Vice President of Instruction

  • Clark College
Full Time Academia Education Executive Management

Job Description


Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, Vice President of Instruction. This is a full-time, 12-month administrative position, reporting to the President, with responsibility for the overall administration and leadership of the College's instructional units.
Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.  Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in its programs and activities. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community. Questions regarding the College's Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.

Position Responsibilities

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership in developing, interpreting, and reviewing academic policies and procedures, programs, and course offerings.
  • Facilitate effective communication between faculty, administration, and student development.
  • Establish effective processes to add or delete policies, programs, and courses to meet emerging, changing, and diverse needs of students and the community.
  • Create and support cooperative relationships with educational, community, and human service entities throughout the district.
  • Provide leadership for instructional efforts associated with accountability, outcomes assessment, and accreditation.
  • Work with the Vice President of Economic and Community Development to create a workforce development and lifelong learning strategy for the College.
  • Maintain an ongoing and effective process of instructor evaluation.
  • Sustain a comprehensive tenure review and recommendation process for probationary faculty.
  • Provide an effective professional development and training program for full-time and part-time faculty, division chairs, and instructional staff and administrators, including training and orientation.
  • Manage personnel actions of instructional faculty and staff (hires, assignments, loads, grievances, evaluations).
  • Prepare and update an annual comprehensive instructional plan and budget.
  • Work to support the College's Social Equity Plan.
  • Integrate the analysis, including identifying the effects, of power, privilege, and inequity within the curriculum.
  • Participate in negotiating and implementing collective bargaining agreements.
  • Represent the College to state and local groups and agencies, including the Legislature.
  • Fulfill other duties and responsibilities as directed by the President
  • Work with the Associate Vice President of Planning and Effectiveness on strategic planning, accreditation, and grant development.
  • Work with Human Resources to increase the hiring and retention of faculty and staff from systemically non-dominant populations.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Create a safe, bias-free working environment, which engenders respect for differences.
  • Provide leadership in accordance with the Vision, Values, and Core themes established by the college to achieve mission fulfillment.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's required; Doctorate preferred.
  • Five years of progressively more responsible administrative experience with a minimum of three years senior-level experience in a higher education environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills including effective communication skills and significant budgetary responsibility including grants.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Senior-level administrative experience with responsibility for academic, vocational, and basic education programs.
  • Energy and enthusiasm to be a part of a leadership team in a complex and dynamic college contributing to a growing, vibrant region.
  • Five years teaching experience in higher education.
  • A knowledge base that will contribute to strengthening the College's commitment to learner-centered education.
  • A track record in implementing a program review process that leads to institutional assessment, quality control, and curricular relevance.
  • The ability to conceptualize, develop, and grow an online education delivery system with measurable outcomes.
  • Experience in strategic planning.
  • Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective collaborative working relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Specific experience increasing and supporting diversity initiatives in the work place.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships with agencies, the community, industry, and education institutions.
  • Experience with innovation in education programs.
  • Demonstrated community involvement.
  • Experience in a leadership role in a collective bargaining environment.
  • Experience working on a college wide effort in Guided Pathways.


Supplemental Information

Benefits include vacation/ sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.
Required Online Application Materials:

  • Clark College Online Application
  • Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities of the position
  • Current résumé
  • Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office in person or by fax (360-992-2873)

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.
Application Deadline: 
Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., April 20, 2018.
Condition of employment:
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.
Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.
The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus, and crime statistics for the most recent 4-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133.  The most recent Annual Security Report can be viewed here:
If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.
Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College Human Resources
March 19, 2018