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President, Chabot College

Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Feb 23, 2023

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Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
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President, Chabot College

Position Type: Management
Tenure Information:
Position Code: 2EPR01
FTE: 1.0
Pay Rate (or Annual Salary): $217,500 - $277,592/annual
Job Location: Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545
Department: President's Office

Job Summary:
The Chabot College Community
Chabot College is committed to educational equity in its academic programs and college services so that students may achieve their personal, educational, and career goals. Our equity work today builds upon a strong history: the Puente and Umoja (formerly Daraja) learning communities, now models which have been replicated across the state, were created at Chabot College. These programs have paved the way for a series of additional educational and student support programs intentionally focused on equity that thrive at Chabot College today. Chabot College is located in Hayward, California, the third most diverse city in the United States. We serve a highly diverse student population and are proud to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Information about the demographics of our campus community can be found here (

Serving our diverse community requires a culturally-responsive approach that recognizes the myriad strengths and assets that our students bring to the campus community. We do so by promoting a classroom and co-curricular learning environment that is inclusive, collaborative, engaging, and challenging, and where respect, dignity, and integrity are core values. We see students as producers of knowledge, not just consumers of knowledge. We work to reframe inequities as a problem of practice, and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and institutional responsibility.

Joining Our College Community
We seek equity-minded applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to an educational community. We look for applicants who:

1. Accept their shared role and responsibility in addressing opportunity and achievement gaps experienced by students
2. Value and intentionally promote diversity and consciousness of difference
3. Empower the underrepresented and underserved
4. Demonstrate cultural competence and cultural humility
5. Have experience and success in closing student equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices, or are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about implementing practices that achieve these goals
6. Believe that all people have the right to an education and work environment free from fear, harassment, or discrimination
7. Are dedicated to addressing issues of social justice
8. Actively seek to disrupt institutional and/or systemic barriers that adversely impact historically marginalized communities
9. Foster students' potential to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking to fill the position of President, Chabot College in Hayward, California.

The President of Chabot College serves as the Chief Executive Officer and reports to the Chancellor of the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, a two-college district. The President will be expected to provide strong leadership and advocate for the College in a growing and changing community. The President must demonstrate a high degree of integrity, innovation, and commitment to shared governance and the community.

The College President is a management position designated by the Board of Trustees of the Chabot - Las Positas Community College District. The President serves as the campus chief executive and reports to the Chancellor. The President shall perform the duties of a community college president as prescribed by the laws of the State of California. In addition to whatever powers and duties are set forth in the Education Code, the president shall have those powers and duties which are delegated to him/her by the Chancellor or Board of Trustees pursuant to Education Code Section 70902, subdivision (d). The President shall execute all powers and duties in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and the laws of the State of California. The President is charged with institutional leadership and the implementation of Board Policies and Procedures as applicable to the position. The incumbent serves under contract and establishes annual goal, which are approved by the Chancellor.

The College President is responsible for broad decision-making and has administrative authority and leadership responsibility for all aspects of the College programs, including: instructional and student services; supervision and evaluation of all staff; planning and budgeting; technology; outreach and public relations; as well as coordination with the sister college and District Services as delegated by the Chancellor. The Board of Trustees or Chancellor may modify, add and/or delete duties.

APPOINTMENT The President shall be appointed by the Governing Board upon the nomination of the Chancellor and shall serve under the terms of an appropriate administrative contract.

NOTE: This class specification is not necessarily all-inclusive in terms of duties and responsibilities.

This is an executive-level position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education. The salary includes generous vacation, holidays, health and welfare benefits, and a fringe benefits package. The new President will be expected to assume duties on or about July 2023.

