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Ventura County Community College District
  • Position Number: 1342075
  • Location: Camarillo, CA
  • Position Type: Presidents and Chancellors

President - Ventura College

Ventura County Community College District

Job Type: Academic Management

Job Number: 2018-01076

Location: Ventura College (Ventura CA), CA

Department: VC - President

Closing: Continuous

This recruitment is being conducted to fill the Ventura College President position. For more information about this exciting opportunity, please visit our website at

Under the direction of the Chancellor, the President serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the college, oversees the academic and student services functions for the college, ensures sound fiscal and facilities management, and implements statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures in consideration of the mission of the district and college.
Representative Duties
Plan and develop the overall academic direction for the college in conjunction with the Chancellor; plan and recommend the instructional and student services programs, college budget, and the organizational structure of the college; collaborate with district and college staff with regard to the strategic planning of short and long range goals and objectives, management of facilities, policy development, and resource allocation. E

Administer the overall development, evaluation, and improvement of the college curriculum and student services programs, services, and activities based on effective research and analysis; oversee the collaboration of instructional and student services managers to provide and enhance a student-centered model of education. E

Plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the activities of the college pursuant to the mission of the district and college and the goals and objectives as set forth by the Board of Trustees; report on college achievement of district and college goals. E

Provide leadership for sound fiscal planning in the development and management of the institution's budget and externally-funded initiatives; plan resource allocations for facilities, equipment, and technologies that support the mission and goals of the college and district. E

Conduct administrative staff meetings and councils; provide guidance to and receive advice from faculty organizations on matters relating to the instructional and student services programs and staff. E

Establish and facilitate communication between the college, students, communities, businesses, and district; provide leadership for the development of outreach activities and partnerships that strengthen college viability; represent the college at meetings of the Board of Trustees, district cabinet, district planning activities in the community, and as appropriate at regional, state, and national conferences; ensure the visibility of the college within the community by promoting its accomplishments and developing appropriate marketing strategies. E

Recommend the selection, retention, promotion, and termination of college personnel; provide staffing recommendations in compliance with equal employment opportunity principles and guidelines; lead and coordinate innovative efforts for staff development and the improvement of instructional and student services programs. E

Coordinate projects and activities related to program and college accreditation, articulation, and matriculation. E

Provide for the safety of students, staff, and the general public at the college; support the implementation of safety training programs and services for students and staff; oversee college facilities to ensure they are functional, energy-efficient, and safe. E

Work cooperatively with the Academic and Classified Senates and Associated Students through a participatory governance process. E

Make recommendations and decisions regarding curricula and courses in consideration of input from the Academic Senate and college management; involve staff in the development and continuous appraisal of the general philosophy and specific objectives of the college; coordinate a system of evaluation that appraises the effectiveness of programs and personnel. E

Encourage development of a campus climate that will motivate students and staff. E

Perform related duties as assigned.

E = Essential functions
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Possession of a master's degree; and
  2. One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment.
All coursework must be from a recognized accredited college or university.

Supplemental Information

$193,104 - $226,576

Fringe benefits include family medical, dental, life, and vision insurance plans. The work year is 12 calendar months, including 20 vacation days per year, two floating holidays, and an additional three days off during the winter break.

For confidential inquiries, please contact:

Dean C. Colli, Ed.D.
Vice-president, PPL Inc.

Jeanie Nishime, Ed.D.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure initial consideration you must apply by Sunday, February 3, 2019.

All application materials must be submitted electronically through the District's online application system located at

All applicants, including previous and current VCCCD employees, must submit the following materials in order for their application to be considered. Failure to submit these materials will result in disqualification.

The following must be submitted for your application to be considered:
A.) A completed District Application for Management Employment.

B.) A letter of application, no more than five pages, that includes the date, applicant's name, and the position for which the applicant wishes to be considered. In the letter, the applicant must demonstrate how s/he meets the Minimum Qualifications and Ideal Characteristics. The letter should describe the applicant's understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, ethnic and disability backgrounds of community college students. The letter should also give the Committee a clear understanding of how s/he will contribute, as a fully participating member of the Ventura County Community College District, to addressing Ventura College's strengths and opportunities.

C.) A current resume summarizing educational and administrative background and experience.

D.) Attach to your letter of application a list of eight references, including names, titles, email addresses, and telephone numbers from the following constituent groups: two supervisors, two direct reports (including one support staff member), two community members, and two faculty members. The applicant should identify the constituent group of which each reference is a member. These references will not be contacted without the candidate's permission.

E.) Official or unofficial copies of college/university transcripts demonstrating attainment of minimum qualifications. Transcripts must show the degree title and the date the degree was conferred or the degree will not be considered for the purpose of determining if you meet minimum qualifications. Diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. An official copy of your transcripts will be required upon being hired.

NOTE: If you have completed coursework at a foreign institution that is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, you must include a full evaluation of the foreign transcript with your application materials if you wish for us to consider the coursework. To search for institutions that are recognized as accredited by CHEA or the U.S. Department of Education, visit or For a list of VCCCD-recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, visit


The screening committee will review and screen all applications. The committee will invite the most qualified applicants to an initial interview. Following this, the Chancellor will interview the candidates recommended by the screening committee for final consideration. Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation during the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College's Human Resources Department, in writing of this need no later than the date required for initial consideration. The request should include a description of the type and extent of the accommodation requested. Please send requests to Michael Arnoldus, Director of Employment Services/Personnel Commission, at

The Ventura County Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the 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 ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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