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Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Student Affairs

Under the administrative direction of the Superintendent/President, the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Student Affairs is responsible for providing direction, leadership, strategic planning, organizing, supervising, and evaluating all areas of Student Affairs.

Essential Functions

Acts as college liaison for alumni and student government activities for the purpose of providing information and serving as a resource to others.

Collaborates with a wide variety of internal and external groups (e.g. department heads, community organizations, regulatory agencies, etc.) for the purpose of implementing program components, creating long and short term plans, and addressing organizational objectives.

Compiles data from a wide variety of internal and external sources for the purpose of preparing and disseminating the district enrollment reports and ADA projections for the college.

Coordinates program components (e.g. district marketing plan, student activities, enrollment management, counseling services, high school relations plan, etc.) for the purpose of providing leadership for services which conform to established guidelines.

Develops, implements, and leads student outreach endeavors (e.g. partnerships building with service area schools and communities, etc.) for the purpose of actively participating in collaborative outreach and efforts and promoting student enrollment, engagement, and retention, particularly those reflective of district’s student demographics.

Develops program needs based on significant changes in education, current trends, and regulations (e.g. economic feasibility, programs and services for underrepresented groups, use of technology, etc.) for the purpose of evaluating alternatives and developing annual and long-term plans in conjunction with budget development and program management.

Develops a wide variety of documents and presentation materials, independently and/or through delegation to other personnel (e.g. plans, proposals, policies, budgets, grant opportunities, procedures, forms, etc.) for the purpose of implementing and maintaining services and/or programs.

Engages in equity efforts for Students of Color, social justice, and inclusivity for the purpose of rooting out racism and inequity through the development of policies and practices.

Manages day-to-day operations of Student Affairs for the purpose of achieving organizational objectives while complying with established requirements.

Monitors enrollment and student affairs for the purpose of supervising and evaluating performance objectives in compliance with established operational practices.

Oversees externally-funded programs for the purpose of supporting student and enrollment services objectives.

Participates in and provides leadership for committees, department meetings, and district-level activities when appropriate for the purpose of representing Student Affairs and Enrollment Services and the district at local, regional, and state-wide meetings and activities.

Performs a wide variety of personnel functions (e.g. recruiting, interviewing, training, evaluating, supervising, etc.) for the purpose of assisting in staff selection, maintaining adequate staffing, enhancing personnel productivity, and achieving objectives within budget.

Recommends solutions to a wide variety of complex issues for the purpose of addressing the operational needs and educational responsibilities of the district.

Responds to complex and critical reports and inquiries from a wide variety of internal and external sources regarding development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programs for the purpose of identifying relevant issues and recommending or implementing action plans.

Supports the Superintendent/President, Board, and department administrators for the purpose of developing and implementing services and programs and achieving operational goals.

Works directly with students, staff, and the Superintendent/President for the purpose of acting as the Student Ombudsperson to resolve identified issues and administer student standards of conduct according to college policy.

Other Functions

Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: developing and administering budgets; operating standard office equipment including utilizing pertinent software applications; planning and managing multiple projects; preparing and maintaining accurate records; training, developing and supervising staff; and understanding cultural competencies for relationship building with multicultural communities.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform advanced math; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; current trends and practices in assigned area; education code; principles of employee development and management; project development, goal attainment and time management; diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts and issues; accounting/bookkeeping principles; and principles of conflict resolution.

ABILITY is required to schedule a significant number of activities, meetings, and/or events; often gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing a variety of complex processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires analysis based on organizational objectives; and problem solving with equipment is significant. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; dealing with frequent and sustained interruptions; developing and maintaining positive working relationships; facilitating communication between persons with divergent positions; implementing change; maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; providing direction and leadership; setting priorities; and demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic background of community college students.


Responsibilities include: working independently under broad organizational guidelines to achieve unit objectives; managing major organizational components; supervising the use of funds for multiple departments. Utilization of significant resources from other work units is routinely required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to significantly impact the organization’s services.

Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 80% sitting, 10% walking, and 10% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.

Experience: One (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment.    

Education: Master’s degree from an accredited institution in job-related area. 

Required Testing

Certificates and Licenses: Valid CA Driver's License & Evidence of Insurability

Continuing Education/Training: Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses    

Clearances: Criminal Background Clearance, Tuberculosis Clearance

Title 8, USC, Section 1324-A requires verification of eligibility for employment in the United States.

Tentative Timeline Description
March 15, 2022 at 5 pm Initial Close Date for Applications
April 10-14, 2023 First-round interviews
May 1-5, 2023 Forums and final interviews
May 18, 2023 Board appointment of the new Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Student Affairs

NOTE: Timeline and procedures subject to change.

Napa Valley College is the result of a Napa visionary of the early 1940s: Dr. Harry McPherson, superintendent of schools in Napa County. His dream and determination led to the people of Napa passing a $650,000 bond issue in 1941 and the next year, Napa Junior College was founded as part of Napa Union High School district. The first year of World War II marked the college's first class—of just 16 students, only one of whom was male. Once the war was over, Service men and women flooded into the new college seeking educational opportunities. During 1948-49, new college facilities were built next to the high school.

The community reaffirmed its commitment to the local college in 1962 by passing a bond issue to buy land and build a new college campus on land previously occupied by Napa State Hospital. After 23 years, the college had its own campus, its own school district, and an enrollment of 1,771 students. It renamed itself Napa College and continued to grow its student body on the site it continues to occupy to this day.

In 1982, Napa College changed its name to Napa Valley College. The official opening of a permanent Upper Valley Campus in St. Helena in 1994 brought educational opportunities closer to home for upper valley residents and added new dimensions to the college curriculum.

A 2002 Bond allowed the college to add a new library, Performing Arts Center, and state of the art life sciences building as well as updating existing classrooms and labs.

Our Faculty, Staff and Students

Napa Valley College has 113 full-time faculty positions and over 216 part-time faculty. More than 400 staff members and administrators support our educational programs. We are a community of people excited about learning, and the college promotes and supports a spirit of teamwork. Attracting, nurturing, and celebrating diversity in staff and students is a college priority. We work with a diverse population of students from all socio-economic, cultural and educational backgrounds and were officially designated a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) by the US Department of Education in 2011. This diversity is the real treasure of the educational experience at Napa Valley College. We value, model and encourage student success, honesty, creativity, integrity, inclusivity, openness to new ideas, respect for others, and health and wellness. We believe these values support the variety of learning abilities and life experiences present in the community college culture.

Napa Valley College is a vital part of our community and is located just south of downtown Napa in the City of Napa in the world-famous Napa Valley, an area known for its cultural amenities and year-round mild climate.

Napa County City of Napa
Napa Valley Unified School District Napa County Office of Education
Napa Chamber of Commerce American Canyon Chamber of Commerce
Calistoga Chamber of Commerce St. Helena Chamber of Commerce
Yountville Chamber of Commerce ​Napa County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Napa County Hispanic Network Workforce Alliance of the North Bay
Visit Napa Valley Napa Valley Vintners


Napa Valley College approximate driving time to the main campus of Napa Valley College from:

Berkeley...........................................................40 minutes

Oakland...........................................................45 minutes

Petaluma.........................................................30 minutes

Sacramento.................................................... 1 1/4 hours

San Francisco................................................. 1 1/4 hours

San Rafael.......................................................40 minutes

Santa Rosa......................................................50 minutes