Interim Vice President of Student Services

Job description

San Mateo County Community College District

Interim Vice President of Student Services

Posting Number: 2014426S

Department: Student Services CAÑ (DEPT)

Location: Cañada College

Position Number: TBD

Percentage of Full Time: 100%

Months per Year: 12

Salary Range: $149,928 (annual) - $192,600 (annual)

Position Type: Staff & Admin

General Statement:

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

Reporting directly to the College President, the Vice President of Student Services provides vision and administrative leadership for the College's Student Services programs. The Vice President of Student Services functions in a senior administrative capacity, collaborating closely with the College President, the Vice President of Instruction, and Vice President of Administrative Services and other College administrative staff to oversee the College's effectiveness in meeting students' needs.

Approximate Start Date:

July 1, 2017

Minimum Qualifications:

• Possession of a Master’s or Doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the equivalent
• Minimum of three years of management experience in Student Services (five years of progressive management experience is preferred), preferably in an accredited institution of higher education
• Demonstrated experience in budget development and management
• Ability to communicate effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities
• Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to work collaboratively with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Ability to function as an effective leader in the administration of a comprehensive community college student services program; expanding community outreach and improving student recruitment and retention.
2. Skill in serving as a visionary in finding ways to address the rapidly changing needs of students through new technology, programs, and services.
3. Knowledge of goals, policies, regulations, and methods related to community outreach and student recruitment, enrollment services, assessment, retention, articulation, transfer, graduation, and discipline.
4. Knowledge of current theories on counseling and advising, including use of technology and multicultural issues that affect the design and delivery of student services.
5. Knowledge of institutional research models and methodologies.
6. Skill in respectful and sensitive communication with people who are diverse in their cultures, language groups and abilities; sensitivity to the value in and issues related to successfully serving a culturally diverse student population.
7. Skill in strategic planning and managing through change.
8. Knowledge of and/or experience with federal regulations, Title 5/Education Code, California regulatory agencies, accreditation, and collective bargaining.
9. Ability to motivate and encourage others to work constructively and cooperatively to achieve and sustain a student-centered environment; coordinate work performed by others.
10. Ability to promote and adhere to the principles of shared governance and to work effectively as part of an educational leadership team.
11. Skill in developing and managing budgets, including externally funded initiatives.
12. Skill in communicating effectively with students on a variety of issues, including those related to student conduct and discipline.
13. Skill in data comparison, analysis, and interpretation; conceptualization; attention to details.
14. Skill in oral communication with small and large groups; persuasive communication; negotiation.
15. Skill in conflict resolution and ability to manage confrontation with tact, sensitivity, and patience.
16. Ability to adapt and be flexible; prioritize.

Preferred Qualifications:

Benefits: Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Optional tax-deferred flexible benefit 403(b) and 457 plans are also available. Academic managers participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Employees may also be eligible for various first-time homebuyer programs.

First Review Date: 04/07/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

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The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.





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Posted: 3/21/2017
Application Due: 5/18/2017
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