The Santa Clarita Community College District/College of the Canyons is seeking a full-time Special Assistant to the Chancellor with the Chancellor’s Office on the Valencia Campus. The ideal candidate will share our college’s commitment to educating the more than 32,000 racially and socioeconomically diverse students we enroll each year. Currently, our student body is approximately 45.4 percent Latinx/Hispanic, 32.2 percent White, 6.3 percent Asian, 5.5 percent African-American, 4.5 percent Pacific Islander, 2 percent multi-ethnic, and less than 1 percent Native American. The college was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2015, reflecting our focus on enhancing the educational attainment and economic well-being of the community we proudly serve. As one of 20 community colleges in the state selected for the California Guided Pathways Project, we are focused on enhancing equity and implementing policies and practices that help all students achieve successful academic outcomes.
College of the Canyons is pleased to announce the following:
Special Assistant to the Chancellor
A Full-Time Classified Administrator Position
Review Date: November 5, 2019
Provides professional-level assistance to the Chancellor in his/her day-to-day leadership of the operations of the District and his/her representation of the District in the external community. Organizes, anticipates, initiates, plans, administers, and supervises all programs, functions, and operations of the Office of the Chancellor. Selects, trains, leads, and evaluates all staff assigned to the office. Coordinates events, information, and communications. Prepares a variety of written materials. Other duties as assigned.
Experience: Five years of full-time equivalent experience which would demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties that are essential to this position. Experience must be in public administration, organizational management, public relations, executive support, or a related area, and includes executive representation, supervision and performance of complex administrative tasks; and
Education: Master’s degree in Public Administration, Communications, Business, Public Relations, or a related field, from an accredited institution.
Experience: Seven years of full-time equivalent experience as defined above; and
Education: Education: Bachelor’s degree, from an accredited institution and current enrollment in a Master’s degree program in one of the disciplines listed above, from an accredited institution (Must have completed at least 50% of the coursework in the program).
A valid California (Class C or higher) driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the District’s vehicle insurance in order to travel in district and/or privately owned vehicles while engaged in official business.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
- Oral and written communication techniques.
- Developing and preparing speeches and presentations.
- Organizational systems.
- Public relations strategies and tactics.
- Research methods and report writing techniques.
- Conflict resolution strategies.
- Principles and practices of supervision and training.
- Budget preparation and control.
- Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
- Working directly with a CEO and understanding the big picture.
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Application Process: Application materials must be submitted by the end of the day in the Human Resources Offices on November 5, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to complete their application online. Please visit our website at:
If you require assistance, please call the Human Resources Office at (661)362-3427 or our TTY Line at (661)362-5178. Applicants may check the status of their application online and may expect to be notified within approximately 4-5 weeks following the review date as to the status of their application.
The Santa Clarita Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected basis under the law.
Applicants who have disabilities who need accommodation in order to complete the selection process should contact the Human Resources office directly at (661) 362-3427.