Contra Costa Community College District — Vice President of Instruction, Los Medanos College

Vice President of Instruction, Los Medanos College

Posting Number: 0001394
Location: Los Medanos College
Salary: $11,541.00 – $14,063.00 (Initial salary placement will not be above step 3)

Position Definition:
Under general administrative direction of a college president, serves as a campus Assistant Chief Executive Officer, overseeing academic, student affairs and/or support services programs for the college. Manages and evaluates the work of direct reports such as Senior Deans and other managers. May serve as the acting college CEO in the absence of the College President.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
A Vice President oversees academic, student affairs and/or support services programs for a college in the District and serves as an Assistant Chief Executive Officer for the campus. Incumbents receive very high level direction from the College President. The President reports directly to the District Chancellor and is the Chief Executive Officer of the college, and thus is responsible for the entire delivery of educational and other services provided by the college.

Examples of Duties/Essential Functions:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: Serves as an Assistant Chief Executive Officer for a college in the District, overseeing academic, student affairs and/or support services programs. Provides vision and leadership for a diverse, dynamic and innovative community of managers, faculty, staff and students. Provides overall educational leadership in the area of academic, student affairs and/or support services programs, ensuring that the instructional, student, and/or support services programs reflect the educational philosophy and institutional goals of the College and the District. Ensures that accreditation standards are met. Interprets and analyzes pertinent educational laws, legislation, policies, regulations and procedures to determine impact on the College and to formulate compliance and reporting strategies. Develops, recommends and carries out comprehensive policies and programs for managing the College’s educational activities and services in accordance with College and District missions and goals. Ascertains and meets College and community educational needs by communicating effectively with managers, supervisors, faculty and staff and the service area community. Actively participates in and supports College shared governance components and activities and other collaborative processes. May oversee and/or assist in the development and maintenance of the assigned college’s educational strategic plan. Develops and participates in College and District planning processes to assure articulation between educational planning goals and objectives and those of other College and District organizational units. Participates in the hiring process of college managers, supervisors, faculty and classified staff. Supports a climate that promotes innovation and improved service to students and the community; cooperates with area staff, faculty and other managers to develop processes that are student friendly and supportive of student success. Manages and participates in the continued evaluation and improvement of assigned college-wide educational programs and services. Promotes the assessment of student outcomes in order to determine the effectiveness of student learning and student development programs in assigned areas. Oversees research and submission of grant applications and proposals to federal, state, foundation and other funding agencies, to augment college resources for educational programs and services. Allocates or assists in allocation of financial resources to accomplish college educational mission and goals in accordance with established budget processes. Manages College educational programs and services operating budgets. Interprets provisions of collective bargaining agreements and contracts as appropriate. Manages assigned managers, faculty, classified and supervisory staff. Assists in the training of assigned managers, supervisory, faculty and classified staff. Evaluates assigned managers, supervisors and classified staff. Assists in the evaluation of faculty. Represents the college on College and District-wide committees and task forces, as well as to community groups, professional organizations, other colleges and K-12 schools. Responds to and seeks resolution of complaints arising from assigned divisions and major program area activities, including participating in the process of collective bargaining contract grievances. Employs appropriate techniques and strategies to resolve disputes and to enhance communication and cooperation among the members of the college and District communities. Travels throughout the District in carrying out responsibilities and functions. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Earned Master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. Experience: Equivalent to at least three (3) years of relevant full-time management experience. License/Certification: A valid Class C California Driver’s License.

Knowledge Of:
Computer-based technology for management of educational services; the goals of shared governance; principles and practices of administrative organization and management, planning, supervising and evaluating the work of others, employee motivation and training; applicable federal, state, local, District and college laws, rules and regulations, and collective bargaining contract provisions; complex business level English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; modern office tools such as computers and printers; typical modern office computer software programs; report and presentation writing; the relationship and interaction of a community college and the varied communities, special-interest groups, and public agencies it serves; the purposes, goals and philosophy underlying the delivery of education in a community college setting; budget development and management;

Skill To:

Ability To:
Independently perform assigned critical and highly complex senior management level duties with an entrepreneurial spirit and with effectiveness, speed and accuracy; successfully manage people, major college-wide programs and initiatives; effectively oversee college change efforts, problem-solving, short and long-term planning processes and financial resources; manage personnel resources of a college, including motivating, developing and directing people; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; use personal computers utilizing typical office software applications, including the Internet; work effectively in a participatory governance environment to accomplish the goals and objectives of the college; communicate effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, politics, philosophy, disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Desirable Qualifications:
• Five (5) years of successful public higher education administrative experience in Instruction, including concurrently managing multiple academic support programs/departments.

