties. Assertively interacts in a manner that is controlled, planned and well-thought-out to lead others to the desired outcome. Maintains an awareness of goals and objectives and navigates solutions towards desired ends, while maintaining relationships and supporting consensus.
  • Innovative and Creative Thinking: Successful candidate displays ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns and relationships and to create meaningful new strategies, programs, services, and markets. Visualizes potential problems and solutions without needing tangible, "real life" examples. Generates high-quality ideas and solutions alone or collaboratively. Searches for new and more effective methods, making connections between previously unrelated ideas. Injects originality into daily work through research, personal knowledge and networking relationships. Encourages new ideas, and motivates others to be proactive and resourceful.
  • Leadership: Successful candidate understands formal and informal power and influence structure within the organization and successfully achieves positive, desired outcomes. Seeks consensus among diverse viewpoints as a means of building group commitment. Incorporates a long-term perspective and broader organizational implication in planning, decision-making and problem solving. Inspires and energizes others to commit to vision. Employs a leadership style based on assessing the needs of individuals and adjusting to meet their needs. Builds wide sphere of influence to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness.
  • Organizational Acumen: Successful candidate understands the relationship between internal climate and external environment. Knows the reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures, and seeks exceptions when needed to achieve goals. Uses knowledge and understanding of the organizational and political climate to make decisions and take actions that satisfy diverse interests and contributes effectively to organizational goals.
  • Planning and Organization: Successful candidate taps into the resources of other work-units and departments, employing methods such as cross-functional teams to achieve results. Utilizes all departmental tools and “best practices” to enhance effectiveness and efficiency. Shows persistence in overcoming obstacles that might impact deadlines or timelines. Develops contingency plans for potential problems. Identifies and acts on opportunities to partner with other departments to achieve desired results.
  • Project Management: Successful candidate displays ability to organize and govern project team. Integrates business goals into the scope and deliverables. Mentors project team members. Monitors and tracks project plan implementation to ensure timely completion. Determines the validity of project progress. Integrates the project with cross-functional objectives.
  • Relationship Building: Successful candidate build relationships based on mutual trust and respect. Facilitates dialogue to gain agreement using sound rationale to explain value of actions. Uses diplomacy to build partnerships. Promotes and models collegiality. Consistently promotes and maintains a harmonious and productive work environment. Is respected and trusted and often viewed as a role model.
  • Vision: Successful candidate combines various social trends and developments into an integrated vision of the future. Sees chances and opportunities for the organization before others do and acts accordingly. Recognizes national and international trends early on and oversees their consequences for the organization. Integrates developments in different disciplines into a new concept. Able to imagine possibilities other people think are impossible. Able to think ahead on the basis of limited information.

Application Instructions

It is the responsibility of each applicant to have all the following documents on file in the Human Resources office by the deadline date in order to continue in the application process for this position. The college will not return application materials submitted. Important Note: If any of the below listed materials are missing or incomplete, the application will not be considered.

  • A complete online employment application form. Please do not state "See Resume" on any part of the application. Blank spaces may be cause for rejection of the application.
  • Cover letter addressing the criteria listed in the job announcement and your qualifications for this position.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Transcripts of all college work. (Unofficial transcripts or photocopies will be accepted to establish the application file. Official transcripts will be required if the candidate is offered the position.)
Items 2-4 may be attached electronically to the application or mailed to the address below (position number must be included on all documents):
Mohave Community College
Human Resources
1971 Jagerson Avenue
Kingman, AZ 86409
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