President, Irvine Valley College

Irvine Valley College

Mission Viejo, CA

ID: 7062881 (Ref.No. P0004584)
Posted: December 19, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Location
10-Irvine Valley College
Classification Benefits:

The District provides California State Teachers Retirement System (STRS), and offers a comprehensive package including holidays, sick, vacation, and personal necessity time; and, insurance benefits which include medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, a long-term disability income-protection plan, and a legal plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District.


Summary Description:

The District has retained PPL, Inc. to support its search and selection processes. For confidential inquiries and nominations, please contact:

Lisa Sugimoto, Ed.D.
PPL, Inc. – Vice President
lsugimoto@pplpros.com
(562) 972-8983

or

Jeanie Nishime, Ed.D.
PPL, Inc.- Associate
(310) 508-7009
jmnishime@gmail.com



Summary Description:

To serve as educational leader and Chief Executive Officer at one of two community colleges in a multi-college district reporting to the Chancellor; assure the delivery of educational and other services provided by assigned college; provide visionary leadership in the overall administration of the college; develop an administrative organization which shall be the established authority on campus; develop and implement the district and college’s strategic plan and implement Board of Trustee policies and district administrative procedures; and serve as the final authority at the college level.


To report to the Chancellor and execute all powers and duties in accordance to rules and regulations of the Board of Trustees, Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, and the laws of the State of California; serve as the institutional leader and implement board policies and administrative regulations as applicable to the position; serve under contract and establish annual goals, which are approved by the Chancellor; and advise the Chancellor on matters related to District planning, policies, operations, as they affect the diverse body of students and employees at the college.


To formulate and articulate a vision of the college’s future that addresses the evolving social, economic, and political forces that affect its mission and campus priorities, in which teaching, learning, student access and student success are central to the college mission.


To maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff and students, as well as on a district-wide basis with the other college and district services; and advocate for the community college using a collaborative, collegial leadership style that also supports the district’s strategic plan and achievement of the district-wide goals and objectives.


To foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the district; lead by example; actively participate in and support district-wide participatory governance components and activities and other collaborative processes; encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:

Receives direction and evaluation from the Chancellor. The President is a district team member on the Chancellor’s Executive Council and on other committees and councils directed and delegated by the Chancellor.

Provides leadership and direction to the academic Vice President for Instruction, the academic Vice President for Student Services, the Vice President for College Administrative Services, other academic administrator and classified management personnel and related support staff.


Knowledge of:

Leadership and management of fiscal, human, physical and technology resources that continually enhance student success and institutional effectiveness – preferably within the California community college system.


Trends in academic, career, community and contract education.


Knowledge of “10+1”.


Experience in providing innovative and dynamic programs like Guided Pathways to ensure student success from enrollment to transfer/employment.


Contract negotiations and employee grievances at the community college level.

District organization, operations, and objectives.


Interpersonal skills including tact, patience, and diplomacy.


Local economic conditions, community leaders and service organizations.


Local, state and federal laws, codes and regulations related to public and community college administration, including the California Education Code and the California Government Code.


Policies, objectives, procedures, organization, operations, guidelines, programs, and services applicable to the administration of a community college.


Principles and practices of community college administration.


Principles and practices of effective leadership, management, and supervision.

Principles and practices of training, supervision, and performance evaluation.

Principles, theories, practices, methods, and procedures of public administration specifically related to higher education.


Programs and services of a community college district.

Progressive discipline procedures and documentation.


Participatory governance at the community college level.


The role of community colleges in economic development.


Trends in academic, career technical, community, and contract education.


Ability to:

Provide budget administration for a large, multi-faceted community college.


Communicate effectively including oral and written communication and public speaking.


Foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect and effective working relationships within the college as well as with the leadership of both Saddleback College and the District; encourage a free exchange of ideas and is visible and accessible to discuss them.


Promote an equity-minded culture and a sense of unity and pride within our suburban and multicultural college community.


Lead in an inclusive and collaborative manner, supporting education and development initiatives for all students, faculty and staff.


Participate in a multitude of college activities and events, including student activities, athletics, performances, poetry readings, science fairs and research conferences; and devotes time to learn the names of students and staff.


Understand and address issues of equity and inclusion in all areas of campus life.


Adhere to negotiated collective bargaining agreements as mandated for California Community Colleges.

Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.


Assure compliance with local, state and federal laws related to community colleges.


Assure the development, approval and administration of a consolidated and balanced annual College budget according to legal timelines.


