College of Alameda
**OPEN UNTIL FILLED – APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OCTOBER 2, 2014 BY 11:59 PM PST FOR FIRST REVIEW DATE OF OCTOBER 3, 2014**
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This position offers a unique opportunity to lead a key college in the San Francisco Bay Area. The successful candidate will provide energetic and creative leadership to the college as it seeks the fulfillment of its mission and goals.
College Presidents in the Peralta Community College District serve as executive officers and responsible agents for the total operation of the college as directed by the Chancellor. The President has full authority to administer and manage the college and participates in district policy making. The President reports directly to the Chancellor.
The President plans, organizes, and administers the college, develops and recommends goals and objectives and oversees recommendations for the selection of personnel. Working within limits established by Board policies and Chancellor’s directives, the President develops and administers the college budget and serves on committees and councils as directed by Board policies or the Chancellor.
The President has a major role is assessing, planning, and implementing capital projects funded by bond measures.
The President should maintain effective working relationships with faculty, students, and staff, as well as other educational institutions. The President must have knowledge of community college educational philosophy and top management administrative practices and procedures, as well as college curricula and instructional programs. The President must promote a student-centered culture that ensures access, sustains educational excellence, fosters student development and supports high levels of student achievement.
The President works independently for the college, making decisions based upon Board policies, district goals and Chancellor directives, but participate as a member of the Chancellor’s senior management team for the district. The President establishes cooperative relationships in a multicultural, urban community, and must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing, and make effective public presentations.
Each of Peralta’s colleges has programs of distinction that require unique and specialized skills. The successful candidate will possess a skill set that matches the requirements of College of Alameda and will be expected to demonstrate a proven ability to continue to expand on the college’s commitment and work in achieving excellence in education and service for students and the community.
The President of College of Alameda will be expected to lead the college by example and by motivating others to meet the following challenges and opportunities:
The President of College of Alameda will be expected to provide leadership toward the effort to serve Peralta’s expanding academic areas by placing a high priority on training and hiring faculty and staff that will be part of educational programs designed to prepare students for the future.
The President of College of Alameda will provide leadership with the development and implementation of campus capital projects envisioned for the college.
The President of College of Alameda will be expected to take the lead in the development of the programs and activities that will enhance and expand partnerships with the business community.
The President of College of Alameda will be expected to provide leadership and enhance the positive relationships that the college enjoys with K-12 districts and proximate four-year colleges and universities in the area.
The President of College of Alameda will provide leadership and assist the district with assessing the needs for current community educational programs and facilitate the further development of new instructional programs.
Individuals are invited to apply who are interested in joining a team of educational leaders who understand the principles and distinction of excellence in management and commitment to visionary leadership, and who are committed to community service and academic excellence.
The Chancellor will consider educational background, professional experience, accomplishments, reputation, and character in the search for the President.
1. A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
2. Documented successful experience at the senior administrative level.
3. Understanding of, sensitivity to and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender, sexual orientation, disability and ethnic background of Peralta Colleges’ students, faculty, staff and community.