Vice President, Instruction

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Vice President, Instruction (Foothill College)

Initial Review Date: 06/02/23**

**Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

Salary Grade: A2/A3-N

Full Salary Range: $168,952.57 – $237,733.23 annually*

*Actual placement is based on applicant’s verified education and experience (Customary Hiring Range: $168,952.57 – $186,270.20) annually). In addition, candidates with verified educational units beyond the minimum qualification may qualify for additional pay, up to $564 per contract month.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the management position above.

The Foothill – De Anza Community College District does not have a remote work policy. All employees are expected to be available to work in person and on-site per the requirement of the department.

Foothill – De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:

The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.

Foothill College Mission Statement:

Believing a well-educated population is essential to sustaining and enhancing a democratic society, Foothill College offers programs and services that empower students to achieve their goals as members of the workforce, as future students, and as global citizens. We work to obtain equity in achievement of student outcomes for all California student populations, and are guided by our core values of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, transparency, forgiveness, and sustainability.”

These core values are essential to authentic and sustainable institutional equity at Foothill College. Institutional equity is embedded not only in the college’s Educational Master Plan and Strategic Vision for Equity but in its planning, hiring and evaluative processes.


Reporting to the College President, the Vice President of Instruction provides leadership and vision in the planning, direction, administration, and evaluation of the college’s instructional programs. The Vice President is responsible for all academic planning and improvement of teaching and learning in all college programs; oversight of the accreditation process; ensures alignment of schedule with Guided Pathways effort; promotes the development of innovative instructional and support programs to meet the educational needs of a diverse student population; works collaboratively with all segments of the Foothill community; coordinates the hiring and evaluation of faculty, staff, and administrators. The Vice President also manages productivity; develops and monitors budgets and encourages the development and use of a broad range of teaching strategies and modalities related to the access and delivery of programs and services.


The Vice President of Instruction supervises the Language Arts Division, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Division, Business and Social Sciences Division, Fine Arts and Communications Division, Kinesiology and Athletics Division, Library and Learning Resource, Online Learning, Health Sciences and Horticulture Division, Career Technical Education programming, including broad oversight of Sunnyvale Center. The Vice President provides direct supervision of the Associate Vice President of Instruction overseeing curriculum and scheduling processes. The position is responsible for the overseeing the accreditation process, broad oversight of scheduling to ensure alignment with Guided Pathways, college catalog, curriculum, general education, program review, planning, budgeting, hiring, personnel evaluations, and CTE programming. The Vice President works in close collaboration with the Student Services division, The Office of Equity and Inclusion, and the International Students Program to ensure alignment of services.


The following duties and responsibilities are typical but not limited to the following:

• Serve as the Accreditation Liaison Officer for the college and provides leadership and direction for the accreditation process including the implementation of policy related to compliance for applicable regulations.
• Develop, coordinate, and implement the annual Instructional Program Review, including qualitative and quantitative measures and makes recommendations for program needs.
• Based on program review and the overall mission and priorities of the college, develop college enrollment goals for the instructional programs, allocate personnel resources to attain these goals, and monitor indicators of successful achievement of those goals.
• Possess strong, dynamic academic and administrative leadership to foster an environment that encourages teaching and learning excellence.
• Responsible for all academic planning and assessment and improvement of teaching and learning in college programs and services.
• Ensure the efficient delivery of classroom instruction; Promote the development of innovative instructional and support programs to meet the educational needs of a diverse student population.
• Work collaboratively with all segments of the Foothill community and the community at large in a manner that makes them feel valued and respected.
• Coordinate the hiring and evaluation of faculty, staff, and administrators including responsibility for advancing diversity.
• Collaborate with instructional and college institutional research activities to ensure consistency with the college’s vision, mission, goals and objectives.
• Represent the College as the Chief Instructional Officer at statewide organizations; communicating guidance from the State Chancellor’s Office and participating in regional dialogue.
• Provide vision and leadership to the Associate Vice President of Instruction on matters related to curriculum, scheduling, and student academic success.
• Provide vision and leadership for the development and assessment of student learning outcomes and encourages the development and use of a broad range of teaching strategies and innovative technologies related to the access and delivery of programs and services.
• Provide leadership and a sense of vision and direction, while working collaboratively with all constituencies, in the development of plans for enhancing the quality of the instructional program, the development of new programs, and the redirection of existing programs to meet the instructional needs of the students.
• Manage enrollment; develop and monitor budgets and oversee activities to improve institutional effectiveness.
• Develop collaborations and agreements with educational partners.
• Maintain a collaborative working relationship with the Vice President of Instruction at De Anza College.
• Perform other duties as assigned.


• Enrollment management best practices, program planning, and trend projection.
• State and federal compliance issues and regulations for vocational educational grants.
• Working knowledge of all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and contacts, such as Title V, Education Code, OSHA, ACE.
• College educational policies and procedures related to the Program and Course Approval Handbook.
• Board Policy, District Contracts, and College Handbooks.
• Special program standards of the divisions in which this position has jurisdiction.
• Computers: commonly used software and communication mediums.
• District policies and procedures.
• Personnel management.
• College governance policies.
• Knowledge of shared governance principles and the ability to foster open communication among all divisions, programs, and services; adhering to principles of trust, teamwork and collaboration.
• Effective and innovative solutions to management and operational issues.
• Writing and assessing student learning outcomes at all levels (course, program, general education and institutional).
• Accreditation standards and processes.
Skills and Abilities:

• Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
• Support, implement and promote advancement of the Strategic Vision for Equity.
• Interact effectively with diverse students, staff, faculty and administrators, individually and as team members.
• Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, California Education Code, District collective bargaining agreements and Accreditation processes and regulations.
• Planning, implementing, administering, and evaluating instructional programs and services;
• Hiring, supervising, developing, and evaluating faculty and staff;
• Developing, managing, and administrating complex budgets.
• CCCCO rules and regulations related to curriculum, course and program development and attendance accounting.
• Effective communication skills, both oral and written, including the development and implementation of complex proposals and presentations.
• Personnel supervision and experience with the tenure review process.
• Provide leadership, management, and team building.
• Effectively use interpersonal skills, follow through with duties, provide attention to detail, and demonstrate the ability to motivate others.
• Use creative facilitation and conflict resolution skills to resolve difficult and sensitive issues.
• Understand and implement shared governance, and collaborative decision-making processes within and across division/department lines.


• Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
• Master’s degree or higher academic degree.
• Two year of administrative experience, formal training, internship or leadership in an area related to the management of instructional programs.
Preferred Qualifications:

• Three to five years progressively responsible administrative leadership in higher education, including enrollment management and program planning.
• An earned doctorate.
• Working knowledge of California Education Code, Title 5 Regulations, and negotiations.
• Knowledge of and experience with analytical tools, program planning, trend projection and resource allocation.
• Experience teaching in higher education.
• Demonstrated successful experience in program or curriculum development and academic planning.
• Experience in managing and leading diverse personnel, including team building, cultural sensitivity, conflict resolution, and team projects.
• Experience with Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.



• Typical office environment.
Physical Abilities:

• Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone and make presentations.
• Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
• Vision sufficient to read various materials.
• Sitting for extended periods of time.
• Bending at the waist.
• Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.


• A District on-line application on *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
• A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.
• A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date.


Position: Full-Time, Contract, 12-months per year

Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

Annual salary plus benefits; excellent benefits package which includes coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

12345 El Monte Road

Los Altos Hills, California 94022


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