Ventura, CA, United States
Under the direction of the Chancellor, the President serves as the
Chief Executive Officer of the college, oversees the academic and
student services functions for the college, ensures sound fiscal
and facilities management, and implements statutes, regulations,
policies, and procedures in consideration of the mission of the
district and college.
Plan and develop the overall academic direction for the college in
conjunction with the Chancellor; plan and recommend the
instructional and student services programs, college budget, and
the organizational structure of the college; collaborate with
district and college staff with regard to the strategic planning of
short and long range goals and objectives, management of
facilities, policy development, and resource allocation.
Administer the overall development, evaluation, and improvement of
the college curriculum and student services programs, services, and
activities based on effective research and analysis; oversee the
collaboration of instructional and student services managers to
provide and enhance a student-centered model of education.
Plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the activities of the college
pursuant to the mission of the district and college and the goals
and objectives as set forth by the Board of Trustees; report on
college achievement of district and college goals.
Provide leadership for sound fiscal planning in the development and
management of the institution's budget and externally-funded
initiatives; plan resource allocations for facilities, equipment,
and technologies that support the mission and goals of the college
Conduct administrative staff meetings and councils; provide
guidance to and receive advice from faculty organizations on
matters relating to the instructional and student services programs
Establish and facilitate communication between the college,
students, communities, businesses, and district; provide leadership
for the development of outreach activities and partnerships that
strengthen college viability; represent the college at meetings of
the Board of Trustees, district cabinet, district planning
activities in the community, and as appropriate at regional, state,
and national conferences; ensure the visibility of the college
within the community by promoting its accomplishments and
developing appropriate marketing strategies.
Recommend the selection, retention, promotion, and termination of
college personnel; provide staffing recommendations in compliance
with equal employment opportunity principles and guidelines; lead
and coordinate innovative efforts for staff development and the
improvement of instructional and student services programs.
Coordinate projects and activities related to program and college
accreditation, articulation, and matriculation.
Provide for the safety of students, staff, and the general public
at the college; support the implementation of safety training
programs and services for students and staff; oversee college
facilities to ensure they are functional, energy-efficient, and
Work cooperatively with the Academic and Classified Senates and
Associated Students through a participatory governance
Make recommendations and decisions regarding curricula and courses
in consideration of input from the Academic Senate and college
management; involve staff in the development and continuous
appraisal of the general philosophy and specific objectives of the
college; coordinate a system of evaluation that appraises the
effectiveness of programs and personnel.
Encourage development of a campus climate that will motivate
students and staff.
Possession of a master's degree; and
One year of formal training, internship or leadership experience
reasonably related to the administrator's administrative
Challenges and Opportunities
Cultivate a culture of trust, transparency, belonging,
collaboration, and effective communication that inspires a sense of
unity among stakeholders that advances the College's Mission,
Vision, and Guiding Principles.
Advance Ventura College as a leader of diversity, equity,
inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism through programs and
services that support recruitment and success for students of
color, underrepresented students, and marginalized
Enhance efforts to provide students with a sense of place and
create a welcoming environment for all students.
Identify strategies to increase enrollment, retention, completion,
and expanded access for all students given state priorities and
Further the advancement of Hispanic/Latine student success through
strengthening our Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI)
Examine the balance of online and in-person learning options to
optimize educational outcomes for students.
Partner with workforce leaders to align the vision of career
education programming to meet the interests of students, the needs
of regional businesses, and address the emerging and dominant
industry sectors throughout Ventura County.
Oversee the development and implementation of the strategic plans,
management of facilities, policy development, and resource
Develop a plan to dismantle the ongoing legacies of settler
colonialism and honors the Chumash Peoples and their ancestorial
Champion the expansion of services for East Campus and the Santa
Clara River Valley.
A bold and visionary leader who recognizes and creates
opportunities, innovates, and makes student-centered
A genuine collaborator who is committed to building meaningful
relationships by engaging, empowering, and working with students,
faculty, classified professionals, and administrators.
A commitment to supporting and investing in employees to improve
organizational culture and increase retention.
