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Vice President, Student Services
Kern Community College District

  • Dec. 26, 2017
  • Vice President, Student Services
  • n/a
  • Kern Community College District
    Porterville, CA
    United States
  • 1/31/2018
  • Available immediately
  • Vice-(President/Provost/Chancellor)
  • Administration - Student Affairs
    Administration - Student Affairs
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Vice President, Student Services

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 02269

Posting Date: 12/21/2017

Initial Screening Date: 01/31/2018

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Management


Work Week: 40 hours per week, 12 month position

Minimum Salary: $134,787.12 annually

Maximum Salary: $176,852.38 annual (Maximum entry level $141,610.72)


Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance coverage; long-term disability insurance, and an employee assistance program (EAP).

In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
  • Flex 125
  • AFLAC Policy
  • Supplemental voluntary life insurance
  • 403b Tax Shelter Annuity

All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date. Employees are covered under the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) and are vested 100% after five years of full time service.

College/Site: Porterville College

Location: PC-Main Campus

Basic Function:

The Vice President, Student Services, reports directly to the President of the College and is the chief student services administrator, provides direction for Student Services for the college, manages and supervises the staff and operation of the Student Services divisions or departments. Serves as the 504 Compliance Officer.

Education and Experience:

  • Masters Degree from an accredited college or university; AND
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience that includes supervision of multiple student service programs; AND
  • A demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconmic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities:

1. Provides leadership and supervises the planning, organizing, and coordination of the Student Services Division while achieving the institutional goals and objectives, and ensuring that academic support services are provided to students to achieve educational success.
2. Provides administrative supervision to the Student Services management staff.
3. Directs the core departments of Counseling, Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, Student Affairs, and special programs; oversees the development and evaluation of policies and procedures for these areas.
4. Identify the needs of the service area and students to enhance a supportive learning environment.
5. Systematically assess student support services using student learning outcomes and other appropriate measures in order to improve the effectiveness of these services.
6. Assess the student services needs of the local communities.
7. Develops and implements an appropriate plan for support services.
8. Oversee a complex budget requiring coordination of categorical, general funds, and foundation resources.
9. Ensures all Student Services departments operate in compliance with Title 5 regulations, the Education Code, and federal statutes.
10. Develops, monitors, and evaluates Colleges Student Equity Plan.
11. Functions as 504 Compliance Officer.
12. Member of Presidents Cabinet and serves on College and District committees.
13. Performs other duties as assigned. Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to work as part of a management team dedicated to collaboration and the college goal of integrating instruction and student services as a way to create and maintain a supportive student-learning environment.
Ability to exercise group leadership skills, which emphasize collaboration, consensus building, conflict resolution, and problem solving.
Knowledge of the mission of the California Community Colleges.
Knowledge of theories of student development as they relate to the adult learner, understanding of organizational systems and their contribution to student success.
Ability to interpret state and federal laws to the campus population; effective oral and written communication with students, staff, and the community.
Ability to make informed decisions using data from the districts integrated system of record.
Ability to work harmoniously with the Vice President, Academic Affairs, and other appropriate staff in support of the student services and instructional programs.

Salary Grade: L

Special Instructions to Applicants:

First Review of Applications:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on January 31, 2018 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of six (6) professional references Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Recruitment Status (tentative):
  • Application Screening: TBD
  • Interviews: TBD

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.


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