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The chancellor and board of trustees of State Center Community College District (SCCCD) are seeking a college president for Clovis Community College (CCC). The new college president will provide unifying and participatory leadership to a dynamic, complex, diverse urban college. The president will build upon the college's strong legacy of achievement and leadership in the community.
The college president reports directly to the chancellor of SCCCD.
CCC is known for its pioneering spirit and positive climate. The staff and leadership have created a college that is innovative, responsive, and collegial and focused on student success. The chancellor and board of trustees are seeking a leader who can facilitate and nurture this climate, even as the college grows and changes.
State Center Community College District was formed in 1964 when it assumed control of Fresno City College and Reedley College. The district serves approximately one million people and 17 unified and high school districts in more than 5,500 square miles of urban and rural territory that includes most of Fresno and Madera counties, and portions of Kings and Tulare counties. The district is governed by a seven member board of trustees, representing seven trustee areas. Total district enrollment for the 2014-2015 was 48,682 students (estimated annual FTES is 27,110). The total operating budget for the district in 2015-2016 is over $225 million.
PREFERRED PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
• Evidence of a commitment to teaching/learning and the vision of a learning-centered institution and community.
• Knowledgeable of accreditation standards and practices.
• Committed to and practices participatory governance, and promotes collegiality.
• Superb communication skills, including active listening.
• A cheerleader who excels at building and maintaining a team spirit.
• Successful experience in a multi-ethnic environment.
• Skilled at meeting the needs of both traditional and non-traditional students.
• Visible, accessible and approachable on college and in the community.
• Active with students and supportive of building a climate that encourages student engagement.
• Known for honesty, integrity, caring and encouragement.
• Evidence of decisive leadership and the ability to be flexible.
• Experience partnering with numerous community representatives, including education, business and industry, government and non-profit organizations.
• Practice effective fiscal and enrollment management.
• An entrepreneur who acquires non-traditional resources for the college.
• Successful experience as a leader in the use of technology to facilitate learning.
• Commitment to and knowledge of community and economic development.
• An effective team member of the Chancellor's Cabinet.
• An optimist who has a sense of humor and enjoys their role in supporting the college's mission.
• An earned master’s degree from an accredited higher education institution.
• Successful senior administrative-level experience in progressively responsible, reasonably related executive positions.
• Successful candidate must demonstrate a strong record of achievement that includes administrative experience in educational institutions, business, industry, government and/or non-profit organizations.
• Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
• An earned doctorate degree from an accredited higher education institution.
• Senior administrative leadership experience in higher education.
• Teaching/counseling experience in higher education.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:
• Under administrative direction of the chancellor and in accordance with provisions of the California Education Code, the rules and regulations of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, and the policies and administrative regulations of the district, the college president of the Clovis Community College performs the following duties:
• Serves as the chief executive officer of the Clovis Community College.
• Leads the development of the college’s strategic plan and evaluation of the achievement of the college’s goals and objectives.
• Advocates for the college using a collaborative, collegial leadership style that also supports the district’s strategic plan and achievement of district-wide goals and objectives.
• Develops and utilizes procedures to effectively allocate the resources of the college to optimize the achievement of the college’s goals and objectives.
• Establishes and implements procedures that enhance the college’s administrative and governance processes and community college center-wide communications.
• Leads the evaluation of the college programs and services and ensures the use of research and evaluation data in institutional planning.
• Leads, in collaboration with the assistance of the college staff, improvements in the college programs and services.
• Leads the college in collaboration with the assistance of the college staff, development of the educational specifications for facilities required to support the college programs.
• Ensures adherence to the institutional accreditation policies, standards and eligibility requirements.
• Leads the development of the college budget and ensures management of the college financial affairs in conformity with district fiscal policies and procedures.
• Encourages and supports the development of college public relations, service to the community, and student outreach.
• Promotes articulation among the college and other K-12 schools, colleges, and universities – both locally and nationally.
• Approves all job assignments, duties and responsibilities of academic and classified personnel.
• Chairs the president’s cabinet, participates as a member of the chancellor’s cabinet, and participates in meetings of the board of trustees.
• Keeps the chancellor informed of the college programs and services, as well as the needs and accomplishments of the community college center.
• Represents the college at meetings of appropriate educational agencies and organizations.
• Ensures the college compliance with federal, state and district policies on equal employment opportunities, and shall endeavor to protect students, employees and members of the community from all discrimination, including sexual harassment.
• Ensures that all employees work within the duties and responsibilities described in class specifications and follow all policies, rules, regulations, bargaining agreements, and procedures of the state and the district, including the requirement that access to privileged information be carefully protected.
For consideration in the selection process, all interested candidates must submit the following by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2016 by using the Online System at http://apptrkr.com/755167:
To apply, please electronically submit the following materials:
• Letter of interest, no more than five (5) pages, which addresses the opportunities and challenges, preferred personal and professional characteristics, and essential functions of the position as detailed in the announcement.
• A current résumé of professional work experience, educational background, and all other pertinent information.
• A list of names, home and business telephone numbers and email addresses of eight references: three supervisors, two direct reports and three faculty members from current or former institutions.
The new college president will be expected to assume duties on or about July 1, 2016. The ELS Group will be conducting the search for State Center Community College District. For confidential inquiry contact Dr. Edward J. Valeau, firstname.lastname@example.org or Sallie A. Savage, email@example.com.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
State Center Community College District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, sick leave, vacation benefits and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS). Salary and other benefits are highly competitive and negotiable, and depend upon experience and qualifications.
State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of State Center Community College District to provide all persons with equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, religion, or other factors as defined by law. The district is a Title 5 employer.
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