Vice President, Instruction

Job description

Vice President, Instruction

Position Number: 2013141103
Department: Instruction Office
Job Category: Management
Time (Percent Time): 100%
Term (months/year): 12 months/year
Current Work Schedule (days, hours): Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Salary Range: EO-1
Salary: Steps 1 - 6, $219,660 - $250,908 annually
Shift Differential:
Open Date: 11/09/2020
Initial Screening Date: 01/19/2021
Open Until Filled: Yes

Application Procedure:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on January 19, 2021 (Initial Screening Date) are assured consideration.

Applicants must submit all of the following materials online at to be considered for this position:

1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.

2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.

3. A detailed résumé that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.

4. College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.

Health & Welfare:
The College provides fully paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits for the Vice President, spouse, and dependents. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees and their spouse.

The District participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and National Benefit Services.

Note Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change.

Basic Function/Overview:
For nearly 70 years, Mt. San Antonio College has established a national reputation for educational excellence and distinction. Mt. SAC is among the largest of California's 113 community colleges, serving nearly 60,000 students annually on a beautiful 420-acre campus in Walnut, California, just 25 miles east of Los Angeles. The college ranks among the nation's top degree-awarding institutions and serves as the gateway to top universities for its many transfer students. Mt. SAC is the home of California's largest Honors Program, and students consistently earn state, national, and international recognition in a wide range of disciplines, including the arts, health sciences, forensics, aviation, and athletics (national football and soccer title champions). In addition, Mt. SAC annually hosts the world's largest cross country invitational and the world-renowned Mt. SAC Relays. The School of Continuing Education (SCE) is the 3rd largest in the state, with an annual enrollment of over 45,000 noncredit and community education students. SCE provides students within the region opportunities for college preparation, employment training, and lifelong learning.
In 2017, the Accrediting Commission reaffirmed Mt. SAC's accreditation for the maximum allowable duration of seven years for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The following year, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges reaffirmed the School of Continuing Education with the highest possible action of a six-year accreditation status for post-secondary institutions.
The College's 2,100 employees work in a culture of excellence, where they are valued and recognized for innovation and effectiveness. Employee satisfaction is high, and campus climate is positive and collaborative. Employees are encouraged to engage in opportunities and initiatives that support the College's mission. Mt. SAC's senior administrative team is strong and committed to empowering employees with developmental opportunities and providing the facilities and resources they need to enhance the learning experiences of students.
Mt. San Antonio College recognizes that equity and diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. We seek employees who possess a genuine interest in serving others because we serve a diverse student body. For a more detailed overview of Mt. SAC, please go to

The Vice President of Instruction serves as a visionary leader in a changing environment who practices cross collaboration with campus and community stakeholders to plan, develop and implement innovative approaches to enhance academic excellence and student learning. As the College's Chief Instructional Officer, the Vice President of Instruction serves as a critical link between the President, Board, and faculty on academic issues. The Vice President of Instruction participates in college-wide governance through the College's shared governance structure and as a member of the executive cabinet administrators. The Vice President of Instruction leads a team of Associate Vice Presidents, Deans, Associate Deans, and Directors who support the work for which the position is responsible.

Receives administrative direction from President. The Vice President of Instruction leads a team of Associate Vice Presidents, Deans, Associate Deans, and Directors who support the work for which the position is responsible.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:
1. Leads a diverse instruction team including training, coaching, supervising, and evaluating managers and works closely with the team on planning, budgeting, and implementation of changing regulations.
2. Provides leadership for educational master planning and institutional effectiveness through the maintenance of institutional program review processes.
3. Serves as the College’s Accreditation Liaison Officer to ensure ongoing and timely compliance with accreditation standards.
4. Develops and oversees the College’s enrollment management plan and assumes responsibility for managing scheduled classes to meet the College’s enrollment targets.
5. Ensures the College is compliant with all state and federal regulations on instruction, as well as College Board policies and administrative procedures.
6. Support the coordination of curriculum development, review, and revision in collaboration with the Academic Senate.
7. Oversees and monitors implementation and maintenance of outcomes assessment protocols at course, program, and institutional levels as well as for academic support services offered by Instruction team offices.
8. Oversees the development of college publications such as the college catalog, class schedule, and related academic publications.
9. Serves as the College’s Accreditation Liaison Officer to work collaboratively with the executive management team, faculty, and campus leaders to ensure ongoing and timely compliance with accreditation standards.
10. Provides oversight for budget development and monitoring for all academic divisions and academic support services within the Instruction Team.
11. Collaborates with Academic Senate on all academic and professional matters.
12. Oversees the College’s research activities with the Office of Research and Institutional Effectiveness.
13. Coordinates credit and noncredit programs with learning support services, including learning resources, learning assistance, and tutoring designed to meet the needs of a diverse student population.
14. Oversees the development and implementation of grants with the Grants Office and other restricted-funded programs.
15. Provides leadership for and builds effective relationships strengthen and expand support programs and resources ensuring a diverse, equitable, and inclusive practices in serving students and hiring employees.
16. Selects, trains, motivates, and directs the assigned department personnel; evaluates and reviews work for acceptability and conformance with department standards, including program and project priorities and performance evaluations; works with employees on performance issues; implements discipline procedures; responds to staff questions and concerns.
17. Participates on committees, task forces, and special assignments, including, but not limited to Screening and Selection Committees and affiliated trainings. Prepares and delivers oral presentations related to assigned areas if needed.
18. Provides a working and learning environment that is free from prohibited discrimination, harassment and retaliation (DHR), and provided by applicable law and District policies. Assists in addressing discrimination and harassment and retaliation against individuals who bring these complaints forward through recognizing and reporting possible incidents to Human Resources.
19. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Duties:
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:
1. The Community College role in higher education, including the mission of the California Community Colleges.
2. Higher education policies and procedures.
3. Regulations and processes for development and review of curriculum.
4. Policies, practices and interventions related to the equitable and just treatment of diverse individuals.
5. Understanidng of and sensitivity to meeting the needs of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, linguistic, disability and ethnic backgrounds of students, community members and employees.
6. Credit and noncredit attendance accounting processes and systems.
7. Processes and procedures for faculty recruitment, evaluation, and professional development and implementation of negotiated agreements.
8. Relationship of other educational systems (e.g., K-12 and universities, to the community college).
9. Personal, social, financial, and academic challenges confronting community college students.
10. Accreditation standards and institutional reporting processes related to accreditation.
11. Enrollment management principles.
12. California State legislative processes and codes.
13. Budgets and revenue control.
14. Legal issues related to student and faculty behavior, rights, and discipline.
15. Human resources management, supervision, training, and employee development.
16. Effective leadership and strategic planning principles.
17. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work.
18. Techniques for effectively representing the College in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations.

