Associate Vice President of Educational Pathways

Santa Clarita, CA 91355
United States

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Job Description

Innovative. Collaborative. Entrepreneurial.

These characteristics define not only College of the Canyons, but the faculty, staff, and administrators who make this college one of the most unique among California's 115 community colleges.

College of the Canyons is among the fastest growing community colleges in the nation. It is widely recognized as a model community college for enhancing student access, success, and equity. In fact, its completion rates rank among the highest in the state. The college has also established a well-deserved reputation for bolstering economic development, and offering innovative career technical education responsive to industry needs.

The college has served the dynamic, growing Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding regions within a 367-square-mile area of northern Los Angeles County since 1969. Visionary leadership combined with a steady infusion of new residents and businesses create a spirit of possibilities that inspires the college to be flexible, creative, and attuned to the evolving needs of the community.

Associate Vice President of Educational Pathways

An Educational Administrator Position


Review Date: March 8, 2019

Position Description:

Under the leadership of the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) and working in partnership with the Associate Vice President (AVP) of Academic Services, this position provides guidance within Academic Affairs to establish a guided pathways framework in support of teaching excellence and student learning, focusing on student persistence, retention and success, while facilitating continuous improvement of the college’s programs and services, and ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal laws, as well as regulations and accreditation standards. This position is also responsible for managing, coordinating, developing, evaluating, and executing a variety of programs, projects, and initiatives that impact Academic Affairs and instruction, while embracing opportunities to enhance, expand, and improve programs and partnerships based upon district and community needs, within a guided pathways structure and within the scope of this position.

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Application Process: Application materials must be submitted by the end of the day in the Human Resources Offices on March 8, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to complete their application online. Please visit our website at

If you require assistance, please call the Human Resources Office at (661)362-3427 or our TTY Line at (661)362-5178. Applicants may check the status of their application online and may expect to be notified within approximately 4 weeks following the review date as to the status of their application.

The Santa Clarita Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected basis under the law.

Applicants who have disabilities who need accommodation in order to complete the selection process should contact the Human Resources office directly at (661) 362-3427.

Job Requirements
Minimum Requirements:

Education (Requirement #1):

Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university. (See our website for evaluation requirements for units and degrees earned at foreign institutions).


Experience (Requirement #2):

Option 1

Two (2) years of academic administrative experience in an institution of higher education reasonably related to the assignment.


Option 2

A minimum of two years of successful leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment; AND

A minimum of one year of successful experience providing leadership for a major district-level initiative/program; AND

Completion of a leadership training program of at least one semester in duration.