Vice Chancellor of Education and Technology
Effective Start Date: 07/01/2019
Closing Date: 4/14/2019
Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates, establishes and provides a high standard of vision, leadership, and direction to the District's academic and technology services. Provides highly responsible and complex consultation to the Chancellor.
Distinguishing Career Features
Under the direction of the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor of Education and Technology is accountable for planning and implementing strategies that provide leadership and direction of efforts for District Workforce Development, Technology, Categorical Funding and Grants, State and Federal Programs, Distance Education (eCampus), Workplace Learning, Contract Training, Westside Institute of Technology, Adult Education, and Child Development Centers. The Vice Chancellor of Education and Technology will bring broad vision, seasoned instincts, and executive leadership to district-wide policy, planning initiatives, and coordination of services by performing the following essential functions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Act as an advisor to the Chancellor in matters pertaining to instruction and information technology in the District.
• Provide overall leadership to the workforce development initiatives, technology, grants, and contract training programs and related services.
• Assist the Chancellor in support of technology architecture and technological systems for teaching, learning, and administrative support.
• Provide coordination, development, and support in the following areas of technology: academic computing; telecommunications; distance education; administrative computing and information systems; district-wide computer networks; and software acquisition and maintenance.
• Provide supervision to a team of district-level administrators in such areas as Distance Education (eCampus), Grants, Workforce Development, Connected Learning, Contract Training, Workplace Learning, Child Development, Adult Education Consortium, and Westside • Institute of Technology to ensure implementation of district-wide goals, applicable statutes, regulations, and policies.
• Supervise and evaluate assigned staff; participate in the screening and selection of staff as required; train staff on services and programs as implemented.
• Coordinate the District's Adult Education initiatives.
• Develop and administer budgets for areas of responsibility.
• Provide coordination to local business community, schools, and college representatives to create career and workplace learning educational partnerships.
• Provide coordination of all educational programs, certifications, and grants to address the emerging workforce and technology training needs of the region.
• Produce the District's highly-regarded Essential Elements annual public policy series.
• Coordinate the completion of District reports for federal, state, and local agencies relative to Education, Technology and Workforce Development.
• Provide overall leadership of state and federal grants and categorical funding opportunities, programs, and services and recommend District standards to be used in areas required by state regulations or District Board policy.
• Work cooperatively and responsively, and facilitate communication and understanding with all segments of the District administration, colleges, and the community at large.
• Serve as the District liaison with workforce development boards, regional consortia, K-12 schools, higher education institutions, and state and local agencies, including the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office and, as appropriate, federal agencies.
• Provide coordination to the District Educational Coordinating Council (DECC) and the District Technology Council (DTC) executive committee.
• As a member of the Chancellor's Executive Cabinet, acts as advisor to the Chancellor in matters pertaining to Education and Technology in the District, including long-range educational planning, and recommending Board policies and administrative procedures.
• Complete special projects assigned by the Chancellor.
Knowledge and Skills
• Demonstrated knowledge and leadership experience in postsecondary instruction methods and delivery modalities, existing and emerging regional and state initiatives, experience in developing and delivering new workforce partnerships, academic and administrative computing, networks, telecommunications, software, and maintenance, political acumen, and community relations.
• Ability to work with faculty and administration in the management and coordination of educational and related programs.
• Knowledge of education technology to enhance the teaching and learning process.
• Knowledge of management information services.
• Advanced specialized professional knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices associated with higher education curricula, technology, and instruction, and trends in teaching and delivery modalities.
• Advanced knowledge of fiscal management and strategic and educational/facilities master planning.
• Working knowledge of pertinent Federal and State laws and an understanding of the District's and college's rights and responsibilities as they relate to those areas.
• In-depth knowledge of curricula, program review and program viability as they relate to academic accreditation.
• Skills in dynamics of a multi-college district and project management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and administrative needs.
• Working knowledge of the budget preparation and administration process.
• In-depth knowledge of the principles of functional leadership, training, and performance evaluation.
• Experienced intuition and insights in leading and motivating managers, faculty, and staff with a collaborative style in a collegial and shared governance environment.
• Advanced human relations skills to deliver formal and influential presentations, build effective teams, review performance, and exercise a unique sensitivity to the needs and interests of a diverse student population.
• Ability to be a fair-minded, ethical, and honest leader with excellent interpersonal and communication skills oral and written.
• Ability to lead and accept responsibility.
• A passion for learning and continuous improvement.
• Willingness to meet change with intuitive innovation to promote and meet the District mission.
• Ability to organize, plan, develop, and write new programs, develop new concepts, analyze outcomes, and prepare clear and concise reports and recommendations.
• Ability to guide and motivate others toward goal achievement and continuous professional development.
• Ability to inspire and promote awareness of socioeconomic and cultural diversity.
• Ability to counsel staff, direct and facilitate development of personal and team perspectives, and develop and deliver training programs.
• Ability to develop and monitor budgets and maximize financial resources.
• Ability to lead cooperatively and productively with others.
Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist. Travel within and outside of the district is required.
Education and Experience
• Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students and of students and staff with disabilities.
• Master's degree from an accredited college or university and six years of increasingly responsible management experience in higher education, preferably in instructional services offered at an accredited postsecondary educational institution. Doctorate degree preferred.
Licenses and Certificates
Requires a valid driver's license.
West Hills Community College District is an equal opportunity employer