VICE PRESIDENT OF STUDENT SERVICES
Educational Administrator Position
Under the direction of the Superintendent-President, the Vice President of Student Services provides leadership in the development, direction and evaluation of the student affairs program within the West Kern Community College District. This position is responsible for anticipating the student services programs needed to meet the educational needs of students and the community college district at large, and ensuring excellence in both ongoing and developing student affairs programs and services. In order to accomplish this, the Vice President of Student Services must work collaboratively with faculty, staff, educational partners, community organizations, and regional businesses to plan and implement high quality student services programs which are responsive to the needs of the community and reflect the District’s mission, goals and values.
PRIMARY DUTIES OF THE POSITION
The Vice President of Student Services assists the Superintendent-President by:
• Working collaboratively across the District to support student success at Taft College.
• Providing leadership to the Directors and Coordinators of Admission and Records, Athletics, Counseling Services, EOPS/CARE, Financial Aid, TRIO, Veterans, CalWORKS, Assessment/Testing, Student Activities, Student Housing, Security and Safety, and Student Support Services.
• Engaging academic and classified personnel within the Student Services area in planning processes based on the College’s comprehensive program review process.
• Providing leadership to the development and assessment of Student Learning Outcomes for the student services program. Participates and contributes to the ongoing evaluation of institutional effectiveness of Taft College.
• Leading the development and prioritization of budget recommendations from all student services areas, and assists in the preparation and administration of the annual budget. Ensures resource requests reflect institutional priorities. Monitors and controls expenditures and participates in identifying and implementing budget management strategies.
• Collaborating with the Vice President of Instruction to ensure that marketing and outreach efforts support the District’s enrollment management plan. Chair the Public Information Committee and coordinate advertisement to promote Taft College awareness.
• Serving as the administrative representative to the State Community College Athletic Association and complying with all athletic eligibility and registration regulations.
• Providing leadership to and supervising the student insurance program.
• Administering the Student Code of Conduct, due process and student discipline, including adjudicating student appeals and grievances within areas of responsibility.
• Directing the supervision of college and student-sponsored activities, including student clubs.
• Supervising and evaluating assigned academic, classified and management personnel.
• Assisting in the preparation of the master class schedule, college catalog and academic calendar, in cooperation with the Vice President of Instruction.
• Serving as Title IX Coordinator as well as Chair of the Student Equity Committee.
• Working with the Academic Senate on those areas of shared governance as defined by statute and implemented by Board of Trustee policy.
• Assisting in collective bargaining with Taft College Faculty Association and the California School Employee Association. Serves on the District’s negotiation teams, embracing an Interest Based Bargaining philosophy. Administers the provisions of the certificated and classified contract within assigned area of responsibility.
• Ensuring compliance with state regulations and the Education Code as well as Board policies and procedures. Analyzes and interprets pending or current legislation impacting student services programs and /or funding and recommends policy changes as appropriate.
• Recommending agenda items for Board approval; attends Board of Trustee meetings as a member of the Superintendent-President’s staff and participates by reporting and discussing matters pertaining to the student affairs of the College when requested by the Superintendent/President.
• Ex-officio member of all College councils and committees, as assigned.
Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited institution. Earned doctorate is preferred.
Demonstrated academic leadership experience of at least three (3) years related to an administrative assignment at an accredited institution of higher education.
Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
To be assured full consideration, completed application packets should be in the Human Resources Department by Monday, September 9, 2013 by 4:30p.m.
For more information and to apply, visit www.taftcollege.edu.