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Executive Director of Public Private Partnership Development - Extended

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METHOD OF APPLICATION: Interested applicants must complete the online application, apply for the position and attach the specified required documents.

In addition to a Full Complete Application (including 5 Professional References), the applicant is required to attach: A COVER LETTER, A RESUME, AND UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS. Official transcripts will be required upon offer of employment.

To be considered, each section on the Application must contain the requested information (do not state "see resume" or leave blank. Included in the application, applicant must provide on the application at least five (5) Professional References, preferably from current supervisors, previous supervisors (from the past five years), colleagues or coworkers who can address professional competency and appropriate practical skills, or other professional references. The Office of Human Resources may request additional references if individuals provided are unavailable.

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Deadline for Application: THIS RECRUITMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED. For guaranteed consideration your complete A full complete Application (including 5 Professional References), Cover Letter, Resume and Unofficial Transcripts are required to be submitted electronically by the INITIAL SCREENING DATE. Applications submitted via facsimile or electronic mail will not be accepted.

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Posting Details

Position Information

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Classification Title Executive Director of Public Private Partnership Development
Job Category: Classified Management
Job Open Date: 02/14/2017
Job Close Date:
Initial Screening Date 04/21/2017
Position ID: P0010943
Job Open ID: 6215
Position Title: Executive Director of Public Private Partnership Development - Extended
Location 30-District
Department Office of the Chancellor - Administration (Dist-011-000)
Term: 12 Months/Year
Salary Schedule Link: Click here for current Salary Schedules
Pay Basis: Monthly
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.
% of Range: 100%
Hours per week: 40
Work Schedule Monday - Friday, occasional evenings and weekends
Receives Benefits: Yes
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.

Position-Specific Benefits:
Additional Position Information:

Additional Information

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.

Representative Duties:

Duties may include, but are not limited to the example of duties listed in Job Duties. Please see Job Duties for details.

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.

Conditions of Employment:

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

Standard office setting. Typically, duties are performed in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer workstation or at meetings located around OC communities. Incumbents are subject to constant contact with others, frequent interruptions, noise from talking or office equipment and demanding legal timelines. At least minimal environmental controls to assure health and comfort; must be able to adapt to changing situations and demanding timelines. Attend afternoon or evening Board meetings as directed. Routinely visit ATEP park site to tour partner buildings and operations.

Physical Demands:

Incumbents regularly sit for long periods, walk short distances on a regular basis, travel regularly to various locations to attend meetings and conduct work, walk and tour construction site for coordination of District projects, use hands and fingers to operate an electronic keyboard or other office machines, speak clearly and distinctly to provide information in person or on the telephone; see to read fine print and operate computer; hear and understand voices over telephone and in person to exchange information and make presentations; and lift, carry, and/or move objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

Additional Position Information:
Additional Classification Information:
Position Specific Benefits:

Job Duties

Job Duties

Duties and Responsibilities

In collaboration with the district’s Chancellor, or Chancellor’s designee, the Vice Chancellor of Business Services, college presidents, and/or the ATEP development team, and the District’s real estate broker assigned to the project, coordinate the complex planning, identification, communication and processing steps necessary to obtain approvals for District-level partnerships and development-related activities for the 62-acre ATEP site.

Duties and Responsibilities

Work with the Vice Chancellor of Business Services, the District’s real estate broker assigned to the project, and the ATEP development team to assist in the early identification of potential partner educational synergies that will support ongoing or new educational programs at the two college sites and/or the ATEP campus.

Duties and Responsibilities

Direct the communication of pending and potential public private partnerships through the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor of Business Services with the college presidents for consideration; upon the Vice Chancellor of Business Services and college presidents’ direction, explore potential synergies and educational resources provided by such public private partners in support of college educational programs with college staff, such as vice presidents, deans, faculty or support staff, as directed.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist the Vice Chancellor of Business Services, as directed by the Chancellor, in all aspects of the ATEP site development planning and operation; represent the District to prospective public private partnership entities in the community; assist the Vice Chancellor of Business Services and college presidents with further investigation and collaboration with college identified and recommended potential public private partnership evaluation and preliminary initial negotiations, in conjunction with the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor of Business Services and ATEP development team; and provide technical expertise, guidance and assistance concerning the site development and partnership negotiation process.

Duties and Responsibilities

Attend meetings of the Chancellor’s Executive Council as needed, and other governance bodies and local, State and national groups as appropriate; participate on committees, task forces and work groups as needed; represent ATEP to governmental officials, educational organizations, non-profit, civic, business and commercial organizations and interact with their representatives as needed; attend college/campus shared governance and collegiate committees and councils to provide ATEP and potential public private partnership updates, collect input and serve as district liaison.

Duties and Responsibilities

Attend meetings of the Board of Trustees to represent ATEP as designated by the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor of Business Services, present information and respond to questions, and assist the Chancellor by providing reports, updates and presentations directly to the Board in open and closed sessions and special meetings, as directed.

Duties and Responsibilities

Make oral presentations at various gatherings; and conduct workshops to provide specialized information regarding the public private partnership development process and project progress.

