Woodland Community College - Woodland, CA
The Governing Board and Chancellor of Yuba Community College
District are seeking an equity-minded, dynamic, collaborative, and
innovative leader to serve as College President of Woodland
Community College. The College President will be responsible for
providing effective leadership and administrative management for
all instructional and student services at the college. The full job
description can be accessed
. The President Search web page can be accessed
Essential Duties Summary:
WOODLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Woodland Community College (WCC), a Hispanic Serving Institution
and one of two colleges in the Yuba Community College District,
began in 1975 as an outreach center of Yuba College in 1975.
However, because of the growing demand for college programs and
services in Yolo County grew, by 1981 the California Postsecondary
Commission officially designated the outreach site an Educational
Center. In 1985, the Yuba Community College District Board of
Trustees secured a 120-acre site for permanent facilities which
were completed in 1990. In 2008 Woodland Community College was
accredited as the second college within the Yuba Community College
Today, WCC has two additional instructional sites: the Lake County
Campus in Clearlake and the Colusa Center. For many years, the
courses were offered at the Lake County Campus, which was an
outreach center of Yuba College; but in 2016 a District realignment
made the Lake County Campus a Woodland Community College teaching
site. Additional facilities at this Campus have been expanded over
several decades to include a new student services center, which
includes a new library, computer labs, and an array of student
services, as well as facilities also for a state-of-the-art kitchen
and dining room for the Culinary Arts Program and new instructional
spaces for the sciences and Early Childhood Education
Today at the Lake County Campus, students can complete two years of
pre-transfer work or satisfy their General Education requirements
as well as major preparation courses for many degrees (e.g.,
Accounting, Automotive repair, Business Administration, Chemical
Dependency Counseling, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education,
Income Tax Preparation, Drinking Water/Wastewater, and Welding).
The Colusa County Campus of Woodland Community College, located at
99 Ella Street in Williams, opened in January 2011. Course
offerings include a variety of general education transfer classes,
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and Career
Education (CE) programs of study. A variety of student services are
also available at the campus, including the College's TRIO
programs, which is a federally funded college opportunity program
designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged
backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree.
With three instructional sites located in three counties (i.e.,
Colusa, Lake, Yolo), Woodland Community College's service area is
both vast and diverse. WCC's students are residents of cities and
towns in the region, which include, but are not limited to,
Arbuckle, Clearlake, Colusa, Davis, Lakeport, Lower Lake (CDP),
Maxwell (CDP), Middletown (CDP), West Sacramento, Williams,
Winters, and Woodland. These communities, which are spread over a
large geographic area, represent the rich social, ethnic,
linguistic, and cultural diversity of the upper Sacramento
- Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI): WCC has been granted
the HSI designation and has been awarded significant grant funding
to support student success and achievement.
- Commitment to Student Success: Student-centered faculty
and staff provide high quality instruction and student support
services that foster student success for diverse and engaged
students. In the words of one student, "not just words, but
actions... everyone shows you that they truly care about
- Educational Pathways: The College has strong alliances
with feeder high schools and higher education intuitions, including
a robust and growing dual enrollment and middle college
- New Performing Arts and Culinary Services Facility: A
new $42 million, 35,300 square-foot facility is close to completion
and includes a 450-seat performing arts theater, classroom space
for theatre arts, music, art, agriculture, culinary arts, and other
- Racially, Ethnically, and Linguistically Diverse
Communities: The institution is deeply committed to identifying
and reducing opportunity and outcome gaps among different student
populations by providing access to high quality programs, removing
barriers to student success, and addressing structural inequalities
in programs and support services at all sites and modalities.
- Outstanding Programs: WCC has a variety of high-quality
instructional programs and excellent support services. The location
of three campuses in neighborhoods where students live provides
access to campus life and the College has recently added an
intercollegiate soccer program to address studentâ€™s desire for
more opportunities to participate in athletic programs, artistic
and cultural events, and volunteer activities.
