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Vice Chancellor of Business Services

South Orange Community College District

Mission Viejo, California 92692
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South Orange County Community College District


Vice Chancellor of Business Services

Initial Screening Date12/04/2017



The District provides California State Retirement System, and offers a comprehensive package including holidays, sick, vacation, and personal necessity time; and, insurance benefits which include medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, a long-term disability income-protection plan, and a legal plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District.



PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at https://jobs.socccd.edu


Summary Description:

To serve as the District’s Chief Business Official; plan, develop, organize, coordinate, administer, review and evaluate comprehensive District-wide fiscal services, including budget preparation and administration, financial management, accounting, payroll, auditing. risk management, employee benefits, facilities planning, construction, investments, and capital financing, safety programs, purchasing and warehousing, including contracting, fixed asset inventory control and mail delivery and courier services in support of the District’s Strategic Plan and other goals and objectives.



The ensure timely and accurate submission of all District financial reports, including the annual financial audit and adopted budget; ensure the development, implementation and adherence of Board policies related to business services; ensure compliance with State and federal laws, District policies and collective bargaining agreements; train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel and perform other duties and assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Chancellor and Board of Trustees; foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District; and lead by example.



To foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District; lead by example; actively participate in and support District-wide participatory governance components and activities and other collaborative processes; encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.




Receives administrative direction from the Chancellor.

Exercises direct supervision over assigned administrative, management, technical and clerical staff.


Knowledge of:

• Budget preparation, management, and control.

• Financial management. 

• Business, facilities, and contracts law.

• Business services information systems functions and operations.

• Computer systems and software applications related to business services.

• District and college organization, operations, policies and objectives.

• District policies, operational procedures and guidelines applicable to the administration of a comprehensive public sector business services program. 

• Employee services such as payroll, benefits, risk management, safety programs, and insurances.

• Local economic conditions.

• Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and diplomacy.

• Negotiation techniques and public sector collective bargaining processes.

• Oral and written communication skills.

• Principles and practices of business services management and collective bargaining in the public sector.

• Principles and practices of community college administration.

• Principles and practices of training, supervision and performance evaluation.

• Principles of contract administration.

• Principles, trends, methods, strategies and procedures pertaining to business services programs.

• Progressive discipline procedures and documentation.

• Local, State and federal laws, codes and regulations related to business administration of a public education agency, including the California Education Code and the California Government Code.


Ability to:

Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

• Assist in the development, preparation, and administration of real estate related budgets, contracts, policies and procedures.

• Assure the preparation, maintenance and retention of personnel files and data.

• Collect, compile and analyze data.

• Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse constituencies within and outside of the District.

• Develop and administer department budget.

• Develop and administer policies and procedures for business services.

• Encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services. 

• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

• Exercise initiative and work independently with minimum administrative direction.

• Interpret, apply and explain complex District policies, legal requirements and negotiated agreements.

• Make effective public presentations.

• Operate computer and applications software, including database management, spreadsheet, word processing and software related to business services.

• Operate modern office equipment such as computer, printer, calculator, copier and facsimile machine.

• Participate in negotiating complex ground lease and other real estate related agreements.

• Participate in negotiating collective bargaining agreements.

• Plan and organize work.

• Plan, develop, organize, coordinate, administer, monitor, control and evaluate a wide variety of District business services functions and administrative services, operations, programs and activities.

• Plan, organize, direct, administer, review, evaluate assigned business programs and services and formulate program policy recommendations to implement the District’s various strategic plans and other goals and objectives in accordance with local, State, and federal laws.

• Prepare and administer budgets for assigned program areas.

• Prepare and present reports and recommendations.

• Prepare oral and written reports and recommendations.

• Provide leadership in assigned business services areas.

• Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socioeconomic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy. 

• Research and analyze complex issues and make recommendations

• Select, train, lead, direct, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.

• Understand student enrollment trends and demographic statistics of the community, as well as trends in academic, vocational, adult and continuous education.

• Understand and effectively and collaboratively work in a complicated multi-college environment, as well as within a system of community college districts.

• Work cooperatively with Information Technology personnel to develop sound information and reporting systems and procedures related to business services.


To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  




Education and Experience Guidelines:

The minimum qualifications for service as an educational administrator, as outlined in Title V Regulation 53420, shall be both of the following: a) Possession of a master’s degree; and b) One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment. Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.



Possession of a master’s degree and one year of formal training, internship or leadership, experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.


Desirable Education:

Earned doctorate degree in business, finance or related field.



Five years of increasingly responsible and varied experience in administering and supervising a full range of District-wide business services management programs, such as accounting, budgeting, contracts, property management, land-use development, payroll, facilities planning/management, purchasing, risk management, warehousing and inventory control, in a public sector setting.


Desirable Experience:

• Experience in performing work as described above in a California public education environment is highly desirable.

• Experience as Chief Financial Officer in a multi-college community college district.

• Experience in managing a budget of $100 million or more.

• Knowledge of integrated business and human resources systems.

• Experience in managing capital construction budgets.

• Experience in managing land development projects.

• Ability to work effectively in a participatory government environment.

• Ability to work effectively within the State mandate for collective bargaining.

• Legal acumen and media perception.

• Experience in public-private partnerships.

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