Superintendent/President 2021

Citrus Community College
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 18, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Superintendent/President 2021
Citrus Community College

Posting Number: 0600925
Position Title: Superintendent/President 2021
Posting Date: 03-05-2021
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
First Consideration Date: 04-16-2021
Department/Division: Office of the Superintendent/President
Funding: District Funded
Job Category: Management (Certificated)
Assignment: Full-Time
Percentage Employee: 100%
Months per Year: 12 months
Work Days per Week: See "Work Schedule per Day" below.
Work Schedule per Day: Generally Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; however, this is an exempt management/supervisory-level position requiring some weekend, holiday, and non-conventional working hours in addition to the regular working hours of a collegiate environment.
Work Shift for this Position (select all that apply): Days
FLSA: Exempt
Placement/Range: Established by Contract.
Pay Rate: Established by Contract.
Benefits: The District provides a fully-paid, comprehensive program of fringe benefits including major medical, dental, and vision insurance for full-time employees and eligible dependents. Life insurance provided for employee only. Also, currently included each year are 17 paid holidays, 22 vacation days and 12 illness days.

A Complete Application Packet Includes:
Cover Letter

Optional Applicant Documents
Other Document (s)
Licenses and Certificates

Position Summary
In accordance with Citrus College's mission, vision and values, the Superintendent/President provides leadership and advocacy, serves as the educational leader, maintains community, legislative and college relations, oversees the planning processes, and is responsible for the fiscal integrity of the institution. The Superintendent/President is the Chief Executive Officer of the college and reports to an elected five-member Board of Trustees. Under the direction of the Board of Trustees, the Superintendent/President supervises all operations of the college and assures that the college is administered in accordance with federal and state regulations; accreditation standards, eligibility requirements and Commission policies; and policies adopted by the Board of Trustees.

In addition to transcripts, the following documents must be uploaded with your application:

-- Cover letter, five pages or less, succinctly stating how candidates address the essential duties and responsibilities listed in the position description. Candidates should cite specific
examples from their background and experience to demonstrate knowledge and expertise necessary for this position. The cover letter should also indicate to what extent they meet the preferred qualifications sought for this position.
-- A current resume, including names, email address(es),and business and home telephone numbers of nine (9) references:
--Two (2) supervisors
--Two (2) subordinates (including one classified staff member)
--Two (2) community members
--Two (2) faculty members
--One (1) student

Preferably, references should be from current and former institutions. References will not be contacted without the candidate's permission.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Leadership, Governance and Advocacy
- Advocating for a governance structure that promotes collaborative decision making, collegiality, staff cohesiveness and respect among all the college constituencies.
- Encouraging and maintaining open communication on campus with all constituent groups and with the community.
- Enhancing the morale of the institution while working to create a unified and inclusive community and campus environment.
- Participating in activities that strengthen Citrus College's image and community relations and developing effective partnerships between the college and the business, cultural and civic organizations within the college service area.
- Serving as an advocate for the college locally, statewide, and nationally and articulating the mission of Citrus College and the California Community Colleges.

Instruction and Student Services
- Promoting and supporting an excellent environment for teaching and learning.
- Promoting and supporting student services to ensure student success.
- Creating an environment that is welcoming to equity and inclusion.

Community Education and Economic Development
- Advancing the state and region's economic growth and global competitiveness through education, training and services that contributes to continuous workforce improvement and local economic development.
- Facilitating lifelong learning for members of the community as well as service the needs of business and industry.

Human Resources
- Demonstrating effectiveness and a strong commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunity that leads to a college culture reflective of the diverse region the college serves.
- Supporting professional growth and development of all employees.
Planning, Finance and Facilities
- Providing leadership in creating a shared vision and establishing institutional goals with the community and constituent groups in the review and development of the college mission and master plans.
- Protecting and expanding Citrus College's fiscal resources by maintaining a prudent financial management system and aggressively advocating for state, federal and alternative funding.
- Strengthening the resource allocation process to emphasize the student-focus of the campus and the need to maintain quality standards for instruction in all permanent and temporary facilities.
- Leading the effort to renovate and expand existing facilities while addressing safety, security and traffic concerns.
- Supporting technology and understanding the need to review, upgrade and maintain equipment and technological systems for teaching, learning and administrative support.
- Encouraging and incorporating the use of research and institutional data in the decision-making process.
- Participating actively in the leadership of the Citrus College Foundation and the Citrus Alumni Association.
- Delegating responsibility and authority while maintaining accountability.
- Performing other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position and the District's mission and philosophy.

Minimum Qualifications
- Possession of a master's degree (or higher) or possession of a California Community College Administrative Credential (valid for life).
- A minimum of five (5) years of successful leadership experience as a senior administrator at an institution of higher education.
- Evidence of ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population both orally and in writing.
- Evidence of ability to work effectively as a member of the administration team.
- Evidence of experience and training in the utilization of technology in administrative practice.
- Demonstrated experience leading a complex educational institution responsible for implementing state and federal regulations.
- Sensitivity to, understanding of, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, cultural background, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty, and staff.
- Understanding and appreciation of the role of the Board of Trustees who is committed to establishing solid Board-CEO relationships as an ethical, honest, and trustworthy individual.

