Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Student Learning & Success

Website College of Marin

Salary: See Position Description
Location: Kentfield & Indian Valley (Novato) – In Person, CA
Job Type: Full-time
Job Number: 2012-00665
Department: Student Learning & Success
Opening Date: 12/01/2023
Closing Date: Continuous


Anticipated Start Date:  July 1, 2024
Priority Screening Date:  January 21, 2024
Open Until Filled

Please be sure to review the Required Application Documents section below to ensure that you are attaching everything required. All application materials must be received by the Priority Screening Date in order to be considered during the initial screening. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applications received after this date may be considered thereafter at the discretion of the College until the position is filled. The initial screening will begin after the Priority Screening Date, and applicants will be notified of their status, either way, thereafter. Applicants selected to interview will be contacted to schedule an interview appointment with the screening committee. Candidates moved forward by the committee may be invited to campus for a final interview process. Regrettably, College of Marin is not able to offer reimbursement for travel or relocation at this time.
This position performs its duties on both the Kentfield and Indian Valley (Novato) campuses, so if not already residing within the Bay Area, the successful candidate must be willing to relocate.
Applicants should be prepared that, if selected to interview for a position at the College, interviews may be held in person or remotely, depending on the District’s needs.


The Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Student Learning and Success (Vice President) is an equity-minded, visionary, innovative, and strategic leader with a proven commitment to inclusive academic and student services excellence and participatory governance. The Vice President is responsible for fostering institutional stewardship, championing academic excellence rooted in equitable opportunities in teaching, learning, and service, and promoting student-centered experiences for all members of our diverse community. The ideal candidate will be someone who advocates for diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism to support a culturally responsive environment that provides outstanding educational opportunities for all students, employees, and the Marin community.

Reporting to the Superintendent/President, this position uniquely serves as the institution’s Chief Instructional and Student Services Officer. The Vice President will play a key role in aligning institutional priorities with the College’s strategic initiatives by ensuring a coherent, integrated approach to instructional and student service offerings. As a member of the executive leadership team and cabinet member, this position will serve as the College’s Chief Executive Officer in the absence of the Superintendent/President. As the Chief Instructional Officer, the Vice President will work closely with the Superintendent/President, other executives, their student learning and success staff, faculty, and other departments to build and foster a variety of high-impact academic and student support programs and services. The Vice President will ensure an equity-minded approach to budgeting, institutional research, accreditation standards, recommending policies and procedures, student learning outcomes assessment, program review, hiring, technological advancement, and fiscal accountability.

The College of Marin seeks candidates who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment guided by a commitment to serving students from various cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits of diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, staff, administration, students, and community partners who are also committed to addressing historical and systemic disparities in opportunity and outcomes and aligning resources to address those disparities.

As a dynamic and forward-thinking institution, we are excited about where we are heading! In line with our strategic vision, we will soon complete the District’s final Measure B project, a new Learning Resource Center (LRC). The LRC will physically support an integrated student success model that will house many support services, learning communities, and the library. While we prepare for our accreditation Focused Site Visit in March, and our much-anticipated centennial celebration in 2026, we are setting our sights on new horizons, such as re-imagining campus safety, housing, and basic needs advancement for students. We are also focusing on addressing healthcare disparities in Marin County to better achieve equity in mental health within our campus community. Finally, we have implemented initiatives to increase outreach and marketing to reach all potential student populations, enhance College of Marin’s standing as our community’s college, and ensure the College fully meets the educational needs of all members of our diverse community.

Reporting to the Superintendent/ President, the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Student Learning & Success (Vice President) serves as chief instructional and student services officer for the District.  This educational administrative position is responsible for providing leadership and vision, as a member of the executive management team, for building and fostering a collaborative faculty and staff consultation process in planning, directing, developing, administering, evaluating, and implementing a variety of academic and student support programs and service of the College, including budgeting, institutional research, accreditation standards, recommending policies and procedures, student learning outcomes assessment, program review, technological advancement, and fiscal accountability.

The Vice President of Student Learning & Success administers and implements District policies, collective bargaining agreements, Equal Opportunity statutes, State and Federal codes, local laws and other regulations as applicable to assure compliance and continual modernization throughout all District learning programs, services, activities and their fiscal management.  The Vice President may provide input to the collective bargaining process, and may participate in negotiations, and coordinates and guides the delivery of District business, operations and services which advance the District mission. The position will serve as an effective change agent in creating a campus environment that is welcoming and nurturing for all students. The Vice President will also work collaboratively with the College’s diverse stakeholders to develop and implement innovative approaches to enhance student learning and provide a student-centered learning environment.

College of Marin strives to embrace diversity in all forms: it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened and productive environment and demonstrates sensitivity to and respect for a diverse population.

