VICE PRESIDENT, INSTRUCTION
Victor Valley College
Job Title: VICE PRESIDENT, INSTRUCTION
Opening Date/Time: Wed. 09/02/20 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Wed. 09/30/20 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $12,262.00 - $16,926.00 Monthly
$147,144.00 - $203,112.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-time
FLSA: Exempt position, not eligible for overtime compensation.
**FIRST DATE OF REVIEW IS SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 30, 2020**
THE TENTATIVE START DATE FOR THIS POSITION WILL BE
JANUARY 2, 2021
Victor Valley Community College District is searching for a visionary leader to serve as Vice President, Instruction. Established in 1961, Victor Valley College (VVC) has served as the High Desert region's primary provider of higher education for nearly 60 years. The college's main campus in Victorville is 253 acres and centrally located to the three largest nearby communities of Victorville, Hesperia, and Apple Valley. VVC also features a 13-acre Regional Public Safety Training Center and an aviation program at the Southern California Logistics Airport. A population base of approximately 420,000 people with more than 30 feeder high schools and diploma-granting institutions rely on VVC for their higher education needs and workforce training. VVC is enriched by the diversity of its students, including Hispanics (59%), Whites (21.5%), African Americans (9.9%), multiple races (5.4%), Asians (1.4 %).
VVC's career education programs offer more than 100 certifications and teach fundamental skills that employers in almost every corner of the region need. The Nursing Program continues to rank among the top programs in the state for producing “ready to work” graduates. The Dual Enrollment Program, which works with local high schools to bolster the number of college-ready students, has grown to 15 partners. The College's Associated Student Body Council (ASB) has been named the “Campus of the Year” by the American Student Association of Community Colleges (ASACC) three times, most recently in 2019.
VVC has embraced the Caring Campus Initiative in order to encourage greater participation from the local community and increase student retention and success. The college believes it is particularly important for students from historically underserved populations, students of color, students from low-income households, and first-generation students to feel welcome and that they belong in college. Last year, an advisory group was established to lead VVC in its pursuit of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation's most distinctive award for community colleges, which highlights institutions with outstanding achievements in four areas: student learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings, and high-levels of access and success for students of color and low-income students. VVC currently enrolls about 17,500 unduplicated students.
Under the direction of the Superintendent/President, plan, organize, control and direct District-wide instructional programs in support of District goals and objectives.
Plan, organize, control, and direct an assigned group of District-wide instructional programs. E
Direct and participate in the recruitment, selection, assignment, motivation and evaluation of assigned personnel. E
Advise and confer with the Superintendent/President on management issues involving programs and service of the District, including development and revision of policies and procedures; participate in long-range planning and strategic planning regarding College activities and programs. E
Prepare, recommend and implement budgets for assigned areas; monitor expenditures, identify variances and take necessary actions to assure compliance with budget limitations and established fiscal policies. E
Direct the preparation of reports as required by federal, state, local, and District regulations; inform the Superintendent/President and other District staff as to the status of assigned functions or groups of services. E
Interpret District policy for assigned areas; make decisions on matters as necessary. E
Participate as a member of the Superintendent/President's Cabinet in the development and recommendation of District policy and plans. E
Review and approve items submitted by the functional areas managed for presentation to the Board. E
Maintain current knowledge of legislation and educational trends pertinent to assigned functions as serve as a resource for other College personnel regarding related technical matters. E
Provide for proper communication of developments within assigned organization and within the overall District as appropriate. E
Perform and direct a variety of special projects as assigned. E
Attend Board meetings; provide input as necessary on issues affecting assigned functions; make presentations on pertinent matters as necessary. E
Participate in collective bargaining activities as assigned.
Represent District at local, state, or national meetings pertinent to specific assignment; represent the District on related committees or commissions.
Perform related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Master's Degree and five (5) years increasingly responsible management experience in an educational institution.
A sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of district faculty, staff, and students.
Office environment. Position requires hearing and speaking to communicate and exchange information.
Knowledge and Abilities:
Overall management principles regarding assigned functional areas.
Oral and written communication skills.
Research methods and report writing techniques.
Policies and objectives of assigned program and activities.
Applicable sections of the State Education Code and other applicable laws.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
Principles and practices of administration, supervision, and training.
Budget preparation and control.
Plan, organize, control, and direct an assigned group of District-wide instructional, student services, or administrative services programs.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Prepare and deliver oral presentations.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Prioritize and schedule work.
Assign and review the work of others.
Train, supervise, and evaluate personnel.
Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements, and restrictions.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Plan and organize work.
Appointment to this position is subject to availability of funds. *Salary Schedule subject to change.*
To be considered a candidate for this position, all materials required should be received in the Victor Valley College Office of Human Resources by the First Review Date. Application materials may be accepted after this date, however, if a file is not complete by the First Review Date, the application may not be considered by the Screening Committee.
You may check your status at any time by logging into Victor Valley College Online Application Site at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/vvc/ with your username and password.
It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all requested materials are received. All material included in the application packet become District property, will not be returned, and will not be copied.
All information qualifying an applicant for the position must be included on the Victor Valley College application. To assist the District in determining whether an applicant meets the minimum requirements, descriptions of an applicant's present and past job duties should include details pertinent to the position for which he/she is applying.
Applicants may be notified by email during any phase of this recruitment regarding status. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
If it is unclear whether an applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position from the application, that applicant will be disqualified.
It is not unusual for the District to receive hundreds of applications for a position. For this reason, it is advantageous to make the application as easy to review as possible.
Candidates wishing to apply for more than one position must apply for each position separately.
A complete file consists of all of the following:
1. Completed electronic Victor Valley College Application
2. Letter expressing interest in the position
3. Current resume
4. Copies of transcripts showing college degrees and course-work. NOTE: Degrees must be from an accredited institution. It is the responsibility of the candidate to include U.S. evaluations of non-U.S. transcripts with their application.
Victor Valley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Victor Valley College prohibits sexual harassment and assures that all employees will enjoy equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran. Employment acceptance or rejection shall be based on job-related qualifications.
For more information or to apply, please visit: https://agency.governmentjobs.com//vvc/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=2843686
When inquiring or applying for this job opening, please also reference AcademicCareers.com
Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at Victor Valley College and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers.com
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