Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Academic Affairs

Napa Valley College

Job Location : Napa, CA, USA

Posted on : Wed, 22 Jan 2020 03:58:06 GMT

Job Description :

History of Napa Valley College The Napa Valley Community College District covers Napa County and a very small part of Sonoma County. This semi-rural area is located approximately fifty miles northeast of San Francisco. The citizens of Napa County made a clear commitment to higher education in 1942, Napa Junior College was founded and held its first class. NVC operates on two primary campuses, the main campus in Napa and the Upper Valley Campus located in St. Helena. The 161-acre main campus is located south of downtown Napa, with over 40 buildings in a lush setting that includes a central colonnade of trees, glades of redwoods, and natural ponds attracting large flocks of migratory birds. This natural setting offers views of the Mayacamas and Howell Mountain ranges, the agricultural expanses of the valley floor, and the College's teaching vineyard. The Upper Valley Campus is located twenty miles north of Napa in the town of St. Helena. This facility opened in fall 1994, bringing educational opportunities closer to home for residents in Calistoga, St. Helena, and surrounding areas, and adding new dimensions to the College curriculum.

Over the past three years, NVC has served almost 9,300 students and claimed 5,110 credit full-time equivalent students (FTES) each year on average.

NVC offers several distinguishing educational programs, including a Viticulture and Winery Technology program that operates in the College's vineyards and in the first bonded winery located on a community college campus. The Napa Valley Cooking School, located on the campus in St. Helena, provides comprehensive, professional culinary training for aspiring chefs and professional development opportunities for people currently employed in the culinary industry.Compensation This is a full-time, 12-months-per-year, academic-administrative position. The salary is appropriately placed on Range 3 of the current Assistant Superintendent/Vice President salary schedule. Initial salary placement is $11,309 to $14,433/month. Placement on the salary schedule is commensurate with experience. The college offers a fringe benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, employee assistance program, and CalSTRS membership. Assignment includes 19 paid holidays, 22 vacation days, and 12 days sick leave annually.


  • Serve as chief advisor to the Superintendent/President on strategic matters related to the development, management, and improvement of instructional and economic workforce development programs.
  • Oversee instructional administrators and authorize leadership, direction, supervision, and evaluation of strategic enrollment management, instructional, learning resources, and workforce and economic workforce development programs and activities; ensure compliance with accreditation and other regulatory requirements of all instructional programs; provide leadership for improvement of instruction, including program evaluation and planning, and program development/discontinuance.
  • Provide administrative oversight of academic support service programs; authorize administrative leadership and direction, development, supervision, and evaluation of program activities.
  • Provide leadership for and direct the planning, development, and implementation of policies, procedures, programs, and initiatives to ensure quality programs and instructional services.
  • Ensure continuous improvement of instructional services to increase productivity and effectiveness through re-engineering, District organizational change management, new technology solutions, assessment of best practices, and feedback from internal users and external customers.
  • Actively participate in the accreditation process, including the institutional self-study, mid-term reports, and substantive change requirements. Analyze changes to the accreditation standards and requirements and potential impact to District programs and services.
  • Assist in the development of long-range institutional goals and the educational master plan; develop strategic objectives in conjunction with the Superintendent/President; in coordination with instructional leaders and faculty, develop, implement, and evaluate action plans related to objectives; compile an annual report of accomplishments.
  • Plan, organize, and implement a systematic program of supervision and evaluation of instruction; supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned administrators and their staff in accordance with District procedures; establish performance requirements and personal development targets; monitor performance and provide coaching for performance improvement and development; encourage professional excellence and promote a culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services; recommend new faculty and staff; project future staffing needs.
  • Co-chair Curriculum Committee; evaluate, verify and make recommendations on matters related to the credit and non-credit curriculum; collaborate with faculty to fully implement Student Learning Outcomes and assessment; represent the district in the mutual agreement process relative to academic and professional matters, including changes in academic courses and curricula.
  • Develop and administer the annual budget for instructional programs; represent the needs of faculty in the budget process to ensure that faculty are provided with the necessary equipment, supplies, and support staff.
  • Collaborate with Student Affairs in the development and implementation of programs and activities that enhance student learning and success.
  • Provide administrative oversight for projects funded under the Vocational Education Act and coordinate accounting/fiscal details.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with business, industry, government, schools, colleges, and other agencies in the planning and implementation of educational and student support programs.
  • Make presentations to the Board of Trustees in matters concerning instructional and economic workforce development programs; manage the preparation of Board agenda items for the instructional area.
  • Review and analyze pending legislation, legal mandates, and regulations for potential impact to the district's instructional programs.
  • Attend and chair District-wide committees, task forces, and other meetings; represent the District in the community and at local, regional or state meetings, workshops, and conferences; maintain liaison with appropriate government agencies and professional organizations, as assigned.
  • Perform a variety of additional tasks as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned Master's Degree from an accredited institution.
  • At least three (3) years of administrative experience in higher education.
  • At least four (4) years of full-time teaching experience at an accredited college or university.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Earned Terminal Degree or Doctorate degree from an accredited institution.
  • Teaching experience in a community college.
  • Three (3) years of successful full-time administrative experience (Dean or higher) in accredited institutions or higher education in California.
Desirable Experience with:
  • Interpretation, application and explanation of California education code, regulations, and accreditation standards in the development and administration of instructional programs, administrative procedures, and college processes;
  • Development, administration, and sustainable application of strategic planning in a complex organization, program review, and budgeting processes;
  • Interpretation and administration of curriculum regulations, development standards, and approval processes;
  • Development and application of Student Learning Outcomes Assessment and other metrics of student success;
  • Application and support of emergent instructional technologies;
  • Analysis of data for decision-making in an academic environment;
  • Supervision of academic employees;
  • Successful recruitment, retention, and support of faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds;
  • Promotion and support of professional development for faculty and academic administrators;
  • Strategic leadership in the development and implementation of collaborative academic support programs and initiatives that enhance student success;
  • Labor relations and the role of faculty in an organization that practices participatory governance and interest-based problem solving;
  • Establishment of effective partnerships with business, industry, and other educational institutions in support of Career Technical Education programs and Economic Workforce Development initiatives.


Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted with all requested documents by March 6, 2020, 5:00 PM Pacific Time. A) Applicants must complete the online application through All elements of the application must be submitted in order for the application to be considered complete. Internal applicants are still required to submit a complete application packet for this position. This includes submission of transcripts and all other required application materials. B) Applicants must attach the following to complete the application process: (.pdf, .doc, .docx, .rtf, .bmp, .gif, .jpe, .jpeg, or .jpg files only)

1) A letter of interest, not to exceed three pages, that addresses: a) How your skills and experience have prepared you for the duties and responsibilities of the position as outlined in the job description; and b) How you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications for the position. 2) Current comprehensive resume. 3) Legible copies of transcripts verifying college work, degrees, and conferral dates.
  • NOTE: Unofficial copies of transcripts accepted at time of application, however, official transcripts will be required upon offer of employment.
  • Please remove SSN or DOB if visible on transcripts.
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It is important that your application reflect all of your relevant education and experience. Please note that your resume does not take the place of completing the Work Experience section of the application. Applications will not be forwarded for interview consideration if no work experience is listed, or if other required application fields are missing or incomplete. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all required application materials are completed and properly uploaded into the system. Only complete applications will be forwarded to the selection committee for further review. An application is only considered complete if all items above are uploaded. All required application materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on the filing deadline. Please do not submit material not requested. Application materials submitted become the property of Napa Valley College and the Office of Human Resources cannot copy, return, or transfer material to other positions. Any expenses incurred in connection with the initial interview will be the responsibility of the candidate. The college will reimburse certain travel expenses associated with second interviews (if applicable), depending on distance of travel. The District will not accept materials by e-mail, fax, or mail for this position. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please contact Human Resources.CONTACT US: PPL, Inc., is pleased to have been selected to assist the College in this important search and selection process. Any questions or confidential inquiries you or others might have about the Napa Valley Community College District, or the Napa Valley College Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Academic Affairs position may be directed to either of the following:
  • PPL Consultant: Robert Griffin,, (408) 616-9282
  • PPL Consultant: Pam Walker,, (916) 768-8565
For questions about the status of the process, please contact:
  • Human Resources Specialist: Noreen Obiacoro,, (707) 256-7108
For technical support, please contact:
  • NEOGOV, (855) 524-5627
RESOURCES: NVC Strategic Plan NVC Facilities Plan (Download PDF reader) NVC Accreditation Technology Plan City of Napa Napa Valley Unified School DistrictRECRUITMENT TIMELINE: DATE ACTION January 21, 2020 Position profile posted - application submissions process begins March 6, 2020 Final date of submissions of applications Napa Valley College, an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, maintains a drug-free workplace and requires that employees abide by that policy.

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