Vice President, Academic Affairs - Santa Monica College
Company: Santa Monica Community College District
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: February 25, 2021
Santa Monica College
Vice President, Academic Affairs
Salary: $208,677.00 - $241,917.00 Annually
Deadline: 3/26/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Please click on the link below to review the detailed job
COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND DIVERSITY
With the goal of ensuring the equal educational opportunity of all
students, Santa Monica College embraces diversity among students,
faculty, staff, and the communities we serve as an integral part of
our history, a recognition of the complexity of our present state,
and a call to action for a better future. Embracing diversity means
that we must intentionally practice equity and respect toward one
another, and understand that discrimination and prejudices create
and sustain privileges for some while creating and sustaining
barriers for others. In order to embrace diversity, we also
acknowledge that institutional discrimination and implicit bias
exist, and that our goal is to eradicate those vestiges from our
system. Our commitment to diversity requires that we strive to
eliminate those barriers to equity, and that we act deliberately to
create a safe and positive environment where individual and group
differences are valued and leveraged for our growth and
understanding as an educational community.
To advance the goals of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social
justice for the success of students and employees, we must honor
that each individual is unique and that our individual differences
contribute to the ability of the college to prepare students on
their educational journeys. This requires that we develop and
implement policies and procedures, encourage individual and
systemic change, continually reflect on our efforts, and hold
ourselves accountable for the results of our efforts in
accomplishing our goals.
We are invested as a community in cultivating and maintaining a
climate where equity and mutual respect are both intrinsic and
explicit by valuing individuals and groups from all backgrounds,
demographics, and experiences. Individual and group differences can
include, but are not limited to the following dimensions: race,
ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, immigration
status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental
disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status,
registered domestic partner status, age, religion, creed, military
or veteran status, socioeconomic status, and any other basis
protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or
regulation. We acknowledge that the concept of inclusion and
diversity is ever-evolving, thus we create space to allow our
understanding to grow through the periodic review of this
statement. In service of these goals, Santa Monica College is
committed to fostering an employment environment that offers equal
employment opportunity for all and an educational environment that
ensures the equal educational opportunity of all students.
Under the direction of the Superintendent/President, the Vice
President, Academic Affairs serves as the College's Chief
Instructional Officer and provides visionary leadership and
oversight for the College's broad array of instructional program
and services. The Vice President, Academic Affairs leads a team of
Deans, Associate Deans, Directors, and Project Managers to employ
collaborative, participatory governance of all instruction and
academic support programs at the College. The Vice President leads
instructional efforts to reduce racial equity gaps and foster a
diverse, equitable and inclusive learning and work environment. The
Vice President has primary administrative responsibility for
academic policy, regional accreditation, curriculum and program
development, class scheduling and related enrollment management
strategies, program review, assessment of learning outcomes to
support continuous program improvement, and excellence in teaching
Instruction at Santa Monica College is offered via both
classroom-based and online delivery modes, and includes major
preparation and general education requirements for associate
degrees and transfer to four-year institutions, career education
programs leading to certificates and degrees, noncredit offerings
in ESL, short term vocational and workforce preparations areas, as
well as programming for older adults (Emeritus Program) and
not-for-credit Community Education and Workforce and Economic
Development Contract Education offerings.
The Vice President serves as a member of the
Superintendent/President's senior administrative staff, provides
leadership in developing college/district policy, and ensures the
college/district adheres to applicable federal, state and regional
laws and regulations.
• Represent the Superintendent/President, members of the Board of
Trustees, and the College on instructional matters.
• Oversee all instructional programs including transfer; career
education; noncredit and other continuing education;
classroom-based, online, and hybrid instruction; Athletics; the
College Library; Tutoring; Supplemental Instruction; and other
• Provide collaborative, data-driven leadership and support for
College equity, pathways and inclusion efforts to achieve college
goals to close racial equity gaps.
• Participate in setting overall District budget goals as a member
of the senior administrative staff.
• Work collaboratively with the Academic Senate on educational and
• Serve as the Accreditation Liaison Officer.
• Work collaboratively to engage in and monitor the Accreditation
Process for the College and specialized accreditation processes for
• Serve as senior administrator for the SMC Athletics program.
• Participate in the faculty collective bargaining process.
• Represent the District at local, state, or national conferences,
workshops, and trainings related to instruction, instructional
support services, student achievement, and institutional
• Develop, support, and participate in collaborations and
partnerships with business and industry, schools, colleges and
universities, and governmental entities.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
(Examples of key duties are interpreted as being descriptive not
• Assume overall responsibility for the leadership and
administration of all aspects of the College's instructional
programs and academic services in support of the institution's
Vision, Mission, Goals, and ensure compliance with applicable laws,
rules, regulations, policies, and established philosophy.
• Provide vision and leadership, in close collaboration with the
Academic Senate, for program and curriculum development in
compliance with state curriculum requirements and ensure
administrative support for curriculum processes.
