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West Valley College is seeking a talented, equity-minded professional who thrives in a fast-paced and exciting environment to fill the position of Director, Library and Learning Support Services.

West Valley College is part of the West Valley-Mission Community College District. Designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, West Valley College enrolls about 14,000 students annually. The student population represents diverse communities from the cities of Saratoga, Campbell, and Los Gatos. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research webpage.
We are seeking a collaborative, knowledgeable leader who thrives in a fast-paced and innovative environment to serve as the Director. The college is known for the strength of our academic programs and faculty as well as our equity-minded and student-focused approach that combines high-tech and high touch. West Valley is about success. It is about helping students create a future for themselves so they can contribute to a world that needs their talents, drive, and enthusiasm. We do that by providing as much one-on-one interaction with students as possible. And we offer classes on our beautiful 143-acre Saratoga campus located at the southwest border of Silicon Valley in the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains, as well as in numerous community agencies facilities.

West Valley College is committed to addressing inequities and injustices both societally and institutionally and recognizes that higher education and our institution has colluded, harmed, and remained complacent in upholding aspects of white supremacy, ableism, patriarchy, and other systems of oppression. The West Valley College community is committed to long-term equity, social justice, and racial justice work that will transform individuals, the institution, and the greater community. As a collective community, we embrace accountability and will take action with courage, grace, humility, and a commitment to learning and unlearning.

The Director of Library and Learning SupportServices provides collaborative leadership to plan, coordinate, and supervise the activities of the Library and the Student Success Center to meet the instructional and student support needs of the College and enhance the educational effectiveness of the Library and Student Success Center by developing and supporting innovative approaches to these services in support of equitable student success. The director coordinates these activities with other divisions or departments; promotes the use of these services by faculty and students; collaborates with district information services concerning software and technology for use in the Library & Student Success Center; and provides complex staff assistance to a dean and/or vice president.

Equity-minded applicants with experience working in a dynamic environment and who understands the value of serving a diverse student population are encouraged to apply.

Assignment
This is an academic administrator position with an anticipated start date of July 2024. This is an exempt, management position and is not subject to overtime.

Location: West Valley College, Saratoga, CA

Salary and Benefits

Salary Range:

  • Initial hire range: $161,308-$171,795 annually (Administrative Salary Schedule, Program Director II classification, Range 21, Steps A-C).
  • Annual salary step increases to maximum of salary range, $201,098 annually (Administrative Salary Schedule, Range 21, Step H).

Benefits include:

  • Additional compensation: $1,500 for doctorate added to base salary annually, to be prorated on a monthly basis.
  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse, and/or dependents.
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
  • Employer-provided life insurance.
  • 14 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
  • 22 days vacation leave accrued annually (25 days after 5 years).
  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually.
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
  • Professional development and renewal leave.
  • $1000 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,500 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
  • CalPERS pension plan.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff;

AND

  • Equivalent to a Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in library science, library, information science, counseling, business administration, education, or a related field;

AND

  • Five years of increasingly responsible experience related to the area of assignment, including one year of supervisory responsibility.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will also demonstrate the following desired qualifications:

  • Prior experience working in an academic tutoring center and/or academic library.
  • Successful work experience of increasing responsibility in an educational setting that included tutoring, student support services, peer mentoring or learning resources.
  • Experience with event planning, including planning, coordination, and team building.
  • Experience with research and compiling data for, formatting, and preparing statistical, financial and other reports.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use software systems common to library and/or tutoring settings.
  • A well-informed leadership philosophy as well as demonstrated listening skills, and experience as a successful leader who can deliver on desired outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience as a leader in implementing diversity, equity, and social justice actions

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of educational program management.
  • Methods and techniques used in needs assessment and provision of services to target population.
  • Pertinent local, state, and federal rules, regulations and laws, including federal and state audit requirements.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.
  • Principles and practices of research analysis and management.
  • Principles and practices of budget development, implementation, and monitoring.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
  • Principles and practices of work safety.

