The Position: San Diego City College seeks an innovative, experienced and passionate leader for the position of Vice President of Instruction. Under the direction of the college president, the Vice President of Instruction serves as a member of the San Diego City College executive team, responsible for assessing, managing, and implementing educational programs and services. The Vice President of Instruction provides the overall vision and direction for all educational programs and instructional delivery systems as well as learning resources through leadership in the areas of strategic planning, curriculum, assessment, accreditation, program development, budget management, and faculty assessment and development. The Vice President of Instruction works collaboratively with all divisions of the college and district staff, and communicates effectively with faculty and staff, district managers, external public agency representatives, and the general public to promote student achievement.
Major Responsibilities: Plan, organize, administer and evaluate the instructional and instructional support programs of the various schools on a major campus. Work collaboratively to develop annual instructional budget recommendations according to established procedures; allocate, monitor and control assigned program budgets. Provide instructional leadership for shared governance groups in establishing objectives and plans for the development of new instructional programs/services; in accordance with defined approval guidelines and budgets. Interpret, analyze, and provide leadership in the implementation of education law, including California Education Code, Title 5 regulations, and related legislation, to determine and plan for impacts to the college and to promote student success. Provide leadership in assessing curriculum and program development activities in order to promote and facilitate relevant and effective educational courses and programs in instructional areas, and serve as a member on relevant curriculum-related committees. Serve on committees and task forces; maintain liaison with other site and District administration to assure coordination of activities; promote sharing of ideas and communication, and innovation of successful operating practices with others in similar positions inside and outside the District. Provide administrative oversight of staff assignments and schedules; assign work locations in accordance with established District policy. Oversee the hiring, training and evaluation of faculty and staff. Prepare reports and oversee the dissemination and maintenance of required reports, records and files. Represent the college and the District and participate at the local, State and national levels to promote and publicize instructional programs. Coordinate and direct special projects and perform other duties as assigned. Initiate studies and analyze data as necessary to determine the need for new or modified course offerings, programs or services. Direct, evaluate and advocate for instructional facilities and equipment and recommend improvements. Supervise and facilitate the resolution of student, instructor, staff conflicts, complaints and grievances. Ensure the timely and accurate preparation of college class schedules and catalogues. Lead the enrollment management of the college by collaborating with faculty, Deans, administrative and student services to promote student success.
Qualifications: Degrees must be from accredited institutionsBoth of the following: (a) Masters degree; AND (b) One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrators administrative assignment
Desired Qualifications: The following qualifications are desired or preferred but not required: Extensive curriculum development and enrollment management experience. Working knowledge of State and federal regulations governing higher education. Demonstrated administrative experience working in a community college. Higher education classroom teaching experience. Leadership experience in program review, master planning, and accreditation. A doctorate or advanced degree. The Vice President, Instructional Services is expected to meet the following minimum qualifications upon completing the first six (6) months of employment in a Vice President, Instructional Services assignment. Knowledge:Instructional principles and techniques.Goals and objectives of assigned programs.Governance systems for California community college districts.Supervision, management and public administration principles.Local, state and federal laws governing programs and services of community college districts.Trends in educational program offerings.Delivery systems for instructional programs and services.Goals of the Districts educational master plan.Districts collective bargaining process.Technical aspects of the instructional program.District organization, policies and procedures.Public relations and marketing techniques. Skills and Abilities:Develop and implement schedules for programs and services.Evaluate instructional needs of District clientele.Interpret and apply local, state and federal regulations, and District policies and procedures which relate to instructional services.Display strong leadership skills.Maintain excellent interpersonal relations with college, program, and District staff, students and community groups.Select, assign, train, supervise and evaluate staff.Develop and direct delivery systems and implementation procedures for instructional programs and services.Develop budget recommendations and administer and control adopted budget.Demonstrate analytical and assessment abilities.Influence and persuade people to follow a prescribed course of action.Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.Training and Experience:Any combination of training and experience equivalent to: Masters degree from an accredited institution in an area related to education or instructional services and five years of increasingly responsible experience in managing an instructional program in an institution of higher education. The following are also required for this academic/educational administrator assignment: 1) Masters degree (doctorate preferred) from a regionally accredited institution, AND 2) One (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrators assignment, AND 3) Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff. OR 1) Possession of a lifetime California Community College Chief Administrative Officer Credential, AND 2) Two (2) years of recent management experience in an institution of higher education, AND 3) Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socio economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
Licenses: Valid California Driver LicenseCalifornia Community College Supervisory Credential [if possess]
Pay Information: Range 20 ($10,334.09 $16,818.91) per month based on the current Management Salary Schedule.
Initial salary placement is commensurate with related experience and promotional rules. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid: medical, dental, and vision plans; sick and vacation leave; and opportunities for professional development. Initial Salary Placement, Promoted or transferred employees will be placed as specified in the Management Employees Handbook. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. A temporary probationary period will be applied to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.
All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
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The San Diego Community College District serves 130,000 students annually through three two-year colleges and six Continuing Education campuses. The three colleges, San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges, offer associate degrees and certificates in occupational programs that prepare students for entry-level jobs, and arts and sciences programs that transfer to four-year colleges and universit...ies. Continuing Education offers adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. The District also provides education to over 145,000 service personnel at military bases in 24 states.
The Continuing Education campuses offer adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills, and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. A number of special programs are unique to the city, including KSDS-FM all-jazz radio, the Center for Competitive and Applied Technologies, and the Workplace Learning Resource Center.
The San Diego Community College District is governed by its five-member, locally elected Board of Trustees and three student members serving on a rotating basis. Shared governance activities involve faculty, students, and staff in the development of solutions to key policy and budget issues. The five trustees are elected in even-numbered years to four-year terms by the voters of San Diego. The Chancellor, the District's chief executive officer, is responsible for carrying out the policies approved by the Board of Trustees.
The District is in the midst of $1.555 billion in new construction and renovations at the three colleges and Continuing Education campuses throughout the city.
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