Feb 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Rancho Santiago Community College District

Call for Applications and Nominations
Rancho Santiago Community College District, 2323 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92706

Santiago Canyon College (SCC) opened in 1985 as an extension campus of the Rancho Santiago Community College District. By July 1997, the campus had grown to more than 8,000 students and was designated as the state's newest community college. The college was renamed Santiago Canyon College and was fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in 2000. The campus is located on 82 acres in the rolling hills of East Orange. Thanks to a bond measure in 2002, the college has bene ted from new facilities, including a Library/Learning Resource Center, a Science Center, an Athletics and Aquatic Center, a Humanities Building, and more. Known for preparing students for transfer to baccalaureate-granting institutions, for employment through its career technical programs, and for a better future through its adult basic education programs, SCC serves approximately 16,000 students.

Santiago Canyon College is an innovative learning community dedicated to intellectual and personal growth. Our purpose is to foster student success and to help students achieve these core outcomes: to learn, act, communicate and think critically. We are committed to maintaining standards of excellence and providing an accessible, a transferable, and an engaging education to a diverse community.

Santiago Canyon College seeks an exceptional leader who possesses the vision and commitment necessary to guide the college to greater levels of student access and success as it continues serving the educational needs of the surrounding community. The President leads the college by advancing students toward attainment of their educational and career readiness goals and by effectively mobilizing instructional and support resources to improve student achievement and outcomes. The successful candidate will possess the following experience, characteristics and qualities:

• Demonstrated strategic ability to plan for change in ways that ensure broad buy-in and action that, in turn, signi cantly improve student access and success;
• Demonstrated success in building an effective and cohesive leadership team;
• Demonstrated passion for serving community college students and an understanding of the sense of urgency required to foster equity in both access and student success;
• Demonstrated results-oriented approach focused on plans and implementation efforts based on student success and achievement rates;
• Demonstrated strength of character as exempli ed by behavioral integrity and ethical decision making;
• Demonstrated ability to engage with and earn the trust of internal and external stakeholders;
• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate to stakeholders, among other things, the college goals and strategic objectives to advance student access and success;
• Demonstrated experience with scal processes, including securing suf cient resources to adequately fund college operations and ensuring adequate controls to prevent fiscal mismanagement;
• Demonstrated experience in the planning, construction and effective utilization of college facilities;
• Demonstrated entrepreneurial abilities with a track record as a successful fundraiser; and
• Demonstrated experience in engaging with external partners and developing joint programs or partnerships to leverage resources to reach underserved populations and achieve greater levels of student success.

Minimum Qualifications: Must possess a minimum of an earned Master's degree and possess substantial and current administrative experience in higher education or other related elds. An earned doctorate is desirable.

Candidates must possess the following required skills:
Ability to plan, organize, articulate and evaluate plans and opportunities for all programs, personnel activities, facilities, and services; to resolve con icts, provide leadership and build relationships at the local, state, and national levels; to solve problems, analyze and apply laws, policies, regulations, and pending legislation affecting the campus and the district, including the California Education Code and Title 5 regulations.

The President serves as the chief executive of cer of the campus with overall responsibility to the Chancellor for all aspects of the leadership, planning, funding, staf ng, facilities, and delivery of all educational programs and institutional services in the Orange service area, personnel services and employer-employee relations, student services and activities, student performance and conduct in the service area. Responsible for the safety, security and preservation of human and scal resources. Recommends and executes Board policy, rules, and regulations of the district, and performs other duties as assigned by the Chancellor.

The annual salary is $174,725 - $219,990. Bene ts include a medical/dental plan and life insurance, plus an additional $558 a month toward a tax sheltered annuity and/or a deferred compensation plan. One paid sick day and two and one-fourth vacation days are earned per month. Employee payroll deductions include Public Employees Retirement or State Teachers' Retirement Systems.

• If you are interested in applying for this position, please click on this link:
• Applications and nominations are solicited.
• Nominations should include the full name and address of the proposed candidate and other pertinent information
that may be known by the nominator.
• To be considered for this position, an applicant must:
1. Complete an electronic application form.
2. Submit a letter of application, preferably ve pages or less addressing the responsibilities of the position and citing speci c examples from his/her background and experience that demonstrate the knowledge and expertise necessary for this position. The letter of application should describe the extent to which the applicant's experiences, characteristics and qualities
match those sought for this position.
3. Submit a current resume including the names, home and
cell phone numbers of eight references, including two community members. It is preferred that the references be from current and former institutions. References will only be contacted for nalists and with the candidate's permission.
• All application materials must be submitted electronically through the RSCCD website.

Please upload the following application materials in the appropriate boxes with your online application:
• Resume (required)
• Letter of application, preferably ve pages or less (required)

Applications and nominations may be accepted until the position is lled. However, submission of completed applications is strongly encouraged no later than Friday, March 31, 2017.
• April 2017: Screening begins
• Early May 2017: Initial interviews
• Late May 2017: Final interviews with Chancellor Raúl Rodríguez
• July 1, 2017: New president assumes office

For confidential inquiries about the position, please contact:

Community College Search Services

Robert Garber
Phone: (818) 665 – 6164 Email:

Dr. James Walker
Phone: (805) 279-0009

All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in strict con dence. Travel reimbursement is available to those meeting established district criteria.

Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD), one of four community college districts in Orange County, California, offers associate degrees, vocational certi cates, and adult education programs through its two colleges: Santa Ana College in Santa Ana and Santiago Canyon College in Orange. Both colleges provide education for academic transfer and careers, courses for personal and professional development, and customized training for business and industry. RSCCD, one of the largest of California's 72 community college districts, serves the communities of Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Anaheim Hills, Tustin, Orange, Villa Park and portions of Irvine and Tustin. RSCCD is one of the largest employers in the region with 3,731 full-and part-time employees.


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