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Coastline College President
Coast Community College District

Date Posted Dec. 19, 2020
Title Coastline College President
University Coast Community College District
Fountain Valley, CA, United States
Department President
Application Deadline Feb. 1, 2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • President/Provost/Chancellor
  • Administration - Executive

Coastline Community College

Coastline College President
Job# CM-002-21
Salary: $204,483.00 – $254,515.00 Annually
Deadline: 2/1/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

Full job description and OFFICIAL application available ONLY at:…

Coastline College is an innovative leader in traditional and non-traditional delivery of education.

Coastline College opened in 1976 as the first campus-free college in the United States – scattering classes among storefront locations throughout Orange County, California. A few years later, Coastline introduced distance learning via television, earning multiple Emmys in the process. Over the years, the "college beyond walls" evolved to teach courses both online, as well as remote learning, and in face-to-face classrooms.

Creating Opportunities for Student Success
Coastline College seeks an exemplary, experienced, and visionary leader, who embraces the Coastline College mission of "providing innovative instruction and services designed to achieve equitable outcomes," by "meeting students where they are." This is a unique opportunity to lead a community of dedicated educators to continue our commitment of "creating opportunities for student success."

The President is responsible to the Chancellor and Board of Trustees for fostering a respectful, supportive, participatory, and equitable campus climate of student engagement and academic inquiry; empowering students to achieve their educational goals by providing high quality and innovative programs and services leading to academic degrees, college transfers, certificates in career and technical education, mastery of basic skills, and workforce development to enable lifelong learning.

Ideal candidates for this position share Coastline College’s history of devotion to educating and improving the lives of our diverse students, employees, and community populations.

Coastline College’s Ideal Presidential Characteristics and Competencies
The successful candidate will have the vision, skill, and courage to advance Coastline College’s position as a recognized global leader in the delivery of innovative education. This president shall envision the future of higher education and ensure equitable outcomes for all students, and through collegial leadership, build consensus through inspiration to support implementation of these goals. This President will continue to innovate and grow paths for student success, engagement and enrollment that are accessible and equitable.

In summary, Coastline College is seeking a visionary, collegial, and innovative leader, who will make a long-term commitment to the college, will be invested in the college and community, and through sincere communication, will serve as a strong advocate for a diverse student population.

Innovative Leader Who

  • Is forward thinking and visionary.
  • Exhibits strong problem-solving and interpersonal skills
  • Embraces change

Advocates for Coastline

  • Campaigns persuasively for the College in higher education, legislative, government, media, and community-based organizations at the local, state, and federal level
  • Develops and drives innovative partnerships with businesses, educational entities, and governmental agencies
  • Pursues external resource and workforce development opportunities through grant funding, public and private community support, and the Coastline Foundation

Creative Collaborator

  • Supports participatory/shared governance, and encourages a free exchange of ideas, inclusivity, and transparency
  • Is visible and accessible to the campus and community
  • Practices openness in decision-making
  • Increases adaptability and responsiveness throughout the college, and demonstrates a willingness to implement change as required.

Equity Minded

  • Demonstrates sensitivity to diverse academic, socioeconomic, linguistic, cultural, disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of students, employees, and communities the College serves
  • Is committed to academic, artistic, and cultural freedom
  • Develops strategies for hiring and retaining high quality full-time faculty, part- time faculty, staff, and administrators, that mirrors our diverse population
  • Complies with Equal Employment Opportunity principles and guidelines

Effective Communicator

  • Listens empathetically and communicate effectively with others in an inspirational, open and responsive manner
  • Relates effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds using tact, diplomacy and courtesy
  • Projects a clear vision of the College’s mission and vision, both orally and in writing
  • Fosters transparency, trust, and strong relationships with the campus community
  • Collaborates through participatory/shared governance to develop and implement a globally competitive educational vision

Demonstrate Integrity

  • Is ethical and forthright in all circumstances
  • Maintains and supports a campus culture focused on transparency, accountability, and ethical conduct
  • Adheres to CCCD Board Policy 3050 – Code of Professional Ethics

Specific Challenges and Opportunities:

