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Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Student Affairs

Southwestern College (CA)
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 10, 2022

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Student Affairs

Southwestern Community College District

Work Site: 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Department: Student Affairs

District Values
Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

Scope of DutiesThe Assistant Superintendent/Vice President for Student Affairs (ASVPSA) reports directly to the Superintendent/President, and provides District-wide leadership, supervision and oversight for Student Affairs and student equity. The ASVPSA provides transformational leadership for the college's student services functions, working collaboratively with executive level leaders, administrators, faculty, and classified professionals to develop, implement and monitor innovative approaches to equitable student experiences.

The ASVPSA may serve as the Superintendent/President's designee of the District in the absence of the Superintendent/President; supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned staff. The ASVPSA is the student services officer for the District.
Key Duties and Responsibilities The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
  1. Provides leadership ensuring the College District offers a comprehensive array of student services including but not limited to, student development programs focused on student success, and enrollment management programs, admissions, counseling, advising, career, planning, and placement recruiting and retention, registration and records, student discipline, student activities, student advocacy, services for students with special needs, cultural activities, and other student support services and programs.
  2. Leads and collaborates with college instructional/non instructional leadership to ensure Jaguar (Guided) Pathways is institutionalized into the college; as well as plays a major role in accreditation reaffirmation.
  3. Provides equity-focused leadership and fosters an inclusive working environment.
  4. Ensures student centered plans, designs, and delivery methods that implement the goals of the College; provides leadership for evaluating and ensuring quality in all programs.
  5. Develop, recommend, and implement student services policies, procedures and practices which foster and promote student equity, learning, and achievement, and which support the educational programs of the College; recommends organizational structures, personnel and resources to ensure a student-centered / learner-centered environment at all levels; represents the College to various external entities and with outside agencies in matters relating to the College's student services.
  6. Develop, foster and promote new opportunities for partnerships with public and private sector entities; provides leadership for establishing multi-year tactical and annual operational goals designed to implement the strategic goals of the College President and Board.
  7. Provides leadership for directing college-wide activities related to student due-process judicial proceedings, including, but not limited to, writing appropriate policies and procedures and conducting investigations and hearings on student judicial matters.
  8. Serve as the college's liaison to the California Community College Chancellor's Office (CCCCO).
  9. Provide leadership and direction for collective bargaining and contract administration activities; may serve on the District's negotiating team with unions; maintain confidentiality regarding issues related to negotiations and collective bargaining matters; ensure compliance with labor union contracts; and address faculty and classified confidential grievances.
  10. Coordinate the student services program review activities in order to maintain continuous evaluation of the economic feasibility of student services to ensure that only those programs with appropriate priority in terms of need and demand are continued.
  11. Participates in and supervises the preparation and recommendation of detailed budgets, with cost estimates, for functions supervised. Establishes and maintains budgetary control of functions supervised.
  12. Communicates an accurate image of the College to the public. Is a positive and active representative of the College and is available to address impromptu situations involving the College during non-traditional work hours.
  13. Review legislation affecting college student affairs and advise Superintendent/President.
  14. Oversee the preparation of materials and reports for the Board of Trustees including Board Agenda items.
  15. Represent the District at meetings, conferences, and workshops related to the management of Student Affairs functions.
  16. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Knowledge and Abilities:

Education and Experience:

Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)
Master’s DegreeANDOne (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignmentANDOne (1) year demonstrated leadership.Demonstrated commitment to equity-focused leadership, responsiveness, and sensitivity, to every aspect of human diversity and actively promotes an inclusive educational and working environment.

Desirable Qualifications:
  • An earned doctorate from an accredited institution is desirable.
  • Three years progressively responsible administrative experience including leadership and senior management experience.
  • The successful applicant will have a demonstrated and progressive track record in the administration of administrative services in higher education. This background should be evidenced by recent and proven experience, knowledge, and abilities in:
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and a commitment to: the community college mission and purpose; teaching and learning; high academic standards; and, student achievement.
  • Knowledge and understanding of student development theory and programs; knowledge of student due process policies / procedures; knowledge and understand of the current issues and trends in student affairs and student development.
  • Knowledge and understanding of evaluation techniques and methods; skill in supervisory practices and techniques.
  • Knowledge of mediation and/or conflict resolution strategies and methods; skill in mediating disputes between students, staff and students, staff and students/ parents and community representatives.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining collaborative working relationships with all segments of the
  • College; ability to develop collaboration among diverse groups; ability to think ‘outside of the box’ and to lead and manage change.
  • Ability to communicate effectively; skilled in presenting ideas and concepts orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience with the assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Experience with strategic planning and implementation, resource development and allocation, personnel and faculty development, management, and initiation of change.
  • Knowledge and experience with accreditation requirements and processes; knowledge of program review cycles and experience with California Community College system and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations, legislation, and reporting requirements.
  • Strong computer systems experience large integrated systems such as Ellucian Colleague.
  • Demonstrated track record of meeting the needs of culturally, ethnically, and economically diverse, faculty, students and staff.
  • Leading through a lens of equity and race consciousness.
  • Collaboration with district leadership in developing and implementing effective enrollment management processes.
  • Developing and administering instructional program budgets, including external grant funding.
  • Working with college participatory governance groups in a collective bargaining environment.
  • Supervising, mentoring and evaluating classified professionals, faculty and administrators.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.

Executive Level - Educational Administrator, $174,343-$214,457 annually, plus $2,090 annually for earned doctorate degree. A standard medical and fringe benefit package is available.

Start Date

January/February, 2023

Screening Deadline
All application materials must be received on-line at Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2022are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

Work Schedule:
Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).

Additional Information:
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.

A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report - Southwestern College is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report is available on the SWCPD website at">

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security Report, which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC College Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (619) 482-6390.

The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; public safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC College Police Department.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan (DAAPP) - More information about the DAAPP, including the Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer Information page (

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