Sequoias Community College District Board of Trustees invites applications and nominations for this position.
The Superintendent/President is expected to possess key leadership attributes. In concert with the Board of Trustee’s direction and working collaboratively with all constituents, the Superintendent/President shall provide courageous leadership in the areas of teaching and learning, community, shared governance and management.
MAJOR CHALLENGES FACING SEQUOIAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
The new Superintendent/President will:
• Supervise and manage a prudent budget that will serve the college district during these challenging economic times.
• Balance student demand for access and success with budgetary reality.
• Emphasize an organizational culture that is healthy, competent and committed to students and the community.
• Establish a successful Tulare Center.
• Successfully complete the process of obtaining center status for Hanford Center.
KEY LEADERSHIP ATTRIBUTES
• Effective and proven communicator (with great listening skills) who builds bridges with all constituents.
• Ethical, open and visionary.
• An effective, articulate leader for student success.
• Strong academic record of innovation and program development.
• Proven ability to influence change and lead by example.
• Ability to build and leverage community resources, relationships and partnerships.
• Fiscal knowledge, skills and acumen to preserve student services and programs in a climate of economic instability.
• Strength of character to lead the college district through times of economic uncertainty.
AREAS OF LEADERSHIP TEACHING AND LEARNING
• Ensures accountability for excellence in student access, equity, success and retention with measurable outcomes.
• Establish relationships and partnerships with local governments, business and industry, and community-based organizations with the goal of meeting emerging and future community needs.
• Enhances the college district’s image in the K college educational community.
• Represents the college district in the local community and at the state level in order to increase financial resources and promote the community’s interests.
• Supports the process of consultative and participatory/shared governance with all constituent groups with the goal of effective and efficient operations in order to fulfill the District’s mission.
• Respects the primary role of the Academic Senate in the areas of academic and professional matters.
• Supports the development of leadership in administrators, faculty and classified staff.
MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS
• Ensures the Strategic Plan and Board priorities are implemented in a timely manner and have measurable outcomes.
• Promotes District-wide cultural competence and encourages hiring to better reflect the diversity of the student population and its community.
• Ensures fiscal accountability and makes all budget processes open, transparent and guided by collaborative planning processes.
• Works effectively with the college district’s constituent groups to foster harmonious and effective relations.
• Develops an effective and trusting relationship with the Board of Trustees.
• Master’s Degree from an accredited institution (Doctorate is highly desirable).
• Significant and successful administrative experience preferably in a community college setting, including at least five years as a chief executive officer or a senior administrator.
• Demonstrated competence, knowledge, sensitivity and ability to lead in a complex educational environment with students from diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds.
• Demonstrated leadership in higher education policy.
• Ability to lead, motivate and be an advocate for student success and equity.
• Knowledge of contemporary educational issues in California and effective academic, occupational and continuing education programs.
• Technical knowledge and leadership experience
in fiscal management, enrollment management, strategic planning, human resources development, collective bargaining, curriculum and instruction, accreditation, facilities planning, community relations and legislative relations.
• Successful collaborative work history with college constituent groups.
• Successful collaborative work history with external partners such as business and industry, as well as government and community-based organizations.
For more information and to apply, please visit:
Applications due April 3, 2012
FOR OTHER INFORMATION:
John Bratsch, COS Dean of Human Resources, email@example.com, 559.730.3830
Dr. Kevin M. Ramirez, Search Consultant, Community College Search Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, 530.568.6288
ABOUT OUR COLLEGE…
College of the Sequoias is a comprehensive community college focused on student learning that leads to productive work, lifelong learning and community involvement.
College of the Sequoias affirms that our mission is to help our diverse student population achieve its transfer and/or occupational objectives and to advance the economic growth and global competitiveness of business and industry within our region.
College of the Sequoias is committed to supporting students’ mastery of basic skills and to providing programs and services that foster student success.
College of the Sequoias’ total student population is approximately 12,000 per semester with a makeup of 35% Caucasian, 45% Hispanic, 6% Asian or Pacific Islander, 3% Black, 1% American Indian, and 8% unidentified. The current trends reflect increased enrollments of women, minorities, students who state that English is not their primary language, and students who plan to transfer, and part-time students. Students are offered a wide variety of academic and vocational programs. The college administration, faculty and staff are committed to the principle that society benefits when all of its members have an opportunity to develop to their fullest potential. All those in the college community are dedicated to reaching out to a diversified and changing population which has increased by more than 25 percent in the past decade.
NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT
Sequoias Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of
race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military service, or any other basis protected by law.
Sequoias Community College District provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the job application and hiring process, please contact a representative from Human Resources at 559.730.3867 to request a reasonable accommodation.
FACULTY AND STAFF
College of the Sequoias has 160 full-time faculty, approximately 325 adjunct faculty, 35 administrators, 10 confidential and 184 classified employees – all of whom are dedicated to providing the students with the very best educational environment possible.
THE COLLEGE STUDENT
The college district is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees elected through a ward system within the boundaries of Tulare and Kings Counties.
College of the Sequoias’ main campus is located in Visalia, which is in California’s Tulare County, 185 miles north of Los Angeles and 225 miles south of San Francisco. The college district has a center in nearby Hanford and is nearing completion of a new center in Tulare. In addition to easy access to the Sierra Nevada, residents of the college district enjoy easy access to nearby Sequoias and Kings Canyon National Parks and many lakes in the mountains and foothills for boating and fishing. The Central Valley also features many fine golf courses. The Tulare County Symphony, Arts Visalia gallery, multiple community theater groups and the annual COS spring musical are just a few of the many performing and fine arts enjoyed and practiced by residents. In 2011, Visalia was recognized for having some of the best restaurants in the nation for a town of its size. Tulare is home to the World Ag Expo, the largest agricultural trade and industry show in the world, drawing tens of thousands of people from across the country and around the globe. Since 2000, the population of Tulare and Kings counties has increased by 25 percent and in 2010 included approximately 442,179 and 152,982 residents, respectively. The college district encompasses a broad spectrum of rural and suburban living experiences such as multiple, large retail and professional sectors in the heart of the second most productive agricultural area in the nation.