Vice President, Instruction & Institutional Research

Feb 23, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Vice President, Instruction & Institutional Research

Posting #: 16-052

Campus: Foothill College

Number of Working Months: 12 Months

Starting Salary: $137,511.33 - $193,492.25 annually*

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Open Until Filled

Employment Duration: Full-Time


Full Salary Range: $137,511.33 - $193,492.25 annually*
*Actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience (Customary Hiring Range: $137,511.33-$151,606.24 annually).

Initial Review Date: 1/9/17**
**Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the management position above.

The Vice President of Instruction and Institutional Research serves as the chief academic officer for the college and advises the President on all matters related to instruction and institutional research. With a dynamic management team, the Vice President has an incredible opportunity to lead transformative change in student success and equity at a college internationally known for its academic excellence and innovation.

Reporting to the College President, the Vice President of Instruction and Institutional Research guides the planning, direction, administration and evaluation of the college's instructional programs, including general education, career and technical education (CTE) and basic skills pathways. The Vice President of Instruction and Institutional Research provides vision and leadership with regard to the integration of instruction and student services and for obtaining equity in achievement of student outcomes.

The Vice President of Instruction and Institutional Research supervises the Language Arts Division, Physical Science, Math and Engineering Division, Business and Social Sciences Division, Biological and Health Sciences Division, Fine Arts and Communications Division, Kinesiology and Athletics Division, the International Students Program, Institutional Research, the Honors Program, Articulation Office, and tenure review; moreover through oversight of the Associate Vice President of Instruction, the college catalog, curriculum, scheduling, general education, and accreditation.

This position is responsible for reviewing programs; planning; budgeting; hiring; personnel evaluations; and overseeing basic skills, general education and CTE / vocational education.

The following duties and responsibilities are typical but not limited to the following:

  1. Provide leadership and a sense of vision and direction, while working collaboratively with all constituencies, in the development of plans for enhancing the quality of the instructional program, the development of new programs, and the redirection of existing programs to meet the instructional needs of the students.
  2. Provides vision and leadership for the development and assessment of student learning outcomes and encourages the development and use of a broad range of teaching strategies and new technologies related to the access and delivery of programs and services to support the obtainment of equity in achievement of student outcomes.
  3. Provides leadership for the maintenance of Accreditation status and the implementation of policy in compliance for applicable regulations.
  4. Responsible for all academic planning and improvement of teaching and learning in all college programs and services.
  5. Ensures the efficient delivery of classroom instruction; promotes the development of innovative instructional and support programs to meet the educational needs of a diverse student population.
  6. Works collaboratively with all segments of the Foothill community and the community at large.
  7. Coordinates the hiring and evaluation of faculty, staff, and administrators including responsibility for advancing diversity.
  8. Oversees instructional and college institutional research activities to ensure consistency with the college's vision, mission, goals and objectives.
  9. Acts as liaison between the college and the State Chancellor's Office for all matters related to curriculum.
  10. Supervises, leads, and develops areas related to institutional research, accreditation, program planning and program review, curriculum, student academic success, articulation and general education.
  11. Plans and communicates college goals and policy changes.
  12. Manages enrollment; develops and monitors budgets and oversees activities to improve institutional effectiveness.
  13. Leads college institutional research and planning efforts to use research for the improvement of institutional effectiveness in regards to program planning and program review, curriculum, student academic success, articulation and general education.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.



  1. Statistical analysis, program planning, and trend projection.
  2. State and federal compliance issues and regulations for vocational educational grants.
  3. Working knowledge of all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and contacts, such as Title 5, Education Code, OSHA, ACE.
  4. College educational policies and procedures and Curriculum Handbook.
  5. Board Policy, District Contracts, and College Handbooks.
  6. Special program standards of the divisions in which this position has jurisdiction.
  7. Computers: commonly used software and communication mediums.
  8. District policies and procedures.
  9. Personnel management.
  10. College governance policies.
  11. Knowledge of shared governance principles and the ability to foster open communication among all divisions, programs, and services; adhering to principles of trust, teamwork and collaboration.
  12. Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, California Education Code, District collective bargaining agreements and Accreditation processes and regulations.
  13. CCCCO rules and regulations related to curriculum, course and program development and attendance accounting.
  14. Accreditation standards and processes.

Skills and Abilities:

  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Support, implement, and promote advancement of the District's equity goals, and Diversity and Equal Opportunity Plan in all aspects of employment.
  3. Interact effectively with diverse students, staff, faculty and administrators, individually and as team members.
  4. Planning, implementing, administering, and evaluating instructional programs and services;
  5. Hiring, supervising, developing and evaluating faculty and staff;
  6. Developing, managing and administrating complex budgets.
  7. Effective communication skills, both oral and written including the development and implementation of complex proposals and presentations.
  8. Personnel supervision and experience with the tenure review process.
  9. Provide leadership, management and team building.
  10. Effectively use interpersonal skills, follow through with duties, provide attention to detail, and demonstrate the ability to motivate others.
  11. Use creative facilitation and conflict resolution skills to resolve difficult and sensitive issues.
  12. Understand and implement shared governance, and collaborative decision-making processes within and across division/department lines.
  13. Effect innovative solutions to management and operational issues.
  14. Writing and assessing student learning outcomes at all levels (course, program, general education and institutional).


  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Master's degree or higher academic degree.
  3. One year of administrative experience, formal training, internship or leadership in an area related to the management of instructional programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Three (3) to five (5) years progressively responsible administrative leadership in higher education, including budget management.
  2. An earned doctorate.
  3. Working knowledge of California Education Code, Title 5 Regulations, and negotiations.
  4. Knowledge of and experience with analytical tools, program planning, trend projection and resource allocation.
  5. Experience teaching in higher education.
  6. Demonstrated successful experience in program or curriculum development and academic planning.
  7. Experience in managing and leading diverse personnel, including team building, cultural sensitivity, conflict resolution, and team projects.
  8. Experience with Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.



  1. Typical office environment.

Physical Abilities:

  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone and make presentations.
  2. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
  3. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  4. Sitting for extending periods of time.
  5. Bending at the waist.
  6. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.


  1. A District on-line application on *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
  4. Attached required additional document responding to: “Foothill College is committed to closing the achievement gap. In 500 words or less, please describe one initiative you led that resulted in improved outcomes for underserved students, detailing your role and vision. Please discuss what you have learned from that experience and explain what you would do differently, if anything.”

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” to assist with technical difficulties at:

Position: Full-Time, Permanent, 12-months per year
Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

Annual salary plus benefits; excellent benefits package which includes coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
(650) 949-6217


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