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Campus President, Rock Creek

Portland Community College

Job - Education

Close Date: 03/31/2018

Campus President, Rock Creek

Portland Community College

Requisition Number: 09219

Location: Rock Creek Campus

Address: 17705 NW Springville Road, Portland, OR

Hours of Work: Varies

Position Status: Executive; Full-time; Exempt

Starting Salary Range: $142,486 to $206,608 per year. Starting Salary generally will not exceed the mid-point & will be based on consideration of candidate's qualifications & experience, & internal equity.

Job Close Date: Apply by February 6, 2018 for best consideration

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the College President, the Rock Creek Campus President serves as the executive officer for the Rock Creek Campus and as a member of the College's executive leadership team. The Campus President provides leadership to all campus-based student development and instructional programs and services, including college transfer, developmental education, career technical education programs, and non-credit continuing education and community education courses and programs. The Rock Creek Campus President also provides leadership for the College's Hillsboro Education Center and the College's programs and services broadly in Washington and Columbia counties.

As a member of PCC's executive leadership team, the Rock Creek Campus President works with the other Campus Presidents, Vice Presidents, and the District President to provide strategic vision, and leadership in planning budgeting and academic programming decisions for the college. It is critical that the Rock Creek Campus President consider and balance the interests and welfare of both the Rock Creek campus and the entire District in this planning, and in related organizational initiatives.

The candidate must be a visionary person of integrity who has demonstrated an ability to lead, inspire and manage a complex organization within a collective bargaining environment, and maintain effective relations with a diverse external community. The candidate will have experience and competency in diverse multicultural settings. The candidate should present a record of progressive and responsible administrative leadership experience and success in identifying and implementing strategic change. The candidate will present a record of consistent achievement in establishing effective partnerships of mutual support with local business, academic institutions and communities.

Areas of accountability include oversight of academic programs, student development programs, campus personnel matters, budget development, and management and strategic planning. The Rock Creek Campus President also contributes to the district fund raising goals by leading the Rock Creek President's Council. The Rock Creek Campus President represents the College in a wide array of pubic interactions and community relations activities, and state-wide meetings and councils. Campus Presidents initiate, develop, and cultivate relationships with business, community, and local political leaders, as well as a variety of public, private, and community-based organizations to improve educational services for citizens, to improve community understanding of the mission of the community college, and to contribute to local economic and community development.

In all duties, this leader acts to continually strengthen teaching and learning to support high levels of student achievement and success.

PCC serves nearly 80,000 full-time and part-time students, from all walks of life in the Portland area. We are committed to a culture which values human diversity and cultural competency for our students, our employees, and our partners. It is important that the Rock Creek Campus President brings a strong focus on intercultural competence, equity and inclusion to the role.

PCC Rock Creek Students
The Rock Creek Campus is located 12 miles west of downtown Portland, and serves many students from neighboring Washington County, the second most populated county in the state with over 500,000 residents. Washington County is home to an increasingly diverse population, having the highest percentage of Asians (10%) and Latinos (17%), including cities with thriving and growing Latino communities, such as Hillsboro and Forest Grove (each 24% Latino). Find out more at .


Principal Accountabilities

- Provides leadership and oversight to all campus-based student development and instructional (credit and non-credit) programs. Develops and encourages a campus climate which supports the educational mission of the College.

- Works with the Deans and Department Directors to improve equitable student success (i.e. increase student success rates for all students while eliminating disparities in success rates between student populations) and meet the educational and student development needs of the community.

- Works closely with College-wide management to ensure that College-wide programs are effective in meeting the needs of the College, students and community.

- May participate in the selection of campus management, classified staff, and Academic Professionals; has authority and accountability for all faculty of the campus, subject to final approval by the College President and College Board of Directors.

- Promotes, supports, and maintains diversity among students, faculty, and staff and works to establish and maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment.

- Develops and manages the campus budget in conjunction with the management team. Provides leadership for resource development and effective resource management.

- Serves as a member of the College President's staff. Attends executive staff, district-wide committee and College Board of Directors meetings and makes Board presentations as required.

- Represents the College to the campus community and the community-at-large by involvement with service, charitable, community, and business organizations.

-Serves as liaison (and co-chair) to the President's Cabinet for the District Sustainability Leadership Council and serves as the council lead.

-Assists in fund raising by leading and coordinating the Rock Creek President's Council.

- Performs other College-wide responsibilities as assigned by the College President.

