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Vice Chancellor, Technology

Foothill-De Anza Community College District
Los Altos Hills, CA

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Full Salary Range: $184,768.40 - $259,990.50 annually*

*Actual placement is based on applicant’s verified education and experience (Customary Hiring Range $184,768.40  - $203,704.37 annually). In addition, candidates with verified educational units beyond the minimum qualification may qualify for additional pay, up to $564 per contract month.

Initial Review Date: 5/20/22**

**Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request. 

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the management position above.

Foothill – De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:

The mission of the Foothill–De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.


Reporting to the Chancellor, provides vision and leadership for the strategic planning, development, implementation, and support of information and learning technologies for instruction, student services, and administrative and operational systems.


The Vice Chancellor, Technology will serve as the Chief Technology Officer for the District.

The Vice Chancellor of Technology has direct supervisory responsibility over the whole of Education Technology Services (ETS), which includes: Networks, Information Systems, Institutional Research, Business Continuity, Project Management, Statewide Technology Grant Initiatives and Client Services.


The following duties and responsibilities are typical but not limited to the following:

    Provide vision and leadership for the strategic planning, development, implementation and support of administrative and learning technologies and related support services.Oversee all district-wide technology systems, computer operations, network infrastructure, call center, academic computer labs, desktop support, web services, wireless, and security systems.Oversee institutional research including data monitoring and analysis in the areas of instruction, student services and human resources. Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff and contractor resources.Serve as Executive Sponsor of the California Virtual Campus – Online Education Initiative. Provide general direction to the CVC-OEI executive director. Collaborate with CCC Chancellor's Office leadership on strategic direction for the initiative.Develop, maintain, and support computing, communications and research services that balance centralized and decentralized approaches to meeting the technology and research needs of academic and administrative users.Ensure confidentiality, security, and integrity of all electronic information assets and IT infrastructure.Research and assess future technology options.Develop and implement strategies for disaster security/recovery for technology.Monitor and analyze technology programs, systems and activities for financial effectiveness, operational efficiency and capacity.Work collaboratively with faculty, staff and administrators to develop, maintain and support computing and communications services to facilitate student access and success.Serve on Chancellor's cabinet to advise and recommend policies and procedures related to IT and chair the District Educational Technology Advisory Committee.Develop and manage District wide budget for the Information Technology organization (Educational Technology Services).Interpret, refine, update and implement the District Technology Plan in consultation with appropriate administrators, faculty, staff and district governance and other college-based groups.Represent the District in state, regional and national professional organizations.Provide direction for technology infrastructure in new and renovated facilities.Support and implement the District’s Diversity and Equal Opportunity Plan in all aspects of employment and education; encourage cultural and ethnic diversity in staffing, curriculum, programs and services.Ensure compliance with the District’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program by providing motivation, incentives and discipline to assigned staff; maintain a safe work environment, enforcing safe work practices, reporting and investigating accidents, maintaining necessary documentations and requiring employees to receive mandated training.Performs other related duties as assigned.


    Mission and objectives of the District, especially as they relate to technology.Board policies.Project management, leadership, and supervision.Understanding of changing management, financing, action planning, and strategic planning.Computers and accompanying technology.Policies and procedures related to community colleges and federal grants.Budget and finance.Educational institution operation, related laws, regulation, public policies and administrative practices.Federal and State Labor Laws.
Skills and Abilities:

    Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.Provide leadership in planning and implementing a complex and integrated program of information technology.Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, including writing complex proposals and producing written market- oriented materials.Ability to achieve results through others.Strong conceptual skills and analytical abilities.Demonstrate commitment to customer service and end user satisfaction.Organizational skills.Manage several projects at one time.Maintain communications with non-technical system users.

    Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.Master’s degree or the equivalent.Five years progressively responsible experience with proven accomplishments in management.
Preferred Qualifications:

    Direct experience in management of information technology in a large, complex and diverse institution with multiple sites.Experience dealing with vendors and developing corporate partnerships and similar links to private and public entities.Experience in an educational or public sector environment.Experience with resource accountability/managing contracts.Experience with delivery of instructional/academic technology.Experience managing/leading a significant transition project.Demonstrated excellence in communications and consensus building skills with diverse constituencies.Direct experience in operational management of data center operations and systems administration.Excellent skills in personnel management, prioritization, planning, and organization.Effective communication skills–oral, written, and interpersonal–especially for explaining highly complex issues to non- technical audiences.Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects.Direct experience with developing and managing information technology budgets, including total cost of ownership budget management for large complex projects.Direct experience with implementing technology in new and renovated facilities.Familiarity with open source/open content applications.
Licenses and Certifications:




    Typical office environment.Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone and make presentations.
Physical Abilities:

    Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone and make presentations.Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.Vision sufficient to read various materials.Sitting for extending periods of time.Bending at the waist.Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

    A District on-line application on *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.  A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.  A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application.  Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted.  For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date. 

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission.  We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. 


Position: Position: Full-Time, Contract, 12-months per year

Starting date:  As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

Annual salary plus benefits; excellent benefits package which includes coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: 

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews.  All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

12345 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, California 94022

(650) 949-6217

Email: [email protected] 







Working at Foothill-De Anza Community College District

For more than 50 years, Foothill-De Anza has demonstrated excellence and innovation in academic programs and student services. As one of the largest community college districts in the United States, Foothill-De Anza provides credit classes for about 43,000 students per quarter. The colleges are active members of the League for Innovation in the Community College, a national consortium of leading two-year institutions.

The mission of the Foothill – De Anza Community College District is student success. We accomplish this by providing access to a dynamic learning environment that fosters excellence, opportunity and innovation in meeting the diverse educational and career goals of our students and communities.

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Foothill-De Anza serves the communities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Stanford, Sunnyvale, and portions of San Jose.

Foothill College

Foothill College envisions itself as a community of scholars where a diverse population of students, faculty and staff intersect and are engaged in the search for truth and meaning. We recognize that by necessity this search must be informed by a multiplicity of disciplinary modes of inquiry. In order to ensure that every student has the opportunity to share in this vision, Foothill College commits itself to providing students with the necessary student support services, outstanding instruction, and opportunities for leadership both within and outside the classroom. By enacting this vision, the college ensures that it remains the distinctive and innovative institution it has been since its inception.

De Anza College

Two words—"excellence" and "innovation" — have captured the essence of De Anza College for nearly four decades. Although each carries importance, together they're a winning combination that has established De Anza in the forefront of community colleges nationwide.   De Anza provides outstanding general education and vocational courses as well as interdisciplinary studies, community service opportunities, on-the-job-training, internships, collaborative programs with businesses and industries, and online and television classes.     

Employment with Foothill - De Anza

Foothill - De Anza Community College District is one of the largest community college districts in the U.S. that has distinguished itself as a leader among California Community Colleges.

We currently employ approximately 1,200 full-time employees and 1,900 part-time employees. It is the policy of the District to provide an educational and employment environment which is committed to high quality, equal opportunity and diversity.

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