President, Moorpark College
Ventura County Community College District
Position: Full Time
Percent Position: 100%
Employee Type Management
Job Category Management/Supervisory
Under the direction of the Chancellor, the President serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the college, leads the overall academic and student services direction for the college, ensures sound fiscal and facilities management and implements district policies and procedures. The President provides leadership and advocacy for the college, is supportive of and participates in district and college participatory processes and is responsible and directly accountable for all college operations to the Chancellor as a district cabinet member.
The Ventura County Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
- Plan and develop the overall academic direction for the college in conjunction with the Chancellor; plan and recommend the instructional and student services programs, college budget, and the organizational structure of the college; collaborate with district and college staff with regard to the strategic planning of short and long range goals and objectives, management of facilities, policy development, and resource allocation.
- Administer the overall development, evaluation, and improvement of the college curriculum and student services programs, services, and activities based on effective research and analysis; oversee the collaboration of instructional and student services managers to provide and enhance a student-centered model of education.
- Plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the activities of the college pursuant to the mission of the district and college and the goals and objectives as set forth by the Board of Trustees; report on college achievement of district and college goals.
- Provide leadership for sound fiscal planning in the development and management of the institution's budget and externally-funded initiatives; plan resource allocations for facilities, equipment, and technologies that support the mission and goals of the college and district.
- Conduct administrative staff meetings and councils; provide guidance to and receive advice from faculty organizations on matters relating to the instructional and student services programs and staff.
- Establish and facilitate communication between the college, students, communities, businesses, and district; provide leadership for the development of outreach activities and partnerships that strengthen college viability; represent the college at meetings of the Board of Trustees, district cabinet, district planning activities in the community, and as appropriate at regional, state, and national conferences; ensure the visibility of the college within the community by promoting its accomplishments and developing appropriate marketing strategies.
- Recommend the selection, retention, promotion, and termination of college personnel; provide staffing recommendations in compliance with equal employment opportunity principles and guidelines; lead and coordinate innovative efforts for staff development and the improvement of instructional and student services programs.
- Coordinate projects and activities related to program and college accreditation, articulation, and matriculation.
- Provide for the safety of students, staff, and the general public at the college; support the implementation of safety training programs and services for students and staff; oversee college facilities to ensure they are functional, energy-efficient, and safe.
- Work cooperatively with the Academic and Classified Senates and Associated Students through a participatory governance process.
- Make recommendations and decisions regarding curricula and courses in consideration of input from the Academic Senate and college management; involve staff in the development and continuous appraisal of the general philosophy and specific objectives of the college; coordinate a system of evaluation that appraises the effectiveness of programs and personnel.
- Encourage development of a campus climate that will motivate students and staff.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
Additional Job Duties:
We are particularly proud of our culture that encourages creative and innovative learning practices both in and out of the classroom. In addition to our unique governance structure, combining student services and instructional activities to concentrate on student success, we promote a shared governance environment that produces a culture of collegiality. Specifically, the President is expected to:
- Provide visionary leadership for the continuing development of student-oriented Master Plans that drive the budget process, resource allocation and facilities and technology planning utilizing a collaborative consensus building process.
- Assist the Chancellor in achieving the adopted goals of the Board and District mission, as well as being an effective and persuasive spokesperson and advocate for Moorpark College, its students, programs and future.
- Foster an environment in which teaching and learning are central to the college mission and encourage ongoing curriculum and program development, including alternative teaching methods and techniques that meet the needs of a diverse student population.
EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP AND COLLEGE GOVERNANCE
- Demonstrate an open and inclusive management style, a commitment to academic excellence and innovation in a teaching-learning process, an advocacy for a comprehensive curriculum and a record of accomplishment in higher education.
- Support an atmosphere of trust and consensus building that is characterized by empowering others, team building, open communication and accessibility.
- Demonstrate commitment to equal opportunity and intercultural cooperation and respect sensitive communication with people who are diverse in their cultures, language groups and abilities.
