Yuba Community College District invites applicants with demonstrated attributes and actions resulting in significantly improved levels of student outcomes. Woodland Community College is seeking a courageous and visionary leader to successfully lead the Clear Lake and Colusa College Centers to high and improving levels of student success. Woodland Community College is considering applicants from across the nation who have a demonstrated track record of success for leading institutions through systematic change.
FINAL FILING DATE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014 (This position is open until filled)
LOCATION: CLEAR LAKE COLLEGE CENTER AND COLUSA COLLEGE CENTER
SALARY: $109,176 - $135,116/YR. (Range 40, Management Salary Schedule)
COMMENCING: JANUARY 1, 2015
CHANGE-ORIENTED QUALITIES: Under the direction of the Woodland Community College President, the College Center Executive Dean leads the institution in advancing students toward attainment of their educational and career- readiness goals by effectively marshaling instructional and support resources to improve student outcomes. In coordination with Woodland Community College and District Services personnel, the College Center Executive Dean must exhibit an unshakable commitment to student access and success, as reflected by Yuba Community College District Board of Trustees strategic goals and directed by the Chancellor.
ESSENTIAL DEMONSTRATED LEADERSHIP CHARACTERISTICS
• Student Access and Success: The College Center Executive Dean will have a deep commitment to student access and success, for students enrolled in the college, for those who have not yet arrived, and those who have graduated and/or transferred to a four-year college or university.
• Risk-taking: The College Center Executive Dean will be committed to identifying gaps in student outcomes on the basis of factors such as race, ethnicity and gender, and then mobilize the college to improve results.
• Team-building: The College Center Executive Dean and his/her administrative team will foster among faculty and staff a culture of innovation and effective implementation driving towards common goals of improving student access and success.
• Establishes a Sense of Urgency: The College Center Executive Dean will work to establish and maintain among leaders, faculty and staff a healthy sense of urgency to improve student access and success.
• Plans for Lasting Change: The College Center Executive Dean will have strong strategic ability to plan for change in ways that ensure broad buy-in and action that significantly improves student access and success.
• Results-oriented: The College Center Executive Dean will develop a culture of inquiry and evidence to support a results-oriented approach across the institution.
• Effective Communicator: The College Center Executive Dean will effectively engage with the College’s internal and external stakeholders, strategically communicating in ways that advance student access and success.
• Financial and Operational Ability: The College Center Executive Dean will align resources and expenditures to achieve significantly improved results in student outcomes, implementing well-designed institutional changes at scale, and ensuring they are embedded for the long term.
• Entrepreneurship: The College Center Executive Dean will be an entrepreneurial and highly effective fundraiser, with a particular capacity to raise revenue and develop resources that support strategies for improving student access and success.
• Leading Beyond College Boundaries: The College Center Executive Dean will use the institution’s influence and resources to pave the way for ongoing student access and success by forging partnerships with outside entities, including K-12 school districts, four-year colleges, community-based organizations, and employers.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: The successful candidate must possess the minimum qualifications for Educational Administrators which will be both of the following:
• Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited institution; and
• One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.
• Doctoral degree from an accredited institution.
• Three to five years of executive administrative experience in increasingly complex positions and demonstrated experience in valuing diversity are strongly preferred, higher education preferred.
• Knowledge of the ACCJC Accreditation regulations.
• Knowledge of the California Education Code and Title 5.
• Knowledge of working with HSI Colleges (Hispanic-serving institutions).
• Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of Community College students.
FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS: Include a U.S. evaluation and translation. Contact the Human Resources website for a list of agencies providing foreign transcript services.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT: Yuba Community College District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and guarantees equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation and does not discriminate in its educational programs, in employment nor in any other of its activities.
PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment is dependent upon Department of Justice (DOJ) clearance; all fees are the responsibility of the selected candidates and serves the purpose of obtaining a criminal history as authorized by the California Education Code. All prospective employees shall be required to provide verification of TB test.
WORKING CONDITIONS: In accordance to Board Policy, smoking is restricted in many areas of the Yuba Community College District. Woodland Community College is a tobacco free campus.
WORK DAY, WORK WEEK, and WORK YEAR: The District has the right to establish work day, work week, work year; hours of positions within the District may vary.
INTERVIEW: Candidates selected for an interview will be required to visit Yuba Community College District at his/her own expense upon a date selected by the District. Meeting minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.
BENEFITS/SALARY: The District offers a comprehensive benefits package for employees and dependent(s), for positions whose FTE is .60 or higher, valued at over $20,000 annually with currently no out of pocket expenses to employees or dependents for monthly premiums. The package includes health, dental, vision, two (2) life insurance policies and an Employee Assistance program. Additional benefits include contributions to the State Teacher’s Retirement System (STRS), 457/403b options, 12 sick days, 22 vacation days, 223 day/12 month contract. There is also a negotiable mileage stipend.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE: A complete application includes: A Resume, Transcripts, EEO Statement and a Cover letter/letter of interest not to exceed six (6) pages which highlights the applicant’s qualifications. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure all application materials are received by the application deadline date. All submitted materials become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied and will be considered for this recruitment only. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered.
TIMELINE: Interviews are tentatively scheduled for October – November 2014. Before a candidate is employed with the District, the candidate will be confirmed by the Governing Board; the proposed date confirmation is December 2014.
IF YOU REQUIRE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please contact the Human Resources Office at 530-741-8765
1. In the interview, consideration will be given by the Selection Committee to factors other than education and experience, including, but not limited to, apparent personal development, ability to work with others, initiative, and sensitivity.
2. Candidates should not expect official notification of the status of their candidacy until the administration has acted upon the Selection Committee's recommendation for employment.
3. The District reserves the right to investigate past employment records, including contacting former employers.
4. The District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for a position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate Qualified Applicant Pool.
5. As required by the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy of the Yuba Community College District, the Personnel Services and Human Resources Development Office is required to maintain an Equal Employment file which will yield the composition of application flow by ethnic identification, gender and disability. The tear-off tab of the Application Form is provided for this purpose. Completing and returning this form is done on a voluntary basis by the candidate. If returned, the form will be detached from the Application Form and placed in our Applicant Flow File. This information
will not be used as part of our recruiting process.
6. IMPORTANT: Any misstatements or omissions of material facts in this application or an interview may be cause for dismissal, if employed.
The Yuba Community College District spans eight counties and nearly 4,200 square miles of territory in rural, north-central California. Woodland Community College (WCC), accredited in 2008 as the second community college in the Yuba Community College District and the 110th in the State of California, has provided educational opportunities for students in Yolo and Colusa Counties since 1975. WCC is the only Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in the Sacramento region, with 44% of its student population being of Latino descent. The Clear Lake College Center has offered courses in the Lake County region since the fall semester of 1972. The Campus is located on Highway 53 in the city of Clearlake. Lake County students can complete two years of pre-transfer work at the Campus or satisfy their own needs in General Education. The Colusa College Center opened its doors as part of WCC on January 18, 2011. The facility has four classrooms which accommodates up to 120 students and also has office space for student services, counseling, faculty, and administrative support.
The vision of the Yuba Community College District Board of Trustees is to ensure student success by:
• Providing an innovative, world-class learning environment;
• Building and maintaining an atmosphere of trust within the college district and with our communities;
• Developing and maintaining programs and facilities that best meet the needs of our students and communities;
• Stewarding resources strategically to meet the diverse needs of our communities and region;
• Providing educational, economic, cultural, and civic leadership for our communities and region.