Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness

Saddleback College
Mission Viejo, California
Jun 08, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Community College

Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness

Saddleback College

Initial Screening Date    07/03/2017


PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at


Summary Description:

To serve in an administrative capacity and work closely with the Vice President for Instruction and other District and College administrators in an environment of shared governance to assure institutional effectiveness, quality instruction, student learning and instructional services at Saddleback College; work with Division Deans to provide leadership, coordination and support for Online Education and professional development college-wide; supervise the Library, Learning Assistance, Faculty and Staff Center for Student Success, Honors program, AVID for Higher Education, and curriculum office; work closely with the chairperson and members of the Curriculum Committee on curriculum approval; and perform assigned duties in compliance with applicable State and federal regulations and guidelines, District policies and procedures, and the College’s educational 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.



Receives general direction from the Vice President for Instruction or designee of the President.


Exercises functional and technical supervision over faculty, professional, academic, classified and other staff as assigned.


Knowledge of:    

• Applications of instructional technology to enhance classroom instruction and to deliver education through innovative delivery modes, including online education and distance learning.

• Budget administration and personnel management in accord with collective bargaining agreements. 

• Community relations and external resource development.

• Computer systems and software applications related to area of assignment.

• Identification of applicable District policies and local, State and federal laws, codes and regulations.

• Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and diplomacy.

• Oral and written communication skills, including grant writing.

• Principles and practices of organizational leadership and administration. 

• Principles and practices of strategic planning, institutional research and alternative funding for public agencies. 

• Principles and practices of training and staff development.


Ability to:    

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

• Assist in forecasting current and future needs and costs affecting area of assignment.

• Assist in the development and implementation of technology-based solutions to curriculum and instructional issues.

• Collect, compile and analyze data.

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

• Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 

• Demonstrate effective teamwork.

• Demonstrate leadership, management, supervisory, and team-building skills.

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

• Demonstrate strong and effective writing, editing and verbal communication skills.

• Develop reports for the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.

• Develop, prepare and administer program and project budgets.

• District and College organization, operations and objectives.

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

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

• Exercise initiative and work independently.

• Exercise judgment or choice among possible actions, sometimes without clear precedents and often with concern for the consequences of the action.

• Facilitate and coordinate the activities of large groups for the purpose of institutional planning.

• Interpret, apply and explain applicable District policies and procedures and local, State and federal laws and regulations.

• Operate computer/applications software, including database management, spreadsheet, word processing and software related to area of assignment.

• Plan, design and produce extensive reports, proposals, position papers, recommendations and other formal documents. 

• Plan, organize and coordinate assigned activities in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.

• Plan, organize and execute effective oral presentations, supported by sophisticated multi-media presentations for a variety of audiences.

• Plan, organize and execute effective written reports supported by facts, documentation and research. 

• Plan, organize, coordinate, manage and expedite projects related to assignment.

• Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socio-economic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy. 

• Train and provide supervision and work direction to others as assigned.

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

• Work effectively with diverse individuals and groups including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, physical ability, religion and sexual orientation.

• Work independently with little direction in a multi-project, fast-paced environment while meeting concurrent deadlines.



Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a discipline reasonably related to the assignment. An earned doctorate from an accredited college or university is preferred.



• At least two years of faculty experience at the post-secondary level;

• At least three consecutive years of recent successful administrative and leadership experience;

• Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, physically challenged and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.



Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating a high level of professional expertise in:

• Institutional effectiveness;

• Leadership experience in the development, organization, and management of postsecondary instructional programs;

• Evidence of an understanding of and experience with principles of participatory governance and effective participation;

• Evidence of experience in presenting summary analytical reports about student outcomes data, trends and fluctuations, and accreditation reports.


License or Certificate:    

A valid California driver’s license.


To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  



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