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Deputy Chancellor
College of the Canyons


Date Posted Dec. 31, 2019
Title Deputy Chancellor
University College of the Canyons
Santa Clarita, CA, United States
Department Educational Administrator
Application Deadline Feb. 20, 2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Vice-(President/Provost/Chancellor)
  • Administration - Student Affairs
    Administration - Undergraduate Education
 
 

The Santa Clarita Community College District/College of the Canyons is seeking a full time Deputy Chancellor. The ideal candidate is a leader possessing a strong grounding in academic and student services programs and a thorough understanding of the primary mission of the community college, as well as supporting our college’s commitment to educating the more than 32,000 racially and socioeconomically diverse students we enroll each year.  Currently, our student body is approximately 45.4% Latino/Hispanic, 32.2% White, 6.3% Asian, 5.5% African-American, 4.5% Pacific Islander, 2% multi-ethnic, and less than 1% Native American. The college was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2015, reflecting our focus on enhancing the educational attainment and economic well-being of the community we proudly serve.  As a 2018 and 2019 Champion of Higher Education award recipient, ranked number one in Los Angeles County during 2019 for best two-year colleges for adult learners, one of the top transfer institutions in Los Angeles County, as well as one of 20 community colleges in the state selected for the California Guided Pathways Project, we are focused on enhancing equity and implementing policies and practices that help all students achieve successful academic outcomes while fostering a culture of completion, transfer, and job preparation.
 
Deputy Chancellor
Educational Administrator
ACA19-330
Review Date: February 20, 2020

The Deputy Chancellor reports to the Chancellor and is the senior educational administrator who serves as the Chancellor’s lead executive responsible for the day-to-day operations of the District. In the absence of the Chancellor, serves as Acting Chancellor.

The Deputy Chancellor must possess strong grounding in academic and student services programs and a thorough understanding of the primary mission of the community college, which includes transfer and career and technical education, workforce development, as well as basic skills preparation, adult education and community service programs.

The Deputy Chancellor must:

  • Understand the higher education landscape, the role of a suburban community college and the dynamics operating within the communities college district it serves;
  • Have strong enrollment management experience;
  • Be an astute administrator with demonstrated expertise in the complexities of higher education that impact community college finances and operations, including collective bargaining, federal and state programs, and legislation;
  • Be highly visible, executive leader who represents the college at the local, state, and national levels.
    Within the scope of this position new components may be added or deleted based on district or community needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
The Deputy Chancellor reports directly to the District Chancellor and serves collaboratively as part of the Chancellor’s Executive Cabinet. Their essential duties include the following:

  • Provides leadership for the District.
  • Serves as advisor to the Chancellor in all matters in the District.
  • Assumes major responsibility for collective bargaining and represents the District in collective bargaining activities related to compensation, benefits, and areas requiring financial resources.
  • Initiate, pursue and support statewide initiatives and grants.
  • Participates in Chancellor’s Executive Cabinet and advises the Chancellor on Board agenda items and issues involving the programs and services of the District, including recommendations for new or revised policies and procedures.
  • Represents the District with the Community College Chancellor’s Office, State Department of Finance and with private/public sectors regarding development, construction and/or partnerships activities.
  • Attends and/or chairs districtwide committees, task forces, and meetings, as required; represents the District at local, State, or national meetings and serve as District representative on related committees and commissions as appropriate.
  • Represents the District through community contacts and membership’s in community and state organizations.
  • Reviews and recommends legislation which could benefit the District and its population/clientele; maintain liaison with appropriate government agencies and national organizations.
  • Assists the Chancellor in the formation and administration of policies and procedures.
    Provides administrative leadership to support the Chancellor by working with, administrators, faculty and staff to determine and clarify policy and emerging initiatives.
  • Organizes and meets with staff to plan, develop, and implement effective programs/support services in designated areas of responsibilities.
  • Maintains open communication with subordinates to assure a free flow of ideas throughout the district.
  • Helps to inspire and create a climate and structure that encourages staff development in formulation of job objectives and provides for staff participation to achieve the goals and objectives for assigned services.
  • Reviews and evaluates the effectiveness of assigned personnel, programs, and services; assures the development and implementation of corrective action, improvements, or additional programs and services as necessary.
  • Assures the initial development of the impact of the processes and coordination between planning process in the District.
  • Provides leadership to promote professional staff development for all employees.
  • Defines and implements strategies to maximize the District’s resources.
  • Assists faculty and others, where appropriate, in the development of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the determination of their effectiveness in helping students achieve their desired learning outcomes.  In addition, provide leadership for the development of SLOs within their program areas of responsibility.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Chancellor.

MINIMUM REQUIRMENTS
Education (Requirement #1):
Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university. Doctorate or Ph.D. in educational leadership preferred. (See our website for evaluation requirements for units and degrees earned at foreign institutions); AND

Experience (Requirement #2):
Possession of a minimum of five (5) full-time equivalent years of experience at a senior executive administrative level at an institution of higher education. 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Possession of a Ph.D. or Doctorate degree in educational leadership;
  • Experience teaching at the college or university level (community college teaching experience preferred);
  • Experience as a chief negotiator, full knowledge of the negotiations process.
  • Experience representing and advocating for organizations by providing leadership at the community, regional, state and federal levels.
  • Experience working cooperatively and developing partnerships with business, industry, government, schools and colleges and other agencies in the planning and implementation of educational programs as well as efforts to meet other agencies needs.
  • Experience analyzing issues and preparing complex board agenda items as well as substantial interaction with the Chancellor of the district.
  • Experience working with multiple agencies, community groups and academic departments to initiate and implement programming.
  • Experience providing leadership to college-wide budgeting and planning efforts.

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Application Process: Application materials must be submitted by the end of the day in the Human Resources Offices on February 7, 2020. Applicants are encouraged to complete their application online. Please visit our website at: http://www.canyons.edu/administration/humanresources.

If you require assistance, please call the Human Resources Office at (661)362-3427 or our TTY Line at (661)362-5178. Applicants may check the status of their application online and may expect to be notified within approximately 4 weeks following the review date as to the status of their application.

The Santa Clarita Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected basis under the law.

Applicants who have disabilities who need accommodation in order to complete the selection process should contact the Human Resources office directly at (661) 362-3427.


  • The Santa Clarita Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected basis under the law.


 
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