Merritt College is a public, comprehensive, two-year college, maintained by the Peralta Community College District in Alameda County. With a comprehensive day and evening program of transfer, technical, occupational and basic skills education, the College is committed to meeting the educational needs of the diverse student population it serves.
Located on a 125-acre site in the hills of East Oakland, Merritt College combines modern, spacious facilities with a spectacular view of the entire Bay Area. An integral part of a large, busy urban community, the location provides a sense of tranquility and peace.
Special Instructions to Applicants
1. Required documents will include:
· Current resume of experience, formal education/training and qualifications.
· Copies of supporting credentials, if applicable.
· Copies of transcripts from fully accredited college or university institutions.
(Copies of diplomas will not substitute for transcripts.) (If hired, it will be required to submit official transcripts from fully accredited college or university.)
Information on transcripts must include degree awarded and confer date.Transcripts without this information and online applications without transcripts will be disqualified. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION IF YOUR DEGREE WILL NOT BE CONFERRED UNTIL A LATER DATE.
Note: A written evaluation by an official foreign credentials/transcripts evaluation and translation service must be submitted for Foreign Degree(s)(non-U.S.degrees) by the application deadline date.
2. Applications and attachments (resume, cover letter, copies of transcripts, letters of recommendations, etc.) will ONLY be accepted through the online process. WE DO NOT ACCEPT MAILED OR FAXED APPLICATIONS OR ITS ATTACHMENTS.
3. Travel expenses for the interview and selection process will be borne by the candidates.
4. Skype and phone interviews are not permitted.
Appointment to the position is conditional upon the approval of the Chancellor.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employees must satisfy all pre-employment requirements to work for the District which include, but are not limited to, the following items:
REQUIRED FOR ALL EMPLOYEES
Tuberculosis Examination: Prior to employment, the successful candidate will be required to submit evidence (either skin test or X-ray report) of being free of tuberculosis within the past sixty (60) days. The TB test is a condition of employment and any expense must be borne by the successful candidate.
As a condition of employment, all employees working for community colleges in the State of California are required to be fingerprinted within the first ten (10) working days of the date of employment pursuant to Education Code Section 88024. The District Office of Human Resources processes fingerprints electronically. During the employment intake process, new employees will be given information to have their fingerprints taken at another location.
Immigration Requirement: According to the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the Peralta Community College District is required to verify that all new employees are:
1) A citizen or national of the United States;
2) An alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States; or
3) An alien authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to work in the United States.
All new employees are required to complete and sign a verification form and provide documentation attesting that he/she is a United States citizen, national, or an alien lawfully authorized to work in the United States.
District Policy: A Social Security Card will be required following selection and prior to completion of the hiring process. The employment process cannot be completed without a copy of the Social Security Card on file in the Office of Human Resources.
MAY BE REQUIRED
Medical Examination: Under state regulations and as a condition of employment, certain positions may require a medical examination prior to employment. Expenses incurred will be borne by the employee.
We are a collaborative community of colleges.
· Together, we provide educational leadership for the East Bay, delivering programs and services that sustainably enhance the region’s human, economic, environmental, and social development.
· We empower our students to achieve their highest aspirations. We develop leaders who create opportunities and transform lives.
· Together with our partners, we provide our diverse students and communities with equitable access to the educational resources, experiences, and life-long opportunities to meet and exceed their goals.
The Peralta Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
In conformance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for Reasonable Accommodations may be made to the Office of Human Resources by calling (510) 466-7283.
The Peralta Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.
Job TitleVice President of Student Services (MC)
Time Base40 hours/wk, 12-month assignment
Compensation$145,142 - $167,472/yr - The maximum initial placement is normally Step 3 depending on experience.
The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:
• Medical coverage. Depending on choice of coverage, you may be required to make a contribition.
• Dental coverage. Depending on choice of coverage, you may be required to make a contribition.
• Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.
• Long-term disability coverage.
• Employee Assistance Program.
• 22 days/year vacation leave, 12 days/year sick leave, and 18 holidays/year
In addition to your contribution, Peralta pays 17.10%* of your salary to the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS). Effective January 1, 2013, the PEPRA (Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act) went into effect. Changes have been implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalSTRS. Specific information regarding the changes can be found at http://www.calstrs.com/post/frequently-asked-questions-ab-340-public-employees-pension-reform-act-2013. For further up to date information on CalSTRS retirement eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at www.calstrs.com. The CalSTRS member handbook is available at http://www.calstrs.com/calstrs-member-handbook. After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65.
Other voluntary benefits include:
• Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)
• Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132)
• Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans
• Credit union membership
• Prepaid legal plan participation
• Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children
* Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District. Other plans require employee contribution. Subject to change.
DepartmentStudent Services-VP (641)
Job Description Summary
The Vice President of Student Services is responsible to the President of the College for providing leadership in planning, developing, coordinating, and evaluating the College’s student services programs; functions as a Chief Student Services Administrator of the College and works closely with the President, Vice President of Instruction, and the Business and Administrative Services Manager.
Duties & Responsibilities
• Provides leadership, direction and coordination for enrollment development and student retention to assure maximum student access, progress, and success. This includes the continuous improvement and development of outreach/school relations, financial aid, orientation, assessment, admissions, counseling, student health and student life programs, transfer and career attainment services.
• Directs and oversees a complex student services budget, requiring coordination of categorical and District funds. Maintains compliance with Federal, State and local regulations, including District policies and procedures and insures submission of timely reports.
• Assesses the student services needs and implements appropriate student support programs in concert with Instructional Services to provide continuous quality improvement.
• Provides leadership for the development and revision of the College’s Educational Master Plan and the development of student services short and long-term goals.
• Develops and administers the student services budget and assists the President in the development of the total college budget.
• Develops and coordinates in-service training and staff development for student services staff, academic and classified personnel to provide excellent customer service.
• Coordinates student services technologies.
• Oversees commencement ceremony with the assistance of a campus- wide committee.
• Serves as college liaison with the District Office and other District and Statewide educational institutions, on matters relating to the College’s student services program and information systems.
• Implements a systematic process for the selection, supervision and evaluation of student services staff.
• Adjudicates student appeals and grievances within areas of responsibility.
• Administers the code of conduct, due process and student discipline.
• Directs the Outreach Program with middle and secondary schools, and colleges and universities.
• Oversees special programs, such as Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSP&S), California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), Student Activities, Transfer Center, Child Care Center, NextUp (Foster Youth), College Promise, and learning communities, Puente, Umoja, and F.Y.E.
• Develops initiatives for new student support service programs and participates in development activities and grants.
• Coordinates publication of college catalog, schedules and other publications in concert with the Vice President of Instruction and the Executive Director of Marketing, Public Relations and Communications.
• Performs other duties as assigned by the President.
1. Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
2. One year of formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.
3. Knowledge and proficiency in the operation and use of personal computers utilizing various software applications (i.e., word processing, spreadsheet and database management software) including the Internet.
4. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students.
• Possession of a Ph.D. or Ed.D. Degree from an accredited college or university.
Evening and weekend work may be required, as needed.
Occasional work performed alone. Constant work around and with other people.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Typical physical abilities for this position are:
• Prolonged and frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping
• Moderate to heavy usage of hands in grasping, repetitive hand movement and finger coordination in keeping records and preparing reports using a computer keyboard.
• Speech and hearing to communicate effectively in group settings and by telephone to students, faculty, staff, and others.
Application Deadline DateOpen Until Filled. First Review Date: January 31, 2020; In order to be considered for the first screening, application materials must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm PST on January 30, 2020**.