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Director, Student Life and Leadership (2021)
Director, Student Life and Leadership (2021)
MiraCosta College
For full details and to apply, go to https://apptrkr.com/2372733
Type of Assignment: Full Time
Assignment Category: Regular Position
Position Details:
One regular, exempt, full-time classified administrator position, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year on the Oceanside campus. The work schedule will normally be Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.
Salary Range: 8 (classified administrators)
Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $104,567 per year (Range 8, step 1) on the 2021-2022 salary schedule for classified administrators.
Employees must make arrangements for the direct deposit of paychecks into the financial institution of their choice, via electronic fund transfer.
A full benefits package which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; other optional coverages; and membership in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS).
Position Term in Months: $Term
Application Procedure:
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:
1. Application on which you list all relevant experience.
2. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.
3. A cover letter addressed to the “Screening and Interview Committee” describing how your experience aligns with the desirable qualifications, essential duties, and other duties in the job posting. Please also describe how your professional values and approach align with the district’s Commitment and Institutional Values, which are both available at https://miracosta.edu/mission
4. Transcripts of college coursework which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated in this job posting. Unofficial or legible photocopies are acceptable. If a degree(s) was earned, the transcripts must state that the degree was awarded. Any degree/coursework used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation.
If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. To view a list of agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, go to https://www.ctc.ca.gov/docs/default-source/leaflets/cl635.pdf?sfvrsn=6. Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.
The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to three to four weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.
Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 2) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; 4) fingerprint clearance; and 5) approval by the Board of Trustees.
Retired STRS members are not eligible for this position.
Basic Function:
Under general supervision, the Director of Student Life & Leadership is responsible for overseeing and directing the staff and daily operations of the Student Life & Leadership department; serving as the primary point-of-contact for the department; administering student conduct; facilitating the student grievance and complaint processes; coordinating the co-curricular programming for student organizations, student government, and the general student population; and leading the department toward utilizing trauma-informed and anti-racist practices when interacting with students and other employees.
Distinguishing Characteristics:
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.
1. Develop, imple­ment and monitor operational plans and program budgets to achieve department objectives; make purchases and other expenditures in accordance with district procedures; develop, implement and evaluate plans, processes and procedures to achieve established goals and objectives in accordance with depart­ment standards.
2. Direct, plan, assign, schedule, supervise and evaluate the work of assigned department staff; interview and lead selection of new department staff; establish performance requirements and personal development targets; regularly monitor performance and provide training, coaching and mentoring for perform­ance improvement, in accordance with district human resources policies and labor contract agreements.
3. Provide day-to-day leadership to ensure a fair and open work environment in accordance with the district’s mission, goals and values; work with staff to ensure a high-performance, service-oriented work environment that supports achieving district and division mission, objectives and service standards; enforce the maintenance of safe working conditions and ensure safe work practices are followed by staff.
4. Serve as a student conduct administrator, utilizing the Standards of Student Conduct and facilitating the student grievance and complaint process, in collaboration with the Dean of Student Affairs.
5. Serve as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the district to support students impacted by sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
6. Provide leadership development training, activities and programming to a diverse group of students; assist in the recruitment, selection and training of student leadership; oversee the development and implementation of leadership programs and honors societies as aligned with the college’s core competencies.
7. Oversee the daily operations of the Associated Student Government (ASG) with the Director of Student Services, San Elijo Campus; advise and supervise the development, review and enforcement of ASG documents, including constitution, election code, and policies and procedures; advise, train and ensure participation of student leaders in the shared governance process; ensure that the Associated Students are compliant with all district and state laws.
8. With student leadership, develop, manage and monitor a variety of student organization budgets; approve purchase requests for budget expenditures and monitor revenue and fee collection; authorize contracts with vendors; approve, coordinate and travel to regional and statewide conferences, assemblies and student retreats.
9. Administer the Inter-Club Council and the recognition process for new student organizations. Advise and guide staff/faculty advisors of recognized student organizations; develop and review student organization advisor and student handbooks; oversee the Club Room and its hours of operation.
10. Administer the district’s free-speech policies; coordinate and ensure access to campus and promotion of events to outside groups; negotiate the activities/events, terms and locations of planned student-driven protests; coordinate with the Police department, the Public Information Office and facilities to develop an operations plan; coordinate campus response to unplanned protests.
11. Assess and evaluate program effectiveness and student learning; make data informed decisions through maintenance of program tracking databases; collect and provide data; compile and analyze statistical records for reports; work with other program supervisors to ensure effective service to students.
12. Proactively anticipate campus needs and develop programs, in collaboration with faculty, that connect co-curricular learning in support of institutional competencies to the classroom experience and with students’ identified career goals.
