President, Orange Coast College

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Orange Coast College


President, Orange Coast College

Job# OM-001-20

Salary: $202,950.00 - $252,606.00 Annually

Deadline: 02/01/19


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Orange Coast College (OCC) seeks an exemplary, experienced, and visionary leader, who embraces the Orange Coast College mission of serving the educational needs of our diverse local and global community.

The President is responsible to the Chancellor and Board of Trustees for fostering a respectful, supportive, participatory, and equitable campus climate of student engagement and academic inquiry; empowering students to achieve their educational goals by providing high quality and innovative programs and services leading to academic degrees, college transfers, certificates in career and technical education, mastery of basic skills, and workforce development to enable lifelong learning.

Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our student, employee, and community populations. We currently enroll approximately 22,000 students, the majority of whom are from racially diverse populations: 35% of OCC's students are Latinx, 2% are African-American, 23% are Asian, less than 1% Native American, 31% are White, and 6% are multiracial.

OCC President Characteristics and Competencies

Innovative Leader

Is forward thinking and visionary. Exhibits strong problem-solving skills, courage and perseverance in addressing institutional and personnel challenges. Embraces change and adapts in the face of transformation.

Public Champion for the College

Committed to being the public face of OCC and effectively marketing the College.  Is an advocate for the College in pursuing innovative partnerships with business, educational entities and other governmental agencies.  Is experienced and skilled at pursuing external resource development through grant funding, public and private community support, and a productive institutional foundation.

Creative Collaborator

Experienced in shared/participatory governance, and encourages a free exchange of ideas, inclusivity and transparency. Visible and accessible to the campus and community. Practices openness in both decision-making and providing explanations for decisions.

Equity Minded

Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, linguistic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of students and employees. Committed to academic, artistic, and cultural freedom.  Practices and values inclusion in all its forms as an institutional imperative, both in achieving student access and success, and in the composition of all employee groups.

Effective Communicator

Projects a clear vision of the College's mission and vision, both orally and in writing. Actively listens, shares priorities, and understands the value of effective communication protocols and strategies to both internal and external College constituencies. Fosters transparency, trust, and strong relationships with the campus community.


Person of Integrity

Is ethical and forthright in all circumstances. The ideal candidate facilitates transparency about how decisions are made. 


Qualifications and Physical Demands


• A Master's degree from an accredited institution and one year of formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment.

• Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and employees.

• A combination of education and experience that is at least equivalent to the above.


A doctorate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning.

• Five years of demonstrated and responsible administrative experience, preferably in a higher education environment, with a broad variety of instructional and student services programs, and physical, fiscal and technology resources.

• Demonstrated experience working in a participatory/shared governance community.

• Three years of experience overseeing a multi-million dollar budget in higher education.

• Five years full-time classroom teaching or student service experience at the collegiate level.

• Demonstrated ability to work with all levels of an institution of higher learning, including management, faculty, classified professionals, staff, and students.

• Demonstrated understanding of collective bargaining in California higher education.

• Demonstrated knowledge of the role of community colleges in economic and workforce development.

• Demonstrated understanding of California Community College System.


Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer




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Job No: OM-001-20
Posted: 12/17/2018
Application Due: 2/1/2019
Work Type:
Salary: $202,950.00 - $252,606.00 Annually