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Vice Chancellor Student Affairs

Vice Chancellor Student Affairs


The Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs reports to the Chancellor, works collaboratively with other Vice Chancellors at City College of San Francisco, and serves as the chief student affairs officer of the District responsible for providing leadership, vision, and direction for the student services functions and programs necessary to ensure student success and education goal attainment.

The Vice Chancellor is responsible for ensuring effectiveness, efficiency, and equity in planning, developing, scheduling, and evaluating services, programs, and course offerings by student services departments; and serves as the primary contact for local, state, and federal agencies in matters pertaining to Student Affairs. The Vice Chancellor provides leadership and supervision of administrators and staff working in the following Student Affairs areas serving credit and noncredit students at all District locations:

Including but not limited to:

Student Success & Equity
- Counseling Services
- Multicultural Retention Services
- Disabled Students Programs & Services
- Puente
- Completion Center

Admissions and Records & Assessment
- Admissions and Records
- Assessment Center

Financial Aid Services & Special Programs
- Extended Opportunity Programs & Services
- CalWORKs
- Veterans Services
- HARTS and Guardian Scholars
- Scholarship Program

Student Engagement & Wellness
- Student Health Services
- Student Activities
- Student Resource Centers & Clubs
- Student Conduct & Discipline
- Commencement

Outreach & High School Partnerships
- Outreach
- Bridge to Success
- Metro Transfer Academy
- Dual Enrollment

Job Duties
1. Designs, develops, directs, coordinates, evaluates, and ensures accountability of the operational activities related to Student Affairs areas listed in the Position Description.

2. Assesses and responds to the needs of students and provides direction and leadership in the development of policies and procedures in all areas of student development to maintain quality service to students.

3. Leads student services and programs in addressing issues related to accreditation and develops a process for the ongoing and systematic review and enhancement of programs related to maintaining a positive accreditation status.

4. Provides leadership and vision for diversity initiatives and policies focused on closing achievement gaps, increasing opportunities for retention, and promoting academic and career success for educationally disadvantaged students.

5. Develops and implements approved plans and policies to facilitate and improve the operations and programs of Student Affairs.

6. Administers the review and evaluation of the Student Affairs programs within the Student Affairs Division and makes appropriate recommendations for change or improvement.

7. Coordinates the development of annual goals and objectives and program review for Student Affairs and monitors the progress of approved goals and objectives.

8. Provides leadership for the preparation, monitoring, and accounting for all budgetary matters in the Vice Chancellor’s area of responsibility.

9. Ensures compliance with all federal and state regulations and Education Code requirements for all Student Affairs programs.

10. Provides professional leadership in recruiting, maintaining, and supporting professional growth and development for all staff members in the Student Affairs area.

11. Recommends all personnel transactions for staff in the Vice Chancellor’s area of responsibility.

12. Directs, trains, and evaluates managers, faculty, and staff in the Student Affairs division to provide a high quality of services to students.

13. Oversees and coordinates the continued development, assessment and analysis of all student learning outcomes research and activities in the Student Affairs departments and programs. Ensures student learning outcomes are integrated with divisional planning and aligned with the program review process.

14. Represents the College in state-level activities related to Student Affairs operations.

15. Establishes, develops, and maintains positive working relationships and partnerships with area K-8 schools, high schools, colleges, universities, and appropriate community-based organizations and agencies.

16. Oversees the effort to promote effective processes for student advocacy, crisis intervention, and student discipline.

17. Attends Board of Trustees’ meetings; makes presentations and submits reports and action items related to areas of responsibility.

18. Communicates Board of Trustees’ decisions, policies, and actions and supervises the implementation of these with other administrative staff in Student Affairs.

19. Participates in the College/District strategic planning process and coordinates budget planning for Student Affairs programs, services, and facilities.

20. Participates collegially on CCSF Participatory Governance committees.

21. Establishes a productive working relationship with College constituencies and participatory governance groups facilitating effective delivery of programs and services in meeting the needs of students.

22. Develops and maintains effective working relationships with other administrators and coordinates communication and activities with their divisions.

23. Leads and supervises the activities of the College’s Commencement Committee.

24. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Chancellor.

Minimum Qualifications
1. An earned master’s degree or other equivalent advanced degree from an accredited institution.

2. A minimum of five (5) years of progressive administrative experience in Student Affairs, or a related field preferably in the California Community College system.

3. Demonstrated sensitivity to and experience in working with people from diverse racial, ethnic, disabled, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

[If you would like to claim equivalency, the Administrative Equivalency Application Form is available on the left side margin. This form will be considered as part of the application materials and must be submitted on or before the filing deadline as indicated on the job posting.]

