.Coastline College President

Job description


This is an open until filled position. First review of applications will take place on February 2, 2021.

About Coastline

Coastline College is an innovative leader in traditional and non-traditional delivery of education.

Coastline College opened in 1976 as the first campus-free college in the United States - scattering classes among storefront locations throughout Orange County, California. A few years later, Coastline introduced distance learning via television, earning multiple Emmys in the process. Over the years, the “college beyond walls” evolved to teach courses both online, as well as remote learning, and in face-to-face classrooms.

Creating Opportunities for Student SuccessCoastline College seeks an exemplary, experienced, and visionary leader, who embraces the Coastline College mission of “providing innovative instruction and services designed to achieve equitable outcomes,” by “meeting students where they are.” This is a unique opportunity to lead a community of dedicated educators to continue our commitment of “creating opportunities for student success.”

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 Coastline College’s history of devotion to educating and improving the lives of our diverse students, employees, and community populations.

Coastline College’s Ideal Presidential Characteristics and CompetenciesThe successful candidate will have the vision, skill, and courage to advance Coastline College’s position as a recognized global leader in the delivery of innovative education. This president shall envision the future of higher education and ensure equitable outcomes for all students, and through collegial leadership, build consensus through inspiration to support implementation of these goals. This President will continue to innovate and grow paths for student success, engagement and enrollment that are accessible and equitable.

In summary, Coastline College is seeking a visionary, collegial, and innovative leader, who will make a long-term commitment to the college, will be invested in the college and community, and through sincere communication, will serve as a strong advocate for a diverse student population.

Innovative Leader Who
  • Is forward thinking and visionary.
  • Exhibits strong problem-solving and interpersonal skills
  • Embraces change
  • Advocates for Coastline
  • Campaigns persuasively for the College in higher education, legislative, government, media, and community-based organizations at the local, state, and federal level
  • Develops and drives innovative partnerships with businesses, educational entities, and governmental agencies
  • Pursues external resource and workforce development opportunities through grant funding, public and private community support, and the Coastline Foundation
  • Creative Collaborator
  • Supports participatory/shared governance, and encourages a free exchange of ideas, inclusivity, and transparency
  • Is visible and accessible to the campus and community
  • Practices openness in decision-making
  • Increases adaptability and responsiveness throughout the college, and demonstrates a willingness to implement change as required.
  • Equity Minded
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to diverse academic, socioeconomic, linguistic, cultural, disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of students, employees, and communities the College serves
  • Is committed to academic, artistic, and cultural freedom
  • Develops strategies for hiring and retaining high quality full-time faculty, part- time faculty, staff, and administrators, that mirrors our diverse population
  • Complies with Equal Employment Opportunity principles and guidelines
  • Effective Communicator
  • Listens empathetically and communicate effectively with others in an inspirational, open and responsive manner
  • Relates effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds using tact, diplomacy and courtesy
  • Projects a clear vision of the College's mission and vision, both orally and in writing
  • Fosters transparency, trust, and strong relationships with the campus community
  • Collaborates through participatory/shared governance to develop and implement a globally competitive educational vision
  • Demonstrate Integrity
  • Is ethical and forthright in all circumstances
  • Maintains and supports a campus culture focused on transparency, accountability, and ethical conduct
  • Adheres to CCCD Board Policy 3050 - Code of Professional Ethics
  • Specific Challenges and Opportunities:Promotes the college's mission and vision to create opportunities for student success and to meet students where they areContinues to strengthen the college as a pillar of the community which values equity, diversity, inclusion, and an anti-racist framework for all and advances opportunities for underserved studentsEmbraces and enhances Coastline’s unique culture of collaboration, collegiality, and participatory/shared governanceAnalyzes problems, identifies alternative solutions, projects consequences of proposed actions, and implements evidence-based recommendations in support of plans and goalsFosters an organizational culture that encourages and supports continuous learning and professional developmentPromotes high-quality instructional programs, services, and entrepreneurial activities that meet the education, economic, and social needs of diverse students from local and global populationsPlans and recommends instructional and student services programs, college budget, and organizational structure of the collegeUnderstands and effectively and collaboratively works in a multi-campus environment and a multi-college district that is part of the Coast Community College DistrictIncreases general education transfer rates and Associate degrees plus career and technical courses for occupational certificatesSupports the innovation of equity-based, learner-centered strategies with a full range of technology-mediated instruction for site-based and distance-learning classesResponds to changing student demographics, the increasingly competitive nature of the online education marketplace, and changes in state funding modelsAddresses inequities in student learning and outcomes.Enhances the systematic assessment of student outcomes at the course, program, and institutional levels and utilizes these assessment outcomes to move the college forward in its missionProposes strategies for hiring and retaining high-quality faculty, staff, and administrators that reflects our diverse student and community population Embraces, supports, and implements sustainable programs and practices Balances innovation and creative thinking with stability and traditionProvides leadership for the development of outreach activities and partnerships that strengthen college viability Supports programs that promote the health and well-being of all CoastlinersProvides leadership for sound fiscal planning under the direction and guidance of the District, the State of California, and Federal Government in the development and management of the college’s budget and externally funded initiatives Supports innovation and reasonable risk-taking by faculty, staff, and administration via forward thinking with an entrepreneurial spiritQualifications and Physical Demands

