President Search - Position

StudentsThe Superintendent/President is the Chief Executive Officer of the Siskiyou Joint Community College District and President of College of the Siskiyous. Under the direction of an elected seven-member Board and a student-elected representative and following District Board policies, California Education Code, and related regulations, the Superintendent/President is responsible for overseeing the entire College, including the planning and budgeting process, academic programs, student and administrative services, institutional advancement, and human resources. The Superintendent/President is responsible for ensuring the College meets the educational needs of its students and the community. The Superintendent/President will also represent the College to local businesses and industry, other educational institutions, federal, state, and local agencies, and potential donors to the COS Foundation.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned Master's degree from an accredited institution. 
  • Senior administrative-level experience in higher education or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, culture, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and ethnic/racial backgrounds of community college students. 

Desired Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate from an accredited institution.
  • President or Vice President level experience at a community college.
  • Faculty experience and/or support for the roles of faculty, instruction and student services in a higher education environment.
  • Understanding of the California Community College mission, educational and financial issues, the laws and regulations of California, including the Student Success Act.
  • A record of community involvement and leadership.
  • Demonstrated experience with strategic planning, strong fiscal management linking resource allocation to planning and priorities, and leading the ongoing efforts of the College to meet regional accreditation standards.
  • Demonstrated history of resource development.

Ideal Characteristics

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The District is seeking a leader to sustain and improve the quality of education being provided by the College’s outstanding faculty, committed staff and strong management team.  The candidate’s record will demonstrate an experienced, ethical, and dynamic leader who:

  • Has a leadership style that is visible, approachable, responsive, and accessible on campus.
  • Establishes a presence in the community that engages businesses, elected officials, community organizations, and other educational entities to effectively advocate for the College.
  • Will recognize, respect, and work collaboratively with the socioeconomic, academic, cultural, and ethnic diversity of the communities served by the District.
  • Relies upon relevant management experience effectively navigating California Community College policy, legal, and accreditation environment.
  • Will work collaboratively with faculty, staff and the Board of Trustees and encourage their continued professional development.
  • Is committed to the effective use of technology within the academic and administrative environments.
  • Is able to delegate responsibility and authority while maintaining accountability.
  • Has experience in supporting efforts related to environmental sustainability.

Job Announcement

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Search Consultant
PPL Inc.
Jim Riggs, EdD
Phone: (209) 559-6550(209) 559-6550

College of the Siskiyous
Human Resources
Theresa Richmond
Associate Vice President, Human Resources
Phone: (530) 938-5317(530) 938-5317