Cabrillo College is seeking an equity-minded Assistant
Superintendent/ Vice President of Instruction to provide quality
programs and services for a diverse student population promoting
ever-evolving needs as our students grow toward their individual
aspirational goals. This individual takes policy direction from the
President, serves on the President’s Cabinet, and plans, organizes,
directs, and integrates operations of the Instruction division and
is responsible for the development and delivery of instructional
programs and services; provides expert professional assistance to
the President and other District executives and managers in areas
of assigned responsibility; manages assigned functional areas to
ensure compliance with District policies and procedures and all
state and federal regulations and requirements.
Cabrillo is an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) with a special
focus on enhancing the Latinx student experience. Come join our
team, valuing high-level and innovative instruction, support
services, a welcoming environment, and helping to change the world
one student at a time!
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary Range: $154,289 to $217,101
per year. Salary
placement is determined by documented education and experience. A
doctoral stipend of $4,453 per year is provided to eligible
Cabrillo College currently provides a generous benefit stipend for
employees plus dependents that employees apply towards benefit
selections for medical, dental, life, and short-term/long-term
disability insurance. Depending on health plan selections, in many
cases full-time employee net out-of-pocket for benefit premiums
may be as low as $0.
Educational administrators are required to join the California
State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS) on a pre-tax basis.
Please see the Benefits link
on the HR webpage for more information.
This opportunity is a full-time assignment, 12 months per year.
Cabrillo administrators enjoy a 225-day work schedule, which
equates to an average of 20 self-selected non-work days, 15 set
holidays, and 3 individual responsibility days off annually. 12
days of sick leave accrue annually.
Cabrillo’s Commitment to Diversity
candidate will share Cabrillo's commitment to
educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student
population. Cabrillo College serves approximately 11,400 students
per term, of which 46% are LatinX, 42% White Non-Hispanic, 5%
multi-ethnic, 2% Asian, 1% are Black Non-Hispanic, 1% Filipino,
<1% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and <1% Pacific
Islander as of Fall 2021. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated
a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility
that the College has to the educational attainment and economic
well-being of the surrounding community.
Cabrillo College has a tradition of collegial governance, and
employees at all levels possess a long history of participatory
governance in all levels of decision-making at the college.
Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate,
create, and make a difference in the lives of its students and
About our Community:
The District includes Santa Cruz
County, along with portions of San Benito and North Monterey
Counties. Santa Cruz County is situated on the northern coast of
the beautiful Monterey Bay. The county has four predominant
regions: the northern coast that includes the urban areas of Santa
Cruz, Soquel, Capitola, and Aptos; the mountainous north that
separates Santa Cruz County from Silicon Valley; the wildly scenic
San Lorenzo River Valley that winds from the Santa Cruz mountains
to the Monterey Bay; and the agricultural south county that
includes Watsonville and Corralitos on the way to Monterey, Carmel,
and Salinas. With more than 29 miles of beaches, over 14 state
parks, 2 colleges, over 70 wineries, hundreds of places to dine, a
symphony, an NBA G League team, museums, a Shakespeare company, and
so much more, there’s something for everyone here.
About our College
: Cabrillo College is highly regarded for
its success of transfer and career education, and currently serves
over 11,400 students each semester. We transfer many of our
students to three nearby universities – the University of
California at Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, and California
State University at Monterey Bay. Cabrillo's career education is
closely connected to the nearby agricultural and farming industries
as well as the Silicon Valley business environment.
Want to know more? Check out our college web page here
Examples of Duties
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the
various types of work that may be performed. The omission of
specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the
position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to
- Plans, organizes, directs, controls, integrates and evaluates
the work of the Instruction division; with classified and faculty
administrators and divisional staff, develops, implements and
monitors work plans for the division to achieve goals and
objectives; contributes to development of and monitors performance
against annual division and department budgets and budget plans for
categorical and grant funding under the division’s oversight;
manages and directs development, implementation and evaluation of
plans, work processes, systems and procedures to achieve annual
goals, objectives and work standards.
- Directs and manages the performance of classified and faculty
administrators and divisional staff; directs and oversees the
selection of direct reports, faculty and other staff; establishes
performance requirements and professional development targets for
direct reports; regularly monitors performance and provides
coaching for performance improvement and development including
performance evaluations; accurate reporting of absence time; hears
and acts on grievances; subject to concurrence by senior
management and Human Resources, approves or takes disciplinary
action, up to and including termination, to address performance
deficiencies, in accordance with Board Policies, Administrative
Procedures, Human Resources procedures and collective bargaining
- Oversees and ensures the timely evaluation of faculty;
encourages faculty in their continuing professional development;
works to promote and maintain a collegial environment; reviews and
or participates in the faculty tenure review processes and
tenure-track search committees.
- Provides day-to-day leadership and works with staff to ensure a
high-performance, service-oriented work environment that supports
achievement of the department’s and District’s mission, objectives
and values; promotes workplace diversity, inclusion, cultural
competency and a positive work environment.
- Provides support to direct reports and other managers and/or
administrators regarding disciplinary actions and grievances;
approves related decisions.
- As a member of the President’s Cabinet and District Senior
Management, plays a leadership role in the development and
implementation of District strategic plans, goals and objectives
including Guided Pathways; leads and directs division and
department staff in the development and application of new
methodologies, technologies and business process improvements to
achieve higher efficiency, productivity and customer service in
District and division work processes.
- In collaboration with deans, faculty and classified
administrators and faculty, directs the planning and development of
curriculum for instructional programs and services; ensures
curriculum provides students with roadmaps to the efficient
achievement of career training, certificate, degree or transfer;
ensures occupational education programs and related services meet
industry licensing/certification standards; ensures delivery of
effective and equitable instructional services and support to
ensure access and student success in the credit, noncredit and
community educational programs.
