Vice President, Student Services

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Vice President, Student Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Posting #: 17-127

Campus: De Anza College

Close/Initial Review Date: 5/30/2018

Open Until Filled: No


Full Salary Range: $137,511.33 - $193,492.25 annually*
*Actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience (Customary Hiring Range: $137,511.33-$151,606.24 annually).

Initial Review Date: 5/30/18**
**Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the management position above.

De Anza College Mission Statement:
De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:

  1. Communication and expression
  2. Information literacy
  3. Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
  4. Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  5. Critical thinking

Reporting to the President provides leadership to a student services infrastructure that is welcoming and nurturing for a diverse student body. The Vice President will work to enhance access, retention, and student success and serves as the chief student services officer of the College. The Vice President will also work collaboratively with the College's various stakeholders to develop and implement innovative approaches to enhance student learning, student equity, student success and provide a student-centered learning environment. The Vice President reports directly to the President and works cohesively with the Senior Staff to provide campus and district leadership. The Vice President of Student Services acts as the college's Title IX Coordinator and represents the District on the Faculty Association Negotiations Team.

The Vice President of Student Services provides senior leadership for the college's student services areas including Counseling, Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS), Student Development and EOPS, Admissions & Records, Assessment, Financial Aid, International Student Programs, Outreach & Relations with Schools, Student Success and Support Program (SSSP), and the Occupational Training Institute (OTI). The Vice President is expected to demonstrate leadership and administrative accomplishment and work effectively within a collegial and collaborative shared governance environment.

The Vice President is responsible for planning, developing, offering, directing, administering, and evaluating the student programs and services of the College. This position develops, recommends and implements policies and procedures that support student success; ensures compliance with federal, state, local and district regulations; manages assigned budgets; and hires, assigns duties to, supervises, and evaluates administrators, faculty, and staff.

The following duties and responsibilities are typical but not limited to the following:
  1. Provide leadership to ensure programs, course offerings, and services meet student needs, high professional standards, and compliance requirements
  2. Develop achievable goals and implement student success, pathway, and promise initiatives within an integrated planning framework.
  3. Express a clear vision and innovative approach to Student Service delivery in an organized and effective manner.
  4. Supervise administrators, staff, and faculty to create and maintain a positive working, teaching, and learning environment.
  5. Promote a collaborative, collegial environment that encourages students, faculty, staff, and administrators to excel in their work.
  6. Inform, advise, and collaborate with the President's Senior Staff on the College's mission, direction, progress and activities.
  7. Oversight and responsibility for complex budgets.
  8. Collaborate with businesses, schools, and community agencies to build positive and successful working relationships.
  9. Chair college-wide committees, task groups, and councils.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned by the President.


  1. Applicable laws, guidelines, regulations, and contracts such as Title 5 of the California Education Code, Title V IV, SB 125, Board policies, OSHA regulations, federal and state labor laws and ADA compliance laws.
  2. Principles of employment, supervision, and evaluation of faculty, staff and administrators.
  3. Collective Bargaining Agreements with the Faculty Association, ACE, CSEA and Teamsters.
  4. Shared governance, teambuilding and collaborative decision-making processes within and across organizational lines.
  5. District administrative policies and procedures.
  6. Technology and commonly used software and communication media.

Skills and Abilities:
  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including complex proposals and presentations, and other public speaking.
  3. Strong supervisory skills.
  4. Proven leadership and management.
  5. Problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  6. Strong interpersonal skills.
  7. Computer hardware and software applications.

  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Master's degree in related field.
  3. Two (2) to three (3) years of administrative experience, formal training, internship, or leadership in a related field.
  4. Experience interacting with diverse groups in a fast-paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Experience in leading institutional change preferred.
  2. Experience making data-driven decisions.
  3. Experience managing multi-faceted student services and programs.


  1. Experience working in a fast-paced environment.

Physical Abilities:
  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone and make presentations.
  2. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
  3. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  4. Sitting for extending periods of time.
  5. Bending at the waist.
  6. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

  1. A District on-line application on *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  2. A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” to assist with technical difficulties at:

Position: Full-Time, Permanent, 12-months per year
Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

Annual salary plus benefits; excellent benefits package which includes coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
Email: [email protected]

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Posted: 5/3/2018
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