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San Jose-Evergreen Community College District in San Jose, California
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Date Posted April 13, 2020
Executive-President and Chancellor
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Information


Posting Number S19061
Close/First Review Date 04/29/2020
Department President’s Office
Work Location Evergreen Valley College
Position Status Full Time
Salary Range $235,962 - $273,154 Annual Salary (Executive 2018-2019 Salary Schedule). Starting salary placement is generally at Step 1.
Benefits Summary

Salary and benefits are competitive, initial step placement is generally $235,962. District-financed benefits include a comprehensive health plan, dental and vision coverage for employee and dependents, and life and disability insurance for the employee.

Position Description

The SJECCD is announcing the re-opening of the recruitment period for selection of their new president for Evergreen Valley College (EVC). This is an outstanding opportunity to lead a highly acclaimed institution and be part of the esteemed San José-Evergreen Community College District.

San José-Evergreen Community College District – Evergreen Valley College President


With equity, opportunity, and social justice as our guiding principles, Evergreen Valley College’s Mission is to empower and prepare students from diverse backgrounds to succeed academically and to be civically responsible global citizens.


EVC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges. This accrediting body is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the US Department of Education. EVC’s accreditation was reaffirmed in early 2017.


1. EVC will improve student success
i. Expand the development of educational and career pathways.
ii. Increase the number of students earning a degree, certificate, or transferring to a four-year institution and reduce the average number of units accumulated by students earning an associate degree.
iii. Assess and strategically enhance enrollment and completion through practices supporting the student’s college experience.

2. EVC will support student success
i. Address student basic needs.
ii. Enhance academic support through early intervention.
iii. Increase health and mental wellness support.

3. EVC will enhance internal institutional effectiveness
i. Clarify the college governance structure.
ii. Strengthen internal communications to facilitate a more cohesive college community.
iii. Address program influence/impact on the college.
iv. Establish structure and timeline for measuring internal institutional effectiveness.

4. EVC will enhance institutional effectiveness in the community at large
i. Increase mutually beneficial activities in the San Jose community and South Bay region.
ii. Increase community use of college property.
iii. Increase the portion of CTE program graduates who find work in their field of study.
iv. Establish a structure and a timeline for measuring external college impact.

EVC BY THE NUMBERS (2018-2019)

Students Served: 14,558

Male: 45%
Female: 55%
Student Ethnicity:
African-American: 2.2%
American Indian: 0.5%
Asian: 34.7%
Filipino: 6.3%
Hispanic/Latino: 39.0%
Multi-ethnicity: 2.6%
Pacific Islander: 0.4%
Unknown: 8.8%
White: 5.6%

Degrees and Certificates Awarded: 934

Associate Degrees for Transfer: 488
Associate of Arts Degrees: 218
Associate of Science Degrees: 116

Many of EVC’s students transfer to nearby San José State University, while others transfer throughout the California State University and University of California systems.

Degree and Certificate Programs: 55


Evergreen Valley College (EVC) opened in 1975. The 130-acre, picturesque campus is located near the foot of the Diablo Mountain range in San José’s “Evergreen” neighborhood. As part of the San José – Evergreen Community College District, EVC partners with San José City College, the District’s Community College Center for Economic Mobility, and a Community College Extension in Milpitas to provide educational opportunities throughout the District it serves.

In 2016, EVC celebrated the grand openings of its new Automotive Technology Building; Math, Science, and Social Science (MS3) Building; Fitness Center; Veterans Freedom Center; and Central Green, which allows for better social interaction and connectivity throughout campus. With the recent passage of Measure X, a District-wide $748 million bond, the community indicated widespread support for continued construction of new facilities and upgrades to existing facilities in order to meet the diverse 21st Century educational needs identified in the College’s Educational Master Plan. EVC receives approximately $320 million in Measure X funds to continue to build out and upgrade its campus over the next few years.

Evergreen Valley College is proud to play an important role in the economic vitality of its community and the lives of so many people. Students come to EVC seeking job skills training, transfer preparation, pursuit of lifelong learning opportunities, and much more. A 2019 Champion of Higher Education for transfers, EVC is also the No. 1-ranked community college by salary potential in the Bay Area and tied for third among public, two-year institutions in the country. In addition, EVC faculty ranked No. 2 in the nation among two-year institutions in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s Faculty Diversity Index.

Our students have high expectations for EVC, and the college faculty, staff, and administration work hard to meet those expectations.


Community, Students, Staff and Faculty…
Expect the successful candidate to…

Student Success

• Demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice and equity.
• Maintain an institutional focus on student success that includes laser focus on academic programs and student services, with attention to the mental health spectrum and food and housing insecurities of our students.
• Be visible and involved in student life, understand who EVC students are on a holistic level and demonstrate a manner that is approachable and open-minded.

