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Vice President, Student Services  

Company

Allan Hancock College

Location

Santa Maria, CA

Job Description

Allan Hancock College

Vice President, Student Services  

Department: Student Services
Category: Management  
Posted: 5/31/2013Closing Date: 7/19/2013

Position:
VICE PRESIDENT, STUDENT SERVICES

Allan Hancock College is accepting applications for a full-time, 12-month management position.

Under general direction to serve as a cabinet member and advisor to the superintendent/president for the student services area and to perform other related administrative duties required.

This is an educational administrator position. The incumbent in this position reports directly to the superintendent/president. He/she will independently perform professional work involving judgment in the interpretation and application of policy and procedures. The incumbent is expected to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with administrative and professional staff, students, government agencies, professional organizations, educational institutions, and community groups.

The anticipated start date is August, 2013, pending board approval. The successful candidate must pass department of justice clearance and a pre-employment health and physical before the start date.

SALARY AND FRINGE BENEFITS

  • Annual salary range is from $110,043 to $131,330. Starting salary is negotiable. There are longevity increments after the top of the range is reached.
  • Fringe benefits include medical, dental insurance and disability, retirement plan, and 24 annual paid vacation days.

SCREENING PROCESS

A committee will screen all applications. Meeting minimum qualifications does not assure a candidate an interview. Therefore, it is important that the application be thorough and detailed. Applicants will be assessed on the breadth and depth of education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. A limited number of applicants will be invited for an interview at the college at their own expense.

APPLICATION PERIOD

All application materials must be received at the college human resources office by 4:00p.m. Friday,

July 19, 2013. A committee will review application materials as soon as possible after the published deadline. Incomplete, unsigned, or late application packets may not be considered. The district reserves the right to cancel the process, extend time limits, or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

To be considered as a candidate for this position, the following materials must be received at the college human resources office by the application deadline:

  • District application for faculty/administrative positions, completed and signed
  • A personal statement, not to exceed (5) five pages, which addresses each of the professional responsibilities listed in this announcement
  • A current and complete resume of educational and professional experience
  • Transcripts (official not necessary) unless hired

For application materials please visit our Web site at http://hancockcollege.edu/human_resources/employment-opportunities.php or contact:

Allan Hancock College
Human Resources, Building U
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
(805) 922-6966, extension 3378 

Applications may not be submitted by e mail. 

DEFINITION:

Under general direction to serve as a cabinet member and advisor to the superintendent/president in the area of student services and to perform other related administrative duties as required.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:

This is an educational administrator position. The incumbent in this position reports directly to the superintendent/president. He/she will independently perform professional work involving judgment in the interpretation and application of policy and procedures. The incumbent is expected to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with administrative and professional staff, students, governmental agencies, professional organizations, educational institutions and community groups.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Serves as a member of the superintendent/president's cabinet.
  2. Assists in the formulation of policies, procedures and practices; directs all student services and student affairs functions for the district which includes, but are is not limited to, admissions and records, counseling and matriculation/student success; transfer center; student health services, financial aid, extended opportunity programs and services, disabled student programs and services, veterans affairs, CalWORKs, student club activities, and student government.
  3. Coordinates the evaluation of all student services personnel.
  4. Supervises, counsels, and assists student services dean(s) and directors to ensure high standards of student services departments.
  5. Serves as judicial officer for student complaints, grievances, and disciplinary matters.
  6. Serves as affirmative action officer for students, including investigation of student discrimination complaints.
  7. Ensures currency of the college catalog and accuracy of all student services information.
  8. Oversees student outreach and student registration procedures.
  9. Plans the annual commencement event.
  10. Collaborates with the Academic Affairs office to direct enrollment management and retention.
  11. Serves as complaint officer, for student complaints, for compliance with program regulations for Title IX and 504/ADA.
  12. Directs the revision of student regulations, by-laws and procedures.
  13. Collaborates with the director of information technology and others regarding the coordination, development, and implementation of technology related to student services.
  14. Directs the preparation of the student services aspects of the college budget; monitors expenditures and purchases.
  15. Analyzes, evaluates and implements innovative changes to student services programs.
  16. Meets time constraints in the rendering of advice and reports to the superintendent/president.
  17. Participates on and chairs select college councils and committees.
  18. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Possession of an earned master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited college or university and five or more years of successful leadership experience in a comprehensive student services program at a community college or university.
  2. Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic. cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provides visionary leadership with an understanding of community colleges and the inherent value of a diverse student, faculty, and staff in a changing society.
  2. Demonstrates a commitment to a campus environment and student life in which democratic values are enhanced while facilitating decision making through participatory governance, consensus building, and service leadership.
  3. Understands and supports the interrelationship between student services and instruction in the development of a mutually supportive and integrated model for student success.
  4. Understands pertinent federal and state regulations and accreditation standards as well as current theories and methods related to delivery of comprehensive student services and programs to ensure student success.
  5. Provides leadership in the preparation, monitoring and accounting of all budgetary matters in the student services division and in co-curricular life.
  6. Provides leadership in student services program reviews and incorporates student learning outcomes in student services and co-curricular programs.
  7. Provides leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of initiatives involving the use of current technology in the student services division.
  8. Demonstrates the ability to plan, implement and direct a complex program of services to address the emerging needs of a diverse student population.
  9. Exhibits integrity and expects accountability of colleagues and self.
  10. Understands and supports collaborative approaches to problem solving, conflict resolution, and the reconciliation of divergent views.
  11. Communicates effectively both orally and in writing.
  12. Supports and maintains open lines of communication with students and all levels of staff, and encourages free exchange of ideas.
  13. Participates in community and professional activities and works cooperatively with governmental agencies and community groups.
  14. Pursues opportunities in support of new programs, fundraising and continuous improvement of existing programs and services.
  15. Submits an annual strategic report to the president including data based recommendations for improvement of services, program growth, and program evaluations.

Other Requirements:

A valid California driver's license and ability to qualify for district vehicle insurance coverage.

Working Conditions:

Duties are primarily performed in an office environment, at a desk or at a computer terminal.

The incumbent will experience interruptions while performing normal duties during the regular workday.

The incumbent will have contact, in person or on the telephone, with executive, management, supervisory, academic and classified staff, students, and the general public.

Work requires travel to other offices or locations to attend meetings or conduct work.

Physical Demands:

Typically may sit for extended periods of time.

Operates a computer keyboard

Communicates over the telephone and in person.

Regularly lifts, carries and/or moves objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

 

 

 

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Yes

Approval Date

6/5/2013 12:00 AM
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