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Introduction

The Chancellor and Board of Trustees of the ҡǮϴȫ seek an experienced, energetic, and accessible leader for the position of Vice Chancellor of Business Services. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who seeks to play a senior leadership role within a premier community college district and who is committed to the District’s mission:

The mission of the ҡǮϴȫ is student success and educational excellence. The district and its colleges provide access to affordable, quality educational programs and services that develop a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California and the global community. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic instructional and learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. ҡǮϴȫ-De Anza is driven by an equity agenda and core values of integrity, inclusion, care for our students' well-being, and sustainability.

The Vice Chancellor of Business Services serves as the Chief Business and Financial Officer, reporting to the Chancellor and serving on the Executive Leadership Team. This position provides sound leadership for administrative, fiscal, and other business-related matters in service of our colleges, their students, our employees, and the community. An exceptional candidate will balance fiscally conservative principles with a recognition that the evolving nature of community colleges requires examining fiscal models and calculated investments that support future-focused growth and sustainability strategies.

Our Chancellor, Lee Lambert, is nationally recognized for community college innovation and entrepreneurship. The District and our colleges seek to continue leading in academic, workforce, and technology innovation as one of the largest and most sustainability-focused community college districts in California and the nation. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, our community provides an unparalleled quality of life in an ideal climate, with diverse and physically beautiful campuses that have earned a global reputation for excellence. Our proximity to the global center for technology innovation also provides a wealth of opportunities for the District to pursue innovative partnerships with industry and community leaders.

The Chancellor’s vision for the District, recently shared through a series of Town Hall sessions and through professional development with the Executive Leadership Team includes:

  • To remain equity-minded and learner-focused to effectively equip students with the skills necessary to pursue their goals
  • To be an innovative leader that is responsive to the needs of the community
  • To become a nationally recognized Employer of Choice
  • To work collaboratively as De Anza College, ҡǮϴȫ College, and District Central Services toward unified goals (“We are All, We are One”)

The Vice Chancellor of Business Services plays a key leadership role in the development of both short- and long-range strategic planning; plans, organizes, coordinates, directs, and conducts financial, budget, and business related activities; minimizes risk to the district; oversees District Police and security in a multi-campus environment; and actively participates in the development and/or otherwise influences the development of federal, state, and regulatory agency legislation, policies, and procedures that have an impact on the District.   

As a member of the Executive Leadership Team reporting to the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor of Business Services works collaboratively and productively with other members of the Executive Leadership Team, including:  De Anza College President, ҡǮϴȫ College President, Vice Chancellor of Human Resources, Vice Chancellor of Technology, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor, Executive Director of the Foundation, Executive Director of International Student Programs, District Coordinator of Public Affairs and Communications, and the Executive Assistant to the Chancellor.

The primary work location for the Vice Chancellor of Business Services is at the district offices, located adjacent to the ҡǮϴȫ College campus in Los Altos Hills, California. 

Role of the Vice Chancellor, Business Services

The Vice Chancellor of Business Services provides leadership for the development and implementation of business and fiscal services necessary to support the mission of the District. The Vice Chancellor of Business Services will serve as the Chief Business and Financial Officer for the District and is responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing complex business policy and procedures; making business related decisions within District policy, law, or existing practice; and advising the Chancellor, Executive Leadership Team, and the Board on fiscal matters.

This position provides financially prudent business services for the District and plays a key leadership role in the development of both short- and long-range strategic planning. The Vice Chancellor of Business Services plans, organizes, coordinates, directs, and conducts financial, budget, and business related activities; minimizes risk to the District; oversees District Police and security in a multi-campus environment; and actively participates in the development or otherwise influences the development of federal, state, and regulatory agency legislation, policies, and procedures that have an impact on the District.

The Vice Chancellor provides oversight and leadership for the following departments and services: District Police, Accounting and Payroll, Environmental Health and Safety, Purchasing, Risk Management, Emergency Operations Management, Budget; provides fiscal oversight of and support for the Bond Program(s) in coordination with the Executive Director of Facilities and Operations; and monitors and advises the ҡǮϴȫ-De Anza Foundation. Direct reports to the position include: the Executive Director of Fiscal Services; Director of Budget Operations; Chief of Police; Director of Purchasing, Contracts and Risk Management; Director of Environmental Health and Safety; and Executive Assistant, Business Services.

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Opportunities and Challenges

  1. Implementiing California’s Student-Centered Funding Formula after a period of declining enrollments
  2. Advising the Chancellor, Board of Trustees, and District community on the potential to achieve Community-supported (Basic Aid) status and recommend strategy options
  3. Managing the Measure G bond program, the largest bond measure approved by voters in the history of Santa Clara County ($898 Million), and upgrading campus infrastructure
  4. Reviewing and proposing resource allocation that ensures fiscal stability and supports institutional and student equity in a multi-college district
  5. Working to achieve the Board of Trustees aggressive policy goal to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2035 (electrification of the District)


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