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The Lake Tahoe Community College District announces a unique and rewarding opportunity to work in college administration. Coyote pointing at main buildingUnder the direction of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean of Instruction manages functions associated with educational programs of the college and works in collaboration with administration in supporting faculty and other instructional initiatives. This cabinet-level position will continue to bring LTCC's vision of California's premier destination community college in academic areas by providing leadership and further developing Guided Pathways and Strategic Enrollment Management frameworks.

The Superintendent/President is seeking an innovative, energetic, and proven leader who is committed to student access, equity, and success. The beauty of the Lake Tahoe south shore provides for a truly stimulating environment for the entire college community. The next Dean of Instruction will join a dynamic leadership team inspired by transforming the next generation of learners and closing the achievement gap. The Dean of Instruction is appointed by the Board of Trustees upon the recommendation of the Superintendent/President with input from the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

With the start of the 2018/19 academic year, Lake Tahoe Community College has welcomed the first wave of Lake Tahoe College Promise students. These students are in the midst of a tuition-free year of college and heading down a path toward a more promising future. The Lake Tahoe College Promise is a program which provides first-time, full-time college students who are California residents or a Nevada resident of the Tahoe Basin, free tuition for their first year at LTCC.

Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, a regional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education and the U.S. Department of Education. In January 2018, LTCC had its accreditation reaffirmed for a seven-year period as the result of a comprehensive evaluation.graduate


Responsible for the administration of assigned instructional and support programs and areas.

Provide academic leadership to assigned instructional areas.

Responsible for the development of quarterly class offerings and the preparation of the Schedule of Classes utilizing and further developing Guided Pathways and Strategic Enrollment Management frameworks.

Provide leadership in the college’s Guided Pathways efforts, working collaboratively with faculty and staff to lead the implementation of specific initiatives related to Guided Pathways.

Recommend to the Vice President of Academic Affairs new, revised, or updated programs and courses. Oversee the curriculum development process in new, revised, or updated programs and courses of study.

Organize and meet at least annually with assigned advisory committees and recommend to the Vice President of Academic Affairs members of assigned advisory committees.

Develop and administer assigned budgets. Assist with the planning of the annual District budget.

Maintain necessary records and prepare reports as assigned by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Assist the Vice President of Academic Affairs in determining program development priorities and needs, and assist in the development and approval of new and revised programs.

Assist the Vice President of Academic Affairs in the evaluation of instructors and programs and recommend priorities for the establishment of full-time teaching and support positions in assigned areas.

Mediate any student and/or staff and/or faculty issues and conflicts in assigned areas; coordinate with appropriate campus resources to aid in the positive resolution of such matters.

Recommend and assign loads to adjunct faculty on a quarterly basis.

Responsible for coordinating and preparing appropriate applications and/or grant proposals and administering certain grants and categorical programs.

Act as Vice President of Academic Affairs in the absence of same.

Act as Chief Administrative Officer of the District in the absence of the Superintendent/President; the Vice President of Academic Affairs; the Vice President of Administrative Services; and the Vice President of Student Services.

Lake, east shoreSupervise academic administration support staff.

Supervise classified directors as assigned.

Other Duties:

Perform other duties assigned by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Knowledge of:

  • Successful leadership and management theories and practices.
  • Current technology and its application in an administrative setting for an educational institution.
  • District policies and procedures.

Ability to:

  • Manage in a participatory style.
  • Work in an environment that demands a respect for divergent opinions, a sense of mutual trust, and a willingness to work together for the good of the institution.
  • Prepare reports and make effective public presentations.
  • Develop positive and effective working relationships with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Work cross-functionally with leaders across the college.
  • Initiate cooperative interactions with local, other governmental and private organizations.
  • Establish and maintain good community relationships.
  • Handle the wide variety of duties and responsibilities characteristic of a small college.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.Graduates with flags

Additional Requirement (Licensure/Certification):

  • No additional requirement.

Working Environment:

  • Indoor/Office environment.
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Minimum Qualifications

As established by the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges, Title V Regulations, the candidate must demonstrate that they satisfy the following:

Master's degree from an accredited institution in an area related to the assignment.

