Vice President, Student Services
Under general administrative direction of a college president, serves as a campus Assistant Chief Executive Officer, overseeing academic, student affairs and/or support services programs for the college. Manages and evaluates the work of direct reports such as Senior Deans and other managers. May serve as the acting college CEO in the absence of the College President.
Vice President, Student Services
Contra Costa College
$10,833 per month first step (see special instructions section for more information.)
A Vice President oversees academic, student affairs and/or support services programs for a college in the District and serves as an Assistant Chief Executive Officer for the campus. Incumbents receive very high level direction from the College President. The President reports directly to the District Chancellor and is the Chief Executive Officer of the college, and thus is responsible for the entire delivery of educational and other services provided by the college.
Examples of Duties/Essential Functions
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: Serves as an Assistant Chief Executive Officer for a college in the District, overseeing academic, student affairs and/or support services programs. Provides vision and leadership for a diverse, dynamic and innovative community of managers, faculty, staff and students. Provides overall educational leadership in the area of academic, student affairs and/or support services programs, ensuring that the instructional, student, and/or support services programs reflect the educational philosophy and institutional goals of the College and the District. Ensures that accreditation standards are met. Interprets and analyzes pertinent educational laws, legislation, policies, regulations and procedures to determine impact on the College and to formulate compliance and reporting strategies. Develops, recommends and carries out comprehensive policies and programs for managing the College's educational activities and services in accordance with College and District missions and goals. Ascertains and meets College and community educational needs by communicating effectively with managers, supervisors, faculty and staff and the service area community. Actively participates in and supports College shared governance components and activities and other collaborative processes. May oversee and/or assist in the development and maintenance of the assigned college's educational strategic plan. Develops and participates in College and District planning processes to assure articulation between educational planning goals and objectives and those of other College and District organizational units. Participates in the hiring process of college managers, supervisors, faculty and classified staff. Supports a climate that promotes innovation and improved service to students and the community; cooperates with area staff, faculty and other managers to develop processes that are student friendly and supportive of student success. Manages and participates in the continued evaluation and improvement of assigned college-wide educational programs and services. Promotes the assessment of student outcomes in order to determine the effectiveness of student learning and student development programs in assigned areas. Oversees research and submission of grant applications and proposals to federal, state, foundation and other funding agencies, to augment college resources for educational programs and services. Allocates or assists in allocation of financial resources to accomplish college educational mission and goals in accordance with established budget processes. Manages College educational programs and services operating budgets. Interprets provisions of collective bargaining agreements and contracts as appropriate. Manages assigned managers, faculty, classified and supervisory staff. Assists in the training of assigned managers, supervisory, faculty and classified staff. Evaluates assigned managers, supervisors and classified staff. Assists in the evaluation of faculty. Represents the college on College and District-wide committees and task forces, as well as to community groups, professional organizations, other colleges and K-12 schools. Responds to and seeks resolution of complaints arising from assigned divisions and major program area activities, including participating in the process of collective bargaining contract grievances. Employs appropriate techniques and strategies to resolve disputes and to enhance communication and cooperation among the members of the college and District communities. Travels throughout the District in carrying out responsibilities and functions. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Earned Master's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. Experience: Equivalent to at least three (3) years of relevant full-time management experience. License/Certification: A valid Class C California Driver's License.
Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of
Computer-based technology for management of educational services; the goals of shared governance; principles and practices of administrative organization and management, planning, supervising and evaluating the work of others, employee motivation and training; applicable federal, state, local, District and college laws, rules and regulations, and collective bargaining contract provisions; complex business level English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; modern office tools such as computers and printers; typical modern office computer software programs; report and presentation writing; the relationship and interaction of a community college and the varied communities, special-interest groups, and public agencies it serves; the purposes, goals and philosophy underlying the delivery of education in a community college setting; budget development and management;
Minimum Qualification-Ability To
Independently perform assigned critical and highly complex senior management level duties with an entrepreneurial spirit and with effectiveness, speed and accuracy; successfully manage people, major college-wide programs and initiatives; effectively oversee college change efforts, problem-solving, short and long-term planning processes and financial resources; manage personnel resources of a college, including motivating, developing and directing people; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; use personal computers utilizing typical office software applications, including the Internet; work effectively in a participatory governance environment to accomplish the goals and objectives of the college; communicate effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, politics, philosophy, disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
€¢ Ideal candidate will possess five years leadership in higher education (preferably in a community college setting) with emphasis on providing a Student-First experience.
€¢ Deep knowledge and experience of students services along with an understanding of instruction and academic support services.
€¢ Demonstrated experience with student services and instruction collaboration and partnership.
€¢ An understanding of Guided Pathways and its role in student success.
€¢ Demonstrated understanding of the components of enrollment management and how they intersect in the best interest of serving students.
€¢ Experience with managing student services programs and departments.
€¢ Demonstrated experience leading initiatives and chairing committees and councils.
€¢ Knowledge of Early College Programming €" Dual and Concurrent Enrollment.
€¢ Demonstrated Knowledge of Categorical Programs (SSSP, DSPS, EOPS, CalWORKS, Financial Aid, TRIO Programs).
€¢ Knowledge of Federal, State, Local Laws, rule , and regulations (EEO, Education Code, Collective Bargaining).
€¢ Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of Diversity for students and employees in an educational environment.
€¢ Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to participatory governance.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Contra Costa College serves about 10,000 students, credit and non-credit, who pursue transfer preparation, career education and foundational skills. The College's student population reflects its surrounding diverse communities. Serving predominately African American and Latinx students, Contra Costa College is situated in a socioeconomically diverse, resilient and culturally vibrant community. As a proud Hispanic Serving Institution, we seek candidates who embrace our community, our student population, and our central work: strengthening West County by meeting our students where they are and helping them get to where they want to be.
We seek a colleague who operates with a growth mindset, a strength-based approach centered on students, and an unflinching commitment to equity, especially concerning the elimination of barriers to college access, success, and completion. The ideal candidate will be eager to help construct and maintain a culture of continuous improvement in instructional effectiveness, student service, and leadership.
NOTE: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $ 10,833 per month, second step $11,382 per month or third step $11,959 per month depending on experience. Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on an annual basis, until the maximum step of $ 13,201 per month is reached on the salary schedule.
First Interview Meetings will occur on the week of 10/15/18. Final Interview Meetings will occur during the week of 10/22/2018.
The start date for this position is December 1, 2018 or sooner.
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Open Until Filled
The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.