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Vice President, Student Services

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

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Vice President, Student Services

San Diego County - Cuyamaca College

Transforming lives through learning isn't just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective.

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens.

The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer.

Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!

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Job Summary
Application Deadline: Monday, October 16, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

NOTE: Application materials that are submitted on the last day of application and are timed out will not be accepted.

Department: Student Services

Months worked out of the Year: 12 months

FTE: 1.0

Work hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (hours may vary)

Shift Differential: None

Starting Salary Range:
Range: MG-12: $12,576 (Step A) or $13,080 (Step B) or $13,603 (Step C)
Based on education and experience

Anticipated Start Date: January 2024

Job Description

Cuyamaca College is a public, two-year community college located in east San Diego County, California. Annually, the College serves over 11,000 students who come from diverse backgrounds. Cuyamaca College is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is home to the only Kumeyaay Studies program in California. As a leader in innovation and accelerated, culturally-responsive approaches to education, Cuyamaca College prepares students for successful transfer to four-year universities, entry into the workforce, and advancement in their careers.

Cuyamaca College seeks a leader who is student-centered and shares the College's vision of Equity, Excellence, and Social Justice through Education. Under the direction of the President, the Vice President of Student Services (VPSS) serves as the College's Chief Student Services Officer (CSSO) and provides leadership to a Student Services unit that is deeply committed to ensuring students have equitable access to support services and resources to successfully complete their educational goals. The VPSS provides expertise and leadership in planning, organizing, budgeting for, and administering student-centered support services that engage in continuous quality improvement. The VPSS serves on the President's Cabinet and as a strategic partner to other members of the College's leadership team.

The VPSS oversees all areas within Student Services, including Counseling, Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, Student Affairs, and categorical and special programs.


To provide leadership and supervise the planning, organization, and coordination of student services to advance the College's vision, mission, and strategic goals.

Provide direction to managers who directly supervise core departments of counseling, admissions, financial aid, student affairs, basic rights, and special programs, oversee the development and evaluation of policies and procedures for these areas.

Direct the recruitment, selection, assignment, supervision and evaluation of certificated student service personnel and classified staff.

Ensure compliance with District-negotiated agreements, including adherence to regular evaluation cycles, processes, and timelines.

Promote a program of professional learning for faculty, classified professionals, and administrators within the Student Services unit.

Lead, participate in, and/or attend institutional functions, such as student recognition ceremonies, commencement, convocation, and other related events. Participate in appropriate professional and/or community organizations.

Actively engage in participatory governance through committee and council service at the college and district levels.

Support the President in representing the College to the district Governing Board by attending regular Board meetings; represent the College at Board meetings in the President's absence; represent the College as VPSS to K-12 partners, community partners and organizations, at professional meetings, and public functions.

Advise and confer with the President on management issues involving programs and services of the college, including development and/or revision of policies and procedures.

Participate in integrated, strategic, and long-range planning for college activities and programs.

Prepare, recommend, and implement budgets for assigned areas; upon expenditure variations, take necessary action to assure compliance with budget limitations and established fiscal policies.

Direct the preparation of reports as required by federal, state, local and district regulations; inform the President and other district staff as to the status of assigned functions or groups of services.

Maintain current knowledge of legislation and educational trends pertinent to student services philosophy and practice.


Any combination equivalent to: a Master's degree in counseling, education, or closely related field and three years of increasingly responsible management experience in an educational institution of which two years of management experience have been with emphasis in the area or closely related area of the administrator's assignment.

The position requires specialized mastery in a field of management or education, combining conceptual understanding with broad applied experience and requires the use of this knowledge in the development of new concepts and imaginative approaches for the resolution of novel, nonrecurring, and complex situations.


Demonstrated a strong interest in, and a commitment to, Equity, Excellence, and Social Justice through Education, including a willingness to actively engage in the development and alignment of student services programs with these principles to promote student success, even in the absence of strong initial proof.

Evidence of leadership and supervision in the planning, organization, and coordination of student services or similar programs that support the success of students.

Proven involvement with strategic and long-range planning for college activities and programs.

Substantiated experience in providing direction to one or more core departments within student services, including counseling, student admissions, registration and records management, financial aid, and athletics or analogous programs committed to enhancing student success.

Commitment to participatory governance processes.

Proven leadership and supervision skills, rooted in the values of collaboration, empathy, and creativity

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of students.


Experience in management issues involving programs and services of a college, including and/or revision of policies and procedures.

Direct experience in planning and implementing budgets for assigned areas with evidence of ability to take necessary action to assure compliance with budget limitations and established fiscal policies.

Evidence of ability to oversee the development of probation, disqualification and evaluation policies and procedures for graduation, transfer and veterans' benefits.

Ability to facilitate communication and understanding among faculty, staff, students, and the community, within the framework of a multi-college district.

Ability to direct the preparation of reports as required by federal, state, local and district regulations; inform the President and other district staff as to the status of assigned functions or groups of services.

Current knowledge of legislation and educational trends pertinent to student success, equity and instructional philosophy and practice.

Experience directing the recruitment, selection, assignment, supervision, and evaluation of personnel.

Experience in the college planning process while participating in the achievement of institutional goals and procedures.

Additional Information


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A 1 - 2 page cover letter addressing how you meet the qualifications of the position.

In a separate document please address the following:
  • Please describe your experience planning and implementing student-centered programs, services, and initiatives that led to more equitable access and outcomes. Please include specific examples.

  • Please describe the difference between leadership and management. Give examples of how you utilize each in a student services setting.

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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and alumni.

The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.

The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology programs.

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Working at Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

The mission of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District is to provide educational leadership through learning opportunities that anticipate, prepare for, and meet the future challenges of a complex democracy and a global society.

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District realizes that staff diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding and respect, harmony and creativity, while providing suitable role models for all students.

Both Grossmont and Cuyamaca College are comprehensive academic institutions located in El Cajon, a city in eastern San Diego County. Both are close to beaches, mountains, the desert, and varied cultural and recreational attractions.

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