Purpose and Responsibilities of Position: Provide leadership to achieve institutional goals established by the Board of Trustees for Clark College and Community College District 14. Effectively manage the core functions of the office of the president prioritizing equitable student outcomes and institutional success in all actions of the college.
Areas of Emphasis: The Board of Trustees and the community our college serves expect that the president of Clark College will:
Provide inspirational leadership by:
Setting high standards, guiding, leading, and managing the college's Executive Cabinet to operate as a high-performing team; building an environment of clear priorities, trust and empowerment, and accountability.
Being a role model for the broader college community by fostering and maintaining authentic and productive relationships and being an advocate for faculty, staff, and students.
Utilizing the 2019-20 climate survey as the baseline for improvement in mission aligned culture, communications, and staff/faculty professional development and morale.
Demonstrate a deep appreciation for changes taking place in our community. Leading with racial equity, build recognizable improvement in community trust, disparities in student achievement, and employee retention, as a path to equity for all groups.
Manage resources and agreements to a multi-year time horizon considering current and forecasted realities:
Recognized results in placing the highest value on the success of students and eliminating disparities in educational outcomes including:
Understanding and addressing the challenges pertinent to student success, curriculum development and relevance, inclusive practices, and outcomes assessment at the department and classroom level.
Attracting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff reflecting the students they serve.
Understanding college systems, processes, culture, and environment necessary for the success of Guided Pathways.
Leading from an equity-minded framework and holding teams accountable for the same. Practicing personal leadership in equity, diversity, and inclusion in service of an open environment to people from all backgrounds and experience levels.
Executive leadership qualities including:
Inspiring others through effective communication and empowering actions aligned with the mission, vision, values, and supporting culture of the college. Ability to mobilize others, inside and outside of the college.
Building and fostering an environment of innovation and excellence, trust and respect, empathy and engagement.
A personal orientation toward teamwork, collaboration, and transparency.
Holding teams accountable to accomplish outcomes and, when needed, using effective conflict resolution skills.
Being a visionary and innovative change agent with the collaborative skills to bring others along. Possessing the flexibility/persistence to effectively navigate change and lead strategic initiatives.
Ability to utilize data and analytics, best practices, and a multi-year time horizon in the planning and operations of the college.
Effectiveness leading through all phases of the economic cycle.
Effectiveness working with others in a collective bargaining environment including working knowledge of unions and applicable collective bargaining acts.
Ability to cultivate necessary external relationships and to play an effective partnership role in support of foundation development activities.
Ability to foster effective community partnerships and legislative relationships.
Five years of successful senior level administrative experience required, preferably at the community college level.
Teaching experience and/or student services experience in higher education preferred.
An earned master's degree from an accredited university required, doctorate preferred.
Internal Number: 2601946
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