Vice President Instruction

Job description

Orange Coast College


Vice President Instruction

Job# OM-004-21

Salary: $159,501.00 - $211,978.00 Annually

Deadline: 10/23/2020 11:59 PM Pacific


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Serves as the chief academic officer for the college, providing leadership, direction, and guidance for educational policy and all academic majors and programs, management and development of distinguished faculty and instructional leadership, curriculum development, and accreditation.

Distinguishing Career Features

The Vice President for Instruction has strategic and principle leadership over current and long- term planning and delivery of educational programs, curriculum, and modern instructional practices that enhance teaching and inspire learning. The Vice President reports to the college President and integrates a team of Academic Deans, who in turn, supervise the delivery of instruction and work with other administrators to maximize student learning and engagement. The Vice President will also develop wider relationships with the educational and business community, particularly the public schools and transfer universities within the District. The Vice President will share, along with the other Vice Presidents, a role in the strategic direction of the college, fiscal management and cost control, and adjustment of services to meet the demands of the student public, community, and commerce.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Specific duties may vary among departments, divisions, and jobs. Incumbents typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following types of duties, as assigned:

• Provides leadership that develops and supports high performing academic leadership and instructional teams. Directs and participates in planning, design, administration, and improvement of college-level programs that optimize student academic achievement and student learning.

• Develops and implements clear, collaborative, and inclusive decision-making processes ensuring integration of instructional programs and student support programs through participatory governance structures. Establishes standards and provides leadership and performance management of administrators and faculty.

• Plans, organizes, controls, and directs the operations of the Instructional Division. Directs and consults with Academic Deans and directors on curriculum, scheduling, faculty, and other instructional matters, and material and infrastructure needs.

• Advises and makes recommendations to the President regarding academic opportunities and issues including curriculum, instruction, faculty, support staff, budgets, college-wide planning and implementation, and accreditation.

• Serves as liaison between the college, outside college and university representatives, industries where outgoing students will work, and other outside organizations linked to student education and services.

• Establishes standards and supervises and evaluates the performance of leadership, faculty, and supporting personnel.

• Directs and provides internal and external advocacy for educational divisions, majors, and certificates. Consults with peers and academic leadership on forecasting, developing, implementing, and reviewing programs.

• Establishes a format for deans and directors to collaborate on the design of research-based instructional reviews. Consults with deans and faculty on data-informed methods for enhancing student achievement and learning.

• Directs and participates with institutional research to explore, implement and evaluate state-of-the-art and 'best' practices for delivering instruction and engaging students.

• Directs and develops partnerships with educational and community organizations to support, complement, and expand college programs. Establishes networks to exchange information, resolve challenges, and coordinate programs.

• Directs the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical records and files to support internal and externally mandated reports related to academic programs and performance, projects, compliance, services, systems, and personnel.

• Reviews and approves items submitted by the academic functional areas ultimately for presentation to the Board. Directs research, assembly, and compiling of supporting information related to Board items.

• Maintains up-to-date knowledge of laws, codes, regulations, and pending legislation related to the operations and activities of an assigned area. Modifies programs, functions, and procedures, to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal requirements.

• Communicates with other administrators, personnel, and outside organizations to coordinate activities and programs, resolve issues and conflicts, and exchange information.

• Develops and prepares the annual preliminary budget for the Instructional division. Analyzes and reviews budgetary and financial data. Controls and authorizes expenditures in compliance with college rules and established cost limitations.

• Performs other related duties as assigned that support the objective of the position.

• Required to abide by all District policies and procedures including Board Policy 3050 – Code of Professional Ethics.


Qualifications and Physical Demands

Knowledge and Skills

• Requires in-depth knowledge of the most recent research, proven best practices, and equity and inclusion based theories and strategies in closing achievement gaps and retention issues around targeted student populations.

• Requires advanced professional knowledge of theories, concepts, principles, and practices in collegiate instruction, curriculum, learning, and education administration.

• Requires mastery of the theories, procedures, methods, and requirements for designing, implementing, and integrating curriculum theory and action plans that accomplish educational goals.

• Requires in-depth knowledge of national, state, and regional trends and 'best' practices in the pedagogy of instruction, and the design, development, and implementation of student learning outcomes (SLO).

• Requires in-depth knowledge of the most recent research and proven best practices in closing achievement gaps and retention issues around targeted student populations.

• Requires well-developed skills to use a computer, common office productivity applications, and specialized software used in education and research environments.

• Requires knowledge of budget and financial controls and well-developed skills to understand financial statements, statistics, and non-parametric data relationships.

• Requires advanced human relations skills sufficient to conduct formal presentations to large and diverse audiences, to facilitate executive and management-level group action planning, external relations, conflict resolution, performance appraisal, and facilitate peer-level in-service education.

• Requires advanced English language and writing skills to develop complex business plans, goals and objectives, reports, and make formal presentations.



It requires the ability to perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the position.

• Requires the ability to plan, prioritize, and assign work in order to meet yearly plans, academic calendars, schedules, and timelines.

• Requires the ability to learn and apply pertinent legislation, regulations, and college/ District requirements and expectations for performance.

• Requires the ability to lead and work with continuous improvement initiatives for enhancing overall student retention, learning, and achievement outcomes.

• Requires the ability to write complex reports and program materials.

• Requires the ability to solve complex problems where trade-offs and risks are involved, confrontations exist, and the status of faculty and students can be impacted.

• Requires the ability to manage staff toward measured performance outcomes.

• It requires the ability to interact on both a formal and informal basis with a wide range of contacts within and outside of the college setting.

Physical Abilities

The general physical demands, working conditions, and essential job functions associated with this classification will be kept on file with the Office of Human Resources.

• Essential functions will vary by position.

• As defined by Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") and California's Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA"), the District shall engage in a timely, good-faith interactive process with employees or employment applicants who are requesting or are in need of reasonable accommodations and, provide reasonable accommodations for employees or employment applicants who, because of their disability, are limited in or unable to perform one or more of the essential functions of their job in accordance with applicable state and federal law.

Education and Experience

The position requires a Master's degree from an accredited university with major coursework in education or academic subject and eight years of progressive experience, five of which will be in college-based and/or district leadership capacities. Or, any combination of education and experience which would provide the required equivalent qualifications for this position. An application of equivalency is required. A Ph.D. or Ed.D. is preferred and may substitute for some experience.

Licenses and Certificates

May require a valid driver's license.

Working Conditions

Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.


Conditions of Employment

This is a contract, full-time, 12-month, Educational Administrator position. The work schedule is Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Flexible schedule and weekends might be necessary to address the needs of programs and job duties.  In addition, an annual stipend of $3,000 is offered for possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution. The District provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee.  (Salary Schedule:  DG-14)

• Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

• The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910 ).

• The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing equity and inclusion goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.






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Job No: 11576
Posted: 10/1/2020
Application Due: 11/30/2020
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Salary: $159,501.00 - $211,978.00 Annually