Assure the preparation, maintenance and retention of all required District reports, files and data. Be fiscally responsible, resourceful and creative in ways that will generate new revenue.


Be politically astute and communicate effectively with local, state and federal legislators.


Build a sense of community within the College and establish viable linkages with external communities.


Communicate effectively with diverse constituencies within and outside the College.


Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse constituencies within and outside of the District.


Confer with legislators, community business leaders, and others regarding funding sources, cooperative instructional relationships and other matters.


Create and maintain administrative and faculty environments that encourage and support innovation.
Delegate authority and responsibility to subordinates effectively.


Demonstrate dynamic, well-organized and visionary leadership.


Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


Develop policy recommendations which will implement the district’s master plan and other goals and objectives in accordance with local, state and federal laws and the needs of the college community.


Develop and maintain a visible presence on the campus and in the community.


Encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.


Envision, plan, develop, organize, administer, review, monitor, control, and evaluate all functions, programs, services and activities of the College including instruction, student services, and administration.


Establish and maintain a climate of trust and collegiality.


Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Exercise initiative and work independently with little or no direction from the Chancellor. Identify needs and priorities and make decisions in a climate of competing interests.


Listen intently and communicate effectively with others in an inspirational, open and responsive manner.


Maintain current knowledge of the educational and career technical needs of the community.


Maintain and establish positive relationships and partnerships on a district-wide level with the other college and district services.


Maintain rapport with all personnel at both colleges and District.


Make effective public presentations.


Plan, organize, direct, administer, review and evaluate all functions of the College including instruction, student services and administration.


Prepare oral and written reports and recommendations.


Provide executive leadership and direction to administrators, managers, supervisors, faculty and support staff.


Recognize the important roles of all parts of the college and district (e.g. academic, student services, administrative services, library, facilities, human resources, etc.)


Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socioeconomic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy.


Review and analyze complex financial, statistical, and narrative data regarding all aspects of the District. Select, train, lead, mentor, direct, supervise and evaluate the performance of subordinates effectively.

Serve as a member of the Chancellor’s executive staff.


Understand and effectively and collaboratively work in a complicated multi-college environment, as well as within a system of community college districts.


Understand and implement mandated participatory governance.


Work effectively with diverse populations, maximizing the benefits of diversity.


Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Education/Training:

An earned master’s degree from an accredited college or university in education, business, or public administration, or related field. An earned doctorate from an accredited college or university is strongly preferred.


Experience:

At least five years of demonstrated and responsible senior executive administrative experience, preferably in a higher education environment, with a broad variety of instructional and student services programs, and physical, fiscal and technology resources.


Desired Qualifications:


Experience in a higher education environment, preferably at a community college.

Minimum three years’ experience managing a multi-million dollar budget, preferably at a community college; and desirable if experience is within multi-college districts.

Teaching experience at a community college or higher education.

Experience in providing innovative and dynamic programs like Guided Pathways to ensure student success from enrollment to transfer/employment.

Demonstrate a commitment to the academic, artistic, culture and co-curricular aspects of the college.

Experience building successful teams.

Experience in a participatory governance environment in higher education.

Experience in and/or demonstrated knowledge of the role of the community colleges in economic and workforce development.


License or Certificate:

A valid California driver’s license.


Conditions of Employment:

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work Environment:

Duties are primarily performed in an office environment or in meetings at a college, district or community location. The incumbent is subject to frequent interruptions and contact in person and on the telephone with executives, administrators, faculty, members of the board of trustees, community and state and federal leaders and the general public. May be required to attend afternoon or evening board meetings.


Physical Demands:

Typically must sit for long periods, walk short distances on a regular basis, see clearly to read normal and fine print and operate computer keyboard, speak clearly and distinctly to provide information in person or on the telephone, hear and understand voices over telephone and in person to exchange information and make presentations, use hands and fingers to operate an electronic keyboard or other office machines, travel to various locations to attend meetings and conduct work and lift, carry and/or move objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Must remember key information and concentrate for long periods of time.


Additional Position Information:

Application Deadline:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to ensure full consideration in the initial review, applicants should submit complete application materials no later than Midnight on February 3, 2020.

First level interviews are scheduled to be conducted by the Search Committee the week of March 9, 2020.


To be considered a candidate for this position, the following materials must be submitted:


1. A completed District electronic application form. (All sections of the application must be completed. Do not state “see resume” on the application form.)


2. A cover letter which includes how you meet the qualifications and attributes for the position. Your letter must be no longer than five (5) pages.