One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment; and

Possess two or more years of recent professional experience in higher education, including two years of direct supervisory experience of academic programs.

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library exteriorComplete applications must be received by noon on Monday, February 4, 2019, to be considered for this opening. LTCC reserves the right to reopen the position or extend the deadline if an adequate applicant pool is not received.
Please click here to apply for this position.
Applicants may be required to submit official transcripts upon offer of employment. Every effort should be made in the application to demonstrate the applicant's ability to meet the qualifications listed for the position.
Prepare the following documents to include in your application:
  • Cover Letter indicating reasons for interest in position and why you would be a good fit at Lake Tahoe Community College  (please limit to two pages)
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae including applicable professional preparation and experience annotated to describe major responsibilities and achievements of previously held positions.
  • A statement of qualifications describing experience in the following (please limit to 4-5 pages):
    1. Your administrative philosophy and how it helps you effectively manage the different areas you supervise. Include examples of how you lead these diverse functions in a collaborative institutional setting.
    2. Demonstrate your knowledge of leadership and organizational development, please be specific.
    3. Understanding of the Guided Pathways efforts and how they relate to Strategic Enrollment Management.
    4. What steps have you taken or would you take to remove barriers typically experienced by the wide-range of students who attend community colleges? Is there an experience you can share that demonstrates your sensitivity to diversity and those from culturally or economically diverse backgrounds?
  • The names and phone numbers of at least six references: two supervisors, two employees who you supervised, and two colleagues. References should include at least one faculty member and one classified staff member. References will be contacted upon selection as a finalist for this position. 
Once submitted, packets will become the property of LTCC and will not be returned. Only completed packets will be considered.

After reviewing applications, those applicants judged most suitable for the position will be invited to first-round interviews. These applicants will be notified by phone on or about Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Initial interviews are tentatively scheduled for February 28 and March 1, 2019 with final interviews occurring on or around the week of March 18, 2019. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview.
Candidates advanced for final interviews for this position must agree to a full background and reference check.
Lake Tahoe Community College adheres to Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this position, please call the office of Human Resources at 530-541-4660, ext. 226.
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LTCC offers a competitive compensation package that includes a starting placement salary of $108,696 to $115,524 with the potential to reach $122,781 annually through step advancement plus $4,800 in-district allowance. Health and Welfare benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long term disability. LTCC provides 16 paid holidays per year plus 24 days vacation and 12 days sick leave per year, with opportunities for professional development.
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The Superintendent/President and the selected candidate will mutually agree on the terms of employment and the start date. The preferred start date is July 1, 2019.

Employment with Lake Tahoe Community College is not official until the selected candidate meets all pre-employment requirements.  All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and fingerprints for California Department of Justice clearance.
Normal hours of work are Mondays through Fridays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; however, hours may vary according to the needs of the department and workweeks exceeding 40 hours are typical during high workload periods. This position is exempt from overtime compensation. Please see the position description for complete requirements and duties.
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Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) is an evolving, dynamic, California community college in South Lake Tahoe. The waters and surrounding forests of Lake Tahoe are a national treasure, and the LTCC campus, which serves 16-square-miles on the south shore, is a microcosm of the region’s natural beauty. Located 6,229 feet above sea level, LTCC is Northern California’s highest altitude college. This enthusiastic college community serves students from the bi-state, multi-jurisdictional watershed, including students from neighboring Nevada communities.

Starting Fall 2018, first-time college students attending Lake Tahoe Community College full time will pay absolutely NO tuition for their first year! This Promise is for any Tahoe Basin resident, on either side of the border, living anywhere around the lake. 

Whether you're 19 or 49, if you are a first-time college student and a California resident or AB540 eligible, or a Nevada resident of the Tahoe Basin, you may qualify for:

  • Free tuition for your first year at LTCC
  • Unlimited Tahoe Transportation District bus rides within the South Shore
  • Free tutoring, academic counseling and other support services
bronze coyoteLTCC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, a regional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education and the U.S. Department of Education. In January 2018, LTCC had its accreditation reaffirmed for a seven-year period as the result of a comprehensive evaluation.

