Vice President of Student Services (Woodland Community College)

$122,580 - $135,313 yearly
  • Yuba Community College District
  • Yuba City, CA, USA
  • Mar 25, 2020
Full time   Admissions/Retention/Enrollment Mgmt. Business/Financial Affairs/Financial Aid Student Affairs Other Executive

Job Description


Vice President of Student Services (Woodland Community College)

Location: Woodland Community College - Woodland, CA

Job Description:

Woodland Community College (WCC) is seeking an equity-minded, dynamic, collaborative, and innovative leader to serve as Vice President of Student Services (VPSS), a newly created position for the institution. As the Chief Student Services Officer (CSSO), the VPSS will be responsible for providing effective leadership and administrative management for all student services at the college

Under the general direction of the College President, the Vice President of Student Services is responsible for:

Developing, directing, implementing, and evaluating WCC's student services programs in line with system and district initiatives; including guided pathways, student self-service, and online student services delivery.

Hiring, retaining, and evaluating a diverse and talented team of student services managers, faculty, and classified professionals.

Enhancing student services programs throughout college hours of operations, evening, summer sessions, online, and at all college sites in Yolo, Lake and Colusa counties.

Ensuring that an equity lens and mindset are applied to the design, delivery, organization, and evaluation of student services.

Supporting and developing a climate of equity, inclusivity, and innovation.

Assessing, coordinating, and reviewing student services learning outcomes to evaluate the effectiveness of the student learning and success programs.

Working integrally with the Vice President of Instruction, managers, and staff in the development of processes that are student centered and promote a shared vision for student services that focuses on access, engagement, retention, enrollment management, equitable outcomes, and success for WCC's diverse student population.

Engaging with others throughout the Yuba Community College District in the evaluation of district regulations, policy and/or procedures that relate to effective implementation and accurate accountability.

The Vice President of Student Services functions as general administrator of Student Services at the main campus and two centers. These functions include but are not limited to the following:

a) Admissions, Records, Outreach, and Registration

b) Counseling, Matriculation, and Articulation

c) Student Life Programs

d) Financial Aid and Scholarships

e) Categorical Student Services Programs, such as: Department of Supportive Programs and Services (DSP&S), Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOP&S), California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), TRiO, Veteran's Center and other programs as developed.

f) Student Development

g) Career Services Center, Student Employment, and College Service/Internships

h) Health Services

i) Outreach and Transfer Services

j) Student Equity and Achievement Plan (SEAP)

Essential Duties Summary:

  • Assessing and responding to the needs of students and the community, changing demographics, and organizational needs.
  • Developing a positive environment that supports teamwork, equity, and innovation.
  • Developing and maintaining strong interrelationships across student services programs and between student services and Instruction.
  • Ensuring accountability of student services categorical programs and compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and district and college policies and procedures.
  • Developing and managing resource assessment, planning, budgeting, and resources allocations for facilities, equipment, and technologies that support Student Services programs and operations.
  • Providing supervision, evaluation, and staff development for the areas of responsibility.
  • Recommending to the President the hiring, retention, or dismissal of members of the student services staff.
  • Planning, developing, and administering the budget for the student services areas.
  • Results-oriented: The Vice President of Student Services will develop a culture of inquiry and evidence to support at result-oriented approach across the institution with a particular emphasis in disproportionately impacted students.
  • Effective communicator: The Vice President of Student Services will effectively engage with the College’s internal and external stakeholders, strategically communicating in way that advance student access and success.
  • Team building: The Vice President of Student Services and his/her administrative staff will be a student-focused team with an inclusive and approachable leadership style that foster among faculty and staff a culture of innovation and effective implementation and a commitment towards common goals of improving student access, equity, and success.
  • Serve as Chief Student Services Officer for the college, including a role in accreditation.
  • Providing direction and advice regarding fiscal management of student and campus organizations.
  • Advising student government concerning budgetary planning/fiscal management.
  • Coordinating instructional related student activities with the Vice President of Instruction.
  • Supervising student disciplinary/due process procedures.
  • Assisting the College President in articulation, outreach, and community efforts.
  • Serving on local, district, and state committees as directed by the College President.
  • Coordinating with the Vice President of Instruction, an array of supportive programs and services for targeted populations.
  • Preparing reports as necessary for the College President.
  • Keeping informed of legislation which affects community college student services programs.
  • Serving as a regular member of the College President’s Executive Team.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.
  • The administrative assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and/or off-campus work and/or hours.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
The minimum qualifications for service as an
educational administrator shall be both of the

(a) Possession of a master’s degree; AND

(b) One year of formal training, internship, or
leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications:
Three (3) to five (5) years of successful public higher education administrative experience in Student Services, including concurrently managing multiple student support programs/units.