Ability to:

  • Organize, implement and direct assigned student services and instructional program operations/activities.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone; write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.
  • Interpret and explain pertinent program requirements and mandates, and department policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget.
  • Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate staff.
  • Use sound judgment in recognizing scope of authority.
  • Operate and use modern office equipment including computers and applicable software.
  • Maintain regular attendance and adhere to prescribed work schedule to conduct job responsibilities.
  • Utilize appropriate safety procedures and practices for assigned duties.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Relate effectively with people of varied academic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds using tact, diplomacy, and courtesy.
  • Establish and maintain effective, cooperative and collaborative working relationships with others.
  • Work beyond normal business hours, attend evening meetings and/or perform weekend work, and travel.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Administer, develop, organize, coordinate, implement and supervise the operations and activities of assigned student programs.
  • Recommend and implement section goals and objectives; establish performance standards and methods for assigned student and/or instructional programs; develop and implement policies and procedures.
  • Plan, develop, and oversee the work of staff and faculty involved in delivery of services for grant funded and/or categorical student programs.
  • Evaluate operations and activities of assigned unit; implement improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.
  • Prepare and administer program budgets; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; monitor and control expenditures; forecast additional funds needed for program staffing, equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Participate in the selection of staff; coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed.
  • Select, orient, train, supervise, schedule, and evaluate contract employees and/or instructors.
  • Design and administer processes to evaluate program outcomes; analyze and interpret diagnostic assessment results and reports; re-evaluate and redesign programs that are not meeting student needs and/or established goals.
  • Develop funding sources; participate in preparation of state and federal grant applications; direct and/or prepare required grant reports and documentation; assure compliance with applicable regulations and conditions of funding, including spending grant funds accordingly and in a timely manner.
  • Advocate, promote and inform the needs, compliance and issues regarding assigned programs to the college and district; liaison with administrators and faculty to exchange information and coordinate program activities.
  • Design and participate in college outreach and recruitment efforts, especially as they pertain to target student population of assigned program.
  • Assure compliance with program eligibility requirements and state and federal regulations.
  • Serve on district and/or community boards and committees as assigned; represent the district and/or college at local and state professional organizations as required.
  • Answer questions and provide information to students and to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaint.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other district employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust, and respect.
  • Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

  • Interested applicants must submit online all materials requested, including: (1) A completed online West Valley-Mission Community College District application; (2) Supplemental application questions; (3) Resume; (4) Unofficial copies of transcripts, if requested; (5) Cover letter and/or reference list, if requested; and (6) Any requested licenses or certificates, if applicable.
  • All sections of the online application, including Education and Educational Work History, must be completed thoroughly.
  • Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Do NOT send unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will be removed from your application and will not be used for consideration of employment.
  • The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.

ABOUT TRANSCRIPTS:

  • If a minimum requirement is possession of a degree, then a copy of transcripts is required to be included with your application to verify the degree being awarded. If no transcripts are included, the application may be screened as not meeting minimum requirements.
  • Should the minimum qualifications state “any combination equivalent to,” then additional relevant work experience may substitute for education. In this case, please upload a document stating such in the Required Transcripts document field.
  • Degrees must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Candidates with degrees earned outside of the United States must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course of the transcripts) and must be submitted with this online application.
  • If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at an office supply or copy store; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application.
  • Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

For reasonable accommodations and assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Attn: Recruitment
14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: (408) 741-2171 Fax: (408) 867-9059
Email: jobs@wvm.edu

SELECTION PROCESS INFORMATION:

  • After the deadline date, a committee will review and evaluate applications and supporting materials to select the applicants to be interviewed. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview.
  • All candidates will receive an e-notification to acknowledge receipt of their application materials. If not contacted within 3-6 weeks following the close of the recruitment, no suitable match was determined at this time.
  • Travel expenses to attend first-level interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • Application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned or duplicated.
  • The District may choose to re-advertise or indefinitely delay filling a position. Some positions may include first and second level interviews.
  • The District reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants.
  • Any tentative verbal offer of employment is contingent upon formal approval of the college Governing Board.
  • Upon hire the successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United States.

EEO STATEMENT:

West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ a diverse workforce who will contribute to an inclusive and welcoming educational and employment environment. The District is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, genetic information, ancestry, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, military or veteran status, and medical condition consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $161,308.00 - $171,795.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

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