Superintendent / President
Company: Copper Mountain College
Location: Joshua Tree, CA
Job Schedule: Full-time
Published In: Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
Published On: 01/31/2019

The Superintendent/President is the Chief Executive Officer of the District and reports to a five-member elected Board of Trustees.  This individual should be an experienced educational leader committed to the comprehensive community college.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to students and their successes.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to participatory governance and provide the leadership necessary to ensure its success.
  • Represent the college in the community, establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships and partnerships.
  • Provide leadership to the fund development efforts of the Copper Mountain College Foundation, and actively participate in donor cultivation and solicitation.
  • Nurture existing high-quality educational programs and services, support innovations and new technology, and ensure that the college responds to emerging needs of students and the community.
  • Provide leadership in working with business and industry as the college maintains and/or develops state-of-the art occupational programs.
  • Operate a comprehensive community college with limited resources and lead efforts in innovative resource development.
  • Oversee an ongoing, transparent system of assessment, planning, and accountability at all levels of the institution.
  • Provide leadership in engaging the college community in implementing its shared vision and continuously improving its long-range master plan, with goals supported by the college staff and community.
  • Demonstrate commitment to diversity and provide leadership as the college meets the educational needs of a diverse and changing community.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to fairness and equal opportunity for all.
  • Recruit, retain and develop a highly qualified and diverse staff.

Education and Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent.
  • At least five years of progressive senior-level administrative experience in a higher education environment.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity in working with students, employees, and community members from diverse ethnic, racial, disability, gender, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Earned Doctorate Degree from an accredited institution or equivalent.
  • Experience and proven success in community college educational leadership.
  • Faculty experience in teaching or student services, and/or providing support for the roles of faculty, instruction and student services, in a higher education environment.
  • Proven record of successful management of all resources, including effective budget development and oversight, as well as external resource development through pursuit of grant funding and community support through community partnerships and/or a foundation

Ideal Qualifications:
The ideal candidate is one with a proven record of:

  • Advancing student success as an institutional priority.
  • Effectively communicating with all constituent groups, with strong demonstrated experience in participative decision making and successful relationships, including those involved in employee collective bargaining.
  • Viewing diversity, equity and inclusion in all its forms as a campus value, meeting needs of all student and community populations and seeking diversity in employee positions.
  • Cultivating and maintaining positive and productive relationships in the community and with the military populations.
  • Increasing student success metrics while managing resources effectively.
  • Effectively navigating the complexities of the California Community College policy, legal and accreditation environment or equivalent.


Equal Opportunity Statement
Copper Mountain College is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity for all persons and to provide educational and employment opportunities free from discrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, gender identification, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disabilities, and other physical or verbal conduct.  Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the School District's Title IX Officer and/or Section 504/ADA Coordinator.


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