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6 May 2022

Full-Time Associate Vice President of Instruction

Clark College – Posted by Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, 12-month, exempt, Associate Vice President of Instruction (AVPI) in the Office of Instruction.  The AVPI will be an equity-minded, transformational leader who will help lead the college in achieving its goals of increasing student success, ensuring academic excellence, supporting professional development around teaching and learning, maintaining an inclusive college environment, and broadening strategic partnerships. The successful AVPI will be a forward-looking, thoughtful leader who can extend the college’s commitment towards learner centeredness, innovation, and social equity. The next AVPI will be a champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion with a record of accomplishment of building more inclusive work and learning environments, closing student achievement gaps, and increasing opportunities for student success. The ideal candidate will have a collaborative and student-centered approach to academic leadership.

This senior-level exempt position reports to the Vice President of Instruction (VPI), with responsibility for the coordination of instructional operations, planning and implementation of instruction-related strategic initiatives, workforce development, transfer, and articulations.

Successful candidates should have knowledge in majority of the following areas:

Culturally responsive, inclusive, and anti-racist practice in instruction; Instructional Planning; Implementation of student success strategies such as Guided Pathways; Comprehensive budget development and management; Outcomes assessment; College and third-party accreditation; Shared governance; Collective bargaining; Effective pedagogy in online and face-to-face instruction; Use of educational technologies; Establishing strategic partnerships, Creating professional development plans; Collaborative and community-building leadership; Program articulations and workforce development.

At Clark, we value equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.

Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Gerald Gabbard, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317,, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 142, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an Instructional lead in implementing institutional redesign strategies as part of Guided Pathway adoption: activities include systemic changes to scheduling processes, review and maintenance of program maps, and implementation of changes that eliminate siloed decision-making.
  • Under the direction of the VPI, provide leadership for staff in the Tenure office, the Director of Community and Continuing Education, the Director of Assessment and Institutional Research, and the Instructional Operations Analyst.
  • Provide leadership and coordination for the development and maintenance of articulated pathways to 4- year institutions.
  • Develop and maintain, in coordination with campus stakeholders, a centralized database for university and K-12 articulation agreements in alignment with guided pathways.
  • Assist with the institutional accreditation process and support development of all associated reports to maintain the college’s accredited status.
  • Responsible for the operations of Community & Continuing Education providing relevant non-credit options for individuals and employers.
  • Coordinate the development and production of the Schedule of Classes and the College Catalog within established timelines.
  • Collaborate, in conjunction with unit deans and faculty, with industry and workforce investment partners to identify and meet regional training needs.
  • Oversee vocational certification for career-technical education (CTE) faculty and administrators. Oversee the scheduling, coordination, and recording of minutes for CTE advisory committees.
  • Supervise and support the functions of the Tenure Office.
  • Develop, manage, and report on the annual Perkins Plan, Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment (CLNA), and Worker Retraining Plan.
  • Support and assist with the collective bargaining process and related activities associated with the Clark College Association of Higher Education (CCAHE) negotiations.
  • Serve as the designee of the VPI for internal and external committee and representative responsibilities as assigned.
  • Train, supervise, and evaluate employees in accordance with negotiated agreements, applicable state and federal laws, and College policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate and operationalize strategic initiatives across Instructional units and other campus entities as directed by the VPI.
  • Serve as chair or member of designated College committees, councils, and teams.
  • Provide leadership in accordance with the Mission and Vision established by the College, furthering Core Themes and College Objectives meeting Accreditation requirements.
  • Ensure areas of responsibility operate effectively within the policies and procedures of the College and applicable governing agencies.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for operating unit(s).
  • Exercise effective stewardship over college resources.
  • Prepare reports and analytical materials to illustrate objectives, activities, and accomplishments of areas of responsibility.
  • Create a safe, bias-free working environment, which embraces diversity and equity.
  • Work to achieve the core theme of fostering a diverse college community as established by the College.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Three (3) years of experience in academic administration or instruction.
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • Vaccination requirement: Per Washington State Proclamation 21-14.1: college employees must be fully vaccinated. Your COVID-19 vaccine status must be validated by the Human Resources office prior to the commencement of work. Requesting a disability or religious exemption would be done through the Human Resources office.

Starting Salary: $112,403/annually. Please note the salary will be adjusted for the 2022-2023 year to reflect the cost-of-living increase. Benefits include vacation/ sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.


Required Online Application Materials:

  • Clark College Online Application
  • Current resume, with a minimum of three (3) references listed
  • Cover letter describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process


Please apply online at

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.


Application Deadline: 

Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., May 31, 2022.


Condition of employment:

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.


Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.


The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on or near college property, and crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133 or The most recent Annual Security Report, written in compliance with the Clery Act, can be reviewed here:


If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.


Clark College Human Resources

May 6, 2022


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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: #Administrator, administration, Associate Vice President, Community College, executive, higher ed, Higher Education, and VP. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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