3. A Reference List showing the Names of nine (9) professional references with business and personal phone numbers and email addresses. References should include two supervisors, two faculty, two administrators, one student, and two community members.


4. A detailed resume that summarizes education preparation and professional experience for the position.


5. Academic transcripts from a U.S. accredited college or university of graduate level work (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this time). Official transcripts will be required within three working days of employment. (Copies of diplomas will not substitute for transcripts.)


Transcripts must include degree awarded and confer date. Transcripts without this information and online applications without transcripts will be disqualified.


NOTE: Foreign degrees (non U.S. granted degrees) must include a certified, written U.S. evaluation with translation (e.g. NACES agency: www.naces.org) at the time of application. SOCCCD does not sponsor foreign visas.

Incomplete application packages will not be considered. All submitted material becomes the property of the SOCCCD. The materials will not be returned or copied, and will be considered for this position only.

Applicant bears the sole responsibility for ensuring that the application package is complete when submitted.

Application materials that are complete and received by the initial screening date will be reviewed by a Search Committee. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.


Additional Classification Information:

Ability to continued:

Maintain current knowledge of the educational and career technical needs of the community.

Maintain rapport with all personnel at both college and District.

Make effective public presentations.

Plan, organize, direct, administer, review and evaluate all functions of the College including instruction, student services and administration.

Prepare oral and written reports and recommendations.

Provide executive leadership and direction to administrators, managers, supervisors, and faculty and support staff.

Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socioeconomic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy.

Review and analyze complex financial, statistical and narrative data regarding all aspects of the District.

Select, train, lead, mentor, direct, supervise and evaluate the performance of subordinates effectively.

Serve as a member of the Chancellor’s executive staff.

Understand and effectively and collaboratively work in a complicated multi-college environment, as well as within a system of community college districts.

Understand and implement mandated participatory governance.

Work effectively with diverse populations, maximizing the benefits of diversity.


Duties and Responsibilities

General:

Keeps the Chancellor fully informed of important campus matters. Prepares all recommendations/resolutions concerning the college and submits them to the Chancellor with final approval subject to the Board of Trustees, as appropriate. Recommends personnel decisions to the Chancellor. Recommends the overall organizational structure to the Chancellor. Provides leadership for the planning and development of instructional and student services programs, as well as general leadership of the college operations. Provides overall leadership for the College’s accreditation process. Develops and maintains channels of communication with faculty, administrators, managers and staff regarding all aspects of college operations including curriculum, instruction, budget, administrative services, institutional planning, maintenance, student services, and educational planning.

Planning and Fiscal Management:

Provide leadership in the development and implementation of a sustainable master plan and integrated strategic plan based on on-going institutional research which considers accreditation standards and student success issues and which drives the budget process and resource allocation.

Envision, plan, formulate, develop, implement, review and evaluate short- and long-range goals and objectives and policies, standards and outcomes which are in support of the educational and facilities master plan and the instructional needs of the college’s local community.

Develop and monitor the college budget and assume fiscal responsibility; and ensure that financial resources are allocated efficiently and effectively.

Academic Quality and Student Success:

Promote and support learning, teaching, and student success, including the maintenance and improvement of quality instructional and support services.

Assure optimum services to students in all areas of student life, including maintenance of student records, academic and personal counseling, recreational and sports activities, health services, student government, and other clubs and organizations, tutorial services, financial aid, and assistance programs for students with disabilities.

Ensure innovative and cost-effective formulation, development and implementation of state-of-the-art educational, training and enrichment opportunities for students that assure that students are afforded optimum opportunities to excel in academic and career technical fields of endeavor.

Provide leadership in the development and implementation of career education to meet the needs in the local community.

Encourage the assessment and improvement of instructional methodology, technology and materials; ensure the development, modification and enhancement of the curriculum; review and evaluate curricular recommendations and encourage expansion of the instructional program to meet the diverse needs of students, including new, transfer, re-entry, veterans and high school advanced placement students.

Provide leadership in the development and implementation of a comprehensive enrollment management plan.

Ensure development and implementation of corrective action, improvements, or additional programs and services which are efficient, effective and responsive to the needs of the local community and college.

Provide for the timely and accurate preparation, distribution, and storage of reports related to the college’s programs, services, activities, financial resources, and budget; direct the timely and accurate preparation of enrollment and revenue projections and consolidation of budgetary reports to facilitate attainment of short- and long-range plans.