13. Convene district’s Commencement Committee ensuring faculty and student participation in the process. Supervise annual commencement exercise including preparatory events; coordinate with other departments to ensure a safe event for guests, graduates and employees; promote and publicize events by working in partnership with the Public Information Office and appropriate communications channels.
14. Develop programmatic model for student media; advise and guide staff and students, in cooperation with Student Services Coordinator, to ensure student development, meeting management and ethics of journalism are upheld.
15. Manage the Student Center Fee and associated fees in conjunction with the Associated Students. Convene the Tenants Committee to coordinate operations and issues within the student center.
Other Duties:
1. Coordinate district-wide student identification card processing and production; work with Instruction and Student Services departments to strengthen the value of and maximize use of ID cards for student tracking purposes.
2. Attend meetings, workshops and conferences; represent the district and promote college enrollment.
3. Perform related duties as assigned.
Knowledge Of:
1. Direction and goals of a community college student activities and leadership program.
2. Policy and procedure development.
3. Motivational strategies, goal setting and interpersonal conflict intervention/resolution methods and techniques.
4. Laws, policies and procedures relating to student travel, supervision and funding authoriza­tion.
5. Needs and interests of culturally diverse groups of student leaders and organizations.
6. Student conduct and Title IX policies and procedures.
7. Principles, methods and practices applicable to the design and implementation of public relations, community outreach and marketing programs.
8. Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
9. Standard business software and district computer applications used in the work.
10. Research methods and statistical analysis techniques.
11. Applicable federal, state and local laws, including applicable sections of the state education code, and rules and regulations [including OSHA rules and regulations if applicable].
12. Principles and practices of sound business communications, including correct English usage, grammar, spelling and punctuation.
13. District practices and procedures for budgeting, purchasing and maintaining public records.
14. Principles and practices of effective management, training and supervision.
15. District human resources policies and labor contract provisions.
Ability To:
1. Plan, supervise, assign, review and evaluate the work of support staff engaged in operations of the Student Life & Leadership department.
2. Coordinate, develop and implement programs, services and activities to recruit, train, retain and assist student leaders.
3. Enforce the Standards of Student Conduct, facilitate the student grievance and complaint process and perform conflict resolution activities.
4. Plan, organize and implement programs and activities in one or more Student Services areas.
5. Work collaboratively with other directors and managers and provide expert advice and counsel to develop solutions to complex issues.
6. Represent the district effectively in public settings and one-on-one with students, community groups, other colleges and the public on a variety of complex issues.
7. Coordinate, supervise and use automated systems to maintain records, collect data and generate reports.
8. Maintain current knowledge of college curriculum, rules, regulations and guidelines applic­able to assigned student services areas.
9. Define issues, analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and develop sound, independent conclusions and recommendations in accordance with laws, regulations, rules and policies.
10. Organize, set priorities and exercise sound, independent judgment within areas of responsibility.
11. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
12. Understand, interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, codes and regulations.
13. Present proposals and recommendations clearly, logically and persuasively.
14. Operate a computer and standard business software.
15. Use tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive and complex issues, situations and concerned people.
16. Represent the district effectively in public settings and one-on-one with students, community groups, other colleges and the public on a variety of complex issues.
17. Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability issues.
18. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.
Education & Experience:
Education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college and three years of formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the duties and responsibilities of the position; Master’s degree preferred.
NOTE: For work experience, one “year” is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours.
Desirable Qualifications:
Bilingual (English/Spanish)
Licenses & Other Requirements:
A valid California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district’s vehicle insurance program.
Physical Effort:
The physical efforts described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Primarily sedentary with intermittent standing, walking, bending and stooping; occasional lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; ability to work at a computer, including repetitive use of computer keyboard, mouse or other control devices; ability to travel to a variety of locations on and off campus as needed to conduct district business.
Emotional Effort:
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving interactions and communications personally, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups from diverse backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis; ability to work effectively under pressure on a variety of tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities.
Working Conditions:
Primarily business office environment; subject to frequent public contact and inter­ruption; intermittent exposure to individuals acting in a disagreeable fashion; may work at any district location or authorized facility with occasional evenings and/or week­ends on an as-needed basis. Occa­sional local travel may be requested.
Posting Number: S21/22007P
Human Resources Contact Information: jobs@miracosta.edu or 760.795.6854
Job Close Date: 8/16/2021
Open Until Filled:
First Screening Date:
About MiraCosta College
MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more details, please visit our website at https://www.miracosta.edu/office-of-the-president/board-of-trustees/_docs/3400BP-Diversity-Equity-Inclusion.pdf
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Position: Director, Student Life and Leadership (2021)
Organization: MiraCosta College
Location: Oceanside,  CA 
United States
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Date Posted: 7/15/2021
Status: This listing expires on: 8/14/2021
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