California, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 11, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Department: Superintendent/President's Office (Dept)
Palomar College

Date Opened: 02/03/2021
Close Date: 4/7/2021

Primary Function:
Under the direction of the Governing Board, provide overall leadership to the College's programs and activities; oversee the administration of the College and the District; assure the College is administered in accordance with the policies adopted by the Governing Board; maintain community, legislative, and external College relations; develop strategic plans; and assure fiscal responsibility. The Superintendent/President also fosters access to a high quality of learning and provides leadership and responsibility for the District's integrated planning models and fiscal integrity.

Salary: • Salary, length of contract and other terms of employment are competitive and negotiable dependent upon education and experience. • In addition, administrators that possess earned doctorates from accredited institutions are awarded an annual stipend of $1,520.90. • Other fringe benefits: The District also provides this position with a $100 monthly cell phone stipend and a $500 monthly transportation allowance (to be effective beginning when District travel is reinstituted), for a gross amount of $600 per month. These stipends are not considered creditable compensation under CalPERS or CalSTRS.

Benefits: Full-time employees receive fully-paid benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents; life, disability, and long-term care insurance; and sick leave, vacation and paid holidays. Estimated maximum value of these employer-paid benefits is approximately $25,426 annually. All full-time educational administrators are enrolled in CalSTRS (California State Teachers Retirement System).

Minimum Qualifications:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
• Experience: Five years of experience in administration and/or management, with a minimum of three years of executive higher education experience with responsibility for one or more the following areas: instructional services, student services, finance and administrative services, and/or human resource services.

• NOTE: For work experience, a “year” is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months.


• Education: A Master’s degree.

Only coursework completed at, and degrees awarded by, accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education will be considered as satisfying the minimum qualifications. Coursework and degrees that are completed outside of the United States are required to have transcripts evaluated (evaluation to U.S. equivalency and a course by course analysis) by an appropriate U.S. credentials evaluation service. For a list of credentials evaluation agencies accepted by Palomar College, visit the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services (NACES) website at, or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) website at

Diversity Statement: Palomar College serves over 30,000 students from a variety of backgrounds and we are proud to be a Hispanic Serving Institution. Our student body is rich in its diversity. Click here to see a quick overview of our student demographics on our recent Student Fact Sheet .
Palomar College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We are dedicated to empowering students to succeed and are guided by our core values; some of which are the following:
• Access to our programs and services
• Equity and the fair treatment of all in our policies and procedures
• Diversity in learning environments, philosophies, cultures, beliefs, and people
• Inclusiveness of individual and collective viewpoints in collegial decision-making processes
• Mutual respect and trust through transparency, civility, and open communications.
All positions require cultural competency which includes the sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.

To Apply: Visit for full details and required application materials.

About the District:
Palomar College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive, two-year community college that serves the greater North San Diego County region. Palomar College offers over 200 associate’s degree and certificate programs to approximately 30,000 full- and part-time students. A favorite in the community among local institutions of higher education, Palomar College recently ranked #1 in community colleges in San Diego County in the San Diego’s Best of 2016 Readers Poll. And, Palomar College is just 12 miles from the glistening Pacific Ocean and 30 miles away from all of the exciting cultural activities that sunny San Diego has to offer.

Palomar College is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).