Preferred Qualifications
- Possession of a doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- An educator first who values student contributions in all aspects of Citrus College and ensures a learning-centered college environment.
- A person with strong sense of integrity and fairness at both the personal and institutional levels.
- An administrator with excellent organizational skills, a collaborative management style that empowers others through team building and who is an effective and sensitive change agent.
- A person who has knowledge and a demonstrated ability to lead an integrated planning process.
- An individual with strong financial and planning skills including budgeting, allocating, assessing priorities and coping with difficult financial periods and issues.
- A person who has experience in the planning, development and construction of college facilities.
- An effective and sensitive leader, who is accessible and visible, works well with all faculty and staff and who is committed to shared governance and strengthening morale.
- A Superintendent/President with the ability to work within the framework of collective bargaining and address issues and resolve grievances and problems in a timely manner.
- An administrator with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
- A person who is sensitive to, and appreciative of, ethnic and cultural diversity of students, faculty and staff.
- An individual who will work with campus leaders and resolve controversial issues and problems in a timely manner utilizing input from constituent groups.
- An actively involved community leader responsive to local needs and a politically aware administrator with the ability to represent Citrus College effectively.
- A college image builder who possesses strong marketing skills and an ability to interact effectively with the media.
- An individual who is committed to academic freedom and academic excellence in the teaching and learning process and who supports student leadership development, student government, athletics and extracurricular activities.
- An educator who demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the California community college and its varied mission components.
- A person who demonstrates empathy and support for students and staff with disabilities.
- An individual who is a problem solver demonstrating a forward thinker who can evaluate outcomes and unintended consequences.

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About Citrus College:
Celebrating over 100 years of service, Citrus College is located in Glendora in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, approximately twenty-five miles northeast of metropolitan Los Angeles. The college has the distinction of being the oldest community college in Los Angeles County and the fifth oldest in the state.

Citrus College was founded in 1915 under the leadership of Dr. Floyd S. Hayden, who helped bring the community college movement to California. From 1915 to 1961, the college was operated by the Citrus Union High School District. In July 1961, the Citrus Community College District was created to include the Azusa and Glendora unified school districts. In 1967, the district expanded to include the Claremont, Duarte and Monrovia school districts.

Today, Citrus College occupies a 104-acre campus. The college is currently experiencing a major facilities expansion project that will change the look of the campus. The college enrolled 27 students in 1915 and currently the college serves more than 19,000 students annually. Classes are offered on a 16-week calendar (fall and spring semesters), as well as in a variety of non-traditional scheduling options -- winter intersession, evenings, summer sessions, and optional class formats, such as online education courses.

Mission Statement
Citrus College provides innovative educational opportunities and student support services that lead to the successful completion of degrees, transfer, career/technical education and basic skills proficiency. The college fosters personal and professional success through the development of critical thinking, effective communication, creativity, and cultural awareness in a safe, accessible and affordable learning community. In meeting the needs of our demographically diverse student population, we embrace equity and accountability through measurable learning outcomes, ethical data-driven decisions and student achievement.

Citrus College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, include filing of complaints against member institutions can be found at">

It is the policy of the District not to discriminate against and to encourage a diversity of applicants based on national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, use of family and medical care leave, genetic information, military or veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one of more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications are considered legal documents, and as such, all areas of the application must be completed or your application packet will be considered incomplete, and will not be moved forward. While it may be appropriate in some areas of your application to use "NA" (not applicable), do not use terms such as "see resume" or "see attached". When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all required documents, and those additional documents you choose to include, are attached BEFORE clicking the "Finished Attaching Documents" button and confirming. It is advisable to attach "Optional" documents first, and then "Required" documents once you are ready to click on the "Finished Attaching Documents" button and confirming.

Application and Supplemental Questionnaire must be complete. A resume will not substitute for a fully completed employment application and supplemental questionnaire. Incomplete applications will be rejected. When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience.

Additional documents CANNOT be added to your electronic application packet once you click on "Finished Attaching Documents" and receive your confirmation number; so, please be sure you have all documents you will upload handy and in an electronic format. THE APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM WILL NOT ACCEPT DOCUMENTS LARGER THAN 2MB. IF YOUR DOCUMENTS DO NOT UPLOAD, PLEASE RESIZE. If you do not have all your documents handy at the time you are applying for the position, we advise you to click on "Finish Attaching Documents Later". Be sure, however, to finish attaching your documents BEFORE the close or first consideration date for the position. Please remember, you will NOT be able to attach additional documents after you have selected "Finished Attaching Documents" and have received a confirmation number, and you will not be able to apply for a position after the position has closed.

Please note: should an applicant apply for a position more than once, only the most recently received application packet will be the one screened for completeness. All others will be deemed inactive, and will not be considered, regardless of completeness.

We regret we are unable to accept faxed, emailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials outside the online Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Only application materials submitted through this electronic format will be accepted. Exception: The Citrus College Form 101 must be mailed or hand delivered to the Director of Human Resources in a sealed, confidential envelope.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

All employees within the bargaining unit are required to pay dues as a member of the exclusive representative or pay an agency fee.

About Transcripts:
--Candidates must upload copies of all transcripts (need not be official at the time of application) which prove sufficient for verifying minimum qualifications for this position.
--Official transcripts will be required at the time of the job offer.
--Transcripts must be from the awarding institution, and must show that the degree has been awarded (or conferred) and the year.
--Degree(s) must be earned (or conferred) from accredited institution(s) or an equivalent foreign institution by the first consideration date for this position.
--All degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript by the indicated first consideration date for this position.
--Foreign transcripts must be transcribed in English AND evaluated for U.S. equivalency by a bona fide U.S. evaluation service.

Selection Procedure:
--A selection committee will review application packages of those candidates who have met the minimum qualifications for this position, and will select a limited number of qualified candidates for an interview.
--Each candidate may be asked to make a presentation on a topic of the selection committee's choice. The candidate will be informed of the topic when an interview appointment is scheduled.
--Each candidate may be asked to provide a sample of his or her writing ability just prior to the interview.
--Travel costs must be borne by the applicant.
--Final candidates for faculty, management, and supervisor/confidential positions may be interviewed by the Superintendent/President.
--If selected as a finalist, the candidate permits the District to contact the current and former employer(s) to investigate past employment history.


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