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President, Ventura College

Ventura County Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Nov 28, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

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.

Representative Duties:

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 and district.

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 and staff.

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 safe.

Work cooperatively with the Academic and Classified Senates and Associated Students through a participatory governance process.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a master's degree; and
One year of formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment.

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 constituencies.
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 environmental factors.
Further the advancement of Hispanic/Latine student success through strengthening our Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) identity.
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 allocation.
Develop a plan to dismantle the ongoing legacies of settler colonialism and honors the Chumash Peoples and their ancestorial land.
Champion the expansion of services for East Campus and the Santa Clara River Valley.

Ideal Characteristics

A bold and visionary leader who recognizes and creates opportunities, innovates, and makes student-centered decisions.
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 resolution.
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 strategic plan.
Demonstrated commitment to participatory governance and experience using collegial consultation.
Experience working in a collective bargaining environment.
Experience overseeing infrastructure projects from inception to completion.
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 multi-college district.
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.

Salary Range

$239,208 - $280,668 Annually

Screening Process

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 Commission


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 groups.

4. Actively support equitable workforce and economic development in Ventura County through partnerships and relevant programs and pathways leading from education to careers.

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