Representative Duties:
1. Keeps the Chancellor and Board of Trustees fully informed of important campus matters.
2. Prepares all recommendations/resolutions concerning the college and submits them to the Chancellor with final approval subject to Board of Trustees approval.
3. Recommend personnel decisions to the Chancellor, subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees.
4. Recommends the organizational structure of the College to the Chancellor, subject to approval of the Board of Trustees.
5. Provides leadership for the planning and development of instructional and student services programs; fiscal management; human resource management; technology; facilities; and community and government relations.
6. Provides leadership for institutional planning including development of the vision, mission statement, Educational Master Plan, facilities plan, strategic plan and budget. Establishes College goals in keeping with Board priorities.
7. Requests fiscal allocations from the District for the operational budget, staffing, and capital outlay project needs of the College. Advises the Chancellor of all possible sources of funds that might be available to implement present or contemplated District programs.
8. Informs the Board of Trustees on progress of meeting District goals and priorities, including research and evaluation to support continual improvement of programs and services.
9. Provides overall leadership for the College’s accreditation process.
10. Promotes diversity in all aspects of the college community.
11. Encourages and supports the value of staff development. Oversees the timely evaluation of all employees in accordance with California law and Board policy.
12. Ensures compliance with applicable laws, policies, and regulations, including the timely filing of required reports; stays informed of laws that affect the College, anticipating how changes might impact the College.
13. Practices shared governance with an open management style; promotes collegial consultation.
14. Serves as liaison between the college and the Chancellor with respect to employer-employee relation matters.
15. Represents the College to the community, promoting positive relationships and open communication with all constituencies; establishes and maintains strong working relationships with local schools, professional organizations, cultural groups, and businesses; develops a public relations program for the service area.
16. Represents the College to appropriate local, state, and federal agencies, exerting influence on community college policy development; provides for continued membership in relevant associations.
17. Under emergency situations, in consultation with the Chancellor, acts as the sole authority to close all or part of the campus to protect the safety and health of students and staff.

The President shall meet with the Chancellor to discuss and establish annual performance objectives. These objectives shall be based on the responsibilities set forth in the job description and any other duties mutually agreed upon by the parties as well as be responsive to Board of Trustees priorities. The President will report to the Chancellor annually on the achievement of the agreed upon objectives.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree from an accredited institution required, earned Doctorate preferred. A minimum of three years of successful senior-level administrative experience in an institution of higher education. Demonstrated knowledge of effective teaching and learning processes at the college level. Higher education teaching/counseling experience preferred. Strong record of community service and involvement. Understanding of laws and regulations pertaining to California Community Colleges.Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications:
Demonstration of:

1. A successful record of achievement in progressively senior executive-level positions held in large complex organizations including administrative experience in an accredited community college, preferably in California;
2. Extensive knowledge of Accreditation Standards as well as California Community College governance and budgetary regulations and processes at all levels: state, district, and college;
3. Fiscal responsibility, strong financial acumen, and success in developing and implementing organizational efficiencies, cost-saving strategies and securing resources that would ensure the continuing development of College programs;
4. Ability to seek alternative sources of revenue or successfully leveraging resources through grants and partnerships for educational opportunities and/or programs;
5. Success working with a college and/or non-profit foundation;
6. Ability to communicate and work collaboratively with others with information that goes both vertically and horizontally throughout the organization, including the participatory governance process;
7. Ability to plan effectively, implement strategies, and advocate for the College within a multi-college district structure;
8. Understanding and fulfilling labor contracts and working within a collective bargaining environment;
9. Community involvement creating partnerships and promoting the values of the college with elected officials, local governments and businesses, school boards, governing bodies, and community-based organizations;
10. Dedication to the mission of serving a diverse college community, including providing education and services that bridge equity gaps in: learning, culture, environmental, disabilities or socioeconomic conditions that impede student learning success;
11. Visibility and engagement in your role as an administrator.

Job Work Schedule: Schedule

Physical Demands and Working Environment:

Posting Number: AS611P
Open Date: 02/22/2023
Close Date: 4/18/2023
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates will need to have the following information or materials available to complete the application:

1. A cover letter (not to exceed 5 pages) that succinctly states how they meet the qualifications, and provide evidence of their experience and responsibilities. Note that this letter also serves as the “Personal Qualifications Statement.”
2. A current resume.
3. A list of eight references - two supervisors, two subordinates (including one support staff member), two colleagues and two faculty members. References may be from either current or former institutions. References will not be contacted without the applicant’s permission.
4. Unofficial or official transcripts.

The Board of Trustees has implemented a vaccine mandate for all employees. Accordingly, finalist(s) must comply with the vaccine mandate prior to being forwarded to the Board of Trustees for approval. See vaccine mandate information at

Notification to Applicants:
The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position

Instructions for Personal Qualifications Statement:
The purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.

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It is the policy of this District to provide equal opportunity in all areas of
employment practices and to assure that there shall be no discrimination against
any person on the basis of sex, ancestry, age, marital status, race, religious
creed, mental disability, medical condition (including HIV and AIDS), color,
national origin, physical disability, family or sexual preference status and other
similar factors in compliance with Title IX, Sections 503 and 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act, other federal and state non-discrimination regulations, and its
own statements of philosophy of objectives. The District encourages the filing of
applications by both sexes, ethnic minorities, and the disabled.


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