STUDENT, PROGRAM, AND SERVICE EXCELLENCE
- Implement goals, policies, regulations and methods related to effective curriculum and student services program development and implementation, program/class scheduling and needs assessment for instructional programs and student services.
- Promote theories on teaching and learning, including multicultural issues that affect instructional and student support programs and services.
- Advocate strongly for student success.
- Implement emerging technologies and the applications of technology to education.
- Oversee the development and implementation of a complex budget within the provisions of the California community college fiscal environment, with a commitment to long-term fiscal stability.
- Pursue new revenue resources including the development of a strong Foundation.
COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
- Partner with local institutions of higher education, K-12 districts, business and industry.
- Develop strong community relations and involvement.
- Increase the diversity of the college, promote its accomplishments and develop appropriate marketing strategies.
A master's degree from a recognized accredited institution and three years of full-time senior administrative experience in a community college and/or other accredited, post-secondary educational institution and/or comparable business or industry; or a California Community College Credential authorizing administrative service.
- An earned Doctoral Degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Some teaching or non-classroom faculty experience.
- Student-centeredness and sensitivity to the effects of all decisions on students and the campus community.
- Experience serving as ardent supporter of the comprehensive community college and a person who models life-long learning.
- Experience in administrative responsibilities and sound fiscal management.
- Experience in academic and/or student services program development, enrollment management, facilities construction, and strategic planning.
- Integrity and honesty in personal and professional interactions.
- Knowledge of participatory governance with a demonstrative ability to forge consensus on difficult issues.
- Ability to empower others through team building and thereby promotes trust and collegiality.
- Ability to work within the framework of collective bargaining and address issues and resolve grievances in a timely manner.
- One who possesses an understanding of the role of a community college president in a complex, diverse higher education environment and multi-college district.
- Ability to promote the comprehensiveness of the college's mission while understanding the challenges of a changing economy and student needs, especially in the areas of basic skills development, technology, and alternative instructional delivery.
- Understanding of and ability to champion the integration of student and instructional services for student success.
- A desire to develop a strong presence in the community and building partnerships with businesses and other colleges and schools.
- Ability to actively broaden and strengthen the fund-raising role of the Foundation.
- Ability to promote and support the collegial and team spirit environment that exists at Moorpark College.
The start date of the assignment is July 1, 2015 or sooner based on the successful candidate's availability.
Located on 154 acres of sloping hillside land in the eastern region of Ventura County, Moorpark College is the second-oldest and largest of the Ventura County Community College District's three colleges. Moorpark College was established by Board action in 1963 to serve the rapidly growing communities in the eastern part of the county. Its two sister colleges, Ventura College in the northwest county and Oxnard College in the southwest, were launched in 1925 and 1975, respectively.
Moorpark College serves approximately 15,000 students in day, evening, and weekend classes. The college administrative team includes an Executive Vice President, a Vice President of Business Services, six Deans, two Directors, and eleven Supervisors. There are approximately 157 full-time faulty, 320 part-time faculty and 121 classified employees.
As a public community college, Moorpark College offers programs and services accessible to the community. Drawing from a student-centered philosophy, Moorpark College creates learning environments that blend curriculum and services in providing to students:
- Introductions to the broad areas of human knowledge and understanding;
- Courses required for university transfer and career preparation or advancement;
- Skills in critical thinking, writing, reading, speaking, listening, and computing;
- Exposure to the values of diversity locally, nationally, and internationally;
- Extracurricular activities that promote campus community involvement and personal development;
- Preparation for the challenges and responsibilities of life and change in a free society and the global community.
The Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) is a public community college district serving residents of Ventura County. The District's three colleges provide a wide range of general education programs and services to students with a focus on our students' educational interests. The District employs approximately 394 full-time faculty, 861 part-time faculty, 470 support staff and 49 managers.
For more information about the District, please visit http://www.vcccd.edu/about_the_district/
. The VCCCD vision is to become the leader in the development of high quality and innovative educational programs and services.
