Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
The President of Las Positas College serves as the Chief Executive Officer and reports to the Chancellor of the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, a two-college district. The President will be expected to provide strong leadership and advocate for the College in a growing and changing community. The President must demonstrate a high degree of integrity, innovation, and commitment to shared governance.
California State-mandated minimum requirements for the position of President are an earned master’s degree from an accredited institution and one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the President’s assignment.
• An earned doctorate from an accredited institution;
• Evidence of a successful record of achievement in progressively senior executive-level positions held in large complex organizations including administrative experience in an accredited community college, preferably in California;
• Evidence of extensive knowledge of Accreditation Standards as well as California Community College governance and budgetary regulations and processes at all levels: state, district, and college;
• Evidence of fiscal responsibility, strong financial acumen, and success in developing and implementing organizational efficiencies, cost-saving strategies and securing resources that would ensure the continuing development of College programs;
• Evidence of seeking alternative sources of revenue or successfully leveraging resources through grants and partnerships for educational opportunities and/or programs;
• Evidence of successfully working with a college foundation;
• Evidence of an ability to communicate and work collaboratively with others with information that goes both vertically and horizontally throughout the organization, including the participatory governance process;
• Evidence of ability to plan effectively, implement strategies, and advocate for the College within a multi-college district structure;
• Evidence of understanding and fulfilling labor contracts and working within a collective bargaining environment;
• Evidence of working collaboratively with academic services and student services of the college;
• Evidence of community involvement creating partnerships and promoting the values of the college;
• Evidence of dedication to the mission of serving a diverse student population, including providing education and services that bridge gaps in learning, culture, disabilities or socioeconomic conditions that impede student learning and success;
• Evidence of visibility and engagement in your role as an administrator;
• Evidence of relevant teaching and/or counseling experience in community college/higher education.
Open until filled, however to ensure full consideration applications must be received by Monday, August 19, 2013. All inquires, nominations, and applications will be held in strictest confidence.
In an application letter of up to 5 pages, candidates should succinctly state how they meet the qualifications, and provide evidence of their experience and responsibilities.
In addition, applicants must submit a current resume with the names, titles, business and home telephone numbers of eight references - two supervisors, two subordinates (including one support staff member), two colleagues and two faculty members. References may be from either current or former institutions. References will not be contacted without the applicant’s permission.
Please submit the President’s Search Application Cover Sheet along with your application materials.
Submit nominations and applications to: President Search Committee, Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, Attention: Wyman Fong, Vice Chancellor, Human Resources, Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, 7600 Dublin Blvd., 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568. Mr. Fong may be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (925) 485-5261.
The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.
For updates on the President Search and online materials, please go to http://www.clpccd.org.
CLPCCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All completed application materials will be screened by the search committee which includes faculty, staff, administrators, students, and community leaders to ensure that the qualifications stated in the job announcement are met.
Those candidates who meet the minimum required qualifications and most closely reflect the experience associated with the desirable qualifications will be invited to the College for an interview on or about mid September.
Public forums are anticipated to be scheduled at Las Positas College during the last week in September followed by final interviews with the Chancellor. The new President will be expected to assume duties on or about November 1, 2013.
LAS POSITAS COLLEGE
Las Positas College is located in Livermore on a historic 147-acre land grant once known as Arroyo de Las Positas. The college serves the Tri-Valley region of the San Francisco/Oakland East Bay. This includes the cities of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and Sunol as well as surrounding unincorporated areas. Because of its quality, the college also draws from a broad range of surrounding areas of Northern California.
Known for its economic and educational diversity, the Tri-Valley houses two nationally known research centers: the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory. Las Positas College students work as summer interns in these national laboratories under the guidance of world-renowned engineers and physicists. The College has a high transfer rate and enjoys an excellent working relationship with business, industry and civic leaders, which also provide unique funding and other opportunities for the college’s students.
Known for its ability to adopt its curriculum, not only to the needs of transfer students, but also to the needs of local employers, Las Positas College has developed support and instructional partnerships ranging from large to small. These include Safeway Inc., for which the college created a retail management program to start-up firms for which it provides creative services through its student-run “Design Shop”.
Most recently, the staff worked with several local wineries to develop and implement a Viticulture and Winery Technology Program. The Tri-Valley supports 53 local wineries and is growing its reputation as an exciting wine region of California.
The college received full accreditation in 1991. Since 2004, it has seen an exciting expansion of its facilities. Recent additions to the campus include a Student Services and Administration Building, a Multi-Disciplinary Building; Gymnasium; a Two-Theater Performing Arts Center; Early Childhood Development Center and expansion of the existing Science Complex.
A new District-Wide IT complex on the Las Positas College campus joins existing facilities that include a Science Center; Learning Resource Center; Horticulture Laboratory; Automotive Technology Center; and several state-of-the-art laboratories.
The College’s 8,500 students reflect the diversity of the greater Tri-Valley Area: 1% Native American; 1% Pacific Islander; 3% Unknown; 4% Filipino; 4% African American; 7% Multiracial; 11% Asian; 24% Hispanic; and 45% Caucasian.