Direct managerial responsibility and functional understanding of the interrelated areas of oversight for this position: Admissions & Records; Outreach; Counseling; DSPS; EOPS/CARE; CalWORKS; TRiO; Financial Aid; Student Conduct; Student Success & Retention; and Transfer & Career Programs.

Experience working in a culturally diverse workplace, including experience and success working with Spanish speaking populations.

Demonstrated cultural competence and a demonstrated commitment to building equity-focused practices into student support programs of an academic institution.

Earned doctorate degree from accredited institution.

Physical Demands:

  • Executive office environment
  • Subject to constant interruptions.
  • Contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals.


  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
  • Seeing to read various materials.
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations

Application Details

Range/Step: Range 42, Management Salary Schedule

Salary Range: $122,580 - $135,313/YEAR

Benefits Information:
BENEFITS/SALARY: The District offers a comprehensive benefits package for employees and dependent, valued at over $24,273 annually with currently no out of pocket expenses to employees or dependents for monthly premiums.

The package includes health, dental, vision, two (2) life insurance policies and an Employee Assistance program. Additional benefits include contributions to the State Teacher’s Retirement System (STRS) or the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), 457/403b options, 12 sick days, 22 vacation days, 19 holidays, 223 day/12 month contract.

FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS: Include a U.S. evaluation and translation. Contact the Human Resources website for a list of agencies providing foreign transcript services.

WORKING CONDITIONS: In accordance to Board Policy, smoking is restricted in many areas of the Yuba Community College District. Woodland Community College is a tobacco free campus.

WORK DAY, WORK WEEK, and WORK YEAR: The District has the right to establish work day, work week, work year; hours of positions within the District may vary.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE: To apply, please visit: and complete an online management application. Please provide complete details for each job position held.

See resume or left blank will automatically disqualify your application. Please include the following required document(s): Equal Employment Opportunity Statement (attached in a Word document), a cover letter/letter of interest, resume, and all unofficial transcripts. For questions about Yuba Community College District’s application process, please contact Ashley Carr at (530) 741-8765.

TIMELINE: Interviews are tentatively scheduled for May 2020. Before a candidate is employed with the District, the candidate will be confirmed by the Governing Board; the proposed confirmation date is in June 2020.

INTERVIEW: Candidates selected for an interview will be required to visit Yuba Community College District at his/her own expense upon a date selected by the District. Meeting minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment is dependent upon Department of Justice (DOJ) clearance; all fees are the responsibility of the selected candidates and serves the purpose of obtaining a criminal history as authorized by the California Education Code. All prospective employees shall be required to provide verification of TB test.


In the interview, consideration will be given by the Selection Committee to factors other than education and experience, including, but not limited to, apparent personal development, ability to work with others, initiative, and sensitivity.

Candidates should not expect official notification of the status of their candidacy until the administration has acted upon the Selection Committee’s recommendation for employment.

The District reserves the right to investigate past employment records, including contacting former employers.

The District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for a position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate Qualified Applicant Pool.

As required by the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy of the Yuba Community College District, the Office of Human Resources is required to maintain an Equal Employment file, which will yield the composition of application flow by ethnic identification, gender and disability. This information will not be used as part of our recruiting process.

IMPORTANT: Any misstatements or omissions of material facts in this application or an interview may be cause for dismissal, if employed.


The Yuba Community College District spans eight counties and nearly 4,200 square miles of territory in rural, north-central California. It has colleges in Marysville and Woodland, along with educational centers and outreach operations at Beale Air Force Base, Clearlake, Yuba City, and in Williams. For more information about YCCD please visit the website at

The vision of the Yuba Community College District Board of Trustees is to ensure student success by:

• Providing an innovative and world-class learning environment;

• Building and maintaining an atmosphere of trust within the college district and with our communities;

• Developing and maintaining programs and facilities that best meet the needs of our students and communities;

• Stewarding resources strategically to meet the diverse needs of our communities and region;

• Providing educational, economic, cultural, and civic leadership for our communities and region.

Posting Number: AS417P
Open Date: 03/20/2020
Close Date: 4/20/2020
Review Start Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:
A complete application includes the following: Management Application, Resume, Transcripts, Equal Employment Opportunity statement (attached in a Word document) and a Cover letter/letter of interest that addresses the required Leadership and Management Competencies, specifically how your experience and professional qualifications have prepared you to serve in this capacity, not to exceed 5 pages.

All application materials must be received no later than the first review date of the applications.

To apply, visit

EEO StatementAs an equal opportunity employer with a diverse staff and student population, the Yuba Community College District is committed to creating an inclusive and effective learning and working environment for all.

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