District Responsibilities:

Serve as a member of the Chancellor’s Executive Council and participate in establishing and achieving institutional goals in accordance with the district’s educational master plan; ensure that college short- and long-range plans for all campus functions are developed in coordination with the leadership of other district entities; assume significant responsibility to provide clear direction and leadership regarding college and district plans and goals; communicate plans and goals to the community, faculty, staff, and administrators, and assist the Chancellor to provide and communicate a plan for evaluating progress toward those goals; and, work cooperatively and collaboratively with Chancellor’s Executive Council.

Build trust among all constituencies in the college and district through a commitment to transparency, participatory governance, collaboration, collegiality, and cooperation.

Attend board meetings and present information as needed; confer with college and district administrators regarding board agenda items and management issues involving college programs and services, including recommendations for new or revised policies and procedures; and assure that all board policies, administrative regulations, and legislative directives are carried out in all areas of the college.

Management and Administration:

Provide a participatory governance process; work closely with district and college administrators and leaders of the academic and classified senates to establish and achieve institutional goals in accordance with the district’s and college’s educational and facilities master plan.

Provide leadership and executive direction through subordinate academic administrators and classified management of all functions, programs, services, operations, activities, and academic and classified personnel related to instruction, student services, and administration; review, monitor, control, promote, and evaluate programs, services, resources and activities.

Motivate and mentor personnel to envision and develop new concepts, funding, approaches, and methodology in the field of community college education and related support activities.

Provide leadership and empower the administrative team.

Provide leadership focusing on accountability and professional conduct.

Provide college employees the opportunity to successfully achieve high standards in their work by fostering a culture of teamwork and professional and leadership development; promote a climate which encourages staff development and formulation of clear job objectives.

Review and evaluate the effectiveness of the college’s organizational structure, key personnel, functions, programs, and services; implement operational changes as appropriate to increase efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of all college services.

Assure that all instructional, student services and administrative programs, services, activities, systems, policies and standards comply with applicable federal, state, local, and district laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

Anticipate and identify legal issues and assure that administrators and managers are counseled in the development of strategies for resolution; and confer with legal counsel as appropriate.

Maintain current knowledge of applicable laws, trends, policies, procedures, and practices.

Assure that the highest legal and ethical standards are maintained and clearly communicated to college personnel, the chancellor, the board of trustees, and the community.

Ensure the safety and security of students; develop and implement emergency preparedness plans.

Propose strategies for selecting and retaining a diverse, high quality, full-time faculty, staff and administrators.

Select and extend offers of employment for faculty, administrators, and classified positions for the college; establish and communicate clear expectations for effective performance of employees’ duties and responsibilities.

Train, guide, mentor, supervise, support, and evaluate the performance of direct subordinates; delegate and review assignments and projects; establish and monitor timelines and prioritize work; and evaluate work products and results.

Recommend and implement effectively transfers, reassignment, termination, and disciplinary action; motivate staff and resolve conflicts within the college and promote an environment of cooperation and mutual support among all campus staff.

Ensure the establishment of required internal and external committees; recommend or appoint committee members as appropriate; direct, review, and evaluate the efforts, activities, communications, and recommendations of college committees, task forces, and work groups.

College Advancement:

Provide leadership to the college foundation. Provide leadership for college fundraising and development of a strong alumni base.

Assure the timely review, analysis and evaluation of pending legislation, legal mandates, regulations, and guidelines which could affect the college’s resources, programs, functions, and activities.

Assume a highly visible leadership role in the local community the college serves and build strategic partnerships with corporate, educational, and community-based organizations; represent the college to the community including other educational institutions, business interests, and service organizations, interact with leaders of the business and social communities within the college’s local services area to identify and communicate emerging educational trends and seek alternative funding sources for the college.

Delegate responsibility to administrators for representing the college’s interests in the local community and at state or national meetings; assure that information concerning college programs and services is available to the community and local organizations.

Maintain on-going contact with legislators to remain current regarding new and pending legislation related to state and federally-mandated instructional programs, funding and financial support, student services, and administration.

Represent the college to local, state, and federal governmental bodies and agencies; solicit and obtain financial support and other resources for new and enhanced instructional programs and services.

Perform related duties as assigned.





At the South Orange County Community College District, our goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that fosters and celebrates diversity, promotes and rewards excellence, and is welcoming to all. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff, and students to live, work, and contribute in a global society. The Plan reflects the District's commitment to equal employment opportunity and outlines the active steps that ensure nondiscriminatory practices.



 

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