Porterville College

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The Position

Official Job Description

Application Information

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college/university
  • Teaching or student services experience
  • Recent, successful, senior-level administrative experience
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees (currently listed under knowledge and abilities)

Desirable Qualifications

  • Earned Doctorate Degree
  • Both instruction and student services experience at the community college level
  • Participation in community activities and partnership development

Desirable Characteristics

  • Maintains a primary focus on student access and success, accompanied by the desire to be a visible presence on the campus and a supporter of student-centered programs; values the impact on, as well as the perspective of, students in pursuing institutional effectiveness and change.
  • Leads with attention to continuous improvement of institutional effectiveness that is grounded in: clear vision, effective planning and budget prioritization, on-going assessment of student learning and other institutional outcomes, and motivation of people to perform at their best.
  • Understands the integrated functions of a community college - how instruction, student services, academic support services, business and administrative services, student life and leadership, and technology services interface to effectively support student learning and other institutional processes.
  • Exhibits a deep commitment to collegial consultation and the ability to effectively use a collaborative leadership style with all constituent groups to make appropriate decisions and get things done; takes multiple perspectives into consideration; understands the philosophy and practices that are the foundations of AB 1725; is an exceptional team leader and team player.
  • Demonstrates business acumen in planning, budgeting, assessment and pursuit of change; effectively manages internal and external resources (fiscal, physical, human).
  • Is a skillful communicator in all forms and settings; speaks effectively and listens carefully; communicates decisions clearly, broadly and persuasively; has the ability to say “no” under difficult circumstances and cultivate support for such a position.
  • Interacts effectively with people of different cultures to provide effective educational services and programs that address the social, linguistic and diverse needs of students, employees and the communities the College serves; demonstrates a commitment to the diverse students the College serves by supporting their activities and events.
  • Inspires trust and confidence through a strong work ethic and a deep commitment to the College and community.
  • Exhibits skills and has successful experience in actively cultivating and maintaining external relationships, such as advocacy for and community support of the College as well as external resource development through an institutional foundation, a pursuit of grant funding, and functional partnerships in the community.
  • Exhibits ethics and integrity in all personal/professional behavior and relationships; expects accountability in oneself and from others; brings a strong sense of fairness and equity to all decision making.
  • Exhibits courage and perseverance to address challenges and confrontations; gauges political situations effectively and possesses the emotional intelligence to relate effectively with individuals from all constituent groups; a good judge of people, their motivations and behavior.

Benefits and Compensation

The starting salary for the President of Porterville College is negotiable based on experience. A robust benefits package compliments the salary package.


The District has retained PPL, Inc. to support its search and selection processes. For confidential inquiries and questions, please contact:
Dean C. Colli, Ed.D.         PPL, Inc. – Vice President     (619) 517-6133      dcolli@pplpros.com
Jeanie Nashime, Ed.D.     PPL, Inc – Associate             (310) 508-7009      jmnishime@gmail.com
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