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Vice President, Instruction

Institution: Mount San Jacinto College
San Jacinto, California
Executive-Academic Vice President and Provost
Posted: 04/30/2013
Type: Fulltime
Application Due: 05/02/2013
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Mt. San Jacinto Community College District Shaded area denotes the MSJC District boundaries MT. SAN JACINTO COLLEGE Mt. San Jacinto Community College District Human Resources Department 1499 N. State Street San Jacinto, CA 92583 invites applications for the position of Vice President, Instruction Closing date: May 2, 2013 Recruitment: #12-031 It is the applicant’s reasonability to ensure that all required application materials are received. A resumé will not substitute for the information required on the application form. All materials included in the application package are for this position only and the materials will not be returned, copied, or considered for other openings. District administrative applications (printable PDF) and other application materials are available on our website at Applicants may also request application materials be mailed by contacting the Human Resources Department at (951) 487-3165 ext. 114 (24 hour job line); e-mail:; fax: (951) 654-5971, or TDD: (951) 487-3160. Please submit your completed application package to: Mt. San Jacinto Community College District Human Resources Department 1499 N. State Street San Jacinto, CA 92583 To ensure consideration, an application package must be received in Human Resources by May 2, 2013. Application screening will begin shortly after May 2, 2013, and only the most qualified candidates will receive further consideration. TRAVEL EXPENSES ARE NOT COVERED BY THE DISTRICT THE COLLEGE Mt. San Jacinto Community College is a single-college, multi-campus district that serves the needs of students within a 1,700 square-mile area of western Riverside County. This is one of the fastest growing community colleges in the state and it is expected to continue growing for some time. Currently, the District serves more than 22,000 students a year on two campuses, San Jacinto and Menifee Valley, Temecula Education Complex and numerous locations throughout the district. The District also has the San Gorgonio Pass Service Center to provide registration, testing and other services for residents of the San Gorgonio Pass area. The District provides a comprehensive education that includes transfer to four-year universities, technical, vocational, non-credit and community service programs. Mt. San Jacinto College, a California Community College, offers accessible, innovative, comprehensive and quality educational programs and services to diverse, dynamic and growing communities both within and beyond traditional geographic boundaries. We support life-long learning and student success by utilizing proven educational methodologies as determined by collaborative institutional planning and assessment. To meet economic and workforce development needs, MSJC provides students with basic skills, general and career education that lead to transfer, associate degrees and certificates. Our commitment to student learning empowers students with the skills and knowledge needed to effect positive change and enhance the world in which we live. Applicants who need assistance in the application and/ or hiring process should contact the Human Resources Department as soon as possible. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. The Board of Trustees assures that all employees and applicants for employment will be provided equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or veteran status. THE COMMUNITY The area provides a diverse geography that includes recreational lakes, mountains, desert and wide-open spaces. MSJC is located about 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 50 miles west of Palm Springs. There is freeway access to ocean beaches, skiing and cultural offerings in San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County. Weekend recreational opportunities are a few hours away in Las Vegas, Arizona and nearby mountain resorts. Local theater productions and art galleries provide yearround entertainment, including the famous Ramona Festival and Pageant. Equal Opportunity Employer Website: JOB SUMMARY As the Chief Instructional Officer in a dynamic and well respected College, the Vice President of Instruction, under the direction of the Superintendent/President, plans, organizes, directs, assesses and evaluates all academic and career technical education programs for the District. The Vice President is responsible for overall student learning, instructional efforts and the direct supervision of the educational programs which includes the learning resource services, library, and community education programs. Reporting to the Vice President of Instruction are the Instructional Deans. This is a management position, exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, with responsibility for formulation and recommendation of district policies, regulations and budget decisions related to area of responsibility. