West Hills College Coalinga
22 Vacation Days/21 Sick Days per year
Salary, length of contract, and other terms and conditions of employment will depend on experience and will be competitive with those of similar districts in the Central Valley.
An excellent comprehensive fringe benefit program includes medical, prescription drugs, vision care, dental, life and income protection, and membership in the State Teachers' Retirement System or Public Employees' Retirement System. Successful completion of a pre-employment physical and background check is required.
Duties and Responsibilities
The College President, under the direction of the Chancellor, shall plan, organize, coordinate, administer, review and evaluate programs for the assigned college and assigned center(s); provide leadership to the college’s faculty, administrators, classified staff and student services; represent the college to the community at large; promote and develop partnerships and effective relationships with community business leaders, related organizations and others involved in educational services.
The College President is responsible for providing leadership in program and course development, modification, and elimination. The College President is also responsible for assisting all staff in developing new approaches, methodology and concepts in the field of education and related support activities that increase the opportunities for student success.
The College President shall see that district policies, collective bargaining agreements, and federal, state and local rules and regulations are adhered to. He/She shall select, train, direct and evaluate the performance of key college administrators as directed by the Chancellor.
The College President is responsible for providing leadership in the implementation of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant for the college and will serve as an advocate for the region.
Examples of Essential Duties:
• Serve as a member of the Chancellor's executive staff and participate in establishing institutional goals in accordance with the district's educational plan.
• Exercise discretionary power within the framework of policy established by the Board of Trustees.
• Provide monthly updates to the Board of Trustees on college activities.
• Formulates and recommends to the Chancellor new or revised policies and procedures for the operation of the college requiring approval by the Board of Trustees.
• Work with legally constituted campus organizations.
• Submit to the Chancellor for study, and recommends, the annual budget for the College.
• Using the existing college and district program review process, reviews the educational programs of the college on a regular basis and recommends modifications which will improve the scope and quality of the college offerings and related services.
• Work closely with administrators and faculty in developing, modifying and enhancing college curriculum that improves student success; review and evaluate curricular recommendations and encourage expansion or contraction of the instructional program to meet the needs of students in the community, including new, transfer, re-entry and high school advanced placement students.
• Review reports related to the college's financial resources; assure that human and financial resources are allocated efficiently and effectively; direct the timely and accurate preparation of enrollment and revenue projections and consolidation of budgetary reports to facilitate attainment of short-and long-range plans.
• After appropriate consulation, make necessary appointments to the various college committees and councils.
• Maintain awareness of legislative matters affecting the college and district.
• Serve, as necessary, on all negotiation committees with academic and classified staff.
• Promotes a positive environment for staff and student diversity and ensures the proper use of resources.
• Represent the college in all appropriate local community activities.
• Engage with community members and alumni to cultivate and maintain a positive stewardship of friends of the College.
• Utilize regular and appropriate means to communicate to staff and students those matters under consideration and decisions made which will affect the college.
• Assist faculty and others, where appropriate, in the development of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the determination of their effectiveness in helping students achieve their desired learning outcomes. In addition, provide leadership for the development of SLOs within their program areas of responsibility.
• Complete other duties as assigned by the Chancellor.
The College President reports directly to the Chancellor.
• Principles, theories and practices of public administration specifically related to higher education.
• Instructional program development and implementation at a community college.
• Sound fiscal management policies as related to community colleges.
• California Education Code as is pertains to community colleges.
• Local economic conditions, student data, and enrollment trends.
• Needs, interests, and concerns of various groups of community college students.
• State and National student success agenda for community colleges.
• Provide oral and written communication.
• Use interpersonal skills including tact, patience and diplomacy.
• Communicate effectively with diverse constituencies within and outside the college.
• Participate in developing recommendations to improve college programs, services and activities.
• Analyze complex financial, statistical and narrative data regarding all aspects of college instruction and operations.
• Confer with community business leaders and others regarding funding sources and cooperative instructional relationships.
• Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socio-economic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy.
NOTE: Minimum qualifications and required materials must be met/received by the last day of the filing period.
• Possession of a Master’s Degree, Doctorate preferred.
• Five or more years of recent achievement in administration and/or management, preferably at a community college in a decision-making, supervisory, and policy recommending role in finance, educational planning, and personnel management.
• Any combination of education, training or experience that could likely provide the required knowledge and skills to perform the job duties described.
Application packets will only be accepted electronically and shall include the following:
1. A two-page letter of application addressing the reasons why you think your skills and qualifications enable you to be the ideal person for this position. Your letter should provide specific examples from background and experience and competencies that match those sought for the Presidency at WHC Coalinga.
2.Complete Online Application
3.A current and complete resume of educational, professional, and community experiences and accomplishments that particularly relate to this position.
4.Names and email addresses of eight persons familiar with your work; 2 supervisors, 2 subordinates (including one support staff member); 2 faculty members (1 classroom instructor and 1 student services faculty member); and 2 community members. The individuals listed as references will be sent a link from Human Resources.
5.Official/unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.
Please do not submit additional materials that are not requested.
We are unable to respond to individual questions regarding the status of an application and encourage you to visit the Selection Process & Timeline page for current information on the hiring timeline.
Application Deadline: Friday, September 28, 2012.
It is the candidate’s responsibility to make sure that all required materials have been received. It will be the responsibility of the applicant to incur any and all expenses related to the interview process. Faxed applications will not be accepted.
All our positions require the ability to pass a background and fingerprinting check.
Drug Testing: In accordance with the Drug Free Environment of the WHCCD I understand that if I am selected for employment as a part of my employment I will be required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a part of my health examination.
Depending upon the number of applicants who meet the minimum qualifications, the examination process may include a qualifications screening by a committee. Those demonstrating the strongest backgrounds related to the position will be invited to interview.
To be considered for this rare opportunity, please apply online at westhillscollege.com
Visit http://www.westhillscollege.com/district/human_resources/presidential-search/ for full details.
Equal Opportunity Employer