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VICE PRESIDENT OF INSTRUCTION

Company

Taft College

Location

Taft, CA

Job Description

TAFT COLLEGE/WEST KERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

VICE PRESIDENT OF INSTRUCTION

Educational Administrator Position

Under the direction of the Superintendent-President, the Vice President of Instruction provides leadership in the development, direction and evaluation of all educational programming within the West Kern Community College District.   This position is responsible for anticipating the instructional programs needed to meet the educational needs of students and the community college district at large, and ensuring excellence in both ongoing and developing educational programs and services.  In order to accomplish this, the Vice President of Instruction must work collaboratively with faculty, staff, educational partners, community organizations, and regional businesses to plan and implement high quality educational programs which are responsive to the needs of the community and reflect the District’s mission, goals and values.

PRIMARY DUTIES OF THE POSITION:

  • Provides leadership to the preparation and implementation of the educational master plan and facilities master plan including provisions for the enhancement, expansion and currency of developmental, transfer education, career-technical education, and workforce development initiatives.  Engages academic personnel in planning processes based on the College’s comprehensive program review process.
  • Provides leadership to the development and assessment of Student Learning Outcomes for the instructional program.  Participates and contributes to the ongoing evaluation of institutional effectiveness of Taft College.
  • Implements enrollment management processes, maximizing Weekly Student Contact Hours, and balancing FTES generation in basic skills, transfer education, career-technical education and workforce development programs.  Collaborates with the Vice President of Student Services to ensure that marketing and outreach efforts support the enrollment management plan.   
  • Leads the development and prioritization of budget recommendations from all instructional areas, and assists in the preparation and administration of the annual budget.  Ensures resource requests reflect institutional priorities.  Monitors and controls expenditures and participates in identifying and implementing mid-year cost savings strategies.
  • Works extensively with the Academic Senate on those areas of shared governance as defined by statute and implemented by Board of Trustee policy.
  • Provides leadership to the Division Chairpersons, Associate Dean of Instruction, Director of Library/Learning Resources, Director of Dental Hygiene, Distance Learning Coordinator,  Student Learning Outcome Coordinator, and the Director of Career and Technical Education. 
  • Leads a program of recruitment of instructional personnel for recommendation to the Superintendent/President for Board consideration and employment approval, including proper certification of minimum qualifications and recommendation of salary schedule placement.
  • Coordinates and prepares the master class schedule, college catalog and academic calendar in cooperation with the Vice President of Student Services.
  • Recommends teaching assignments, maintains control over class size, and prepares the final examination schedule. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited institution.  Earned doctorate is preferred. 
  • Demonstrated academic leadership experience of at least three (3) years related to an administrative assignment at an accredited institution of higher education
  • Demonstrated higher education teaching experience of at least three (3) years.
  • 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, innovated leader 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.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS/CLEARANCES:

Department of Justice background check.

Tuberculosis screening.

Pre-employment physical.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

To be assured full consideration, completed application packets should be in the Human Resources Department on Friday, November 9, 2012 by 4:00 p.m. The position will remain open until filled. 

Application materials must include:

  • Completed District Management Application Form.
  • Cover letter describing your interest, qualifications and desirable characteristics (limited to three (3) pages).
  • Current Resume/CV.
  • Transcripts documenting the baccalaureate degree and graduate work/degrees.  (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.  Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees by a recognized U.S. credential evaluation service.)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation that address your professional and interpersonal skills; one from a subordinate.

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

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