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Los Angeles City College




Salary Range $160,867 - $199,286


This is a temporary assignment funded by a Specially Funded Program (SFP) Budget








Founded in 1929, Los Angeles City College (LACC) is the oldest of the nine colleges that make up the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), the largest community college district in the world.  The campus is in the heart of Los Angeles, minutes from Hollywood and Downtown and conveniently adjacent to major freeway arteries and public transportation including the MTA and Metro. LACC is culturally rich with one of the most ethnically, ideologically and age diverse student bodies in the country. It is this diversity that drives LACC’s long tradition of innovation and responsiveness to the changing needs of the times and its more than 17,000 students.  Our programs range from serving the traditional transfer students to career training, adult career advancement, cultural integration and personal enrichment.  Courses are offered during the day, evening, on weekends, via online, and through other specialized tracks.



The position of Vice President for Economic and Social Mobility Innovation is “future-oriented” and instrumental in creating and formalizing innovation initiatives and activities at LACC that positively impact the economic and social mobility of the LACC service area.  The Vice President leads and cultivates a high-performance culture and sustains working relationships that help the institution generate competitive advantages as a 21st century community college. The Vice President partners with internal and external constituents to strengthen the college’s role in economic and social development.  The Vice President oversees workforce programs related to the MobilityUp initiatives of the college including the Los Angeles Promise Zone, the Los Angeles Health-Occupation Alliance, the Business Development Center, and the Career Exploratorium Center.  The Vice President partners with staff, faculty, students, and executive leadership to address gaps, trends, and opportunities for enhanced services and entrepreneurial pursuits.


This position will be supported by external funding from a grant form the Calitonia Community College Foundation and from private foundations. The funding for this position is expected to last three years, at which point this position will terminate.



Receives administrative direction from the College President.  Supervision is exercised over the LACC Institutional Effectiveness department including the Library, faculty program directors, non-academic administrators and administrative staff.


Primary Responsibilities:

1.    Provides leadership and oversight of assigned areas/initiatives in ways that position the college to continuously achieve high levels of student success, demonstrate strategic ability, and capitalize on innovation.

2.    Promotes the development of high-quality curriculum and academic and workforce development programs that foster economic and social mobility.

3.    Facilitates the development and achievement of impactful programs and services (through innovative and strategic process engineering/re-engineering, experimentation, technological implementation, business modeling, and organizational integration) including allied health programs for the Los Angeles Health-Occupation Alliance, entrepreneurship programs for the Business Development Center, contract education, not-for-credit workforce development programs, career development programs for the Career Exploratorium Center.

4.    Provides overarching vision for generating competitive/breakthrough strategies throughout the college and its community and plans for increased revenue and enterprise activities.

5.    Facilitates the development and implementation of advanced, smart learning technologies such as mixed reality (virtual and augmented), mobile learning, adaptive learning, and others to ensure LACC delivers education and training that keeps pace with technological and industry changes and needs.

6.    Leads the development of metrics for gauging the college’s impact on the economic and social mobility of students and the community. Work with college community to monitor the implementation of these metrics.

7.    Partners with LACC Senior Staff to facilitate high level, cross-functional strategic planning, assessment, and quality improvement processes.

8.    Provides strategic, innovative leadership in the design, implementation, and continuous improvement in the areas of assigned responsibility.

9.    Serves as a key college advisor on trends, opportunities, and new developments in the realms of innovation for economic and social development in the LACC service area.

10. Provides leadership in developing collaborative partnerships whereby the college is regarded as an integral part of the economic vitality of its service area.

11. Establishes and nurtures relationships with business and industry partners, economic development agencies, workforce development agencies, labor organizations, community-based organizations and others to further economic and social development objectives.

12. Garners and manages external funding from multiple and varied sources in support of innovation of academic programs, services, activities and workforce development.

13. Promotes the college by participating in local educational and community organizations, as well as, district, city, state, and national committees as assigned by the college president.



  • Master’s degree from an accredited higher education institution;
  • One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment;
  • A sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of district faculty, staff, and students.


  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive leadership and management experience that includes at least 4 years in the position of Dean or position(s) with similar scopes of responsibility and influence.
  • Expertise in innovation management and workforce development, particularly in a higher education setting.
  • Experience leading place-based initiatives, such as Promise Zones.
  • Experience in credit, noncredit, and not-for-credit curriculum and academic program development and leading the management/implementation of academic programs, preferably in a community college setting.
  • Experience conducting labor market and skills research, facilitating Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) and other curriculum development activities, developing competency models, and developing and delivering competency-driven curriculum and programs.
  • Experience, confidence, leadership, and diplomacy to interact with all levels of the college operations, partners in business/industry/education/community-based organizations/local non-profits, and local/state/federal government leaders.
  • Demonstrated success building strategic partnerships with internal and external constituents to create and scale innovation and develop initiatives from the ground up.
  • Familiarity and experience working with state workforce development initiatives such as the Strong Workforce program.
  • Knowledge of grant preparation and administration as well as a successful track record of obtaining and managing funding from multiple sources including city, state, federal, and foundation grants and contracts.
  • Strong research and analytical skills to drive decision-making and/or program/service development and effectiveness.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to balance multiple programs and projects in a fast-paced environment.



  • Applicable District policies and local, State and federal laws, codes and regulations, and accrediting agency requirements.
  • Applications of instructional technology to enhance classroom instruction and to deliver education through innovative delivery modes, including online education.
  • Community relations and external resource development.
  • Computer systems and software applications related to unit of assignment.
  • District and College organization, operations and objectives.
  • Local, regional, statewide, and national trends in higher education.
  • Interpersonal skills including tact, patience, and diplomacy.
  • Organizational and management practices as applied to unit of assignment.
  • Principles and practices of leadership and administration, including organization, budget, and grant administration.
  • Principles and practices of strategic planning, institutional research, and alternative funding for public agencies.
  • Principles and practices of training and supervision.
  • Trends in career education.
  • Place-based initiatives.
  • Policies and procedures of community college foundations and auxiliary operations.


  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Assist in forecasting current and future needs and costs affecting academic affairs and the college as a whole.
  • Develop and implement technology-based solutions to curriculum and instructional issues.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse constituencies within and outside of the District.
  • Demonstrate leadership, management, supervisory, and team-building skills.
  • Develop, prepare, and administer budgets.
  • Encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, respect, and quality services.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships within and outside of academic affairs division.
  • Exercise judgment or choice among possible actions, sometimes without clear precedents and often with concern for the consequences of the action.
  • Facilitate and coordinate the activities of large groups for the purpose of institutional planning.
  • Interpret, apply, and explain applicable District policies and procedures and local, State, and federal laws and regulations.
  • Plan, design, and produce extensive reports, proposals, position papers, recommendations, and other formal documents.
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate assigned activities in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
  • Plan, organize, and execute effective oral presentations, supported by sophisticated multi-media programs for large audiences.
  • Plan, organize, and execute effective written reports supported by facts, documentation and research.
  • Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socio-economic background using tact, diplomacy, and courtesy.
  • Effectively and collaboratively work in a complicated multi-college environment, as well as within a system of community college districts.
  • Work collectively with administration, classified management, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Work independently and effectively in a fast paced environment with numerous interruptions and deadlines.
  • Write grants, proposals, recommendations, contracts, reports, and correspondence.
  • Advise and lead the development of an internal strategy with local, state, and federal government.



The current salary range is $160,867 - $199,286 annually. The selected candidate will be allocated within the salary range commensurate with their qualifications. Employee benefits include 15.5 paid holidays annually, 24 days paid vacation annually, medical/hospital, dental, and vision care plans and a $50,000 group life insurance policy.



To be considered for the position, applicants will be required to file the application using web-based software to create an applicant profile account, allowing application documents to be saved and uploaded as attachments.  All materials submitted become the property of LACC and the LACCD.

Please go to our Employment site at

Follow the link to file the application packet consisting of the following:

  1. A letter of interest that addresses the minimum and desirable qualifications outlined for the position described in this announcement. Letter not to exceed three pages.
  2. A current resume or CV of professional experience, educational background, and other pertinent information.
  3. A list of five references with names, titles, current business, work phone and/or mobile or home telephone number, and an email address.
  4. Unofficial copies of transcript(s) from all higher education institutions attended. (Official transcript(s) will be required if hired for the position.)  All degrees must be granted by an accredited college or university in the United States. Transcripts from foreign institutions must be submitted with an approved evaluation of equivalency from a foreign evaluation service approved by the: California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.  Uploaded as an “Other Document”.


All application materials must be received by 4:30PM, June 18, 2021.  Interviews are planned for mid July 2021.



1.    A college screening committee will review and screen all applications that are complete, received before the deadline, and meet minimum qualifications.

2.    Selected candidates will be invited for an interview following the committee screening.

3.    Based upon the committee recommendation, finalists will interview with the College President, who will make the final selection.


For additional information regarding this position, please contact:

Lillian Johnson

Executive Assistant, Office of the President

email inquiries only to



Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days prior notice.  Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested.

Equal Employment Policy

The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer related), sexual orientation, or veteran status.  Positive action will be taken to ensure that this policy is followed in all personnel practices including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, and treatment during employment, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, layoff or termination.  A vigorous equal employment opportunity program will be maintained to ensure a diverse work force and to achieve expected representation of qualified members of under-represented groups through the implementation of specific result-oriented plans and procedures (Board Rule 101301).

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator


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