KERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
President - Cerro Coso Community College
The President of Cerro Coso Community College shall be responsible to the Chancellor of the Kern Community College District, as Chief Administrator of the College. The President maintains the policies, rules, and regulations as set forth by the Chancellor, the Board of Trustees, the California Education Code, the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, and the general laws of California and of the United States. Major responsibilities include assuming leadership in promoting the best interest of Cerro Coso Community College and the Kern Community College District and help to
formulate district policies and administer district programs. The President shall have the authority to delegate areas of responsibility as permitted by law.
District-financed benefits include life insurance for the employee and a comprehensive health plan, dental coverage, vision, and an employee assistance program for the employee and dependents. The employee may elect to participate in a Flex Benefits Plan.
Knowledge and Abilities
Opportunities and Challenges
The President of Cerro Community College will provide leadership for faculty and staff to:
-- Advance the College's focus on student access, retention, and success in a fiscally challenging environment.
-- Foster relationships between Cerro Coso Community College and the Kern Community College District, as well as other colleges within the District (Bakersfield College and Porterville College).
-- Meet the educational needs of the College's geographic area.
-- Seek new revenue opportunities.
-- Develop strong, successful economic and workforce development partnerships.
-- Develop effective partnerships with area businesses, industry, government, and community-based organizations.
-- Support and enhance student learning outcomes for under-prepared students, in transfer education, vocational education, and distance education.
-- Implement the Educational and Facilities Master Plans.
-- Support the innovative use of technology for teaching and learning as well as systems and process improvement.
-- Attract and retain talented faculty, staff, and administrators, and motivate them to achieve high standards in the pursuit of academic excellence.
The President of Bakersfield College will be a dynamic leader who will:
-- Have a comprehensive understanding of the community college mission.
-- Be student-centered and guided by student and community
needs in his or her decision-making.
-- Exhibit integrity and expect accountability of colleagues and self.
-- Embrace participatory governance.
-- Address matters in a timely and decisive manner.
-- Demonstrate proficiency in institutional finance.
-- Motivate faculty, staff, administrators, and students to perform at the highest levels.
-- Understand and support the increasing and changing role of
technology in higher education.
-- Be skilled in collective bargaining and conflict resolution.
-- Promote and engage in student academic success and extracurricular activities.
-- Effectively generate external funding.
-- Understand and respect the socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity of the College's communities.
-- Respond to the academic and vocational needs of the College's service area.
Education and Experience
-- Master's degree from an accredited college
-- Five years experience at the senior administrative level
-- Three years teaching or student services experience
-- Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees.
-- Doctorate degree
-- Instruction and student services experience at the community college level
-- Participation in community activities and private/public partnership
Open Until Filled
400PR0 - President
Negotiable based on experience
Cerro Coso College
Special Instructions to Applicants
First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received by January 29, 2010, 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.
In order for an application file to be considered complete, it must include the following in electronic format only:
-- Letter of Application of five pages or less. Candidates should briefly state how they would address the identified opportunities and challenges and how they meet the Presidential Profile and Minimum Qualifications.
-- Completed Online Application for Confidential/Management Position
-- Current Résumé
-- Copy of legible transcripts
-- Provide names, titles, business and home telephone numbers of nine (9) references consisting of supervisors, subordinates (including one support staff member), colleagues, faculty members, community members, and student leaders (at least one from each group). References from either current or former institutions are acceptable.
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
For further information regarding this position or the Kern Community
College District, please visit our website at http://www.kccd.edu/.
For complete job description or for info on how to apply, please visit: http://apptrkr.com/132554">http://careers.kccd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50497