Associate Vice President, K-12 Partnerships & Dual Enrollment
This position serves the entire college and has the opportunity to be located at any one of our three campuses (Boulder County, Larimer, or Westminster).
Who We Are
With three campuses along Colorado’s Front Range, Front Range Community College is the state’s largest community college. We enroll close to 28,000 students annually from our diverse service area, which offers a variety of cultural and recreational activities.
Each year approximately 5,000 FRCC students transfer to four-year universities. FRCC offers more than 36 career training programs that prepare students for immediate employment and rewarding careers. Last year, more than 5,000 high school students took concurrent enrollment classes with us, earning college credit without having to pay college tuition. And we were recently ranked as one of the “Top Online Colleges” in the country by Newsweek.
One of FRCC’s main goals is to offer educational excellence for everyone. The college’s strong commitment to student success means we start by creating an inclusive and equitable environment—one where both students and employees feel they belong and are supported. FRCC’s focus on diversity, equity and inclusion is woven into the fabric of our college conversations and decision-making processes. We are actively seeking to hire a workforce that reflects the diversity of our student body.
The college is also an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution. For us, becoming an HSI is an intentional commitment to being a college where our Latinx (and other historically marginalized) students thrive.
FRCC employees and leaders work hard to create a culture of collaboration, innovation and pride. We’re looking to hire people who share these values—along with our commitment to student success, equity and excellence.
Who You Are
As the Associate Vice President (AVP) of K-12 Partnerships and Dual Enrollment and reporting directly to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, you will provide leadership to administer, enhance, and expand dual enrollment programs including concurrent enrollment (CE), the Colorado Ascent Program, campus-based options, and P-TECH initiatives. You will create and foster dynamic partnerships with school districts and local education providers across the region and will serve as the primary contact for K-12 representatives and leaders. In support of student success, and in collaboration with CE teams, you will partner with local area schools and school districts to create intentional pathways for dual enrollment students. As the AVP, you will also partner with academic deans, department chairs, and faculty to provide pathways, programs, and courses in response to college and district needs; collaborate with Strategic Marketing and Communications to implement marketing and promotion strategies to ensure participation; partner closely with the Enrollment Management and Student Success Division to leverage support and services to enhance belonging at FRCC for concurrent enrollment students; and ensure delivery of support services necessary for student success.
In this position, you will lead the CE teams at each of three campuses located in Westminster, Longmont, and Fort Collins. As a key member of the Academic Affairs Senior Leadership Team, you help set the direction for dual enrollment and support initiatives to ensure instructional quality and student success. You provide leadership on academic and student initiatives and engage with colleagues and stakeholders from across the college.
In the role of AVP of K-12 Partnerships & Dual Enrollment, you shape polices and processes to support FRCC’s commitment to access and degree attainment for a diverse community of learners by providing overall management, planning, administration, and evaluation of concurrent enrollment programming and opportunities for expansion in partnership with school districts and local education providers. You are a bold, highly adaptive, exceptionally collaborative and innovative leader who will design, implement, and assess new strategies that will enhance dual enrollment opportunities in the context of a changing student demographic. You have a thorough understanding of current academic programs and future opportunities, and you are flexible, visionary, creative and energetic, possessing a demonstrated capacity to lead.
In this role, you support a climate of inclusion, collaboration, and innovation. You develop, implement, and assess concurrent enrollment strategies and activities. Ideally, you are a strategic thinker with a strong knowledge of the K-12 and higher education landscapes and exhibit a great deal of commitment to partnership.
Please note: This is an on-campus position with an opportunity for hybrid remote work. You need to be a Colorado resident on your first day of employment.
SALARY: $109,000 – $120,000 annually
BENEFITS: Please click here to find more information about APT & Faculty Benefits
SELECTION PROCESS: Position will remain open until filled with a priority deadline of October 9, 2023. This posting may be used to fill multiple or similar positions.
Preliminary screening will be made on the basis of completed application package submitted by candidate. In your application, please include a resume and cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with requirements, qualification and responsibilities of the Associate Vice President, K-12 Partnerships & Dual Enrollment.
- Provides leadership for the concurrent enrollment staff at each FRCC campus to create a cohesive and high functioning team.
