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Executive Assistant to the President, Mission College

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West Valley-Mission Community College District
Location
Saratoga, CA

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Position Title:

Executive Assistant to the President, Mission College

How many positions are you recruiting for?:

1

Campus:

Mission College

Definition:

Mission College is seeking a talented, student-centered, equity-minded individual to fill the position of Executive Assistant to the President. Mission College is located in the heart of Silicon Valley and is known for its cutting-edge equity work, collaborative culture, and innovative thinking. As both an HSI and AANAPISI, Mission College serves a diverse array of students, ensuring every student finds their mission. What makes Mission special is the people, and the caring campus culture that is cultivated to ensure that all stakeholders find joy and success at the institution. The President’s Office is one of the most fast-paced and public facing offices on campus. From hosting events, to hiring and onboarding, and overseeing all campus operations; the office requires a creative and collaborative team member, focused on meeting student needs. Under direction of the President, the executive assistant will manage the day-to-day office operations collaboratively with team members, assuring that work is performed in a timely and accurate manner, and represent the office with the highest level of customer service to internal and external community members. Other duties include coordinating large-scale events, communicating with public officials, collaboratively managing the President’s calendar, and supporting committee operations. Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills and life experiences to address the equity and educational needs of a culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.

Assignment:

100% of full time, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year, with an anticipated start date of June 2024. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This position is a member of the Confidential Employee Unit.

Work Location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

Salary and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range:

  • $8,398.00-$9,173.67 monthly (Confidential Employee Salary Schedule, Range 49, Steps A-C).

Benefits include:
  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse and dependents.
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
  • Employer-provided life insurance.
  • 14 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
  • 22 days vacation leave accrued annually (24 days after 7 years)
  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually.
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
  • Educational growth incentive program from $45 to $225 monthly.
  • $1000 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,500 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
  • CalPERS retirement

Minimum Qualifications:

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:

  • Two years of responsible management level administrative support experience, preferably in an educational environment, or two years of experience similar to a Management Assistant with the West Valley-Mission Community College District.
  • Equivalent to an Associate’s degree from an accredited college with major coursework in general education, business or a related field.

AND

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.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Exceptional organizational skills and time management
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with discretion and confidentiality
  • Adaptability and initiative
  • Attention to detail
  • Collaborative spirit with an equity-minded care for students and colleagues
  • Project management skills
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and anti-racism
  • Higher education experience

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Organization, procedures, and operating details of an executive’s office.
  • Principles and practices of routine analytical research and project planning.
  • Principles and practices of office management and records management.
  • Principles and methods of business letter and report writing.
  • Principles and practices of participatory governance.
  • Modern office practices, procedures and computer equipment and standard office software.
  • English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws and regulations, including the Brown Act.

Ability to:
  • Plan, oversee, and implement activities related to an executive’s office.
  • Intermittently, review and evaluate documents related to department operations; observe, identify, and problem solve office operations and procedures; understand, interpret, and explain department policies and procedures; explain operations and problem solve issues for the public and with staff.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time or stand at public counter; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone; write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.
  • Interpret and apply district and campus rules, laws and policies.
  • Plan, schedule, organize, and oversee the work of clerical personnel.
  • Coordinate and organize the timely workflow of others while maintaining effective and harmonious relationships.
  • Type at a speed necessary for successful job performance.
  • Work confidentially with discretion.
  • Work effectively to meet demanding schedules and multiple timelines.
  • Compose complex correspondence and prepare preliminary reports.
  • Maintain official and complex records and files.
  • Use sound judgment in recognizing scope of authority.
  • Operate and use modern office equipment including computers and applicable software.
  • Maintain regular attendance and adhere to prescribed work schedule to conduct job responsibilities.
  • Utilize appropriate safety procedures and practices for assigned duties.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Relate effectively with people of varied academic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds using tact, diplomacy and courtesy.
  • Establish and maintain effective, cooperative, and collaborative working relationships with others.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform a wide variety of complex, responsible, and confidential administrative and secretarial duties for an assigned Associate Vice Chancellor or President; research and analyze routine administrative projects for the executive; prepare first draft reports on administrative matters.
  • Establish and coordinate office activities and schedules; establish methods for office operations; implement office policies and procedures; develop and recommend office procedures and systems; ensure smooth office operations.
  • Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.
  • Participate and assist in the development and administration of an assigned budget; prepare budget reports; compile annual budget requests; monitor and control expenditures.
  • Research, compile, and analyze background data; perform routine and special administrative activities and projects; prepare draft reports and documentation; maintain records and files regarding administrative activities; prepare agendas for a variety of meetings and groups.
  • Read, process, and coordinate confidential information related to the District’s employer-employee relations, collective bargaining negotiations, and/or employee grievances.
  • Coordinate and implement assigned program activities of an operational area of assignment; prepare status reports and documents related to program activities.
  • Review, verify, and process documents related to administrative and program activities such as invoices, contracts, grants, claims, legislation and other specialized documents.
  • Provide follow up to assignments given to management and/or operations staff by an assigned Vice Chancellor or President; provide status reports to an assigned Associate Vice Chancellor or President; assist in coordinating, preparing, and producing staff reports.
  • Order and purchase supplies for administrative operations; perform accounting functions related to ordering supplies, equipment, and services; make budget transfers as appropriate.
  • May maintain time card and payroll records; maintain administrative files and records for personnel including employee evaluations and disciplinary actions.
  • May provide technical and functional supervision of assigned clerical staff; plan, prioritize, assign and review the work of staff involved in providing administrative support.
  • Respond to letters and general correspondence not requiring the attention of executive staff.
  • Receive and distribute incoming mail and email; review and evaluate mail and email to identify those items requiring priority attention; receive telephone calls including complaints, and provide assistance to callers using judgment as to calls requiring priority attention.
  • Interpret and explain district and campus policies, rules and regulations in response to inquiries; refer inquiries as appropriate; assist in developing policies and procedures in order to meet district objectives.
  • Coordinate and make travel arrangements; maintain appointment schedules and calendars; arrange meetings and conferences.
  • Provide administrative support for assigned task forces, committees, commissions and boards; review and summarize miscellaneous reports and documents; prepare background documents as necessary.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other district employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust and respect.
  • Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation and communication.
  • Perform related duties as assigned

