Vice President, Student Services
Vice President, Student Services
West Valley-Mission Community College District
Closing Date: 9/24/2020
West Valley College, a Bay Area leader in transfer, degree, and career programs, is searching for a visionary leader to serve as Vice President of Student Services. With this administrative position, the college endeavors to build on the strengths of our dedicated faculty and staff, innovative campus facilities, and strong academic reputation, to provide leadership and oversee activities and operations of the Student Services area. The college is committed to serving our diverse student body with wrap around student services to facilitate their academic journey.
The Vice President of Student Services will build collaborative external and internal relationships to foster innovative programs and internship opportunities, and to help our students thrive in the demanding Silicon Valley job market or to transfer to the bachelor's program of their dreams. The VPSS will serve as the college leader on initiatives for equity and success, including overseeing the Office of Student Needs and Dean of Student Equity and Success. The Vice President of Student Services will lead a responsive and flexible student services team on a student-focused campus with a strong emphasis on social justice and equity. The Vice President of Student Services will collaborate closely with Academic Affairs to provide support for students in and outside the classroom to implement the California Community College Guided Pathways and Vision for Success goals.
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.
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.
This is an academic administrator position with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2021. This is an exempt position and is not subject to overtime.
Salary and Benefits:
- Anticipated Hiring Range: $172,379-$183,586 annually (Administrative Salary Schedule, Range 30, Steps A-C).
- Annual salary step increases to maximum of salary range, $214,901 (Administrative Salary Schedule, Range 30, Step G)
- 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.
- Coordinate activities with those of other departments to include Campus Center and the Veterans Resource Center, and outside agencies, including but not limited to local schools, and organizations; provide staff assistance to the President and Chancellor; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
- Direct, oversee, and participate in the development of the work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor workflow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
- Supervise and participate in 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.
- 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.
- Assure optimum services to students in all areas of student life, 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, such as Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS), California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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; 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.