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San Diego Community College District Director, Fiscal Services in San Diego, California

Posting Details

Posting Details (Default Section)

Closing Date: 09/08/2019

Open Until Filled Yes

Classification Title Director, Fiscal Services

Working Title Director, Fiscal Services

Recruitment Limits

Location District

Pay Information

Range 20 ($10,661.11 – $17,351.15) per month based on the current Management Salary Schedule.

Initial salary placement is commensurate with related experience and promotional rules. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid: medical, dental, and vision plans; sick and vacation leave; and opportunities for professional development. Initial Salary Placement, Promoted or transferred employees will be placed as specified in the Management Employees Handbook. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. A temporary probationary period will be applied to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

Position Equivalent FTE:

1.0 FTE

No. Months: 12 Months

Position Number: 004012

FLSA Status Exempt (does not accrue overtime)

Position Type Classified

Bargaining Unit Management

Range 20

Department Fiscal Services

The Position

Message from Dr. Bonnie Ann Dowd, Executive Vice Chancellor,

As the second-largest of California’s 73 community college districts, the San Diego Community College District serves approximately 100,000 students annually at its three, credit colleges, San Diego City College, Mesa College, Miramar College, and seven campuses of San Diego Continuing Education. The colleges and Continuing Education offer exceptional instructional programs provided by national and state recognized faculty and staff. The District maintains active partnerships with local industry, the community, the military, and other educational institutions to ensure students have clear pathways in order to achieve their academic and professional goals. The District and its graduates have a combined economic benefit to the San Diego region of $5.5 billion annually – 98 percent of the District’s students remain in the region after completing their education.

As a senior administrator in the Business and Technology Services Division, the Director of Fiscal Services is responsible for the development, planning, controlling, and organizing of the District’s annual budgets and audits. The Director is also responsible for administering and monitoring of all fiscal operational activities for the District. The Director is responsible for providing a high standard of visionary leadership and direction related to all fiscal operations and support services Districtwide. The Director of Fiscal Services’ position is at the same classification level as the colleges and Continuing Education’s Vice President of Administrative Services.

The Director works with all of the District’s campuses and divisions, the external auditors, public agency representatives, and the general public with regard to all fiscal related operations and reporting under the general direction of the Executive Vice Chancellor. If you are seeking to be a part of a dynamic District and an outstanding Business and Technology Services Division, with an opportunity to provide leadership to a dedicated and committed Fiscal Services team, you are encouraged to apply for this position.

Applications are currently being accepted for Director, Fiscal Services in the Office of Administrative Services, located at San Diego City College. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. The selected candidate must be willing to adjust work days/hours based on the department’s needs.

Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.

Classification Description

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Desired Qualifications

Any combination of training and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in Business Administration or related field, a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field, and extensive experience in budgeting, accounting, enterprise operations, or other business operations in a community college or other non-profit public sector organization of which at least three years are in a management or senior level supervisory capacity. CPA, CMA or related certification is also desirable.

Foreign Degree:

Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC.(ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

Commitment to Diversity:

All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and classified professionals.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply.

  • Complete online application;

  • Three (3) Non-Confidential Letters of Recommendation uploaded by the applicant;

  • Letter of Application; AND

  • Curriculum Vitae or Résumé.

Position is open until filled. Applications received by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, September 8, 2019 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the screening committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

Tentative Timeline (Subject to Change):

September 30, 2019 and October 1, 2019: First level interview October 14, 2019: Second level interview (October 16, 2019, tentative, if needed)

Important: Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee. Applicants must complete each required field and answer each supplemental question; references to resumes, CVs, etc. will not substitute for completing the required fields and supplemental questions; and will result in the application being considered “incomplete.” To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed.

Before submitting the application and uploaded materials, please check to make sure they are complete and accurate. Once you submit, you will not have access to your application to make changes, however you will be able to view the application if submitted prior to the deadline. If you think you have made an error prior to the closing date, please contact HR at (619) 388-6579 or email jobs@sdccd.edu.

  • Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.

  • Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via the same e-mail used to submit the application: it is the applicant’s responsibility to frequently check their email for correspondence.

  • All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

Conditions of Employment:


  • Submit “official” college transcripts as stated on application;

  • Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the District’s expense;

  • Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment);

  • Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment);

  • Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States; AND

  • Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices;

  • Employed on an initial contract of up to two (2) years that is eligible for renewal annually for up to a subsequent two-year period.

Additional Information:

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time classified employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Contract employees become members of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) upon appointment.

Posting Number CL01152

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