Vice president job postings close Sunday
Published: Friday, September 28, 2012
Updated: Friday, September 28, 2012 17:09
Applications for vice president of academic success at this college and Palo Alto College can be submitted through Sunday to PeopleLink on the Alamo College website.
President Robert Zeigler said Tuesday that the application period was extended for the position at this college because the first advertisement was done “inadvertently.”
The position was originally set to close Sept. 14.
“It didn’t get advertised in all the places that we needed it,” Zeigler said.
For instance, the job is now advertised nationally in the Chronicle for Higher Education, he said.
Zeigler said there will be a search committee of 11 members, but some have not been notified yet, so he was not able to release names.
He said he does not know how many applications have been submitted, but he still hopes to choose a candidate by the end of this semester or by the beginning of the spring semester.
A target date for the position to be filled will be made after applications and applicants are screened, he said.
“I’d rather do it right than do it fast,” Zeigler said.
The position at this college became vacant when Dr. Jessica Howard left June 28 to become president of the Southeast Campus of Portland Community College in Oregon.
Dr. Robert Vela, vice president of student affairs, has been filling the vice president of academic affairs position since July 2 in addition to his regular duties.
The position at Palo Alto was left vacant when Stacey Johnson, former vice president of academic affairs, left May 31 to become president of Valencia College’s East and Winter Park campuses.
Dr. Mike Flores is filling the interim vice president of academic affairs position as well as filling the president position at the college since Sept. 18.
No information for the Palo Alto College search committee was available.
At the Sept. 18 regular board meeting, trustees approved a new job description for the vice presidents of academic affairs.
The new description changed the position from vice president of academic affairs to vice president for academic success.
The job description was changed to better reflect current roles, priorities and qualifications of the position, according to the minute order from the meeting.
Positions at both colleges are open to both internal and external candidates.
The position requires a combination of five years teaching and administrative experience in higher education.
A master’s degree is required, but a doctorate degree is strongly preferred.
Those interested can search for the job in PeopleLink, a website for districtwide job postings at alamo.edu.