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Job ID: 146164

College of the Canyons

Date Posted Sep. 4, 2020
University College of the Canyons
Santa Clarita, CA, United States
Application Deadline Oct. 30, 2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Vice-(President/Provost/Chancellor)
    Associate Vice-(Provost/Chancellor)
  • Administration - Student Affairs

The Santa Clarita Community College District/College of the Canyons is seeking a full time Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Student Services. The ideal candidate is a leader possessing a strong grounding in academic and student services programs and a thorough understanding of the primary mission of the community college, as well as supporting 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% Latino/Hispanic, 32.2% White, 6.3% Asian, 5.5% African-American, 4.5% Pacific Islander, 2% multi-ethnic, and less than 1% 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 a 2018 and 2019 Champion of Higher Education award recipient, ranked number one in Los Angeles County during 2019 for best two-year colleges for adult learners, one of the top transfer institutions in Los Angeles County, as well 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 while fostering a culture of completion, transfer, and job preparation.
Under administrative direction of the Chief Executive Officer, the Assistant Superintendent /Vice President, Student Services / is responsible for planning, designing, organizing, implementing, and managing District-wide student services programs and services that are welcoming, efficient, and promote student success. This position provides leadership to the District Pathways efforts, student equity efforts, and endeavors that enhance the lives of our students.

The Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Student Services is expected to provide strategic direction and oversight for a wide-range of programs, activities and services within the Division of Student Services. Such services are expected to support and promote the personal and intellectual development of students, enhance student retention and persistence and enhance the overall academic community.  This Assistant Superintendent/Vice President is expected to be aware of emergent circumstances, both within the campus and in the community, and to design programs and responses that are flexible and effective. It is expected that the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President will initiate programs and partnerships that integrate academic, civic, and community life, interpreting and responding to student concerns, as well as representing students to the campus and Santa Clarita communities.
An Educational Administrator Position
Position # ACA20-338
Review Date: October 30, 2020

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(Requirements 1 and 2 must be met in order to qualify for the position):
1. Possession of a master’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university.  Doctorate or Ph.D. in educational leadership preferred.  (See our website for evaluation requirements for units and degrees earned at foreign institutions); and
2. A minimum of four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience as an upper-level administrator, managing Student Services programs at a community college or other institution of higher education. Upper-level administrative experience equivalent to a Community College District or University level Dean over multiple departments, divisions, and functions, Provost, Associate Vice President, or higher level position.

The Santa Clarita Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students.  The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The 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 may request that accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process by contacting the Human Resources office directly at (661) 362-3427.

Applicants are encouraged to complete their applications online at
If you require assistance, please call the Human Resources office at (661)362-3427 or for the hearing impaired TTY/TDD Line at (661)362-5178.  Applicants may check the status of their application online and may expect to be notified within approximately 5 weeks following the Review Date as to the status of their application.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all application materials are fully and correctly submitted. All materials submitted are for this position only and become the property of the District.  Materials will not be returned, copied or considered for other openings. Resumes may not be submitted in lieu of the official application form.

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