Skills and Abilities:
1. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others, including those from a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
2. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and cooperatively with diverse constituencies within a participatory governance environment.
3. Enhance student access to academic programs through appropriate schedule management and regular review of program effectiveness.
4. Represents the assigned departments to other College divisions and departments, elected officials, and outside agencies; explains and interprets departmental programs, policies, and activities; negotiates and resolves significant and controversial issues
5. Serve as a team leader who is collaborative, student-centered, committed to offering outstanding learning-centered programs, and sensitive to the effects of all decisions on student and the campus community.
6. Coordinate planning efforts for all components of a complex and dynamic team.
7. Provide leadership in the identification and measurement of student outcomes to improve learning opportunities for students.
8. Plan and implement new academic programs and learning support services to maximize student success.
9. Advocate for shared governance and promote collegiality, staff cohesiveness, and the core values of the institution.
10. Responds to difficult and sensitive student, faculty, and public inquiries and complaints and assists with resolutions and alternative recommendations.
11. Oversees the development of college publications such as the college catalog, class schedule, and related academic publications.
12. Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
13. Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
14. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
15. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications/Education & Experience:
1. Master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university with major coursework in any academic discipline.
2. Three (3) full-time equivalent years of increasingly responsible administrative experience in higher education at the dean level or higher and college-level teaching.


Preferred Qualifications:

License(s) & Other Requirements:

Examination Requirements:

Working Environment:
Incumbents work in an office and classroom environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Incumbents may interact with upset staff, students, and/or the public in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Physical Demands:
This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required. Must be able to work in a standard office and classroom setting; the ability to understand and comprehend written and electron materials; and the ability to receive, review, and respond to communications in person and over and through various media. Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching, pushing, and pulling. Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 20 pounds with or without the use of equipment.


Conditions of Employment:
Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live-scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for live-scan services shall be borne by the candidate.

Notice to all prospective employees - 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 Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here:

The person holding this position is considered a ‘Responsible Employee’ under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the College’s Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to him or her about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

Typing Certificate Requirements:

Special Notes:
Please note: A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: [email protected].

DO NOT include photographs or any personal information (e.g. D.O.B, place of birth, etc.) on your application or supporting documents.

TRAVEL POLICY: Costs associated with travel in excess of 150 miles one way from residence for the purpose of an interview will be covered by the College. Expectations will be that the candidate finds the most cost effective travel in regards to air, bus, train, car and hotel. Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate. Travel reimbursement claims must be submitted no later than 30 days following the interview date and it may take up to 30 days for reimbursement

Foreign Transcripts:
Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: [email protected].

Selection Procedure:
A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The committee will recommend finalists to the President/CEO and/or his designee for a second interview. The number of vacancies is dependent on student enrollment, College resources, needs, and Board of Trustees’ approval. The start date will follow Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at to complete and submit your application for this position.

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation are not required but optional. If your reference prefers to send a confidential letter, please follow these instructions and notify your reference directly. To obtain a confidential letter of recommendation, you must enter the reference’s name and email address in the fields provided under the “Confidential References” section of the application.

NOTICE: In order for your reference to receive an email with a link to attach a confidential reference letter, you must complete your application and reach the status of “Under Review by HR”. It is recommended that you complete your application and reach this status well in advance of the deadline to provide your reference ample time to attach the letter.

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to assure that all required and any optional documents are attached by no later than 11:59 PM PST of the initial screening date shown on the job posting.

EEO Policy:
The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

Conflict of Interest:
Mt. San Antonio College employees and the Board of Trustees members shall not engage in any employment or activity that is inconsistent with, incompatible with, or in conflict with Mt. San Antonio College’s Administrative Procedures (AP 2710 Conflict of Interest, AP 2712 Conflict of Interest Codes).

Cancel RTF Policy:
We reserve the right to reopen, re-advertise, delay, or cancel filling this position.

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Posted: 12/28/2020
Application Due: 3/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time