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Vice President, Instructional Services

MiraCosta College

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Vice President, Instructional Services
MiraCosta College

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Type of Assignment: Full Time
Assignment Category: Regular Position

Position Details:
MiraCosta Community College District invites applications for the position of Vice President of Instructional Services to begin September 2, 2021. The position is open until filled. The submission deadline for the first screening of applications is Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

For more information about the position and the district, please review the position brochure in addition to this job posting.

The work schedule will typically be Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, but may include some evenings, weekends, and holidays. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.

Salary Range: Based on the 2020-21 Vice President Salary Schedule
Compensation: Starting annual salary of $213,741 (based on the 2020-21 Vice President Salary Schedule). To view the salary schedule, go to

Employees must make arrangements for the direct deposit of paychecks into the financial institution of their choice, via electronic fund transfer.

A full benefits package which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; other optional coverages; and membership in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS).

Position Term in Months: $Term

Application Procedure:
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying to receive a confirmation number. Applications received by the first screening date of Tuesday, June 15, 2021, will receive first consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled:

1. Application on which you list all relevant experience.

2. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.

3. A cover letter addressed to the “Screening and Interview Committee” specifically describing how your experience aligns with the representative duties and desirable qualifications.

4. Transcripts of college coursework which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated in this job posting. Unofficial or legible photocopies are acceptable. If a degree(s) was earned, the transcripts must state that the degree was awarded. Any degree/coursework used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation.

If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. To view a list of agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, go to Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.

The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to three to four weeks following the first screening date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 2) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; 4) fingerprint clearance; 5) approval by the Board of Trustees; and 6) a formal credit check.

Basic Function:
The Vice President of Instruction will plan, organize, integrate and direct the work of the Instructional Services division; provide expert professional assistance and guidance to district management on the development and delivery of instructional services and support to enhance student success and eliminate equity gaps; and to ensure development and implementation of efficient operation and cost-effective systems to meet current and future needs of the district; and perform related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
1. Provides transformational leadership and directs supervision for staff and administrators in the Office of Instruction to enhance student success and eliminate equity gaps.

2. Recruits, interviews, hires, develops, and retains culturally-relevant and equity-minded employees from diverse backgrounds in the department.

3. Identifies needs and ensures proper professional development is provided.

4. Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations.

5. Handles all aspects of progressive discipline for employees in accordance with district policy.

6. Develops and administers the instructional budget.

7. Collects data and information, prepares, reviews, approves, presents, and maintains correspondence, required reports, studies and other written materials.

Instructional Services Responsibilities:
1. Establishes, implements, and communicates the strategic direction of the Office of Instruction.

2. Collaborates with executive leadership and other divisions and departments to meet the district’s goals and objectives.

3. Plans, develops, coordinates, and evaluates the instructional programs, services, and modalities to meet student success and equity, program, enrollment, and community needs collaboratively.

4. Manages data collection and analysis for effective planning and equitable outcomes of instructional programs and services.

5. Identifies, recommends, and implements new processes, technologies, and systems to improve and streamline organizational processes and use of resources.

6. Establishes, communicates, and implements equitable policies, practices, and standards to ensure effective and consistent support, and equitable execution, assuring compliance with federal, state and local laws, board policies and procedures, and accreditation standards.

7. Pursues opportunities to secure grants and develop resources.

8. Maintains knowledge of emerging technologies and trends in instruction services.

9. Participates in appropriate professional and community organizations.

10. Performs other duties as assigned by the Superintendent/President, including representing the Superintendent/President.

Other Duties:

Knowledge Of:
Knowledge and Abilities:

1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

2. Strong supervisory, leadership, and collaboration skills.

3. Extensive knowledge of the principles, policies, procedures, and best practices of the district and in the industry.

4. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

5. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

6. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

7. Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations, district policies and procedures, collective bargaining, and accreditation standards.

8. Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability issues.

Ability To:
Please see the “Knowledge and Abilities” above.

Education & Experience:
1. Graduation from an accredited graduate school with a master’s degree.

2. One (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the vice president’s administrative assignment.

3. Three (3) years of progressive, reasonably related administrative experience.

4. Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the cultural, developmental, socioeconomic, ethnic, disability, and academic diversity of community college students, faculty, and staff.

5. Demonstrated success in improving student learning and engagement.

6. Demonstrated equity-minded experience in meeting the needs and challenges of low-income, traditionally underrepresented minority students, and/or first-generation college students.

7. Demonstrated success in local and statewide curriculum approval processes for courses, programs, and degrees.

Desirable Qualifications:
1. An earned doctorate or terminal degree from an accredited institution.

2. Successful full-time college teaching experience.

3. Community college administrative experience.

4. Knowledge of and experience with Title 5 regulations, California Education Code, California regulatory agencies, accreditation, and collective bargaining.

