Interim Executive Director of Chancellors Office Strategic Initiatives
San Mateo Community College DIstrict
Location: San Mateo, California
Internal Number: 3796657
Interim Executive Director of Chancellors Office Strategic Initiatives
San Mateo County Community College District
Posting Number: 20141473S Department: Chancellor's Office DIST (DEPT) Location: District Office Position Number: 1A0045 Percentage of Full Time: 100% FLSA: Exempt (does not accrue overtime) Months per Year: other If other, please specify: Through June 30, 2023 Salary Range: Note: Min Salary: $177,984 (annual) Max Salary: $226,704 (annual) Position Type: Administrative/Supervisory Positions
Who We Are: The San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the Districts Strategic Plan, 'success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.' The Districts 'Students First' Strategic Plan is focused on 'Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.' We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences - emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.
The College and the District: The San Mateo County Community College District is home to Caada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College. All three of our colleges are designated as Hispanic Serving Institutions enrolling approximately 20,000 students each academic year. San Mateo County Community College District has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that it serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on the San Mateo County Community College Districts Educational Services & Planning website.
Who We Want: We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.
The Position: Reporting to the Chancellor, this position is responsible for overseeing and coordinating a variety of complex and sensitive assignments that have a Districtwide impact and serves as the Chancellor's liaison to internal and external stakeholders, as assigned. This position is responsible for the administrative coordination of the Chancellor's Office and for policy development and recommendation, for the Districtwide coordination of public information, community, and government relations; legislative activities; relations with and support of the Board of Trustees
Duties and Responsibilities: The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.
Provides oversight and follow-up on all materials from all segments of the District for the Board of Trustees, including reports, packets, and meetings preparation
Responsible for disseminating information about the District to employees, the news media, and the community, and for assuring that a coordinated, comprehensive public information and marketing program is developed and maintained. Has an understanding of and communicates complex issues to District stakeholders, including students, staff, faculty, community, and government agencies. Has the ability to respond to cultural, social, and governmental needs
Under the direction of the Chancellor, serves as the official District spokesperson to news media representatives on District issues
Plans and coordinates the preparation of official publications of the District, including community and staff newsletters, Board meeting summaries, news releases, fact sheets, and miscellaneous publications
Monitors the status of District-community relationships and reports on the effect that various Board policies, programs, and practices could have on these relationships
Supports Chancellor in developing relationships with the community and all levels of government to secure support that promotes the goals and objectives of the District
Monitors state and federal legislation that is of concern to higher education in general and the San Mateo County Community College District in particular, and develops position statements for consideration by the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees. Under the direction of the Chancellor, informs state and federal legislators of the official District position on matters of concern to the District
Supports, within the Districts consultation process, the development of Districtwide policies in response to state and federal law, Board action, and labor contracts
Coordinates, under the direction of the Chancellor, a number of special projects requiring in-depth analysis in such areas as demographics and planning, personnel and administrative organization, asset management and surplus property studies, marketing, and public relations, etc. Serves as the Chancellors representative on selected internal committees or councils, and at selected community meetings
Creatively develops solutions to a wide range of problems, utilizing tact and foresight to identify and resolve potential situations before they arise, and is able to collaborate and form alliances to develop solutions
Performs the following routine tasks for the Chancellor: prepares Board reports on a variety of topics; develops strategies for responding to public issues/concerns; handles sensitive correspondence, routine questionnaires, and non-personnel complaints which are directed to the Chancellors Office; and arranges Districtwide special events and seminars, as needed
Under the direction of the Chancellor, monitors, expedites, and reports on matters relating to the activities and responsibilities of the Office of the Chancellor
Coordinates membership of Educational Housing Corporation and Citizens Bond Oversight Committee and ensures committees reflect statutory membership requirements and identifies and recruits members as needed
Developments and maintains liaison between the Chancellor and other District Office units and the colleges, as appropriate
Supervises Chancellors Office support staff
Performs other duties as assigned by the Chancellor
Possession of a Bachelors degree from an accredited institution OR an acceptable equivalent of education and experience
At least three years of full-time managerial experience related to the administrative assignment
Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff and stakeholders in the surrounding communities
Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to develop positive and effective working relationships with such groups as the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, College Presidents, faculty, staff, students, and governmental and community representatives
Skill in respectful and sensitive communication with people who are diverse in their cultures, language groups, and abilities; sensitivity to the value in, and issues related to, successfully serving a culturally diverse student population
Knowledge of the philosophy, mission, and goals of the community college
Knowledge of District demographics and applicable policies and procedures related to marketing
Knowledge of public policy issues as they relate to education
Knowledge of state and federal laws, such as Title 5, Education Code, and Government Code, as well as policies, programs, regulations, and services related to education
Skill in the development and implementation of marketing and public relations programs
Skill in analyzing data and information from diverse sources to create comprehensive plans and to provide appropriate interpretation of federal, state, and local laws and regulations
Skill in the use of computerized information and systems and their use in analysis and reporting
Ability to identify problems, develop alternative solutions, make decisions, and achieve consensus on a course of action in a complex and multi-disciplinary environment
Ability to develop and manage budgets
Skill in organizing and prioritizing workload to effectively meet scheduled deadlines
Skill in oral communication, including public speaking
Skill in written communication
Skill in directing, coordinating, and evaluating the work of others
Demonstrated skills in working successfully with a team of employees to establish goals, motivate, evaluate, and meet deadlines
Ability to provide leadership to, and work effectively as part of, an educational leadership team
Benefits: Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.
Open Date: 01/11/2023 First Review Date: 01/26/2023 Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary: Required Application Materials All applicants are required to submit:
1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application and to apply for this position).
2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.
3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicants cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as well as the applicants qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement.
Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.
For questions related to this posting, please contact: SMCCCD Office of Human Resources 3401 CSM Drive San Mateo, CA 94402 Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax: (650) 574-6574 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Page: www.smccd.edu/hr
Conditions of Employment: Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:
1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.
5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.
EEO Statement: The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.
Accommodations: Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation requests and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures can be made by completing our: Applicant Reasonable Accommodation Request Form
Annual Security Report: San Mateo County Community College Districts (SMCCCD) 2021 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2021 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2021 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2021 Annual Security Report is now available. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000. The report includes information about criminal activity on our campuses, emergency procedures and resources.
San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.”