Special Instructions to Applicants
This is a confidential search process, the search committee representing the college community and community at large will begin reading applications on February 18, 2020. The position will remain open until filled. The committee is expected to conduct initial interviews with a select number of candidates March 5-6, 2020. The Governing Board will conduct initial interviews March 10-11, 2020. Public forums will be held March 18, 2020. The Governing Board interviews the finalists March 24-25, 2020. The new Chancellor begins assignment between June 1- July 1, 2020.
Candidates will need to have the following information and materials to complete the application:
1. Submit online application.
2. Cover Letter (not to exceed 5 pages) that succinctly addresses the desirable qualifications and demonstrate how the candidate’s experience and professional qualifications prepare them to serve as Chancellor of Contra Costa Community College District.
3. A current resume including email address and cell phone number.
4. A list of eleven references with the suggested composition: 3 supervisors, 3 direct reports, 3 faculty and/or staff members from current or former institutions, and 2 classified professionals with one in leadership position and/or union/senate president.
5. Unofficial transcript
It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
Recruitment Type:Open (Internal and External applicants)
# of Openings1
RangeSalary is competitive and negotiable.
SalarySalary is competitive and negotiable.
Overtime StatusExempt (not eligible)
If temporary, employment duration:N/A
# of Hours Scheduled Per Week40
Work Schedule By Day and Work Hours
Monday- Friday, 8am-5pm
Shift Differential %N/A
# of Months12
EEO Job CategoryExecutive/Administrative/Managerial
The Chancellor serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the District and reports directly to the Governing Board. The Chancellor, in collaboration with the College Presidents, and other District leadership is responsible for assessing, planning, organizing and evaluating the resources, programs, and services of the District to meet the educational needs of the students and the community.
As the educational administrative leader of the District, the Chancellor represents the District with community groups, business and industry, labor organizations, public school districts, the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges, other community college districts, the University of California, California State University, private colleges and universities, city and county agencies, and the California legislature.
Examples of Duties/Essential Functions
The Chancellor, as the Chief Executive Officer of the District, is primarily responsible for the following:
Ensure fiscal stability and student access through the use of sound management, responsible allocation of resources, integration of educational and facilities master plans and the identification of alternative funding sources.
Provide leadership and support to expand revenue resources through fundraising including developing strategic partnerships with government agencies, public officials, and foundations.
Serve and support the Colleges to enable them to continue to be responsive to the unique needs of their students and communities through educational excellence and public service.
Expand partnerships with business, government, industry, community organizations, and educational institutions in order to respond to changing needs and to play a leadership role in the economic development of the community.
Advance goals of shared governance with an emphasis on consensus building, collegiality, open communication, and mutual respect among all constituents in the Colleges.
Provide strong leadership to resolve collective bargaining issues and address the growing cost of health care and retirement benefits.
Enhance the development of technology to meet the needs of students relative to academic and vocational/technical programs and support services.
Develop a District-wide strategic plan that incorporates each College’s unique mission and educational plan, while integrating the District’s educational and facilities master plans, the budget, enrollment management and mission.
Encourage diversity of administration, faculty and staff to reflect the community served by the District.
Lead the District as advisor to the Governing Board and provide oversight of the College Presidents, and other direct staff reports.
A Master’s degree from an accredited institution is required. An earned doctorate degree from an accredited college or university is preferred.
Five years of significant experience in business, industry, education or government as a manager, at least three years of which were as a senior executive within a large and complex organization, preferably at a college or university.
Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of
Ability to establish a strong partnership with the Governing Board and create an atmosphere of mutual respect and open communication between the Board and all constituent groups.
Strong understanding of complex fiscal issues facing California Community Colleges and ability to create strategic plans, pursue government funding and alternative fiscal resources.
Demonstrated technical knowledge of fiscal management, long and short- term strategic planning, organizational development theory, strategic change management, human resources, facilities planning, informational systems management, community and legislative relations.
Knowledge of working in a collective-bargaining environment.
Demonstrated understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age politics, philosophy, disability and religious background of all students, faculty and staff.
Excellent leadership ability, exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. A collaborative management style that is consultative and inclusive.
Ability to work in a complex and large multi-college district with distinct organizational cultures and needs.
• Commitment to the relentless pursuit of student access and success, and service to the community.
• Ability to establish a strong partnership with the Governing Board and create an atmosphere of mutual respect and open communication between the Governing Board and all constituent groups.
• Demonstrated performance in advancing the understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, politics, philosophy, disability and religious background of all students, faculty and staff.
• Experience as a faculty member.
• Strong understanding of complex fiscal issues facing California Community Colleges and ability to create and implement strategic plans, pursue government funding and alternative fiscal resources.
• Demonstrated written, interpersonal and formal communication skills.