Licenses & Other Requirements:
A valid California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district’s vehicle insurance program.

Physical Effort:
The physical efforts described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Primarily sedentary with intermittent standing, walking, bending and stooping; occasional light lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; ability to travel to various locations on and off campus as needed to conduct district business.

Emotional Effort:
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships and supporting a diverse working and learning environment involving interactions and communications personally, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups from diverse backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis focused on equity; ability to work effectively, patiently, and passionately under pressure on a variety of tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities.

Working Conditions:
Primarily business office environment; subject to frequent public contact and interruption; intermittent exposure to individuals acting in a disagreeable fashion; may work at any district location or authorized facility with occasional evenings and/or weekends on an as-needed basis. Occasional local travel may be requested.

Posting Number: S_20/21_047_P
Human Resources Contact Information: [email protected] or 760.795.6854
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
First Screening Date: First screening date of Tuesday, 6/15/2021. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

About MiraCosta College
MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more details, please visit our website at

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Working at MiraCosta College

The MiraCosta Community College District Mission is to provide educational opportunities and student-support services to a diverse population of learners with a focus on their success. MiraCosta College offers associate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.

Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere, and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. Our diverse student body includes people from a variety of ages, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds.

  • Credit Enrollment: 14,773
  • Noncredit Enrollment: 2,479
  • Credit Enrollment by Gender: Female: 57% Male: 43%
  • Average Age: 26
  • Credit Enrollment by Ethnicity:
    • African American: 4%
    • White: 45%
    • Hispanic: 34%
    • Asian, Pacific Islander: 8%
    • Multiple: 7%
    • Other: 2%
  • Active Duty Military/Veterans/Dependents: 1,396

The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 114 public community colleges. MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities. The college’s fee-based Community Education program provides a wide variety of classes, workshops, and excursions. Tuition-free, noncredit classes also present a variety of learning opportunities at the Community Learning Center and throughout the community.

Students who plan to transfer to a four-year university get on the right track through TAG, IGETC, UniversityLink, and other transfer programs. MiraCosta College also has one of the highest transfer rates to the University of California out of all of the community colleges in San Diego County. Our students also typically earn higher GPA's than non-transfer students. Learn more about the transfer process here:

Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Interstate 5, Amtrak, and Carlsbad regional airport provide easy access to either metropolis and to Mexico. The district, which extends 25 miles along the Pacific Ocean from Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base to the city of San Diego, attracts diverse ethnic and socioeconomic populations who live in urban and suburban communities. The intellectual environment is enhanced by the college’s proximity to the University of California San Diego, California State University San Marcos, and other institutions of higher education. Along with numerous theaters, galleries, and museums, residents enjoy a moderate, year-round climate, which provides many opportunities for outdoor activities.

The San Diego Tourism Authority website describes San Diego's North County as a vast, expansive region known for its pristine beaches, natural preserves and miles of open spaces. From Del Mar to Oceanside, the North County coastline is a string of unique picturesque seaside villages that have a small-town feel.

If you're looking for opportunities for outdoor activities in San Diego, the north region has plenty. From hiking and horseback riding in Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking in Carlsbad Lagoon, to biking along historic Highway 101, or sport fishing, whale watching or surfing the coastline from La Jolla through Oceanside, outdoor enthusiasts are sure to be entertained. San Diego's north coastal town of Encinitas was recently named among the best surf towns in the world by National Geographic.

The North County Coastal region is home to some of San Diego's top attractions, including LEGOLAND California, Sea Life Aquarium and Legoland Water Park, the Flower Fields at Carlsbad, and the Del Mar Fairgrounds, host to the Del Mar Fair from mid-June to early July, followed by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Races until early September. There's also the San Diego Botanic Garden for a look at San Diego native flora and fauna, and at the Eastern border of North County, you'll also find the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Las Vegas-style Indian casino gaming and a handful of great wineries and local breweries. Art enthusiasts will love the Oceanside Museum of Art and the LUX Art Institute.

San Diego's North County coastal and inland regions are also a paradise for golfers, with over 40 diverse courses to choose from. Graced by cooling breezes from the Pacific Ocean, the Arnold Palmer-designed Park Hyatt Aviara and Tom Fazio-designed Grand Del Mar golf courses are uniquely sculpted around the natural landscapes and native vegetation. San Diego's North region puts you just an hour from Disneyland yet still close to downtown San Diego where the museums of Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, the Gaslamp Quarter and SeaWorld San Diego are nearby.

North San Diego County is home to eight of the county’s fastest growing cities, businesses and families are drawn to North County’s sunny inland valleys and scenic coastal communities. Additional information about the business environment can be found on the San Diego North Economic Development Council website or on the Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, or San Diego Coastal Chamber of Commerce websites.

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