• Provide leadership for development of academic courses and
programs in emerging career fields based on relevant labor market
• Provide vision and leadership, in close collaboration with the
Academic Senate, for effective and comprehensive program review
that drives college planning and ensure administrative support for
the program review process.
• Ensure the assessment of learning outcomes at the course,
program, and institutional levels, and the use of assessment
results in program improvement efforts.
• Provide leadership in the development of accreditation
self-evaluation reports and related follow-up with the accrediting
• Lead in the development of course schedules that meet student
needs and enable students to achieve their goals in a timely
• Develop and implement annual course offering/enrollment
management plans that are aligned with the College's fiscal goals,
carefully monitor the results, and make necessary adjustments as
warranted by actual enrollment results or external factors.
• Build connections with area unified school districts, colleges,
and universities to create smooth transitions for students.
• Provide direction and support for the College's Workforce and
Economic Development efforts.
• Participate in the selection of outstanding candidates for new
faculty and other college positions.
• Monitor faculty assignment and load.
• Ensure effective evaluation processes in support of student
learning for all faculty and other academic personnel.
• Serve as a key and innovative participant in college planning
• Oversee the development of the college catalog and schedule of
• Oversee the College's instructional budgets and supervise
budgeting and expenditures for the Academic Affairs area.
• Provide leadership for planning of instructional facilities.
• Serve as a resource for instructional matters in the faculty
collective bargaining process and participate as needed.
• Work within a participatory governance environment serving as an
administrative representative on committees as assigned.
• Collaborate with other college leaders to develop and assess
enrollment management strategies.
• Build effective relationships with Student Services, Enrollment
Management, Business and Administrative Services, and Human
Resources to strengthen and expand support programs such as, but
not limited to, Pathways Initiatives, Student Success and Support
Programs, and Equity Programs.
• Prepare and deliver oral and written reports, recommendations,
and presentations to committees, the Board of Trustees, internal
constituencies and external stakeholders.
• Assume leadership for other related projects and perform other
duties as assigned by the Superintendent/President.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
• Skill and ability to reconcile divergent views of others and to
work collegially with others.
• Data-driven approach to decision making.
• Knowledge of equity-minded principles and proven practices for
reducing racial equity gaps in student outcomes.
• Skill in resolving complex problems.
• Knowledge of, and the ability and skill to plan, implement, and
evaluate instructional programs.
• Knowledge of and ability to interpret and comply with applicable
laws and codes relevant to the assignment.
• Knowledge of the statutes, regulations, and principles that guide
• Knowledge of leadership approaches that are student centered, and
demonstrated success in using a student-centered approach.
• Ability to think analytically, creatively, strategically, and to
have a big picture perspective.
• Ability to develop strong relationships with faculty, as well as
other college constituents, and ability to successfully manage
relationships and projects.
• Ability to collect and analyze appropriate data and other
information to ensure the effective assessment and improvement of
projects and initiatives.
• Ability to develop, administer, and manage a complex budget.
• Ability to supervise academic and classified personnel assigned
to instructional and instructional support programs.
• Ability to work in collaboration with the District's Campus
Counsel to ensure compliance with laws and regulations governing
• Ability to work cooperatively and collegially with others.
• Ability to execute effective presentations.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Willingness to work in a dynamic environment that requires
flexibility, and to balance multiple responsibilities.
• Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and
Applicant must meet the minimum qualifications of a faculty
discipline at the college. To review the minimum qualifications for
faculty disciplines, refer to Minimum Qualifications for Faculty
and Administrators in California Community Colleges, which can be
found on the California Chancellor's Office website at
• Master's degree and five (5) years of academic leadership
experience at the level of dean or equivalent at an accredited
institution of higher education.
• Must have evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the
socio-economic, academic, cultural and ethnic diversity within the
community college student population, including students with
physical and/or learning disabilities as these factors relate to
differences in learning styles.
• An earned doctorate degree from an accredited institution plus
educational administrative experience directly related to described
duties and responsibilities within a community college setting.
• Faculty experience at an accredited institution of higher
• Demonstrate an equity-minded understanding of the needs and
challenges of low-income, traditionally underrepresented minority
students, and/or first-generation college students.
• Demonstrated success in improving student learning and
• Demonstrated success in planning and implementing course
schedules that meet student needs.
• Demonstrated success in developing and implementing annual
enrollment plans that are aligned with the institution's fiscal
goals and realities.
• Demonstrated success in local and statewide curriculum approval
processes for courses, programs, and degrees.
• Demonstrate excellent analytical, organization, and presentation
• Demonstrate excellent communication skills, both verbal and
• Documented participation in data-driven program review and
institutional planning processes.
• Documented successful experience with participatory governance
and collaborative institutional planning.
The Santa Monica Community College District is committed to the
principles of equal employment opportunity.
Keywords: Santa Monica Community College District, Santa Monica , Vice President, Academic Affairs - Santa Monica College, Executive , Santa Monica, California
Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!