Mission Viejo, CA United States
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Vice President for Instruction

South Orange County Community College District

Job Title: Vice President for Instruction
Job Location: Mission Viejo , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Chancellor, president, provost, VP
Academic administration & affairs
Application Closing Date: 11/27/2017
Date Posted: 2017-10-27
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Vice President for Instruction
South Orange County Community College District

Saddleback College

Vice President for Instruction
Initial Screening Date    11/27/2017

The District provides California State Teachers Retirement System (STRS), and offers a comprehensive package including holidays, sick, vacation, and personal necessity time; and, insurance benefits which include medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, a long-term disability income-protection plan, and a legal plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at https://jobs.socccd.edu

Summary Description:    
To provide leadership, direction, management, supervision and evaluation for all programs, services and activities related to instruction at a community college, such as general education, accreditation standards applicable to instruction, enrollment management, program review, Student Learning Outcomes development and assessment, online education, career and technical education, workforce training and development, continuing education and extended education; provide leadership and supervision for academic support services, including student success programs and services, the library and other learning resources; provide leadership to assigned academic and classified staff in areas of instructional policies and procedures, the curriculum, matriculation, articulation and learning resources; select, assign, orient, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned academic and classified administrators and support staff.

To foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District; lead by example; actively participate in and support District-wide participatory governance components and activities and other collaborative processes; encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.

Receives direction and evaluation from the President of assigned college.

Directs assigned academic deans, classified directors and administrative support staff.

Knowledge of:   

  • Budget preparation, implementation and administration for large, multi-faceted instructional programs.
  • Collective bargaining, contract negotiations and employee grievances at the community college level.
  • Current and innovative trends in academic, vocational, community, contract, and online education, including non-traditional methods of instruction.
  • Current management information systems, functions, operations and equipment, including hardware and software applications.
  • Development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive college instructional program.
  • District organization, operations and objectives.
  • Goals and objectives of the college’s and District’s educational and facilities master plans.
  • Instructional programs and services for students including academic, career technical and community education curricula.
  • Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and diplomacy.
  • Legal requirements and District policies related to the development and implementation of a community college instructional program.
  • Local, State and federal laws, codes and regulations governing a California community college district,
  • Matriculation requirements and articulation agreements.
  • Modern pedagogical and instructional design methodologies.
  • Needs, interests and concerns of various groups of community college students.
  • Online delivery systems for instruction.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Policies, objectives, procedures, organization, operations, guidelines, programs and services applicable to the administration of the instructional program of a community college.
  • Participatory governance at the community college level.
  • Principles and practices of effective leadership, management and supervision.
  • Principles, theories and practices of effective leadership, management and supervision related to instruction.
  • Programs and services of a community college district.
  • Progressive discipline procedures and documentation.
  • Public speaking techniques.
  • Roles of developing technologies in learning and administration.
  • Sound fiscal management policies as related to public institutions.
  • Student enrollment trends and demographic statistics of the community.
  • The role of community colleges in economic development.
  • Trends in academic, career technical, community and contract education.

Ability to:   

  • Adhere to negotiated collective bargaining agreements as mandated for California community colleges.
  • Analyze complex financial, statistical and narrative data regarding the college’s instructional program.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Assure compliance with local, State and federal laws related to community college instruction.
  • Assure the development, approval and administration of a consolidated and balanced annual budget(s) according to legal timelines.
  • Assure the preparation, maintenance and retention of all required district reports, files and data.
  • Be fiscally responsible, resourceful and creative in ways that will generate new revenue.
  • Build a sense of community within assigned area of the college and establish viable linkages with external communities.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse constituencies within and outside of the District.
  • Confer with community business leaders and others regarding funding sources and cooperative instructional relationships.
    Create and maintain administrative and faculty environments that encourage and support innovation.
  • Delegate authority and responsibility to subordinates effectively.
  • Demonstrate dynamic, well-organized and visionary leadership.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Develop and maintain a visible presence on the campus and in the community.
  • Develop, implement and promote innovative and supportive learning resources as an integral part of the instructional program.
  • Direct the development and implementation of current, balanced and innovative curricula and curricular activities.
  • Encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.
  • Establish and maintain a climate of trust and collegiality.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Exercise initiative and work independently with little or no direction from the president.
  • Identify needs and priorities and make decisions in a climate of competing interests.
  • Listen intently and communicate effectively with others in an inspirational, open and responsive manner.
  • Maintain current knowledge of innovative programs and non-traditional approaches to education in relation to the instructional needs of the larger community.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the educational needs of the community.
  • Maintain rapport with all faculty and staff.
  • Make effective public presentations.
  • Plan, organize, direct, administer, review and evaluate instructional programs, resources and activities.
  • Prepare oral and written reports and recommendations.
  • Prepare, review and analyze complex financial, statistical and narrative data regarding instruction.
  • Provide leadership and direction to academic and classified administrators, faculty and support staff in developing, implementing and evaluating instructional programs, services, resources and activities for students at an assigned community college.
  • Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socioeconomic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy.
  • Remain student oriented, listening to and caring about students’ needs and concerns.
  • Select, train, lead, mentor, direct, supervise and evaluate the performance of subordinates effectively.
  • Serve as a member of the President’s leadership team.
  • Understand and effectively and collaboratively work in a complicated multi-college environment, as well as within a system of community college districts.
  • Understand and implement mandated participatory governance.
  • Work effectively with diverse populations, maximizing the benefits of diversity.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience Guidelines:    
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

An earned master’s degree from an accredited college or university in education, business or public administration or related field. An earned doctorate is preferred.

At least five years of increasingly responsible experience managing instructional programs at a community college or other institution of higher education, including at least three years experience managing large budgets and at least three years of instructional experience. Experience in business and/or industry is desirable.

License or Certificate:    
A valid California driver’s license.

Information and Application Process Instructions

To Apply:
Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  

NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  


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