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Vice President of Instruction

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

1. Required documents will include:

· Current resume of experience, formal education/training and qualifications.
· Copies of supporting credentials, if applicable.
· Copies of transcripts (not official transcripts) from fully accredited college or university institutions.


(Copies of diplomas will not substitute for  transcripts.) (If hired, it will be required to submit official transcripts from fully accredited college or university.)
Information on transcripts must include degree awarded and confer date.Transcripts without this information and online applications without transcripts will be disqualified. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION IF YOUR DEGREE WILL NOT BE CONFERRED UNTIL A LATER DATE.

Note:  A written evaluation by an official foreign credentials/transcripts evaluation and translation service must be submitted for Foreign Degree(s)(non-U.S.degrees) by the application deadline date.

2. Applications and attachments (resume, cover letter, copies of transcripts, letters of recommendations, etc.) will ONLY be accepted through the online process. WE DO NOT ACCEPT MAILED OR FAXED APPLICATIONS OR ITS ATTACHMENTS.
3. Travel expenses for the interview and selection process will be borne by the candidates.
4. Video conference (Zoom) interviews may be conducted for first-level interviews if the candidate lives in excess of 250 miles from the Peralta Community College District office..

Appointment to the position is conditional upon the approval of the Chancellor.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employees must satisfy all pre-employment requirements to work for the District which include, but are not limited to, the following items:

REQUIRED FOR ALL EMPLOYEES
Tuberculosis Examination:  Prior to employment, the successful candidate will be required to submit evidence (either skin test or X-ray report) of being free of tuberculosis within the past sixty (60) days.  The TB test is a condition of employment and any expense must be borne by the successful candidate.

Fingerprinting Requirement:

As a condition of employment, all employees working for community colleges in the State of California are required to be fingerprinted within the first ten (10) working days of the date of employment pursuant to Education Code Section 88024. The District Office of Human Resources processes fingerprints electronically. During the employment intake process, new employees will be given information to have their fingerprints taken at another location.

Immigration Requirement:  According to the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the Peralta Community College District is required to verify that all new employees are:

1) A citizen or national of the United States;
2) An alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States; or
3) An alien authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to work in the United States.

All new employees are required to complete and sign a verification form and provide documentation attesting that he/she is a United States citizen, national, or an alien lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

District Policy:  A Social Security Card will be required following selection and prior to completion of the hiring process.  The employment process cannot be completed without a copy of the Social Security Card on file in the Office of Human Resources.

MAY BE REQUIRED
Medical Examination:  Under state regulations and as a condition of employment, certain positions may require a medical examination prior to employment.  Expenses incurred will be borne by the employee.

MISSION STATEMENT
We are a collaborative community of colleges.

· Together, we provide educational leadership for the East Bay, delivering programs and services that sustainably enhance the   region’s human, economic, environmental, and social development.

· We empower our students to achieve their highest aspirations. We develop leaders who create opportunities and transform lives.

· Together with our partners, we provide our diverse students and communities with equitable access to the educational   resources, experiences, and life-long opportunities to meet and exceed their goals.

The Peralta Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In conformance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for Reasonable Accommodations may be made to the Office of Human Resources by calling (510) 466-7283.

The Peralta Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.

Posting Details

College Information

Peralta/College Information

Laney College

Laney College, in the heart of vibrant, multicultural downtown Oakland, features the cosmopolitan atmosphere and human energy of a big-city university. Laney is adjacent to the Oakland Museum of California, blocks from historic Chinatown and a pleasant stroll from Lake Merritt.


Since 1948, Laney has provided educational opportunities to students throughout the East Bay and beyond. Serving approximately 14,000 students each semester, Laney reflects the incredible diversity of the community that surrounds it and provides opportunities to traditionally underserved populations. Dozens of languages are spoken on Laney’s campus each day.


The school boasts a proven track record of success with exceptional educational programs. The college was given full accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) in summer 2009 – a distinction awarded to only five community colleges out of the 27 reviewed that year. In addition, Laney ranks among the top community colleges in California in transferring students to U.C. Berkeley.



Position Information

Special Instructions to Applicants

APPLICATION PROCEDURES


1. Required documents will include:


· Current resume of experience, formal education/training and qualifications.

