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Vice President of Instruction
Contra Costa Community College District in Pittsburg, California
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Date Posted 09/18/2019
Executive-Administrative Vice President
Salary $10,888.00 - $13,267.00 (Initial salary placement will not be above step 3) -  
Employment Type Full-Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Recruitment Type:

Open (Internal and External applicants)

Special Instructions to Applicants

Los Medanos College (LMC) is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and innovative leader to serve as Vice President of Instruction (VPI). As the Chief Instructional Officer, the VPI will be responsible for providing effective leadership and administrative management for all instructional programs at the College: developing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating LMC’s educational programs; overseeing complex/multi-department budgets, with senior-level involvement in the planning and implementation of selected college-wide initiatives; the hiring, retention, and evaluation of a diverse, talented team of academic managers, faculty, and classified professionals; ensuring that an equity lens and mindset are applied to the design, delivery, organization, and evaluation of educational programs; coordinating and monitoring instructional program review and learning outcomes; engaging in the development of resource allocations for facilities, equipment, and technologies that support academic and institutional programs and operations; ensuring compliance with federal, state, local, and district policies and regulations; and, as a member of the President’s Cabinet team, ensuring that the College continues to strengthen its integrated approach to programs and services, planning, and operations towards the achievement of student success and institutional goals.
This position will promote and advance a shared vision for instructional programs that focuses on access, engagement, equitable outcomes, and success for LMC’s diverse student population. The VPI will also work closely with the other Vice Presidents and dedicated educators to develop and implement effective strategies for enrollment management and student retention. The successful candidate will: be a student-focused educator with an inclusive and approachable leadership style; demonstrate a commitment to equity and social justice; possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills; be a strategic, innovative thinker with strong problem-solving and organizational skills; and understand how to work effectively in a participatory governance environment.
Los Medanos College (LMC) is one of three colleges within the Contra Costa Community College District, and offers award-winning transfer and career education programs, stellar support services, and diverse learning opportunities in East Contra Costa County. A Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), the College serves a diverse population of approximately 10,000 students annually. LMC’s exceptional educators, innovative curricula, growing degree and certificate offerings, and strong regional partnerships focus squarely on student success. From its welcoming campus culture to its state-of-the-art facilities, the College demonstrates its commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for all members of the campus community – in the classroom and in the workplace – and strives to achieve positive, equitable outcomes for all students.  At its Pittsburg Campus and Brentwood Center, LMC provides educational programs and support resources that position students for continued success at four-year institutions, in the workforce, and beyond.
Screening Interviews are expected to take place the week of November 11th. Final Interviews and public forums are expected to be held the week of November 25th.
NOTE – Depending upon experience, new employees will be placed at: the first step, which is $10,888.00 per month; second step at $11,439.00 per month; or third step at $12,019.00 per month. Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur on an annual basis, until the maximum step of $13,267.00 per month is reached on the salary schedule.

Position Title

Vice President of Instruction


Los Medanos College

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$10,888.00 - $13,267.00 (Initial salary placement will not be above step 3)

Position Status


Overtime Status

Exempt (not eligible)



If temporary, employment duration:


# of Hours Scheduled Per Week


Work Schedule By Day and Work Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

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EEO Job Category


Employee Group

Manager - Academic


L1001-President's Office

Position Definition

The job classification for “Vice President” is available on the Contra Costa Community College District website, and includes the position definition, distinguishing characteristics, and examples of duties/essential functions. Please click the link below:

Vice President Job Classification

Distinguishing Characteristics

(See position definition above)

Examples of Duties/Essential Functions

(See position definition above)

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience

Earned Master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. Experience: Equivalent to at least three (3) years of relevant full-time management experience. License/Certification: A valid Class C California Driver’s License.

Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of

Computer-based technology for management of educational services; the goals of shared governance; principles and practices of administrative organization and management, planning, supervising and evaluating the work of others, employee motivation and training; applicable federal, state, local, District and college laws, rules and regulations, and collective bargaining contract provisions; complex business level English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; modern office tools such as computers and printers; typical modern office computer software programs; report and presentation writing; the relationship and interaction of a community college and the varied communities, special-interest groups, and public agencies it serves; the purposes, goals and philosophy underlying the delivery of education in a community college setting; budget development and management;

Minimum Qualification-Ability To

Independently perform assigned critical and highly complex senior management level duties with an entrepreneurial spirit and with effectiveness, speed and accuracy; successfully manage people, major college-wide programs and initiatives; effectively oversee college change efforts, problem-solving, short and long-term planning processes and financial resources; manage personnel resources of a college, including motivating, developing and directing people; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; use personal computers utilizing typical office software applications, including the Internet; work effectively in a participatory governance environment to accomplish the goals and objectives of the college; communicate effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, politics, philosophy, disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Desirable Qualifications

• Five (5) years of successful public higher education administrative experience in Instruction, including concurrently managing multiple academic support programs/departments.
• Direct managerial responsibility and functional understanding of the interrelated areas of oversight for this position: Career Technical Education; Liberal Arts, Sciences; General Education; Dual Enrollment; Library; Online Education and Instructional Technology; Curriculum Design; Contract/Community Education
• Three (3) years of teaching experience in higher education, preferably community colleges
• Earned doctorate degree from an accredited institution
• Experience with and/or expertise in…
 Coordinating instructional support services and college-wide initiatives, with successful achievement of measurable objectives
 Building equity-focused practices into the various academic support programs of a higher educational institution
 Instructional services unit planning/program review and learning outcomes
 Designing, presenting, and clearly communicating information in various formats to broad/diverse constituencies
 Sound fiscal planning in the development and management of complex budget(s)
• Demonstrated leadership and success with…
 Building consensus, cultivating collaborative teams, and fostering positive relationships with diverse campus groups in a participatory governance environment
 Working with and developing educational programming/curriculum for community college students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and abilities
 Using data to: promote a culture of inquiry; foster dialogue and innovation; inform decision-making; facilitate actionable improvements; and identify/address equity issues
 Promoting a culture of inclusiveness and respect for all members of the College community, and maintaining a supportive, engaging, and equitable learning and work environment
• Ability to…
 Develop, implement, manage and evaluate high-impact practices and processes that foster programmatic and equitable student success
 Represent the College to develop and strengthen partnerships with other educational institutions, agencies, businesses, and community organizations to increase student access and success
 Leverage the use of technology for delivery of instructional support services
 Implement District policies and procedures, while working effectively with faculty and staff in a collective bargaining environment
• Knowledge of…
 Student Equity and Achievement Program, Guided Pathways, Strategic Enrollment Management, Vision for Success, Strong Workforce Program, Student-Centered Funding Formula, Online Education Initiative-California Virtual Campus
ACCJC Standards and accreditation processes
 Current educational and legislative trends pertinent to student support programs in community colleges, including accountability reporting, student retention and achievement, enrollment management, best practices in pedagogy, and distance education
 Contemporary equity, diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism concepts and issues in a higher education setting

Job Open Date:


Job Close Date:


Open Until Filled


Diversity Statement

It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Foreign Degree and Credit Statement:

In accordance with the Human Resources Procedure 3050.05, all foreign degrees and credits used to meet the minimum qualifications must be evaluated by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency www.naces.org prior to the implementation of the equivalency process. You must upload your evaluation with your application when you apply for this position to be considered. We cannot accept foreign degree evaluations after the closing date. The candidate bears all responsibility and costs associated with obtaining the evaluation.

About Us

About the District
The mission of the Contra Costa Community College District is to transform lives by providing outstanding learning opportunities that nurture and empower all students to achieve their educational goals. The dedicated faculty, classified professionals and administrators in the District are committed to core values and action that promote excellence in learning and equitable student success. The District is committed to hiring and developing a diverse staff that understands that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive role models for all students; and creates an inclusive and supportive educational work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves.

Located in Contra Costa County, in the beautiful and diverse San Francisco East Bay area, the District serves the 1 million residents of the County through education, business partnerships and service in the community. The District first opened its doors in 1949 and is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college community college district in California. The District consists of three colleges and two centers; Contra Costa College in San Pablo; Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill; Los Medanos College in Pittsburg; and the centers in Brentwood and San Ramon. The District Office located in downtown Martinez, supports the mission and functions of the colleges.

