Vice President, Academic Services

  • VP/VC Other
  • Livermore, CA
  • March 3, 2023

Website Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

Vice President, Academic Services

Position Type: Management

Position Code: 3AIN05

FTE: 1.0

Pay Rate (or Annual Salary): $171,756- $208,800/annual

Job Location: Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Livermore, CA 94551

Department: Academic Services

Job Summary:

Las Positas College provides an inclusive, learning-centered, equity-focused environment that offers educational opportunities and support for completion of students’ transfer, degree, and career-technical goals while promoting lifelong learning. At Las Positas College we know that equity will be achieved by changing the impacts of structural racism, ableism, homophobia, and systematic poverty on student success and access to higher education, achieved through continuous evaluation and improvement of all services. We believe in a high-quality education focused on learning and an inclusive, culturally-relevant environment that meets the diverse needs of all our students and staff. ​

Equity is parity in student educational outcomes; it places belonging for students of color and disproportionately impacted students at center focus. Our prized and emerging equity efforts include Puente, Umoja, ConnectUp, Brother 2 Brother, Sister 2 Sister, Black Student Union, Presidential Task Force on Systemic and Institutionalized Racism, the Presidential Speaker Series, Black Education Association, UndocuAlly Taskforce, curriculum reviews and a linguistic justice curriculum.

Located in Livermore, Las Positas College is becoming an institution that reflects the diversity in California. We are a learning-centered institution focused on excellence and student success, and are fully committed to supporting all Tri-Valley residents in their quest for education and advancement.

Joining Our College Community We seek equity-minded applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to an educational community. We look for applicants who:

  1. Value and intentionally promote diversity and consciousness of difference
  2. Demonstrate cultural humility and an ongoing desire to improve cultural competence
  3. Are dedicated to addressing issues of social justice
  4. Accept their shared role and responsibility in addressing opportunity and achievement gaps experienced by students
  5. Have experience and success in closing student equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices, or are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about implementing practices that achieve these goals
  6. Actively seek to identify, disrupt, and remove institutional and/or systemic barriers that adversely impact historically marginalized communities
  7. Empower the underrepresented and underserved
  8. Foster students’ potential to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders
  9. Believe that all people have the right to an education and work environment free from fear, harassment, or discrimination

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking a Vice President, Academic Services for Las Positas College in Livermore, California.


The Vice President, Academic Services is a management position designated by the Board of Trustees for the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District. The incumbent is responsible for the satisfactory completion and/or coordination of the listed duties and responsibilities either directly or through administrative review. The incumbent is charged by the Board of Trustees with the satisfactory implementation of Board policy and District procedure as applicable to the position. In addition, the incumbent is expected to participate in the formulation of District policies by making appropriate recommendations for improvements or additions in policy or procedure through his or her reporting authority and/or by serving on District-wide councils.


The Vice President, Academic Services is the Chief Instructional Officer and is responsible for the overall design, organization, delivery, supervision, evaluation, and fiscal management of a comprehensive instructional program, including general education, transfer programs, career technical education, non-credit education, contract education, and athletics. The Vice President may be assigned additional responsibilities as part of the senior management team. This position reports directly to the College President and works collaboratively with the Vice President of Student Services and Vice President of Administrative Services.


The Vice-President of Academic Services shall be elected by the Governing Board upon the recommendation of the College President and the District Chancellor.

NOTE: This class specification is not necessarily all-inclusive in terms of the duties and responsibilities.

Representative Duties:

The Vice President, Academic Services shall:

1. Possess strong, dynamic academic and administrative leadership, foster an environment that encourages teaching and learning excellence, possess the vision to guide the college’s academic programs into the future;

2. Facilitate a learning culture that fosters innovation, creativity and embraces growth and change; promotes professional staff development;

3. Nurture a campus climate that values diversity in its students, staff and community;

4. Possess evidence of progressively responsible academic administrative leadership;

5. Possess personal characteristics including good judgment, tact, diplomacy, and the strength of character to put forth and support ideas that are innovative and deserving of consideration by the college community;

6. Ensure student learning outcomes are present, assessed and used for improvement of student learning;

7. Work with faculty, classified, and students in a manner that makes them feel valued and respected;

8. Possess significant experience in enrollment management and productivity measurements;

9. Work collaboratively with campus constituency groups and unions; understand and implement participatory governance, teambuilding, and collaborative decision-making process within and across division/department lines;

10. Communicate articulately in all settings, as evidenced by excellent listening skills and effective written work;

11. Build community relations; show an active interest in student and community life;

12. Manage resources; significant budget experience.


1. Serve as a member of the Senior Administrative staff;

2. Work cooperatively with the Faculty, Classified and Student Senates;

3. Provide leadership to the academic administrative staff and serve as a member of assigned committees;

4. Represent the College as the Chief Instructional Officer at statewide organizations;

5. Serve as accreditation liaison officer for the College and coordinate the College self-study process and all reports required by the Accrediting Commission;

6. Maintain a close working relationship with the counterpart Vice President, Academic Services at Chabot College;

7. Serve as an administrative associate to the President, perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned and, when assigned, assume direct responsibility for the College during the absence of the President;

8. Work cooperatively as a member of the senior management team of the College and District towards achievement of its goals and objectives.

