Vice President of Student Services/Assistant Superintendent

Merced, California
Jan 26, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Community College

Position:   Vice President of Student Services/Assistant Superintendent

Salary:     $136,231 - $211,338 (additional compensation for doctorate)                            Salary Placement commensurate with experience

Closing Date:  Open until filled. Initial screening on February 22, 2017, 5:00 pm. Any complete applications recieved after the Initial Screening date will be reviewed by the screening committee only upon request.

Start Date:      Approximately July, 1 2017 



  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution, or possession of a valid California Community College Supervisory Credential AND one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the position
  • Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
  • Commitment to the college’s core values: student success, a supportive atmosphere, being proactive and innovative, partnering, and valuing diversity
  • Valid California driver’s license or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire date


  • Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution
  • Progressive experience in educational administration, preferably within a community college or university environment
  • Evidence of successful experience in leadership, organization,  planning, development, staffing, evaluation, budget and/or supervision; community college or lower division learning environment; accreditation; service area outcomes design, assessment of SAOs, and implementation with colleagues; learning support for online students; the broad range of student services to be overseen; addressing the needs of the underprepared  student; budget management; enrollment management; advocacy for areas of responsibility and expanding funding and program opportunities through  grants and partnerships
  • Commitment to the community college mission; academic quality and participatory governance
  • Ability to build consensus, resolve difficult issues, and foster a team environment;  challenge and motivate staff; work effectively and cooperatively with diverse individuals and constituencies; engage the college community at all levels; utilize and apply emerging technology; plan and direct a complex operation and represent the college effectively as a senior leader

General Description:

Under the direction of the Superintendent/President, the Vice President serves as an academic officer of the college, responsible for educational policy, student services programs, advancement of student success and student learning, enrollment management, personnel recommendations within assigned departments, budget development and fiscal accountability, and the improvement of services for students.  Areas of responsibility include oversight of all student services.   This position oversees the college’s student equity efforts, veterans and special population groups,  student success and support services, admissions and records, financial aid, special programs and services, categorical programs, student activities, student discipline, relations with schools/colleges, student health services, international student services, and recruitment.  The position also oversees intercollegiate athletics.  The Vice President will contribute to the college’s strategic goals as posted on the college website, and also to provide leadership in resolving accreditation recommendations and addressing accreditation standards and requirements.

How to Apply:   All applicants must provide the following items in order to be considered for this recruitment.  Complete applications received after the initial screening date will be reviewed by the selection committee only upon committee request.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The following documents must be on file with the Merced College Office of Human Resources by February 22, 2017 to assure consideration.  If materials are faxed or emailed to meet the deadline, it is the responsibility of the candidate to send originals immediately.

  1. Completed District application form (
  2. Letter of interest addressing your qualifications
  3. Resume
  4. Eight references complete with business and home telephone numbers – two supervisors, two subordinates including one classified staff, two faculty members, and two colleagues from current or past employment.
  5. Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) are acceptable at this point.  Transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree.    Official copies are not required unless applicant is hired.  Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are in the Human Resources Office on the filing deadline.  Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

All materials submitted in your application file become District property and will not be returned to you.  Please email to: or Fax 209-384-6103 or mail to:

Tracie Green, Human Resources Director

Office of Human Resources, Merced College, 3600 M Street, Merced, CA  95348-2898

Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process.  Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.

Interview Information:  A limited number of applicants deemed most qualified will be invited for oral interviews before a selection committee.  Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.

Employee Benefits:  The District pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents.  Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only, as well as paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays.

Condition of Employment:  The selected candidate must be fingerprinted and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment.  The Immigration Reform Act of 1986 requires verification of the right to work in the United States.  Successful candidate must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.  All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.

Merced Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively seeking applications from racial/ethnic minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

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