Vice President for Academic and Student Success

Position Overview

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Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) seeks applications and nominations for the Vice President for Academic and Student Success (VPASS). CCP is seeking candidates who will serve as a critical member of the senior leadership team and whose strengths include deep leadership skills, commitment to new pedagogies, experiential and work-based learning, and the achievement of goals in student growth, retention and graduation and transfer rates.

CCP is the city’s community college. With 78 percent of its graduates employed in Philadelphia and 93 percent working in the Greater Philadelphia, the College plays a major role in key industries in the region. The college prepares students for career degree programs and certificates as well as transfer to baccalaureate programs at other highly regarded institutions, offering programs that prepare students to meet current and evolving labor market needs. There is a great deal of opportunity to engage business leaders in discussions about career and professional development opportunities for students. The VPASS will need to be a proven relationship builder to engage business leaders and identify current trends and opportunities whereby trained students are prepared to meet labor gaps within industry and CCP increases its prominence in the corporate, healthcare and government sectors.

The Position

Reporting to the President, the VPASS is the Chief Academic and Student Success Officer and plays a key role in institutional positioning. The successful candidate will lead a team of individuals across the areas of Academic and Student Success which include: Educational Support Services, Academic and Student Success Operations, Single Stop and Student Care Network, and Online Learning and Media Services. The VPASS will also provide oversight and implementation of institutional policy to guide the academic enterprise, specifically academic planning and implementation, program and curriculum development and learning assessment, faculty promotion, tenure, and enhancement, and work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to provide a student-centered culture with emphasis on student learning, retention, and success.  

An earned doctorate is required in an academic discipline from a regionally accredited college or university or an international equivalent. 

Nominations and Applications

All nominations, inquiries and applications will be received and evaluated in full confidence. The Search Committee will begin a review of applications immediately and continue its work until an appointment is made. For full consideration, application materials should be received by March 7, 2022. This search is being conducted in partnership with AGB Search.

Application materials and nominations should be sent electronically (Microsoft Word or PDF format) to:

and must include:

  1. A letter of interest stating how the candidate’s experiences and qualifications connect with the qualifications/desired attributes and priorities expressed in the position profile;
  2. Curriculum vitae/resumé; and
  3. Five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from the candidate.

Alternatively, direct inquiries can be addressed to the Community College of Philadelphia’s executive search consultants:

Concetta M. Stewart, Ph.D., Principal, / (908) 341-2178

Joy Yablonsky, Executive Search / (215) 934-1386

Community College of Philadelphia is an affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access employer. The College encourages applications from individuals from traditional under-represented groups.