Director of Student Development - West Valley-Mission Community College District in Saratoga California

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West Valley-Mission Community College District

Saratoga, California

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Division of Student Services at West Valley College is seeking a talented leader to fill the position of Director of Student Development.

West Valley College, though just minutes from the heart of the Silicon Valley, is in a beautiful park-like setting on 143 wooded acres. This physical environment enhances the existing warm and inviting collegiate learning environment.

Under direction of a Student Services administrator, plan, organize, coordinate and direct activities and programs which promote student development and success; coordinate and oversee student activities; facilitate collaboration, innovation, and creativity among students, faculty, and staff and administration to ensure that student groups and organizations comply with District policy and state and federal regulations; maintain the operations of a comprehensive Campus Center program and facility.

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.


100% of full time, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year, with anticipated start date of November 19, 2014. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This position is a member of the Supervisors Unit.

Work Location: West Valley College, Saratoga, CA.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination equivalent to:
1. Education – Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in education, counseling, recreation or related field;

2. Experience – Two years experience in organizing and coordinating large-scale social, cultural or instructional activities;

3. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in psychology, counseling or education
  • Facilities oversight including rental management experience
  • Experience working with student government, student veterans and learning communities.
  • Possess strong team building skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Experience implementing innovative programs.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required for the position.

  • Direct, supervise and evaluate the activities, programs and services of the Student Activities Office and the Campus Center; develop and implement appropriate methods and procedures to provide comprehensive social, cultural and instructional activities and services for students.
  • In coordination and consultation with the Vice President of Student Services, develop and coordinate early intervention and retention strategies related to student conduct, grievance and disciplinary processes; assist the Vice President of Student Services with various disciplinary and student grievance processes, including conducting initial and follow-up communications with students and faculty, and collecting appropriate documents.
  • Lead and coordinate service learning and volunteerism initiatives in conjunction with instructional and student support programs.
  • In coordination and consultation with the Vice President of Student Services and the Dean of Instruction and Student Success, direct and coordinate retention strategies related to student development including transition workshops and leadership development activities; work collaboratively with counseling, other departments and matriculation services across the campus to ensure effective implementation of defined student success strategies and objectives.
  • Develop and provide a variety of program support for student Veterans and dependents including development of the Veteran’s Resources Center, services and programs; collaborate in development of grants and initiatives to support student Veteran’s success.
  • Serve as liaison for student services SLO (Student Learning Outcomes) initiatives; in collaboration with the college SLO team, provide leadership and development for SLO assessment and feedback model needed for program review, accreditation, and program development.
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of the Campus Center staff as well as train and evaluate performance; delegate and review assignments and projects; evaluate work products and results; establish and monitor timelines and prioritize work.
  • Prepare, administer, and monitor annual program and Campus Center budgets; authorize other fund expenditures, receipts and disbursements according to District policies and applicable regulations.
  • Ensure that Student Government and various student groups receive effective advising, guidance and leadership development opportunities; oversee and assist in developing a wide variety of activities, events and programs designed for the social, cultural and educational development of students.
  • Provide leadership seminars, training and workshops for various student government organizations as well as other student groups and organizations.
  • Develop, direct and evaluate student activities, student engagement, and program operations through timely surveys and feedback strategies; compile and analyze data for program improvement related to student participation, engagement, and student success.
  • Develop organizational work processes which facilitate attainment of established program goals and objectives.
  • Coordinate program activities with other student services functions and instructional programs; provide technical expertise and input concerning student activities; recruit and assist faculty sponsors for events, activities, and advising of student clubs.
  • Prepare and administer the disbursement of Student Government funds and fees; authorize expenditures of Student Government monies; and assist with the preparation and development of Student Government budgets in accordance with District policies and applicable regulations.
  • Develop, manage and evaluate student activities and services; enforce rules and regulations in accordance with appropriate District policies which include the Student Rights and Responsibilities; Time, Place, and Manner; and Student Conduct Code.
  • Advocate for effective student representation at college and District participatory governance groups and initiatives administration and at Student Government conferences; communicate with other Student Services program personnel, college/District administrators and support personnel, faculty and others to coordinate student activities and programs.
  • Coordinate program activities with other Student Services functions and instructional programs; provide technical expertise and input concerning student activities.
  • Establish a campus information and service center in the Campus Center; coordinate appropriate communication strategies regarding events and student/campus participation.
  • Oversee the use or rental of the Campus Center facility and grounds; ensure that proposed usage conforms to established policies and provide support services as needed. Direct and develop program to enhance Campus Center revenue through facility rental initiatives.
  • Lead and coordinate major student events such as graduation, scholarship ceremony and other extra-curricular activities.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the regulations, policies and eligibility requirements for specific student activities and related programs and services.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • District policies and State and federal laws and regulations concerning student government and other student organizations on a community college campus.
  • Program development, organization, implementation and evaluation skills including student survey methodologies.
  • Needs, interests, and development of community college students.
  • Leadership, counseling, mentoring and communication skills appropriate for a diverse community college environment.
  • District and college organization, operations and objectives.
  • Principles of management, leadership, supervision and training.
  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and diplomacy.
  • Budget preparation and administration.
  • Effective use of technology relevant to assignment.
  • Planning and organizational skills.

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, coordinate and direct the student activities programs and services.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate the delivery of a variety of social, cultural and educational activities supporting student development and success.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and assistance to various student groups and organizations including student government.
  • Plan, organize, coordinate and execute large and small student and campus functions.
  • Work effectively with other administrators to achieve common goals.
  • Train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.
  • Prepare and administer complex budgets for assigned program areas.
  • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Prepare oral and written reports, recommendations and evaluations.
  • Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socioeconomic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy.

Salary and Benefits

  • Anticipated Hiring Range: $6,182–$6,814 (monthly); with a maximum earnable monthly of $8,284.
  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents, to include domestic partner.
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
  • Voluntary 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.
  • Educational growth incentive program from $35 to $175 monthly.
  • $500 longevity award annually after 15 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 20 years of service.
  • CalPERS retirement.
  • Position is union affiliated with required dues.

Application Information


  • Interested applicants must submit online all materials requested, including: (1) A completed online West Valley-Mission Community College District application; (2) Resume; (3) Transcripts – (unofficial or official copies) for stated degrees having the degree confer/award dates circled. Official transcripts will be required prior to employment start date should the position be offered; (4) Cover letter and/or reference list, if requested; and (5) Any requested licenses or certificates, if applicable.
  • All sections of the online application, including Education and Educational Work History, must be completed thoroughly.
  • Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Do NOT send unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will not be used for consideration of employment.
  • The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.


  • If a minimum requirement is possession of a degree, then a copy of transcripts is required to be included with your application to verify the degree being awarded. If no transcripts are included, the application may be screened as not meeting minimum requirements.
  • Degrees must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Candidates with degrees earned outside of the United States must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course of the transcripts) and must be submitted with this online application.
  • If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at an office supply or copy store; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application.
  • Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

For assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Attn: Recruitment
14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: (408) 741-2174 Fax: (408) 867-9059

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

Keyword Phrases

  • Director of Student Development
  • 2 Silicon Valley locations
  • student-centered learning environment
  • empowering diverse human capital
  • Student Affairs and Services
  • Student Activities
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume