Vice President of Student Services (Fresno City College)

Jun 05, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Vice President of Student Services (Fresno City College)

State Center Community College District

Closing Date: 7/17/2017 at 11:55 PM

Campus Location: Fresno City College

Start Date: 01/02/2018

Essential Functions:
Reporting to the President the Vice President of Student Services is responsible for the success of the Student Services Division at Fresno City College. This cabinet-level position works collaboratively with other members of the senior leadership team to focus on building on a culture of student success, academic excellence and community service in a highly data-informed environment. The Vice President is responsible for the leadership and integration of Initiatives and core services to advance the college's mission, vision and goals. The Vice President, in accordance with the provisions of the Education Code, the rules and regulations of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, and the policies of the District, performs the following duties:
  • Directs all operational activities related to Student Services throughout the college;

  • Provides strategic direction and leadership to all student services in supporting the mission of the college;

  • Coordinates communication and activities with other college administrators;

  • Works closely with the Vice President of Instruction to develop mutually supportive and integrated student-centered models of instruction;

  • Provides for the administration of student discipline and student due process;

  • Prepares reports on items of concern to the institution in the area of student services;

  • Provides the leadership for the preparation, monitoring and accounting for all budgetary matters in areas of responsibility including student body finances;

  • Implements college and district decisions, policies, and action pertaining to student services;

  • Plans, directs, and supervises the college's annual commencement ceremony, annual open house, scholarship awards, and other college-wide events as assigned;

  • Recommends all personnel transactions for staff in areas of responsibility including evaluations;

  • Directs, supervises and evaluates assigned academic and classified staff;

  • Represents the college and provides leadership for student services on college-wide committees, district-wide committees, state level activities, regional associations, and community agencies or groups;

  • Develops effective working relationships;

  • Participates in and supports the accreditation process;

  • Serves as a member of the President's Executive Council, President's Advisory Council, Management Council, the District's Educational Coordinating and Planning Committee, the District's Vice Presidents' Group, and other committees as appropriate;

  • Supervises and coordinates the fulfillment of Student Services goals within the College Strategic Plan; and

  • Coordinates and monitors program reviews for Student Services.

The Vice President is also the Title IX Officer and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Officer.
Areas and Responsibilities include oversight and supervision of the following programs and services:
  • College Relations

  • Counseling & Assessment

  • Extended Opportunities Programs & Services (EOPS)

  • Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS)

  • Student Success Services Program (SSSP)

  • Student Equity Planning

  • Student Discipline

  • Financial Aid

  • Career Services & Work Study

  • Upward Bound, Educational Talent Search & Student Support Services (TRiO)

  • Health & Psychological Services

  • Orientation

  • Special Programs

  • Student Discipline

  • Student Government & Activities

  • Submission and oversight of grant projects

  • Other student services related activities

This is an academic management position, exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, with responsibility for formulation and implementation of district policies, regulations, budget decisions, and supervision of personnel including assignment of work, evaluation of performance, adjusting grievances, recommending hiring, transfer, suspension, layoff, recall, promotion and termination.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • An earned master’s degree from an accredited college or university. AND one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment; OR
  • Possession of a valid California Community College Supervisory Credential.


  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Earned doctorate from an accredited institution
  • Progressively responsible full-time experience in teaching, counseling, or administration at the community college level
  • Commitment to the community college mission, vision and goals, including the values of diversity of community college students, faculty, staff, and the greater community of the city of Fresno
  • Ability to:
    • Work effectively as an executive team member committed to collaborative integration of instruction, student services and administrative services to enhance the learning and working environment
    • Select, supervise, evaluate, and discipline staff
    • Delegate responsibility and authority while maintaining accountability
    • Comprehend and communicate State and Federal laws related to the development of student personnel programs at the community college level
    • Comprehend and use current computer technology
    • Contribute to the institution’s vitality and growth
  • Demonstrated experience in:
    • Coordinating initiative efforts across divisions, including instruction
    • Making data-driven decisions related to enrollment management and student retention
    • Leading and supporting student governments organizations
    • Participating in a participatory governance structure
    • Developing collaborative relationships with a diverse college constituency that foster cohesion and a sense of pride in working together for the good of the student
    • Program planning, staffing organization, budget, and evaluation
    • Oral and written communication that is effective and efficient
    • Grant writing and reporting
    • Developing and implementing innovative practices
    • Resource development

Conditions of Employment:
224 duty days and 22 vacation days for a total of 246 days.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary: $120,563 - $151,863 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,021 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance for employees. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Selection Procedure:
Applications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. From the pool of applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents, a selection advisory committee will determine the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications. These applicants will be invited to interview. The selection advisory committee will rate responses to the interview questions. Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the College President for final interviews. A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and Chancellor and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval. State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service minded organization and respond, as best we can, to the needs of our applicants and the faculty and administrators we work with in the District. For more information about the position, contact: Dr. Eva Conrad Community College Search Services (805) 660-1527 or Ms. Julianna D. Mosier Vice Chancellor of Human Resources (559) 244-5977 For information on how to apply, contact: Ms. Deisy Ruiz Provisional Human Resources Technician (559) 244-5986 Required Documents Letter of application, preferably no more than seven pages, which provides examples from your background and experience that address the minimum qualifications for this position and the desirable qualifications listed under the heading “Demonstrated experience in” Transcripts (Unofficial copies accepted - must indicate conferred degree that support the minimum qualifications) Resume or Curriculum Vitae List of eight professional references including two superviosrs, two subordinates (including one support staff member), two faculty (or equivalent), and two community members. Include home telephone, business telephone, and email addresses for each For information on Fresno City College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

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