College President

Feb 20, 2019
Executive Administration Jobs
Presidents & Chancellors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

College President

Location: Woodland Community College - Woodland, CA

Job Description:
The College President reports to the Chancellor and is a member of the Chancellor's Executive Team. The President serves as the campus chief executive officer and assures that the College is administered in accordance with the policies adopted by the Board of Trustees, the regulations of the State of California, and the relevant requirements of the federal government. The President provides overall leadership and administrative authority for all aspects of the campus programs, including instructional and student services; supervision and evaluation of all staff; planning and budgeting; technology; outreach and public relations; as well as coordination with its sister College and District Services as delegated by the Chancellor.

COMMUNITY SERVED: As part of the Yuba Community College District (YCCD), Woodland Community College (WCC) is an institution with 69 percent minority enrollment that serves the largely rural communities. WCC serves as a primary means for addressing regional education, economic and workforce development needs in the counties of Yolo, Glenn, Lake and Colusa, with the main campus in Woodland and additional campuses in Williams and Clearlake. Statistics show that more than half the student population in the WCC service area live at or below poverty level. The College President of Woodland Community College will lead the College to answer these student voices by demonstrating a focus on Certificate completion, Career Technical Education (CTE) unit completion, and regional living wage attainment. The WCC President will also guide the College in aligning college goals with the YCCD governing boards goals for Success Goals to increase the number of students completing career education programs who find a job in their field of study, as well as increase , by at least 20 percent, the number of students earning credentials or acquiring specific skill sets that prepare them for an in-demand job.

Essential Duties Summary:

Deep Commitment to Student Access and Success
Under the direction of the Chancellor, the College President is responsible for improving the quality of life and economic well-being of our citizens and communities by improving access to a quality-learning environment and fostering high levels of success for all students.

Team Building
The College President and his/her team will foster among faculty, staff and administrators a culture of innovation and effective implementation driving towards common goals of improving student access and success.

Willingness to Take Significant Risks to Advance Student Success
Under the direction of the Chancellor, the College President will identify identifying gaps in student success and identify new resources and reallocate existing resources for the College to improve results.

Establishes a Sense of Urgency
The College President will work to establish and maintain among leaders, faculty, administrators and staff a healthy sense of urgency and motivation to improve student access and success.

The Ability to Create Lasting Change within the College
Under the direction of the Chancellor, the College President will have strong strategic ability to plan for change in ways that ensure broad buy-in and action that significantly improves student access and success; and will be committed to collaborative activities addressing the identified gaps in student outcomes based on factors such as race, ethnicity and gender, and then collaborate with college stakeholders to improve results.

Strategic Vision for the College and Its Students, Reflected in External Partnerships
Under the direction of the Chancellor, the College President will collaborate with other departments to pave the way for ongoing student access and success by forging partnerships with outside entities, including community-based organizations and employers.

The College President will develop and ensure effective implementation, routine assessment of progress and data-informed improvement to build a culture of inquiry and evidence to support a results-oriented approach across the District.

Effective Communicator
The College President will effectively communicate and listen, strategically communicating in ways that foster strong relationships, develop shared priorities, and inspire trust and action.

Raise and Allocate Resources in Ways Aligned to Student Success
Under the direction of the Chancellor, the College President will collaborate with other Student Services departments, developing resources to achieve significantly improved student outcomes by implementing well-designed institutional changes at scale, and ensuring they are embedded for the long term.

The Vice Chancellor of Education and Planning will work to identify and raise resources that support strategies for improving student access and success.

Leading Beyond College Boundaries
The College President will reach beyond the district to guide the college to achieve broader aims for student success partnering with external partners achieving improvements in student readiness and success.

Raise and Allocate Resources in Ways Aligned to Student Success
Under the direction of the Chancellor, the College President will collaborate with other Student Services departments, developing resources to achieve significantly improved student outcomes by implementing well-designed institutional changes at scale, and ensuring they are embedded for the long term.

