Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Planning

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 2014549S
Position Title Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Planning
Location District Office
Department Educational Svcs & Planning DIST (DEPT)
Position Number 1A0025
Percentage of Full Time 100%
FLSA Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Months per Year 12
If other, please specify
Min Salary $221,256 (annual)
Max Salary $275,412 (annual)
Position Type Administrative/Supervisory Positions

Posting Text

General Statement

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

The Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Planning position is a part of the Chancellor’s team and has overall responsibility for the coordination of instruction and student services. The District encourages a learning organization that focuses on access and student success and fosters a “culture of inquiry.” The District is known for developing effective approaches to serving the varied interests and needs of the community and for promoting a student-centered culture. The Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Planning reports directly to the Chancellor. The Vice Chancellor will provide overall coordination in the planning, development, and implementation of the instructional and student support programs of the District, including the areas of research, accreditation, strategic planning, workforce, and economic development, and educational technology.

First level interviews will be scheduled on one of the following days: April 2, April 3, April 4, and April 9. Finalist interviews are scheduled for April 16 – 27.
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.

1. Provides overall leadership to the District in educational planning, international education, development, and innovation, including new programs; coursework and distance learning; program review; research and strategic planning; accreditation; and in the development and implementation of the instructional and student support programs of the District

2. Coordinates the educational services and planning of the District in collaboration with the College Presidents and Vice Presidents, senior staff, college administrators, and the appropriate shared governance groups

3. Develops and manages the budget for the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Educational Services and Planning

4. Interprets and ensures compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations, the rules and policies of the Board of Trustees, and the administrative directives of the Chancellor as these affect educational and student services

5. Works with the Chancellor, College Presidents, and other senior administrators on District-wide issues and initiatives

6. In collaboration with the Vice Presidents, maintains the instructional program inventory and monitors the instructional and student support programs of the District, including statewide initiatives such as Student Equity, Basic Skills, and SSP

7. Coordinates the completion of District reports for federal, state, and local agencies

8. Coordinates District research functions and chairs the District Research Council

9. Recommends to the Chancellor and others as appropriate changes in organization and operating policies and procedures that affect District educational services and planning

10. Reviews legislation affecting the student support and academic affairs of the District and advises the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees

11. Provides oversight for grant development at the district-level

12. Attends meetings of the Board of Trustees and serves on District committees

13. Serves as a member of the Chancellor’s Council

14. Serves as liaison between district-wide student services and instructional committees, e.g. Enrollment Services Committee

15. Is the contact point for the district responsibilities for accreditation of the three colleges

16. Performs other duties as assigned by the Chancellor

Minimum Qualifications

• Possession of a Master’s degree or the equivalent

• 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, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Knowledge and experience in educational curriculum development, program planning, strategic planning, and research

2. Experience in the use of educational technology to further advance instructional programs and student services

3. Significant experience in both instruction and providing service to students directly

4. Familiarity with Title V and other California community college laws, rules, and regulations

5. Management level experience in areas such as policy development, implementation, and interpretation of laws relating to curriculum and program development

6. Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication, particularly with public and government agencies, and the use of computer software such as word processing and spreadsheets

7. Ability to work in an academic environment with understanding of the traditional processes related to shared governance, as well as valuing employee and student diversity

Physical Requirements

This classification requires sitting for extended periods of time, pushing and pulling, and visual acuity. The ability to type, use phone, stand intermittently, walk, bend and stoop, occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects of light to moderate weight, work at a computer, including sitting and viewing a monitor for various lengths of time, repetitive use of keyboard, mouse or other control device, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate keyboard, hearing and speaking to communicate and provide information to others; ability to operate a motor vehicle and drive to off campus locations in order to perform the essential functions.

Preferred Qualifications

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. Optional tax-deferred flexible benefit 403(b) and 457 plans are also available. Academic managers participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Employees may also be eligible for various first-time homebuyer programs.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 01/26/2018
First Review Date 03/15/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Required application materials, including the cover letter, will be screened on the basis of Requirements and 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.

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)

Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

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.


Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.

Annual Security Report

San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2017 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 2017 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 2017 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2017 Annual Security Report is now available at 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.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • District Employee
    • District Employment Site
    • CCC Registry
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • ACCCA
    • HERC
    • Other
    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook or Twitter
  2. * Do you possess a Master’s degree or above or the equivalent?
    • Yes, I have a Master's degree or above
    • I am applying for equivalence and my equivalency application is attached
    • No
  3. * Can you demonstrate at least three years of full-time managerial experience related to the administrative assignment?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Can you demonstrate cultural competence, a sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. College Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Foreign Degree Evaluation
  2. Equivalency Application
  3. Other Document 1
  4. Other Document 2
  5. Other Document 3