  • Direct managerial responsibility and functional understanding of the interrelated areas of oversight for this position: Career Technical Education; Liberal Arts, Sciences; General Education; Dual Enrollment; Library; Online Education and Instructional Technology; Curriculum Design; Contract/Community Education; Workforce Development; Adult Education.
  • Three (3) years of teaching experience in higher education, preferably community colleges
  • Earned doctorate degree from an accredited institution
  • Experience with and/or expertise in…
    ? Coordinating instructional programs and college-wide initiatives, with successful achievement of measurable objectives
    ? Building equity-focused practices into the various academic programs of a higher educational institution
    ? Instructional unit planning/program review and learning outcomes
    ? Designing, presenting, and clearly communicating information in various formats to broad/diverse constituencies
    ? Sound fiscal planning in the development and management of complex budget(s)
  • Demonstrated leadership and success with…
    ? Building consensus, cultivating collaborative teams, and fostering positive relationships with diverse campus groups in a participatory governance environment
    ? Working with and developing educational programming/curriculum for community college students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and abilities
    ? Using data to: promote a culture of inquiry; foster dialogue and innovation; inform decision-making; facilitate actionable improvements; and identify/address equity issues
    ? Promoting a culture of inclusiveness and respect for all members of the College community, and maintaining a supportive, engaging, and equitable learning and work environment
  • Ability to…
    ? Develop, implement, manage and evaluate high-impact practices and processes that foster programmatic and equitable student success
    ? Represent the College to develop and strengthen partnerships with other educational institutions, agencies, businesses, and community organizations to increase student access and success
    ? Leverage the use of technology for delivery of instructional support services
    ? Implement District policies and procedures, while working effectively with faculty and staff in a collective bargaining environment
  • Knowledge of…
    ? Student Equity and Achievement Program, Guided Pathways, Strategic Enrollment Management, Vision for Success, Strong Workforce Program, Student-Centered Funding Formula, Online Education Initiative-California Virtual Campus
    ? ACCJC Standards and accreditation processes
    ? Current educational and legislative trends pertinent to student support programs in community colleges, including accountability reporting, student retention and achievement, enrollment management, best practices in pedagogy, and distance education
    ? Contemporary equity, diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism concepts and issues in a higher education setting

    Special Instructions:
    Los Medanos College (LMC) is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and innovative leader to serve as Vice President of Instruction (VPI). As the Chief Instructional Officer, the VPI will be responsible for providing effective leadership and administrative management for all instructional programs at the College: developing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating LMC’s educational programs; overseeing complex/multi-department budgets, with senior-level involvement in the planning and implementation of selected college-wide initiatives; the hiring, retention, and evaluation of a diverse, talented team of academic managers, faculty, and classified professionals; ensuring that an equity lens and mindset are applied to the design, delivery, organization, and evaluation of educational programs; coordinating and monitoring instructional program review and learning outcomes; engaging in the development of resource allocations for facilities, equipment, and technologies that support academic and institutional programs and operations; ensuring compliance with federal, state, local, and district policies and regulations; and, as a member of the President’s Cabinet team, ensuring that the College continues to strengthen its integrated approach to programs and services, planning, and operations towards the achievement of student success and institutional goals. This position will promote and advance a shared vision for instructional programs that focuses on access, engagement, equitable outcomes, and success for LMC’s diverse student population. The VPI will also work closely with the other Vice Presidents and dedicated educators to develop and implement effective strategies for enrollment management and student retention. The successful candidate will: be a student-focused educator with an inclusive and approachable leadership style; demonstrate a commitment to equity and social justice; possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills; be a strategic, innovative thinker with strong problem-solving and organizational skills; and understand how to work effectively in a participatory governance environment. Los Medanos College (LMC) is one of three colleges within the Contra Costa Community College District, and offers award-winning transfer and career education programs, stellar support services, and diverse learning opportunities in East Contra Costa County. LMC’s exceptional educators, innovative curricula, growing degree and certificate offerings, and strong regional partnerships focus squarely on student success. From its welcoming campus culture to its state-of-the-art facilities, the College demonstrates its commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for all members of the campus community – in the classroom and in the workplace – and strives to achieve positive, equitable outcomes for all students. At its Pittsburg Campus and Brentwood Center, LMC provides educational programs and support resources that position students for continued success at four-year institutions, in the workforce, and beyond. Of the 1,600 two-year institutions across the nation, LMC has three times been named as a “Top 150 U.S. Community College” by the Aspen Institute.
    Screening Interviews are expected to take place the week of 03/16. Final Interviews and public forums are expected to be held the week of 04/06. Expected start date for applicant selected would be on/around 07/01.
    Depending upon experience, new employees will be placed at: the 1st step, which is $11,541/mo; 2nd step at $12,125/mo; or 3rd step at $12,740/mo. Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur on an annual basis, until the maximum step of $14,063/mo is reached on the salary schedule.

    Job Close Date: 2/10/2020
    Open Until Filled: No

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