• CEO/Chancellor
  • Glendale
  • March 3, 2022

Glendale Community College


Glendale Community College

Salary: Negotiable

Job Number: 00713-22

Location: Glendale, CA

Department: Office of Superintendent/President


Glendale Community College District and the Board of Trustees invite applications for the position of Superintendent-President.

Examples of Duties
Priority Issues of Importance for Glendale Community College

1. Advancing equity, economic, and social justice, remedying identified systemic racism and bias at GCC, reducing the achievement gaps among underrepresented student groups, and implementing strategies to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of the GCC workforce and retention of those employees;

2. Addressing COVID-19 pandemic issues regarding remote instruction, services, work environment, and operational processes, including a safe return to classroom instruction and in-person support, while assuring a proper mix of in-person and remote instructional options for students and rebuilding a sense of community;

3. Taking necessary proactive steps to ensure increased enrollment, increased revenues and financial stability in preparation for full implementation of the state Student Centered Funding Formula and the elimination of the state funding hold-harmless provision for fiscal year 2025 -2026;

4. Improving student progress toward goal completion through the full implementation of Guided Pathways;

5. Expanding outreach support to increase enrollment post-COVID for noncredit programs, providing student services that meet the needs of non-traditional students, and strengthening efforts to assist students in moving from noncredit to credit courses.

6. Assisting students in receiving adequate basic needs support for food, shelter, technology, and transportation to improve their persistence and completion of educational goals, and successful access to employment in the workforce;

7. Increasing the numbers and percentages of students locally and statewide successfully taking and completing GCC distance education classes, the numbers and percentages of faculty certified to teach distance education at GCC, and the number of degrees and certificates that can be completed in a 100% distance education environment, and providing adequate services and technology to support DE students;

8. Expanding and aligning career technical education programs to meet the interests of students and the needs of area businesses, and that address the emerging and dominant industry sectors in the Los Angeles region;

9. Strengthening activities and partnerships with the college foundation, educational, civic and business entities, and federal and state agencies, that help bring new revenue sources to the district, enhance the district’s image and reach, and support the Foundation’s three-year $3 million capital campaign.

10. Developing an organizational structure and size that reflects the changing enrollment and fiscal realities of the district while retaining outstanding employees in key programmatic areas and hiring high quality, diverse faculty, staff, and administrators necessary to meet the college mission.

11. Demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Leadership Qualities Expected

1. Is student-centered, highly committed to closing the achievement gaps of underrepresented students, a champion of student equity initiatives, and values student engagement beyond the classroom;

2. Supports the comprehensive community college mission and understands the components of credit instruction, noncredit/adult education, and student services and the competing priorities of transfer, career technical education, college-readiness skills, noncredit/adult education, contract education, and community services offerings;

3. Understands the complex dynamics of a multi-campus district organization including efficient and streamlined processes and procedures in: fiscal management, budgetary processes, strategic planning, human resources development, collective bargaining, curriculum and instruction, enrollment management, student services, facilities management, and fundraising;

4. Has strong cultural competency and successful DEIA experience providing and guiding responsive services for students, faculty, and staff and those from communities with historically marginalized identities, including, but not limited to: differences in cultural, socio-economic, age, gender, ethnic, religious, sexual orientation, and disability status; and the ability to disrupt prejudice, discrimination, and racism that impacts students and staff at the interpersonal, intergroup, and institutional levels;

5. Understands, appreciates, and follows the principles of shared involvement in the decision-making process; provides bold, visionary, creative solutions to pressing issues with the confidence to facilitate discussions leading to appropriate and acceptable action within the shared decision-making process by effectively collaborating with stakeholder groups with transparency and shared inquiry;

6. Accesses, assimilates, and analyzes information and uses quantitative and qualitative data for decision-making, planning, mobilizing resources, and motivating individuals to creatively overcome challenges facing the district and to make continuous improvements in operations, programming, procedures, and services;

7. Provides leadership, support and guidance for the elected board of trustees and assists them in working as a cohesive unit/team;

8. Communicates expectations, delegates, and holds accountable the college executive leadership team;

9. Understands the needs of the communities served by GCC and is active and visible in the Glendale community, building strong coalitions and working with leaders of Glendale Unified School District, City of Glendale, non-profits and community service organizations, and increasing philanthropic support and GCC’s positive image;

10. Willingness to learn the history, values, and traditions of the college and understand their importance.

Personal Characteristics:

1. Inclusive, approachable, and works well with all individuals and values and recognizes their contributions to the college;

2. Fair, empathetic, compassionate, kind, respectful;

3. Ethical, honest, trustworthy;

4. Aware of own cultural background and how it influences perceptions, values, and practices and effects and shapes the relationships with students and staff;

5. Holds self, and others, accountable, admits mistakes and learns from them;

6. Communication skills, including: respectful and effective listening, encouragement of diverse opinions, mediation of conflict, and consensus building;

7. Strong, direct, yet open-minded, flexible, rational decision-maker.

Minimum Qualifications
1. Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
2. At least five years of senior administrative experience in a large and complex organization

Desirable Qualifications

1. An earned doctorate from an accredited institution
2. Senior administrative experience in a community college

Additional Information
Starting salary is negotiable depending upon education and experience.

Application Process
This position requires the following documents to be attached to your online application in order to be considered:

• Current resume/curriculum vitae (not to exceed five pages)

• Letter of interest that addresses minimum and desirable qualifications (not to exceed five pages)

• List of eight (8) professional references:

• 2 supervisors

• 2 direct reports

• 2 peers

• 2 community leaders
Please provide names, telephone numbers, and e-mail address for each reference.

Please note: All required documentation must be attached to the online application by the applicant by the noted closing date. Additional documents not requested in the announcement will not be reviewed.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to ensure full consideration, applications and any required attachments must be submitted by Monday, January 31, 2022. Applications with incomplete information (i.e. statements such as ‘see resume’) or missing required documents will not be considered.

Please be advised that new hires are expected to comply with BP 3507- COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements.

The District does not sponsor Visas.

Commitment to Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
GCCD is committed to employing administrators, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student success. GCCD recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students.

GCCD is committed to hiring processes that support equal opportunity, diversity, and provide equitable consideration for all candidates as required in federal and state law. To find out more about GCCD, please visit our website at

If accommodations are needed for the application process in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

This position is offered contingent upon funding. The district reserves the right to extend, withdraw, and/or reopen this position at any time.

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Glendale Community College.

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