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President, Oxnard College

Ventura County Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Nov 29, 2023

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

Oxnard, CA


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

Oxnard College is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), and the next College President will continue to advance the College by successfully addressing the following:

Student-Centered Servingness

Beyond merely enrolling, Oxnard College aims to meet students where they are, providing culturally responsive services that affirm their identities and leverage their strengths to help them reach their goals.

Identify and serve new student populations through focused outreach, mentorship initiatives, innovative programs, technology, and partnerships.
Collaborate with faculty, classified professionals, and students to strengthen strategic enrollment management, expand student access, increase retention and student attainment.
Reduce equity gaps by creating a sense of belonging, developing a culture of inquiry, and making data driven decisions.
Build relationships with employees, foster unity, and increase the retention of dedicated and accomplished administrators, faculty, and classified professionals.
Retain and develop a strong and diverse leadership team to best represent our students and community. Hire and retain faculty and classified professionals from historically marginalized populations.
Position Oxnard College as a leader of diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism through programs and services that support recruitment and success for historically marginalized populations.

Strategic Partnerships

Position Oxnard College as a student-centered regional leader, strengthening alliances with local business and industry, school districts, universities, elected officials, and community stakeholders to meet educational, cultural, workforce and economic opportunities.
Serve as a visible and passionate champion for Oxnard College by communicating the value of Oxnard College, advocating for resources, and actively engaging with all constituents and communities.
Develop strategic partnerships with local workforce leaders to develop and align classes and programs to meet the interests of students and the needs of regional businesses in emerging industry sectors.
Contribute to shaping the vision of the District's future in a multi-college setting, including collaborating and advocating in a creative and respectful manner

Vision and Innovation

Provide strong leadership with a focus on advancing and maintaining educational quality, access, and student success. This includes building enrollments and outreach efforts, as well as aligning the delivery modalities of instructional and support services to better meet the needs of the students and communities that the college serves.
Ensure that facilities align with the Educational Master Plan in order to meet the needs of all students and employees.
Provide astute fiscal and enrollment management oversight while coping with challenging financial issues.
Prepare for emerging technologies to support the academic and career needs of students and communities that the college serves.
Implement strategies that address disproportionate impacts in enrollment, course success and student retention to increase the number of students acquiring degrees and certificates, achieving transfer, and becoming employed in their field of study.
Ideal Characteristics

A culturally responsive leader with an evidence-based commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism who delivers measurable institutional and community outcomes. Demonstrates impactful experience working with marginalized communities.
A strategic, results-oriented leader who recognizes and creates opportunities. Demonstrates a track record of setting measurable goals, assessing progress, and using data to make informed decisions that benefit students.
A deep commitment to the mission of California community colleges in improving the quality of life and the economic well-being of the communities they serve. Willingness to make a long-term commitment to the college and invest in its success.
Ability to build a shared college-wide vision with all constituents and inspire an urgency to enthusiastically pursue it.
Effective communication and responsive listening skills with sensitivity to the needs of the college, encouraging trust, mutual respect, and collegiality. Demonstrated ability to identify and remove institutional barriers.
Commitment to inclusive participatory governance and collective bargaining practices. Values the contribution of faculty and other constituent groups in the decision-making process, as provided by AB 1725 and modern leadership practices.
Evidence of actively connecting with students and building a climate that encourages student engagement.
Demonstrated achievement in providing for the whole student, promoting student enrollment, engagement, success, equity, retention, and well-being. An advocate for all students, including those from historically marginalized populations.
An inspiring, compassionate leader who models empathy, engages in cultural humility, accepts constructive feedback, and listens deeply to differing perspectives.
An open, honest, fair, and transparent leader who promotes a culture of trust and respect across all employee groups.
Experience in building, maintaining, and growing public and private partnerships.
An entrepreneurial leader with a successful track record of resource development.
Ability to successfully manage multiple competing interests and the limited resources to fulfill those demands.
Supports a culture of reflection and accountability in service of student success.

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, inclusion, and accessibility —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.

About Oxnard College

OXNARD COLLEGE is a fully accredited public community college providing quality academic and career programs since 1975. Founded on 118 acres, the college is ideally situated on California's Central Coast between beautiful beaches and sprawling farmland in the County's largest city. OC has been a Hispanic Serving Institution for nearly a half-century and offers 18 certificate programs, 17 Associate degrees for transfer and 37 Associate degrees with classes in over 60 disciplines for students interested in university transfer or career education. The main campus includes state-of-the-art facilities for instruction in dental assisting and hygiene (which enjoy 100% success rates), as well as a fully equipped industrial kitchen and café for hands-on training through OC's Culinary Arts, Restaurant Management, and Hospitality Management programs. The college's auxiliary site in Camarillo prepares students for public safety careers including firefighting and prevention, emergency medical response, and lifeguarding. Additionally, a Marine Education Center and Aquarium is located in the Channel Islands Harbor.

Oxnard College's primary service area includes the cities of Oxnard, Port Hueneme, and Camarillo and unincorporated areas of Ventura County such as Nyeland Acres and El Rio. Oxnard College is surrounded by farmland to its south, La Colonia (economically one of the poorest sections in Oxnard) to its north, and mostly working-class residential neighborhoods to the east and west. Oxnard College's primary feeder schools are within the Oxnard Union High School District and include Channel Islands, Hueneme, and Pacifica high schools. Over 67% of the college's enrollment is from residents of the city of Oxnard, where over 11% of residents live below the poverty line. Hispanics/Latinos make up 75% of the city's residents. Another 7% of students are from Port Hueneme, which has similar demographics to the city of Oxnard. Camarillo residents make up 7% of student population.

Oxnard College experienced steady increases in annual enrollments during the five years that preceded the pandemic, up to the 2019–20 academic year. The college had an unduplicated fall headcount of 7,512 students in the 2017–2018 academic year and 7,068 enrolled in the Fall of 2020. The steady increases in enrollments were due to efforts to increase capacity in high demand courses and concerted outreach efforts from the Student Services Division and collaboration with local high school district partners.

Oxnard College has received numerous awards including:

Top 150 Community Colleges, Aspen Institute College Excellence Program, eligible for the 2023 Aspen Prize ranked Oxnard College #4 in the State of California community college system.
2021-2022 Equity Champion of Higher Education for Excellence in Transfer for Latino students through Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT)
Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine named Oxnard College among the Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics in the categories of Total Enrollment for Two-Year Schools and Total Associate Degrees Granted for the 2019-2020 Academic Year
2021 Bellwether Consortium Winner (Workforce Development), Fire Fighter I/II Academy programs
2021 Bellwether Consortium (Finalist), Instructional Programs and Services

About the Community

Ventura County is located on the beautiful California coast. Our Mediterranean climate is often described as the best in the world with average annual temperatures in the mid-70s. Ventura County's mountains, valleys and seashore give the area six different micro-climates, more than any other county in the nation. It is the gateway to Channel Islands National Park, one of only four designated national marine sanctuaries composed of five islands located just a few miles off the coast. The county has a diverse population with approximately 800,000 residents including 10 incorporated cities (Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Ventura, Santa Paula, Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks) as well as unincorporated areas.


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