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West Valley-Mission Community College District
  • Position Number: 1700445
  • Location: Saratoga, CA
  • Position Type: Academic Vice Presidents and Provosts

Provost/Vice President, Instruction

West Valley-Mission Community College District

Closing Date: 1/2/2020

West Valley College, a Bay Area leader in transfer, degree, and career programs, is searching for a visionary leader to serve as Provost/Vice President, Instruction. With this administrative position, the college endeavors to build on the strengths of our committed faculty, outstanding campus facilities, and strong academic reputation, to provide leadership and oversee activities and operations of the office of instruction.

Pursuant to our Educational and Facilities Master Plan, the college is committed to serving our diverse student body at all points along their academic journey, with a comprehensive curriculum designed to engage and inspire.

The Provost/Vice President, Instruction will build collaborative external and internal relationships to foster innovative programs, internship opportunities, and cutting-edge curriculum to help our students thrive in the demanding Silicon Valley job market, or to transfer to the bachelor's program of their dreams.

The college benefits from a strong alumnus and giving community, that has collaborated at record levels, in order to foster a well-rounded educational experience for our students and provide greater resources for our faculty.

Reporting directly to the President of West Valley College, the Provost/Vice President, Instruction will be a member of the President's Cabinet and will be provided with the institutional support and resources necessary to achieve academic excellence.

Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.

100% of full time, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year, with anticipated start date of February 2020. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This position is an academic administrator and part of the Administrative employee unit.

Work Location: West Valley College, Saratoga, CA

Salary and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range:

  • $164,170$174,844 annually (Administrative Salary Schedule, Range 30, Steps A-C).

Benefits include:

  • Additional compensation: $1,500 for doctorate added to base salary annually, to be prorated on a monthly basis.
  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse and/or dependents.
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
  • Employer-provided life insurance.
  • 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
  • 22 days vacation leave accrued annually (25 days after 5 years).
  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually.
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
  • Professional development and renewal leave.
  • $500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
  • CalSTRS retirement.

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
1. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
2. Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in instruction and curriculum development; including two years of academic administrative and management responsibility.
3. Equivalent to a Masters degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in education or a related field.
4. Demonstrated skill, commitment to, and a track record of success in external engagement and fundraising; including the procurement of major gifts.
5. Managerial experience with direct responsibility for faculty, classified staff, and administrative employees.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop, plan and implement college institutional goals and objectives; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
  • Serve as the chief instruction officer of the college in relation to external entities including the California Community College Chancellors Office and Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.
  • Provide direction for outside agencies and organizations; oversee all instruction ensuring it meets the educational needs of students; provide staff assistance to the President and Chancellor; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
  • Direct, oversee, and participate in the development of the colleges instructional work plan; assign work activities, projects, and programs; monitor workflow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
  • Supervise and participate in the development and administration of the colleges instructional program budget; direct the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; development and oversight of grants.
  • Select, train, motivate, supervise and evaluate faculty, academic administrators, personnel and staff including of division chairs and classified staff; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the college.
  • Lead and direct the development, implementation, interpretation, and evaluation of the college curriculum and curricular activities; direct and manage colleges enrollment management.
    Assure college compliance with accreditation standards, Title 5, and federal regulations related to instructional programs, services, and activities; serve as the colleges Accreditation Liaison Officer.
  • Direct and monitor the preparation of the colleges schedule of classes based on student learning needs and program patterns; review the schedule development and ensure efficient use of classrooms, laboratories and other instructional facilities; ensure that an appropriate balance of curriculum is offered to meet the needs of a diverse student population.
  • Serve as a member of the presidents leadership team and other leadership teams and committees; establish and achieve college goals in accordance with the colleges educational and facilities master plan; ensure that development of short and long-term plans for all instructional programs and services occur in concert with the colleges overall direction and priority.
  • Represent the college to outside groups and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
  • Participate in Colleges overall facility planning.
  • Provide direction for research and prepare technical and administrative reports and studies; prepare written correspondence as necessary.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other district employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust, and respect.
  • Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link:

Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 7412174 to arrange for assistance.

West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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