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Associate Vice Chancellor/Chief Financial Officer

Contra Costa Community College District
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Position Title:

Associate Vice Chancellor/Chief Financial Officer

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The Application Process Please be sure to read the detailed Associate Vice Chancellor/ Chief Financial Officer profile posted on our main website at for more information. To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application (references to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; if any section does not apply, please enter “N/A”). The following document(s) should be assembled prior to completing the online 4CD Application (these will need to be uploaded with your application):

· 1. Letter of Application (described subsequently) 2. Current Résumé 3. Professional References 4. Unofficial Transcripts

· In a Letter of Application, not to exceed five pages, candidates should succinctly state how they would address the challenges, issues, and opportunities at 4CD. Candidates should cite specific examples from background and experience to demonstrate knowledge and expertise necessary for this position. The letter of application should indicate to what extent personal qualities and professional characteristics and skills match the preferred qualifications sought for this position.

· Professional references must be uploaded in the attachment section of online application. Preferably, references are to be from current and former institutions. References will not be contacted without a candidate’s permission. Candidates must provide five professional references which include the name, telephone number, and e-mail address for each of the following:

  • two direct supervisors;
  • two management-level colleagues; and
  • one reporting support staff member.

Please review the posting in its entirety and allow time to upload requested documents. Only complete online applications will be reviewed by the committee. The selection committee will begin reading job applications on July 3, 2023.

• All inquiries and applications will be held in the strictest confidentiality. • Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc.). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed.
• Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.
• Note that correspondence may be sent to you via e-mail. Interview invitations will be via personal phone calls.
• For questions about the status of the process, or technical issues related to the application process, please contact: Sophia Lever, Recruitment and Classification Analyst,

Our Vision for Social Justice:

We are seeking people who recognize the critical role community colleges play in social justice, who have ability in this space, enthusiasm for this work, ideas and vision to improve our approaches, and a commitment to achieving equitable academic success for the 50,000+ students attending our five beautiful colleges and centers. Our social justice work calls for employees who have a sense of social responsibility, interest in our community and world in which we live.

The intention of social justice work is to strengthen humanity by understanding that every person deserves the benefits of fully participating in our society and institutions. Academic researchers have illustrated that crucial social justice principles are a compilation of equality, equity, diversity, inclusion, engagement, environmental sustainability and human rights. These complex principles are challenging to operationalize in higher education; yet we are steadfast in our diligence to forge ahead to advance this vital mission.

Community colleges are uniquely positioned to lead higher education in the work of social justice. Many of our students come from historically underserved and underrepresented backgrounds; students of color, students with recent immigrant histories, students from cycles of low income if not poverty, students from indigenous communities, and students from first-generation families.

The idea of promoting social mobility through education is unconditionally and uncompromisingly embraced by community colleges. This is an exciting role, and it comes with a heavy responsibility. Simply put, we need to create environments where our students achieve greater academic success, so much so that we close our persistent equity/opportunity gaps.

If you are committed to social and racial justice and if you are interested in joining a community dedicated to solving these inequities through education, please apply.

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M1002-Finance/Administrative Service

Position Definition:

Under the general direction of the Executive Vice Chancellor, Administrative Services, the Associate Vice Chancellor/Chief Financial Officer serves as the district’s key financial expert and is responsible for the administration and management of business services for the District. The position is also responsible for development, analysis, and strategy planning related to District financial matters and provides leadership to the fiscal, payroll and purchasing departments. The position serves as a member of Chancellor’s Cabinet and fosters a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District.

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Examples of Duties/Essential Functions:

Advises the Chancellor, Executive Vice Chancellors, Cabinet, District management and Governing Board on financial, payroll, and purchasing issues.

Evaluates the financial impact of policy options to support the decision-making process. Prepares budget projections, enrollment projections and recommends budget allocations of resources.

Plans, develops, and recommends policies, procedures, and objectives for finance, payroll, and purchasing for review by the Executive Vice Chancellor, Administrative Services.

