Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon Portland Community College

Vice President for Strategy, Policy, & Integrated Planning

  • Title: Vice President for Strategy, Policy, & Integrated Planning
  • Grade: R
  • Type: Exempt
  • Salary Range: $160,366 – $232,533

Job Summary

Reporting directly to the President, the Vice President for Strategy, Policy, & Integrated Planning (SPIP) serves as a key member of the President’s Cabinet (senior leadership team) and provides executive oversight and administration for all aspects of PCC’s SPIP functional areas in alignment with the college’s mission and strategic priorities. As a highly visible organizational leader, the VP for Strategy, Policy, and Integrated Planning will build and strengthen relationships across campuses, enhance the environment of collaboration and transparency, and emphasize preparedness for change. This position is primarily responsible for the development and facilitation of integrated planning across academic and non-academic areas of the College, taking into account long-range and yearly needs. Functional areas include but are not limited to institutional effectiveness and planning, strategic planning, emergency planning and preparedness, grant development and administration, and operating policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities

This position is responsible for the overall leadership and administration of the division and has a key role in shaping institutional culture. Additionally, this position is responsible for a wide range of matters and activities, including but not limited to

  • Executive oversight and administration of institutional effectiveness and planning, strategic planning, emergency planning and preparedness, grant development and administration, and operating policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that associated planning metrics are systematic in defining mission fulfillment and facilitating continuous improvement.
  • Co-create, maintain, and oversee an institutional-level integrated planning cycle and guide aligned/synced to the 7-year regional (NWCCU) accreditation cycle, budget cycle, and strategic planning and development cycles.
  • Support cross-functional collaboration to ensure all stakeholders are involved at the right time to align priorities across the College.
  • Work closely with the Office of the President and the President’s Cabinet to establish an institutional framework for integrated planning in our processes, systems, and culture.
  • Performs special projects, other functions, and tasks as directed by the Office of the President.

Essential Functions

Leadership & Collaboration
  • Collaborate with and engage internal stakeholders to develop and maintain a comprehensive alignment of policies, procedures, and administrative guidelines that are clearly stated, easily understandable, readily accessible, and regularly reviewed.
  • Serve as co-chair of the President’s Integrated Planning Council (pending development) and leads the development, coordination, and analysis of the college-wide integrated planning strategies.
  • Work closely with the Office of the President and Executive Leadership to initiate, plan, and operationalize change management strategies for integrated planning across all institution levels.
  • Provides leadership and coordination for institutional effectiveness and planning, working closely with the Accreditation Liaison Officer, emergency planning and preparedness team, and institution-wide integrated planning stakeholders.
  • Facilitates and supports effective planning and decision-making and continuous improvement in administrative and operational processes, governance, and equitable student success.
  • Responsible for the division’s budget and makes budget decisions consistent with overall college goals, policies, and procedures.
Strategy & Engagement
  • Building and stewarding relationships with executive and senior leadership, internal constituency groups, departments, and divisions, across the college.
  • Guides and supports administrators, faculty, and staff on strategic planning initiatives and processes, and accountability tools.
  • Supports academic and student affairs planning and development efforts such as strategic enrollment management, academic and career pathways, new degree/certificate program development, program sustainability analysis, annual review of program data and assessment, and schedule development.
  • Develop methods of disseminating planning information and outcomes, and strategic prioritization and planning reports.
  • With key leaders, facilitates the development and integration of the college’s long-term plans (e.g., Strategic Plan, Information Technology Plan, Strategic Enrollment Management Plan (SEM), Equity Plan, Facilities Plan, Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), etc.).
  • Identifies gaps in policy and initiates policy planning and formulation to fill these gaps while working with respective critical stakeholders in the scope of the process.
  • Engages with functional areas, stakeholders, and stakeholder groups to ensure coordination, communication, development, and implementation of policy.
  • Works closely with the Office of the President and Executive Leadership in the development and implementation of a comprehensive policy governance framework and strategy for the College.
Institutional Effectiveness & Planning
  • Oversees and monitors the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning to ensure coordinated efforts and timely collection, dissemination, and reporting of data for state and federal agencies.
  • Provides leadership for the college’s emergency planning and preparedness and response activities.
  • Co-Lead the development and implementation of an institutional roadmap for a continuous cycle of integrated planning for strategic planning, operating policies and procedures, and data management and administration.
  • Collaborate with the internal college community to understand and support institutional, program, division, and department data needs.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Champion a culture of equity-minded, data-informed decision making.
  • Work collaboratively with others with diverse cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, genders, orientations, disabilities, learning styles, lifestyle preferences, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, education, social science, communications, or related field. Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis. Six (6) or more years of experience facilitating the development of program or organizational strategies with cross-functional scope, including the leadership of teams or workgroups. Experience must include responsibility for identifying and assessing key performance indicators and engaging diverse stakeholder groups.

Required Competencies

  • Equitable Student Success Focus: Make decisions that support a student-first culture.
  • Strategic Planning: Develop a vision for the future and create a culture in which long-range goals can be achieved.
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Demonstrated growth in cultural competence; awareness of societal and structural inequities; and proven experience in effectively establishing relationships and positive communications with students and other constituents across multiple dimensions of diversity.
  • Change Catalyst: Ability to encourage others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches when addressing problems and opportunities.
  • Communication: Ability to communicate effectively with many types of individuals and the ability to write clearly and persuasively.
  • Decisive: Ability to make quick decisions while keeping policy and regulations at the forefront of all decisions.
  • Team Motivation: Ability to influence and mobilize a group of individuals to work toward a common goal and positively represent the mission of PCC.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience communicating with and building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience working with senior and executive leadership and academic and non-academic units to develop and recommend strategies to address cross-functional challenges.
  • Knowledge of change management strategies and best practices in higher education.
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate complex organizational systems and dynamics and provide interdisciplinary leadership to support integrated programs, policy, and planning.

New: 2/2023