Portland Community College (PCC) is the largest institution of post-secondary education in Oregon, serving about 90,000 students. The college serves more than two million residents in the metropolitan Portland area. It is located in northwest Oregon, and offers classes through four campuses and three workforce training centers, as well as in a variety of other community locations.
The College is governed by a seven-member board of directors. A college president oversees the operation of the district and selects executive officers. The Cascade, Sylvania, and Rock Creek campuses offer comprehensive associate degree programs and student services. PCC's Southeast/Extended Learning Campus is the newest comprehensive campus.
The President of Sylvania Campus will report to the College President and serves as a member of the college executive team. Together, they will work to navigate Portland Community College in an environment of educational, economic, political, and social challenges and opportunities. In participating in college-wide planning and budget development, the candidate will also act as an advocate for the needs of Sylvania Campus and its community.
Under the direction of the College President, the President of Sylvania serves as the executive officer for the campus. The Campus President provides leadership to all campus-based student development and instructional programs and services including college transfer, developmental education, and career technical education programs. The Sylvania President is also responsible for providing leadership in instruction and student development services at the Newberg Center located in Newberg Oregon.
For application procedures, see "Additional Posting Information" section.
Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
To receive maximum consideration, applications should be submitted by December 1, 2014 at 5 p.m. The Search Committee will select those who will be invited to interview. Interviews are scheduled to take place on January 26 and 27, 2015. Finalists will be invited back to the college during the week of February 16, 2015.
Portland Community College's Sylvania Campus is located in southwest Portland between Tigard and Lake Oswego. As the oldest and largest of the PCC campuses, Sylvania has many unique features and specialized programs. An impressive fitness venue complete with swimming pool, a state-of-the-art theater facility (the Performing Arts Center) and a newly created "MakerSpace" for students to create anything their minds can envision are just a few of the many amazing places to visit while on campus. Sylvania is the place for innovation, community collaboration and individual growth.
The principal accountabilities of the Sylvania Campus President are:
1. Provides leadership to all campus-based student development and instructional programs and services.
2. Works through the Deans and Departmental Directors to establish goals and strategies for meeting the educational and student development needs of the community.
3. Provides leadership and oversight to other district wide programs.
4. May participate in the selection of campus management, classified staff and Academic Professionals; has authority for all faculty of the campus, subject to final approval by the College President and College Board of Directors.
5. Promotes, supports and maintains racial and ethnic diversity among students, faculty, and staff.
6. Develops and manages the campus budget as well as providing leadership for resource development and effective resource management.
7. Serves as a member of the College President's staff. Attends executive staff and College Board of Directors meetings and makes Board presentations as required.
8. Represents the College to the campus community.
9. Develops and markets entrepreneurial programs that achieve positive net revenue and alternative revenue streams for the College.
10. Performs other college wide responsibilities as assigned by the College President.
The candidate must be a visionary person of integrity, who has demonstrated an ability to lead, inspire, and manage a complex organization within a collective bargaining environment. With experience in a diverse, multicultural setting, the candidate will maintain and enhance outstanding relationships with a variety of internal and external communities.
Candidates should present a record of:
- Progressive leadership experience, documenting success in assisting institutions in addressing change
- Four years of responsible experience in education administration with a background in instruction and student development
- Experience and competency in diverse multi-cultural settings
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Experience in developing a strategic plan and facilitating the changes associated with its implementation
- Experience in budgeting, supervision, educational planning, and assessment
A master's degree from an accredited institution is required; an earned doctorate is preferred.
PREFERRED LEADERSHIP QUALITIES:
- Understands and is committed to the comprehensive community college mission and how students are served
- Commitment to direct student engagement and active support of an environment fostering student leadership and development opportunities outside the classroom
- Possesses effective interpersonal and communication skills, including public speaking, active listening, and engaging internal and external stakeholders
- An adaptive and collaborative leadership style and the ability to sustain an innovative culture in a constantly changing environment
- Experience with federal and state policies/regulations as they impact students and employees
- An ability to lead in a collegial environment supporting and empowering faculty and staff in their commitment to high academic standards and high quality student services
- Displays integrity, trustworthiness, vision, and courage to enhance a campus culture dedicated to student access, success, and completion
- A demonstrated commitment to sustainability
- Experience with capital master planning in order to best serve students and the community
- Demonstrated ability to provide leadership among diverse constituents and create a community dedicated to equity, cultural competency, and inclusion
- Demonstrated leadership and support for those services that foster a safe and secure campus environment
- Experience in fiscal management, building external partnerships, and developing alternative revenue sources
- Evidence of creating an open campus environment that encourages continuous improvement balancing experimentation, creativity, and innovation with tradition
Hours of Work
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PCC Employees Only?
As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.