    Personal and Professional Characteristics/Skills

    Demonstrated Ability To:

    Promote and provide leadership for an equitable, diverse, and inclusive college culture Provide effective leadership driven by consistent evidence-based decision-making practicesDevelop and communicate a globally competitive educational vision in response to an ever-changing learning environmentFoster teamwork using the principles of leadership, bold decision-making, empowerment, and participatory/shared governanceBuild upon a collegial culture focused on accountability and ethical conductFoster an environment that supports retention and student success while enhancing the quality of instructional and support servicesRecognize and respond to technology’s role in higher educationWork collaboratively and communicate effectively with the Chancellor, Board of Trustees, District, campus leadership and constituency groups, students, faculty, classified staff, and the communityPossess effective communication and organizational skills, flexibility, enthusiasm, creativity, empathy, listening skills, willingness to learn from others, and the ability to facilitate change when neededRelate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds using tact, diplomacy, and courtesyRespect and actively engage in the participatory/shared governance process with a focus on resultsEffectively collaborate with the other colleges in the District.
    Resource Management

    The President must be a leader with the demonstrated ability to:Apply knowledge of California community college finances, budgetary processes, collective bargaining, and federal and state programs Promote effective, efficient, and economical operations and ensure educational and fiscal accountabilityDevelop effective partnerships and actively participate with area-based organizations that promote the success of the College in workforce and economic developmentGenerate external funding through fostering partnerships, contract education, ancillary entrepreneurial activities, grant-seeking, and working with a foundation.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • 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, gender expression, 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.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 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.Conditions of Employment

    Start Date: July 1, 2021The District offers medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee.

    Pay Philosophy: Movement to the next step placement is contingent on receiving a satisfactory performance evaluation AND a recommendation by the Chancellor. An annual stipend of $3,000 is offered for possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution. The District also provides an annual mileage stipend of $3,480 for this executive level position.

    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 the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.A detailed list of physical demands and work environment is on file and will be provided upon request.Additional Information


    In order to receive consideration, applicants must submit a complete application packet consisting of the following five (5) items:

    Completed Online Application
    Candidate Summary Page - A one-page synopsis of your professional career.

    Letter of Application that succinctly addresses the major responsibilities identified and how your experience and professional qualifications prepare you to serve the needs of the District (not to exceed 5 pages).

    Current Resume including an email address and telephone number (preferably not to exceed 7 pages).

    Reference List with the names, home and business telephone numbers, and e-mail address of eight (8) references: three (3) supervisors, two (2) direct-reports, and three (3) faculty members (or the equivalent) from current or former institutions.

    Submission of all required application information and materials is the responsibility of the applicant.

    Disability Accommodations: Individuals who need reasonable accommodations in accordance with ADA should notify the Human Resources Office for assistance or call 714.438.4714 or 714.438.4716.Information for TDD users is available by calling (714) 438-4755.APPLICATION PROCEDURES:Applications must be received no later than the posted closing date. Instructions for completing applications and applying to posted positions are available online or by calling Applicant Processing at (714) 438-4716 or (714) 241-6147.All application materials become the property of the Coast Community College District and will NOT be copied or returned.Any documents that you are unable to attach can be faxed to (714) 782-6065. Faxes must clearly indicate your name and the job to which you are applying.All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community.
    Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted for receipt no later than February 1, 2021.

    For confidential inquiries, nominations, or information contact:

    PPL, Inc.

    Dr. Jim Riggs, Vice President
    PPL, Inc.
    (209) 559-6550
    [email protected]
    Dr. Robert Griffin, Vice President
    PPL, Inc.
    [email protected]
    (408) 616-9282

    District Search Liaison

    Shannon O’Connor-Escudero

    District Director, HR, Recruitment & Employment Services

    Coast Community College District (714) 438-4713

    [email protected]

    This direct link 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is the 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Coast Colleges. The crime statistics for calendar years 2017, 2018, and 2019 were submitted to the U.S. Department of Education as required under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. A hardcopy can be provided from one of the Campus Safety Offices. Please contact any of the Campus Safety Offices for any questions regarding the report.

    The Coast Community College District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

    The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race or ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.




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    Posted: 12/18/2020
    Application Due: 3/18/2021
    Work Type: Full Time