Desirable Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

1. Demonstrated successful experience in supervision, budget development and management, personnel evaluation, program development and review, retention and enrollment management, and planning and implementation.

2. Highly effective leadership, communication (oral and written), presentation, and advocacy skills on issues related to student development and success.

3. Demonstrated commitment to public higher education access and excellence, equal employment opportunity, and diversity in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic urban setting.

4. Demonstrated ability to develop team building through collegial consultation within a system of participatory governance.

5. Executive skills and expertise to manage faculty and staff relations with efficacy, strategic vision, and intellectual vitality; leadership skills that emphasize collaboration, consensus building, conflict resolution, and problem solving.

6. Fiscal knowledge, skills, and acumen to preserve student services and programs in any economic climate.

Desirable Qualifications:

1. Earned doctorate degree from an accredited institution.

2. Experience as a chief student services officer.

3. A minimum of three (3) years of faculty experience in student services or instruction in an accredited post-secondary institution.

4. Knowledge of state and federal laws related specifically to community colleges.

Compensation: Total compensation includes a health insurance plan.

New employees hired on or after January 1, 2014, will contribute 2% of salary to the San Francisco Retiree Health Care Trust Fund (RHCTF).

Retirement Classification: STRS

Application Procedure
To apply for this posting, start by completing an online Application for Administrative Position at To be considered a candidate for this posting, the following materials must be submitted and received by the Human Resources Department on or before 12:00 a.m. of the posting filing deadline. Substitution of required document(s) is not permitted.

Applicant: Please do not attach placeholders, notes, or blank documents in place of required materials in order to complete your application or generate a confirmation number. Please do not send any application materials to other departments. Human Resources Department is not responsible for any documents addressed and/or sent to other departments.

1. A letter of interest (maximum 4 pages) detailing your background and experience related to the position (refer to the Duties and Responsibilities and Employment Qualifications); AND, your commitment to and experience within a diverse multi-cultural organization with a highly diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

2. A current curriculum vitae or resume summarizing educational and administrative background and experience.

3. A City College of San Francisco Electronic Administrative Position Application completed in full and applied to this specific posting online. The statement “See Resume” is not acceptable.

4. A list of references with names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five (5) references that include: faculty, classified support staff, an administrator that you supervise, a colleague (administrator of similar rank), and a supervisor. (References will be contacted only if you are among the final candidates.)

5. Copies of transcripts verifying the degrees and majors as listed on applicant’s CCSF Application Form; official transcripts and actual verification of work experience will be required at a later date. [NOTE: Degrees and majors must be posted on transcripts to be considered in the application process. Foreign degree(s) must be evaluated before an application can be processed. Foreign Degree Evaluation sources information is located on the left side margin.]

6. Diversity Statement: Separate from your letter of interest, submit a concise response to relate several of your experiences or your involvement in circumstances or environments which strongly affected your understanding of and ability to function in a diverse community comprised of students and colleagues from varying academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientations, disabilities, and ethnic backgrounds.

Applicants bear the sole responsibility for ensuring that all application materials are complete when submitted and are received by the Human Resources Department by 12:00 a.m. on the posting filing deadline. Postmarks will not be honored. Emails are not acceptable. Incomplete application packages will not be considered. All materials become the property of the City College of San Francisco, and will not be returned. Application files for this posting will not be considered for other postings.

For additional assistance, please call Human Resources Department at (415) 452-7660.

ADA Statement
Applicants who require a reasonable accommodation to participate in this hiring process should contact the Title 5/EEO/ADA Compliance Officer at (415) 452-5053 to make the necessary arrangements. Please be aware that verification of a covered disability under the ADA may be required.

Selection Procedure/Conditions of Employment
Applicants who meet all minimum qualifications and have all required application documents in the CCSF Human Resources Department on or before the filing deadline will be included in the initial review processes to be conducted by the Search Committee. A reasonable number of applicants who are judged by the Committee as best matching the requirements of the position will be invited for a personal interview (1st level) with the Search Committee. A 2nd level process will occur for final candidates (interview with constituency groups as well as with the Chancellor).

Candidates must satisfy all the pre-employment requirements for a CCSF Release to Work Authorization Certificate prior to appointment which include, but are not limited to, tuberculosis clearance (EC 87408.6), fingerprinting processing, and verification of their legal right to work in the United States.

City College of San Francisco reserves the right at its sole discretion to modify or to rescind this job posting at any time without prior notice.

EEO Statement
It is the policy of the City College of San Francisco to provide all persons with equal employment and educational opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, religion, age, gender, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, disability or AIDS/HIV status, medical conditions, gender identity, or status as a Vietnam-Era veteran. These categories specifically include status as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning person in any District program or activity. For further information, contact the Title 5/EEO/ADA Compliance Officer at (415) 452-5053.