Demonstrates a commitment to participatory governance that fosters a climate of collaborative decision-making; uses collaboration effectively in accomplishing institutional objectives; possesses an inclusive leadership style that brings students, faculty, staff and the greater community together.
Is a systems thinker; understands how various functional areas of the College interface to effectively support student learning and other institutional processes.
Has the courage and perseverance to address challenges and confrontations; is deliberate in assessment of conflicting perspectives; can bring divergent perspectives together to achieve consensus and successful resolution of conflict; is able to make a tough decision in a timely fashion.
Is innovative and creative, while being action- and results-oriented; responds to situations in a timely manner; delegates effectively; uses data-driven assessment and decision-making.
Is a transformational leader possessing the technical and emotional intelligence to do the job; attends to one's own on-going professional and leadership development; places high value on the professional development of all constituent groups.
Has a proven record of working with a diversity of cultures, personalities, interests and perspectives; respects and celebrates ethnic, cultural, economic and social diversity within the student population, employee groups and the community.
Exhibits personal/professional ethics and integrity in all behavior and relationships; brings a strong sense of fairness and equity to all decision-making; is transparent as a decision-maker; expects accountability of self and others.
Possesses work characteristics and a management style that inspires trust and confidence in one's leadership; has a deep commitment to the College and community; employs effective time management and up-to-date management tools and practices to lead the College.
Has effective communication (written and oral) and listening skills; is a visible and accessible leader; is able to use humor appropriately.
Has a positive attitude and enthusiasm for the work of the institution, thereby being an example to others; is an effective team builder; motivates members of all constituent groups to perform at their highest level.
Understands the California collective bargaining environment and the need to work effectively with employee groups; has relevant experience related to achieving successful negotiated outcomes.
Demonstrates business acumen in planning, budgeting, assessment, and managing change; strategically partners with local, state, federal and private funding sources to expand institutional and educational programs and services; is knowledgeable and competent in the development and management of internal and external resources (fiscal, physical, human), particularly in a challenging fiscal climate, while maintaining the integrity of the District's programs and academic rigor.
Understands and supports the increasing role of technology in higher education, for the learning environment and in resource management.
Gauges political situations effectively; is a good judge of people, their motivations, and behavior; exhibits patience and flexibility; tolerates ambiguity when necessary.