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Arapahoe Community College President

Posted: 11/13/2019

Arapahoe Community College (ACC) seeks an innovative, collaborative, visionary, and equity-minded leader as its next President. ACC is a public, open-access institution serving the southern portion of the greater Denver metro area with three distinct campus locations in Littleton, Parker, and Castle Rock. Founded by the residents of Littleton, Colorado in 1965 as Arapahoe Junior College, ACC was the first two-year college in the Greater Denver Metropolitan area. Today, ACC is a part of the 13-institution Colorado Community College System (CCCS).

In 2020, ACC’s unduplicated enrollment totaled 21,465 students with 15.84% full-time and 84.16% part-time, and 35% of ACC students are first generation college students. Programs of study include seven guided pathways: Arts, Communication and Design; Business; Global, Human and Social Sciences; Health; Math and Science; Public Services, and; Technology. Much of ACC’s success comes from its collaboration and partnerships, both with other secondary and post-secondary educators and the wider community. ACC is number one in the state of Colorado for concurrent students, with 6,345 in 2020, serving 77 schools within seven school districts. It boasts over 30 transfer agreements with Colorado colleges and universities, and its economic impact in service in the region measured $337 million.

ACC’s next President must exhibit an unequivocal commitment to the work of ACC, embrace the vital role community colleges play in an equitable society, and demonstrate leadership and management experience that has prepared them to take on this pivotal role for the community. The successful candidate will be versed in the challenges facing higher education today, understanding shifting enrollment needs and the lasting impact the Covid-19 pandemic will have on program delivery and the student experience.

Reporting to the Chancellor of CCCS, the President will work with system leadership and the ACC campus community to advance the college to new levels of excellence. The next President will have the following opportunities and challenges for the college’s next chapter: Foster a climate of innovation across all ACC campuses and program delivery methods; ensure excellence in teaching and learning; passionately serve as the ambassador for ACC to enhance collaboration and community partnership; strengthen ACC’s commitment to equity and inclusion; generate and steward financial resources; provide ongoing evaluation and the necessary resources to promote student access and success; work to unify the three campuses and create a more cohesive ACC experience for all; enhance the already strong campus culture through accessible leadership and seeking ways to improve the quality of the workplace.

To view a full announcement and submit your nomination for consideration to Isaacson, Miller, please visit: www.imsearch.com/search-detail/S7-776


Advertised Salary Range
The salary for this position is $190,000 - $210,000, commensurate with education and experience. This is a full-time, FLSA exempt position. This position has been exempted from the State Classified System.

Benefits
Benefits for administrative, professional and technical (APT) staff are administered through the SBCCOE Trust. Effective July 1, 2015, employees in APT positions that are budgeted at .75 FTE or more are eligible for benefits beginning on their date of hire. Information regarding benefits can be found at the CCCS Employee Benefits site. Additional information regarding leave accruals can be found in BP 3-60. Non-classified, benefit-eligible employees are also eligible for tuition assistance.

APT staff are required to contribute to Colorado PERA at a fixed percentage of their salary and do not contribute to Social Security. ACC/CCCS offers three tax-deferred investment plans, including 401(k), 403(b) and 457.

AP 3-45 provides information regarding salary placement and adjustments.

Notice to all Applicants

  • Final candidate will be subject to successful completion of a background check, and, if applicable, a motor vehicle record review.
  • Former employees of the Colorado Community College System, or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in their application material.
  • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within thirty (30) days of hire.
  • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
  • Arapahoe Community College participates in E-Verify.
  • Arapahoe Community College is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.
  • Finalist must be willing to make Colorado their primary workplace.
Arapahoe Community College is an equal opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, familial status, veteran or military status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other protected class or category under applicable local, state, or federal law (also known as “civil rights laws”), in connection with employment practices or educational programs and activities (including admissions).

We seek to respect, understand, and embrace the diversity of our students, staff, faculty, and the community we proudly serve. As a community, ACC encourages the richness of diversity and values the dignity of all persons. We strive to foster an equitable and positive learning environment that reflects the diverse nature of the people of Colorado and the nation.

For information regarding Arapahoe Community College Security, including Clery Act / Crime Statistics for the campuses and surrounding area, please see the Arapahoe Community College Annual Security Report. For a hard copy report, please contact the ACC Campus Police Department at 303.797.5800, Campus.Police@arapahoe.edu, or Room M2600 at 5900 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, Colorado 80120.

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