ESSENTIAL DEMONSTRATED LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:
- Enrollment and Scheduling: Like most California
community colleges, WCC has experienced an overall decline in
Full-Time Equivalent Students (FTES), a trend which began prior to
the Covid-19 pandemic, but which accelerated during the pandemic
crisis. From 2017-2018 to 2020-2021, the College experienced a
decrease in full-time equivalent students of 13%. However, since
fall 2022, enrollments at WCC have been increasing but remain below
pre-pandemic levels. WCC has an opportunity to take a more
student-centered approach to scheduling to better meet student
demand and enhance student progression.
- Slowing Population Growth: The Woodland Community
College service area grew substantially between 2010 and 2020
(e.g., Arbuckle 15%, West Sacramento 11%, Woodland 10%, Clearlake
9%, Williams 8%, Winters 7%, Colusa 7%). However, WCC Service Area
is projected to only grow by 1.9% between 2019-2024 (slightly
slower than Californiaâ€™s rate of 2.5% over the same
- Digital Divide: While the majority of residents in
service area counties have access to computing technology and
broadband internet, there remains a significant number of people
who are without these resources, which are critical to economic,
social, and civic life in the 21st century.
- Income and Poverty: Median household income in all three
counties is below the California average of $80,440: Yolo County
$71,417, Colusa County $59,401, Lake County $47,138. Through
partnership and program development there is an opportunity to
provide greater access to high wage employment in the WCC service
- Community Engagement and College Image: While there are
strong community connections, there is an opportunity to enhance
the College's image in the community through high visibility,
involvement, and advocacy.
- Resources: The Yuba Community College District is
collaboratively developing a new Resource Allocation Model (RAM).
College leadership is critical to effective design and
implementation of the RAM. Moreover, new partnerships, grants, and
other external revenue streams are needed to support new program
development and there are opportunities to support the YCCD
fundraising efforts in the WCC service area.
is seeking a College leader who possesses the following essential
- Deep Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and
Anti-racism: The College President will collaborate with
College and District personnel to develop strategies for hiring and
retaining high quality employees, especially from under-represented
groups. The College President will address gaps in student
outcomes, develop opportunities for disproportionately impacted
groups, and mobilize the College to improve results.
- Deep Commitment to Student Access and Success: Under the
direction of the Chancellor, the College President is responsible
for improving the quality of life and economic well-being of our
citizens and communities by improving access to a quality-learning
environment and fostering high levels of success for all
- Team Building: The College President and his/her team
will foster among faculty, staff, and administrators a culture of
innovation and effective implementation driving towards common
goals of improving student access and success.
- Willingness to Take Significant Risks to Advance Student
Success: Under the direction of the Chancellor, the College
President will identify identifying gaps in student success and
identify new resources and reallocate existing resources for the
College to improve results.
- Establishes a Sense of Urgency: The College President
will work to establish and maintain among leaders, faculty,
administrators, and staff a healthy sense of urgency and motivation
to improve student access and success.
- The Ability to Create Lasting Change within the College:
Under the direction of the Chancellor, the College President will
have strong strategic ability to plan for change in ways that
ensure broad buy-in and action that significantly improves student
access and success; and will be committed to collaborative
activities addressing the identified gaps in student outcomes based
on factors such as race, ethnicity, and gender, and then
collaborate with college stakeholders to improve results.
- Strategic Vision for the College and Its Students, Reflected
in External Partnerships: Under the direction of the
Chancellor, the College President will collaborate with other
departments to pave the way for ongoing student access and success
by forging partnerships with outside entities, including
community-based organizations and employers.
- Results-oriented: The College President will develop and
ensure effective implementation, routine assessment of progress and
data-informed improvement to build a culture of inquiry and
evidence to support a results-oriented approach across the
- Effective Communicator: The College President will have
strong interpersonal and public speaking abilities that support
effectively communicating and listening, strategically
communicating in ways that foster strong relationships, developing
shared priorities, and inspiring trust and action.
- Raise and Allocate Resources in Ways Aligned to Student
Success: Under the direction of the Chancellor, the College
President will collaborate with other Student Services departments,
developing resources to achieve significantly improved student
outcomes by implementing well-designed institutional changes at
scale, and ensuring they are embedded for the long term.