COM serves a county population of approximately 250,000 residents. Based on Fall 2023 credit enrollment data, the diversity of students at the college includes greater representation than the county with regards to enrollment by Hispanic/Latinx (34% of enrollment), Asian (6%), Black/African American (3%), White (47%), and Multi-racial (7%) students.
The high-quality education and training at the College are made possible by its faculty and staff who are committed to excellence. As of Fall 2023, COM’s workforce includes Hispanic/Latinx (13%), Asian (7%), Black/African American (3%), White (53%), and Multi-racial (3%) employees.
College of Marin is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, or perception of, race, ethnic group identification, ancestry, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, genetic condition, status as a veteran, and is subject to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Civil Rights Act of 1991, Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In accordance with Executive Order 11246 (as amended), COM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please see the Required Application Documents section below for important information regarding the evaluation of your foreign degrees.

Essential Functions

Lead a comprehensive and integrated academic and student services program, providing vision, direction, and support for equity-minded curricular offerings and myriad support services.

Plan, implement and evaluate short- and long-range strategies, goals and objectives for District student learning programs, projects, curriculum, staffing, accountability, services, activities, and facilities utilization, in conjunction with administrative staff, faculty senate representatives and other groups as appropriate.

Plan, direct, administer, and evaluate the Student Services programs of the College including Enrollment Services, Counseling, Career Center, Transfer Center, Student Accessibility Services, EOPS/CalWORKS, Financial Aid, Job Placement, Matriculation, Outreach, Re-Entry, Student Affairs, Veteran’s Affairs, and other student services areas; assure compliance with federal, state, local, and District policies/procedures.

Provide leadership and participate in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of budgets.  Direct the research, development, implementation and evaluation of externally-funded initiatives and opportunities.  Plan for resource allocations that support instructional and student support programs including staffing, technology, facilities and fiscal accountability.

Participate in the College’s strategic planning process and provide leadership for the implementation of the College strategic planning goals in the student services and institutional support areas including organizational structure, budget planning, program improvement, facilities infrastructure, and quality improvement, while incorporating the strategic planning themes of technology, cultural diversity, and campus relations.

Participate in shared governance consultations and collaboration with senate and other faculty groups on a variety of institutional issues.  Provide guidance to, and receive recommendations from faculty senate and other representative organizations, as applicable, regarding the planning, implementation and review of academic programs, services, activities and related matters.

Research, develop and foster partnerships with other educational institutions, community organizations, government agencies, corporations and local businesses. Participate as a member of the executive team in discussion and finalization of principal strategic directions and actions for the District.

Oversee development of course offerings, the class schedule and catalog, enrollment services, student financial and related support programs, and academic standards, pursuant to proper course articulation policies and standards, student diversity, student needs, and program requirements, in collaboration with department managers, chairs, and other staff as appropriate.  Collaborate with academic and student support program managers and appropriate staff to build, foster and advance student-centered programs, services and activities.

Develop a cohesive student services organizational structure, imbedding continuous quality improvement and leading the development of student learning outcomes for each program.

Plan and project short- and long-range staffing requirements.   Provide staffing recommendations, services and activities that comply with and foster advancement of Equal Opportunity policies and procedures.  Provide leadership in the development and implementation of staff communication channels and participatory governance.

Interview and participate in selecting employees; orient, train, counsel, discipline, and terminate personnel according to established policies, procedures, and collective bargaining provisions.

Direct, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff, interview and participate in selecting employees, orient, train, counsel, discipline, and terminate personnel according to established policies, procedures, and collective bargaining provisions.

Work with the faculty and staff to develop student-learning outcomes as they relate to courses and programs in the student services areas.

Research, develop, and recommend advancements in the use of computer technology across all programs and services, and in the administration and implementation of student learning programs, reporting, services and activities.

In collaboration with college staff address issues related to accreditation and develop a system for the on-going and systematic review and enhancement of programs related to achieving educational/support services goals.

Direct and participate in the completion and submission of timely and accurate reports, as required by various State and Federal agencies, District and College divisions and departments.

Direct enrollment management and analyze and report on student enrollment, retention, persistence and goal attainment.

Oversee equitable access, recruitment, and retention of students.

Exclusive of credit curriculum, provide guidance and administration for the College athletic programs.

Supervise the coordination of curriculum development in student services, including review and revision in cooperation with the Academic Senate. Develop and coordinate policies and activities to respond to the educational needs of the College’s student population including program review.

Provide leadership for student services programs and courses, assuring consistent quality of student services programs and academic program development.

Administer and recommend student services and student services-related policies, procedures, and mandates.

Ensure that the student services goals related to the College’s strategic plan and other Board-adopted plans related to education are implemented.

Support and maintain effective relationships among student services division and the College administration, faculty, staff, and students through participation in governance activities.

