SAN JOSE/EVERGREEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
President (San Jose City College)
Message from the Chancellor
As Chancellor of the San José/Evergreen Community College District, I am pleased to have the opportunity to invite applications and nominations for the position of President of the San José City College.
As the College's Chief Executive Officer, the President is responsible for all aspects of College operations, and reports to the District's Chancellor. We are seeking a creative, energetic, dedicated and visionary individual who can lead the College well into the 21st century.
The President works in collaboration with the faculty, staff and student governance groups to meet the ever-changing educational needs of an extremely diverse community and its student population. Under policies and priorities established by the Board and the Chancellor, the President is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating the programs and services of the College to meet the educational needs of the students and the community. As the administrative leader of the College, the President plays a key role in representing the College to numerous community, business, labor, educational and governmental groups.
The ideal candidate is an accomplished professional with experience that demonstrates an ability to lead and to serve as a spokesperson for a diverse educational institution.
Thank you for your considerations and response to this invitation.
Rita Cepeda, Ed.D.
This is a full-time, 12 months per year, academic management position.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The next president will lead the college and address the following:
OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES:
- Provide leadership to a college dedicated to addressing the needs and rights of highly diverse, urban community and with a deep commitment to student access and learning outcome
- Articulate a vision for the college that defines emerging needs and trends, lead a strategic planning process that defines new programs and services, and bring a global view and perspective to college-wide discussions and priorities
- Implement innovative programs and services to address the growing educational requirements of the region and the increasing number of students entering the college with developmental needs
- Provide leadership for a significant number of capital construction and renovation projects
- Provide leadership to manage the campus with limited budget during a challenging financial time
- Increase the visibility of the college in the City of San José and in Silicon Valley
- Strengthen and increase partnerships with K-12, other higher education institutions, business and industry, and the community
- Improve academic programs to prepare higher numbers of successful transfer students to four- year colleges and universities
- Greatly expand the college's use of data and analysis to make informed and wise institutional decisions
- Objectively interpret program and course data to make qualified enrollment management decisions
- Help integrate strategic planning, program review, enrollment management, budgeting, and the Achieving the Dream principles with our accreditation effort
Duties and Responsibilities Continued:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- A self-confident and inspirational leader who will be actively involved in the life of the institution, build trust, understand both academics and student affairs, and work collaboratively to establish the direction for the college
- A leader with a demonstrated history in the development of innovative programs and services designed to meet the needs of a highly diverse student population and to promote student success
- An individual with demonstrated successful experience in educating under-prepared students, ESL students, and students with special needs
- An individual with demonstrated success in workforce development, career programs, and transfer
- An educator and scholar who will inspire intellectual curiosity and academic integrity at all levels of the institution
- A collaborative, visible, and decisive leader who makes informed decisions using sound data, fosters cohesiveness, and rallies the college around shared directions and priorities
- A successful fundraiser
- An effective communicator who supports and respects the work of all employees
- An individual who understands and appreciates the role of a college president and being part of a two-college district
- An administrator who has experience in a union environment and who will value good labor relationships at the college
- Master's degree from an accredited institution, doctorate preferred
- At least three years of significant and successful administrative experience in higher education
- At least three years of experience working directly with students
- Demonstrated competence, knowledge, sensitivity, and ability to provide leadership in a complex educational environment with students from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds
- Effective leadership experience working with historically underrepresented groups, and groups who may have experienced discrimination
- Demonstrated success integrating diversity into at least three of the major areas including supervision, evaluation, recruitment, hiring, student services, program and/or curriculum development, policies and practices, retention of women, ethnic minorities and the disabled, contracting, mentorship, staff development, and meaningful interaction with diverse students and other employees
Does this position accept online applications?
ACADEMIC MANAGEMENT OPPORTUNITY
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District Values
"OPPORTUNITY. EQUITY. SOCIAL JUSTICE"
First Review Date (if Open Until Filled):
If No, please specify
San Jose City College
President's Office (SJCC)
Academic Position Type:
Academic Position Term:
Regular 100% FTE 12-Months per year
$167,318 - $188,221 (Range M35, Annual Salary Schedule for Fiscal Year 2008-2009 Management Positions)
Salary, benefits, length of contract and other terms and conditions of employment will be competitive and negotiable. Mutual agreement will be made on the terms of employment and the start date.
Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, income protection and retirement. Management positions include 20 vacation days, 17 holidays and 6 administrative leave days per year.
