Superintendent - President

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Superintendent - President


Salary: Negotiable
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: A21
Location: Both Liberal Arts Campus & Pacific Coast Campus, CA
Department: Superintendent/President

Superintendent - President

Salary: Negotiable
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: A21
Location: Both Liberal Arts Campus & Pacific Coast Campus, CA
Department: Superintendent/President

The Superintendent/President is the chief executive officer of the Long Beach Community College District and the President of Long Beach City College. Under the direction of a five-member Board of Trustees and an additional student-elected representative, and following the District Board Policies and the California Education Code, the Superintendent/President is responsible for overseeing the entire College, including the planning and budgeting processes, academic programs, and student and administrative services. The Superintendent/President is responsible for ensuring Long Beach City College meets the educational needs of its students and the communities the college serves. The Superintendent/President represents the College to local business and industry, other educational institutions, federal, state, and local agencies and potential donors to the LBCC Foundation.

Founded in 1927, Long Beach City College (LBCC) is a nationally recognized two-year community college that has proudly served its community including the cities of Long Beach, Lakewood, Signal Hill, and Avalon. The College has a long-standing history and memorable traditions of excellence in education, community volunteerism and philanthropy. Yet, there continues to be a need to balance history and tradition with innovation, flexibility, and nimbleness to move quickly to address the changing environment in which we live.




  • Providing students clear pathways and support to attain their career and educational goals.
  • Embracing a long-term commitment to innovative student success that is equitable and inclusive in meeting the educational, social and financial needs of our diverse student body.
  • Providing an environment in which students, faculty, and staff build relationships that are understanding and supportive.
  • Continuing to be recognized as integral to an inclusive, vibrant, and prosperous local, regional, and global community.
  • Continuously valuing and celebrating the exemplary contributions of faculty, staff, and its community partners in supporting students.

    LBCC employs approximately 1,900 full-time and part-time faculty and staff and helps nearly 36,000 students meet their educational and career goals. The College boasts a rich diversity in its student population and maintains the designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). LBCC offers its students 333 degrees and certificates in various fields, 93 courses of study, approximately 1,423 courses, and 5,650 class sections per year. LBCC also offers 18 intercollegiate athletic programs for its student athletes and holds more national and state titles and bowl appearances than any other California Community College. LBCC has been selected by Cal-Hi Sports as the best community college athletics program in the nation twice.
    Long Beach City College prides itself on its history of innovative thinking and strategic teamwork to help ensure that the College, and most importantly, the students achieve their goals. Notable innovations include The Long Beach College Promise, a groundbreaking partnership with Long Beach Unified School District (K-12), California State University, Long Beach, and the City of Long Beach. This effort includes an extensive set of intersegmental reforms aimed at increasing college preparation, access, and completion. Within this effort, local high school graduates who immediately enroll in Long Beach City College are afforded free tuition for one year, and subsequent priority access to California State University, Long Beach. The College's Economic and Workforce Development Programs provide training for good jobs and assist local small businesses through the Southern California Regional Center for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and the Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network. Working with its education partners, the College is also focusing on developing Career Pathway Programs to provide a highly qualified workforce for rapidly developing industries such as advanced manufacturing.

    From academics to entrepreneurship and athletics, Long Beach City College students have achieved remarkable success. LBCC is well positioned to build on its strengths, with its new strategic plan, strong partnerships, and a recently approved $850 million bond measure to fund capital improvements.

    IDEAL CHARACTERISTICS Long Beach City College seeks a leader who will continue the College's tradition of delivering accessible, affordable, and high-quality education and who possess the following characteristics:

    Collaborative Leadership
  • An experienced educator with a track record of respect for collegial consultation, collaboration, and unifying constituencies.
  • A collaborative leader who has the ability to bring divergent perspectives together to achieve consensus.
  • An exemplary communicator, who listens, empowers others, and acknowledges and values the contribution of others.
  • A leader with collective bargaining experience and a demonstrated commitment to transparency and communication with all college constituencies.
  • A leader with experience in working collaboratively with an elected board of trustees and who understands and appreciates the role of the Board of Trustees and is committed to establishing a solid CEO/Trustee relationship.
  • A proactive leader with proven advocacy skills and solid understanding of recent local, state, and national legislation and regulation that impacts community colleges.
  • A leader with experience in guiding an institution through unanticipated and unprecedented challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Strategic Planning
  • A leader who will guide the institution in the development and implementation of Long Beach City College's 2022-2028 Strategic Plan, while infusing his or her own footprint and values, and be able to implement the goals, and builds upon the College's success and achievements.
  • A leader committed to investing in the professional development of faculty, staff, and others.
  • A leader who is skilled in organizational planning and will lead LBCC in all areas, including accreditation, enrollment management, human resource management, collective bargaining, curriculum and instruction, student support services, technology, bond program management, facilities planning, risk services, and economic and workforce development.
  • A leader with experience balancing the competing priorities of transfer, career and technical education, non-credit, basic skills education, honors, and co-curricular programs at a comprehensive community college.


    Minimum Qualifications
    1. A master's degree from an accredited college or university is required.
    2. Progressive senior level management experience.3. Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

    Desirable Qualifications
    1. An earned doctorate from an accredited college or university.
    2. Classroom teaching experience at a post-secondary institution.
    3. Experience at a post-secondary institution.
    4. Experience working with and supporting an elected board of trustees.
    5. Evidence of success working in a participatory governance environment.

    The following items must be submitted:A complete application.
    Cover letter of five pages or less.
    A current resume or curriculum vitae (CV) .
    References: Provide the names, titles, email addresses, and telephone numbers of two supervisors, two direct reports (including one classified or support staff), two faculty members and two business or community leaders.
    Pertinent transcripts for all degrees obtained (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable).

  • Oct. 20, 2021 Position Soft Close.
  • Oct. 25 - Nov. 5, 2021 The committee conducts paper screenings of the applications and selects candidates for interviews. Using the District's Standard procedures, PPL and HR will prepare for the meeting with the Search Committee.
  • Nov. 16-19,2021 First-round interviews are performed by the Search Committee.
  • Nov. 30 - Dec. 3, 2021 Public forum open to discuss final candidates for Superintendent-President position.
  • Dec. 6 - 9, 2021 LBCCD Board of Trustees to interview final candidates.
  • Dec. 15, 2021 LBCCD Board of Trustees authorizes the Board President to enter into negotiations with the successful candidate for the position; Board of Trustees approves hiring contract with new Superintendent/President.
  • Jan. 1, 2022 Successful candidate assumes office as the new Superintendent/President.

    NOTE: Timeline and procedures subject to change.

    For more Information on the position, please contact:
    Dr. Guy Lease Dr. Robert Griffin
    530.307.9765 408.616.9282

    For technical assistance in submitting the application and associated materials, please contact Elsa Boyd at eboyd@lbcc.eduor 562-938-4512.

    Additional Information

    Individuals who require reasonable accommodations in the Application or Examination Process in accordance with ADA should notify the Human Resources Office at least two days prior to the closing date, by calling (562) 938-4372.


    The Long Beach City College is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and equity-minded hiring practices. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, gender, color, language, accent, citizenship status, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.

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