Job Details

Cabrillo College
  • Position Number: 1066063
  • Location: Aptos, CA
  • Position Type: Presidents and Chancellors


Cabrillo College

Closing Date/Time: 9/20/2017 11:59 PM Pacific


Job Type: Department/Division

Location: Aptos, CA

Department: President's Office

Employment Opportunity

The Superintendent/President is the Chief Executive Officer of this single-college District and reports to a seven-member Board elected by the District as well as a student board member elected by the Student Senate. Under the direction of the Board, the Superintendent/President serves as the leader of the College and its primary spokesperson. The Superintendent/President directs and oversees all areas of the College.

Please refer to the Cabrillo College President Search webpage for additional information:

Examples of Duties

  • Serves as leader of the college and as its spokesperson
  • Serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Secretary to the Governing Board
  • Develops and recommends policies for the college to the Board and implements approved policies
  • Provides leadership in the development and implementation of a sustainable master plan based on ongoing institutional research which considers accreditation standards and student success issues and budget allocation
  • Directs the development of the college budget for submission to the Board
  • Represents the college to the community, the media, government and other institutions
  • Informs the Board, staff and local constituencies regarding issues and trends affecting the college and exerts influence in the development of local, state and national policy
  • Directs establishment of administrative procedures for the efficient conduct of instruction, services and business of the college
  • Recommends all personnel actions to the Board
  • Formulates immediate and long-range plans regarding all facets of the college
  • Maintains a highly visible leadership role and develops strategic partnerships between the college and community
  • Provides leadership to the Cabrillo College Foundation for college fundraising
  • Maintains current knowledge of applicable laws, trends, policies, procedures, and practices
  • Participates in hiring, training and evaluation of diverse faculty and staff to achieve goals
  • Promotes and supports learning, teaching, and student success, including the maintenance and improvement of quality instructional and support services
  • Builds trust among all constituencies through a commitment to participatory governance, collaboration, collegiality and cooperation
  • Participates in local, regional and state activities to promote Cabrillo Community College
  • Prepares a variety of reports and correspondence appropriate to assignment using a computer with various software
  • Drives for position-related duties
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Five (5) years of progressive, senior-level administrative experience, preferably at the community college level
  • Track-record of community service and involvement
  • Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university
Knowledge of:
  • Laws, codes, and state and federal regulations governing community college administration
  • Long-range planning, development, and evaluation methods, techniques, and practices
  • Leadership in fiscal management, strategic planning, human resources development, collective bargaining, curriculum and instruction, enrollment management, student services, and facilities management
  • Effective teaching and learning processes at the college level
  • Budget preparation and procedures
  • Principles and practices of management and supervision including planning, organizing, assigning, and reviewing work; performance appraisal and discipline; employee selection and development, and Equal Employment Opportunities
Ability to:
  • Administer, manage, coordinate, and evaluate all facets of a community college
  • Interpret, apply, and enforce laws, regulations, and codes related to community college administration
  • Provide leadership and guidance in establishment and attainment of goals and objectives and for the development of policies
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the community
  • Strategically plan and manage people through change
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and budgeting skills
  • Direct, supervise, train, and evaluate the work of senior administrators and staff
  • Serve as a champion of participatory governance who demonstrates respect, honesty, integrity, trust, confidence, compassion and inspire these qualities in others
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with Board of Trustees, faculty, staff and community
  • Provide student services and/or advocacy for socio-economically and historically underrepresented populations that leads to improved student access and success
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Fundraise and engage with community
  • Balance institutional goals with the efficient use of resources
  • Serve as a fair, ethical, and accessible leader
  • Partner with local school districts and government, business, and civic organizations in support of educational initiatives
  • Demonstrate diplomacy and take unpopular positions when necessary
  • Utilize a computer and various software
  • Consistently perform under the pressure of deadlines and other administrative demands
Other Requirements:
  • Possession of and ability to maintain a valid California driver's license and a safe driving record during the course of employment
  • Assignment includes evenings and weekends as needed
Working Conditions:
  • Office environment
  • Driving a vehicle to conduct work as necessary

Additional Information

Application Process:

**To be considered, each candidate MUST SUBMIT:

  1. Complete Employment Application.
  2. Letter of application addressing the Strengths & Challenges, Ideal Leadership Attributes and Minimum Qualifications (five pages or less). Refer to webpage
  3. A current resume including educational background, professional experience, achievements, and professional activities.
  4. A list of eight (8) references (including supervisors, colleagues, faculty, staff, students and community members) with titles, preferred phone numbers, and email addresses.
  5. Unofficial transcripts from colleges attended, verifying degrees and course work. If selected, it is the responsibility of the candidate to provide official transcripts, diplomas, degrees or other documents as may be required.


    Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination (Download PDF reader) and supporting documentation. (This is only necessary if candidate does not possess and submit proof of specified degrees or experience listed in minimum qualifications.)
**If any of the above materials are not submitted with your application packet, your materials will be deemed incomplete and will not be forwarded.

Search Process

A Search Committee representing faculty, staff, administrators, students, the Board of Trustees and the community will review all qualified applicants' materials. The Search Committee will interview selected candidates in October and refer three to five candidates to the Board of Trustees. Board interviews and public forums will take place in late November. Public forums will give constituent groups an opportunity to interact with the candidates. Each finalist candidate is expected to spend a full day on campus participating in the forums and being interviewed by the Board of Trustees. Candidates invited to Board interviews will be asked to submit an authorization for further background checks. While the employment start date is negotiable, the District's desire is the position be filled as early in 2018 as possible.

Applications must be successfully completed and submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, to be considered in the initial application review process.


Salary, benefits, length of contract and other terms and conditions of employment will be highly competitive and negotiable. The Board of Trustees and the selected candidate will mutually agree on the terms of employment and the start date.


Each candidate who is invited to a Search Committee interview will receive a packet of information about Cabrillo College. Information about the College is also available on its website at For additional information and confidential inquiries, please contact:

Dr. Dean Colli, Search Consultant, PPL Inc.
619-517-6133 /

Dr. Jim Riggs, Search Consultant, PPL Inc.
209-559-6550 /

For questions related to submitting your application and logging in to your account, please contact the NEOGOV Customer Support Team at 855-524-5627 M-F, 8am-5pm Pacific time (excluding holidays). If you require special accomodation(s), please contact Cabrillo's Human Resources Department at 831-479-6217 M-Th, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm Pacific time (excluding holidays).

Cabrillo College seeks applications from all qualified individuals. It is the continuing goal of Cabrillo College to hire and retain faculty, staff and administrators that reflect the rich diversity and cultural heritage of the College District and its student body. Cabrillo College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Cabrillo College currently provides a benefit stipend for medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and eligible dependents.

Please note: Employee who work part-time contracts will receive a pro rata benefit stipend based on the percentage of assignment.

Please indicate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for this position:
  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university AND five (5) years of progressive, senior-level administrative experience, preferably at the community college level.
  • I do not meet the minimum qualifications as listed above, but I believe I possess qualifications that are the equivalent. I have completed and attached the Supplemental Application for Equivalency determination form.

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