Vice President, Student Services/Assistant Superintendent

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  • May 29, 2022

Cerritos College

Vice President, Student Services/Assistant Superintendent

Salary: $200,832.00 – $236,220.00 Annually

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: VPSS 2022

Closing: 5/29/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

Location: Norwalk, CA

Department: VPSS 2022

Division: Student Services


College Profile

Cerritos College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment currently averages 20,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at

Distinguishing Career Features

Under the direction of the President/Superintendent, the Vice President, Student Services/Assistant Superintendent serves as the Chief Student Services Officer and student support leader of the District. This position administers, coordinates, and supervises all student services and programs in support of the delivery of education in a collaborative fashion with other college departments and outside agencies. Reporting to the President/Superintendent and serving as a member of the Executive Council, this position is regularly involved in developing strategies and action plans for effective use of funds and other resources to assure viable operations of the District. The position is in continuous and high level contact with other administrators and external agencies to accomplish the objectives of the position.

Job Duties


Plans, organizes, manages, coordinates, and sets and provides a high standard of vision, leadership, and direction to the District’s entire student services area. The position also provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the President/Superintendent.

Sample Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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• Leads, plans, organizes, directs, coordinates, supervises and evaluates all areas of Student Services for effectiveness and efficiency. Provides direction and leadership in shaping the support environment for students.

• Directs and leads Student Services programs, including but not limited to Admissions and Records, Articulation, Assessment, CalWORKs, Campus Assessment Intervention Response (CAIR) Team, Campus Police Services, Career Services, Cooperative Agencies for Resources for Education (CARE), Counseling, Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS), Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), Financial Aid, International Student Services, Job Placement, Matriculation/Student Success and Support Program (SSSP), Re-Entry Services, Student Conduct and Grievance including Title IX, Student Equity, Student Leadership and Activities, Student Outreach and Recruitment, Student Support Services, Transfer Center, and Veterans Services.

• Provides leadership in the development of Board policies and administrative procedures relating to current theory, trends, and legislation for all areas of Student Services.

• Supervises the development, preparation, submittal, and management of categorical and general fund student services program budgets, and maximizes financial resources.

• Develops, directs, and reviews goals and objectives for Student Services and coordinates and renews master plan Student Services elements in order to maintain and improve quality service to students.

• Prepares and supervises preparation of necessary federal and state reports and grants.

• Prepares and supervises work orders, facility assignments, equipment, supplies, and special requests.

• Remains current on legislation and regulations affecting Student Services to adjust services as needed. Represents the District in advocacy settings.

• Coordinates and works cooperatively with the Vice President of Academic Affairs to provide integrated instructional and student services to benefit students.

• Develops relationships and partnerships with community stakeholders, businesses, educational entities, and government organizations as needed to respond to student needs.

• Supervises the implementation of student discipline and grievance procedures and presents student expulsion cases to the Board of Trustees.

• Learns, interprets, and applies state Education Code, Government Code, Title 5, federal Title IV, Title IX, and other federal and state regulations as related to the responsibilities of the position.

• Attends Board meetings; makes presentations, and prepares and reviews items submitted by student services managers for consideration by the Board of Trustees.

• Leads and participates in community, state, and national organizations and meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

• Requires a master’s degree. A doctoral degree is preferred.

• Requires a minimum of five years of increasingly responsible management experience in higher education in the student services areas, preferably at a community college.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

• Leadership experience within a two-year community college environment.

• Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, excellent emotional intelligence.

• Innovative, driven human resources professional with risk analysis expertise.

• Experience with state-of-art approaches to employee engagement, including retention of diverse populations.

• Strong personnel management skills including strategic planning and timely decision making. Ability to manage multiple functions and organize human and financial resources to meet goals and objectives.

• Successful visionary leader with proven ability to motivate and empower others and build effective relationships and teams.

• Effective in conflict resolution while maintaining high degree of personal and departmental integrity and openness with faculty, and staff.

Supplemental Information

Knowledge and Skills

The position requires demonstrated knowledge and leadership experience in student services, enrollment management, fiscal management, strategic and facilities planning, program development and evaluation, student retention and community relations. Requires knowledge of current management, leadership, adult development and student services principles, trends, theories, and research and community college finance. Requires a working knowledge of pertinent federal and state laws, and regulations affecting admission, student basic skills assessment, attendance, student privacy, student discipline, student records, ADA and Section 508, federal Title IV, Title IX, student access, and the student’s and college’s rights and responsibilities as they relate to those areas. Requires knowledge of regulations and best practices for student equity, including student veterans, current and former foster youth, and disproportionately impacted student groupings. Requires in-depth knowledge of matriculation and articulation regulations, including high school to college and university transfer. Requires knowledge of student health promotion and resources, including mental health services. Requires in-depth knowledge of campus policing including the Clery Act, student behavioral intervention, student crisis assessment and response, and emergency operations planning and utilization. Requires a working knowledge of the budget preparation and its administration. Requires skill in organizing work and building an effective team to respond to student needs. Requires demonstrated effectiveness in leading and motivating managers, faculty, and staff with a collaborative style in a collegial and shared governance environment. Requires advanced human relations skills to deliver formal and influential presentations; build, lead and manage effective teams; review performance; and exercise sensitivity to the needs and interests of a diverse student population.


Requires the ability to be a fair-minded, ethical, and honest leader with excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills. Requires the ability, courage and integrity to lead and accept responsibility. Requires the ability to be open to change and new student services methods. Requires a passion for continuous learning and self improvement. Requires the willingness to meet change with innovation to promote and meet the college mission. Requires the ability to organize, plan, develop, and write new programs, develop new concepts, analyze outcomes, and prepare clear and concise reports. Requires the ability to guide and motivate others toward goal achievement. Requires the ability to direct and facilitate development of personal and team perspectives, and develop and deliver training programs. Requires the ability to develop and monitor budgets and maximize financial resources. Requires understanding, sensitivity to and commitment to meeting the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of the student, community, and employee population. Requires the ability to work cooperatively and productively with internal and external constituencies. Requires the ability to advocate for participatory governance, collegiality, staff cohesiveness and for the core values of the institution.

Conditions of Employment: This is a full-time 12-calendar month educational administrator position.

Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following completion of the selection process. Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, Federal Bureau of Investigation (no fee if obtained at Cerritos College Campus Police Station), produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before employment.

Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109. Please note – the District does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas.

Board Policy 2905 requires mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as a condition of employment. The District requires all employees to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Full policy details can be found on the website;—board-of-trustees.htm. Employees may submit requests for medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate for consideration. Details are available on the District’s

Application Procedure

Application materials must be submitted by the closing date.

Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing date or date of a scheduled interview.

Selection Procedure

Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants in the competitive group who best meet the qualifications for the position. Interviews will then be conducted by the selection committee, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the President-Superintendent for final selection and recommendation for employment. The selection process may also include practical exercises (i.e., teaching demonstration and/or other written, technical, manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates’ qualifications.

Documents Needed to Apply:

1. Cover Letter

2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae

3. Copy of Transcripts (must show all coursework completed and conferral date of degrees)

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The District ensures that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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