Rock Creek Campus President
The Portland Community College District
Portland Community College District (PCC) is the largest institution of post-secondary education in Oregon, serving 93,000 students (head count). The College District is located in northwest Oregon and offers classes through four campuses and three workforce training centers, as well as a variety of other community locations. A growing Distance Learning Program enrolls more than 9,000 students annually.
The College District is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors. The College President oversees the operation of the District and selects the campus presidents. The Cascade, Sylvania, and Rock Creek campuses offer comprehensive associate degree programs and student services. PCC's Southeast/Extended Learning Campus will become the fourth District comprehensive campus over the next four years.
The College District serves a five-county area, covering over 1500 square miles, including the city of Portland, several suburban cities, and rural areas. The District population is nearly 2,000,000 and is becoming increasingly diverse.
Portland Community College Mission
Our College's mission is that Portland Community College advances the region's long-term vitality by delivering accessible, quality education to support the academic, professional, and personal development of the diverse students and communities we serve.
Portland Community College is committed to hiring employees who are dedicated to providing quality education in an atmosphere that encourages the full realization of each individual's potential. The College offers students of all ages, races, cultures, economic levels, and previous educational experience opportunities for personal growth and attainment of their goals. People who work at Portland Community College are expected to place the highest priority on serving students. In addition, PCC wants to hire people who value the mission of the comprehensive community college and who are open to change.
The Rock Creek Campus
Portland Community College's Rock Creek Campus currently serves over 25,000 full- and part time students a year in a rich mix of transfer and career technical programs. From its inception in 1976, Rock Creek has honored the openness that stems from its rural and agricultural surrounding community. The campus covers nearly 250 acres, with over 500,000 sq. ft. of academic space, which will expand by nearly 20% by 2016. The campus is careful to preserve its farm and natural resources beginnings by maintaining extensive woodlands and wetlands, as well as a working farm.
Located in Washington County, the culture of the campus and its academic offerings reflect the County's rich blend of ethnic diversity, technology-to-trades employment opportunity, and urban to rural environments. Rock Creek provides a wide variety of academic offerings that lead to associates degrees for transfer to four year institutions. In addition, Rock Creek provides a wide variety of professional technical programs in diesel technology, aviation technology, bioscience, welding, veterinary technology, and building construction. Mirroring the County's technology base, the campus houses a strong microelectronics technology program and has a vigorous partnership with Intel.
Partnerships with business, industry, educational institutions, and community groups are keys to Rock Creek's programs. The campus sports a 32-acre recreation complex in a partnership with Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation. The campus and Columbia County have joined together to improve transportation resources for our Columbia County students. The "Think Big" partnership with Caterpillar Corp. provides students the opportunity to receive world-class diesel technology training. Partnerships with Hillsboro Aviation support aviation training; other students benefit from partnerships with Freightliner, Columbia Industries, Intel, and SolarWorld.
The Rock Creek Core Values guide the planning and development of the Rock Creek Campus community:
- Learning – the central construct of what we do
- Sustainability – the cornerstone of Rock Creek since its inception
- Health, Wellness and Safety – to inspire the highest quality of life
- Connectivity – to ensure we strive to meet the needs of our internal and external stakeholders
- Community – to initiate, nurture, and promote meaningful relationships with those we serve
- Aesthetics and Design – to honor and preserve the natural environment and the Campus' rural heritage
The Campus' deep value for sustainability is mirrored in the preservation of its woodlands, wetlands, and other resource areas; and also in its solar generation facility, one of the largest in Oregon, which was developed in a way that blends energy generation with the original agricultural use of the land.
Under the direction of the College President, the Rock Creek Campus President serves as the executive officer for the Rock Creek Campus and as a member of the College's executive leadership team. The Campus President provides leadership to all campus-based student development and instructional programs and services, including college transfer, developmental education, career technical education programs, and non-credit continuing education and community education courses and programs.
As members of the executive leadership team, Campus Presidents participate in District-wide planning and provide leadership in planning, budgeting, academic programming decisions, and related organizational initiatives.
Areas of accountability include oversight of academic programs, student development programs,campus personnel matters, budget development, and management and strategic planning.
Campus Presidents represent the College in a wide array of pubic interactions and community relations activities. Campus Presidents initiate, develop, and cultivate relationships with business, community, and local political leaders, as well as a variety of public, private, and community based organizations to improve educational services for citizens and community understanding of the mission of the community college.
The Rock Creek Campus President provides leadership for the College's Hillsboro Education Center and the College's programs and services broadly in Washington and Columbia counties.
