Interim Director of Student Equity & Success - West Valley-Mission Community College District in Santa Clara California

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West Valley-Mission Community College District

Santa Clara, California


United States
(FY15/16-105FT)

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Detailed Job Description

The Division of Student Services is seeking a talented leader to fill the position of Interim Director of Student Equity & Success.

Mission College is located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Our staff and faculty are among the most qualified in the state and our students appreciate the college for its friendly staff and supportive atmosphere.

Under direction of the Vice President, Student Services, provide leadership and direction in assigned student services functions. Plan, organize, administer and direct the operations and activities of assigned services for students in accordance with District policies, educational goals and objectives, and legal requirements; and train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.

The primary responsibility of this position is the coordination and delivery of support services and programs, relating to the academic, personal, and social needs of students from culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds. An important secondary aspect of this position is working with the entire college community in heightening an increased awareness and appreciation of cultural, social, and ethnic differences. The position will provide leadership to student services and serve as one of the college’s primary leaders in implementing changes that support diversity and social justice issues; assesses programmatic needs in collaboration with college constituents; and provides leadership that fosters a supportive and inclusive environment for all students, faculty, and staff through programming efforts, trainings, mentoring, and advocacy. This position also plays an active role in the recruitment and retention of students as related to the college student equity goals.

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.

Assignment

100% of full time, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year, with anticipated start date of August 28, 2015. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This interim position is grant-funded and funding extends through August 26, 2016.

Work Location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Education – Master’s degree;
AND

2. Experience – One year of formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment;
AND

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

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge and Abilities

Demonstrated Knowledge of:

  • Excellent organizational, planning, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The principles in effectively interacting with diverse students, staff, faculty and administration.
  • Campus and community-based resources to assist students.
  • Current research and best practices in retention and student success.
  • Advising diverse populations.
  • Effectively facilitating the development of institutional prompts focusing on student equity.

Demonstrated Ability to:

  • Envision, develop and maintain short and long term strategic diversity initiatives.
  • Effectively supervise and evaluate staff.
  • Organize, plan, communicate and utilize appropriate interpersonal communication skills.
  • Interact effectively with students, staff, faculty and administration.
  • Motivate staff, students, faculty, and administrators to promote a campus culture supportive of student equity and inclusion.
  • Develop and effective strategies in student outreach and retention of diverse student populations.
  • Implement institutional student equity strategies.

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.

  • Oversee the Student Equity & Success program.
  • Assess the student service needs and implement appropriate student support programs in concert with Instructional Services to provide continuous improvement.
  • Assess and monitor the academic achievement and retention rates of various cohorts such as Puente, Success and First Year Experience, student athletes, developing new programs and strengthening existing programs to respond to their academic needs and leadership development skills.
  • Collaborate with the Office of Admissions and Outreach regarding recruitment of students of color and serve as a resource when prospective multicultural students visit the campus.
  • Advise minority student organizations; work closely with the groups to develop celebrations on campus that engage entire campus community in multicultural events.
  • Collaborate with departments and career programs to enhance recruitment and retention of under-represented students.
  • Collaborate with counseling staff and counselors in identifying gaps in services and develop appropriate strategies to address these gaps.
  • Prepare and monitor, in collaboration with appropriate faculty coordinators and the Vice President, Student Services, budgets for areas of responsibility.
  • Represent the college/district on appropriate campus and external committees.
  • Promote professional development opportunities for faculty and staff.
  • Assist the Vice President and appropriate individuals in regularly reviewing and revising the Student Success and Student Equity Plans.
  • Provide reports of progress to cabinet and other groups such as Student Services Council and Academic and Classified Senates.
  • Optimize efficient and effective delivery of services to students across all areas of this position’s responsibility and through acknowledgement of the areas’ defined SLO data.
  • Attend appropriate state and/or federal training for programs under area of responsibility.
  • Develop and present appropriate training to faculty, staff and administrators
  • Provide leadership, direction and coordination for enrollment development and student retention to assure maximum student access, progress, and success. This includes the continuous improvement and development of outreach/school relations, financial aid, orientation, assessment, admissions, counseling, student health and student life programs, transfer and career attainment services.
  • Assist in the development of student equity policies and administrative procedures.
  • Direct and oversee a complex student services budget, requiring coordination of categorical and District funds. Maintain compliance with Federal, State and local regulations, including District policies and procedures and insure submission of timely reports.
  • Assist the college in identifying funding opportunities and other resources to help meet the needs of diverse students.
  • Supervise and evaluate staff.
  • Work cooperatively as a member of the management staff of the College and District toward the achievement of its goals and objectives.
  • Provide leadership consistent with the mission and function of the College and District.
  • Recommend and implement techniques to improve department policies and practices, increase efficiency, take advantage of opportunities and maintain state-of-the-art practices, keeping abreast of current trends and practices in the field.
  • Maintain effective public relations with the larger community.
  • Assure smooth operations within the areas of responsibility.
  • React to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.
  • Immediately report known or likely fraud, illegal acts, violation of provisions of contracts for grant agreements to the appropriate parties.
  • Prepare and administer annual budgets for assigned area; review and approve expenditures according to established District policies and procedures.
  • Participate in preparation of state and federal grant applications.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities

Demonstrated Knowledge of:

  • Excellent organizational, planning, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The principles in effectively interacting with diverse students, staff, faculty and administration.
  • Campus and community-based resources to assist students.
  • Current research and best practices in retention and student success.
  • Advising diverse populations.
  • Effectively facilitating the development of institutional prompts focusing on student equity.

Demonstrated Ability to:

  • Envision, develop and maintain short and long term strategic diversity initiatives.
  • Effectively supervise and evaluate staff.
  • Organize, plan, communicate and utilize appropriate interpersonal communication skills.
  • Interact effectively with students, staff, faculty and administration.
  • Motivate staff, students, faculty, and administrators to promote a campus culture supportive of student equity and inclusion.
  • Develop and effective strategies in student outreach and retention of diverse student populations.
  • Implement institutional student equity strategies.

Salary and Benefits

  • Anticipated Hiring Salary: $9,013 monthly (Administrative Salary Schedule, Range 13, Step A).
  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse and/or dependents.
  • 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.
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
  • CalSTRS retirement.
West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keyword Phrases

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  • 2 Silicon Valley locations
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  • empowering diverse human capital
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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
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