Job Details

San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
  • Position Number: 4534419
  • Location: San Jose, CA
  • Position Type: Academic Vice Presidents and Provosts


San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

Close/First Review Date: 09/25/2023

Campus Location: San Jose City College

Position Description:

The Vice President of Academic Affairs reports to the College President at San Jose City College. This is a full time, 12 months per year, academic management position.


Reporting to the College President, the Vice President of Academic Affairs plans, directs, administers and evaluates the instructional programs of the College.


The Vice President of Academic Affairs will serve as an effective change agent working collaboratively with the College's diverse stakeholders to develop and implement innovative approaches to enhance academic excellence. The position is responsible for leadership in planning, administering, developing, coordinating, and evaluating the College's instructional programs and courses; in administering instructional and instructionally-related policies, procedures and mandates; in the use of advanced technology systems in instruction; in the development of instruction that incorporates concepts of cultural proficiency; in developing and updating the college Educational Plan; in working with the Vice President of Student Affairs in the areas of recruiting, enrollment and retention, WSCH management and marketing, and student success. The Vice President will supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff. The Vice President will work closely with the President, Academic and Classified Senates, College Council, faculty and classified unions, Vice President of Student Affairs and the Vice President of Administrative Services.


1. Plan, direct, administer and evaluate the instructional programs of the College; provide leadership for instructional programs and courses; recommend and administer instructional and instructionally-related policies, procedures and mandates.

2. Oversee all the degree, certificate, and program offerings including vocational programs, transfer, contract education, and programs for students with special needs. Develop and coordinate policies and activities, including program review, to respond to the educational needs of the College's student population.

3. Provide leadership in working with the faculty to develop student-learning outcomes as they relate to courses and programs.

4. Direct staff development within the college including the advancement of new pedagogies and the support and evaluation of new and tenured faculty.

5. Provide leadership for the implementation of the College strategic planning goals including program review, organizational structure, budget planning, program improvement, facilities infrastructure, student services, and quality improvement while incorporating the strategic planning themes of technology, cultural diversity, and campus relations.

6. Direct the preparation and processing of applications for the accreditation of individual occupational programs; direct the maintenance of records and the preparation of reports on trade and occupational programs required by the governmental agencies including student follow-up.

7. Provide leadership for program review, including improvement and development; systematic assessment of student progress and learning outcomes; and review and recommend changes to maintain relevance of Division programs and to meet student and community needs.

8. Supervise the development and timely publication of the college schedule and catalog, insuring that all pertinent information dealing with state and college regulations, district policies, and revisions approved by the Instructional Policies and Curriculum Committee (IPCC) and Academic Senate are current and accurately presented. Also ensure that the schedule and catalog contents are accurate and organized in a visually attractive and legible form.

9. Oversee program articulation with area high schools and other institutions of higher education.

10. Assist college programs to address issues related to accreditation and develop a system for the on-going and systematic review and enhancement of programs related to achieving educational goals.

11. Serve on a variety of College and District committees.

12. Support the rights of the Academic Senate codified in law and in District Policy.

13. Ensure that the College is in compliance with all of the state mandated regulations on instruction (including Title 5, Title 7 and Title 9); and that the College remains current in state-level policy changes.

14. Supervise the coordination of curriculum development, including review and revision in cooperation with the Academic Senate.

15. Develop and coordinate policies and activities to respond to the educational needs of the College's student population including program review. Provide leadership for instructional programs and courses, assuring consistent quality of instructional programs and academic program development; and recommend and administer instructional and instructional-related policies, procedures and mandates.

16. Facilitate the faculty, and the Articulation Office in the development of new programs to reflect changing needs in the occupational and transfer areas.

17. Maintain all curricular documentation ensuring the currency and accuracy of these records.

18. Coordinate and oversee the development and administration of the instructional budget. Ensure that the educational goals related to the College's strategic plan and other Board- adopted plans related to education are implemented.

19. Direct enrollment management within the college. Analyze and report on student enrollment, retention, persistence and goal attainment.

20. Collaborate with the Academic Senate, identify appropriate staff development needs, and develop programs to meet those needs.

21. Ensure, in coordination with the department of Human Resources and the faculty bargaining unit, adherence to contractual obligations affecting faculty, including faculty evaluation, tenure review, retention, discipline, and dismissal.

22. Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; interview and participate in selecting employees; orient, train, counsel, discipline and terminate personnel according to established policies and procedures.

23. Support and maintain effective relationships among instructional divisions, student services, and the College administration, faculty, staff, and students through participation in shared governance activities.

24. Attend and conduct a variety of meetings, conferences, workshops, and other activities; serve on assigned committees and task groups; represent the College in relations with local, state, and federal agencies; and submit requests for state and federal funds.

25. Develop and maintain strong relationships with administrators of the district high schools and of the surrounding colleges.

26. Attend Board of Trustee meetings as requested by the President.

27. Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

28. Assume charge of the College as directed.

29. Attend and support the Bay Area Community College Consortium Meetings.


Knowledge of:

1. Planning, organization, and implementation of various instructional programs.

2. Classroom teaching and/or workforce training or learning theories.

3. Instructional technology and alternative teaching and learning strategies.

4. Collective bargaining and contract administration.

5. Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures.

6. Principles and practices of administration, supervision, and training.

7. Budget development and administration.

8. Oral and written communication skills.

9. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.

10. San Jose/Evergreen Community College governance policies.

11. District policies and procedures.

Skills and Abilities:

1. Operation of a computer and assigned software.

2. Understands and have experience working successfully with the diverse backgrounds of community college students.

3. Plan, direct, administer, and evaluate the instructional programs of the College.

4. Function in a multi-college district to promote the goals of the College and the District.

5. Recommend and administer instructional policies, procedures, and mandates.

6. Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.

7. Carry out the District's mission, goals, and objectives.

8. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

9. Interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

10. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

11. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

12. Meet schedules and timelines.

13. Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports.

14. Direct the maintenance of a variety of records related to assigned activities.

15. Analyze complex financial, statistical, and narrative data regarding instructional programs.

16. Supervise a diverse work force.

17. Facilitate conflict resolution.

Required Qualifications:

1. Masters degree related to the assignment.

2. Three years administrative or supervisory experience in an academic affairs or related area.

Desired Qualifications:
1. Bilingual abilities, desirable.

Districts Diversity Requirements
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.
  • Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the Districts hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.

    Salary Range:
    $184,488-$224,246 Annual Salary (Range M38: Management 2022-2023 Salary Schedule). Starting salary placement is generally at Step 1.

    Excellent fringe benefit package includes District paid medical, dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection. Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts. Manager and Supervisor positions also include 22 vacation days, 20 holidays, 12 sick leave days and 6 administrative leave days per year.

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

    About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
    The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

    As of fall 2017, with enrollment of approximately 18,500 per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 0.5%, White/Caucasian 11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% - AA Degree and Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the Districts emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.

    The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse group of managers, supervisors and confidential staff consisting of 29 % Hispanic/Latino, 13% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 23% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

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