Executive Director of Public Private Partnership Development

South Orange County Community College District


Executive Director of Public Private Partnership Development

Initial Screening Date    03/31/2017


Pay Range:   23 at $147,216.00 to $207,156.00 per year. Salary placement in the salary range will be based upon comparable experience and qualifications; increases are given annually thereafter up to highest step.


Classification Benefits:  The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District.


PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at https://jobs.socccd.edu


Summary Description:    

To provide leadership and executive direction for the economic and physical development of the Advanced Technology & Education Park (ATEP) site, along with the identification, development and on-going management of public private partnerships on the site and other District and college public private partnership development efforts; conduct initial negotiations with education institutions, agencies, commercial and businesses users to effect ground leases and other agreements and further advance the establishment of this education-centered development and operation; monitor and maintain absolute adherence to established documents for property use pursuant to the Development Agreement with the City of Tustin, the Tustin Legacy Specific Plan and other District planning documents; and ensure consistency with District and college mission, goals and strategic plan.


To work directly with the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor of Business Services, College Presidents and ATEP development team to seek, identify and initially screen prospective public private partnerships with education, commercial and private entities interested in locating facilities on the ATEP campus and/or providing specified educational support to the colleges; coordinate such potential partnerships through the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor of Business Services, in collaboration with college presidents and, as directed, with college vice presidents, deans and/or faculty and support staff; guide and direct prospective partners through the approved District review and approval process as established in the ATEP Leasing Process Flow Chart and Outline as appropriate.


To foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District; lead by example; actively participate in and support District-wide participatory governance components and activities and other collaborative processes; encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.



Receives direction from the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor of Business Services and/or Chancellor’s designee.


Exercises direction and supervision to staff as assigned.


Distinguishing Characteristics:    

Under the leadership and direction of the Chancellor, the SOCCCD Advanced Technology & Education Park (ATEP), located on a 62-acre site that is formerly part of the Tustin Marine Corps Air Station, was conceived as a home for innovative technology and educational training programs and services for students. ATEP will conduct its educational programs and services as an extension of the two District colleges, Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College. The Executive Director of Public Private Partnership Development, with District Services and college staff, will assist in the development of the ATEP overall site and will provide complex coordination of the identification, communication and negotiation process with prospective public private partners for the ATEP site. Secondarily, the Executive Director may identify public private partnerships for the colleges to consider for the Saddleback and Irvine Valley campuses. The two District colleges will operate their educational campuses, as assigned, including ATEP. This is a unique undertaking that has required approval by the SOCCCD Board of Trustees and a special waiver of certain Education Code requirements by the California Community College Board of Governors.


Knowledge of:    

• Budget development, preparation, administration and control.

• Community, business and industry and government outreach.

• Communication skills both oral and written for high levels of contract language, negotiations, presentation and information sharing/coordination.

• Conflict resolution and team building.

• Information technology systems, functions and operations.

• Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and diplomacy.

• Oral and written communication skills.

• Organization, operations, policies and objectives of a postsecondary education institution.

• Principles and practices of administration and program development.

• Principles and practices of shared governance.

• Principles and practices of training, supervision and performance evaluation.

• Principals and processes of public private partnership development supporting educational training programs.

• Principles of contract administration.

• Principles, trends, methods, strategies and procedures pertaining to advanced technology and education.

• Progressive discipline procedures and documentation.

• Public relations.

• State and federal laws, codes and regulations related to higher education administration, including the California Education Code and the California Government Code.


Ability to:    

Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

• Assist in the development, preparation and administration of budget, policies and procedures for ATEP.

• Assure the preparation, maintenance and retention of records, reports and files.

• Collect, compile and analyze data.

• Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse constituencies within and outside of the District.

• Compose concise, informative documents and speeches; deliver effective public presentations.

• Demonstrate a high energy level and a fair, decisive and innovative leadership style that centers on unquestioned integrity and ethics with a focus on teamwork and consensus building.

• Demonstrate evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, physically challenged and ethnic backgrounds of students.

• Develop, design, create and present PowerPoint or similar graphic presentations for district, college or public presentations.

• Encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services. 

• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

• Exercise initiative and work independently with minimum administrative direction.

• Innovate, solve problems and rapidly process information.

• Interpret, apply and explain complex district policies, legal requirements and negotiated agreements.

• Operate computer and applications software, including database management, spreadsheet, word processing and software related to area of assignment.

• Plan and organize work.

• Plan, develop, organize, coordinate, administer, monitor, control and evaluate a wide variety of programs, services, operations, activities and personnel related to advanced technology education.

• Prepare oral and written reports and recommendations.

• Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socioeconomic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy. 

• Select, train, lead, direct, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.

• Under the guidance of the chancellor or designee, coordinate and communicate potential public private partnerships to the college presidents and then to appropriate college staff as directed by the college presidents.

• Understand and effectively and collaboratively work in a complicated multi-college environment, as well as within a system of community college districts.

• Work cooperatively with Information Technology personnel to develop sound information and reporting systems and procedures related to ATEP.

• Work in an intense environment of high level negotiations, potential contradictions and varying opinions.


Education and Experience Guidelines:    

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.



A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in education, business or related field. A master’s degree is preferred.



At least three years of demonstrated experience in creating new public private partnerships, education programs and/or educational support for business and industry college programs, in successfully marketing international student education and training, and in identifying and coordinating with the colleges’ innovative postsecondary education, workforce or corporate training programs.


License or Certificate:    

Valid California driver’s license.


To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.