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Job ID: 109204

Vice President, Instruction
Mt. San Antonio College

Date Posted Jul. 17, 2018
Title Vice President, Instruction
University Mt. San Antonio College
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Walnut, CA
    United States
  • Vice-(President/Provost/Chancellor)
  • Administration - Undergraduate Education

Vice President, Instruction

Mt. San Antonio College

Job Category: Management

Employee Group:

Time (Percent Time): 100%

Term (months/year): 12 months/year

Current Work Schedule (days, hours): Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Salary Range: EO-1

Salary: Steps 1 - 6, $204,540 - $233,640 annually

Shift Differential:

Health & Welfare: The College provides fully paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits for the Vice President, spouse, and dependents. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees.

The District participates in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and MetLife Social Security Alternative Plan.

Note Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change.

Department: Instruction Office

Open Date: 07/16/2018

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Basic Function/Overview:

For nearly 70 years, Mt. San Antonio College has established a national reputation for educational excellence and distinction. Mt. SAC is among the largest of California's 112 community colleges, serving nearly 60,000 students annually on a beautiful 420-acre campus in Walnut, California, just 25 miles east of Los Angeles. The college ranks among the nation's top degree-awarding institutions and serves as the gateway to top universities for its many transfer students. Mt. SAC is the home of California's largest Honors Program, and students consistently earn state, national, and international recognition in a wide range of disciplines, including the arts, health sciences, forensics, aviation, and athletics (national football and soccer title champions). Also Mt. SAC annually hosts the world's largest cross country invitational and the world-renowned Mt. SAC Relays.
In 2017, the Accrediting Commission reaffirmed Mt. SAC's accreditation for the maximum allowable duration of seven years for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
The College's 2,100 employees work in a culture of excellence, where they are valued and recognized for innovation and effectiveness. Employee satisfaction is high, and campus climate is positive and collaborative. Employees are encouraged to engage in opportunities and initiatives that support the College's mission. Mt. SAC's senior administrative team is strong and committed to empowering employees with developmental opportunities and providing the facilities and resources they need to enhance the learning experiences of students.
For a more detailed overview of Mt. SAC, please go to

The Vice President of Instruction serves as the College's Chief Instructional Officer. The successful candidate for this position will lead the planning, development, and implementation of instructional programs focused on student learning. The Vice President of Instruction is responsible for developing and implementing instructional plans, goals, and priorities, which respond to the educational needs and expectations of students. The Vice President of Instruction participates in college-wide governance through the College's shared governance structure and as a member of the executive cabinet with other senior administrators

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:

1. Trains, coaches, supervises, and evaluates academic managers on the Instruction team and works closely with the team on planning, budgeting, and implementation of changing regulations.
2. Advises the President & CEO and consults with other Vice Presidents on articulation and other curricular issues, enrollment management, personnel issues, technology, etc.
3. Provides leadership for college-wide planning for institutional effectiveness through the maintenance of institutional program review processes.
4. Provides leadership for educational master planning in collaboration with the Academic Senate.
5. Interprets and recommends all academic policies and administrative regulations and procedures.
6. Provides oversight for budget development and monitoring for all academic divisions and academic support services within the Instruction Team.
7. Coordinates with Academic Senate in the development, revision, and implementation of academic policies and procedures related to all aspects of academic work on the campus.
8. Maintains and updates, with assistance from the Chief Technology Officer, an information system to assist in the planning, management, and evaluation of credit and noncredit programs and services.
9. Oversees and monitors implementation and maintenance of outcomes assessment protocols at course, program, and institutional levels as well as for academic support services offered by Instruction team offices.
10. Provides leadership for activities and processes related to Professional and Organizational Development for all college employees.
11. Oversees the Colleges research activities through the Office of Research and Institutional Effectiveness in collaboration with the Director of Research and Institutional Effectiveness.
12. Oversees the development of college publications such as the college catalog, class schedule, and related academic publications.
13. Serves as the Colleges Accreditation Liaison Officer to work collaboratively with the executive management team, faculty, and campus leaders to ensure ongoing and timely compliance with accreditation standards.
14. Coordinates credit and noncredit programs with learning support services, including learning resources, learning assistance, and tutoring.
15. Oversees the development and implementation of grants in collaboration with the Director of Grants.
16. Develops and oversees the Colleges enrollment management plan and assumes responsibility for managing scheduled classes to meet the Colleges enrollment targets.

