Vice President for Student Services - Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey California

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Monterey Peninsula College

Monterey, California 93940

United States


Detailed Job Description

MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE invites applications for the position of:

Vice President for Student Services

SALARY: See Position Description
OPENING DATE: Wed. 02/12/14 12:00 AM Pacific Time
CLOSING DATE: Sat. 04/12/14 5:00 PM Pacific Time

The Vice President for Student Services is the chief student services officer of the Monterey Peninsula Community College District and reports directly to the Superintendent/President.  She/he works collaboratively with the Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs and Administrative Services as a member of the College’s senior leadership team, and provides leadership, vision, and administrative management for student-focused services and programs throughout the District. The Vice President is responsible for providing leadership and oversight in strategic planning, resource planning, enrollment planning and institutional effectiveness to implement changes resulting in increase efficiency, effectiveness and quality of district services.  The Vice President is responsible for the overall design, organization, delivery, supervision, evaluation, and management of enrollment services, student success programs and student support services, including:
• Academic Support Center
• Behavioral Assessment Response Team
• Child Development Center
• Matriculation/ Student Success
• Student Government
• Admissions and Records
• Bookstore and Food Service (contracted services)
• Counseling
• Outreach
• Student Health Services
• Articulation
• International Students
• Student Activities & campus life
• Supportive Services
• Assessment
• Student Discipline
• Athletics
• Career/Transfer Resource Center
• Job Center
• Student Financial Services
• Veterans Affairs

The Vice President may be assigned additional responsibilities as part of the senior management team.

Example of Duties:
• Serves as the primary lead in the campus-wide effort to streamline processes, improve efficiency, and reduce barriers to student success. Collaborates with the campus community and outside consultants to develop and execute plans for improvement.
• Collaborates with and supervises administrators and managers; leads planning, policy, program development, and budget and resource allocation prioritization efforts.
• Uses data and metrics to provide leadership in enrollment management, aligning course offerings and student services with student demand.
• Provides leadership in strategic planning for all student services areas.
• Maintains current knowledge of developments, innovations and educational trends as they pertain to student services philosophy and best practices; recommends and implements changes to maintain relevance of services and programs to best meet student needs.
• Ensures timely and accurate governmental reporting and compliance with state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to student services.
• Plans, implements and evaluates activities, such as process analysis, to ensure programs and services are regularly assessed for evidence of student learning outcomes.
• Provides for meaningful faculty and staff development activities.
• Participates in and provides leadership to shared governance processes.
• Manages the College’s student discipline program including investigation, resolution and due process procedures in accordance with District policies.
• Maintains positive student-focused relationships with the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), educational institutions and other leaders in the College’s service area.
• Oversees the coordination of the Educational Master Plan relating to Student Services, focusing on student success.
• Supervises employees, including selection, training and evaluation.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Possession of a Master's degree
• A California Community College Administrator Credential (valid for life).
• The equivalent. To select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, Monterey Peninsula College recognizes that candidates may have attained expertise through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments may be judged by the District as equivalent to the above qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to obtain and complete an equivalency application from the MPC Employment Webpage and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications.
• One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment.
• Commitment to community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests.

• Significant administrative leadership experience in and knowledge of student services at a community college.
• Full-time experience in a program or programs in Student Services in post-secondary education, or an equivalent combination, which indicates possession of the knowledge and skills required.
• Demonstrated effectiveness in shared governance, team building and collaborative decision making within and across divisions and departments.
• Strong understanding of accreditation processes.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Experience in program development and planning.
• Experience overseeing the development and management of multiple, complex budgets.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent problem-solving skills.
The successful candidate will possess the ability to:
• Provide strong leadership and direction in the development, implementation, interpretation, and evaluation of student services to ensure that current, balanced, and innovative programs, activities, and opportunities are available for students which support a successful academic experience.
• Facilitate a culture that fosters innovation and creativity.
• Promote professional staff development.
• Inspire, organize, and support constituent group efforts to achieve goals set forth by the District.
• Work collaboratively with other administrators and staff in the planning, implementation, and strengthening strategies to recruit and retain a student body which reflects the diversity of the community.
• Ensure all accreditation standards dealing with Student Services are met successfully.
Work Schedule / Supplemental Information:

$126,576 (step 1) to $143,304 (step 5) + expense allowance, annually. Initial salary placement will be commensurate with background, experience and internal equity. Applicants should reasonably expect an initial placement between steps 1-3. In addition, a qualified incumbent can earn a doctoral stipend of $2,844. The District provides an expense allowance of $400 per month and an excellent fringe benefit package, including paid medical and dental coverage for employees and dependents. Vision plan, life insurance and income protection plan benefits provided for the employee only. Retirement is the State Teachers’ Retirement System.
To guarantee consideration, applications must be received no later than Monday, August 19, 2013 @ 5pm. Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.
To be considered for review, applicants must submit the following application materials:
1. Complete all required fields of the online District Application including the Diversity Statement and Supplemental Questions; AND
2. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of the Desired Professional Qualities and Abilities listed above and why you are interested in this position (3 page limit); AND
3. Attach a .doc, .docx or a .pdf of your résumé or curriculum vitae including relevant educational preparation and professional experience; AND
4. Attach .pdf files of your transcripts from accredited colleges of Bachelor’s degree and all advanced degrees and coursework (official transcripts will be required at the time of hire). Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers ( at the applicant’s expense.
5. Three (3) current letters of recommendations from individuals who have knowledge of your ability to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of this position. AND
6. ESSAY:  A written response to the following (no more than 3 pages total):  What do you feel are the current “best practices” in the design of a comprehensive student services program at the community college level? Please describe at least one “best practice” that you have implemented. What leadership qualities did you use in meeting the challenges of establishing the practice? How did you assess the impact, positively and/or negatively, on students?

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Keyword Phrases

  • Student
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 1 years
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Best if Apply By 4/12/2014