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President, Oxnard College

Company

Ventura County Community College District

Location

Oxnard, CA

Job Description

President (Oxnard College)
Ventura County Community College District

Posting Number: 0602724
Position: Full Time
Percent Position: 100%
Months: 12
Employee Type: Management
Job Category: Management/Supervisory

Brief Description
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.

Job Duties
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. E

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. E

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. E

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. E

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. E

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. E

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. E

Coordinate projects and activities related to program and college accreditation, articulation, and matriculation. E

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. E

Work cooperatively with the Academic and Classified Senates and Associated Students through a participatory governance process. E

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. E

Encourage development of a campus climate that will motivate students and staff. E

Perform related duties as assigned.

E = Essential duties

Additional Job Duties

Minimum Qualifications

*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. (Senior administrative experience includes experience as chief executive officer or reporting directly to a chief executive officer, and having responsibility for a significant operational and budgetary segment of the organization.)
*Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identify, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information

For more information about the position, including a list of ideal characteristics and institutional strengths and opportunities, please visit our dedicated website at http://www.vcccd.edu/employment/oxnard-college-president-search.

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.

Licenses or other Requirements:  n/a

Knowledge Of:
  • 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
Ability To:
  • 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
Physical Abilities
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations
Work Week/Hours
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm or as needed to complete assigned responsibilities.

This position is located at Oxnard College.

Required Applicant Documents:
  • Resume
  • Letter of Application
  • Transcripts

Required Selection Process

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure initial consideration, you must apply by January 4, 2016. All application materials must be submitted electronically through the District's online application system located at https://jobs.vcccd.edu. The following materials must be submitted for your application to be considered:

A.) A completed District Application for Management Employment.

B.) A letter of application, no more than 5 pages, that includes the date, applicant' name, and the position for which the applicant wishes to be considered. In the letter, the applicant must demonstrate how s/he meets the Minimum Qualifications, Desirable Qualifications, and Ideal Characteristics as provided on the Position webpage (imbed hyperlink). The letter should describe the applicant's understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, ethnic and disability backgrounds of community college students. The letter should also give the Committee a clear understanding of how s/he will contribute, as a fully participating member of the Ventura County Community College District, to addressing Oxnard College's strengths and opportunities.

C.) A current resume summarizing educational and administrative background and experience.

D.) A list of eight references, including names, titles, email addresses, and telephone numbers from the following constituent groups: two supervisors, two direct reports (including one support staff member), two community members, and two faculty members. The applicant should identify the constituent group of which each reference is a member. These references will not be contacted without the candidate's permission.

E.) Official or unofficial copies of college/university transcripts demonstrating attainment of minimum qualifications. (An official copy of 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 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.

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.

Salary Range

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.

Starting Salary:  negotiable

Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates who are invited to an initial interview will be reimbursed for their travel expenses in accordance with District guidelines. Further information will be provided at the time of invitation.

The District has retained PPL, Inc. as consultants to assist with search and selection processes. For confidential inquiries, please contact one of the following:

Dr. Donald F. Averill, Ed.D.,
Tel: 909-553-6085; email: daverill@pplpros.com

Dr. Dean C. Colli, Ed.D.
Tel: 619-517-6133; email: dcolli@pplpros.com

For inquiries regarding submitting an online application, contact:

Michael Arnoldus, Director of Employment Services/Personnel Commission
Tel: 805-652-5521; email: marnoldus@vcccd.edu

To apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/704382

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