The primary mission of the VCCCD is to produce student learning in lower division level academic, transfer and career/vocational degree and certificate programs. Effective and efficient student support services are offered to assist in the accomplishment of the District's primary mission based on need and available resources. The VCCCD also works to enhance state, regional and local economic growth and global competitiveness. In addition, the District provides English as a Second Language instruction, basic skills instruction, adult education and supplemental learning services that contribute to student success based on need and available resources.
VCCCD programs, services and activities operate within a framework of integrated planning and budgeting. The VCCCD engages in ongoing student learning outcomes assessment and systematic program review. This ensures district-wide excellence through sustainable and continuous quality improvement.
- Philosophy, mission, and goals of community colleges
- Goals, policies, regulations, and methods related to effective curricula and student services program development and implementation, accreditation, program/class scheduling, and needs assessment for instructional programs and student services
- Current theories on teaching and learning, including multicultural issues that affect instructional and student support programs and services
- Emerging technologies and the applications to technology and education
- Principles of employee contract administration and effective problem solving
- K-12 districts and colleges, local and state decision-making bodies, local business, and industry
- Fundraising techniques
- Principles of equal employment opportunity
- Diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college personnel and students
- Principles of empowerment and team building
- Applicable state and federal statutes and regulations
- District organization, operations, policies, procedures, and objectives
- Principles of participatory governance
- Principles of developing and administering master plans that drive the budget process, resource allocation, and facilities and technology planning utilizing a collaborative and consensus-building process
- Principles of budget administration
- Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action
- Establish and maintain effective relationships with district administrators and those of other public and private organizations, union officials, and employees
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- Provide leadership to and work effectively as part of an educational leadership team that fosters and promotes trust and respect
- Advocate for the college and its students and programs
- Foster an environment in which teaching and learning are central to the college mission
- Oversee the development and implementation of a complex budget within the provisions of the California community college fiscal environment, with a commitment to long-term fiscal stability
- Develop strong community relations and involvement
- Hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm or as needed to complete assigned responsibilities.
This position is located at Moorpark College.
Open Until Filled
Required Applicant Documents:
Documents not to exceed 2mb maximum
Letter of Application
Required Selection Process:
- A completed District Application for Management Employment.
- A letter of application, no more than 5 pages, indicating how your background and experience meet the "minimum" and "desired" qualifications. The letter should also describe your understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, ethnic and disability backgrounds of community college students and must include the date, your name, position and location for which you are applying. The letter should give the committee a better understanding of how you will contribute as a fully participating member of the Ventura County Community College District.
- A current resume summarizing educational and administrative background and experience.
- A list of references, including names with business and home telephone numbers as follows: two supervisors, two people who report to you (including one support staff member), two community members, and two faculty members. References will not be contacted without the candidate's permission.
- Official or unofficial college/university transcripts demonstrating attainment of minimum qualifications. The transcripts must show the title of the degree and the date the degree was conferred or the degree will not be considered. An official copy of your transcripts will be required upon being hired. NOTE: Foreign transcript evaluation is required for foreign coursework used to meet minimum qualifications and must be included with your application materials. For a list of recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, visit http://www.naces.org/members.htm.
The above documents will be the only information considered by the screening committee during the application screening process.
The screening committee will review and screen all applications. The committee will invite the most qualified applicants to an initial interview. Following this, the Chancellor will interview the candidates recommended by the screening committee for final consideration. Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation during the selection process must inform Community College Search Services, in writing, of this need no later than the date required for initial consideration. The request should include a description of the type and extent of the accommodation requested.
For nominations and confidential inquiries, please contact:
John Romo, Search Consultant
Community College Search Services
Beginning salary is competitive and commensurate with the position. Fringe benefits include family medical, dental, life, and vision insurance plans. The work year is 12 calendar months, including 20 vacation days per year, two floating holidays, and an additional three days off during the winter break.
The following questions will be asked of all applicants.
When you apply for this position, you may wish to compose your responses to the supplemental questions in a separate document that can be edited, saved, and pasted into the applicable online application supplemental question response fields. This will prevent the unintended loss of data, as the system will automatically log you out after 60 minutes of inactivity.
Please describe your formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment for which you are applying.