- Through subordinate managers, oversees the development of the
District’s catalog and class schedule including allocating faculty
hours, staff and rooms; ensures accurate load and faculty
obligation as specified in the faculty contract and working
- Through subordinate managers, oversees the development and
implementation of regional workforce development programs and
services; facilitates coordination and collaboration with other
local and regional educational institutions and the business
community to provide technical training, educational programs and
services to meet the demands of existing and emerging industries
- Makes presentations to the Board of Trustees, Cabinet and other
- Chairs or serves on committees and represents the District at
local, regional, state and national conferences, meetings,
workshops and training seminars.
- With other vice presidents, deans and directors, ensures
District compliance with California Code of Regulations Title 5,
accreditation standards and Board Policies and Administrative
Procedures; collaborates on the implementation and integration of
District policies and procedures into college operations and on the
resolution of unusual and complex business problems.
- Participates in participatory governance committees, processes
- Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity,
sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college
students, faculty and staff.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Serves as a strategic advisor to the President and acts for
that individual in his/her absence as designated.
- Establishes and maintains positive relationships with K-12
districts, community organizations and transfer institutions.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
Any combination of experience and training that would likely
provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A
typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic,
socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds,
disability, and sexual orientation, of community college students,
faculty and staff AND
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
Master’s degree in a relevant field of study AND four (4)
years of experience as an academic administrator or in a faculty
leadership role, preferably in a community college OR
- An equivalent combination of training and experience
Skills and Abilities to:
- Advanced principles and practices of instructional program
development and administration.
- Curriculum development for a community college.
- Accreditation standards of the Accrediting Commission for
Community and Junior Colleges and Western Association of Schools
- Principles, practices, methods and techniques of program,
administrative and design applicable to regional workforce
development and career technical education.
- Principles, practices, methods and concepts used in public
agency grants and contract administration.
- Trends, developments and application of educational
technologies including distance and online educational
- Federal, state and local laws, rules, codes and regulations
applicable to the range of functions for which the Vice President
- Principles and practices of Equal Employment Opportunity in
hiring, retention, performance and advancement.
- Principles and practices of sound business communication.
- Research methods and analysis techniques.
- Principles and practices of effective management and
- Principles and practices of strategic planning.
- Basic principles and practices of organizational improvement,
equity and culture change.
- Safety policies and safe work practices applicable to the work
- Board Policies, Administrative Procedures, Human Resources
procedures and collective bargaining agreements.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
- Plan and direct activities of the Instructional Division.
- Direct curriculum, program and professional development.
- Direct and evaluate the career technical education and
workforce development programs and services.
- Read, interpret, explain and apply pertinent laws, codes,
rules, regulations, policies and principles, including District and
Board of Trustees policies.
- Define complex and strategic issues, analyze problems, evaluate
alternatives and develop sound, expert conclusions and
recommendations in accordance with laws, regulations, rules and
- Work collaboratively with District executives and managers and
the community and provide expert advice and counsel to develop
solutions to complex issues.
- Analyze, negotiate and administer grants and contracts.
- Analyze and make sound recommendations on complex instructional
and academic support issues.
- Organize, set priorities and exercise expert, independent
judgment within areas of responsibility.
- Develop and maintain an inclusive work environment that fosters
diversity, respect and engagement.
- Develop and implement appropriate procedures and controls.
- Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive correspondence,
reports, studies and other written materials.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Understand, interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, codes
- Represent the District effectively in dealings with external
- Make presentations and present proposals and recommendations
clearly, logically and persuasively to diverse audiences.
- Operate a computer and use standard business software.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
This timeline is subject to change based on developments during
the hiring process.
Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, January 17,
First round interviews are anticipated on or around Monday,
February 27, 2023 via Zoom. Second round interviews and open forums
will be in person at Cabrillo Collage
in March, 2023 and the tentative start date will be Monday,
July 3, 2023.
Required for submission:
- A valid California driver’s license or ability to access and
use alternative transportation.
- Complete application and answer ALL Supplemental
- Professional Resume
- Attach one of the following:
- Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended showing
degree(s) conferred (copies, photos, and downloads are acceptable).
Foreign transcripts must be evaluated for U.S.
equivalency at the applicant’s expense -
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- Equivalency Form –
click here (Download PDF reader) (optional) Submit this form with
supporting materials if you do not possess the minimum
qualifications as listed in the job announcement and feel you have
the equivalent education and/or experience.
: All application materials must be received by
11:59 pm on the closing date indicated above.
Only completed applications with the above required documents will
be reviewed by the committee. Application materials not
required (including reference letters) for this position will
not be reviewed.
Remove personally identifiable
information such as personal photos, social security number, birth
date, age, and gender from your application materials. Expenses
related to the recruitment process are the responsibility of the
applicant. Cabrillo is unable to sponsor work visas.
A search committee will review and invite applicants for an
interview. Meeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an
interview. A written performance exercise and/or presentation may
be a part of the interview, and finalists may be invited to return
for a second interview. All notifications will be via email, and
can also be accessed through your application profile.
Conditions of Employment
Selected candidates given a conditional offer of employment are
required to submit tuberculosis screening clearance results, proof
of eligibility to work in the United States, and present their
Social Security card upon hire (for payroll purposes).
Cabrillo College is an equal opportunity employer and actively
seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the
College is to encourage applications from all persons. No person
shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex
or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion,
marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin,
medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.
Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to
complete the employment process must notify Human Resources at