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Representative Duties, Responsibilities, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities of the Superintendent / President

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Duties & Responsibilities

The incumbent will:

  • plan, organize, control and direct the overall administration of the College; assure the College is administered in accordance with the policies adopted by the Board of Trustees and in accordance with the College mission of supporting and promoting student learning.
  • inform the Board of operations and state of the College on an ongoing basis.
  • provide leadership and direction in the instructional and support programs.
  • oversee and participate in the overall planning and development of the College.
  • provide for a strategic plan to properly position the College for the future.
  • plan, develop, organize, and administer instructional offerings, curriculum, co-curricular activities; student services including counseling, financial aid, student governance, student activities, and job placement.
  • study and recommend items to the Board for policy consideration; review and approve Board agenda items prior to publication.
  • explain various aspects of the College to the community, and ensure that College staff is informed of educational needs of the community.
  • plan, develop, and direct the maintenance of a continuous community relations program, in accordance with established policies; develop and maintain communication network with all college/program personnel regarding all aspects of operations.
  • represent the District to/with other community, business, and governmental agencies. Supervise, coordinate, and evaluate general activities of executive staff or other administrative personnel; assign, supervise, and evaluate personnel allocated to the college/program; evaluate staff performance and review evaluations; analyze staff utilization needs; ensure that equal education/employment opportunity is available to all students and employees.
  • consult with appropriate members of the College staff and recommend to the Governing Board personnel for employment.
  • submit the College budget recommendations to the Board; assure institutional fiscal responsibility.
  • provide leadership in research and evaluation, and stimulate improvement of the College program.
  • participate in local, State and national organizations related to community college education; recommend positions on legislative and legal issues.
  • provide leadership in maintaining accreditation with appropriate agencies and associations.
  • direct and implement rules for student safety, health, discipline, and conduct.
  • assure that the College operates within the bounds of College policy, local, State, and federal law and Board of Governors regulations.
  • perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

The incumbent should possess knowledge of:

  • philosophy, purposes, curriculums, procedures, student services, and the community appropriate to the mission and role of the College in the community
  • principles of organization, personnel and fiscal management, and educational research and evaluation
  • principles and practices of administration, supervision, and training
  • human relations related to the campus and community
  • legislative and administrative laws related to community college
  • strategic planning methods and practices
  • budget preparation and control
  • oral and written communication skills
  • interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy

The incumbent should possess the ability to:

  • provide leadership, sense of purpose, and enthusiasm for the College and the community
  • adopt and adapt new ideas and procedures appropriate to the improvement and efficiency of the college
  • maintain college planning and operations within the fiscal resources of the District
  • encourage and oversee the development and implementation of a District-wide educational master plan
  • plan and organize work
  • prepare and deliver oral and written presentations
  • communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  • orient, supervise, and evaluate personnel
  • analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • develop efficient network of media communications within the District and the community to enhance and improve the institution’s image as a leader in community college educational offerings, community services, and other programs suitable for diverse cultures and different socioeconomic groups
  • delegate responsibility effectively