Vision and Mission

• Demonstrate a proven ability to develop a clear vision for the college and build a strong sense of team and community throughout campus.


• Demonstrate a proven ability to develop a campus climate that partners students, staff, faculty, and administration as stakeholders in student success.
• Identify opportunities and convert challenges into innovative solutions.
• Promote a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, and effective working relationships across the College and within the District.
• Possess financial sophistication and intelligence. Experience with college-level budgeting. Demonstrate an ability to make sound financial decisions.
• Demonstrate an ability to engage in participatory governance where the decision-making process is collaborative and transparent.
• Have strong communication skills .
• Establish a clear vision and focus on continuous improvement of institutional effectiveness.
• Advocate for professional development.
• Uphold strong moral and ethical values and practices.


• Be involved in local, state, and federal initiatives.
• Understand the California community college policy, regulatory, legal, political, and accreditation environments.


• Value building meaningful relationships in the local community and show a demonstrated ability to do so.
• Be an active participant in college and community life. Create unity between campus life and the greater community.
• Recognize the College’s role as a contributor to local, regional, environmental, and cultural viability.
• Understand issues from a local, diverse perspective and implement ideas that are mutually beneficial to the college and greater community.

The next President of EVC will be a visionary leader who will build on the College’s strengths and position it for future success.

Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience

1. A Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
2. Minimum of three years of increasingly responsible community college leadership experience.

District’s Diversity Requirements
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.
  • Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in the District’s hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent transferable skills to do so.
Desired Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

1. An earned Doctorate from an accredited institution of higher learning.
2. Minimum of five years of demonstrated and increasing responsible leadership and administrative experience at the senior-level covering a large scope which should include instructional and student services programs, facilities, fiscal management for large budgets of restricted, unrestricted and bond funds, and oversight of technology resources.
3. Experience in a participatory governance and demonstrated understanding of collective bargaining in California higher education.
4. A record of hiring a diverse workforce and bringing equity-minded practices to an institution.
5. Experience in and/or demonstrated knowledge of the role of the community colleges in economic and workforce development.
6. Verified teaching or student service experience, preferably at the community college level.

Foreign Degree

For positions that require a degree or coursework:

Degree(s) must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.

All degrees and credits earned outside of the United States must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application.

Degrees earned outside of the U.S. without a U.S. credential evaluation attached, will not be considered.

Working Environment

Typical Office Environment

About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District

The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who are passionate about providing our student population with the best educational experience possible. The District recognizes that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its employees, students, and the community it serves.

As of Fall 2019, with enrollment of approximately 17,933 students per semester, and an extremely diverse student population (Hispanic/Latino 43%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific Islander 33%, American Indian/Native American 0.2%, White/Caucasian 10%) attaining educational goals reflecting 56% – Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District’s emphasis on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the State.

The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as colleagues to an existing diverse group of managers, supervisors and confidential staff consisting of 40% Hispanic/Latino, 10% Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 17% White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all qualified, outstanding applicants.

Important Information


San José-Evergreen Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, and physical or mental disability consistent with applicable federal and state laws.


Employment Services,
Human Resources, SJECCD
40 S. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 270-6414
Employment Website:
District Website:


The position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received no later than April 29, 2020. This is a confidential search process.

Please submit your documents to:

Direct Link:
Position #S19061, Extended Review Date: April 29, 2020 – Open Until Filled

Candidates will need to have the following information or materials available to complete the application:

1. A letter of application that succinctly addresses background, knowledge and experiences that have prepared the candidate to serve as President of Evergreen Valley College. Leadership and personal qualities and characteristics that would serve as underpinnings for the candidate’s service as the next President.
(Not to exceed 5 pages).

2. A current resume

3. A list of references that is to include the following (at the minimum, at least one of each of the following):

  • supervisor
  • direct administrative report
  • faculty member
  • staff member
  • student
  • community/external agency representative


    Upon hire the successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts.

    Hiring Process Timeline:

    Applications and nominations may be accepted until the position is filled. However, the Presidential Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately following April 29, 2020. Submission of applications is strongly encouraged prior to that date. Only complete application packets will be considered. All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

  • May 11, 2020: Search Committee selects candidates for first-level interviews
  • May 18, 2020: Search Committee conducts interviews
  • Week of May 25, 2020: Final interviews with Chancellor
  • July 1, 2020: New President assumes office

    For CONFIDENTIAL inquiries or further information, contact:

    Mr. Stan A. Carrizosa Sr.
    Community College Search Services
    Telephone: 1-559-740-8540
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