Applicant Information:

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

  • Interested applicants must submit online all materials requested, including: (1) A completed online West Valley-Mission Community College District application; (2) Supplemental application questions; (3) Resume; (4) Unofficial copies of transcripts; (5) Cover letter and/or reference list, if requested; and (6) Any requested licenses or certificates, if applicable.
  • All sections of the online application, including Education and Educational Work History, must be completed thoroughly.
  • Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Do NOT send unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will be removed from your application and will not be used for consideration of employment.
  • The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.

ABOUT TRANSCRIPTS:
  • If a minimum requirement is possession of a degree, then a copy of transcripts is required to be included with your application to verify the degree being awarded. If no transcripts are included, the application may be screened as not meeting minimum requirements.
  • Should the minimum qualifications state “any combination equivalent to,” then additional relevant work experience may substitute for education. In this case, please upload a document stating such in the Required Transcripts document field.
  • Degrees must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Candidates with degrees earned outside of the United States must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course of the transcripts) and must be submitted with this online application.
  • If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at an office supply or copy store; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application.
  • Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

For reasonable accommodations and assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Attn: Recruitment
14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: (408) 741-2174 Fax: (408) 867-9059
Email: Jobs@wvm.edu

Selection Process:

SELECTION PROCESS INFORMATION:

  • After the deadline date, a committee will review and evaluate applications and supporting materials to select the applicants to be interviewed. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview.
  • All candidates will receive an e-notification to acknowledge receipt of their application materials. If not contacted within 3-6 weeks following the close of the recruitment, no suitable match was determined at this time.
  • Travel expenses to attend first-level interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • Application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned or duplicated.
  • The District may choose to re-advertise or indefinitely delay filling a position. Some positions may include first and second level interviews.
  • The District reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants.
  • Any tentative verbal offer of employment is contingent upon formal approval of the college Governing Board.
  • Upon hire the successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United States.
EEO STATEMENT:West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ a diverse workforce who will contribute to an inclusive and welcoming educational and employment environment. The District is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, genetic information, ancestry, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, military or veteran status, and medical condition consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Posting Number:

FY22/23-197FT

Open Date:

04/10/2024

Close Date:

05/01/2024

Open Until Filled:

No

Organization

West Valley-Mission Community College District has a devoted Board of Trustees and a dedicated staff that serves its two colleges. West Valley College in Saratoga and Mission College in Santa Clara are on the cutting edge among higher education institutions in the Silicon Valley. Every semester over 20,000 students enroll in courses at the colleges. Thousands of others take online, off-campus, or non-credit courses and seminars offered through a variety of programs. These programs are aimed at meeting the training and retraining needs of the people of Silicon Valley.

Mission College is a public community college located in the City of Santa Clara, and in the heart of the Silicon Valley. We offer a future of transfer to a four year institution, a future in a career of your choice, a future of increasing skills for both higher education and the workforce and a future for an Associate’s Degree or Certificate that can get you on your way to any goal.

The highly diverse and active student population makes the environment at Mission College energetic and vibrant. It is a great place to meet new friends, participate in clubs and make your voice heard in student advocacy. Our faculty is among the most qualified in the state and our students appreciate the college for its friendly staff and supportive atmosphere. The staff at Mission College is uniquely poised to help and guide your path to the future.

Mission College has many programs and services to ensure student success and support. Financial Aid can assist in making college affordable. Counseling helps students set achievable goals and provides guidance through orientation, study skills, and career courses. The college Career Center and Job Placement Office help students transition to the working world after college and each year sponsor’s a job fair featuring more than 60 employers. Finally, our Transfer Center helps to guide the transition from the two-year college to a four-year college so that students can easily gain a Bachelor’s degree. Each spring semester, Mission College hosts the largest college fair in the San Francisco Bay Area, where more than 180 national and international colleges and universities are represented.

West Valley is about success. It’s about helping students create a future for themselves so they can contribute to a world that needs their talents, drive and enthusiasm. We do that by providing as much one-on-one interaction with students as possible. The results speak for themselves.

  • 571 students transferred to UCs and CSUs in 2012
  • 552 students earned AA/AS degrees in 2012
  • 170 students earned Certificates that led to careers in 2012
  • We host learners from 25 countries who come to the United States looking for the kind of instruction that will help them contribute to the global economy.
  • We offer classes on our beautiful 143-acre Saratoga campus in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, located at the southwest border of Silicon Valley. Here you can expand your mind, hang out with friends, and

Why not join us, and build your future as we build the future of Silicon Valley, one student at a time.contemplate a world of ideas.

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