Interim Chancellor - San Jose City College in San jose California

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San Jose City College

San jose, California 95113

United States


Detailed Job Description

Interim Chancellor  
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

Posting Date: 03-13-2015    
Closing Date: 04-12-2015
Posting Number: 0010533  
Work Location: District Office  
Division: Chancellor's Office  
Position status: Full-time  
Academic Position Type: Management  
Academic Position Term: Regular 100% FTE 12-Months per year  
Salary Range: To be set by Board of Trustees.  
Benefits Available: To be set by Board of Trustees.  
Employment Start Date: July 1, 2015 - Target Date  

Message from the Chancellor
Join a team steeped in the 21st Century. Our District is undergoing tremendous transformation fueled by the visionary actions of a Board of Trustees and the contributions of faculty and staff that share common values centered in equity, opportunity and social justice. Opportunity, equity, social justice are the guiding principles of the San Jose / Evergreen Community College District. Student Success is the heart of our mission and we've hired the best and brightest faculty and staff to ensure that our students are well prepared when they transfer to a university, enter the workforce, or embark on a path of lifelong learning.

Position Summary
The Board of Trustees of the San Jose / Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) invites applications for the interim position of Chancellor. As the District's Chief Executive Officer, the Interim Chancellor is responsible for all aspects of District operations, and reports to an elected seven-member Board of Trustees. The Board is seeking a creative, energetic, dedicated and visionary individual who can lead the District as the search and selection for the permanent Chancellor is conducted. Beginning June 2015 an open national search shall be initiated.

The Interim Chancellor works in collaboration/partnership with the college presidents and faculty, staff and student governance groups to meet the educational needs of an extremely diverse community and its student population. Under policies and priorities established by the Governing Board, the Interim Chancellor, in collaboration with the college presidents and with support from District administration, is responsible for assessing, planning, organizing and evaluating the resources, programs and services of the District to meet the educational needs of the students and the community. As the administrative leader of the District, the Chancellor along with the college presidents, the vice chancellors and the Board of Trustees represent the District to numerous community, business and industry, labor, educational and governmental groups.

The ideal candidate is an accomplished leader with experience that demonstrates an ability to administer and to serve as spokesperson for a large, complex and diverse district. The individual must possess the following educational background, professional experience and personal characteristics.  

Position Purpose:
The Interim Chancellor is the only staff reporting directly to the Board of Trustees; in this capacity the primary responsibility of the Interim is to sustain the forward movement of the district through the implementation of the Board of Trustees Global Ends Policies. The Interim provides direct leadership to the Executive Staff and is responsible for advancing the governance responsibilities of the board through the management of their monthly policy agenda.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Ensures accountability for excellence in student access, success and retention with measurable outcomes.

2. Understands and respects the autonomy and unique identity of each college.

3. Facilitates the policy development process.

4. Advocates for the needs of a very diverse student population and community, including a large number of immigrants and socially economically challenged.


1. Vigorously pursues relationships and partnerships with local governments, business and industry, and community-based organizations with the goal of meeting emerging and future community needs.

2. Enhances the District's image in the K-college educational community and increases the District's visibility in the city, county and state.

3. Represents the District in the local community.

Shared Governance

1. Supports the process of consultative and participatory/shared governance with all constituent groups, with the goal of effective and efficient operations that fulfill the District's mission.

2. Fosters an institutional culture and policies that ensure that each constituent group is treated professionally and as respected partners in District decisions, plans and processes, as appropriate.

3. Supports the primary role of the Academic Senates in the areas of academic and professional matters as defined in the California Education Code.


1. Holds District/executive management accountable through measurable outcomes for implementing the means to reach the Board of Trustees' Ends policies in concert with all segments of the District.

2. Ensures that District office operations serve and support the educational functions of the colleges and result in fiscal and administrative efficiency, stability and effectiveness.

3. Promotes District-wide cultural competency.

4. Promotes Civility as described in the District's Civility Statement.

5. Encourages hiring to better reflect the diversity of the student population.

6. Administers the District budget as approved by the Governing Board and promotes prudent and effective fiscal stability through the use of sound management practices.

7. Supports and respects campus processes and the CEO Role and authority of each of the college presidents.

8. Ensures that the colleges respond to existing Board policies related to integrated strategic planning, budget and program review, consistent with accreditation standards and recommendations.

Governing Board

1. Works collaboratively with the Board of Trustees to develop Board priorities.

2. Assists in the development of measurable goals for Board priorities, and implements these goals with strict evaluation of, and accountability from, those responsible for reaching these goals.

3. Responds efficiently to requests for information from the Governing Board.

4. Develops an effective and trusting relationship with the Governing Board.

The Interim Chancellor will be held responsible by the Board of Trustees to pursue increasing the efficiency and effectiveness as well as enhancing the quality of the following key areas: student access, success and retention; diversity in hiring and equity in contracting; the ability to develop resources for the District; building a climate of trust involving participation, accountability, communication and transparency; ensuring that District Office operations support educational excellence in the colleges; and the ability to evaluate all segments and operations of the District.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated Experience

Successful candidates will need to demonstrate their experience in the following areas:

1. College-level classroom instruction (highly desired).

2. Knowledge of key contemporary educational issues and effective academic, occupational and continuing education programs.

3. Ability to be creative and energetic.

4. Ability to lead and motivate and be an advocate for student success.

5. Technical knowledge and leadership experience in fiscal management, enrollment management, strategic planning, human resources development, collective bargaining, curriculum and instruction, facilities planning, community relations and legislative relations.

6. Ability to form partnerships with business, government, educational institutions, community organizations and diverse ethnic communities.

7. Openness to evaluative feedback from the campuses and community.

Key Leadership Attributes

1. An experienced CEO who is student-centered.

2. Effective and proven communicator who builds bridges to all constituents.

3. Trustworthy, honest, open relations with SJECCD board, faculty, staff and students.

4. Transformational leader who is an effective, passionate and compassionate problem solver.

5. Strong academic record of innovation and program development.

6. Capacity to lead a common, shared vision for the SJECCD.

7. Proven ability to influence change, transform organizations, while building confidence and trust.

8. Demonstrated commitment to cultural competence, diversity and social justice.

9. A record of effective leadership experience in meeting the educational needs of underserved, non-traditional populations, and historically underrepresented groups.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Master's degree from an accredited institution; earned doctorate highly preferred.

2. Significant and successful administrative experience in higher education, including at least five years as a chief executive officer or a senior administrator, preferably with experience in a community college.

3. Demonstrated competence, knowledge and ability to provide leadership in a complex educational environment with students from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

4. Effective leadership experience working with historically underrepresented groups, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.  

Desired Qualifications:
1. Earned doctorate highly preferred.
2. Bilingual preferred.  

Job Category: Executive/Administrative/Managerial  

Application Procedures, Notes and Contact Information

Applicants must submit the following information at

1. Letter of application addressing the Required Qualifications and Demonstrated Experience listed in this brochure (five pages or less).

2. A current resume including educational background, professional experience, achievements, professional activities, and fluency in languages other than English.

3. A list of six to eight references (including supervisors, colleagues, faculty, staff, students and community members) with titles and current phone numbers. These persons may be contacted prior to the interviews with the Search Committee.

4. Copies of all college-level transcripts.

For assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Employment Services
40 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 270-6414 Fax: (408) 239-8818

Equal Opportunity Employer


Keyword Phrases

  • Chancellor
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 5 years
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Best if Apply By 4/12/2015