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES As part of the senior leadership team in a student learning centered environment, the successful candidate: • Plans, organizes, evaluates, and assesses the college’s instructional programs and learning resources • Establishes goals for instructional services in consultation with the Superintendent/President, the Instructional Deans, and constituent groups • Serves as an integral part of the leadership of the College, participates on numerous committees and serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet • Provides leadership and oversight in the development and maintenance of a systematic and integrated plan for continuous quality improvement for the instructional division to address current and future needs • Ensures that student learning outcomes are established, maintained, and assessed through the systematic planning and program review process for all instructional areas • Develops and prioritizes budget recommendations for all instructional areas and ensures that the budget reflects institutional priorities • Provides leadership for educational master planning and provides recommendations regarding staffing as well as facilities planning and utilization • Interprets and recommends policies and procedures for the instructional division • Supervises the selection, assignment, and evaluation of faculty and staff • Provides leadership for the improvement of teaching and learning, and faculty and staff development that facilitates student retention and success • Communicates the mission and objectives of the college to various constituent groups, such as students, community groups, other colleges and universities, and K-12 schools • Supervises the development of the class schedule and assists the Vice President of Student Services in the development of the college catalog • Develops, in collaboration with constituent groups, an enrollment management plan and strategies in order to achieve the district’s enrollment targets as well as to meet student needs with a focus of student success • Facilitates dialogue between the college and feeder high schools in order to develop pathways for students and partnerships to leverage resources • Assists with leadership in the development and implementation of articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities • Serves as ex-officio member of the curriculum committee • Works with administrators, faculty and the grants office to identify external funding opportunities that support innovation and the pursuit of the college’s mission and goals • Coordinates with the Academic Senate in the development, revision, and implementation of academic policies and procedures related to all aspects of academic work at the college • Provides leadership to the instructional division regarding the use and innovation of technology to support student learning and enhance access and success. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES The incumbent should possess knowledge of: • Curriculum development, instructional improvement programs, use of instructional technology, instructional personnel and program evaluation • Integrated planning, budget development, budget administration, and the operation of a comprehensive instructional program • Accreditation standards, effective implementation and the accreditation process • The effective use of data to inform enrollment management decisions focused on access and student success • Federal and state regulations and codes which govern the community colleges. The incumbent should possess skills in: • Effective leadership and strategic planning • Interpersonal communications with diverse audiences and in a variety of settings. The incumbent should possess the ability to: • Initiate, develop and coordinate new policies and concepts in academic instruction • Develop and direct program organization structure • Work effectively and collaboratively with a broad based constituency within a shared governance setting • Use technology in providing instruction and support student learning. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1. Master’s degree from an accredited college or university, AND 2. One (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s assignment, AND 3. Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS • A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university • At least five (5) years of successful community college administrative experience in instruction • Effective oral and written communication skills • Demonstrated ability to manage financial resources with a record of fiscal responsibility and accountability • Demonstrated advocacy for students and students’ needs. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT The salary range is from $142,662 – $165,289 annually. Initial placement on the salary schedule will be commensurate with education and experience. This is a 12-month administrative position with day and evening assignments. Certificated administrators serve under contract and make contributions toward STRS (a retirement plan). Benefit package includes comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, life insurance, sick leave, and 22 days of vacation per year. Administrators serve district-wide and may be assigned to the San Jacinto Campus, the Menifee Valley Campus, or any District facility. Application Procedures ONLY COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKETS WILL BE ACCEPTED Each candidate must submit: 1. Completed district administrative application form; 2. Unofficial transcripts of ALL upper division (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate) college-level work. (Successful candidate will be required to submit official transcripts at time of hire.) (Note: Foreign transcripts and degrees must include an evaluation by a United States clearing house.); 3. Letter of interest which clearly outlines what the candidate has done to meet the qualifications listed (not to exceed two (2) pages) 4. A statement regarding the role of the Vice President of Instruction in improving the teaching and learning process (not to exceed two (2) pages) 5. Cover letter outlining your education and experience relevant to this position; 6. Current resumé; 7. Three (3) current letters of reference specific to this position;

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