  • Promotes the college’s mission and vision to create opportunities for student success and to meet students where they are
  • Continues to strengthen the college as a pillar of the community which values equity, diversity, inclusion, and an anti-racist framework for all and advances opportunities for underserved students
  • Embraces and enhances Coastline’s unique culture of collaboration, collegiality, and participatory/shared governance
  • Analyzes problems, identifies alternative solutions, projects consequences of proposed actions, and implements evidence-based recommendations in support of plans and goals
  • Fosters an organizational culture that encourages and supports continuous learning and professional development
  • Promotes high-quality instructional programs, services, and entrepreneurial activities that meet the education, economic, and social needs of diverse students from local and global populations
  • Plans and recommends instructional and student services programs, college budget, and organizational structure of the college
  • Understands and effectively and collaboratively works in a multi-campus environment and a multi-college district that is part of the Coast Community College District
  • Increases general education transfer rates and Associate degrees plus career and technical courses for occupational certificates
  • Supports the innovation of equity-based, learner-centered strategies with a full range of technology-mediated instruction for site-based and distance-learning classes
  • Responds to changing student demographics, the increasingly competitive nature of the online education marketplace, and changes in state funding models
  • Addresses inequities in student learning and outcomes.
  • Enhances the systematic assessment of student outcomes at the course, program, and institutional levels and utilizes these assessment outcomes to move the college forward in its mission
  • Proposes strategies for hiring and retaining high-quality faculty, staff, and administrators that reflects our diverse student and community population
  • Embraces, supports, and implements sustainable programs and practices
  • Balances innovation and creative thinking with stability and tradition
  • Provides leadership for the development of outreach activities and partnerships that strengthen college viability
  • Supports programs that promote the health and well-being of all Coastliners
  • Provides leadership for sound fiscal planning under the direction and guidance of the District, the State of California, and Federal Government in the development and management of the college’s budget and externally funded initiatives
  • Supports innovation and reasonable risk-taking by faculty, staff, and administration via forward thinking with an entrepreneurial spirit

Qualifications and Physical Demands
Personal and Professional Characteristics/Skills

Demonstrated Ability To:

  • Promote and provide leadership for an equitable, diverse, and inclusive college culture
  • Provide effective leadership driven by consistent evidence-based decision-making practices
  • Develop and communicate a globally competitive educational vision in response to an ever-changing learning environment
  • Foster teamwork using the principles of leadership, bold decision-making, empowerment, and participatory/shared governance
  • Build upon a collegial culture focused on accountability and ethical conduct
  • Foster an environment that supports retention and student success while enhancing the quality of instructional and support services
  • Recognize and respond to technology’s role in higher education
  • Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with the Chancellor, Board of Trustees, District, campus leadership and constituency groups, students, faculty, classified staff, and the community
  • Possess effective communication and organizational skills, flexibility, enthusiasm, creativity, empathy, listening skills, willingness to learn from others, and the ability to facilitate change when needed
  • Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds using tact, diplomacy, and courtesy
  • Respect and actively engage in the participatory/shared governance process with a focus on results
  • Effectively collaborate with the other colleges in the District.

Resource Management

The President must be a leader with the demonstrated ability to:

  • Apply knowledge of California community college finances, budgetary processes, collective bargaining, and federal and state programs
  • Promote effective, efficient, and economical operations and ensure educational and fiscal accountability
  • Develop effective partnerships and actively participate with area-based organizations that promote the success of the College in workforce and economic development
  • Generate external funding through fostering partnerships, contract education, ancillary entrepreneurial activities, grant-seeking, and working with a foundation.


  • A Master’s degree from an accredited institution and one year of formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and employees.
  • A combination of education and experience that is at least equivalent to the above.


  • Five years of demonstrated and responsible administrative experience, preferably in a higher education environment, with a broad variety of instructional and student services programs, and physical, fiscal and technology resources.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a participatory/shared governance community.
  • Three years of experience overseeing a multi-million-dollar budget in higher education.
  • Five years full-time classroom teaching or student service experience at the collegiate level.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with all levels of an institution of higher learning, including management, faculty, classified professionals, staff, and students.
  • Demonstrated understanding of collective bargaining in California higher education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the role of community colleges in economic and workforce development.
  • Demonstrated understanding of California Community College System.

Conditions of Employment
Start Date: July 1, 2021



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