Attend and conduct a variety of meetings, conferences, workshops, and other activities; serve on assigned committees and task groups; represent the College in relations with local, state, and federal agencies; and submit request for state and federal funds. Direct and participate in the completion and submission of timely and accurate reports, as required by various State and Federal agencies, District and College divisions and departments. Serve on the college-wide policy and governance committees.

Attend Board of Trustees meetings and participate in Closed and Open sessions of the Board of Trustees. Make presentations at meetings, workshops and at special events. Serve as District representative on District and outside committees, commissions and in other activities as assigned.

Assume charge of the College, as directed.

Perform other related duties as assigned by the Superintendent/President.

Requirements & Desirables


  1. Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a subject area that is taught in the California Community College system;
  2. One year of formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment, which may, but need not be concurrent with the required full time service;
  3. Valid California driver’s license (or eligibility to obtain upon hire);
  4. Extensive experience in public contacts that has demonstrated skill in respectful and sensitive communication with people who are diverse in their cultures, language groups, abilities, lifestyle and backgrounds.   Demonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students are also required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLLS AND ABILITIES (Desirable Attributes & Skills)

  • Previous experience in higher education management that has included curriculum and student support program development; supervision and evaluation of staff; budget development and implementation, and sound fiscal management.
  • Previous experience as an instructor, counselor or related faculty position.
  • Knowledge of the State and Federal codes, statutes and regulations that govern California community college instructional, student support, auxiliary, and other student learning programs, including those relevant to the role of the Academic Senate in issues of participatory governance.
  • Demonstrated skill in the practical use of computer technology to facilitate and support student learning and staff productivity.
  • Demonstrated skill in oral communication, including public speaking.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team, establishing and maintaining cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Planning, organization, and implementation of various student services programs. Ability to plan, direct, administer, and evaluate the student services programs of the College. Ability to analyze complex financial, statistical, and narrative data regarding student services programs.
  • Knowledge of student services, technology, and alternative teaching and learning strategies.
  • Demonstrated skill in the practical use of computer technology to facilitate and support student learning and staff productivity, with the ability to operate a computer and assigned software.
  • Strategic planning.
  • Collective bargaining and contract administration.
  • Principles and practices of administration, supervision, and training of a diverse workforce. Ability to facilitate conflict resolution.
  • Previous experience as an instructor, counselor or related faculty position.
  • Demonstrated skill in participatory governance and collaboration with faculty and other academic/student service representatives.
  • Demonstrated skill in written communication, including policy and procedures development, and reporting. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.

Responsibilities include: working independently under broad organizational policies with supervision focusing on results to organizational objectives; and supervising the use of funds. Significant utilization of resources from other work units is required to perform the job’s functions.  There is an opportunity to impact the Organization’s services.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the following physical, mental and other abilities are required in order to perform the essential functions of this classification:  complex data comparison, analysis, and synthesis; attention to detail; public speaking to small and large groups; persuasive communication; negotiation; multi-tasking; flexibility; adaptability; tact and sensitivity.

Incumbents perform much of their work in office or office-related settings, which involves minimal lifting or other physical exertion. Travel is required to other campuses and off-site facilities, workshops, and conferences.

Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

  1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  2. Criminal Justice/Fingerprint Clearance.
  3. California Education Code, Section 87408.6 requires persons employed by a community college in an academic or classified position to submit to a TB risk assessment developed by CDPH and CTCA and, if risk factors are present, an examination to determine that he or she is free of infectious TB; initially upon hire and every four years thereafter.
  4. DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS:  All Marin Community College District (MCCD) employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the MCCD requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. For more information, please see the MCCD Emergency Operations Plan.
  5. Candidates applying for positions with the Marin Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.

The following documents must be attached to your application in order to render it complete.  Use the Attachment Type indicated in parentheses when making your attachments.

  1. Cover Letter: describing your interest in this position, including how you meet its Minimum Requirements and Knowledge, Skills & Abilities, and your approach in providing support to a diverse student population. (cover letter)
  2. Resume (resume)
  3. List of at least three (3) professional references (references), including name, organization, phone & email. References will not be contacted unless you are selected as the final candidate for the position.
  4. Complete copy of college transcript conferring Bachelor’s degree (bachelor’s transcript)
  5. Complete copy of college transcript conferring Master’s degree (master’s transcript)
  6. Statement – Please provide a response to the following prompt (two pages maximum; statement):
College of Marin’s commitment to educational excellence is rooted in providing equitable opportunities and fostering success for all members of our diverse community. Practices and outcomes related to anti-racism, equity, diversity and inclusion are vital measures of institutional excellence. Please provide an example of how you have helped an organization recognize historical and systemic disparities in opportunity and outcomes and then directed resources to addressing those disparities. How would you approach this work in a senior leadership role at College of Marin? 
If you hold additional degrees beyond the Bachelor’s and Master’s level, please attach a copy of your transcript conferring these degrees as well. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application purposes, as long as they confer the degree and show the coursework taken. An official transcript would be required upon hire.

