Vice President, Student Services
Vice President, Student Services
West Valley-Mission Community College District
Closing Date: 5/13/2019
Mission College, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, is seeking an energetic leader who thrives in a fast-paced and innovative environment to fill the position of Vice President of Student Services. Recognized as both a Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution, Mission College is known for the strength of our academic and career programs as well as our equity-minded and student-focused approach that combines high-tech and high-touch.
The Vice President of Student Services provides vital leadership, oversight, and support across the full range of support programs and services which promote student equity, success, and completion. The Vice President of Student Services will build collaborative internal and external relationships to provide the strongest support opportunities and wrap-around services to our diverse student population.
Reporting directly to the President, the VPSS will work closely with senior leadership across the college, including administrators, faculty, classified professionals, and students and will be provided with the institutional support and resources necessary to achieve academic and programmatic excellence. The VPSS serves as the coordinator and facilitator of college committees and task forces and will provide leadership to accomplish a diverse range of goals to meet student needs.
Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.
100% of full time, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year, with anticipated start date of July 15, 2019. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This is an Academic Administrator position and part of the Managers employee unit.
Work Location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA.
Salary and Benefits:
Anticipated Hiring Range:
- $156,352-$166,518 annually (Administrative Salary Schedule, Range 30, Steps A-C).
- Additional compensation: $1,500 for doctorate added to base salary annually, to be prorated on a monthly basis.
- Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse and/or dependents.
- Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
- Employer-provided life insurance.
- 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
- 22 days vacation leave accrued annually (25 days after 5 years).
- 12 days sick leave accrued annually.
- Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
- Professional development and renewal leave.
- $500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
- CalSTRS retirement.
Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
1. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
2. Equivalent to a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in education or a field related to specific area of assignment.
3. Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in academic administration, including two years of senior level administrative and management responsibility.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Develop, plan, and implement student services goals and objectives; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
- Direct, oversee, and coordinate the development of the work plan within the full range of student services; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor workflow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
- Oversee and coordinate the development and administration of the student services budget; direct the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures.
- Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust, and respect.
- Serve as a member of the president’s leadership team; establish and achieve institutional goals in accordance with the college’s educational and facilities master plan, college’s Integrated Plan, and in support of the college mission statement; ensure that development of short and long-term plans for all instructional programs and services occur in concert with the college’s overall direction and priority.
- Develop and implement initiatives for new student support service programs and participate in development activities and grants including writing local, state and federal grants; determine athletic eligibility.
- Lead and support collaborative efforts with other segments of the college and district, including the office of the president, instruction, administrative services, and institutional research.
- Coordinate activities with those of other programs and outside agencies, including, but not limited to, local schools and local organizations.
- Select, train, motivate, mentor and evaluate faculty and staff; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of student services. Provide participatory and professional development opportunities across all segments of student services.
- Assure optimum and comprehensive services to students in all areas of student life for both in-person and distance education students, to assure maximum student access, progress, and success.
- Adjudicate student appeals and grievances within areas of responsibility; administer the code of conduct, due process and student discipline.
- Oversee special programs and centers, including Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS), VALOR Veterans Resource Center, California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), and Federal TRIO programs, among others.
- Oversee special state and federal grants, including HSI-STEM and AANAPISI-STEM grants. Research and prepare technical and administrative reports and studies, including submitting federal and state reports; prepare written correspondence as necessary; act as Administrator of Record for federal grants; implement applicable federal regulations.
- Represent student services to outside groups and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; serve as liaison for federal requirements; present at meetings related to student services; provide technical assistance as necessary.
- Participate in the accreditation process and audit process providing documents and reports.
- Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other district employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
- Provide staff assistance to the President and Chancellor; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
- Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link: wvm.peopleadmin.com
Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741-2174 to arrange for assistance.
West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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