• Demonstrated technical knowledge of fiscal management, long and short-term strategic planning, organizational development theory, strategic change management, human resources, facilities planning, informational systems management, community and legislative relations.
• Knowledge of and experience in working in a collective-bargaining environment.
• Knowledge of and experience in higher education accreditation, preferably in community colleges.
• Demonstrated leadership ability and exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrates a collaborative management style that is consultative and inclusive.
• Ability to work in a complex and large multi-college District with distinct organizational cultures and needs.
• Ability to manage crisis and emergency situations.
Job Open Date:12/16/2019
Open Until FilledYes
Foreign Degree and Credit Statement:
In accordance with the Human Resources Procedure 3050.05, all foreign degrees and credits used to meet the minimum qualifications must be evaluated by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency www.naces.org prior to the implementation of the equivalency process. You must upload your evaluation with your application when you apply for this position to be considered. We cannot accept foreign degree evaluations after the closing date. The candidate bears all responsibility and costs associated with obtaining the evaluation.
About the District
The mission of the Contra Costa Community College District is to transform lives by providing outstanding learning opportunities that nurture and empower all students to achieve their educational goals. The dedicated faculty, classified professionals and administrators in the District are committed to core values and action that promote excellence in learning and equitable student success. The District is committed to hiring and developing a diverse staff that understands that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive role models for all students; and creates an inclusive and supportive educational work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves.
Located in Contra Costa County, in the beautiful and diverse San Francisco East Bay area, the District serves the 1 million residents of the County through education, business partnerships and service in the community. The District first opened its doors in 1949 and is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college community college district in California. The District consists of three colleges and two centers; Contra Costa College in San Pablo; Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill; Los Medanos College in Pittsburg; and the centers in Brentwood and San Ramon. The District Office located in downtown Martinez, supports the mission and functions of the colleges.
As evidenced by the rich diversity in Contra Costa County, the District enrolls a highly diverse student population. Serving over 52,088 students a year, in 2017-18 fiscal year the demographic make-up of the students was 10% Black/African American; 17% Asian/Pacific Islander; 33% Hispanic/Latino; 29% White/Caucasian; and 11% Other.
The District actively encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve the dynamic student population and work collaboratively with existing colleagues that are equally dynamic and diverse.
Contra Costa College
Contra Costa College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college with a diverse student population. The institution has served the communities of West Contra Costa County for more than 69 years. Most of the 10,500-plus students who attend the college come from local communities, but many also come from neighboring communities and from countries throughout the world. The college offers certificates and degree programs in 70 areas. It prepares students for immediate employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Faculty and staff are proud to be affiliated with an institution that has a tradition of excellence and a reputation for educating students to live and work in a diverse global environment.
Diablo Valley College
DVC is committed to increasing student success. The college has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s most successful community colleges by offering incomparable transfer opportunities and exceptional career-technical programs. In both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon, a diverse student body engages with high-quality instruction and support services designed for excellence and equity in student learning. DVC’s career-technical programs keep pace with emerging technologies and skill requirements, while unparalleled transfer programs prepare students to be successful in four-year colleges and universities. DVC continuously ranks among the top transfer pathways to UC Berkeley.
Los Medanos College
Los Medanos College, opened in 1974, is the newest campus of the Contra Costa Community College District. The college prepares students to excel and succeed economically, socially and intellectually in an innovative, engaging and supportive learning environment. LMC provides quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly-growing and changing East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves. Los Medanos College is known for its transferable general education program and career technical programs strongly connected with local business and industry. The college serves approximately 10,000 students.
Salary, benefits, length of contract and other terms and conditions of employment will be competitive and negotiable. District benefits include: a comprehensive health plan, dental and vision coverage for the employee and dependents and life and disability insurance for the employee.
POST OFFER PRE-PLACEMENT EVALUATION PROGRAM (PEP)
All job offers of employment are conditional upon the applicant’s satisfactory results of the Post Offer Pre-Placement Evaluation Program. This involves a physical strength test to demonstrate a minimum level of strength to perform the essential duties of the job. There is no charge for this service. Please do not make an appointment for testing until you have received notification from the Human Resources Department after a job offer is extended. The positions we currently evaluate are: Building Maintenance Worker, Custodian I and II, Lead Custodian, Cook, Food Services Assistant, Food Services Supervisor, Food Services Supply Clerk, Food Services Coordinator, Grounds Worker/ Gardener I and II, Senior/ Lead Grounds Worker/Gardener, Lead Maintenance Mechanic, Senior Equipment Maintenance Worker. If you are not hired in a listed classification, you may disregard this notification.
In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to firstname.lastname@example.org. For administrative purposes, requests must be made at the time of application.