Vice President, Business and Administrative Services|
Los Medanos College
Vice President, Business and Administrative Services
Job Number: 0001271
Salary: $10,888 - $13,267 (Initial salary placement will not be above step 3)
Complete job description and application available online at: https://www.4cdcareers.net/postings/5952
Special Instructions to Applicants
Los Medanos College (LMC) is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and innovative leader to serve as Vice President of Business & Administrative Services. As the Chief Business Officer, the Vice President of Business & Administrative Services will be responsible for providing effective leadership and administrative management for all business, facilities, finance, human resources, and information technology functions at the College; working closely with the other Vice Presidents and dedicated educators to develop and implement effective strategies for business and financial administration, enrollment management, integrated planning and resource allocation processes, and student and employee retention; and, as a member of the President’s Cabinet team, ensuring that the College continues to strengthen its integrated approach to programs and services, planning, and operations towards the achievement of student success and institutional goals.
The successful candidate will: have an inclusive and approachable leadership style; demonstrate a commitment to equity; possess excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills; be a strategic, innovative thinker with strong problem-solving and organizational skills; and understand how to work effectively in a participatory governance environment.
Los Medanos College (LMC) is one of three colleges within the Contra Costa Community College District, and offers award-winning transfer and career education programs, stellar support services, and diverse learning opportunities in East Contra Costa County. A Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), the College serves a diverse population of approximately 10,000 students annually: African American = 14%; Asian = 6%; Filipino = 5%; Hispanic/Latinx = 41%; Multi-Ethnicity = 8%; Unknown/Did Not State = 1%; and White/Non-Hispanic = 25%. LMC’s exceptional educators, innovative curricula, growing degree and certificate offerings, and strong regional partnerships focus squarely on student success. From its welcoming campus culture to its state-of-the-art facilities, the College demonstrates its commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for all members of the campus community – in the classroom and in the workplace – and strives to achieve positive, equitable outcomes for all students. At its Pittsburg Campus and Brentwood Center, LMC provides educational programs and support resources that position students for continued success at four-year institutions, in the workforce, and beyond. Of the 1,600 two-year institutions across the nation, LMC was twice recognized as a “Top 150 U.S. Community College” by the Aspen Institute and was named one of the “50 Best Community Colleges” by College Choice.
Screening Interviews are expected to be held the week of April 29. Final interviews are expected to be held the week of May 13.
Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $10,888 per month, second step $11,439 per month or third step at $12,019 per month (depending upon experience). Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on annual basis, until the maximum step of $13,267 per month is reached on the salary schedule
Under general administrative direction of a College President, serves as a campus Assistant Chief Executive Officer (CEO), overseeing budget development, fiscal operations, fiscal accountability, facilities management, major construction and renovation projects, campus information technology, central cashiering, bookstore, business office, campus human resources, campus payroll, campus accounting, custodial, food services, building grounds, maintenance, and other duties as assigned. May serve as the acting College CEO in the absence of the College President.
A Vice President oversees academic, student affairs and/or support services programs for a college in the District and serves as an Assistant Chief Executive Officer for the campus. Incumbents receive very high level direction from the College President. The President reports directly to the District Chancellor and is the Chief Executive Officer of the College, and thus is responsible for the entire delivery of educational and other services provided by the College.
Examples of Duties/Essential Functions
• Serves as an Assistant Chief Executive Officer and Chief Business Officer for a college in the District, overseeing budget development, fiscal operations, fiscal accountability, facilities management, major construction and renovation projects, campus information technology, central cashiering, bookstore, business office, campus human resources, campus payroll, campus accounting, custodial, food services, building grounds, maintenance, and other duties as assigned.
• Provides vision and leadership for a diverse, dynamic and innovative community of managers, faculty, staff and students.
• Provides overall leadership in the area of business and administrative services programs, ensuring that the instructional, student, and/or support services programs reflect the educational philosophy and institutional goals of the College and the District.
• Ensures that accreditation standards are met.
• Plans, directs, and oversees the financial, human resources, risk management, and information technology functions of the college.
• Develops, manages, and oversees College’s budget and all funds.
• Allocates or assists in allocation of financial resources to accomplish college educational mission and goals in accordance with established budget processes.
• Interprets and analyzes pertinent educational and financial laws, legislation, policies, regulations and procedures to determine impact on the College and to formulate compliance and reporting strategies.
• Develops, recommends and carries out comprehensive policies and programs for managing the College’s business and administrative activities in accordance with College and District missions and goals.
• Provides in-service training programs for staff on policies, work methods, materials, customer service, equipment, and work safety.
• Serves as College Equal Employment Officer and College Safety Officer; ensures compliance with all pertinent labor laws and collective bargaining agreements.
