Contra Costa Community College District — President (Contra Costa College)

President (Contra Costa College)

Posting Number: 0001828
Location: Contra Costa College
Salary: Contract

Position Definition:
The President is Chief Executive Officer of the college. and has a direct reporting relationship to the District. The President reports to the District Chancellor. The President and is responsible for the delivery of educational and other services provided by the college, the supervision of the administrative staff and all educational programs and services of the college. The President provides high level direction regarding the overall operation of the college, its outreach locations, and centers. The President delegates to the Vice President, Deans and Directors the supervision of other administrative, teaching and classified staff.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
The President provides visionary leadership and understands and promotes the roles of the community college in a changing society. The President independently performs assigned critical and highly complex senior management level duties with an entrepreneurial spirit and effectiveness, speed, and accuracy. The President is responsible to foster a dynamic college atmosphere conducive to academic excellence and optimal functioning. The President is a District team member on the Chancellor’s cabinet. The President has a deep appreciation and respect for students, staff and faculty, and an understanding of all aspects of student life and how faculty and staff can support students.

Examples of Duties/Essential Functions:
The President is primarily responsible for the following:

Develops and maintains channels of communication with staff members regarding all aspects of college operations including curriculum; instruction; business administration; finance; planning; construction and maintenance of physical facilities; personnel; student services; and educational planning.

Maintains the college as a community institution by serving as the chief interpreter of the needs of the students and service area of the college, and promotes the development and implementation of needed programs and services.

Provides leadership for the college as whole, including, planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of educational and fiscal programs of the college.

Assures compliance with college and District policies, state and federal regulations and requirements of accreditation agencies.

Provides administrative direction in the development and initiation of college policies and procedures, as well as the organizational structure, which affect curriculum, instruction, student services and activities, and other college operations.

Presides over the decision-making process and participates in the governance structure of the college to ensure that final decisions and college policies are in accord with the general Districtwide policies and decisions officially adopted by the Governing Board.

Oversees the preparation of the annual college budget and directs operations of the college within the provisions of the budget once it is approved by the Governing Board.

Supervises, coordinates, and evaluates the general activities of all college administrators, and delegates to them such authority and responsibility as is required to perform their assigned duties.

Advises the Chancellor on matters related to District planning, policies, and operations as they affect the college.

Participates in hiring, training and evaluation of diverse faculty and staff highly qualified to achieve college goals.

Encourages professional excellence among faculty, staff, and administration to achieve the college’s mission and goals.

Represents the college to the community, promoting positive relationships and providing open communication with all constituency groups and stakeholders; builds strong partnerships with local schools, business, industry, and government. Develops and contributes to positive public relations and advocacy for the college and the District at the state and national levels while serving on committees and other activities.

Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
EDUCATION: A master’s degree from an accredited college or university is required. EXPERIENCE: A minimum of five years of senior/cabinet-level management experience in higher education or related environment, preferably at in a community college.

Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of diversity in the workplace and public educational environments. License/Certification: A valid Class C California Driver’s License.

Knowledge Of:
Participatory governance; principles and practices of administrative organization and management, planning, supervising and evaluating the work of others, employee motivation and training; applicable federal, state, and county/local regulations as they affect community college programs and students; local community needs; collective bargaining contract provisions; ; principles, practices and use of research as it relates to community college education, and ability to communicate findings in writing and orally; the relationship and interaction of a community college and the diverse communities, special-interest groups, and public agencies it serves; the purposes, goals and philosophy underlying the delivery of education in a community college setting; Title 5 of the California Education Code and accreditation standards and processes; principles and practices of budget development and administration; interest-based approaches to problem solving and conflict resolution.; and team building acumen and demonstrated successful leadership in a complex environment.

Skill To:

Ability To:
Plan, organize, direct and evaluate the activities, programs, and personnel of the college; develop and evaluate comprehensive plans that meet the needs of present and future college and community needs; advocate for, understand and demonstrate the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion; lead the personnel of a college, by inspiring, motivating, developing and directing people; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ensure the preparation of clear and concise administrative and financial reports; 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; understand and support interest-based approaches to problem solving and conflict resolution; demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities; manage fluctuating resources to minimize disruptions; collaborate effectively with the college and District in enrollment management activities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Desirable Qualifications:
The President will be a leader who:

· is passionately committed to the mission of the comprehensive community college;· is collaborative and embraces the unique nature of Contra Costa College, including the challenges faced by the communities and students it serves, and be visible, approachable, and active at the college and in the community, building relationships that increase opportunities and success for students;· practices cultural proficiency and moves comfortably in numerous and varied communities as a leader who builds strong relationships with grassroots, community-based, faith-based, and local government organizations;· is experienced at advocating for the success and support of Black/African Americans, Latinx, Indigenous/Native Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders, LGBTQIA+ community, persons with disabilities, and other minoritized groups of disproportionately impacted students and employees;· has significant experience creating workforce development programs that proactively meet the needs of local business and industry, and supports community economic development programs and services of the college;· has knowledge and experience in the use of technology in higher education in promoting student learning and administrative efficiency;· demonstrates understanding of effective fiscal and resource management including the role of finances in planning, budgeting, assessing, and leading continuous improvement. Effectively manages all resources to advance the purposes of the college. Has experience with acquisition of grants in support of the college’s mission;· models high standards of performance, honesty, integrity, caring and compassion, and inspires and expects the same from classified staff, faculty, and administrators;· has experience with interest-based bargaining and a demonstrated commitment to transparency and regular communication with all college constituencies in a union environments;· is a consensus builderfamiliar with participatory governance, with a management style that is collaborative, enthusiastic, inclusive of all constituency groups, and who values, supports, motivates and develops employees, acknowledges their contributions, and who is an open, transparent, approachable and accessible leader;· works with college leaders to resolve controversial issues and problems in a timely manner utilizing input from constituent groups;· engages with students and supports student development activities;· demonstrates effectiveness and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity; and· has successfully led an institution of higher education through the integrated planning and accreditation processes.

Special Instructions:
Qualified candidates must submit a complete on-line application, resume, unofficial transcript and a cover letter, not to exceed five (5) pages. A candidate will succinctly state how s/he would address the Challenges, Issues, and Opportunities at the college. Candidates should cite specific examples from background and experience to demonstrate knowledge and expertise necessary for this position. The letter of application should indicate to what extent personal qualities and professional characteristics and skills match the preferred qualifications sought for this position.

(Note: The first interviews will be held 4/26/23-4/27/23 and the final interviews and public forums will be held during the week of 5/8/23-5/9/23.)

Job Close Date: 4/6/2023
Open Until Filled: No

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