Duties and Responsibilities

Establish and maintain working relationships with local, State and national organizations related to public private partnerships to support the establishment of new contacts and interpersonal education and development in this specialized field; establish and maintain community, business, and industry contacts; maintain open communication lines with the community to assist and support ATEP and related planning efforts at the colleges; assist in the development of special reports, maps and charts to be produced for public private partnerships and related agreements; and create, review, revise and direct Public Private Partnership agreements for college and District review, consideration and Board approval.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide technical expertise, information, and assistance to the Chancellor and/or Vice Chancellor of Business Services regarding assigned functions and District-wide planning; assist in the formulation and development of policies, procedures and programs; develop and administer goals, objectives, policies and priorities for areas of assignment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Along with the Vice Chancellor of Business Services, develop, analyze, critique, review and provide input for lease, lease back, and ground lease contracts/agreements and scenarios to establish the future long-term income from education, agency, business and commercial public private partners on the ATEP site.

Duties and Responsibilities

In consultation with the Vice Chancellor of Business Services and the District’s attorney when needed, review and interpret land use and planning, using the Development Agreement, the Specific Plan, the SOCCCD Academic and Facilities Master Plan, District planning documents, function maps, and flow charts along with deeded land and leased land deeds and leases in relation to consideration of future public private partnerships and related agreements.

Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinating with the Vice Chancellor of Business Services, appropriate college president(s) and staff, work on required timelines for planning and development of the ATEP site or other approved District site; coordinate, review, revise and integrate college/campus plans into District ATEP site plan and activities, including strategic and master planning.

Duties and Responsibilities

Manage and coordinate future partner building sites and District-related partner income as part of responsibilities over time.

Duties and Responsibilities

Serve as an advisor and resource to the Chancellor regarding the economic development of the District’s sites and facilities; provide leadership for all aspects of ATEP, including the conception, development, marketing, administration and assist in the initial evaluation of all education and training programs and services; and assure the coordination of ATEP functions with risk management, payroll and benefits, income and expenses, commercial and information technology systems and other District functions as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

Prepare and present initial Requests for Quotations (RFQs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs); identify potential educational training, education and service proposals and draft contracts in coordination with the District and colleges.

Duties and Responsibilities

In coordination with the colleges, seek, develop and coordinate related public private partnerships and educational training partnership opportunities to enhance and expand ATEP’s programs and services; write proposals; and solicit and secure corporate, commercial, private, educational institution, foundation and government agency funding and support, including the potential establishment of Public Private Partnership agreements, ranging from support to educational training programs, to leasing and building dedicated or shared facilities on the ATEP campus; review college(s) draft curriculum/articulation agreements, curriculum restrictions and/or college or partner building use with potential partners related to full compliance and potential conflict with established and approved district, Navy, city, chancellor’s office or other agency agreements.

Duties and Responsibilities

As directed by the Vice Chancellor of Business Services, assist in the development and management of the ATEP Public Private Partnership budget, meeting standards established by the VCBS; analyze, interpret and monitor the financial condition of ATEP partnerships and recommend change as needed; determine faculty, staffing, technology, facilities and equipment needs and prepare justifications and recommendations related to proposed expenditures; and review and approve expenditures; and ensure the maintenance of appropriate records and documentation according to established purchasing policies and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

Apply District policies and procedures as they apply to the economic and physical development of ATEP and other specified District sites; and assist the Vice Chancellor of Business Services, college presidents, and District facilities staff in maintaining an inventory of all properties and agreements of ATEP Public Private Partnerships.

Duties and Responsibilities

Prepare, maintain, distribute and store required federal, State and local reports and records, as required, or directed by the Vice Chancellor; ensure the development and implementation of appropriate records storage and retention schedules; ensure adequate documentation related to employee selection, promotion, discipline and termination and other actions.

Duties and Responsibilities

Maintain current knowledge of advanced technology trends, applications, for use in developing or adapting ATEP education and training programs in conjunction with potential public private partnerships.

Duties and Responsibilities

Maintain a familiarity and working knowledge of the key principals of establishment and operation of win-win public private partnerships, such as this example provided by the Urban Land Initiative:

  • Be Clear on the Risks and Rewards for All Parties

  • Build Trust as a Core Value

  • Communicate Early and Often

  • Create a Shared Vision

  • Establish a Clear and Rational Decision-Making Process

  • Make Sure All Parties Do Their Homework

  • Negotiate a Fair Deal Structure

  • Prepare Properly for Public/Private Partnerships

  • Secure Consistent and Coordinated Leadership

  • Understand Your Partners and Key Players
  • Duties and Responsibilities

    Perform related duties as assigned.

    Documents Needed for Applying

    Required Documents
    1. Resume / CV
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Transcript 1
    Optional Documents
    1. Other Doc
    2. Transcript 2

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Have you obtained education equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in education, business or a related field?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. * Have you obtained a master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in education, business or a related field?
      • Yes
      • No
    3. * Have you acquired 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?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. * Have you acquired at least three years of demonstrated experience in successfully marketing international student education and training?
      • Yes
      • No
    5. * Have you acquired at least three years of demonstrated experience in identifying and coordinating with the colleges’ innovative postsecondary education, workforce or corporate training programs?
      • Yes
      • No