Coordinates financial planning with the colleges and other District services, including auxiliary services and new funding sources.

Develops financial strategies for the District, including the colleges. Identifies opportunities to help the District maintain and improve its funding levels for local, state and federal government agencies.

Conducts in-service training for District and college staff members regarding financial policies, procedures, systems, and processes.

Provides leadership and oversight to the District financial services team including the planning, coordination, and direction, of budget preparation and control, fiscal record management, risk management, disbursement of funds, accounts payable and accounts receivable.

Plans, organizes and directs payroll administration and purchasing services.

Provides leadership for risk management as it relates to finance, contracts and insurance.

Works with Planning and Educational Services regarding the preparation of cost estimates, invoices, and contract requirements for grant opportunities.

Actively participates in strategic planning and budgeting processes, including responsibility for position control and budgeting.

Cultivates positive working relationships within the District to build customer confidence and satisfaction.

Ensures continuous improvement of financial services through re-engineering, organizational change management, new technology solutions, assessment of best practices, and feedback from internal users and external customers to increase productivity and effectiveness.

Ensures well-trained finance, payroll, and purchasing staff at District services and at the colleges.

Promotes a work culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services to students, staff, and the community.

Complies with all District, county, state, and federal requirements including preparation of timely and accurate financial reports for internal and external entities.

Reviews pending finance and business legislation, legal mandates, regulations and guidelines which may affect District programs, functions, and activities.

Represents the District on state, regional, and local committees as assigned by the Executive Vice Chancellor, Administrative Services.

Performs other duties assigned.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience:

An earned master’s degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, finance or related field, or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and additional certification or licensure equivalent to a master’s degree.

Two years of senior management experience, and a total of five years of management experience in finance or a related department in a public or private agency.

Demonstrated sensitivity to, and knowledge and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students served by the District, and sensitivity to, and knowledge and understanding of, groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination.

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Desirable Qualifications:

• Background of increasing responsibility in planning, forecasting, and preparation of complex budgets in support of a comprehensive strategic plan in a community college district or other large agency.
• Ability to monitor changes in regulations, analyze changes for their potential impacts on 4CD, disseminate the information, and contribute to the development of policies and procedures in response to these changes.
• Experience in interest-based bargaining to create collective bargaining agreements with organized labor organizations.
• Knowledge of integrating financial expertise into the planning of other organizational areas such as Human Resources, Facilities, Instruction, and Technology.
• Ability to clearly communicate fiscal information to broad and diverse groups, including faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.
• Ability to provide ethical and equity-minded leadership to build and instill trust among constituent groups.
• Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Enterprise Resource Planning Systems.

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Foreign Degree and Credit Statement::

In accordance with the Human Resources Procedure 3050.05, all foreign degrees and credits used to meet the minimum qualifications must be evaluated by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency prior to the implementation of the equivalency process. You must upload your evaluation with your application when you apply for this position to be considered. We cannot accept foreign degree evaluations after the closing date. The candidate bears all responsibility and costs associated with obtaining the evaluation.

About Us:

About the District

The mission of the Contra Costa Community College District is to transform lives by providing outstanding learning opportunities that nurture and empower all students to achieve their educational goals. The dedicated faculty, classified professionals and administrators in the District are committed to core values and action that promote excellence in learning and equitable student success. The District is committed to hiring and developing a diverse staff that understands that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive role models for all students; and creates an inclusive and supportive educational work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves.

Located in Contra Costa County, in the beautiful and diverse San Francisco East Bay area, the District serves the 1 million residents of the County through education, business partnerships and service in the community. The District first opened its doors in 1949 and is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college community college district in California. The District consists of three colleges and two centers: Contra Costa College in San Pablo; Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill; Los Medanos College in Pittsburg; and the centers in Brentwood and San Ramon. The District Office, located in downtown Martinez, supports the mission and functions of the colleges.

As evidenced by the rich diversity in Contra Costa County, the District enrolls a highly diverse student population. Serving over 41,364 students a year, in 2021-2022 fiscal year the demographic make-up of the students was 9% Black/African American; 21% Asian/Pacific Islander; 34% Hispanic/Latino; 25% White/Caucasian; and 11% Other.

