Vice President for the College - Portland Community College in Portland Oregon

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Portland Community College

Portland, Oregon 97280

United States

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Vice President for the College

The Portland Community College District
Portland, OR

Portland Community College (PCC) is the largest institution of post-secondary education in Oregon, educating over 90,000 students. The college services more than two million residents in the metropolitan Portland area. It is located in northwest Oregon, and offers classes through four campuses and three workforce training centers, as well as in a variety of other community locations.

The College is governed by a seven-member board of directors. A College President oversees the operations of the College and selects executive officers. The Cascade, Sylvania, and Rock Creek campuses offer comprehensive associate degree programs and student services. PCC’s Southeast/Extended Learning Campus will be the fourth comprehensive campus.

Portland Community College Mission
PCC advances the region’s long-term vitality by delivering accessible, quality education to support the academic, professional, and personal development of the diverse students and communities we serve.

PCC is committed to hiring employees who are dedicated to providing quality education in an environment that encourages the full realization of each individual’s potential. The college offers students of all ages, races, cultures, economic levels, and previous educational experience opportunities for personal growth and attainment of their goals. PCC wants to hire people who value the mission of the comprehensive community college and who excel in a vibrant, changing workplace.

The Position:
The Vice President of the College will report to the College President and serve as a member of the college executive team. Together, they will work to navigate Portland Community College in an environment of educational, economic, political, and social challenges and opportunities.

Under the direction of the College President, the Vice President of the College:
• Provides strategic leadership throughout the College
• Ensures advancement of Portland Community College’s strategic plan in line with the College’s mission , vision and values
• Fosters Collaboration with faculty, staff, students, and external community members through a focus on best practices and continuous improvement
• Provides leadership to the College
• Serves as acting President in the President’s absence from the College
• Should be a visionary leader of integrity, with an ability to lead, inspire, and manage a complex organization within a collective bargaining environment

Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates should possess a graduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education and ten (10) years progressively responsible experience in the administration of large organizations; including five (5) years in a senior level position providing supervision to management and staff. Strong preference will be given for experience with one or more of the following areas in higher education: Human Resources, Information Technology, Physical Plant, Strategic Planning, Advancement, Finance, and Legal Counsel.

• Leading diverse constituents and fostering a community dedicated to equity, cultural competency, and inclusion
• Balancing and aligning competing interests such as administrative and academic needs with while maintaining a student-centered or client-centered approach to decision making
• Communicating effectively through oral and written mediums
• Evaluating research to identify potential solutions, resolve problems, or provide information
• Developing, administering, and managing budgets
• Planning, analyzing, and evaluating programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints

• Salary Range: $120,524 to $174,762 per year; Starting Salary to be negotiated.
• Excellent benefit package includes but is not limited to: Medical, Dental and Vision insurance; FSA/HSA option; employer sponsored Long Term Disability, Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance; Long Term Care insurance option; 12 days sick leave; 11 paid holidays; 3 personal days; 22 vacation days; tuition waiver for employee and dependents; Retirement plan; Executive deferred annuity; Management tax deferred annuity. Additional benefits may include: automobile and general expense allowances, and additional tax-deferred annuity; subject to Board approval.

Application Procedure: Application materials will only be accepted through the PCC online application process. For maximum consideration, please apply by June 9th, 2014 at 5 p.m. For complete details and to apply, please visit the Job Opportunities website: or cut and paste the following link into your browser:

For confidential inquires please contact:
(971) 722-4122

For further inquires please contact:
(971) 722-5856

As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, veterans, disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities to enhance its workforce and to reflect the diversity of the student body. PCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment.


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  • vice president
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 10 years
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Best if Apply By 6/9/2014