Los Medanos College — Vice President of Student Services

Job Number: 0001238
Salary: $10,888.00 – $13,267.00 (Initial salary placement will not be above step 3)
Deadline: 03/04/2019

Complete job description and application available online at: https://www.4cdcareers.net/postings/5830

Special Instructions to Applicants
Los Medanos College (LMC) is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and innovative leader to serve as Vice President of Student Services (VPSS), a newly created position for the institution. As the Chief Student Services Officer (CSSO), the VPSS will be responsible for providing effective leadership and administrative management for all student support programs at the College: developing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating LMC’s student services programs; overseeing complex/multi-department budgets, with senior-level involvement in the planning and implementation of selected college-wide initiatives; the hiring, retention, and evaluation of a diverse, talented team of Student Services managers, faculty, and classified professionals; ensuring that an equity lens and mindset are applied to the design, delivery, organization, and evaluation of student support programs; coordinating and monitoring Student Services program review and learning outcomes; engaging in the development of resource allocations for facilities, equipment, and technologies that support Student Services programs and operations; ensuring compliance with federal, state, local, and district policies and regulations; serving as the Title IX Officer; and, as a member of the President’s Cabinet team, ensuring that the College continues to strengthen its integrated approach to programs and services, planning, and operations towards the achievement of student success and institutional goals.

This position will promote and advance a shared vision for Student Services that focuses on access, engagement, equitable outcomes, and success for LMC’s diverse student population. The VPSS will also work closely with the other Vice Presidents and dedicated educators to develop and implement effective strategies for enrollment management and student retention. The successful candidate will: be a student-focused educator with an inclusive and approachable leadership style; demonstrate a commitment to equity; possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills; be a strategic, innovative thinker with strong problem-solving and organizational skills; and understand how to work effectively in a participatory governance environment.

Los Medanos College (LMC) is one of three colleges within the Contra Costa Community College District, and offers award-winning transfer and career education programs, stellar support services, and diverse learning opportunities in East Contra Costa County. A Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), the College serves a diverse population of approximately 10,000 students annually: African American = 14%; Asian = 6%; Filipino = 5%; Hispanic/Latinx = 41%; Multi-Ethnicity = 8%; Unknown/Did Not State = 1%; and White/Non-Hispanic = 25%. LMC’s exceptional educators, innovative curricula, growing degree and certificate offerings, and strong regional partnerships focus squarely on student success. From its welcoming campus culture to its state-of-the-art facilities, the College demonstrates its commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for all members of the campus community – in the classroom and in the workplace – and strives to achieve positive, equitable outcomes for all students. At its Pittsburg Campus and Brentwood Center, LMC provides educational programs and support resources that position students for continued success at four-year institutions, in the workforce, and beyond. Of the 1,600 two-year institutions across the nation, LMC was twice recognized as a “Top 150 U.S. Community College” by the Aspen Institute and was named one of the “50 Best Community Colleges” by College Choice.

Screening Interviews are expected to take place the week of March 25th. Final Interviews and public forums are expected to be held the week of April 8th.

Position Definition
The job classification for “Vice President” is available on the Contra Costa Community College District website, and includes the position definition, distinguishing characteristics, and examples of duties/essential functions. 

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience
Earned Master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. Experience: Equivalent to at least three (3) years of relevant full-time management experience. License/Certification: A valid Class C California Driver’s License.

Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of
Computer-based technology for management of educational services; the goals of shared governance; principles and practices of administrative organization and management, planning, supervising and evaluating the work of others, employee motivation and training; applicable federal, state, local, District and college laws, rules and regulations, and collective bargaining contract provisions; complex business level English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; modern office tools such as computers and printers; typical modern office computer software programs; report and presentation writing; the relationship and interaction of a community college and the varied communities, special-interest groups, and public agencies it serves; the purposes, goals and philosophy underlying the delivery of education in a community college setting; budget development and management;

Minimum Qualification-Ability To
Independently perform assigned critical and highly complex senior management level duties with an entrepreneurial spirit and with effectiveness, speed and accuracy; successfully manage people, major college-wide programs and initiatives; effectively oversee college change efforts, problem-solving, short and long-term planning processes and financial resources; manage personnel resources of a college, including motivating, developing and directing people; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; use personal computers utilizing typical office software applications, including the Internet; work effectively in a participatory governance environment to accomplish the goals and objectives of the college; communicate effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, politics, philosophy, disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Five (5) years of successful public higher education administrative experience in Student Services, including concurrently managing multiple student support programs/units. 
  • Direct managerial responsibility and functional understanding of the interrelated areas of oversight for this position: Admissions & Records; Assessment, Orientation, and Outreach; Athletics; Counseling; DSPS; EOPS/CARE and CalWORKs; Financial Aid; International Students Program; Learning Communities; Student Conduct; Student Government and Student Life; Student Success & Retention; Title IX; and Transfer & Career Programs.
  • Three (3) years of teaching and/or counseling experience at the post-secondary level
  • Earned doctorate degree from an accredited institution
  • Experience with and/or expertise in…
    • Coordinating student services and college-wide initiatives, with successful achievement of measurable objectives
    • Building equity-focused practices into the various student support programs of an academic institution
    • Student services unit planning/program review and learning outcomes
    • Designing, presenting, and clearly communicating information in various formats to broad/diverse constituencies
    • Sound fiscal planning in the development and management of complex budget(s)
  • Demonstrated leadership and success with…
    • Building consensus, cultivating collaborative teams, and fostering positive relationships with diverse campus groups in a participatory governance environment
    • Working with and developing educational programming/curriculum for community college students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and abilities
    • Using data to: promote a culture of inquiry; foster dialogue and innovation; inform decision-making; facilitate actionable improvements; and identify/address equity issues
    • Promoting a culture of inclusiveness and respect for all members of the College community, and maintaining a supportive, engaging, and equitable learning and work environment
  • Ability to…
    • Develop, implement, manage and evaluate high-impact practices and processes that foster programmatic and equitable student success
    • Represent the College to develop and strengthen partnerships with other educational institutions, agencies, businesses, and community organizations to increase student access and success
    • Leverage the use of technology for delivery of student support services
    • Implement District policies and procedures, while working effectively with faculty and staff in a collective bargaining environment
  • Knowledge of…
    • Student Equity and Achievement Program, Guided Pathways, Categorical Programs, Vision for Success, Strong Workforce Program, and Student-Centered Funding Formula
    • ACCJC Standards and accreditation processes
    • Current educational and legislative trends pertinent to student support programs in community colleges, including accountability reporting, student retention and achievement, and enrollment management
    • Contemporary equity, diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism concepts and issues in a higher education setting

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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