Vice President of Instruction

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 2014524S
Position Title Vice President of Instruction
Location Cañada College
Department Instruction CAÑ (DEPT)
Position Number 3A0007
Percentage of Full Time 100%
FLSA Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Months per Year 12
If other, please specify
Min Salary $160,068 (annual)
Max Salary $205,620 (annual)
Position Type Administrative/Supervisory Positions

Posting Text

General Statement

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

Reporting directly to the College President, the Vice President of Instruction is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, and evaluating the college’s instructional programs and services. The Vice President of Instruction functions in a senior administrative capacity, working closely with the College President, the Vice President of Student Services, and Deans. The Vice President of Instruction administers the overall coordination, implementation, evaluation, and improvement of the college curricula and its instructional faculty and staff, activities, services, and facilities. The Vice President will be joining a leadership team that is expected to uphold values of social justice and equity, and be committed to a “Students First” philosophy that is focused on student success and completion.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.

1. Oversee the planning, development, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of the college’s instructional offerings to meet student, program, and enrollment needs

2. Coordinate, direct, and support the activities of the instructional deans, directors, and staff

3. Oversee the execution of evaluation procedures for all instructional faculty, staff, and administrators

4. Supervise and assist in the development of on-going institutional publications, including the college catalog, class schedules, faculty handbooks, and state reporting documents

5. Provide leadership in meeting accreditation standards and in responding to college initiatives

6. Consult with the Academic Senate on academic professional matters (Title 5-53200)

7. Develop and negotiate partnerships with corporations, businesses, community agencies, and educational institutions at all levels

8. Participate collaboratively in strategic planning, and resource allocation

9. Provide leadership to align programs and staffing with community needs and student demographics and demand

10. Plan on both a short- and long-term basis for staffing levels in the instructional area

11. In consultation with instructional deans and directors, develop and manage the instructional budget and direct the development and implementation of selected externally funded initiatives

12. Assist with the development of resource allocations for facilities, equipment, and technologies that support instructional programs

13. Provide leadership and coordination for the efficient use of college instructional facilities and collaborate with District and construction management personnel on facilities projects

14. Support and promote external grant opportunities to enhance institutional effectiveness and student success

15. Provide direction and support to help faculty and staff engage in meaningful assessment of student learning outcomes

16. Collaborate with the Vice President of Student Services to maintain and foster a student-centered model of education

17. Work with the Vice President of Student Services to encourage integration of appropriate student support services and academic instruction

18. Review, monitor, and participate in shaping regional, statewide, and federal issues concerning community colleges and disseminate relevant information as appropriate

19. Provide guidance to and receive advice from the Curriculum Committee

20. Provide proactive and sensitive leadership to ensure that the instructional divisions foster cultural diversity and an atmosphere of inclusivity

21. Oversee the development and growth of the international student programs and success

22. Promote professional development opportunities for faculty and staff through the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning

23. Represent the college and College President to professional organizations, governance entities, community groups, and prospective donors and friends of the college as assigned

24. Serve on college and District committees as assigned

25. Serve in critical components of administering Emergency Preparedness for the college campus

26. Foster instructional and institutional effectiveness by undertaking other duties as necessary or as delegated by the College President

Minimum Qualifications

• Possession of a Master’s degree or above from an accredited institution or the equivalent

• Teaching experience and a minimum of one year experience as an administrator in a post-secondary instructional or related field

• Experience in budget development and management

• Previous administrative responsibilities for curriculum development, personnel selection, budgeting and evaluation

• Knowledge of and/or experience with federal regulations, Title 5/Education Code, California regulatory agencies, accreditation requirements, and collective bargaining practices

• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Ability to function as an effective leader in the administration of a comprehensive community college instructional program

2. Ability to work collaboratively with college constituencies on programs which fulfill the mission of the college, including transfer preparation, career and technical education, basic skills, and other initiatives

3. Ability to foster innovation in instructional programs

4. Ability to motivate and encourage others to work constructively and cooperatively to achieve and sustain a student-centered learning environment

5. Skill in providing leadership for appropriate integration of information technology into instructional programs and activities, including distance education

6. Skill in effectively managing budgets and coordinating the use of facilities

7. Skill in coordinating the writing, implementation, and reporting of grant applications

8. Ability to communicate effectively with students, staff, and the public

9. Ability to work effectively as part of a team

10. Skill in effectively managing instructional deans, directors, and staff

11. Skill in interpersonal communication, professional relations, and conflict resolution

12. Ability to promote and adhere to the principles of participatory governance

13. Knowledge and support of international student programs

14. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff

Physical Requirements

This classification requires sitting for long periods of time, pushing and pulling, and visual acuity. The ability to type, use phone, stand intermittently, walk, bend and stoop, occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects of light to moderate weight, work at a computer, including sitting and viewing a monitor for various lengths of time, repetitive use of keyboard, mouse or other control device, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate keyboard, hearing and speaking to communicate and provide information to others; ability to operate a motor vehicle and drive to off campus locations in order to perform the essential functions.

Preferred Qualifications

Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Optional tax-deferred flexible benefit 403(b) and 457 plans are also available. Academic managers participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Employees may also be eligible for various first-time homebuyer programs.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 12/04/2017
First Review Date 01/28/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Required application materials, including the cover letter, will be screened on the basis of Requirements and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement. Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.

Conditions of Employment

Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)

Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process

In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.

5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement

The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.


Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.

Annual Security Report

San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2017 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2017 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2017 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2017 Annual Security Report is now available at You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • District Employee
    • District Employment Site
    • CCC Registry
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • ACCCA
    • HERC
    • Other
    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook or Twitter
  2. * Do you possess a Master’s degree or above from an accredited institution or the equivalent?
    • Yes, I have a Master's degree or above from an accredited institution
    • I am applying for equivalence and my equivalency application is attached
    • No
  3. * Do you have teaching experience and a minimum of one year experience as an administrator in a post-secondary instructional or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Can you demonstrate experience in budget development and management?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Have you had previous administrative responsibilities for curriculum development, personnel selection, budgeting and evaluation?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Can you demonstrate knowledge of and/or experience with federal regulations, Title 5/Education Code, California regulatory agencies, accreditation requirements, and collective bargaining practices?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Can you demonstrate cultural competence, a sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. College Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Foreign Degree Evaluation
  2. Equivalency Application
  3. Other Document 1
  4. Other Document 2
  5. Other Document 3