Other Duties:

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:

1. Higher education policies and procedures.
2. Regulations and processes for development and review of curriculum.
3. Credit and noncredit attendance accounting processes and systems.
4. Processes and procedures for faculty recruitment, evaluation, and professional development and implementation of negotiated agreements.
5. Relationship of other educational systems (e.g., K-12 and universities, to the community college).
6. Personal, social, and academic challenges confronting community college students.
7. Accreditation standards and institutional reporting processes related to accreditation.
8. Enrollment management principles.
9. State legislative processes and codes
10. Budgets and revenue control.
11. Legal issues related to student and faculty behavior, rights, and discipline
12. Human resources management, supervision, training, and employee development.
13. Effective leadership and strategic planning principles.

Skills and Abilities:

1. Enhance student access to academic programs through appropriate schedule management and regular review of program effectiveness.
2. Serve as a team leader who is collaborative, student-centered, committed to offering outstanding learning-centered programs, and sensitive to the effects of all decisions on student and the campus community.
3. Coordinate planning efforts for all components of a complex and dynamic team.
4. Provide leadership in the identification and measurement of student outcomes to improve learning opportunities for students.
5. Plan and implement new academic programs and learning support services to maximize student success.
6. Advocate for shared governance and promote collegiality, staff cohesiveness, and the core values of the institution.
7. Resolve problems by collaborative use of analysis, available data, and negotiation.

Minimum Qualifications/Education & Experience:

Equivalent to a Masters degree from a regionally accredited college or university and five (5) full-time equivalent years of increasingly responsible experience as an educational administrator in higher education.


Preferred Qualifications:

An earned doctorate or other equivalent terminal degree and college-level teaching experience and experience with institutional planning.

License(s) & Other Requirements:

Incumbents may periodically be required to operate a vehicle that necessitates possession of a valid California drivers license. Such employees must have the ability to secure and maintain a valid California drivers license.

Working Environment:

Incumbents work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with staff, students, and/or the public in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Physical Demands:

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various District and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 20 pounds.


Instructions re: Confidential Letter of Recommendation:

Conditions of Employment:

Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live-scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources.

Notice to all prospective employees The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here:

The person holding this position is considered a Responsible Employee under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the Colleges Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to him or her about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

Examination Requirements:

Typing Certificate Requirements:

Application Procedure:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on October 26, 2018 (Initial Screening Date) are assured consideration.
Applicants must submit all of the following materials online at to be considered for this position:
1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.
2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.
3. A detailed rsum that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
4. Three (3) letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation).
5. College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.

Special Notes:

Please note: A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Office of Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail:
DO NOT include photographs or any personal information (e.g. D.O.B, place of birth, etc.) on your application or supporting documents.
TRAVEL POLICY: Costs associated with travel in excess of 150 miles one way from residence for the purpose of an interview will be reimbursed up to a $500 maximum (per position recruitment). Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate. Travel reimbursement claims must be submitted no later than 30 days following the interview date.

Foreign Transcripts:

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.


Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail:

Selection Procedure:

A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The committee will recommend finalists to the President/CEO and/or his designee for a second interview. The number of vacancies is dependent on student enrollment, College resources, needs, and Board of Trustees approval. The start date will follow Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at to complete and submit your application for this position.

Letters of Recommendation

The required letters of recommendation are not required to be confidential but if your reference prefers to send a confidential letter, please follow these instructions and notify your reference directly. To obtain a confidential letter of recommendation, you must enter the references name and email address in the fields provided under the Confidential References section of the application.

NOTICE: In order for your reference to receive an email with a link to attach a confidential reference letter, you must complete your application and reach the status of Under Review by HR. It is recommended that you complete your application and reach this status well in advance of the deadline to provide your reference ample time to attach the letter.

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to assure that all required and any optional documents are attached by no later than 11:59 PM PST of the initial screening date shown on the job posting.

EEO Policy:

The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

Conflict of Interest:

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