LTCC was originally granted accreditation in January 1979. Accreditation status has successfully been maintained ever since through a regular process of self-evaluation and review by the ACCJC. The University of California, the California State Universities, and other accredited colleges and universities give full credit for equivalent and transferable courses satisfactorily completed at Lake Tahoe Community College.

The progress and stability of Lake Tahoe Community College are rooted in an institutional commitment to student success and constant efforts to realize opportunities related to the region’s unique geography and history. LTCC currently offers 35 associate degrees, including 14 associate in arts and science transfer degrees that provide seamless matriculation to four-year institutions. Additionally, the college currently offers 32 certificates. Students planning to transfer to a four-year university have a wide variety of options, as LTCC offers the equivalent of the first two years of a four-year university program. In addition to the quality programs for traditional students, LTCC has expanded its career and technical education offerings and innovative summer programs. The Intensive Spanish Summer Institute (ISSI) draws approximately 500 students from across the United States for a one-week immersion experience in Spanish language and culture. LTCC’s regionally accredited Fire Academy prepares students for Firefighter I certification in California.

LTCC, a single-college district, is widely recognized as the hub of culture and education for the surrounding community and is working toward its vision of becoming “California’s premier destination community college.”
During the last five years, LTCC has served an average of 6,000 students annually: helping them to earn terminal degrees, preparing them for transfer to four-year institutions, instructing them in basic skills, and readying them for successful careers through the college's career and technical education offerings.

As an open-door institution, LTCC strives to minimize the barriers to college participation for those within and outside of its service area. Ensuring access to higher education is central to the core mission of LTCC: 

Lake Tahoe Community College serves our local, regional, and global communities by promoting comprehensive learning, success, and life-changing opportunities. Through quality instruction and student support, our personalized approach to teaching and learning empowers students to achieve their educational and personal goals.
Girl at ISSIThanks to our community, LTCC has an opportunity to revitalize the campus. A $55 million General Obligation Bond (Measure F) was passed in November 2014. The bond is supporting LTCC renovation and modernization (classrooms, laboratories, and technology), leveraging state capital outlay and scheduled maintenance funding. In addition, the community support of the bond inspired a generous donation from a longtime Tahoe resident, providing for the construction of the Lisa and Robert Maloff University Center. With this exciting new University Center, access to upper-division level educational opportunities and academic support services are made possible through partnerships with other institutions. LTCC is currently in talks with several regional colleges and universities toward the objective of providing collaborative baccalaureate and graduate programs, providing a local gateway to a four-year degree.
The Lisa Maloff University Center at Lake Tahoe Community College officially opened its doors in August of 2018. The University Center offers a higher level of comfort and technology for advanced education, meetings, and special events on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore. The 7,000-square-foot space includes four flexible rooms that are fully equipped with the latest technology, including interactive displays, laser projectors, and motion sensing cameras. The building also has a fully integrated executive conference room and an outdoor courtyard that can serve as a hosting area for special events.
Designed as the hub for access to higher education, the University Center provides the most modern and effective instructional, multimedia, and telecommunications equipment available to engage students with. Learn more about the degrees and certificates that are currently available through our University Partners. This innovative facility is also available for organizations and businesses looking for an impressive space to host their meetings in.
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Damian ClimbingOutdoor recreation is central to the culture and economy of South Lake Tahoe, home to a year-round, residential population of about 24,000. World-class winter skiing, summer mountain biking, hiking, camping, watersports and fishing as well as concerts, sporting events, and entertainment draw state, national, and international tourists/visitors. Students are only minutes away from 3 of the 14 ski resorts located around the lake. The sun shines an average of 249 days each year, giving students plenty of opportunities to get out and explore the Sierra Nevadas.

The Lake Tahoe Basin is a one-of-a-kind geographic, political, and economic region comprised of two states, five counties, and multiple cities and municipalities. Known as the “jewel” of the Sierras, Lake Tahoe is a congressionally designated Regional Planning Area for land use and planning. The Regional Plan, last updated in December 2012, focuses on a unified commitment to Lake Tahoe and sustainable communities.
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Coyote and StudentsLake Tahoe Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer
For inquiries or if you have any technology related issues please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources:
Human Resources
Lake Tahoe Community College
530-541-4660, extension 226
Fax: 530-541-8611 
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