The President serves as the educational leader and the chief administrative officer of the college and reports to the Chancellor of the District. Reporting directly to the President are the Vice Presidents of Instruction, Student Services, and Administrative Services; the Dean of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness, Dean of Information Technology, Director of College Advancement, and the Communications and Public Information Officer.
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:
Being a visionary leader who understands and promotes the role of the community college in a changing society and who will continue the college’s tradition of innovation and excellence.
Possessing strong interpersonal skills that enhance a commitment to community and collaboration within the college and throughout the four-college district; working well and collaboratively with the Chancellor and other college presidents, college faculty and staff, students, other district personnel, and with business and community leaders.
Demonstrating successful administrative experience in resource development, fiscal planning and management, and strategic and long range planning.
Understanding the dynamics within the multicultural community the college serves.
Demonstrating understanding of and support for the interrelationship of instructional programs and student services.
Understanding and supporting to the concept of shared governance; conducting personal and professional interactions with integrity and honesty.
Understanding and supporting academic freedom in a college learning environment.
Understanding and supporting interest-based approaches to problem and conflict resolution.
Being entrepreneurial, experienced, and supportive of fundraising from private and public external sources.
Developing relationships with community partners.
Supporting a comprehensive staff development program; having respect for the professional abilities of all staff.
Demonstrating expertise in enrollment management.
Taking a personal interest in students’ academic success, involvement in governance, and extracurricular activities.
Encouraging and maintaining open lines of communication with students and all levels of staff; encouraging free exchange of ideas and is visible and accessible.
Demonstrating knowledge of developing technologies and their roles in instruction and in administration.
Demonstrating knowledge of fiscal affairs and the ability to develop and manage a community college budget.
Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Building on an established tradition of excellence in an environment of changing needs.
Managing fluctuating resources to minimize disruptions.
Providing for college success within a multi-college district.
Strengthening the college’s identity as a diverse institution of higher learning in all its programs and services.
Enhancing participation in governance and personal development among all segments of the college.
Effectively building the college enrollment on campus and at regional centers.
Identifying and promoting the development of new and emerging programs that address the economic development needs of the area.
Providing leadership in incorporating student learning outcomes at institutional, program, and individual class levels.
Maintaining a leadership position in technology programs and services.
Strengthening student transitions from K-12 to community college, university, and career.
Having the ability to engage and connect internally and externally.
Assuming other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The administrative assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and/or off-campus work and/or hours.
Possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution, completed by July 1, 2020; or a master’s degree plus experience which would justify waiver of the doctorate.
Senior administrative experience in higher education, or equivalent experience.
Successful leadership experience in educational planning, fiscal management, personnel relations, and community relations.
Teaching or student services experience in higher education is desired.
Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.
The Los Rios Community College District is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, political affiliation or belief, or marital status.