Peralta Community College District
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Deadline Date: September 17, 2012
The Chancellor will consider educational background, professional experience, accomplishments, reputation, and character in the search for the President.
I. Professional Qualifications and Personal Characteristics
The President of Merritt College will:
A. Possess a master's degree from an accredited college or university, which is required. An earned doctorate is highly preferred.
B. Demonstrate evidence of a thorough understanding of and commitment to the comprehensive community college mission as described in the College’s mission statement.
C. Be a strong leader that assures the college responds in a timely and appropriate manner to the educational needs of students and the community.
D. Be an effective communicator who can lead the development and promotion of a shared vision of the college to both internal and external college constituents.
E. Be a leader who understands and appreciates complex political organizations and is confident of his/her ability to lead effectively in a multi-cultural, urban environment.
F. Be a strong visionary leader with successful administrative and teaching experience, preferably in a community college.
G. Be a strong leader to ensure student enrollment, retention and success.
H. Be a credible academic leader who understands teaching and learning, and is guided by student needs in his/her decision-making.
I. Be a resourceful advocate for the college who will lead in the development of alternative sources of revenue to expand programs and services.
J. Demonstrate a proven capacity to administer budget and financial management operations.
K. Be a well-respected leader who maintains integrity and high ethical standards, and engenders trust.
L. Be a leader who demonstrates empathy for others, regardless of background, race, ethnicity, religion, personal belief, disability, age, or sexual orientation and for under-represented groups or those who have suffered from discrimination.
M. Be an effective change agent who, while addressing the needs of the college community, respects, encourages, and supports responsible risk-taking as a vehicle to strengthen the college.
N. Be a team-builder who attracts excellent management talent, brings out the best in their abilities, and who will mentor and develop leadership abilities in others.
O. Be a skillful manager with a commitment to empowering members of the leadership team, both individually and collectively, to accomplish specific goals and objectives.
P. Be committed to learning, understanding, and interfacing with the City of Oakland and surrounding communities.
Q. Be an accessible leader who takes the responsibility to insure his/her appropriate availability to the college community.
R. Demonstrate competency through understanding, sensitivity, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and multicultural, linguistic, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
S.Be a builder of partnerships with a proven record of successful collaboration between the college, the district office, and the external communities, including business, government and community agencies.
T. Be an action-oriented leader who will move the college community from discussion to action in addressing important issues facing the college.
U. Demonstrate the ability to effectively build morale and to motivate and relate to students, faculty, and staff.
V. Be an effective communicator both orally and in writing who will represent the college with pride and dignity in the larger community.
W. Be a self-assured leader who is comfortable with the spirited dialogue and diverse opinions and life-styles that are part of an urban multi-cultural environment.
II. Institutional Needs and Related Selection Criteria
A. Enhance Merritt College’s comprehensive community college mission and values:
1. Ability to articulate a vision and extend the understanding and implementation of the comprehensive community college mission to all constituencies.
2. Capacity to maintain, develop and direct appropriate and innovative curricula, including applied technology education/training, general education/transfer programs, continuing and community education, and community service.
3. Ability to promote economic development in the Peralta Community College District and the state by timely responsiveness to the training needs of local business and industry.
B. Provide administrative leadership for the present and future of Merritt College:
1. Demonstrated commitment to the achievement of excellence in all elements of institutional operations.
2. Ability to champion the use of technology in all areas that support teaching and learning.
3. Proven leadership skills with a decisive, yet open, participatory and consultative approach.
4. Ability to build a dynamic, productive administrative team, by selecting multi-culturally competent staff members, effectively delegating responsibilities and requiring appropriate accountability.
5. Demonstrated commitment to the recruitment, selection and retention of strong and diverse faculty and staff.
6. Demonstrated experience supporting and/or developing curricular and extracurricular programs which enhance the development and learning of all students, including those with varying cultural and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, disabilities and levels of college readiness.
7. Proven ability to relate to a diverse student body and their issues, and to focus on what is important for students when making decisions.
8. Awareness of and commitment to the use of technology in the delivery of programs and the maintenance of institutional data and information.
9. Skill in strategic/master planning and implementation processes.
10. Recognition of the important role all parts of the College (e.g., academic and applied technology programs, student services, libraries, public relations, development, physical plant, etc.) play in the overall contribution to education.
11. Proven ability to lead, direct and manage organizational and fiscal resources while delegating appropriate decision-making authority to divisions and departments.
12. Ability to provide college leadership and oversight in the coordination of capital projects with the Department of General Services and campus constituencies in the facilitation of multiple construction and renovation projects on a sprawling urban campus.
13. Commitment to and support of the Sustainable Peralta Initiative.
C. Encourage and support increased diversity, including race, ethnicity, personal belief, religion, disability, age, or sexual orientation, and under-represented groups:
1. Commitment to keep the College accessible to a diverse urban population and to diverse personal, cultural, economic and ethnic values.
2. Sensitivity and commitment to the crucial role that diversity and pluralism play in a community college.
3. Experience with successful implementation of effective equal opportunity, affirmative action, and nondiscrimination policies and programs.
4. Demonstration of a commitment to ensure diversity among students, faculty and staff through effective recruitment, retention, and development programs.
5. Demonstrated success in developing and/or implementing multicultural curriculum development.
6. Demonstrated success in developing and/or implementing pedagogies and student service strategies designed to meet the needs of a diverse student body.
7. Demonstrated success in developing and implementing programs to enhance student equity.
D. Fundraising and general support for the College:
1. Ability to develop effective relationships with the Peralta Colleges Foundation, the PCCD Board of Trustees, and other constituencies to promote general and financial support for the College.
2. Ability to create and successfully administer capital campaigns, private fund-raising, and other development activities.
3. Encourage and support external funding and innovative programs.
4. Ability to develop strong partnerships with business and industry for mutual benefit.
5. Commitment to maintain and establish positive relationships and partnerships with the other colleges and universities.
6. Ability to develop strong alumni relations.
1. A Master’s Degree from an accredited institution.
2. Documented successful experience at the senior administrative level.
3. Understanding of, sensitivity to and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender, sexual orientation, disability and ethnic background of Peralta Colleges’ students, faculty, staff and community.
To apply for this position please visit our career site at: http://peraltaccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/533.
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