Vice President of Instruction
State Center Community College District
Closing Date: 12/01/2013
Position Classification: Management
Campus Location: Reedley College
Start Date: 02/05/2014
Vice President of Instruction (Chief Instructional Officer)
The State Center Community College District invites applicants for the position of Vice President of Instruction (Chief Instructional Officer) at Reedley College.
The State Center Community College District is a multi-campus district with two colleges: Fresno City College and Reedley College. There is also a campus center, Willow International, that has received candidacy as the district’s third college.
Reedley College is the district’s rural-based college serving the majority of the rural area through its main campus in Reedley and two centers located in the communities of Madera and Oakhurst. Under the direction of the Reedley College President, the Vice President of Instruction provides college-wide educational leadership to achieve a high standard of excellence and innovation in teaching and learning, student development and faculty and staff professional growth. The Vice President of Instruction is responsible for providing leadership, vision and overall guidance for all instructional programs, educational planning, and program development in a learning-centered environment.
Essential Functions of the Position
Leadership, Coordination, and Integration
- Provides instructional leadership in collaboration with the college president, faculty, administrators and staff.
- Collaborates with Student Services and Administrative Services leading to the integration of instruction and student services into a seamless coordinated effort to serve students with a focus on success, persistence, and completion.
- Guides the deployment and development of instructional programs both credit and non-credit in response to student, community, and employer needs.
- Ensures the optimum accessibility of programs and services in all RC locations within the resources available.
- Leads the college’s response to emerging opportunities relative to new programs, delivery methods, service strategies, professional development and the continuous improvement of existing programs and services.
- Develops, implements, and monitors articulation agreements with schools, colleges, and universities.
- May serve as or assist the college’s accreditation liaison officer. Actively participates in and promotes efforts regarding the College’s accreditation including districtwide efforts.
- Represents the college and provides leadership at meetings regarding instruction and curriculum including credit and non-credit programs and courses.
- Maintains professional visibility both on campus and in the communities served by RC and the district.
Program Planning and Evaluation
- Leads and supports instruction in planning, development and evaluation of current and future curriculum, technological innovations, services and programs in order to meet student support and academic program needs.
- Provides leadership in the establishment and administration of college-wide academic and student success standards in collaboration with the college president, faculty, administrators, and student leaders.
- Provides leadership in developing and assessing general/institutional learning outcomes and student learning outcomes at the course, program, and institutional level.
- Influences and responds to state and federal legislation which impacts the district and the college, particularly regarding matters of instruction. Determines and/or facilitates appropriate approaches to meet new requirements. Develops, directs and supports performance-based initiatives in anticipation and in response to legislative mandates and student needs.
- Supports, participates, and provides leadership in the college’s focus on continuous quality improvement through the college’s institutional effectiveness and research efforts.
- Supports, participates, and provides leadership in implementing and maintaining a process for college-wide planning and resource allocation efforts for overall college operations, strategic priorities, and institutional improvement.
- Works with the other vice presidents, deans, department chairs, directors or appropriate college and district staff to develop grant applications.
- Plans and monitors expenses to ensure fiscal accountability and formulate budget recommendations for instructional operations in alignment with district and college resource allocation parameters.
- Reviews and mediates the budget allocation process and sets productivity standards to assure equity and judicious use of resources needed to meet college objectives and targets.
- Encourages, coordinates, and initiates resource development in support of district and institutional goals, strategic priorities, and college-wide and districtwide initiatives.
- Contributes to the overall planning and decision-making processes for the campuses with regard to instruction.
Human Resource Management
- Provides leadership and professional development for the administrators, faculty including adjunct faculty, and support staff assigned to instruction.
- Supervises and evaluates personnel.
- Provides leadership relative to recruitment and selection procedure and recommendations of new faculty, the continuing contract process, faculty development, and evaluation.
Program Development and Innovation
- Leads the identification and development of new programs, both credit and non-credit, and provides leadership for efforts in innovative teaching strategies including new teaching methods, technology driven curriculum, and distance learning to increase student opportunities.
- Collaborates with higher educational institutions and employers in pursuit of economic and community development and to foster student achievement and better prepare students for the work force and citizenship.
- Contributes to marketing and communications efforts to meet student needs, to support college programs, and to meet college enrollment goals.
- Confers with the other vice presidents, deans, and department chairs regarding academic staff needs, selection, assignments, teaching load, evaluation and retention, and makes recommendations to the college president.
- Responsible for preparation of examination, office, facility, and teaching schedules in consultation with the other vice presidents, deans, and department chairs.
- Prepares and distributes the faculty handbook, schedule of classes and other related documents.
- Ensures appropriate supervision and operations of the library, child development lab, and college farm, and encourages use of these facilities by faculty and students.
- Provides leadership in the development of annual reports and updates including the educational master plan.
- Facilitates and works collaboratively with the other vice presidents to ensure consistent and optimal oversight and operations for instruction in all RC locations including Reedley, Madera, Oakhurst, or other locations where the college has a presence.
Include an earned master’s degree from an accredited college or university AND one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonable related to the administrator’s administrative assignment OR possession of a valid California Community College Supervisory Credential AND sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
- Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
- Commitment to the mission of the California Community College system.
- Positive, dynamic human relations skills.
- Successful teaching and/or administrative experience in a post-secondary educational setting.
- Demonstrated experience in planning, organizing and implementing programs.
- Experience in a college serving multiple locations.
- Ability to foster a collegial, collaborative working environment.
- Successful experience in a multi-ethnic, pluralistic environment and in responding to the needs of both the traditional and non-traditional student.
- Commitment to working within a participatory governance environment.
- Knowledge of the impact of emerging technologies on the teaching and learning environment.
- Successful experience in obtaining external funding.
- Doctoral degree from an accredited college or university.
Conditions of Employment: 224 and 22 vacation days for a total of 246 days.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary range is $116,020 – $146,140 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $1,945 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including health, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance as well as disability coverage for employees. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS).
Applications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
From the applicants who submit all the required documents and who meet the qualifications, a selection committee will determine the candidates that meet the highest degree of desirable qualifications. They will be invited to interview.
The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions. Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the President and Chancellor for final interviews. A hiring recommendation will be made by the Chancellor and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.
State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service minded organization and respond, as best we can, to the needs of our applicants and the faculty and administrators we work with in the District.
For more information, contact the Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93704, (559) 226-0720, fax (559) 229-7039. For information on Reedley College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to Position No. 3609.
Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/404524