Vice President of Student Services - Mira Costa College in Oceanside California

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Mira Costa College

Oceanside , California 92056

United States


Detailed Job Description

Vice President of Student Services

MiraCosta College

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Discipline or Department: Student Services

Position Type: Administrator

Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary:

Working Hours:

Basic Function and Other Details:

MiraCosta Community College District in coastal, north San Diego County, California, invites applications for the position of Vice President of Student Services (Chief Student Services Officer) to begin July 1, 2016. The position is open until filled. The submission deadline for the first screening of applications is Friday, February 5, 2016.


Under the general direction of the Superintendent/President, the Vice President is responsible for the effective and equitable delivery of student services and support to ensure student success. Areas of responsibility include: Admissions and Records, Counseling, Disabled Students Programs and Services, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services, Financial Aid, Health Services, Institute for International Perspectives, Intercollegiate and Intramural Athletics, College Police, Service Learning, School Relations and Diversity Outreach, Student Activities and Government, Student Equity, Testing Services, Veterans Services, Transfer, Student Conduct, and grant funded programs. The Vice President ensures compliance with applicable policies, local, state and federal regulations, and works collaboratively with the Superintendent/President and Vice Presidents in providing executive leadership for the district.


MiraCosta College seeks a student-centered, dynamic leader who exemplifies:

Integrity -- Well-developed ethics and core values congruent with actions; responsibility and candor in actions; good will and humor.

Intellect -- Cognition, expertise and curiosity to work at a high level of accomplishment, continually developing skills; administrative acumen, judiciousness, and efficiency.

Interpersonal Skills and Abilities -- Tact, diplomacy, and human understanding; flexibility to lead or to follow, to collaborate or to support, depending on the needs of the college; and ability to build constructive and effective relationships.

Commitment to Diversity -- Encourage and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Commitment to Innovation -- Creative and strategic vision that considers current and future trends in education, technology, and workforce training.

Vision -- A clear vision of the role of community colleges, along with the ability to inspire others to achieve that vision.

Representative Duties:

(E = essential job function)

1. Provide leadership in hiring, supervising, and evaluating faculty, staff, and administrators. (E)

2. Develop, interpret and administer district policies on student services including student rights and responsibilities and due process. Evaluate and recommend revision of district policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. (E)

3. Supervise the District's student success and equity efforts in cooperation with the college community. (E)

4. Responsible for ensuring appropriate processes related to student conduct, student grievance, and due process; coordinate and facilitate the resolution of student, instructor, and staff conflicts, complaints, and grievances, including student-related Title IX issues. (E)

5. In conjunction with the Dean of Academic Information Services, evaluate and deploy technology solutions that improve, strengthen and streamline business processes and procedures in Student Services.

6. Supervise the college's intercollegiate athletics and intramural programs and services. (E)

7. Oversee College Police Department to include campus safety and parking. (E)

8. Promote and facilitate professional development for academic and classified personnel in the division.

9. Oversee student services program review. (E)

10. Collaborate with college leadership and constituents to ensure that accreditation standards are met. (E)

11. Supervise and administer the student services division budget. (E)

12. Oversee and direct the college graduation program; and supervise academic awards and honors for all students. (E)

13. Recommend expansion, modification, and utilization of student services facilities. (E)

14. Manage data collection and analysis for effective planning of student support programs. (E)

15. Interface with the Vice President of Instructional Services and the Vice President of Business and Administrative Services to articulate student support priorities. (E)

16. Oversee preparation of annual reports required by local, state and federal agencies; respond to surveys from a variety of sources dealing with professional and institutional issues, and collect data for several purposes as needed. (E)

17. Demonstrate effective interpersonal and written communication skills, including mediation, conflict resolution, and cultural competency. (E)

18. Provide leadership and support for the district's planning and research efforts in collaboration with the Office of Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness.

Type of Benefits:

MiraCosta College offers competitive compensation commensurate with the successful candidate's background and experience. To view the salary schedule for vice presidents at MiraCosta College, go to

The benefits package includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; and other optional coverages. This position is also covered under the California State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS).

Minimum Qualifications:

To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

- A master's degree from an accredited institution.

- One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the vice president's administrative assignment.

- Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the cultural, developmental, socioeconomic, ethnic, disability, and academic diversity of community college students, faculty, and staff.

Desirable Qualifications:

- An earned doctorate from an accredited institution.

- At least three years of experience as a Chief Student Services Officer.

- Community college administrative experience.

- Knowledge of and experience with federal regulations, Title 5 regulations, California Education Code, California regulatory agencies, accreditation, and collective bargaining.

Licenses and Other Requirements:

Closing Date:

First Screening Date: Open until filled; submission deadline for first screening of applications is Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.

Human Resources Contact Information: or 760.795.6854

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must be submitted online at

Complete application packets submitted through the online system by Friday, February 5, 2016, will be included in the first screening. Additional applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

In order to be considered for this position, the following must be submitted:

1. The district administrator application. References will not be contacted unless you are under consideration as a finalist.

2. A letter of application addressed to the members of the screening and interview committee addressing the leadership qualities and desirable qualifications outlined in this job posting. (Up to 5 pages in length)

3. A concise statement of your administrative and educational leadership philosophy. (Attach it to the "Other Document" link.)

4. A current CV or resume of professional experience, educational achievement, and community involvement.

5. Transcripts from all higher education institutions. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable but must indicate that your degree(s) has been conferred, if applicable. Foreign transcripts must be accompanied by a detailed evaluation by a formal evaluation agency.

NOTE: Please do not submit additional materials, including letters of recommendation. They will not be reviewed.

Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone. Those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail. A limited number of applicants will be invited to the college for an initial interview. Initial interviews with the screening and interview committee are expected to be conducted in early April and will include a committee interview, as well as possible oral presentation and written exercise. The screening and interview committee will forward finalists' names to the Superintendent/President for further consideration and a final interview.

Candidates will cover travel expenses for the initial interview with the screening and interview committee. Finalists may be reimbursed for travel expenses up to $500 for their return trip to the college.

The offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense, 2) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance, 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States, 4) fingerprint clearance, and 5) a formal credit check.

Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the process should contact Human Resources at least five days prior to the first screening date.

All inquiries, nominations, and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

About MiraCosta College

The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 112 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, and parts of Carmel Valley.

MiraCosta offers associate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.

The district consists of three campus sites and a robust online education program.  The Oceanside Campus, serving about 12,000 credit students, has been located since 1964 on a panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains.  The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, on 48 acres below the bluffs overlooking the San Elijo Lagoon Reserve.  The San Elijo Campus opened in September 1988, and now attracts about 3,000 credit students.  The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 4,000 students in the college's noncredit classes including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes as well as some college credit classes.

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Keyword Phrases

  • Student Services
  • Vice President of Student Services
  • Human Resources
  • Academic Vice Presidents & Provosts
  • Student Affairs and Services
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 1 years
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume