Essential Functions

The Superintendent/President of Cuesta College must be one who is able to:

  • Provide leadership, inspiration and support to college staff which results in innovation, program excellence and student success for all, including those with multiple barriers;
  • Administer the instructional, student services, and business affairs of the District;
  • Formulate and recommend to the Board of Trustees new or revised policies and procedures;
  • In cooperation with the Board and staff members, represent the District in the community by interpreting the community college educational program to the public, business organizations, the media, governmental entities, other institutions and community agencies;
  • Actively participate in and collaborate with community organizations;
  • Establish and maintain membership in local chambers, service organizations, and other community organizations;
  • Ensure partnerships and collaboration with San Luis Obispo County Office of Education and K-12 schools;
  • Cultivate partnerships with various CSU, UC, and other universities;
  • Obtain Board input on development of the Board agenda; review, modify, and determine appropriate recommendations and reports for submission to the Board (for action or information); maintain minutes and records of all Board meetings; process correspondence of the Board in accordance with procedures adopted by the Board;
  • Obtain input from the Board on preparation of the annual budget and long-range financial projections for the District; submit to the Board for study and approval the annual budget and long-range financial plans for the District. Administer the budget as approved and advise the Board of all possible sources of funds that might be available to implement present or contemplated District programs;
  • Provide for the development and improvement of facilities and grounds;
  • Serve as the Board designated representative with respect to all matters concerning employer/employee issues;
  • The Superintendent/President is the leader of Cuesta College’s advancement efforts, with oversight of the Institutional Advancement Office and works in close partnership with the Executive Director of Foundation/Institutional Advancement and the Foundation Board of Directors to create community relations, develop philanthropic opportunities and pursue new funding sources;
  • Provide leadership in annual and long-range planning, evaluation of outcomes, improvement of planning, programming, and operations; and establish District and College goals and monitor progress toward these goals by insuring that educational, fiscal, and facilities plans are developed for Board action and implemented following such action;
  • Direct, coordinate and provide overall leadership for all the programs of the District, including curriculum, instruction, finance, business administration, resource development, maintenance and operations, student services, personnel administration and employer/employee relations;
  • Recommend and bear ultimate responsibility for implementing District Rules and Regulations related to fiscal management, educational programs, student services, physical plant and facilities; organizational structure and staffing including the appointment, evaluation, assignment, compensation, transfer, and termination of all District personnel;
  • Inform and consult with the Board to provide leadership in advocacy with the legislature and local governments.  As executive officer of the Board, serve as official spokesperson on matters relating to Board policy and provide official responses to inquiries relating to Board policy and action;
  • Evaluate, or cause to be evaluated, employees as provided for by California Law, Board policies and collective bargaining agreements and issue notices of unprofessional conduct and/or incompetency pursuant to Education Code, Section 87734;
  • Enter into contracts for and on behalf of the District to the extent permitted by law;
  • Provide for continued accreditation with, and membership in, appropriate agencies and associations;
  • Establish and maintain accurate and complete records required by state, federal, and local law, including the proper accounting for any and all funds that come under the control of the Board, and the proper accounting of student attendance; and
  • Perform other related duties as required.

 

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