Application Requirements & Instructions


Application packets should contain the following:

  • A cover letter not to exceed six-pages addressing why you are the ideal West Hills College Coalinga President. Your letter should provide specific examples that demonstrate how your vision, experience, contributions, and skills align with the desirable qualifications and the professional and personal characteristics sought for the President at West Hills College Coalinga.
  • A current and complete resume of educational, professional, and community leadership and operational experiences and accomplishments relate to this position not to exceed six-pages. 
  • Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of eight persons familiar with your work: 2 supervisors; 2 subordinates (including one support staff member); 2 faculty members (1 classroom instructor and 1 student services faculty member); and 2 community members. 
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. 

Please do not submit additional materials that are not requested. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Applications and all materials will be accepted electronically only. You can apply at our Employment Opportunities page. Please do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

We are unable to respond to individual questions regarding the status of an application and encourage you to visit the Selection Process & Timeline page for current information on the hiring timeline.

Supplemental Information

Exam and Background Check

Must complete and clear a live scan to the extent authorized by law, and obtain satisfactory results from a background check. A background check will be conducted pursuant to applicable law, including but not limited to, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRA), Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies Act (CCRA), Information Practices Act (IPA), and Labor Code section 432.7. The background check will include the disclosure of any information permitted by applicable law, including but not limited to, criminal record checks (pursuant to applicable authority, e.g., Labor Code, Education Code, Penal Code) and credit reports.

Apply for President Position
For additional information, nominations, and confidential inquiries, please contact
Benjamin T. Duran, Ed.D.
(209) 761-0534

Jim Riggs, Ed.D
209-559-6550 (Cell)

Becky Cazares, Director of Human Resources
(559) 934-2159 or

West Hills Community College District is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.