RESPONSIBILITIES: Under direction of the Superintendent/President (President), provides overall support for the operations of the Superintendent/President's Office; plan, organize, direct, and monitor the activities and operations of areas as assigned by the Superintendent/President; serves as a senior advisor to the President and reports directly to the President on a wide variety of administrative and executive duties, special projects, and initiatives involving the President's office and its priorities; coordinates the execution of District-wide projects undertaken by the President; and addresses questions, concerns, issues, and requests on the President's behalf.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The Special Assistant to the Superintendent/President is an equity minded, dynamic leader who thinks strategically, partners with the President and Cabinet, and collaborates with individuals across campus to actively drive the strategic plan forward, building an atmosphere of coordination and clear understanding of the College's mission, vision, and goals. This position represents the President with various constituencies including the Governing Board, management, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and various external entities. In addition, the Special Assistant to the Superintendent/President counsels and advises the President on day-to-day operations, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness and optimizing resources including the management of the budget for the President's Office. The Special Assistant to the Superintendent/President serves as principal management support to the President in handling a range of faculty, staff, student, and public and governmental affairs issues, directly handling matters of institutional importance on behalf of the President, as appropriate.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: 1. Provide leadership to areas as assigned by the Superintendent/President; plan, organize, direct, implement, and monitor the activities, operations, and services of assigned areas. 2. Serve as the Superintendent/President's Office liaison; represent the President with various constituencies including the Governing Board, management, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and various external entities; ensure the accurate, proper, and timely flow of information to and from the President's Office. 3. Coordinate and play a lead role in government relations for the President's Office and the District; oversee and lead the President's Office Communications & Government Relations Department in the creation of executive-level communications including talks, speeches, reports, and presentations. 4. Serve as principal management support to the President in handling a range of faculty, staff, student, public, and governmental affairs issues; directly handles matters of institutional importance on behalf of the President, as appropriate. 5. Support the Superintendent/President in recommending, designing, establishing, and maintaining an effective organizational structure and staffing to accomplish the organization's goals and objectives. 6. Serve as liaison to the Governing Board on key executive matters as delegated by the President. 7. Assist the President with correspondence including matters dealing with issues and subject matter requiring considerable sensitivity, discretion, judgment, or negotiation. 8. Build and nurture relationships to serve as a resource for the President and point of contact as designated for key constituents to resolve complex issues and help move forward strategic priorities. 9. At the direction of the President, assist in all aspects of College administration; perform and direct special projects as assigned by the President. 10. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to: a Bachelor's degree with major course work in public administration, business administration, education, or a related field; and five years of administrative experience working with executive level leaders.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree; experience working with higher education executives at an academic institution; experience with government relations and external relations; experience as chief of staff or similar; experience in governmental affairs; experience balancing strategic leadership with detailed involvement in support of accountabilities.
SALARY & BENEFITS: $9,279.35-$13,195.10 (salary placement is based on background, education & experience). An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.
STARTING DATE: As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application materials must be received on-line at https://jobs.swccd.edu/postings/2748. Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.
(1) Letter of application (cover letter) (2)SWC on-line application (3)Resume (4)Unofficial copies of college transcripts with date degree conferred
It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for.
All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.
We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay or cancel filling this position. If additional positions become available in this classification, applications received in response to this posting may be considered for those additional positions for up to 90 days after final board approval.
INTERVIEW TRAVEL COSTS MUST BE BORNE BY THE APPLICANT.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.