Vice President of Administrative 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 of Administrative Services

SALARY: See Position Description
OPENING DATE: Thu. 02/13/14 12:00 AM Pacific Time
CLOSING DATE: Wed. 04/16/14 5:00 PM Pacific Time

The Vice President for Administrative Services is the chief business officer of the district and reports directly to the Superintendent/President. She/he works collaboratively with the Vice Presidents for Student Services and Academic Affairs as a member of the College’s senior management team, and provides leadership, vision, and administrative management for administrative support services at the district, including fiscal services, facilities maintenance and construction, information systems, risk management, collective bargaining, campus safety, and security.  The Vice President may be assigned additional responsibilities as part of the senior management team.  

Example of Duties:
• Formulates, initiates, develops and implements operational policies and procedures for the District in all areas of administrative responsibility.
• Provides stewardship over the District’s assets by safeguarding the fiscal integrity of the District.
• Provides long-range financial planning to increase revenue, improve revenue projections and encourage efficient use of resources.
• Coordinates the preparation of and exercises financial control over the District budget.
• Provides for annual audit of funds and operations of the District and facilitates implementation of audit recommendations.
• Manages the District’s comprehensive employee insurance programs including the self-funded medical program.
• Monitors and coordinates the District’s risk management programs.
• Represents the District in the management of joint powers agreements.
• Provides coordination of campus safety and ensures compliance with OSHA and EPA regulations.
• Develops and administers contracts; exercises financial oversight of the bookstore and food service contractors.
• Works closely with the Superintendent / President to develop partnerships that generate revenue and are in alignment with MPC’s mission.
• Oversees management and coordination of all construction and renovation projects.
• Oversees matters related to the acquisition and maintenance of property and buildings.
• Serves as the District’s chief negotiator and/or as a bargaining team member for collective bargaining as assigned.
• Oversees campus security operations.
• Efficient processes in functional areas.
• Strategic partner to Superintendent/President providing expert advice and information to make informed decisions for the college’s future.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Possession of a master’s degree AND one year of formal training, internship or leadership experience related to the administrative assignment  OR
• Possession of a Certified Public Accountant License (CPA), valid in the state of California OR
• Possession of a California Community College Administrative or Supervisory Credential authorizing service in this position OR
• the equivalent.
• 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.

• Master’s degree or higher in finance, accounting, or business administration, or a Master’s degree in public administration or related field with a specialization in finance, accounting or business administration or a Certified Public Accounting License.
• Successful administrative/management experience in education, preferably in community colleges.
• Demonstrated leadership abilities and effectiveness as an administrative services manager.
• Ability to establish cooperative communication with elected boards, staff, students and the community.
• Ability to interpret and apply laws, codes and regulations applicable to education, preferably in a community college setting.
• Demonstrated effectiveness working in a shared governance environment.
• Demonstrated effectiveness in working with bargaining units in a non-adversarial manner.
• Knowledge of principles and practices of California school budgeting, accounting and auditing, particularly related to community colleges.
• Knowledge of current principles and practices related to fulfillment of all specified responsibilities.

Work Schedule / Supplemental Information:
Annual salary $126,576 (step 1) to $143,304 (step 5) + 5% negotation stipend, if assigned. Initial salary placement will be commensurate with background, experience, and internal equity. Applicants should reasonably expect an intial 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. Classified administrators are hired by contract and retirement is under the CalPERS system.
Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements.  Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval.  All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis and proof of eligibility to work in the United States.  Employees must submit fingerprints for California Department of Justice clearance.
To be considered for review, applicants must submit the following online application materials:
• Completed online District Application including the Diversity Statement and Supplemental Questions;
• A Cover letter addressing the listed desirable qualifications and personal and professional qualities (attached as a .pdf);
• Résumé or Curriculum Vitae (attached as a .pdf);
• Transcripts from accredited colleges of Bachelor’s degree and all advanced degrees and coursework (attached as a .pdf).  Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers ( at the applicant’s expense;
• Three (3) current letters of professional recommendation specific to your application. One of these letters must be from a recent (current or former), immediate supervisor (attached as separate .pdf files; one per letter);
• ESSAY -(attached as a .pdf)
Our leadership is beginning to implement structural changes to the college to ensure our long term financial stability.  Describe your role in this process and how you would approach the job to ensure our successful transition through these difficult times toward the path of economic security. (Limited to 2 pages)

To apply for this position, please go to and click on the link for “Full Time Faculty and Administrator Positions” there you will find the listing for this position. Click on the job title for full details about the position. Additionally you will see an “apply” button on the right hand side.
You will be required to create a user account. If you already have a user account with another NeoGov employer, you will be able to use your existing account log-in information. Please complete all the required components of the application including uploading of your transcripts and various other documents. Only fully completed applications will be considered.
Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Additional documents that were not requested, will NOT be forwarded to the committee. Failure to follow the directions listed above may result in your disqualification.
For questions regarding this recruitment or problems applying online, please contact:
Kali F. Viker, M.S.
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA  93940
Telephone: (831) 646-3038
Text Teletype: (831) 645-1319
There is also a Frequent Asked Questions webpage which is highly recommended that you read prior to beginning the online application process.
Applicants selected for interview will be notified by phone approximately April 28th.  All other applicants will be notified by mail at the conclusion of the process.  Initial interviews are tentatively scheduled the week of May 19th, with selected finalists invited to final interviews and public forums the week of June 9th.  Board approval of the selected candidate is anticipated on June 25th, with an estimated start date of August 21, 2014. Positions are subject to adequate funding and MPC reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time. MPC regrets that relocation assistance is not available.
Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval.  Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements.  All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Monterey Peninsula College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.


Keyword Phrases

  • Administrative
  • Vice President
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
Best if Apply By 4/16/2014