The Board of Trustees of the Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District, Redding, California, invites applications and nominations for the position of Superintendent/President.
Shasta College seeks a confident and visionary leader who inspires trust and is committed to a comprehensive educational system.
• Employment will begin on a mutually agreeable date on or after August 1, 2011.
The successful candidate will exhibit:
- Honesty, integrity and transparency; a listener who shows empathy and patience.
- Confidence to encourage healthy debate and independent thought.
- Skills to express a vision for the College, which will be communicated clearly to the College community and to the region at large.
- Ability to motivate faculty, staff, students and board members to work cooperatively and with enthusiasm to deliver excellent educational programs and student support services.
- Interest in developing, evaluating and supporting strong leadership skills among the administrative teams; build trust necessary to delegate effectively.
- Openness which is demonstrated by being approachable and physically present on campus; a sense of humor.
- Appreciation for the value people have for each other and the institution; one who leads by example.
- Willingness to engage in participatory decision-making but decisive in making the “tough calls”.
- Skills to move with confidence and humility throughout the District; enthusiasm for the greater community.
Challenges and Opportunities
- Communicate clearly the mission and vision of the College to all constituent groups, Board of Trustees and the greater community.
- Develop and sustain a camaraderie between and among board members, faculty, students, and staff, which encourages a team approach in the operation of the institution.
- Generate an atmosphere which encourages independent thinking, cultivates cohesiveness and pride, celebrates achievement and recognizes the value of each individual.
- Provide wise stewardship of financial resources, which includes accountability, planning, and ongoing assessment of fiscal well-being.
- Advocate effectively with the State legislature, Chancellor’s Office, and federal officials to identify and develop additional revenue sources.
- Establish strong and productive relationships with other community colleges, State universities, UC and private sector higher education institutions.
- Strengthen partnerships between the College and high school districts; market the College with the goal of increasing high school enrollment.
- Lead and execute the strategic planning process with involvement of all college constituent groups.
- Recognize positive accomplishments of college programs and services.
- Maintain open communications with the media, the campus community, and the Board.
- Support a climate of campus wide and community involvement; promote collegiality and cohesiveness that reflect the core values of the institution.
- Promote college development activities including donor cultivation efforts through the College Foundation.
- Lead efforts in the Accreditation process that generate commitment and involvement of all college constituent groups.
- Promote and support teaching and learning efforts toward the accomplishment of institutional and program student learning outcomes.
- Support career and occupational education for workforce training and the continuing development of requisite skills needed for successful careers.
- Support the needs of a diverse student population by developing and maintaining effective student services programs.
- Advocate for student support programs that improve access and success of under- prepared students.
- Demonstrate commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunity.
- Demonstrate knowledge and experience in labor relations with collective bargaining units that lead to effectiveness and positive resolution.
- Support professional growth and development opportunities for all employees.
- Protect, expand, and leverage the College’s fiscal resources by advocating for State and federal funding.
- Support technology systems and integration across the campus to support academic functions and to foster innovative teaching and learning.
Education and Experience
- Master’s degree from an accredited institution or equivalent. Doctorate preferred.
- Recent successful senior level administrative experience at a post-secondary institution. California Community College experience preferred.
- Combination of teaching, student services, or general administrative experience in a post- secondary institution.
- Sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse socioeconomic, academic, cultural, ethnic and disability backgrounds of community college students.
Salary Compensation and Benefits
- Salary, length of contract, and other terms and conditions of employment will be negotiated and will be competitive with those of similar districts in California.
Application forms and procedures may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office, or by accessing the website at http://www.shastacollege.edu.
A complete application package must include:
- Shasta College Application form.
- A personal letter of interest that addresses the criteria listed in the announcement, as well as a brief statement of candidate’s personal community college philosophy.
- A current and complete resume of all education and work experience.
- Names, addresses and telephone numbers of 5 persons familiar with the candidate’s work. Candidates will be notified before reference checks begin.
- College transcripts (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application).
Confidential inquiries may be directed to the search consultant, Dr. Kevin Ramirez, (530) 878- 6288. For other information, feel free to contact Patricia Demo, Associate Vice President of Human Resources, (530) 242-7649.
FOR FIRST CONSIDERATION, ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE NO LATER THAN 5 P.M. ON FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011,
A Search Committee comprised of representatives from all segments of the College will immediately begin evaluation of applications. Interviews will be by invitation only.
[Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.]
Shasta College Human Resources Office
P .O. Box 496006
Redding, CA 96049-6006
Phone: (530) 242-7640
Fax: (530) 225-4990
TDD: (530) 225-4988
Diverse Applicants are encouraged to apply