Entrepreneurship: The College President will work to
identify and raise resources that support strategies for improving
student access and success.
Leading Beyond College Boundaries: The College President
will reach beyond the district to guide the College to achieve
broader aims for student success by establishing and strengthening
partnerships with the communities served and with local and
regional businesses and industries. In addition, the President will
be expected to provide leadership for district-wide programs or
- Crisis Management: The College President will
collaborate with College personnel, District personnel, and the
community to manage and recover from crises (e.g., COVID-19,
wildfires, other natural disasters).
- Possession of a master's degree;
- Three years of administrative experience in higher education;
- Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity,
sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college
students and employees.
- Doctoral degree preferred.
- Five years of executive-level leadership experience in
increasingly complex positions in higher education and demonstrated
experiencing in championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and
anti-racism are strongly preferred.
- Experience working in a culturally diverse workplace, including
experience and success working with
- Spanish speaking populations.
- Experience working in a multi-college district.
- Demonstrated cultural competence and a demonstrated commitment
to building equity-focused practices into student support programs
of an academic institution.
- Experience with State and Federal Law and other regulations
- Successful experience working with disadvantaged and/or
- Experience with fundraising and resource
- Experience in creating consortia and partnerships.
- Experience in public speaking
- Knowledge of national and state initiatives (e.g., Student
Equity, College Promise, Strong Workforce
- Programs, Guided Pathways, Online Education Initiative, and
- Perform duties in a typical office environment.
- Hearing and speaking to exchange information and make
- See to read a variety of materials.
- Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer
- Sitting for extended periods of time.
- Lifting light objects.
- Alternatively, performance of all essential functions with a
Range 50, Management Salary Schedule
$172,922 - $210,686 per year (Step 1-9)
In accordance to Board and
Administrative 3570 Policies, In the interest of public health,
Yuba Community College District is a smoke and tobacco-free
WORK DAY, WORK WEEK, and WORK YEAR:
The District has the
right to establish work day, work week, work year; hours of
positions within the District may vary.
Review Start Date:
Open Until Filled:
Special Instructions to Applicants:
HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants must submit the following by
September 29, 2023 (5:00pm PST):
Incomplete applications will be ineligible for
- A completed Yuba Community College District
- A letter of interest that addresses how the applicantâ€™s
skills and experiences align with the desirable qualifications, the
opportunities, and the essential leadership competencies listed
above (not to exceed 5 pages).
- A current resume or curriculum vitae that includes educational
background, professional experience, professional activities, and
any other experience pertinent to the position.
- A list of eight (8) professional references with mobile phone
and email contact information. Include two supervisors, two
subordinates (including one support staff member), two faculty, and
two community members.
- A personal diversity/equity/EEO statement.
- Unofficial Transcripts of all college work (official
transcripts required if selected for position).
The President Search web page can be accessed https://www.yccd.edu/district-services/hr/employment-opportunities/wcc-president-search/
The job description can be accessed https://www.yccd.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/College-President-Job-Classification-1.pdf
For general inquiries regarding the application process and
technical assistance, please contact:
Jake M. Hurley, Esq.
Associate Vice Chancellor
Office of People and Culture (HR)
CANDIDATE INQUIRIES AND NOMINATIONS
For all inquiries, nominations, and more information regarding the
position and search process, contact the District's search
consultants. All inquiries and nominations will be held in the
Willard 'Will' Lewallen, Ph.D.
Community College Search Services
Joan Smith, Ed.D.
Community College Search Services
We welcome nominations, referrals, and confidential
To apply, visit https://yccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/3541
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Yuba Community College District is an Equal Employment
Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, Yuba Community College District will provide
reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals. Applicants who
require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection
process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary
The Yuba Community College District is strongly committed to
achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment
opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants
and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin,
religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or
ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry,
sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability,
pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of
the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a
person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived
characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal,
state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or
to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.