EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Los Angeles Southwest College
Friday, September 24, 2010 Issue Date: August 11, 2010
The Los Angeles Community College District announces an opening for an Executive Vice President (EVP) of Los Angeles Southwest College. Located in south Los Angeles, Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) is one of the 9 colleges of the Los Angeles Community College District. It serves over 15,000 students annually in both credit and non-credit programs. LASC is completing an extensive building program that has transformed its landscape and re-energized its community. LASC is a comprehensive community college committed to student success.
The EVP promotes the goal of integrating instruction and student services, supervises and directs staff who oversee the Academic and Student Services programs at Los Angeles Southwest College and promotes a fair and equal scope of responsibility and accountability. The EVP will report directly to the President and will work closely with deans of academic and student affairs, faculty leadership, Associated Students Organization (ASO) and Office of Fiscal Operations.
A Master’s degree (from an accredited college or university)
Completion of one year of full-time formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment.
Sensitivity to and an understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
A college selection committee will review all applications for entrance qualifications. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview following the committee screening which will involve an evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications in the areas of experience and personal fitness as determined from the application materials submitted; referents may be contacted for recommendations. The selection committee will make a recommendation to the College President.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
The base salary range is $11,384 - $13,367 monthly. The EVP will also receive a monthly differential equal to 10% of the monthly base salary. The selected candidate will be allocated within the salary range according to previous salary. Employee benefits include 15.5 paid holidays annually 24 days paid vacation annually, medical/hospital, dental and vision care plans and a $50,000 group life insurance policy.
The EVP will provide leadership to enrollment management, student learning and success, traditional student service departments, program development, curriculum development, program review, accreditation, staff development, appropriate general fund and specially funded programs (SFP), budget development and implementation, and will work closely with shared governance groups/committees. The EVP will interpret, articulate, implement and monitor compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, labor contracts and policies and represents the Divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Services on various campus, District-wide, and regional committees.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Lead a new unit within the College that combines Instruction and Student Services
- Provide direction for a comprehensive student services program including admission and records, counseling, recruitment, satellite programs, extended opportunities programs and services, students with disabilities, international students, child development center, financial aid, transfer and career planning, matriculation, student activities, athletics and health services.
- Supervise the preparation and submission of instructional and student services operating budgets to the President for approval and authorize the expenditure of funds from established allocations.
- Prepare and maintain an educational master plan and support institutional research related to student learning, development and outcomes, and provide leadership for new and revised programs to reflect changing needs.
- Participate in hiring, evaluation, retention or dismissal of members of instructional and student services staff and make appropriate recommendations to College President.
- Be intricately involved in the accreditation process.
- Coordinate and supervise preparation of the schedule of classes, college catalog, course outlines and related materials.
- Monitor compliance with all collective bargaining agreements.
- Participate in the opportunity to achieve financial efficiency while improving student learning.
- Serve as a member of an administrative team that shares and actively promotes an institutional vision and philosophy of student success and community engagement.
- Provide leadership in the development of Student Learning Outcomes (SLO’s) and related meaningful assessment that leads to the improvement of student learning and services.
- Translate the college to the community and the community to the college by assisting in the development of strategies and activities that build stronger ties with the entire LASC service area.
- Provide leadership and expertise in assessing, identifying, formulating and aiding in implementing the College mission; provide leadership for the continued evaluation and improvement of instruction and student services and support programs.
- Act as a liaison to other management in the District and to state colleges, universities and other community colleges on matters relating to instruction, student development and support.
- Provide leadership in community resource development.
- Five years of increasingly responsible experience related to the assignment
- Significant community college/university teaching experience, counseling or broad student service/academic experience
- Ability to create an environment conducive to the development of instructional and student service innovations
- Direct leadership experience with academic and/or student services processes and operations.
- An understanding of the teaching/learning process
- The ability to engage positively with all staff and the community at large, as well as an understanding that the student services and instructional areas are stronger when integrated in their purpose and mission
- Understanding of both Student Services and Instruction
- Ability to provide leadership and direction in instructional innovation and technology
- Team-oriented problem solving skills
- Ability to delegate authority and decentralize decision-making
- Passion for student-centered education
- Ability to work in a positive manner with faculty, administration, classified personnel, students and the public
- Ability to communicate both in public and in private, as evidenced by the ability to listen as well as to speak and write effectively.
- Collaborative and visionary leadership skills with the ability to encourage improvement and to inspire his/her colleagues
- Experience with budget philosophy and effective practice, especially in a difficult state budget environment
- Ability to create and maintain high staff morale to achieve consensus while demonstrating sensitivity to and understanding of the college’s diverse populations of students and staff
- Demonstrated commitment to the continued improvement of teaching and learning
- Ability to exercise group leadership skills which emphasize collaboration, consensus building, conflict resolution and problem solving.
- Demonstrated commitment to participatory approaches to governance.
FILING AN APPLICATION:
All interested applicants must submit a letter of intent, three pages or less, which addresses the responsibilities and desirable qualifications as detailed in this announcement; a current resume; a completed LACCD Application for Administrative position (available to download from http://apptrkr.com/156489); names, addresses, e-mail address, and business and home telephone numbers of at least five references; and copies of transcripts from all higher education institutions. All applications, in one packet, should be submitted, no later than 4:00pm on September 24, 2010, to:
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Dr. Jack E. Daniels, President
Los Angeles Southwest College
1600 W. Imperial Highway
Los Angeles, CA 90047
Applications and related materials (e.g., reference letters, transcripts) submitted electronically or via fax will not be considered. All materials submitted will become the property of the Los Angeles Community College District.
After review of application materials, candidates will be contacted only if selected for an interview. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview in late October. If selected, additional documentation such as official transcripts will be required. For additional information, contact the Office of the President of Los Angeles Southwest College at 323-241-5273. For information on the District, please access http://apptrkr.com/156489
Los Angeles Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.