President, West Valley College
West Valley-Mission Community College District
Under direction of the Chancellor, envision, plan, organize, coordinate, direct, administer, review and evaluate the programs, services, resources and activities of an assigned community college campus; provide leadership to the District’s faculty, certificated administrators, classified staff and administrators in the areas of instruction, student services and general administration; represent the College to the Board of Trustees and the community at large; promote and develop partnerships, cooperative functions and effective relationships with community business leaders, related organizations and others involved in educational services and vocational training.
Work closely with the Chancellor and the Board to facilitate achievement of goals and objectives consistent with the District’s educational master plan; formulate, develop and implement instructional, administrative and student services programs, systems, policies, standards and activities in compliance with a variety of federal, State, local and District laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; select, train, direct and evaluate performance of key College administrators.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the highest level administrative position on a community college campus, reporting directly to the Chancellor. An incumbent must have broad experience in managing major segments of an educational institution with a wide variety of instructional programs, resources and facilities. The President serves as the executive leader for academic and classified staff on campus and must have the ability to direct, motivate and mentor personnel in developing new approaches, methodology and concepts in the field of education and related support activities.
100% of full time, minimum of 40 hours per week, 12 months per year, beginning anticipated date of July 1, 2014. Schedule may change to occasionally include some evening or weekend hours, as needed.
Work location: West Valley College.
Salary and Benefits:
- Salary Negotiated.
- Additional compensation: $1,500 for doctorate added to base salary annually, to be prorated on a monthly basis.
- Employer-contributed medical, dental, vision for employee and dependents including children, spouse, or domestic partner.
- Employer-paid long-term disability for employee.
- Voluntary life insurance.
- State and Federal holidays plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
- 12 days sick leave accrued annually.
- 22 days vacation annually (25 days after five years of service).
- Professional Development and Renewal leave.
- CalSTRS retirement.
- Master’s degree in education, public administration or related field AND
- At least five years of increasingly responsible management experience in managing major segments of an educational institution, including instructional experience.
Knowledge and Abilities:
- Principles, theories and practices of public administration specifically related to higher education.
- Instructional program development and implementation at a community college.
- Principles and practices of leadership, management and supervision.
- Sound fiscal management policies as related to a community college.
- Local, State and federal laws governing a community college district.
- District organization, operations and objectives.
- Budget administration for large, multi-faceted instructional programs.
- Programs and services of a community college district.
- General trends in academic, vocational, community and contract education.
- Local economic conditions and student enrollment trends.
- Needs, interests and concerns of various groups of community college students.
- Oral and written communication skills.
- Principles of management, training and supervision.
- Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and diplomacy.
- Communicate effectively with diverse constituencies within and outside the College.
- Plan, organize, direct, administer, review and evaluate all functions of the College including instruction, student services and administration.
- Serve as a member of the Chancellor’s executive staff.
- Participate in developing recommendations to improve College programs, services and activities.
- Provide leadership and direction to College administrators, faculty and classified staff.
- Analyze complex financial, statistical and narrative data regarding all aspect of District instruction and operations.
- Maintain current knowledge of the educational and vocational needs of the community.
- Confer with community business leaders and others regarding funding sources and cooperative instructional relationships.
- Develop, implement and promote innovative student services and supportive learning resources as an integral part of the instructional program.
- Select, train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others.
- Delegate authority and responsibility to subordinates effectively.
- Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socioeconomic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy.
- After the deadline date, a committee will review and evaluate applications and supporting materials to select the applicants to be interviewed. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview.
- All candidates will receive an e-notification to acknowledge receipt of their application materials. If not contacted within 3-6 weeks following the close of the recruitment, no suitable match was determined at this time.
- The District may choose to re-advertise or indefinitely delay filling a position. Some positions may include first and second level interviews.
- The District reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants.
- Any tentative verbal offer of employment is contingent upon formal approval of the college Governing Board.
Please review the President Search page at http://wvm.edu/president/ prior to applying.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/321390
Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741–2174 to arrange for assistance.
WEST VALLEY-MISSION COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.