Vice President, Student Services, Diversity & Inclusion

West Valley-Mission Community College District   Saratoga, CA   Full-time     Education
Posted on May 11, 2023
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Vice President, Student Services, Diversity & Inclusion

West Valley-Mission Community College District

Closing Date: 5/31/2023

West Valley College, a national leader in transfer, degree, and career programs, is searching for a courageous leader to serve as Vice President of Student Services, Diversity and Inclusion. This position leads the college's efforts to remove all barriers to student success through innovative wrap-around student services, inclusive partnerships with the local community, building a culture of care and through centering the needs of marginalized and minoritized students. The college's rich resources will provide ample support for the Vice President to achieve these goals.The Vice President of Student Services, Diversity and Inclusion will redesign existing systems to create student-centered processes that lead to the highest success rates in the nation in transfer, and degree and certificate completion using the metrics of the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. The Vice President will lead a responsive and flexible student services team on a student-focused campus with a strong emphasis on social justice and equity. The Vice President will collaborate closely with the Academic Affairs unit to provide support for students in and outside the classroom to implement the college's Educational Master Plan, the California Community College Guided Pathways model, the Caring Campus model and to lead the college's Anti-Racism and Inclusion Action Plan.Reporting directly to the President, the VP of Student Services, Diversity and Inclusion will work closely with senior leadership across the college, including administrators, faculty, classified professionals, and students and will be provided with the institutional support and resources necessary to achieve academic and programmatic excellence.Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.

This is an academic administrator position with an anticipated start date of June 26, 2023. This is an exempt position and is not subject to overtime.

Salary and Benefits:
  • Anticipated Hiring Range: $190,048-$202,403 annually (Administrative Salary Schedule, Range 30, Steps A-C).
  • Annual salary step increases to maximum of salary range, $236,928 (Administrative Salary Schedule, Range 30, Step H)

Benefits include:
  • Additional compensation: $1,500 for doctorate added to base salary annually, to be prorated on a monthly basis.
  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse and/or dependents.
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
  • Employer-provided life insurance.
  • 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
  • 22 days vacation leave accrued annually (25 days after 5 years).
  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually.
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
  • Professional development and renewal leave.
  • $500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
  • CalSTRS retirement.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Experience: Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in academic administration, including two years of senior level administrative and management responsibility.
  • Education: Equivalent to a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in education or a field related to specific area of assignment.
  • Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Develop, plan, and implement student services goals and objectives; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate activities with those of other departments to include Campus Center and the Veterans Resource Center, and outside agencies, including but not limited to local schools, and organizations; provide staff assistance to the President and Chancellor; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
  • Direct, oversee, and participate in the development of the work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor workflow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
  • Supervise and participate in the development and administration of the student services budget; direct the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures.
  • Select, train, motivate, mentor and evaluate faculty and staff; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of student services.
  • Assure optimum services to students in all areas of student life, to assure maximum student access, progress, and success.
  • Adjudicate student appeals and grievances within areas of responsibility; administer the code of conduct, due process and student discipline.
  • Oversee special programs, such as Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS), California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs).
  • Develop and implement initiatives for new student support service programs and participate in development activities and grants including writing local, state and federal grants; determine athletic eligibility.
  • Research and prepare technical and administrative reports and studies, including submitting federal and state reports; prepare written correspondence as necessary; act as Administrator of Record for federal grants; implement applicable federal regulations.
  • Serve as a member of the president’s leadership team; establish and achieve institutional goals in accordance with the college’s educational and facilities master plan; ensure that development of short and long-term plans for all instructional programs and services occur in concert with the college’s overall direction and priority.
  • Represent student services to outside groups and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; serve as liaison for federal requirements; present at meetings related to student services; provide technical assistance as necessary.
  • Participate in the accreditation process and audit process providing documents and reports.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other district employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust, and respect.
  • Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link:

Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741–2174 to arrange for assistance.

West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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