North Orange County Community College District
District Chancellor's Office
Percentage of Employment:
Months of Employment:
12 Months Per Year
The Chancellor is the Chief Executive Officer of the District and
reports to a seven-member Board of Trustees who are elected by
residents in specific geographic areas. The Board seeks an
experienced leader committed to academic excellence and student
success in implementing a comprehensive program of instruction and
services that fulfills the District's responsibilities to its
diverse communities. It is a continuing goal of NOCCCD to hire and
retain people who reflect the rich diversity of the District and
its student body.
The position calls for an individual with a record of proven
leadership skills combined with a passionate commitment to a 21st-
century comprehensive community college mission and the ability to
plan resource allocation to meet these goals during a period of
dynamic change. The ideal candidate will be an innovative,
energetic, and proven leader who understands the community college
system and the dynamics of a large multi-campus community college
district and is willing to make a long-term commitment to NOCCCD.
The next Chancellor will be someone who is committed to equity,
race consciousness, and social justice, providing a culturally
responsive environment that provides outstanding educational
opportunities for all students, employees, and surrounding
The Search Committee and the Board of Trustees will consider the
following desirable characteristics in their selection of the next
Demonstrated Commitment to Student Access, Success, and
- A leader whose philosophical commitment to student access and
success has been demonstrated through changes in institutional
strategies and policies that resulted in improved student
achievement and experiences.
- A leader who focuses on serving the whole student facilitating
the development of systems and structures that assist students in
successfully navigating pathways for completion and lifelong
- A leader who uses data analysis and evidence to identify and
remove systemic barriers that inhibit student success.
- A leader with demonstrated experience providing real-time
solutions based on dynamic information; uses data for
time-sensitive interventions and not merely longitudinal
- A leader who supports addressing students' basic needs, mental
health support, and the District's diversity, equity, inclusion,
and anti-racism goals.
- A student-centered educator who understands the complexity of
credit, noncredit/adult education and services; supports the
comprehensive community college and understands the competing
priorities of transfer, career technical, college-readiness skills,
noncredit/adult education, and community services offerings.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism
- A leader who has demonstrated results leading to and fostering
diversity, equity, inclusiveness, and an anti-racist environment
for students and employees.
- Demonstrated ability to support the District/College efforts to
increase faculty and staff diversity, to address student
achievement gaps, and to create a welcoming and inclusive work and
- Demonstrated ability to promote the growth and success of a
diverse population of students and employees through the
development of interculturally competent and equity minded
management and leadership abilities. The ideal candidate should
have experience in this area with Black/African Americans, Latinx,
Indigenous/Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other
disproportionately impacted students and employees.
Takes Strategic Risks
- A leader who is willing to take significant data-informed risks
and inspires employees to change how everyone across the District
thinks and acts to improve the student experience and achievement
of educational goals.
- A leader who is committed to identifying and removing systemic
barriers to ensure equitable outcomes for students, especially
those from marginalized populations.
Builds a Healthy Organization
- A decisive and pragmatic leader with strong collaborative
decision-making skills who will advocate for and apply the
principles of collegial consultation to create a common commitment
to and focus on students.
- A leader who is guided by ethics and honesty, is committed to
transparency and inclusiveness in decision-making, and promotes the
application of ethics across a large multi-campus
- A leader who promotes cohesiveness and respect among all
District constituents; resolves controversial issues and problems
in a timely manner using input from constituent groups, and who is
sensitive to the effects of decisions on students and the campus
- A consensus builder who uses and promotes an open, approachable
management style that is inclusive, collaborative, and
- A leader who understands the vital importance of employee
well-being and who is committed to advocating for all employees in
the essential elements of well-being—career, financial, physical,
social, and community—and acknowledges their contributions and
cultivates employee potential.
Establishes Urgency for Improvement and
- A leader who works to establish and maintain among District
leaders, faculty, and staff a healthy sense of urgency about
uniting the District's varied competing interests to accomplish the
common goal of improving student outcomes.
- A leader with a vision to help NOCCCD evolve through COVID-19
- A leader who creates a culture that encourages exploring new
possibilities and innovative approaches that have significant
potential to advance the District.
Aims for Results and Achieves Lasting Internal
- An educator with a results-oriented approach who promotes a
culture of inquiry and evidence.
- A leader who facilitates an integrated planning process to
ensure that the District's four entities—the three Institutions and
District Services— by developing and implementing master and
strategic plans to achieve strategic directions. The planning
process will comply with the accreditation standards through
District-wide alignment, routine assessment of progress and
continuous data-informed improvement.
- A transformational leader who proactively leads change to
continuously improve the organization and student
- A leader with proven experience analyzing and improving
planning and institutional processes across competing interests and
- A visionary educational leader who possesses exceptional
interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and uses those
skills to foster strong relationships; to develop shared
priorities; and to effectively identify and resolve
- A leader who listens attentively to and seeks to understand
others and is willing to accept and consider differing
- A leader with the ability and willingness to build rapport with
- A leader with a sense of humor and demonstrated ability to ease
- A leader whose communication and management style are effective
in the District's multicultural/ multilingual environment, a style
that instills confidence and trust, and a style that has the impact
of calming difficult situations.