Minimum Qualifications:

College Mission

Portland Community College supports student success by delivering access to quality education while advancing economic development and promoting sustainability in a collaborative culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Portland Community College has a deep commitment to our newly adopted . This five-year plan is framed around six interconnected themes and values. Distilled from each is a set of strategic intentions that will guide our future actions and inspire bold thinking:

Think Smart: Provide Outstanding, Affordable Education
Think Bold: Drive Student Success
Think Fearless: Ignite a Culture of Innovation
Think Powerful: Transform the Community through Opportunity
Think Proud: Create a Nationally Renowned Culture for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Think Accountable: Achieve Sustainable Excellence in All Operations

In addition, PCC's four accreditation themes are: Access and Student Success; Economic Development and Sustainability; Quality Education; and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

PCC is well respected and well liked. We successfully reach out to local, regional, and national constituents building strong partnerships with K-12, universities, business and industry, and government.

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to the mission of PCC. Student success is our number one priority, no matter your definition of "success." We offer a wide array of student services, resources, and financial assistance.

Social justice, accountability, and a strong sense of community are values we hold dear. PCC is a reflection of the Portland metropolitan area and we strive to make a positive socioeconomic impact within the region.

Minimum Qualifications
To be considered for this position, your application materials must show how you meet the following requirements:

- Eight (8) years of progressively responsible leadership experience which included higher education or state agency experience, of which three (3) years are at the senior level.

- A master's degree from an accredited institution.

Please note, meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.

Special/Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications
These qualifications and characteristics are critical to success in this important role at PCC. Please clarify in your application materials the experiences, successes and techniques evidencing how you bring these strengths:

- Demonstrated understanding of the complexities within a large, diverse, multi-campus educational institution similar to Portland Community College.

- Doctorate from an accredited institution.

- Demonstrated success in working collaboratively on major change initiatives.

- Significant years of impactful experience in a senior academic leadership position.

Desired Leadership Qualities:
- Possesses an understanding of, and commitment to the mission of a comprehensive community college and the role of a campus in a multi-campus college district.
- Student-centered; demonstrates a commitment to high standards of engagement with and achievement for all students, including those enrolled in pre-college programs, career technical education college transfer, and non-credit continuing education and community education programs.
- Demonstrates a commitment to diversity and a demonstrated ability to lead an enterprise that values and respects differences.
- Has successful educational leadership and management experience in program development with a focus on learning.
-Has experience in budgeting, supervision, educational planning, and assessment and a strong background in student success, instruction, student development or professional training.
-Has experience developing partnerships with for-profit business, preferably with senior business leaders.
- Has teaching, professional training, student development, and workforce development experience.
- Has a successful record of maintaining and sustaining a cohesive organizational community.
- Demonstrates strong relationship-building and advocacy skills to represent the needs of the campus at the District level and in both urban and rural communities.
- Demonstrates success in working visibly and effectively with bilingual, multicultural, and international communities.
- Demonstrates success in developing and maintaining partnerships with business, industry, and the P-20 educational communities that achieve mutual educational, student development, and financial benefit.
- Demonstrates success in promoting developing innovative programs and services.
- Demonstrates innovative management skills in supporting resource development, team building, faculty/staff recruitment and retention, student engagement and leadership development, and strategic planning.
- Demonstrates responsible fiscal management and experience.
- Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills with students, staff, faculty, and citizens, including group and public speaking skills.
- Demonstrates an understanding of business and educational issues and emerging trends at the local, state, and national levels, including the developing "completion agenda."
- Demonstrates commitment to involving staff, faculty, and students in campus planning, external community affairs and activities and is personally engaged in those activities.
- Shows evidence of creating an organizational environment that encourages team building and collaboration among student-, faculty-, and staff- informed risk taking and that balances experimentation, creativity, and innovation with appreciation of campus and community cultures and heritage.
- Demonstrates an ability to provide visionary leadership within a collegial environment, as well as an ability to empower and motivate people.

Additional Posting Information:

To apply for this position, please submit:

1. Completed online Executive application

2. Letter of application, in which you state how you minimum qualifications, and how they would address the preferred qualifications and desired leadership qualities

3. Current resume or CV

Notes to Applicants:

- Contact the PCC Recruitment Team at or 971-722-5857 for assistance in attaching documents.

- To receive maximum consideration, applications should be submitted by February 6, 2018. The Screening Committee will begin to review application shortly after that date.

- Upon hire candidate will be required to provide official transcripts for all degrees earned.

- Applicants selected for hire will be required to pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.

- Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form.

- As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, veterans, disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities to enhance its workforce and to reflect the diversity of the student body. PCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment.

Documents that must be associated with this posting:

Cover Letter

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Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

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As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

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