Vice President, Student Services

Job Open: 
Friday, June 7, 2019
Salary Low: 
Job Closed: 
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
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Job Term:

Closing Date: 07/03/2019
Open Until Filled: No
Classification Title: Vice President, Student Services
Working Title: Vice President, Student Services
Location: Continuing Education
Pay Information: Range 20 ($10,875.81 – $17,704.95) per month based on the current Management Salary Schedule.

Initial salary placement is commensurate with related experience and promotional rules. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid: medical, dental, and vision plans; sick and vacation leave; and opportunities for professional development. Initial Salary Placement, Promoted or transferred employees will be placed as specified in the Management Employees Handbook. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. A temporary probationary period will be applied to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

Position Equivalent FTE: 1.0 FTE
Job Duration: 12 Months
Position Number: 011928
FLSA Status: Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Bargaining Unit: Management
Range: 20
Position Type: Academic
Department: Student Services

The Position
Under the general supervision of the President, plan, organize, and direct a comprehensive student services program at San Diego Continuing Education. Areas of responsibility include Student Development such as counseling, admissions, registration, veterans certification, and student success services, and Student Affairs such as student government, job placement, student grievance, and the disciplinary process. The Incumbent may act as chief administrative officer for San Diego Continuing Education in the absence of the President, as assigned.

Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.

Major Responsibilities
- Administer a comprehensive student services program and its related departments; direct the implementation of new programs and services; evaluate and recommend revision of Continuing Education policies and procedures.
- Select, supervise, and evaluate student services personnel which may include both credentialed counseling and classified employees; assign to staff duties and responsibilities, work schedules and work locations in accordance with established District policy; plan and coordinate orientation and in-service education for professional development of assigned staff.
- Conduct appropriate processes related to student discipline, student grievance, and due process; coordinate and facilitate the resolution of student, instructor, and staff conflicts, complaints, and grievances.
- Develop and prioritize annual budget recommendations for all student services departments; monitor and control assigned program operating budgets; initiate special fund requests.
- Establish goals and objectives for the division; initiate and participate in program planning; assess needs for programs and services; facilitate their development and implementation in accordance with established guidelines and budgets.
- Plan, organize, and direct the articulation program of the college with secondary schools, other colleges and the community.
- Encourage research and development projects by staff to develop innovation and/or improve techniques for providing services to students.
- Coordinate division activities in cooperation with other college and district personnel in the development and implementation of the student services program.
- Serve as a member of District, site, or other committees and task forces; maintain liaison with other site and District administration to assure proper coordination of activities; promote sharing of ideas and communication of successful operating practices with others in similar positions inside and outside of the District.
- Represent the District and participate at the local, state and national levels in organizations and activities that improve promote, and publicize District instructional and student services programs.
- Coordinate and direct special projects as assigned; initiate studies and conduct analyses as necessary to determine the need for new or modified course offerings, programs, or services.
- Prepare reports and make presentations as necessary, assure the preparation, distribution and maintenance of required reports, records, and files.
- Perform related duties as assigned.

The minimum qualifications for service as an educational administrator shall be both of the following:

(a) Possession of a master’s degree; AND
(b) One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.

Desired Qualifications
- Current Student Services programs and practices.
- Experience leading a student services office or program.
- Experience developing and implementing innovative methods to evaluate and address student needs.
- Understanding of the needs of a diverse student population.
- Experience leading student services delivery in multiple locations.
- Experience with career services/job placement services.
- Student personnel principles and techniques.
- Goals and objectives of assigned programs.
- Governance systems for California community college districts.
- Trends in educational program offerings.
- Delivery systems for student services programs and services.
- Goals of the District’s educational master plan.
- District’s collective bargaining process.
- Technical aspects of the student services program.
- District organization, policies, and procedures.
- Public relations and marketing techniques.

Skills and Abilities:
- Develop and implement schedules for programs and services.
- Evaluate student services needs of District clientele.
- Interpret and apply local, state, and federal regulations, and District policies and procedures which relate to student services.
- Display strong leadership skills.
- Maintain excellent interpersonal relations with college, program, and District staff, students, and community groups.
- Select, assign, train, supervise, and evaluate staff.
- Develop and direct delivery systems and implementation procedures for student services programs and services.
- Develop budget recommendations and administer and control adopted budget.
- Demonstrate analytical and assessment abilities.
- Influence and persuade people to follow a prescribed course of action.
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

If you do not possess the exact degrees, or higher, listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of teaching classes, please complete a Request for Equivalency Form and attach it during the application process.

Foreign Degree:
Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC.(ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

Valid California driver’s license
California Community College Chief Administrative Officer Credential.

Commitment to Diversity: All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and classified professionals.

Working Conditions
Physical Requirements: Category III
Environment: Favorable, usually involves an office.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply.

- Complete online application;
- Complete Resume;
- Letter of Application (not to exceed five pages), outlining your education and experience as it relates to the major responsibilities, qualifications, and desired qualifications listed above;
- Unofficial Transcripts (Graduate and Undergraduate);
- Five (5) references (including telephone number and email address) listed within the online application, to include one supervisor, one subordinate, two faculty members, and one industry or community leader.
[Applicants are assured that references will not be contacted unless selected as one of the finalists]
- Equivalency Request (required if applicable); AND
- Foreign Degree Evaluation (required if applicable).

Important: Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee. Applicants must complete each required field and answer each supplemental question; references to resumes, CVs, etc. will not substitute for completing the required fields and supplemental questions; and will result in the application being considered “incomplete.” To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed.

Before submitting the application and uploaded materials, please check to make sure they are complete and accurate. Once you submit, you will not have access to your application to make changes, however you will be able to view the application if submitted prior to the deadline. If you think you have made an error prior to the closing date, please contact HR at (619) 388-6579 or email

Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.
Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via e-mail.
All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
Conditions of Employment:
Submit “official” transcripts as stated on application;
Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the candidate’s expense;
Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment);
Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment);
Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States; AND
Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices.

If you accept a contract (permanent) position with SDCCD and are a retired annuitant with CalPERS or CalSTRS, you must reinstate from your retirement system. Please reference the CalPERS or CalSTRS website for further information.

SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time classified employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Contract employees become members of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) upon appointment.

Posting Number: AC00769

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Jhelen Ramirez
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