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VICE PRESIDENT OF INSTRUCTION 

Company

Taft College

Location

Taft, CA

Job Description

Taft College is currently accepting applications for:

VICE PRESIDENT OF INSTRUCTION                                                   

Educational Administrator Position

Application Closing Date:  Open until filled, priority consideration date of Friday, Feb. 10, 2012

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

The Vice President of Instruction shall assist the Superintendent/President by leading, administering and supervising a program of lower division college transfer courses, occupational programs, the Library/Learning Resource Center, developmental programs and special programs as assigned by the Superintendent/President.  He/she shall perform other administrative duties as assigned by the Superintendent/President. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Vice President of Instruction assists the President by:

  1. Administering a program of recruitment of instructional personnel for recommendation to the Superintendent/President for Board of Trustee consideration and employment approval, including proper certification of minimum qualifications and recommendation of salary schedule placement.
  2. Administering a program of instructional services, including curriculum revision, improvement and expansion.
  3. Administering and supervising programs of faculty orientation, in-service training, evaluation for retention or dismissal and professional improvement.
  4. Administering the provisions of the certificated and classified contract as they pertain to the instructional program.

The Vice President of Instruction is responsible for:

  1. Working extensively with the Academic Senate in those areas of shared governance as defined by statute and implemented by Board of Trustees policies and agreements.
  2. Developing and supervising the basic skills education, distance learning, English as a Second Language, economic development, transfer, occupational and vocational programs.
  3. Coordinating and supervising the college’s instructional components of the WESTEC program.
  4. Coordinating and preparing the master class schedule, college catalog and the academic calendar in cooperation with the Vice President of Student Services and the counseling staff.
  5. Recommending teaching assignments, class size maintenance, and preparing the final examination schedule.
  6. Developing, interpreting, and revising curricula, including course outlines and textbook approval.
  7. Serving as co-chairperson of the Curriculum and General Education and Staff Development Committees.
  8. Maintaining the Faculty Handbook.
  9. Providing leadership for the development and assessment of the student learning outcomes for the instructional program.
  10. Maintaining a continuing study of the area served by the District and the adequacy of the services provided by the college for its community.
  11. Coordinating the work of the Division Chairpersons, Associate Dean of Instruction, Director of Library/Learning Resources, and Director of Career and Technical Education.
  12. Developing the total instructional budget in cooperation with the Vice President of Administrative Services, and administering the instructional budget relative to his/her assigned programs.
  13. Obtaining approval of new courses and programs, following Board of Trustees approval, through the Chancellor’s Office.
  14. Submitting applications for federal and state assistance programs, which are related to the instructional program and filing reports and claims which may be required in cooperation with the Vice President of Administrative Services.
  15. Coordinating all his/her areas of responsibility with the Vice President of Student Services responsibilities.
  16. Attending Board of Trustee meetings as a member of the Superintendent/President’s staff and participating by reporting and discussing matters pertinent to the academic affairs of the college and other items when requested by the Superintendent/President.
  17. Ex-officio member of all college councils and committees, as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited institution.

Demonstrated leadership experience of three (3) years related to an administrative assignment.

Demonstrated higher education teaching experience of at least one (1) year.

Demonstrated continual progression of leadership role.

Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of California Community College procedures, legislation and other directives.

Knowledge of California Community College student populations and demographics.

Advocate for student-centered learning and faculty development.

Motivated, innovative leader with experience in all aspects of teaching and learning, including assessment, use of technology and development of diverse curricula.

A problem solver able to make and support difficult decisions.

Possess a strong commitment to diversity.

Ability to work cooperatively with students, elected Trustees, faculty, staff and community.

Ability to effectively manage the administrative and budgetary policies of a college.

ANTICIPATED STARTING COMPENSATION

Starting at $110,352.00 to $142,328.00 based upon education and experience.  The successful applicant will be offered a starting salary within this range commensurate with qualifications and experience.

ANTICIPATED START DATE 

This position will remain open until filled.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

To be assured full consideration, completed application packets should be in the Human Resources Department by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2012.  Application materials must be mailed, hand delivered, or e-mailed.  E-mails must be followed by original documents.  All application packets that are complete at that time will be forwarded to the screening committee.  Incomplete applications may not be reviewed.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

To be considered for review, applicants must submit the following application materials:

  1. Completed District Administrative Positions application.
  2. A cover letter describing your interest, qualifications and desirable characteristics (limit to three pages).
  3. A current resume/CV.
  4. Transcripts of all higher education coursework (unofficial are acceptable).
  5. Three (3) letters of recommendation that address your professional and interpersonal skills; include one from a subordinate.

Application forms may be obtained from www.taftcollege.edu or from the Human Resources Department by calling 661-763-7805.

Send all application materials to:

Taft College, Human Resources Department, 29 Emmons Park Drive, Taft, CA 93268; Telephone:  (661) 763-7805; Email:  tcjobs@taftcollege.edu

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.taftcollege.edu

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