Foreign degree credentials must be evaluated by a third party to determine the equivalent U.S. degree and major.  Please review the following points carefully to determine whether you must submit a Foreign Credential Evaluation (FCE) with your application.  Evaluations should provide the name of the institution attended, a description of your credentials, the major of study, and the U.S. equivalent for each credential.  For a list of evaluating agencies, visit the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.  

  • If you satisfy the minimum educational requirement with a degree that was granted in the U.S., but your previous degree(s) was obtained from a foreign institution, you do not need to attach a Foreign Credential Evaluation (FCE) for your previous degree(s). You must, however, attach a copy of a (translated) transcript for the previous degree. For additional clarification of acceptable transcripts, please contact Human Resources.
  • If your degree that satisfies the minimum educational requirement was obtained from a foreign institution, you must submit an FCE for that degree and any other foreign degrees leading up to it.
  • If you are asserting equivalence (see Minimum Qualifications for Faculty/Administrators on the Human Resources web site) because your degree does not specifically match the minimum educational requirements as listed and any of your degrees was obtained outside the U.S., you must attach an FCE for your foreign degree(s).

Supplemental & Salary Information

The Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Student Learning & Success is an educational administrative position, in compliance with all applicable sections of the California Education Code. Educational administrators also participate in the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) through employee contributions. Educational administrative employees are employed subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the individual’s employment agreement with the District.
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Salary Grade:  Management Level 8
Full Salary Range:  $210,240 to $259,284 annually.
Starting Salary Range:  $210,240 to $223,464 annually (Step 1 to Step 3). Background and experience will determine placement. Step 3 is the maximum entering step.

Please refer to the Management Salary Schedule on our Human Resources website for detailed information.

Marin Community College District (MCCD) offers a generous suite of health, welfare, and fringe benefits for benefit-eligible Educational Administrators, including:

  • Medical Insurance:  MCCD contributes up to $32,400 annually toward the employee’s and eligible dependents’ medical premium and offers six plan options through Kaiser and Blue Shield.
  • Dental Insurance:  Delta Dental coverage for employee and dependents (premium paid by MCCD).
  • Vision Insurance:  VSP coverage for employee and dependents (premium paid by MCCD).
  • Sick Leave:  Accrues on an annual rate of 10 days per year; possible additional sick leave is accruable for work assigned during intersession.
  • Retirement Pension Plan (CalSTRS):  MCCD contributes 19.10% of employee’s creditable earnings to CalSTRS on a monthly basis. Mandatory employee contribution for 2023/2024 is 10.205% – 10.25%, depending on original date of membership and prior membership status.   Note:  Neither CalSTRS members nor MCCD contributes to Social Security for CalSTRS-covered service.
  • Voluntary Retirement Savings Plans:  Additional tax-advantaged 403(b) or 457(b) retirement savings plans are also offered.
  • Basic Life & AD&D Insurance:  $50,000 (premium paid by MCCD)
  • Voluntary Life Insurance: Coverage for employee, spouse and/or child(ren) (employee-paid)
  • Long-Term Disability: (premium paid by MCCD)
  • Short-Term Disability: (premium paid by MCCD)
  • Voluntary AD&D Insurance:  Coverage for employee, spouse and/or child(ren) (employee-paid)
  • Other Employee-Paid Benefits:  Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs); optional indemnity plans; pet insurance; Employee Assistance Program (EAP). 

Benefits Available through Selected Medical Plan (no cost to employee):
KEY:  ALL = All members eligible; BS = Blue Shield members eligible; KA = Kaiser members eligible

  • 24/7 Helpline through the Employee Assistance Program (ALL)
  • Expert Medical Opinions through Teladoc (ALL)
  • 24/7 Physician Access through MD Live (BS)
  • Generic Medications through Costco (BS)
  • Enhanced Cancer Benefit through Contigo Health (BS)
  • Hip, Knee, and Spine Surgical Benefit through Carrum Health (BS)
  • Personal Health Coaching through Vida Health (BS)
  • Physical Therapy for Back and Joint Pain (BS)
  • Discounts for Gym memberships, Hearing Aids and LASIK Eye Surgery (BS)
  • ClassPass: Kaiser Permanente has teamed up with fitness industry leader ClassPass to make it easier for employees to exercise from the comfort of their homes (KA).

For more information regarding MCCD’s comprehensive benefit plans, please see our Marin Community College District 2023/2024 Employee Benefit Guide (Download PDF reader).

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