• Ensures campus safety with students, staff, and the public.
• Oversees the hiring processes and payroll functions for College managers, supervisors, faculty and classified staff.
• Ascertains and meets College and community educational and financial needs by communicating effectively with managers, supervisors, faculty and staff and the service area community.
• Actively participates in and supports College shared governance components and activities and other collaborative processes.
• Assists in the development and maintenance of the assigned college’s educational strategic plan.
• Develops and participates in College and District planning processes to assure articulation between financial planning goals and objectives and those of other College and District organizational units.
• Supports a climate that promotes innovation and improved service to students and the community; cooperates with area staff, faculty and other managers to develop processes that are student-friendly and supportive of student success.
• Manages and participates in the continued evaluation and improvement of assigned College-wide business and administrative programs and services.
• Oversees and coordinates new construction, remodeling, grounds renovation, maintenance, and campus-related projects.
• Oversees research and submission of grant applications and proposals to federal, state, foundation and other funding agencies, to augment college resources for educational programs and services.
• Manages assigned managers, faculty, classified and supervisory staff.
• Assists in the training of assigned managers, supervisory, faculty and classified staff.
• Evaluates assigned managers, supervisors and classified staff.
• Assists in the evaluation of faculty.
• Represents the college on College and District-wide committees and task forces, as well as to community groups, professional organizations, other colleges and K-12 schools.
• Responds to and seeks resolution of complaints arising from assigned divisions and major program area activities, including participating in the process of collective bargaining contract grievances.
• Employs appropriate techniques and strategies to resolve disputes and to enhance communication and cooperation among the members of the College and District communities.
• Travels throughout the District in carrying out responsibilities and functions.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications & Requirements
Education/Training: Earned Master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university in business administration, accounting, finance, or a related field AND three years of relevant full-time management experience.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, accounting, finance, or a related field AND a certified public accountant’s license AND five years of relevant full-time management experience.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, accounting, finance, or a related field AND seven years of relevant full-time management experience.
Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of
Knowledge Of: community college budget procedures, finance, accounting, payroll, human resources, information technology, facilities, buildings and grounds, maintenance, construction management, and equipment; the goals of shared governance; principles and practices of administrative organization and management, planning, supervising and evaluating the work of others, employee motivation and training; applicable federal, state, local, District and College laws, rules and regulations, and collective bargaining contract provisions; complex business level English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; modern office tools such as computers and printers; typical modern office computer software programs; report and presentation writing; the relationship and interaction of a community college and the varied communities, special-interest groups, and public agencies it serves; the purposes, goals and philosophy underlying the delivery of education in a community college setting; and budget development and management.
Minimum Qualification-Ability To
Ability To: Independently perform assigned critical and highly complex senior management level duties with an entrepreneurial spirit and with effectiveness, speed and accuracy; successfully manage people, major college-wide programs and initiatives; effectively oversee college change efforts, problem-solving, short and long-term strategic financial planning processes and financial resources; manage personnel resources of a college, including motivating, developing and directing people; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; use personal computers utilizing typical office software applications, including the Internet; work effectively in a participatory governance environment to accomplish the goals and objectives of the college; communicate effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
• Successful, full-time higher education administrative experience in business, accounting, financial, human resources, facilities, and information technology
• Experience with and/or expertise in…
**** Leading the development and management of a complex budget for a large organization
**** Overseeing capital projects and infrastructure bond programs
**** Designing, presenting, and clearly communicating information in various formats to broad/diverse constituencies
**** Building equity-focused practices into various administrative, operational, and/or planning processes of an academic institution
• Demonstrated leadership and success with…
**** Direct managerial responsibility for multiple departments/organizational units
**** Building consensus, cultivating collaborative teams, and fostering positive relationships with diverse campus groups in a participatory governance environment
**** Promoting a culture of inclusiveness and respect for all members of the organization, and maintaining a supportive, engaging, and equitable learning and work environment
• Ability to…
**** Develop, implement, manage and evaluate processes that foster institutional effectiveness and equitable student success
**** Implement District policies and procedures, while working effectively with faculty and staff in a collective bargaining environment
**** Effectively supervise/engage/empower personnel and lead a team
• Knowledge of…
**** Relevant federal, state, and local legislation and regulations; California Education Code; California Community College Budget and Accounting Manuals; and CCCCO initiatives (e.g., Student-Centered Funding Formula, Vision for Success, Guided Pathways, Student Equity and Achievement Program, Strong Workforce Program, and Categorical Programs)
**** ACCJC Standards and accreditation processes
**** Contemporary equity, diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism concepts and issues in a higher education setting
It is the District’s policy to ensure 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 ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.