- Builds an effective leadership team that is results-driven and characterized by inclusivity, collaboration, cooperation, and trust.
- Hires, supervises, directs, and evaluates staff. This includes coaching, developing staff, evaluating performance, responding to employee concerns, and effectively recommending various personnel actions.
- Provides direction, leadership, and professional development to Concurrent Enrollment staff. Works closely with Human Resources and Organizational Development to identify and expand appropriate training and professional development opportunities for staff.
- Works with teams to ensure the recruitment, retainment, and support of a diverse staff.
- Implements change management strategies for staff when promoting or implementing new initiatives or strategies that affect the workplace environment.
- Provides mentorship, support and guidance to all direct reports and their teams to foster data-driven, care-centered and equity-minded decision making.
- Strengthens existing relationships and builds new relationships with school districts to solidify strong partnerships and communication strategies with FRCC.
- Leads a cross-functional community relations team to ensure cohesion in approach, identify opportunities for growth, and align with strategic priorities.
- Works collaboratively with the Grants office and the Foundation to identify and apply for external funding to support the needs of FRCC students, particularly those in dual enrollment programs.
Collaboration with Academic Affairs:
- Collaborates with Academic Affairs leadership to manage existing concurrent enrollment pathways and strategically develop new programs.
- Troubleshoots operational difficulties in concurrent enrollment offerings in local high schools in collaboration with Concurrent Enrollment Team and Academic Affairs leadership.
- Works with Academic Affairs leadership to enhance and increase involvement of FRCC faculty with local high schools to assist with matriculation after high school graduation.
Collaboration with Enrollment Management and Student Success:
- Collaborates with Enrollment Management and Student Success to create a welcoming culture and an ecosystem of support for CE students that includes access to student support services such as advising, tutoring, financial aid, disability student services.
- Collaborates to create a process to ensure that CE students are identified at the point of entry into FRCC courses, so they can receive the support services they need to be successful.
- Works with department leadership to create a system to periodically assess the interest of students in matriculating to FRCC and inform them of opportunities at FRCC as they make progress in the CE programs.
- Partners with department leadership to design, implement, and assess strategies that will enhance the matriculation of concurrent enrollment students into the college.
Marketing and Communications:
- Creates more transparency for students in terms of the transferability of courses and how FRCC credits may be evaluated by receiving institutions.
- Identifies and implements measures to communicate with families about the benefits of dual enrollment programs for both current and prospective students.
- Works cooperatively with Strategic Marketing and Communications staff to develop and implement effective recruitment and marketing strategies related to concurrent enrollment and publications.
- Commitment to Values: Articulate a thorough understanding, appreciation, and commitment to the comprehensive community college. Demonstrate behaviors and actions that support the College’s values.
- Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity: Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type. Champion equity through reducing or eliminating barriers within departmental practices, policies, and processes.
- Communication: Ability to communicate effectively with many types of individuals and the ability to write clearly and persuasively.
- Consensus Building: Ability to bring about group solidarity to achieve a goal.
- Leadership: Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and be responsible for making decisions. Inspire others to reach a goal and/or perform to the best of the ability.
- Customer Oriented: Ability to take care of the needs of internal and external stakeholders while following institutional policies and procedures.
- Project Management: Lead project teams for development of new processes and other strategic initiatives.
- Student Success Focus: Makes decisions that support a student-first culture.
- Strategic Planning: Develops a vision for the future and creates a culture in which the long-range goals can be achieved.
- Change Catalyst: Ability to encourage others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches when addressing problems and opportunities.
- Team Building: Ability to convince a group of individuals to work toward a common goal.
Required Education/Training & Work Experience:
- Master’s degree from an accredited institution
- Minimum of three years leadership in K-12 or higher education.
- Supervisory experience with staff at a director/dean level or above and a proven track record of collaborative leadership.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the legislation surrounding dual enrollment in the State of Colorado.
- Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and emerging trends in student retention and success initiatives.
- Demonstrated success working effectively with ethnically and culturally diverse populations and knowledge of the educational dynamics associated with these student populations.
Welcoming. Respectful. Inclusive. Together, we are FRCC.