- Provides leadership and oversight to all campus-based student development and instructional (credit and non-credit) programs. Develops and encourages a campus climate which supports the educational mission of the College.
- Works with the Deans and Department Directors to establish goals and strategies for meeting the educational and student development needs of the community.
- Works closely with College-wide management to ensure that College-wide programs are effective in meeting the needs of the College.
- May participate in the selection of campus management, classified staff, and Academic Professionals; has authority for all faculty of the campus, subject to final approval by the College President and College Board of Directors.
- Promotes, supports, and maintains diversity among students, faculty, and staff.
- Develops and manages the campus budget in conjunction with the management team. Provides leadership for resource development and effective resource management.
- Serves as a member of the College President's staff. Attends executive staff and College Board of Directors meetings and makes Board presentations as required.
- Represents the College to the campus community and the community-at-large by involvement with service, charitable, community, and business organizations.
- Performs other College-wide responsibilities as assigned by the College President.
The candidate must be a visionary person of integrity who has demonstrated an ability to lead, inspire and manage a complex organization within a collective bargaining environment, and maintain effective relations with a diverse external community. The candidate will have experience and competency in diverse multicultural settings. The candidate should present a record of progressive and responsible administrative leadership experience and documented success in addressing future change. The candidate will present a record of consistent achievement in establishing effective partnerships of mutual support with local business, academic institutions and communities. A master's degree from an accredited institution is required; an earned doctorate is preferred.
Four years of progressively responsible experience in education administration with a strong background in instruction, student development or professional training is required. Experience developing partnerships with for-profit business is required, preferably with senior business leaders. Demonstrated experience in budgeting, supervision, educational planning, and assessment are required. The candidate must have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, be able to speak effectively in public forums, and analyze and find solutions to complex problems. MEETING MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS DOES NOT GUARANTEE AN INTERVIEW.
- Possesses an understanding of, and commitment to the mission of a comprehensive community college and the role of a campus in a multi-campus college district.
- Student-centered; demonstrates a commitment to high standards of engagement with and achievement for all students, including those enrolled in pre-college programs, career technical education college transfer, and non-credit continuing education and community education programs.
- Demonstrates a commitment to diversity and a demonstrated ability to lead an enterprise that values and respects differences.
- Has successful educational leadership and management experience in program development with a focus on learning.
- Teaching, professional training, student development, and workforce development experience is desirable.
- Has a successful record of maintaining and sustaining a cohesive organizational community.
- Demonstrates strong relationship-building and advocacy skills to represent the needs of the campus at the District level and in both urban and rural communities.
- Demonstrates success in working visibly and effectively with bilingual, multicultural, and international communities.
- Demonstrates success in developing and maintaining partnerships with business, industry, and the P-20 educational communities that achieve mutual educational, student development, and financial benefit.
- Demonstrates success in promoting developing innovative programs and services.
- Demonstrates innovative management skills in supporting resource development, team building, faculty/staff recruitment and retention, student engagement and leadership development, and strategic planning.
- Demonstrates responsible fiscal management and experience.
- Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills with students, staff, faculty, and citizens, including group and public speaking skills.
- Demonstrates an understanding of business and educational issues and emerging trends at the local, state, and national levels, including the developing "completion agenda."
- Demonstrates commitment to involving staff, faculty, and students in campus planning, external community affairs and activities and is personally engaged in those activities.
- Shows evidence of creating an organizational environment that encourages team building and collaboration among student-, faculty-, and staff- informed risk taking and that balances experimentation, creativity, and innovation with appreciation of campus and community cultures and heritage.
- Demonstrates an ability to provide visionary leadership within a collegial environment, as well as an ability to empower and motivate people.
Apply to jobs.pcc.edu
PCC provides qualifying veterans with preference in employment. The following items must be submitted:
- In a letter of application of five pages or less, the candidate should state how they meet the minimum qualifications and how they would address the preferred qualifications listed in the search brochure.
- Submit a current resume and unofficial graduate transcript.
- Provide, as references, the names, titles, business, and home telephone numbers of two supervisors; two direct reports, including one classified or support staff; two faculty members or business associates; and two external business or community leaders.
Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. To receive maximum consideration, applications should be submitted by September 20, 2013, as the Search Committee will select those for further consideration shortly after that date.
For confidential inquiries please contact:
Neal Naigus, PCC Assistant to the College President
For further inquiries please contact:
Maureen Judge-Morris, PCC Employment Services Manager