A motivational and inspirational leader who will serve as a
tireless advocate throughout the region, state, and nation.
A leader with cultural humility who views diversity in all its
forms as an institutional value and is dedicated to incorporating
diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism into
all aspects of a college and the broader community.
A leader who is committed to meeting the needs of students and
employees with diverse abilities and diverse academic, cultural,
and socioeconomic backgrounds.
A transformational leader who embraces technology and fosters the
on-going development of programs and services and innovative
methods of delivery.
Demonstrates a strong dedication to the community college's mission
of enhancing the quality of life and economic prosperity within the
communities they support.
Show a readiness for long-term commitment to the college and a
willingness to invest in its success.
An adept communicator and active listener with a willingness to
consider differing viewpoints and engage in effective conflict
Demonstrated achievement in promoting student enrollment,
engagement, success, and retention.
Values and promotes career education programs in order to meet the
needs of community employers and provide students with
opportunities for in-demand, high wage jobs.
A skillful leader in crisis management with the ability to support
and advance an institution through demanding times.
A fiscally astute leader with a proven track record of managing
large, challenging, and complex budgets which are aligned with a
Demonstrated commitment to participatory governance and experience
using collegial consultation.
Experience working in a collective bargaining environment.
Experience overseeing infrastructure projects from inception to
Experience leading institution-wide regional accreditation and
obtaining and maintaining programmatic accreditation.
Experience engaging with political and legislative entities at the
local, state, and national level.
A collaborator and educator who will maintain, build, and expand
relationships with K-12 institutions, community organizations,
university partners, and other higher education institutions.
Demonstrated ability to lead, navigate, and collaborate within a
A successful fundraiser who has experience working with college
foundations and other philanthropic organizations.
A leader who takes accountability for oneself and expects
accountability in others.
$239,208 - $280,668 Annually
The selection committee will review and screen all applications.
The committee will invite the most qualified applicants to an
initial interview. Following the initial interview, the Chancellor
will interview the candidates recommended by the selection
committee for final consideration.
Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation
during the selection process must inform the Human Resources
Department, in writing, of the need for a reasonable accommodation
no later than the application deadline. The request should include
a description of the type and extent of the accommodation
requested. Requests for accommodation must be sent to:
Andrea Barrera Ingley, Director of Employment Services/Personnel
The Ventura County Community College District is committed to the
principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's
policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment have
full and equal access to employment opportunity and are not
subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the
District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color,
national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental
disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent,
citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital
status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, or on
the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on
association with a person or group with one or more of these actual
or perceived characteristics.
Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) is a public
community college district serving residents throughout Ventura
County. Its mission is to provide students, in its diverse
community, with access to comprehensive quality educational
opportunities that support student learning and student success.
VCCCD's three colleges—Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and
Ventura College—offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges
and universities, career technical training, basic skills
instruction, and community service, economic development, and
continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and
skills improvement. All three colleges are designated
Hispanic-Serving Institutions and accredited by the Accrediting
Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western
Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting
body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
and the U.S. Department of Education. The District Administrative
Center (DAC), centrally located in Camarillo, oversees
administrative functions and provides leadership and services to
the three colleges in support of VCCCD's mission. Rick MacLennan,
Ed.D., was selected by the Board of Trustees to serve as Chancellor
beginning July 2022.
VCCCD is governed by a five-member, locally elected Board of
Trustees and one student Board member elected by students from all
colleges. The Board of Trustees is responsible for adopting
policies that govern the business of the District and its colleges.
The Board of Trustees—through a lens of diversity, equity, and
inclusion—is guided by four strategic goals:
1. Instill a culture that values diversity, students, our
communities, collaboration, and the success of each employee.
2. Increase equitable access and success for all students.
3. Support the closing of academic achievement and support services
equity gaps across racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and gender
4. Actively support equitable workforce and economic development in
Ventura County through partnerships and relevant programs and
pathways leading from education to careers.
To apply, visit: https://acctsearches.org/president-ventura-college-vcccd-ca/