Vice President, Learning and Student Success (Madera Community College Center)
State Center Community College District
Closing Date: 2/6/2020 at 11:55 PM
Campus Location: Madera Community College Center
Start Date: 12/21/2019
Essential Functions: ABOUT THE POSITION
The State Center Community College District (SCCCD) values the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. We prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to the professional educational community. We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at SCCCD, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.
The Vice President will guide the college in its commitment to achieving educational equity for all students at the Madera Community College Center. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. SCCCD seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.
The ideal candidate will share the Madera Community College Center's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. As of 2018-2019, we currently enroll over 7,000 students in which 68% identify as Latinx, 8% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 3% as Black/African American, 18% as White, 1% as American Indian/Alaska Native, and 3% as multiracial. The Madera Community College Center is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a campus dedicated to the use of curriculum responsive to the students it serves.
Duties and Responsibilities Under the administrative direction of the Madera Community College Center Campus President, and in accordance with the provision of the Education Code, the rules and regulations of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, and the policies of the District, the Vice President, Learning and Student Success for the Madera and Oakhurst Community College Centers is responsible for all duties implied in that role, including but not limited to the following:
Oversee Guided Pathways and Equity Committees to advance the State Chancellor's Vision for Success and mission fulfilment;
Develop, manage, plan, budget, administer, and evaluate all instructional and student services programs and services;
Serve as the college's accreditation liaison and ensure compliance with accreditation standards as well as federal, state, local, and district regulations;
Work collaboratively with instructional deans and faculty to identify emerging opportunities relative to new programs, innovative teaching strategies, technology-driven curriculum, distance learning, and continuous improvement of existing programs and services to increase student opportunities;
Collaborate with institutions of higher education and K-12 to enhance services for students;
Lead efforts in working with external and industry partners to ensure students have additional services and opportunities for success as needed;
Initiate research about community educational needs and use findings in projecting needs, scheduling classes, and development and revisions of curriculum to improve institutional effectiveness and to determine if student services programs are meeting the needs of the community;
Oversee, compile, and evaluate industry data and appropriate labor market sources that assist in determining new Career Technical Education programs to develop in response to identified needs of business and industry;
Oversee the development of the centers' class schedule using a student-centered model;
Generally responsible for the center's co-curricular program, including intercollegiate athletics;
Provide leadership using creative problem solving in enrollment management, educational master planning, program review, student learning outcomes and assessments, and overall instructional effectiveness to improve student learning;
Provide instructional and student services leadership using team building techniques to collaborate with the campus president, faculty, administrators, and staff;
Oversee the development of publications including the center catalog, faculty manual, and other related documents;
Provide leadership and professional development for the administrators, faculty and support staff assigned to instruction and student services;
Ensure that the evaluation of instructional faculty, administrators, and staff are conducted on a regular and systematic basis in accordance with collective bargaining agreements and board policies and regulations;
Provide leadership relative to recruitment and selection procedures and recommendations of new faculty, staff, and administrators;
Make recommendations to the president for the total instructional and student services budgets after consultation with deans/director;
Member of the president's executive council, president's advisory council, management council, the district's educational coordinating and planning committee, the district's vice presidents' group, and other committees as appropriate;
Maintain professional visibility on campus, in the community, and in state and national organizations;
Represent the center and provide leadership at meetings regarding student services, instruction and curriculum;
Assist the president as needed in the administration of the center and serves as administrator in charge in the absence of the president; and
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices; AND
A masters AND one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrators administrative assignment;
Possession of a valid California Community College Supervisory Credential.
At least three years of successful, progressively responsible management or administrative experience in instruction, or a related field, preferably in a community college or other post-secondary institution;
Commitment to student access, success and equity through changes in institutional strategies and policies that resulted in improved student achievement;
Consensus builder committed to faculty and staff diversity who uses and promotes an open, approachable management style that is inclusive, collaborative and enthusiastic and who values and supports staff development, motivates employees, and acknowledges their contributions;
Teaching or student services experience, preferably at the postsecondary level;
Experience planning, organizing and implementing instructional and student services programs;
Rural and agricultural experience including but not limited to higher education, community outreach, and fundraising; and
Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusions of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
Principles and practices of equity mindedness;
Accreditation policies and standards, effective implementation of plans, and routine assessment of progress;
Program planning processes including setting measurable objectives;
Principles, methods and practices applicable to the design and implementation of public relations, community outreach and marketing programs;
Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and California State Education Code and Administrative Code provisions related to area of assignment;
Principles and practices of public administration, including budgeting, purchasing and maintaining public records;
Principles, practices and methods of grant budget development and management and grant tracking and monitoring;
Principles and practices of sound business communication;
Research methods and analysis techniques;
Principles and practices of effective management and supervision;
Principles and practices of strategic planning;
Basic principles and practices of organizational improvement and culture change;
Safety policies and safe work practices applicable to the work being performed; and
The community college and its mission and goals.