Instructional Programs:

1. Direct and organize the process for curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation of the general education, basic skills, transfer, technical, occupational, distance education, and community and continuing education programs;

2. Direct, in conjunction with the College Curriculum Committee, the approval of College curricula and programs, the interpretation of curricular policy, and the definition of academic standards;

3. Implement a process for systematic instructional program review and utilize the results and recommendations to strengthen academic programs;

4. Develop, direct, coordinate, supervise, and evaluate the programs, personnel, operations, and activities of all areas of responsibility to ensure their compliance with District policies, Education Code and State and Federal regulations;

5. Supervise off-campus, evening, and weekend classes and programs as needed;

6. Assist institutional research efforts related to areas of responsibility;

7. Support and sustain program advisory boards;

8. Serve as evening/Saturday administrator as required.

Instructional Staff Relations:

1. Directly supervise academic services administrators;

2. Coordinate the recruitment, selection, and orientation of faculty and classified staff and ensure the compliance with Chabot-Las Positas Community College District policies and procedures; and participate in the recruitment and selection of administrative staff;

3. Conduct performance evaluations of faculty, classified staff, and academic administrators, and coordinate evaluation policies and procedures for tenure granting, for tenured faculty evaluation, and for part-time faculty evaluation;

4. Monitor faculty teaching assignments to ensure conformance to College and District Policy and to ensure equitable workloads;

5. Provide leadership for the organization of a comprehensive faculty development program, including the infusion of instructional technology into the teaching and learning processes;

6. Foster and maintain high standards of instruction, and strengthen teaching by: a) providing faculty opportunities for professional growth and development; b) fostering experimentation by introducing new teaching technologies and learning strategies; and c) monitoring and assessing student progress, performance, and satisfaction to evaluate academic quality.

Community Relations:

1. Chair various college committees and co-chair the Tri-Valley Educational Collaborative;

2. Provide leadership for liaison with area high schools, colleges, and universities, business industry, public agencies, community interest groups, and the State Chancellor’s Office;

3. Coordinate contract education with the District Office.


1. Prepare, administer, and monitor the annual budget for all areas of responsibility, and maintain required documentation for categorical expenditures;

2. Participate in College long-range and strategic planning for programs, services, and facilities and coordinate financial planning with institutional planning activities;

3. Assume responsibility for the completion of all necessary State and Federal reports in the area of responsibility.

Minimum Education and Experience:


Master’s degree from an accredited institution; earned doctorate preferred.


One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment; and full-time teaching and administrative experience in post-secondary education, preferably in a community college; or an equivalent combination which indicates possession of the knowledge and skills required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Demonstrate sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical and/or learning disabilities.

Desirable Qualifications:

1. Two years or more administrative experience in academic services.

2. Demonstrated commitment to student equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.

3. Utilization of enrollment management techniques and tools in schedule planning and analysis.

4. Experience with accreditation processes, preferably but not limited to the organization of the institutional self-study report and evidence collection process.

Job Work Schedule: Schedule

Physical Demands and Working Environment:


Posting Number: AS606P

Open Date: 01/23/2023

Close Date: 3/3/2023

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The Board of Trustees has implemented a vaccine mandate for all employees. Accordingly, finalist(s) must comply with the vaccine mandate prior to being forwarded to the Board of Trustees for approval. See vaccine mandate information at

Notification to Applicants:

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position

Instructions for Personal Qualifications Statement:

The purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.

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It is the policy of this District to provide equal opportunity in all areas of employment practices and to assure that there shall be no discrimination against any person on the basis of sex, ancestry, age, marital status, race, religious creed, mental disability, medical condition (including HIV and AIDS), color, national origin, physical disability, family or sexual preference status and other similar factors in compliance with Title IX, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, other federal and state non-discrimination regulations, and its own statements of philosophy of objectives. The District encourages the filing of applications by both sexes, ethnic minorities, and the disabled.

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