As evidenced by the rich diversity in Contra Costa County, the District enrolls a highly diverse student population. Serving over 52,088 students a year, in 2017-18 fiscal year the demographic make-up of the students was 10% Black/African American; 17% Asian/Pacific Islander; 33% Hispanic/Latino; 29% White/Caucasian; and 11% Other.

The District actively encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve the dynamic student population and work collaboratively with existing colleagues that are equally dynamic and diverse.

Contra Costa College
Contra Costa College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college with a diverse student population. The institution has served the communities of West Contra Costa County for more than 69 years. Most of the 10,500-plus students who attend the college come from local communities, but many also come from neighboring communities and from countries throughout the world. The college offers certificates and degree programs in 70 areas. It prepares students for immediate employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Faculty and staff are proud to be affiliated with an institution that has a tradition of excellence and a reputation for educating students to live and work in a diverse global environment.

Diablo Valley College
DVC is committed to increasing student success. The college has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s most successful community colleges by offering incomparable transfer opportunities and exceptional career-technical programs. In both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon, a diverse student body engages with high-quality instruction and support services designed for excellence and equity in student learning. DVC’s career-technical programs keep pace with emerging technologies and skill requirements, while unparalleled transfer programs prepare students to be successful in four-year colleges and universities. DVC continuously ranks among the top transfer pathways to UC Berkeley.

Los Medanos College
Los Medanos College, opened in 1974, is the newest campus of the Contra Costa Community College District. The college prepares students to excel and succeed economically, socially and intellectually in an innovative, engaging and supportive learning environment. LMC provides quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly-growing and changing East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves. Los Medanos College is known for its transferable general education program and career technical programs strongly connected with local business and industry. The college serves approximately 10,000 students.

Employee Benefits:

Insurance: The District offers health, vision, dental and life insurance for monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors and their eligible dependents. Monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors covered by another health medical plan may waive District coverage and receive a monthly cash stipend.

Retirement: Most employees are members of the PERS (Public Employees Retirement System). Faculty employees and Academic Managers are members of the STRS (State Teachers Retirement System). Police Service employers are members of Safety Public Employees Retirement System.

Deferred Compensation: The District offers two optional deferred compensation plans. Eligible employees have a choice of the 457, 403b plans and a selection of savings and investment options.

Leave Allowance: The District offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors a generous vacation and sick leave benefits as well as 20 paid holidays annually (which can vary based on length of winter break).

Additional Benefits: The District also offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors educational reimbursements, employee assistance programs, a travel assistance plan, longevity compensation, retiree benefits, employee discounts on health memberships and a comprehensive wellness program.

Newly hired employees may notify the respective union (Local 1 or United Faculty) if they opt to join and/or authorize payment to the union. If the newly hired employee authorizes payment to the union then the following fees apply: Local 1 has a one-time initiation fee of $45.00 and monthly contribution of 1% of gross pay +$1. United Faculty has an agency fee of .55% of gross pay plus $2.50.

For further information regarding benefits eligibility and details please refer to the following documents available on the 4CD website:
Classified Employees Local 1 Contract (Article 20-Benefits):

Managers/Supervisors/Confidential Personnel Manual (Section 8-Insurance Benefits):



All job offers of employment are conditional upon the applicant’s satisfactory results of the Post Offer Pre-Placement Evaluation Program. This involves a physical strength test to demonstrate a minimum level of strength to perform the essential duties of the job. There is no charge for this service. Please do not make an appointment for testing until you have received notification from the Human Resources Department after a job offer is extended. The positions we currently evaluate are: Building Maintenance Worker, Custodian I and II, Lead Custodian, Cook, Food Services Assistant, Food Services Supervisor, Food Services Supply Clerk, Food Services Coordinator, Grounds Worker/ Gardener I and II, Senior/ Lead Grounds Worker/Gardener, Lead Maintenance Mechanic, Senior Equipment Maintenance Worker. If you are not hired in a listed classification, you may disregard this notification.

ADA Accommodations

In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to (925) 229-1000 ext. 1298 or slever@4cd.edu. For administrative purposes, requests must be made at the time of application.


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