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SAN JOSE CITY COLLEGE PRESIDENT
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
San Jose City College
San Jose-Evergreen Community College District - San Jose City College President
Committed to Access, Opportunity, Equity, and Social Justice for all and through the hard work of our faculty, staff, and students, the San Jose-Evergreen Community College District (SJEVCCD) and San Jose City College (SJCC) are recognized as leading providers of educational opportunities, economic development, workforce training, and business alliances. While we at San Jose City College are proud of our reputation, what is most important to us is our commitment to student success. Our District Mission, Vision, Values and Student Success Policy specifically outline our commitment and belief in the education of the whole student, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Who We Are
Opening its doors in September 1921, San Jose City College is one of the oldest community colleges in California. SJCC has delivered its educational mission with integrity and vitality, growing into a world-class institution serving more than ten thousand students each semester. In 2021 SJCC will celebrate 100 years of service to our students and communities.
Located in California's Silicon Valley, SJCC offers all the benefits of being close to the world's hub of technological innovation and entrepreneurship. The College currently serves San Jose, Milpitas, and other surrounding communities in Santa Clara County.
As a District and College, we believe educating the whole student to be the true definition of success. Student success is everyone's responsibility: classified professionals, faculty, administrators, and community. To help our students at SJCC excel in all areas of their lives, we encourage holistic self-discovery and through this process, our students learn to collaborate, participate in responsible decision making, and evaluate their options through an ethical lens. We believe they must have the education and skills required to help them become better individuals, workers and/or citizens. We infuse this beliefaligned with our visioninto all that we do so that when our students leave us, they are not only productive members of society, they are also champions for Opportunity, Equity, and Social Justice.
At San Jose City College we focus on assuring that our curriculum and classroom rigor always keep pace with industry. Yet, while surrounded by high-tech companies and the perceived wealth they bring to our area, we also focus our mission on those who must face each day with strength and tenacity in order to survive the challenges connected to poverty and the realities of life for the socio-economically challenged.
Institutional equity, in terms of educational achievement, is a critical value at San Jose City College. As such, in addition to providing educational opportunities to the under-represented and socioeconomically challenged, we also provide life-long learning opportunities that ensure that residents in our community stay competitive in this innovation society.
The mission of San Jose City College is to serve our students and the community by offering high quality, relevant, and innovative instruction for career pathways, university transfer, basic skills and life-long learning.
We strive to accomplish this by awarding certificates and associate degrees to eligible students taught in a multicultural environment where student achievement, successful learning and social justice are highly valued, supported, and continually assessed.
The Vision of San Jose City College is to be an educational institution of excellence through:
- The guiding principles of opportunity, equity, and open, equitable access for student success and achievement.
- An exceptional learning environment that challenges and empowers students through teaching excellence, robust student support programs, innovation, and state-of-the-art technologies that prepare students with the knowledge, relevant transferable skills, creativity, ethics and values to succeed and thrive in a dynamic healthy global environment.
- A culture of inquiry and evidence that is characterized by the commitment of faculty, staff, and students to be accountable for learning excellence through the assessment of measurable and meaningful learning outcomes that lead to improved learning, and to inform data-driven decisions that foster adaptability in programs and services.
Our students come to us from all walks of life. Some are the first in their families to attend college; are single parents struggling to balance work, parenting, and education; are from outside our state or country seeking better futures for themselves and their families; or they are 4.0 high school graduates. Regardless of their circumstances, they have chosen SJCC to help them on their educational journey. We take this responsibility seriously.
From extensive input from SJCC faculty, students, staff, administrators and the community, the following are the highest priority qualities we seek in our next President.
The next President of San Jose City College must:
- Have a clear understanding of the District's and College's firm commitment to Opportunity, Equity and Social Justice.
- Demonstrate sensitivity to and embrace the multitude of cultures in our District and ensure educational opportunities are available to our richly diverse student population.
- Be knowledgeable of and have respect for the unique challenges and needs of students in our region.
- Support and continue the good work that has been done at SJCC, yet have a vision that will encourage innovation and quality in the programs and services offered to our students and communities.
- Work in partnership with our local communities and industry to provide the highest quality educational opportunities for the region's residents and to develop a pipeline that ensures a sustainable workforce for the future.
- Advocate for partnerships and curriculum to create relevant programs and to strengthen our communities.
- Serve as an advocate for SJCC at the District level, in our community and throughout the region and state.
- Believe in personal and institutional accountability and advocate for the development and use of quantitative and qualitative institutional metrics to evaluate on an on-going basis the effectiveness of programs and services.
- Provide leadership in the development of strategic planning initiatives focused on ensuring student access, success and equity.
- Communicate with a clear and articulate voice to advocate for the changes necessary internally and externally to accelerate improvement in student equity, learning and achievement outcomes.
- Demonstrate, through good and challenging times, confidence and courage in taking informed risks to lead in the expansion and management of high quality services and programs for students.
- Demonstrate leadership with a strong heart.
- Demonstrate knowledge of and commitment to shared governance and to working with the entire College community in a creative and innovative manner to advance student readiness, access, and success.
- Serve as a leader who is highly visible on campus and accessible and approachable to all staff, students, and community.
- Know how to work in a collaborative and supportive manner with faculty, students, staff and administrators during times of stress and significant change.
- Serve as an effective and open communicator who listens, is open, honest and transparent in decision-making.
- Demonstrate respect, empathy and integrity in working with all at the College and advocate for a campus culture of equity, civility and respect for all.
- Be knowledgeable of the California Community Colleges and the significant impacts of current initiatives, trends and programs.
- Have a sense of humor to keep difficult issues in a healthy perspective.
Masters Degree from an accredited institution, earned doctorate preferred.
Evidence of Expertise
A combination of academic and acquired credentials that demonstrate expertise in leadership areas such as team leadership, servant leadership, transparency, cultural competency, noted capabilities to ensure a positive tone on campus while embracing the rich diversity of perspectives and opinions.
A combination of professional experience and development to demonstrate expertise in administrative areas such as management of a complex organization with competing needs and conflicting priorities, fiscal management, technology leadership, mastery of the accreditation process that ensures institutional effectiveness and continuous improvement, institutionalizing excellence, data-driven decision making, and significant familiarity with the California Community College Governance Model
An exceptional record of advancing the student success agenda through achieving measurable outcomes, practicing participatory governance and collaborative decision making, understanding and prioritizing the needs of the College in budget decisions, building public-private partnerships, maintaining the platform for community involvement and engagement and continuing to advance the institutions strategic goals
Internal significant and successful administrative experience in a community college, California Community College preferred; in teaching and learning, classroom experience preferred; in working in culturally diverse and complex organizations, with labor relations, with faculty academic and professional matters, and policy governance.
External in building strong community connections where groups are diverse in profile and priorities, with the socio-economic challenges of underserved populations and demonstrating making a difference in the lives of students, and local experience that provides sufficient familiarity of the region, and policy governance.
An earned Doctorate from an accredited institution of higher learning.
Districts Diversity Requirements
- Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.
- Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the Districts hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.
$229,089 - $265,198 Annual Salary (Executive 2017-2018 Salary Schedule). Starting salary placement is generally at Step 1.
Salary and benefits are competitive, initial step placement is generally $229,089. District-financed benefits include a comprehensive health plan, dental and vision coverage for employee and dependents, and life and disability insurance for the employee.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://sjeccd.peopleadmin.com/
About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.
As of fall 2017, with enrollment of approximately 18,500 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 0.5%, White/Caucasian 11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the Districts emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.
The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse group of managers, supervisors and confidential staff consisting of 29 % Hispanic/Latino, 13% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 23% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.