The District actively encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve the dynamic student population and work collaboratively with existing colleagues that are equally dynamic and diverse.

Contra Costa College

Contra Costa College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college with a diverse student population. The institution has served the communities of West Contra Costa County for more than 69 years. Most of the 10,500-plus students who attend the college come from local communities, but many also come from neighboring communities and from countries throughout the world. The college offers certificates and degree programs in 70 areas. It prepares students for immediate employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Faculty and staff are proud to be affiliated with an institution that has a tradition of excellence and a reputation for educating students to live and work in a diverse global environment.

Diablo Valley College

DVC is committed to increasing student success. The college has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s most successful community colleges by offering incomparable transfer opportunities and exceptional career-technical programs. In both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon, a diverse student body engages with high-quality instruction and support services designed for excellence and equity in student learning. DVC’s career-technical programs keep pace with emerging technologies and skill requirements, while unparalleled transfer programs prepare students to be successful in four-year colleges and universities. DVC continuously ranks among the top transfer pathways to UC Berkeley.

Los Medanos College

Los Medanos College, opened in 1974, is the newest campus of the Contra Costa Community College District. The college prepares students to excel and succeed economically, socially and intellectually in an innovative, engaging and supportive learning environment. LMC provides quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly-growing and changing East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves. Los Medanos College is known for its transferable general education program and career technical programs strongly connected with local business and industry. The college serves approximately 10,000 students.

Employee Benefits::

Insurance: The District offers health, vision, dental and life insurance for monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors and their eligible dependents. Monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors covered by another health medical plan may waive District coverage and receive a monthly cash stipend.

Retirement: Most employees are members of the PERS (Public Employees Retirement System). Faculty employees and Academic Managers are members of the STRS (State Teachers Retirement System). Police Service employers are members of Safety Public Employees Retirement System.

Deferred Compensation: The District offers two optional deferred compensation plans. Eligible employees have a choice of the 457, 403b plans and a selection of savings and investment options.

Leave Allowance: The District offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors a generous vacation and sick leave benefits as well as 20 paid holidays annually (which can vary based on length of winter break).

Additional Benefits: The District also offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors educational reimbursements, employee assistance programs, a travel assistance plan, longevity compensation, retiree benefits, employee discounts on health memberships and a comprehensive wellness program.

Newly hired employees may notify the respective union (Local 1 or United Faculty) if they opt to join and/or authorize payment to the union. If the newly hired employee authorizes payment to the union then the following fees apply: Local 1 has a one-time initiation fee of $45.00 and monthly contribution of 1% of gross pay +$1. United Faculty has monthly dues of .55% of gross pay plus $2.50. (All confidential, supervisory and management positions are exempt from union membership)

For further information regarding benefits eligibility and details please refer to the following documents available on the 4CD website:

Classified Employees Local 1 Contract (Article 20-Benefits):

Managers/Supervisors/Confidential Personnel Manual (Section 8-Insurance Benefits):


All job offers of employment are conditional upon the applicant’s satisfactory results of the Post Offer Pre-Placement Evaluation Program. This involves a physical strength test to demonstrate a minimum level of strength to perform the essential duties of the job. There is no charge for this service. Please do not make an appointment for testing until you have received notification from the Human Resources Department after a job offer is extended. The positions we currently evaluate are: Building Maintenance Worker, Custodian I and II, Lead Custodian, Cook, Food Services Assistant, Food Services Supervisor, Food Services Supply Clerk, Food Services Coordinator, Grounds Worker/ Gardener I and II, Senior/ Lead Grounds Worker/Gardener, Lead Maintenance Mechanic, Senior Equipment Maintenance Worker. If you are not hired in a listed classification, you may disregard this notification.

ADA Accommodations::

In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to For administrative purposes, requests must be made at the time of application.

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Diversity Statement:

It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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