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Vice President of Instruction

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State Center Community College District

Location

Fresno City College

Job Description

Vice President of Instruction

State Center Community College District

Closing Date: 09/27/2012

Position Classification: Management

Campus Location: Fresno City College

Essential Functions:

Under the general direction of the College President and in accordance with provisions of the Education code, the rules and regulations of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, and the policies of the district, the Vice President of Instruction performs the following duties:

  • Provides leadership in enrollment management, educational master planning, program review, student learning outcomes and assessments, and overall instructional effectiveness.
  • Provides instructional leadership in collaboration with the campus president, faculty, administrators, and staff.
  • Collaborates with Student Services leading to the integration of instruction and student services into a seamless coordinated effort to serve students.
  • Guides the college’s institutional effectiveness and research efforts.
  • Manages data collection and analysis for effective planning of instructional programs and facilities.
  • Supports the use of technology in enhancing the teaching and learning environment.
  • Works collaboratively with instructional deans and faculty to identify emerging opportunities relative to new programs, innovative teaching strategies, technology-driven curriculum, distance learning, professional development, and continuous improvement of existing programs and services to increase student opportunities.
  • Serves as the college’s accreditation liaison.
  • Represents the college and provides leadership at meetings regarding instruction and curriculum.
  • Works closely with businesses and employers to ensure that occupational programs meet the current and future workforce needs of the community.
  • Is responsible for collaborating with institutions of higher education and K-12 to enhance services for students.
  • Maintains professional visibility on campus, in the community, and in state and national organizations.
  • Encourages and initiates resource development in support of institutional goals and college-wide initiatives in collaboration with instructional deans and faculty.
  • Contributes to the overall planning and decision-making processes for the campus with regard to instruction.
  • Provides leadership and professional development for the administrators, faculty and support staff assigned to instruction.
  • Ensures that the evaluation of instructional faculty, administrators, and staff are conducted on a regular and systematic basis in accordance with collective bargaining agreements and board policies and regulations.
  • Provides leadership relative to recruitment and selection procedures and recommendations of new faculty, the continuing contract process, faculty development and evaluation.
  • Prepares annual reports and updates, including the educational master plan.
  • Makes recommendations to the president for the total instructional budget after consultation with division deans.
  • Is a member of the president’s cabinet, president’s advisory council, the district’s educational coordinating and planning committee, the district’s vice presidents group, and other committees as appropriate.
  • Is generally responsible for preparation and distribution of the college catalog, faculty manual, schedule of courses, and other related documents.
  • Is generally responsible for implementing state and federal requirements related to instruction.
  • Initiates research concerning the educational needs of the community and uses findings in projecting needs, scheduling classes, and developing and revising curriculum.
  • Prepares reports on items of concern to the institution in the area of instruction.
  • Is generally responsible for the college’s co-curricular program, including intercollegiate athletics.
  • Is responsible for ensuring that all employees work within the duties and responsibilities described in class specifications and for following all policies, rules, regulations, contract agreements, and procedures of the state and the district.
  • Assists the president as needed in the administration of the college and serves as administrator in charge of the college in the absence of the president.
  • Fosters instructional and institutional effectiveness by undertaking other duties as necessary or as delegated by the college president.

Minimum Qualifications:

Include an earned Master’s degree from an accredited college or university and one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonable related to the administrator’s administrative assignment or possession of a valid California Community College Supervisory Credential and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Desirable Personal & Professional Characteristics:
  • Doctorate preferred.
  • Progressively responsible full-time teaching and administrative experience in a post-secondary educational setting.
  • Positive, dynamic human relations skills.
  • Responsible track record of leadership in fiscal and organizational management.
  • Demonstrated commitment to shared governance, consensus building, and team approach to management.
  • Effective communication skills that foster a collegial, collaborative working environment , establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, classified professionals, students, and administrators, and encourage trust and mutual respect.
  • Successful experience in a multi-ethnic, pluralistic environment and in responding to the needs of both the traditional and non-traditional student.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to community and economic development.
  • Successful experience in the use of emerging technologies to facilitate learning.
  • Active participation in community and professional groups.
  • Conditions of Employment: 210 duty days and 22 vacation days for a total of 232 days.
  • Salary and Benefits:
  • Salary: $109,417 – $137,823 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $1,945 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including health, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance as well as disability coverage for employees. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Selection Procedure:

  • Applications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
  • From the applicants who submit all the required documents and who meet the qualifications, a selection committee will determine the candidates that meet the highest degree of desirable qualifications. They will be invited to interview.
  • The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions. Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President/Chancellor and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.
  • State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service minded organization and respond, as best we can, to the needs of our applicants and the faculty and administrators we work with in the District.
  • For more information, contact the Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93726, (559) 226-0720, fax (559) 229-7039. For information on Fresno City College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at http://apptrkr.com/272120. Please refer to Position No. 2502.

Additional Information:

The State Center Community College District invites applications for the position of Vice President of Instruction (Chief Instructional Officer) at Fresno City College. The State Center Community College District is a multi-campus district with two full campuses in Fresno and Reedley and three centers located in the communities of Madera, Clovis, and Oakhurst. Under the direction of the President, the Vice President of Instruction provides college wide educational leadership to achieve a high standard of excellence and innovation in teaching and learning, student development, and faculty and staff professional growth. The Vice President of Instruction is responsible for providing leadership and vision for all instructional programs, educational master planning, enrollment management, program review, assessment of student learning outcomes, and the preparation of the accreditation self-study.

The Vice President of Instruction supervises an administrative assistant, a curriculum analyst, an account technician II, director of institutional research and planning, and nine instructional deans who supervise the following areas: applied technology; business; fine, performing, and communication arts; health sciences; humanities; library and student learning support services; math, science and engineering; social sciences; and workforce development and career and technology center, and social sciences.

This is an academic management position, exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, with responsibility for formulation and implementation of district policies, regulations, budget decisions, and supervision of personnel including assignment of work, evaluation of performance, adjusting grievances, recommending hiring, transfer, suspension, lay off, recall, promotion, and termination.

START DATE: As soon as possible but no later than January 2, 2013.

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