• Serves as the College’s Chief Executive Officer, overseeing the overall administration and management of the College. Serves as a member of the Chancellor’s Executive Team.
• Keeps the Chancellor and Board of Trustees fully informed of important College matters.
• Prepares all recommendations/resolutions concerning the College and submits them to the Chancellor with final approval subject to Board of Trustees approval.
• Recommends personnel decisions for the College to the District, subject to the confirmation of the Board of Trustees.
• Recommends the organizational structure of the College to the Chancellor, subject to confirmation of the Board of Trustees.
• Provides leadership for the planning and development of instructional and student services programs; fiscal management; human resource management; technology; facilities; and community and government relations.
• Provides leadership for institutional planning including development of the vision, mission statement, Educational Master Plan, facilities plan, strategic plan and budget. Establishes College goals in keeping with Board priorities.
• Requests fiscal allocations from the District for the operational budget, staffing, and capital outlay project needs of the College. Advises the District of all possible sources of funds that might be available to implement present or contemplated District programs.
• Provides overall leadership for the College’s accreditation process.
• Promotes diversity in all aspects of the College community.
• Encourages and supports the value of staff development. Oversees the timely evaluation of all employees in accordance with California Law and Board Policy.
• Ensures compliance with applicable laws, policies, and regulations, including the timely filing of required reports, stays informed of laws that affect the College, anticipating how changes might impact the College.
• Supports and promotes collegial consultation and participatory decision-making with employee groups within their respective roles as outlined in Board Policy and Administrative Procedures.
• Serves as liaison between the College and the Chancellor with respect to employer-employee relation matters.
• Demonstrates commitment to Economic Development of the College’s service area.
• Represents the College to the community, promoting positive relationships and open communication with all constituencies; establishes and maintains strong working relationships with local schools, professional organizations, cultural groups, and businesses; develops a public relations program for the service area.
• Represents the College to appropriate local, state, and federal agencies, exerting influence on Community College policy development; provides for continued membership in relevant associations; participates in local, regional, state, and national organizations for professional development.
• Represents the College on District-wide committees and project teams, as well as to community groups, professional organizations, other Colleges and K-12 schools.
• Assists in the continued development and maintenance of the College’s and/or District’s educational planning, program review and accreditation processes and works to assure articulation between educational planning goals and objectives and those of other College and District organizational units.
• Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of Community College students.
• Performs other duties as assigned by the Chancellor.

Required Qualifications:
The successful candidate must possess the minimum qualifications for Educational Administrators which will be both of the following:

• Possession of a Master’s Degree; and
• One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:
• Doctoral degree preferred.
• Three to five years of executive administrative experience in increasingly complex positions and demonstrated experience in valuing diversity are strongly preferred, higher education preferred.
• Experience with State and Federal Law and other regulations governing education.
• Successful experience working with disadvantaged and/or marginalized communities.
• Experience with fundraising and resource development
• Experience in creating consortium and partnerships
• Experience in public speaking

Physical Demands:
• Hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations

  • See to read a variety of materials
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard
  • Sitting for extended periods of time
  • Lifting light objects

    Range/Step: Range 50, Management Salary Schedule

    Salary Range: $145,565 - $177,355 /YEAR

    Benefits Information:
    BENEFITS/SALARY: The District offers a comprehensive benefits package for employees and dependent, valued at over $24,273 annually with currently no out of pocket expenses to employees or dependents for monthly premiums. The package includes health, dental, vision, two (2) life insurance policies and an Employee Assistance program. Additional benefits include contributions to the State Teacher’s Retirement System (STRS) or the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), 457/403b options, 12 sick days, 22 vacation days, 223 day/12 month contract.

    Posting Number: AS326P
    Open Date:
    Close Date: 3/25/2019
    Review Start Date: 03/26/2019
    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    A complete application includes the following: Management Application, Resume, Transcripts, Equal Employment Opportunity statement (attached in a Word document) and a Cover letter/letter of interest that addresses the required Leadership and Management Competencies, specifically how your experience and professional qualifications have prepared you to serve in this capacity, not to exceed 5 pages. All application materials must be received no later than the first review date of the applications.

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    EEO Statement As an equal opportunity employer with a diverse staff and student population, the Yuba Community College District is committed to creating an inclusive and effective learning and working environment for all.

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