West Hills Community College District — Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Workforce Development
Filed in Administrative on February 11, 2017
Complete job description and application available online at: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/whccd/default.cfm
Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates, establishes and provides a high standard of vision, leadership, and direction to the District’s academic and related programs. Provides highly responsible and complex consultation to the Chancellor.
Under the direction of the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Workforce Development is accountable for planning and implementing strategies that provide leadership and direction of efforts for district Educational Services, Workforce Development, Categorical Funding and Grants, State and Federal Programs, Distance Education, Workplace Learning, Contract Training, Westside Institute of Technology, and Child Development Centers. The Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Workforce Development will bring broad vision and executive leadership to district-wide policy, planning initiative and coordination of services by performing the following essential functions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Serve as a resource to the district’s colleges for educational planning, student success, professional development, continuous improvement, and grant development processes.
- Provide overall leadership to the district’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program and directions, workforce development initiatives and contract training programs and services.
- Assist Deputy Chancellor in support of technology in the classroom and laboratories and understand the need to review, upgrade and maintain equipment and technological systems for teaching, learning and administrative support.
- Responsible for conducting monthly District Director Meetings.
- Provide supervision to a team of district-level administrators in such areas as Distance Education, Grants, Workforce Development, Connected Learning, Contract Training, Workplace Learning, Child Development and Westside Institute of Technology to ensure implementation of district-wide goals, applicable statutes, regulations, and policies.
- Supervise and evaluate assigned staff; participate in the screening and selection of staff as required; train staff on services and programs as implemented.
- Provide fiscal oversight and district coordination of state, federal, and private sector grants and initiatives, such as Perkins IV, CTE, Doing What Matters, Sector Navigators, and Strong Workforce, etc.
- Develop and administers budgets for areas of responsibility.
- Work with local business community, schools, and college representatives to create career and workplace learning educational partnerships.
- Coordinate educational and CTE programs to address the emerging workforce and technology training needs of the region, including the district’s highly-regarded Essential Elements annual public policy series.
- Coordinate the completion of district reports for federal, state, and local agencies relative to Educational Services and Workforce Development.
- Provide overall leadership of state and federal funding opportunities, programs, and services that benefit the district.
- Serve as the district liaison to the district’s industry business sectors, workforce development and economic development agencies.
- Work cooperatively, responsively and facilitate communication and understanding with all segments of the district administration, colleges and the community at large.
- Serve as the district liaison with workforce development boards, regional consortia, K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and state and local agencies, including the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and, as appropriate, federal agencies.
- Work cooperatively with College Presidents, or designee, on a range of programmatic services and in the development of strategies to achieve established objectives within available resources.
- Serve as a member of various campus committees and task forces, including the Chancellor’s Executive Cabinet, the District Curriculum Coordinating Council, the District Strategic Planning Committee, and as a member of the District Technology Council executive committee.
- As a member of the Chancellor’s Executive Cabinet, acts as advisor to the Chancellor in matters pertaining to Educational Services and Workforce Development in the District, including long-range educational planning, and recommending Board policies and administrative procedures.
- Complete special projects assigned by the Chancellor.
Knowledge and Skills
The position requires demonstrated knowledge and leadership experience in career and technical education (CTE), existing and emerging regional and state initiatives (e.g., Strong Workforce, Perkins IV, Doing What Matters) and experience in developing new workforce partnerships, CTE programs, leadership with workforce and economic development agencies, political acumen and community relations. The position requires advanced specialized professional knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices associated with higher education curricula and instruction, matriculation, and specifically trends in community-based college curriculum. Requires advanced knowledge of fiscal management, strategic and educational/facilities master planning. Requires a working knowledge of pertinent Federal and State laws and an understanding of the college’s rights and responsibilities as they relate to those areas. Requires an in-depth knowledge of curricula, program review and program viability as they relate to academic accreditation. Requires skills in organization and project management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and administrative needs as they relate to student services. Requires a working knowledge of the budget preparation and administration process. Requires in-depth knowledge of the principles of functional leadership, training, and performance evaluation. Requires skill in organizing work and building an effective team to respond to student needs. Requires demonstrated effectiveness in leading and motivating managers, faculty, and staff with a collaborative style in a collegial and shared governance environment. Requires advanced human relations skills to deliver formal and influential presentations, build effective teams, review performance, and exercise a unique sensitivity to the needs and interests of a diverse student population.
Requires the ability to be a fair-minded, ethical, and honest leader with excellent interpersonal and communication skills oral and written. Requires the ability to lead and accept responsibility. Requires the ability to be open to change and new student services’ methods. Requires a passion for learning and self-improvement. Requires the willingness to meet change with innovation to promote and meet the college mission. Requires the ability to organize, plan, develop, and write new programs, develop new concepts, analyze outcomes, and prepare clear and concise reports. Requires the ability to guide and motivate others toward goal achievement. Requires the ability to inspire and promote awareness of socioeconomic and cultural diversity. Requires the ability to counsel staff, direct and facilitate development of personal and team perspectives, develop and deliver training programs. Requires the ability to develop and monitor budgets and maximize financial resources. Requires the ability to work cooperatively and productively with others.
Requires the ability to function in an office environment performing work of primarily a sedentary nature with some requirement to move about campus and to off-campus locales. Requires the ability to make presentations to groups and carry on conversations over the phone and in person. Requires near visual acuity to read printed materials and computer screens. Requires sufficient hand/arm/finger dexterity to retrieve work materials and operate standard office equipment.
Education and Experience
Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees.
This position requires a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university, doctorate preferred. This position requires a minimum of 6 years of increasingly responsible management experience in higher education, preferably in the instruction services offered by the District.
Licenses and Certificates
Requires a valid driver’s license.
West Hills Community College District is an equal opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or covered veteran’s status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.