Employment Start Date:
December 2010 or January 2011
Special Licenses, Certificates, etc.:
Classified Position type:
Classified Position term:
Application Procedures, Notes and Contact Information
Applicants must attach the following information to the online administrative application by November 15, 2010 at https://jobs.sjeccd.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=50928 or at https://jobs.sjeccd.org (Click "Apply for this posting"):
- A five-page letter of application addressing the challenges and opportunities identified, and how your experience and professional qualifications prepare you to serve the needs of the college
- A current resume including educational background, professional experience, achievements, professional activities, fluency in languages other than English, E-mail address and mobile phone number
- A list of eight references (3 supervisors, 2 direct reports, and 3 faculty members from current or former institutions) with name, title, mobile and work phone numbers, and email address. These references may be contacted for candidates who are recommended as finalists
- Transcript (unofficial or official) - Not Diplomas. Official transcript is required if hired
A Search Committee representing faculty, staff, administrators, students, and community members will review materials from all qualified applicants. Following the application deadline, the Search Committee will interview selected candidates in the first week of December, and refer finalist candidates to the District Chancellor. Finalists will be asked to return for a full day of interviews, public forums and meetings with various groups during the second week of December, at which time finalists will be asked to submit the official transcripts.
If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at Kinkos, Office Max, Office Depot, Staples, etc.; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application at the later part of the application process.
For confidential inquiries about the position, contact:
- Dr. Kevin M. Ramirez
Search Consultant, Community College Search Services
530-878-6288 or KevMRamirez@aol.com
- Dr. Al Fernandez, 805-650-2546 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Leslie Purdy, 415-234-6515 or email@example.com
Information also is available on the District's Websites
www.sjeccd.edu or https://jobs.sjeccd.org
For confidential inquiries about the application process, contact:
Sam Ho, Director of Employment Services & Diversity
Office of Human Resources, SJECCD
- Only complete application having all required documents submitted by November 15, 2010 will be considered
- Applications not having all required minimum qualifications in education and experience as stated in the Required Qualifications section will not receive further considerations.
- Letters of Recommendation are not required and will not be included in the application packet.
- DEGREES must have been awarded by a college or university ACCREDITED by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.
- FOREIGN DEGREES: Candidates with DEGREES and CREDITS earned outside of the United States must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course of the transcripts) and must be submitted with the application.
- Travel expenses to attend the interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
- Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure an interview.
- The District may re-advertise, delay, choose not to fill the position, or choose to fill more than one position.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, and physical or mental disability consistent with applicable federal and state laws. Contacts: Title IX Officer: Dr. Elaine Burns (408) 288-3191; Section 504 /ADA Officer: VP of Administrative Services (408) 288-3723.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
The San José/Evergreen Community College District consists of two colleges: San José City College and Evergreen Valley College.
With enrollment of approximately 26,000 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 32%, Black/African-American 6%, Asian/Pacific Islander 33%, American Indian/Native American 1%, White/Caucasian 17%, First Generation 60%) attaining educational goals reflecting 34% - AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District's emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.
In the fall of 2008, SJCC and EVC served 26,080 students (13,526 and 12,554 respectively). The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse management team consisting of 28% Hispanic/Latino, 24% Asian/Pacific Islander, 12% Black/African-American, and 35% White/Caucasian, as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants. The District, encompassing its colleges and the Workforce Institute, employs 723 full-time and adjunct faculty, 347 classified staff members and 76 administrative (management, supervisory and confidential) staff members.
City College's metropolitan campus is located just minutes from downtown San José off Highway 280. Established in 1921, San José City College is enjoying a 21st century rebirth, with a recently constructed Technology Center, Library and Learning Center, Student Services Building, Science Building and the new Applied Science Center.
San José City College, an Achieve the Dream institution, is committed to providing quality education for its community with a focus on access and opportunities for all members in the community including recent immigrants (both documented and undocumented) and the working poor. The new leadership team, faculty, staff, and students are unified in their commitment to continue to transform San José City College into a premier college dedicated to student success.
The college is seeking an energetic, innovative, visible, and interactive leader who understands and believes in collaborative decision making; is committed to excellence; and understands and has proven track record of meeting the challenges of working in a highly diverse, urban environment.
A successful applicant should be a strong advocate for student success. The college desires a leader who has high expectations and is persistent in her/his sense of direction and focus.
San José City College is a vibrant institution serving more than 13,500 highly diverse students as of 2008, most from low-income neighborhoods of central San José. The City of San José is an international gateway city attracting immigrants and businesses from all corners of the world, and the college reflects the changing demography of the region: Hispanic/Latino, 34%; Asian, 27%; Black or African American, 8%; White, 19%; Native American, 1%; and other, 11%.
SJECCD seeks applications from all qualified individuals. It is the continuing goal of the District to hire and retain faculty and staff that reflects the rich diversity and cultural heritage of the District and its student body.
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