Los Angeles Community College District
Invites Applications & Nominations for the position
LOS ANGELES VALLEY COLLEGE
The Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District invites applications and nominations for the position of President of Los Angeles Valley College.
Los Angeles Valley College is one of the nine colleges comprising the Los Angeles Community College District. Headed by a Chancellor and governed by an elected Board of Trustees, the Los Angeles Community College District is the nation’s largest community college District with more than 6,800 employees and an enrollment of approximately 136,000 students each semester.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
The Los Angeles Community College District announces an opening for a President of Los Angeles Valley College. Los Angeles Valley College is located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley and has been an anchor in the community for over 50 years. The Los Angeles Valley College family includes an enrollment of 19,000 students and approximately 1,000 employees. The college has strong transfer, career and technical as well as basic skills education programs. The college works closely with local secondary institutions to assist high school students in their transition to higher education and maintains strong ties to the business community by providing highly respected job training programs that meet the direct needs of local employers.
The President will serve as C.E.O. of the college, planning, organizing, administering and assuming responsibility for all college programs, administration, student activities and community outreach.
» A master’s degree or advanced degree of at least equivalent standard from an accredited college or university or a California credential authorizing administrative service at the community college level. The required degree must be completed at the time of filing an application.
» Two years of full-time experience preferably as a senior level college or university administrator or as a senior manager in business, industry, education, or government.
» Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college faculty, staff and students.
Health: A medical certificate indicating fitness to engage in administrative work is required for new employees at the applicant’s expense after selection and before employment.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES
» An earned doctorate or other terminal degree preferred.
» Demonstrated evidence of leadership ability.
» Demonstrated evidence of expertise in the oversight of fiscal and operational planning of the college.
» A strong record of integrity and an ability to build trust in order to work effectively with faculty and staff in the implementation of collective bargaining agreements and the support and cultivation of shared governance practices.
» Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
» Personal characteristics including good judgment, tact, diplomacy, a sense of humor, and the strength of character to put forth ideas which are innovative, progressive, and deserving of consideration by the college community.
» Ability to foster ongoing and development of relationships with the surrounding communities.
» Understanding of major issues and trends affecting California community colleges.
» Demonstrated evidence of successful oversight of construction and facility maintenance projects.
» Demonstrated evidence of ability to successfully engage in fund-raising activities.
» Demonstrated evidence of expertise in the oversight of enrollment management.
Duties and Responsibilities
President is responsible for:
» Expert administration for effective fiscal and operational planning of the college.
» Assuming the leadership of the college, taking into account its existing institutional and community cultures, including shared governance and collective bargaining.
» Administration and oversight of a comprehensive facilities and ongoing bond-related construction program with oversight duties within fiscal and time constraints.
» Allocating and managing resources: human, technological, financial, and physical.
» Administering a variety of teaching and learning methodologies, (both traditional and non-traditional), administrative services, and student support services programs.
» Developing, initiating and carrying-out new policies and procedures, while maintaining continuity with existing policies and procedures within the shared governance framework.
» Working with the College Foundation to develop new College-centered relationships in addition to nurturing those already established with various community and civic organizations, economic and workforce development entities and the surrounding community.
» Facilitate the development of funding opportunities at the local, state and national level.
» Serving as the college representative on the Chancellor’s Cabinet.
» Performing other duties as assigned by the Chancellor.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
The current salary range is $180,922 to $210,215 annually, with a transportation allowance of $500 per month in additional compensation. Employee benefits include 15.5 paid holidays annually, 24 days paid vacation annually, District-paid medical/hospital, dental and vision care plans and a $50,000 group life insurance policy.
FILING AN APPLICATION
For consideration in the selection process, all interested candidates must submit the following using the LACCD On-Line System:
» Letter of interest, no more than three pages, which addresses the responsibilities and desirable qualifications as detailed in the announcement;
» A current resume of professional experience, educational background, and other pertinent information;
» A list of four (4) references with names, addresses, e-mail addresses, business and home telephone numbers.
If selected, additional documentation such as official transcripts will be required. Paper applications will not be accepted. To be considered in the first reading, applications must be submitted by April 21, 2014.
For additional information, contact Ana Boyadzhyan, LACCD Human Resources, (213) 891-2141 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
To apply for this position, please visit: http://laccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/1260
For more information about the LACCD, please visit www.laccd.edu; for information about Los Angeles Valley College, please visit www.lavc.edu.
For nominations and confidential inquiries, contact
The ELS Group, LLC: Dr. Jesus “Jess” Carreon, at (949)680-6171, firstname.lastname@example.org or Augie Gallego at (619) 307-0925, email@example.com.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/ interview process with at least three (3) business days’ prior notice. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested. For more information, please visit http://www.laccd.edu/ada.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY
The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the LACCD is to provide an educational, employment, and business environment free from prohibited discrimination in violation of state or federal law on the basis of actual or perceived ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex (including gender-based sexual harassment), pregnancy, marital status, cancer-related medical condition of an employee, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. Individuals with legally-defined disabilities may request reasonable accommodation.