- A student-centered president who is sensitive to students' needs and focuses on the holistic development of the student.
- A president who is passionate about serving students, who has authentic concern about students, and who wants to create a welcoming and safe environment that supports teaching and learning.
- A leader who is committed to identifying equity gaps in student outcomes on the basis of factors such as race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity and then mobilizing the college to improve results.
- A president who acknowledges the vast inequalities systematically perpetuated within the United States of America, and is steadfast in their commitment to ensure success for all students, regardless of their background.
- A president who appreciates, embraces and works with the rich diversity of LAPC students and makes the campus welcoming to all students, faculty and staff.
Financial and Operational Ability
- A president who serves as a fiscally accountable leader and also holds everyone fiscally accountable.
- A leader who exercises responsible stewardship of college resources.
- A leader who fully understands statewide and district systems for funding that is based on Student Centered Funding Formula so the college can maximize new opportunities for funding.
- A leader with understanding and experience in the use of technology to increase enrollment, student success, instruction and student support systems.
- A leader who promotes the development of revenue through grants and other enterprise operations.
- A leader committed to campus safety and emergency preparedness.
Builds Strong Teams
- A president who unifies people and directs that energy toward service to students.
- A leader who embraces collegial consultation and understands and practices participatory governance.
- A president who can create an atmosphere of trust and respect across all categories of employees and builds and fosters community within the college.
- A leader who supports a partnership between instruction, student services and administrative services.
Takes Strategic Risks
- A leader who is willing to take significant data-informed risks, inspires change and acts ethically in alignment with the college's mission and values.
- A president who is willing to have and can facilitate courageous conversations with the college community and community at large.
- A president who has strong communication skills, values transparency, nurtures different viewpoints and engages the college and external communities.
- A leader who is proactive with proven advocacy skills and solid understanding of recent local, state, and national legislation that impacts community colleges.
- A president who articulates the vision of the college and who inspires collective action to take Los Angeles Pierce College to the next level.
Develops Effective External Partnerships
- A leader who can build functional, mutually beneficial partnerships with K–12 school districts to expand dual enrollment and adult education.
- A leader who develops partnerships with four-year universities to promote transfer and collaborative grants.
- A leader who understands the needs of the local industries, and fosters partnerships between those industries and the college's Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.
- A president who seeks to understand the community's needs and uses that information to promote the development of credit, non-credit and Career Development and College Preparation (CDCP) non-credit programs.
- A president who understands public relations, college branding and marketing and actively participates in the community.
- A leader who uses the college's influence and resources to pave the way for ongoing student access and success by forging partnerships with outside entities.
- A president who provides leadership and support for the Foundation for Pierce College.
- Master's degree or advanced degree of at least equivalent standard from an accredited college or university. The required degree must be completed at the time of filing an application.
- One year of successful full-time experience in a senior leadership position in education, business, industry or government, preferably as a college or university administrator.
- A sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of district faculty, staff, and students.
- Earned doctorate from an accredited institution.
- Teaching, student services or administrative services experience preferably at the postsecondary level.
- Five years of experience in administrative positions with increasing levels of responsibility, preferably at the postsecondary level.
Health: After selection and prior to employment, a medical certificate indicating fitness to engage in administrative work is required for new employees, at the applicant's expense.
COVID 19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT
Pursuant to LACCD Board of Trustee's Policy 2900, all students and employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption. LACCD employees are required to provide their vaccination status in compliance with the LACCD Board of Trustees' policy. Newly hired employees will be required to provide their vaccination status prior to starting a position or, at the latest, by their position start date.
COMPENSATION and BENEFITS
The current salary range is $217,323 – $269,225 annually. Employee benefits include 15.5 paid holidays and 24 days paid vacation annually, comprehensive medical/hospital, dental, and vision care plans, and a $50,000 group life insurance policy.
A District Search Committee will review the eligible applications and select candidates for interview, and, after interviewing the invited candidates, will typically recommend to the Chancellor at least five unranked candidates as finalists. The Chancellor's Office will conduct background and reference checks and interviews, and will forward the selected candidates to the Board of Trustees, along with his recommendation, if any, of the candidate(s) best suited for the position. The Board of Trustees may conduct further background checks or interviews, as appropriate.
FILING AN APPLICATION
To be considered for this position, applicants are required to complete the application using web-based software to create an applicant profile account, allowing documents to be saved and uploaded as attachments.
The application address is: https://laccd.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=6&id=1276
All applicants must submit the following:
- A completed LACCD application.
- A letter of application of no more than three pages is requested. The letter of application must describe skills and experiences to demonstrate how the applicant's knowledge and expertise relate to the position as described in this job announcement.
- A current résumé of professional experience, educational background, and other pertinent information.
- A list of eight references with business, home and mobile telephone numbers, including two supervisors, two subordinates (including one support staff member), two faculty, and two community members.
- Copies of transcript(s) (official transcripts will be required if selected for an interview). Documentation from an approved foreign transcript evaluator is required for degrees received from other countries. For a list of approved foreign transcript evaluation agencies, please go to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications after 06/01/22; however, applications may be accepted until the position is filled. To be considered in the first reading, applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on 06/01/22. If selected for the position, additional information, including official transcripts, will be required.
Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications. LACCD reserves the right to modify and/or withdraw this position at any time.
The Los Angeles Community College District website is www.laccd.edu; the website for Los Angeles Pierce College is https://www.piercecollege.edu.
For additional information regarding the application process, contact Sharmita Saha, LACCD Human Resources via e-mail at email@example.com
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Applicants and nominees who believe they are covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and require accommodation during any part of the interview or selection process must submit a written request with documentation at least five business days prior to the date of need of the accommodation via e-mail to: LACCD Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org
EEO Non-Discrimination Notice
It is the Los Angeles Community 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 actual or perceived ethnic group identification, race, color, naturalization, ancestry, religion, creed, sex (including gender-based sexual harassment), gender identity and expression, pregnancy, marital status, cancer-related medical condition of any employee, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.
The Board of Trustees commits the District to vigorous EEO in all aspects of its academic and classified employment programs, including recruitment, selection, assignment, retention, promotion, and transfer. The District strives to achieve a workforce that reflects the diversity of the state's population and is welcoming to all persons from all groups protected from discrimination to ensure the District provides an inclusive educational environment. Such an environment fosters cooperation, acceptance, democracy and free expression of ideas.
Reference: LACCD Board Rules, Chapter XIII, 101301 (2018)
Los Angeles Community College District
Board of Trustees
Gabriel Buelna, Ph.D., President
David Vela, 1st Vice President
Nichelle Henderson, 2nd Vice President
Ernest H. Moreno
Steven F. Veres
Coraima Martinez, Student Trustee
Francisco C. Rodriguez, Ph.D., Chancellor
Melinda A. Nish, Ed.D., Deputy Chancellor
Ryan M. Cornner, Ed.D.,
Vice Chancellor of Educational Programs and Institutional Effectiveness
Mercedes C. Gutierrez, Ed.D., Interim Vice Chancellor of Human Resources
Carmen V. Lidz, MS, Vice Chancellor/Chief Information Officer
Jeanette L. Gordon, Vice Chancellor/Chief Financial Officer
Vacant, General Counsel
Rueben C. Smith, D.C.Sc., Vice Chancellor/Chief Facilities Executive
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