- A leader who effectively engages with the District's internal
and external stakeholders, strategically communicating in ways that
advance the student experience and success.
- A leader who is politically proactive with proven advocacy
skills and solid understanding of recent local, state, and national
legislation that impacts community colleges.
- A leader who is willing to address such issues for students as
housing insecurity, food insecurity, and mental health.
Resource Management and Operational Ability
- A fiscally competent leader who will ensure the District's
fiscal stability by securing sufficient resources to fund
operations and providing adequate controls to prevent fiscal
- An astute administrator with a demonstrated understanding of
the complex dynamics of a multi-campus district, including a
collective bargaining environment, California community college
finances, budgetary processes, construction programs, and federal
and state programs and legislative issues as they affect California
- A leader who aligns expenditures with strategies and allocates
resources based on data, integrated planning, and transparent
- A leader who provides prudent oversight for the completion of
major capital facilities construction and renovation projects to
support sustainability goals and employee and student
- A leader who understands the role of technology in all aspects
of the District's operation and fully supports the leveraging of
technology to advance the District's strategic goals and
- An entrepreneurial and effective fundraiser with demonstrated
capacity to raise revenue and develop resources to support the
Colleges' Foundations and District's programs.
- A leader who supports securing and implementing District-wide
Develops Effective External Partnerships
- A leader who uses the District's influence and resources to
pave the way for ongoing student access and success by forging
partnerships with outside entities, including K-12 school
districts, four-year colleges, community-based organizations, and
employers. These partnerships will focus on helping large numbers
of students, including those from historically underserved
populations, and create positive change in the region.
Maintains an Effective Relationship with the Board of
- An executive officer who understands and appreciates the role
of the Board of Trustees and who is committed to maintaining a
solid CEO/Trustee relationship.
- An executive officer who demonstrates regular and effective
communication with Trustees and supports their professional
- A leader who communicates with the Board in ways that ensure
shared goals and a common understanding of the District's progress
toward achieving strategic directions.
The Chancellor is responsible for all NOCCCD operations and assures
that the District is administered in accordance with the policies
adopted by the Board of Trustees. The Chancellor is responsible for
improving the quality of life and the economic well-being of the
diverse residents and communities in the District’s service area by
providing access to quality learning environments and fostering
high levels of access and success for all students. The Chancellor
oversees Cypress College, Fullerton College, North Orange
Continuing Education, and District Services; maintains community,
legislative, and District relations; provides leadership for
District-wide integrated planning; and assures institutional fiscal
integrity and responsibility.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
To fulfill the minimum qualifications for this position, the
candidate must demonstrate that he/she satisfies all of the
Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited
One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience
reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative
Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity,
sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college
students, faculty, and staff.
To fulfill the desirable qualifications for this position, the
candidate must demonstrate that he/she satisfies the following
strongly preferred qualifications:
Possession of a doctorate from an accredited institution.
Demonstrated commitment to and experience with diversity, equity,
inclusion, and anti-racism as described in the desirable
Five or more years of leadership and management experience in an
executive position with significant decision-making
Senior administrative experience in progressively responsible
positions in higher education.
Salary Range: This is an executive position that offers a
competitive salary and benefits package, including participation in
the California State Teachers Retirement System.
Number of Vacancies:
Posting Number: 2015112P
Open Date: 03/04/2021
Special Instructions Summary: Nominations and applications
will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to ensure
consideration, the deadline is September 3, 2021, at 11:59
p.m. PST. All inquiries, nominations, and applications
will be held in the strictest confidence.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must submit a
complete application consisting of the following:
• A letter of application, preferably no more than five pages,
which provides examples from background and experience that address
the Desirable Characteristics in this job announcement;
• A current resume of professional experience, educational
background, and other pertinent information;
• Transcripts of graduate course work (unofficial transcripts may
be submitted with application; candidates selected for employment
will be required to provide official transcripts and verification
of experience prior to the first day of service);
• A job description of your most recent position;
• A list of eight references, including two supervisors, two
subordinates (including one support staff member), two faculty (or
equivalent) and two community members. Include business phone, cell
phone and email addresses for each.
In order to be considered for the position all application
materials must be submitted online. Follow the instructions to
establish an account to submit your completed application
The District does not accept resumes in lieu of applications. The
District does not accept application materials by fax, email, or in
A search committee representing the constituencies of the District
will evaluate applications and select a limited number of
candidates for an initial interview. Applicant screening will begin
in September with initial interviews tentatively scheduled during
the week of October 11, 2021. Candidates selected for further
consideration will be invited to interview with the Board of
Trustees and participate in open campus forums.
To apply, visit: https://nocccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/4671