Skill and Ability to:
Effectively engage and support historically minoritized groups by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive service-oriented practices;
Work effectively as an executive team member committed to collaborative integration of instruction, student services, and business services to enhance the learning and working environment for students, faculty, and staff;
Use an integrated planning process to ensure that the Campus develops and implements master plans, strategic plans, enrollment plans, and student equity plans that significantly improve student access and success;
Understand the Guided Pathways framework and how it relates to the campus mission and vision;
Provide guidance and leadership on Guided Pathways implementation and assessment;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work;
Contribute to the institutions vitality and growth;
Define issues, analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and develop sound, independent conclusions and recommendations in accordance with laws, regulations, rules and policies;
Analyze and make sound recommendations on complex issues;
Work collaboratively with other district administrators and the community and provide expert advice and counsel to develop solutions to complex issues;
Organize, set priorities and exercise expert, independent judgment within areas of responsibility;
Develop and maintain an inclusive work environment that fosters diversity, respect and engagement;
Develop and implement appropriate procedures and controls;
Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive correspondence, reports, studies and other written materials;
Effectively engage and support historically minoritized groups by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive service-oriented practices;
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
Understand, interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, codes and ordinances;
Represent the District effectively in dealings with the local business community, and a variety of government agencies and officials;
Make presentations and present proposals and recommendations clearly, logically and persuasively to diverse audiences;
Operate a computer and use standard business software;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work; and
Contribute to the institutions vitality and growth.
Conditions of Employment: 223 duty days and 22 vacation days for a total of 245 days.
Salary and Benefits: Starting salary is $127,927 $161,139 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,082 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance for employees. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS).
Selection Procedure: Applications will initially be screened by Human Resources to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents, a search advisory committee will screen the application packets and determine the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum qualifications and desirable qualifications. Those candidates will be invited to interview.
The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the recommended candidates. These candidates will be forwarded to the Campus President and/or Chancellor for final interviews.
A hiring recommendation will be made by the Campus President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.
State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond, as best as we can, to the needs of our applicants and the faculty and administrators we work with in the District.
For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1171 Fulton St, Fresno, CA 93721, (559) 243-7100. For more information on the Madera Community College Center, the Oakhurst Community College Center, or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to position number MCVP-VP (4600). Submission of application and related materials is the applicants responsibility and must be submitted through the Districts online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.
Additional Information: This is an academic management position, exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, with responsibility for formulation and implementation of district policies, regulations, budget decisions, and supervision of personnel including assignment of work, evaluation of performance, adjusting grievances, recommending hiring, transfer, suspension, layoff, recall, promotion, and termination.
State Center Community College District (SCCCD) provides students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at SCCCD, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.
THE MADERA COMMUNITY COLLEGE CENTER About the College Center Located in the heart of California, the Madera Community College Center (MCCC) is soon to become the fourth (4th) and newest college in State Center Community College District. The Madera Community College Center offers affordable, quality education for residents of Madera County and nearby communities. The center is focused on student success, with comprehensive, innovative programs in transfer/general education, occupational education, and developmental education that motivates and empowers students to be successful.
Madera Community College will be the first California community college established as a fully Guided Pathways college, helping students navigate their way to success at the community college level. Guided Pathways is a transformational framework that focuses on reviewing and revising college policies, procedures and practices with the goal of designing with the student in mind. Guided Pathways presents courses in the context of highly structured, educationally coherent program maps that align with students goals for careers and further education. The project is designed to significantly increase the number of students who earn a certificate or degree at a California Community College.
THE OAKHURST COMMUNITY COLLEGE CENTER About the College Center The Oakhurst Community College Center (OCCC) is a satellite campus of Reedley College and will remain a center of Madera Community College Center once it becomes a college. It is located just 20 minutes from the South entrance to Yosemite National Park and just minutes away from the Sierra National Forest. The campus provides opportunity and access to higher education for a geographically isolated population in Eastern Madera County. The campus currently serves Oakhurst, Mariposa County, Coarsegold, North Fork and the surrounding communities with over 75 courses in a variety of study areas. The center is slated to open a new permanent campus in Fall 2021.
Madera Community College Mission Empowering our students to succeed in an ever-changing world.
We proudly provide quality instruction and strong community partnerships that support students academic and workforce goals.
We offer innovative and life-changing opportunities in a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment.
We value our students personal and social growth through responsive and interactive college experiences.
We inspire hope and promote a passion for learning.
We transform students lives through high quality college programs and services resulting in degrees, certificates, transfer programs, and career skills.
Madera Community College Vision Madera Community College builds effective partnerships, strengthens communities, and transforms lives.'
MADERA COMMUNITY COLLEGE VALUES STUDENT SUCCESS THROUGH:
State Center Community College District is committed to lifelong learning and success for all students by providing accountable, accessible, innovative and quality educational programs and services that enable productive citizenship in a diverse, global society.