Vice President of Instruction and Student Affairs

Position Overview

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North Idaho College (NIC) invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President of Instruction and Student Affairs. The Vice President of Instruction and Student Affairs reports directly to the President and serves on the President’s Cabinet. This person will work closely with the deans who directly report to the position and are deeply respected and valued by faculty and staff. The deans have been a vital source of stability at the institution.

North Idaho College is a comprehensive community college established in 1933 on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene at the headwaters of the Spokane River. NIC’s vibrant college community includes 4,600 students enrolled in credit courses and more than 4,500 students taking non-credit courses. NIC is uniquely situated on a beautiful waterfront campus, has proud and committed alumni and friends, and is in one of the most desirable places to live in the country.

Student success is at the heart of North Idaho College. The college — having entered an unprecedented era for community colleges across the U.S. and with new college leadership —is now in search of the next level of leadership and seeking a driver and advocate for both Instruction and Student Affairs. The ideal candidate will lead with a service-minded and forward-thinking spirit to help drive the positive momentum gained since the arrival of our new President, furthering the tradition of student-centeredness that is at the heart of NIC.

The next Vice President of Instruction and Student Affairs is a collaborative, innovative leader who can work with passionate and committed constituents, both within the college and throughout the community. The person selected has a dynamic opportunity to assist the college with the preparation of an impactful mid-cycle review and visit by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities in the spring of 2023.

Candidates for this position must have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution in a field closely related to the position and should have eight years or more of full-time administrative experience at an institution of higher education or closely related area. Preferred attributes include: experience working at a Community college; experience working in student services; experience working in business and industry or career and technical education; experience in Higher education teaching.

The complete search profile can be found above.

 Nominations and Applications

To assure full consideration, application materials should be received by the priority application deadline of November 9, 2022.

To apply for the position, candidates are requested to submit the following: 

  • A letter of interest
  • A resume or curriculum vitae; and
  • Five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers for future contact — please also include your professional relationship with each reference listed. No references will be contacted without prior permission granted by the candidate.

All inquiries and applications will be received and evaluated in confidence.

Applications should be sent to:

Semi-finalist interviews will be held November 17 and 18, 2022. To continue, successful candidates must be available for interviews (one hour and 15 minutes) via Zoom November 17 or 18.

Please direct nominations and all confidential inquiries to:

Laura Woodworth-Ney, Ph.D., Principal,

Kim Bobby, Ed.D., Principal,

North Idaho College is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. We are committed to being a welcoming campus that supports a diverse and inclusive learning environment. North Idaho College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Employment selection and other aspects of employment are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation (including gender identity), veteran status, or any other protected class.