Posting Number: 0001897
Location: District Office
Salary: Contract Administrator
The Chancellor serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the District and reports directly to the Governing Board. The Chancellor, in collaboration with the College Presidents, and other District leadership is responsible for assessing, planning, organizing and evaluating the resources, programs, and services of the District to meet the educational needs of the students and the community.
As the educational administrative leader of the District, the Chancellor represents the District with community groups, business and industry, labor organizations, public school districts, the Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges, other community college districts, the University of California, California State University, private colleges and universities, city and county agencies, and the California legislature.
Examples of Duties/Essential Functions:
The Chancellor, as the Chief Executive Officer of the District, is primarily responsible for the following:
Ensure fiscal stability and student access through the use of sound management, responsible allocation of resources, integration of educational and facilities master plans and the identification of alternative funding sources.
Provide leadership and support to expand revenue resources through fundraising including developing strategic partnerships with government agencies, public officials, and foundations.
Serve and support the Colleges to enable them to continue to be responsive to the unique needs of their students and communities through educational excellence and public service.
Expand partnerships with business, government, industry, community organizations, and educational institutions in order to respond to changing needs and to play a leadership role in the economic development of the community.
Advance goals of shared governance with an emphasis on consensus building, collegiality, open communication, and mutual respect among all constituents in the Colleges.
Provide strong leadership to resolve collective bargaining issues and address the growing cost of health care and retirement benefits.
Enhance the development of technology to meet the needs of students relative to academic and vocational/technical programs and support services.
Develop a District-wide strategic plan that incorporates each College’s unique mission and educational plan, while integrating the District’s educational and facilities master plans, the budget, enrollment management and mission.
Encourage diversity of administration, faculty and staff to reflect the community served by the District.
Lead the District as advisor to the Governing Board and provide oversight of the College Presidents, and other direct staff reports.
A Master’s degree from an accredited institution is required. An earned doctorate degree from an accredited college or university is preferred.
Five years of significant experience in business, industry, education or government as a manager, at least three years of which were as a senior executive within a large and complex organization, preferably at a college or university.
Ability to establish a strong partnership with the Governing Board and create an atmosphere of mutual respect and open communication between the Board and all constituent groups.
Strong understanding of complex fiscal issues facing California Community Colleges and ability to create strategic plans, pursue government funding and alternative fiscal resources.
Demonstrated technical knowledge of fiscal management, long and short- term strategic planning, organizational development theory, strategic change management, human resources, facilities planning, informational systems management, community and legislative relations.
Knowledge of working in a collective-bargaining environment.
Demonstrated understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age politics, philosophy, disability and religious background of all students, faculty and staff.
Excellent leadership ability, exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. A collaborative management style that is consultative and inclusive.
Ability to work in a complex and large multi-college district with distinct organizational cultures and needs.
• Commitment to the relentless pursuit of student access and success, and service to the
• Ability to establish a strong partnership with the Governing Board and create an
atmosphere of mutual respect and open communication between the Governing Board
and all constituent groups.
• Demonstrated performance in advancing the understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect
for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual
orientation, age, politics, philosophy, disability and religious background of all students,
faculty and staff.
• Strong understanding of complex fiscal issues facing California Community Colleges and
ability to create and implement strategic plans, pursue government funding and
alternative fiscal resources.
• Demonstrated written, interpersonal and formal communication skills.
• Demonstrated technical knowledge of fiscal management, long and short-term strategic
planning, organizational development theory, strategic change management, human
resources, facilities planning, informational systems management, community and
• Knowledge of and experience in working in a collective-bargaining environment.
• Knowledge of and experience in higher education accreditation, preferably in community
• Demonstrated leadership ability and exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
Demonstrates a collaborative management style that is consultative and inclusive.
• Ability to work in a complex and large multi-college District with distinct organizational
cultures and needs.
• Ability to manage crisis and emergency situations.
The Application Process
Please be sure to read the detailed Chancellor profile posted on our main website at www.4cd.edu for more information. To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application (references to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; if any section does not apply, please enter “N/A”). The following document(s) should be assembled prior to completing the online 4CD Application (these will need to be uploaded with your application):
1. Letter of Application (described subsequently) 2. Current Résumé 3. Professional References 4. Unofficial Transcripts
· In a Letter of Application, not to exceed five pages, candidates should state how their personal, professional, and educational experiences and qualifications qualify them for the Chancellor position at 4CD. Candidates should consider the “Duties and Essential Functions” and “Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities” highlighted in the Profile in their Letter of Application and cite specific examples from their background and experience to demonstrate knowledge and expertise necessary for this position.
· Professional references must be uploaded in the attachment section of online application. Preferably, references are to be from current and former institutions. References will not be contacted without a candidate’s permission. Candidates must provide five professional references which include the name, telephone number, and e-mail address for each of the following:
- two direct supervisors;
- two management-level colleagues; and
- one reporting support staff member.
Please review the posting in its entirety and allow time to upload requested documents. To be considered in the initial review of applications, all applicant materials must be received in the Contra Costa Community College District (District) Human Resources Office by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, September 5, 2023. Only complete online applications will be reviewed by the committee. The selection committee will begin reading job applications on September 6th, 2023. First level Interviews: October 12-13. Final Interviews: October 26-27, and Open Fora: November 6th.
• All inquiries and applications will be held in the strictest confidentiality. • Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc.). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed.
• Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.
• Note that correspondence may be sent to you via e-mail. Interview invitations will be via personal phone calls.
• For questions about the status of the process, or technical issues related to the application process, please contact: Sophia Lever, Recruitment and Classification Analyst, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Close Date: 9/5/2023
Open Until Filled: No
To apply, visit https://www.4cdcareers.net/postings/9884