· Copies of supporting credentials, if applicable.

· Copies of transcripts (not official transcripts) from fully accredited college or university institutions.


(Copies of diplomas will not substitute for  transcripts.) (If hired, it will be required to submit official transcripts from fully accredited college or university.)


Information on transcripts must include degree awarded and confer date.Transcripts without this information and online applications without transcripts will be disqualified. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION IF YOUR DEGREE WILL NOT BE CONFERRED UNTIL A LATER DATE.


Note:  A written evaluation by an official foreign credentials/transcripts evaluation and translation service must be submitted for Foreign Degree(s)(non-U.S.degrees) by the application deadline date.


2. Applications and attachments (resume, cover letter, copies of transcripts, letters of recommendations, etc.) will ONLY be accepted through the online process. WE DO NOT ACCEPT MAILED OR FAXED APPLICATIONS OR ITS ATTACHMENTS.


3. Travel expenses for the interview and selection process will be borne by the candidates.

4. Video conference (Zoom) interviews may be conducted for first-level interviews if the candidate lives in excess of 250 miles from the Peralta Community College District office..


Appointment to the position is conditional upon the approval of the Chancellor.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employees must satisfy all pre-employment requirements to work for the District which include, but are not limited to, the following items:


REQUIRED FOR ALL EMPLOYEES

Tuberculosis Examination:  Prior to employment, the successful candidate will be required to submit evidence (either skin test or X-ray report) of being free of tuberculosis within the past sixty (60) days.  The TB test is a condition of employment and any expense must be borne by the successful candidate.


Fingerprinting Requirement:


As a condition of employment, all employees working for community colleges in the State of California are required to be fingerprinted within the first ten (10) working days of the date of employment pursuant to Education Code Section 88024. The District Office of Human Resources processes fingerprints electronically. During the employment intake process, new employees will be given information to have their fingerprints taken at another location.


Immigration Requirement:  According to the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the Peralta Community College District is required to verify that all new employees are:


1) A citizen or national of the United States;

2) An alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States; or

3) An alien authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to work in the United States.


All new employees are required to complete and sign a verification form and provide documentation attesting that he/she is a United States citizen, national, or an alien lawfully authorized to work in the United States.


District Policy:  A Social Security Card will be required following selection and prior to completion of the hiring process.  The employment process cannot be completed without a copy of the Social Security Card on file in the Office of Human Resources.


MAY BE REQUIRED

Medical Examination:  Under state regulations and as a condition of employment, certain positions may require a medical examination prior to employment.  Expenses incurred will be borne by the employee.


MISSION STATEMENT

We are a collaborative community of colleges.


· Together, we provide educational leadership for the East Bay, delivering programs and services that sustainably enhance the   region’s human, economic, environmental, and social development.


· We empower our students to achieve their highest aspirations. We develop leaders who create opportunities and transform lives.


· Together with our partners, we provide our diverse students and communities with equitable access to the educational   resources, experiences, and life-long opportunities to meet and exceed their goals.


The Peralta Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


In conformance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for Reasonable Accommodations may be made to the Office of Human Resources by calling (510) 466-7283.


The Peralta Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.

Job Title Vice President of Instruction
Compensation $142,296 - $164,188/year - The maximum initial placement is Step 3 depending on experience.
Benefits Information

FRINGE BENEFITS




The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:

• Medical coverage. Depending on choice of coverage, you may be required to make a contribution.
• Dental coverage. Depending on choice of coverage, you may be required to make a contribution.
• Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.
• Long-term disability coverage.
• Employee Assistance Program.
• 22 days/year vacation leave, 12 days/year sick leave, and 18 holidays/year

In addition to your contribution, Peralta pays 8.25%* of your salary to the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS). Effective January 1, 2013, the PEPRA (Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act) went into effect. Changes have been implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalSTRS. Specific information regarding the changes can be found at http://www.calstrs.com/post/frequently-asked-questions-ab-340-public-employees-pension-reform-act-2013. For further up to date information on CalSTRS retirement eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at www.calstrs.com. The CalSTRS member handbook is available at http://www.calstrs.com/calstrs-member-handbook. After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65.

Other voluntary benefits include:

• Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)
• Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132)
• Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans
• Credit union membership
• Prepaid legal plan participation 
• Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children

* Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District.  Other plans require employee contribution.  Subject to change.

