Los Angeles Community College District
INVITES APPLICATIONS & NOMINATIONS FOR THE POSITION
LOS ANGELES HARBOR COLLEGE
The Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District invites applications and nominations for the position of President of Los Angeles Harbor College.
Los Angeles Harbor 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 Harbor College, a comprehensive two-year public community college providing opportunity for transfer education, occupational training and life-long learning.
Los Angeles Harbor College has been the college of choice for Harbor area residents for more than 60 years. The college is known for the excellence of its faculty, staff and programs. It provides personalized attention to students seeking to improve their knowledge and skills, prepare for transfer, as well as provide programs which respond to community and business needs. Courses are offered in traditional, hybrid, and online settings.
Los Angeles Harbor College serves 10,000 students with 600 employees, newly modernized facilities, and revitalized curriculum. The college is committed to enhancing student success with a comprehensive student support system. The college welcomes veterans and students from various socio-economic backgrounds. The college is home to Los Angeles Unified School District’s Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy and works closely with local area high schools to provide job training programs to meet the needs of local employers and to encourage transfer to four-year institutions.
ABOUT THE POSITION
CHALLENGES, ISSUES, & OPPORTUNITIES
Leadership, Governance, & Advocacy
» Improving communication on campus and in the community by being accessible, visible, and by fostering trust and confidence in the office of the president.
» Advocating participatory governance, promoting collegiality, staff cohesiveness and respect among all the college constituencies.
» Working to improve and enhance the image of the college by promoting its accomplishments and developing appropriate marketing strategies to enhance the special relationship between Los Angeles Harbor College and the community.
» Valuing and promoting the importance of the college as an educational and cultural center for the diverse South Bay community.
» Serving as an advocate for the college locally, district- wide, statewide, and nationally as required.
INSTRUCTION & STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
» Meeting the needs and demands of a growing and diverse student body by anticipating the needs of the community and initiating innovative programs and curricula to fulfill identified needs.
» Utilizing a comprehensive recruitment and retention strategy while providing oversight for course schedule management to meet the changing needs of a diverse student body.
» Advocating open access and student support programs for students at risk and proposing initiatives to improve the success of under-prepared students.
» Building and strengthening cooperative partnerships with local high schools and with institutions of higher learning.
» Demonstrating effectiveness and commitment to a diverse college workforce.
» Continuing assessment of the need to recruit and hire faculty and staff in areas of greatest student demand.
PLANNING, FACILITIES, AND FINANCE
» Keeping institutional planning and research current and viable.
» Providing leadership in the continuing development of a strategic master plan that drives the budget process, resource allocation, institutional development and facilities planning.
» Protecting and expanding the college’s fiscal resources by maintaining a prudent financial management system.
» Creatively pursuing alternative resource development activities, and aggressively advocating for district, state and federal funding.
» Playing a leadership role in economic development by expanding partnerships with business, industry and government.
» Strengthening the viability of the Los Angeles Harbor College Foundation to enhance college resources and student scholarships.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
President is responsible for:
» Assuming the leadership of the college, taking into account its existing institutional and community cultures.
» Linking effective research and analysis with an evaluation function to support planning for, allocating, and managing resources: human, technological, financial, and physical.
» Demonstrating an understanding of the accreditation process, and exhibiting an ability to monitor, manage and maintain the requirements of the college’s accreditation effort.
» Expertly and effectively administering the fiscal and operational planning of the college.
» Administering an ongoing bond-related construction program within fiscal and time restraints.
» Implementing policies and procedures within the participatory governance framework.
» Facilitating 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.
» 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 senior management in business, industry, education, or government.
» A sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college faculty, staff and students.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES
» An earned doctorate or other terminal degree preferred.
» 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 participatory governance practices.
» Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
» Positive characteristics including good and informed 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 and the district in general.
» Demonstrated evidence of collaborative leadership including the delegation of responsibility and accountability.
» Demonstrated ability and interest in fostering on-going and positive relationships with the surrounding communities and diverse populations to create synergy in support of the college and the district in general.
» Understanding of major issues and trends affecting California community colleges.
» Demonstrated evidence of expertise in the oversight of fiscal operations.
» Demonstrated evidence of ability to successfully engage in funds development activities.
» Demonstrated evidence of expertise in the oversight of enrollment management.
» Familiarity with the needs of non-native speakers of English.
» Experience in dealing with a diverse student body, community, staff, and veterans.
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.
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 including a direct report, a faculty member, immediate supervisor, and a community member.
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/1258
For more information about the LACCD, please visit www.laccd.edu; for information about Los Angeles Harbor College, please visit www.lahc.edu.
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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 <a href="http://www.laccd.edu/ada">http://www.laccd.edu/ada</a>.
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.