Assistant Supt/VP Instruction & Planning

  • VP/VC Instruction
  • Stockton, CA
  • September 19, 2022

Website San Joaquin Delta Community College District

Assistant Supt/VP Instruction & Planning

San Joaquin Delta Community College District

Job Number: 2200005G

The Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Instruction and Planning will serve the District under the general supervision of the Superintendent/President. Serves as one of two Assistant Superintendents of San Joaquin Delta Community College District, along with the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Student Services. May assume responsibility for the total administration of the District and of the College in the absence of the Superintendent/President. The Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Instruction and Planning is the College’s chief instructional leader and officer responsible for all instructional, planning and instruction-related activities of the College, including all instructional divisions and instructional support programs.


Receives limited direction from the Superintendent/President. Incumbents work within a broad framework of standard procedures and objectives.

Incumbents in this classification assign, coordinate, supervise and evaluate the work of others.


The Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Instruction will:

1. Provide strong, dynamic academic and administrative leadership, foster an environment which encourages scholarship, teaching, and learning excellence; creates a vision to guide the college’s academic programs into the future.

2. Advocate and promote quality instruction, student success, integrated planning and the expansion of Student Learning Outcomes to meet the educational needs of students in a diverse community college environment.

3. Serve as accreditation liaison officer for the College with the Accreditation Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). With the Superintendent President, provide leadership and coordination for all accrediting processes and activities including the preparation of official reports and communication of accreditation requirements to the College community.

4. Work collaboratively with the Superintendent/President, the Cabinet, and other constituency groups to implement the goals and objectives of the Board, the College’s master and strategic plans, and the ACCJC standards.

5. Provide leadership, direction, and coordination for all instructional programs and services including curriculum planning, development, and activities and communication of community needs and educational trends to College faculty and staff. Direct a regular process of course and program review by which new courses and programs are added to the College’s curriculum and by which obsolete courses and programs are removed.

6. Provide leadership and direction for enrollment management, and implement enrollment management planning including the allocation of teaching unit, maximization of Weekly Student Contact Hours, and balancing general education, basic skills, and career technical education in coordination with college marketing and outreach efforts, and budgetary constraints.

7. Conduct periodic reviews of institutional goals and objectives as they relate to instructional services.

8. Recommend the development of physical resources as related to instructional services.

9. Oversee the development of educational programs, training, and services, especially workforce development, contract education, and international education.

10. Provide leadership in the application of technology for instructional purposes including distance education.

11. Prepare and present annually the instructional budget and the enrollment management plan and work with the College’s Planning and Budget committee in resolving budgetary issues.

12. Direct the preparation of reports as required by federal, state, local and district regulations.

13. Provide leadership and direction in the selection, employment, orientation, evaluation, and professional advancement of the instructional personnel of the College.

14. Develop, enhance, and supervise appropriate in-service training and staff development activities including the New Faculty Academy and District-wide Mandatory Flex Days. Develop, plan, and implement activities and functions to maintain and promote a high level of staff morale among college staff.

15. Develop, enhance, and supervise the institutional planning and research function of the District. Lead the process of development and timely revision of institutional plans. Communicate institutional research and information and data on programs and services as required and as need to government agencies, the Board of Trustees, and the College community.

16. Serve as liaison to the College’s Academic Senate.

17. Recommend policies, procedures, and programs related to the College’s instructional programs and, upon approval by the Superintendent/President, implement them.

18. Oversee the timely preparation and publication of the College catalog and master instructional schedule for each college instructional term, along with class schedules, manuals, and other necessary publications. Provide leadership for the enhancement of the College website as it relates to instructional programs and services.

19. Represent the College in the community by communicating role of the community college to the public, parents, organizations, the press, and various other community agencies.

20. Review all State and Federal grant projects initiated by staff and approve applications for instructional program grants in collaboration with the Superintendent/President’s Cabinet.

21. Keep informed of education legislation and other trends and advise the Superintendent/President of all pending and actual changes to the Education Code.

22. In collaboration with the Director of Human Resources, manage the collective bargaining agreement as it relates to the instructional program and staff.

23. Performs other duties as the Superintendent/President may deem necessary.



• Actively supports the mission and goals of the Board, Superintendent/President, and the Executive Leadership Team.

• Commitment to support, respect, and empower the contributions of staff and management.

• Creates a work environment that values diversity, equity, collaboration, and openness.

• An innovative thinker who demonstrates flexibility, creativity, and a strong desire to collaborate in problem solving.

• Consistently considers the institution’s goals and needs before the needs of his/her own departments or personal ones.

• An approachable, inclusive and visible leader and administrator.

• A team builder who demonstrates strong employee relations and encourages professional development in staff and managers.

• A team member who enjoys collaborating with others, who seeks the best solution not just consensus, and who understands that the team and its goals are greater than the individual members.

• An experienced administrator with demonstrated ability to balance hands-on management with delegation of responsibilities, while staying actively involved in all areas of responsibility.


• Community college philosophy, objectives, organization, functions, and services;

• Principles of effective faculty, staff, and management operations applicable to a major organizational unit;

• Principles of community college planning, institutional research, budgeting;

• Laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to California Community Colleges;

• Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) design, development, and implementation.

• Advance oral and written communication skills;

• Computers and computer applications that support management systems and student services functions.


• Lead faculty, instructional managers, and staff toward achievement of institutional goals and objectives;

• Articulate a vision for the organization and management of the instructional program and services;

• Manage a major organizational element of a community college in an effective and economical manner;

• Build consensus, resolve difficult issues, and foster a team environment through the participatory governance process;

• Support faculty and staff professional development.

• Implement general directives and Board policies in the assigned areas of responsibility;

• Interpret new and revised laws, rules, and regulations, and advise College management of resultant problems and necessary actions;

• Apply the provisions of the Public Employee Relations Act;

• Sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, linguistic, ethnic backgrounds and disabilities of community college students and staff.


• Master’s degree, doctorate preferred, from an accredited college or university; minimum qualifications in one of the disciplines offered in the District.

• At least seven (7) years of recent progressively responsible related experience with at least four (4) years at the dean or senior management level, preferably in an instructional area.

Additional Information

• Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 162,409

• Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 191,430

• External Opening Date: Jun 17, 2022

Location: Stockton, California, United States

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The San Joaquin Delta Community College District provides access to its education programs and activities and makes all employment decisions without regard to national origin, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, military and veteran status, or any other legally protected category. The District’s prohibition against sex and gender discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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