Position Type Management
Department Instructional-VP (551)
Job Description Summary

The Vice President of Instruction is responsible to the President of the College for providing leadership, direction, general supervision and evaluation of the total instructional program. The incumbent works closely with the President, Vice President of Student Services and the Business and Administrative Services Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities

Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required for the position.

• Provides leadership and coordinates and supervises all aspects of the instructional program of the College in compliance with applicable Federal, State, local and District regulations; and ensures compilation and submission of reports as required.
• Coordinates the operation of administrative and academic computing functions, networks and personal computing support to ensure effective assimilation of diverse information technologies and their applications at the College level with the District Office of Information Technology.
• Provides leadership for the continuous improvement of teaching and student learning; plans, organizes and implements a systematic process for supervision and evaluation of instruction and the recruitment of faculty.
• Serves as the College Accreditation Liaison Officer.
• Assists the College President in the development of the total College budget and develops, supervises and monitors all aspects of the instructional budget, including preparing recommendations to meet educational needs of all segments of the College.
• Serves as principal advisor to the College President; develops, recommends and implements operating policies; and makes policy decisions as authorized; may serve as the Administrator in Charge in the absence of the President.
• Assures implementation of faculty tenure review process, evaluation of full and part-time staff on a timely basis.
• Produces class schedules which are based on student learning needs, program and enrollment patterns to encourage course and program completion.
• Directs and administers the activities of instructional administrative personnel, as well as other personnel through subordinate management personnel.
• Assists in articulation of instructional programs within the Peralta District, as well as with other colleges/universities and secondary schools.
• Develops and coordinates in-service training and staff development for personnel.
• Serves as College Liaison with the District Office and other educational institutions on all matters relating to the College’s instructional program, and other related functions as assigned.
• Assists the College President in maintaining compliance with Federal, State and local regulations, including District policies and procedures.
• Supervises and coordinates preparation of the college catalog, master schedule of classes, and other necessary instructional publications.
• Provides leadership for the development and revision of the College’s Institutional Master Plan, and the development of instructional short- and long-term goals.
• Plans, supervises and administers weekend and summer session programs.
• Serves as a resource to instructional administrative staff by providing data and instructional research as necessary.
• Assumes leadership of or serves on College and District councils, commissions and committees as required and represents the College in meetings of the community, other educational institutions, and agencies as required.
• Performs other duties as assigned by the President.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
2. One year of formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.
3. Knowledge and proficiency in the operation and use of personal computers utilizing various software applications (i.e., word processing, spreadsheet and database management software) including the Internet.
4. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students.

Desirable Qualifications

• Possession of a Ph.D. or Ed.D. Degree from an accredited college or university.
• Experience in instructional research design and its integration into learning outcomes and program review for continuous improvement.

Environmental Demands

Occasional work performed alone. Constant work around and with other people.

Other Requirements

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Typical physical abilities for this position are:

• Prolonged and frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping
• Moderate to heavy usage of hands in grasping, repetitive hand movement and finger coordination in keeping records and preparing reports using a computer keyboard.
• Speech and hearing to communicate effectively in group settings and by telephone to students, faculty, staff, and others.

Tools & Equipment Used
Application Deadline Date First Review Date: April 3, 2017. IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE FIRST SCREENING, APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN 11:59 PM PST ON APRIL 2, 2017.
Open Date 03/06/2017

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you find out about the position?
    • Asian Week
    • California Community College Chancellor's Office website
    • Career Builder
    • Chronicle of Higher Education website
    • Chronicle of Higher Education newspaper
    • Community College Jobs Website
    • Community College Times
    • Craigslist
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • El Mundo
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • Job Fair, Conference or Workshop
    • Local Newspaper (Oakland Tribune, SF Chronicle, ect)
    • Oakland Post
    • Peralta Jobs Website
    • Walk-In (PCCD Office of Human Resources)
    • Women in Higher Education
    • Word of Mouth
    • 24-Hour Job Line
    • Other
  2. If you chose "Other" as your answer for the above question, please provide details

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. List of References
  2. Other Document
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Letter of Recommendation 1
  5. Letter of Recommendation 2
  6. Letter of Recommendation 3