Dean of Student Services - Folsom Lake College in Folsom California

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Folsom Lake College

Folsom, California 95630

United States


Detailed Job Description

Los Rios Community College District

Dean of Student Services

The Institution:
Folsom Lake College is the fourth and newest college in the Los Rios Community College District. The college and its centers, El Dorado and Rancho Cordova, are a dynamic learning community committed to academic excellence and innovation. The college provides high quality educational programs and services to enrich and empower students to reach their full potential as informed and productive members of the community.

The college awards Associate in Arts or Science degrees, Career Technical Education certificates, and transfer credit for students who intend to continue their education at a four year college or university. Our college is an educational organization that embraces change, values diversity, focuses on creativity and personal enrichment, and is committed to an interest-based approach to solving problems and addressing issues.

Folsom Lake College offers a full spectrum of services and programs, all dedicated to enhancing college success. The college provides varied degree and certificate programs, a variety of learning opportunities, and ensures a comprehensive student services program. To meet student needs, the college provides classes in a variety of scheduling modalities including semester, short term and weekends. Folsom Lake College also incorporates the newest technologies for classroom instruction and offers classes in a variety of distance education formats including televised, online, and hybrid.

Position Summary:
Under the general direction of the Vice President of Student Services, the Dean of Student Services facilitates and promotes effective student learning, development and success through the management of strong support services, programs, and performance outcomes measures. The Dean supports and enhances a climate that promotes innovation and improved services to students. Administrative and supervisory responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: counseling services, career and transfer services center, outreach, retention and academic intervention efforts, advanced education, articulation, assessment, orientation, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S), California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), and Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSP&S). The Dean has primary responsibility for oversight of the Student Success and Support Program, serves as the college student grievance officer and plays an active role on the crisis response team. The Dean manages the development and assessment of student learning outcomes, as well as the completion of program reviews for assigned areas. The Dean's responsibilities include administration and supervision of the Human/Career Development and Student Government instructional disciplines, including teaching assignments, staff and faculty evaluation, curriculum evaluation and development, budget recommendations and administration of day, evening and summer offerings. As the college grows, these responsibilities may be expanded to include other disciplines associated with student development. The Dean provides general supervision of the operations of the area, along with the coordination of activities and the evaluation of the faculty and staff of the area.

Typical Duties:
- Functions as the first line administrator in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of student success support services and activities (orientation, assessment, counseling, etc.).
- Develops and supports services that enhance student engagement, and develops/implements strategies for student success and achievement of student outcomes.
- Responsible for coordination and implementation of support services, counseling and other interventions with students having academic problems, lacking educational objectives, or failing to make academic progress.
- Recommends selection of candidates for certificated and classified positions. Assists in the training and evaluation of assigned personnel.
- Supervises Student Services personnel in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of student success and support programs, activities and processes.
- Ensures and maintains accurate budget records, tracks program funding allocations and expenditures to ensure compliance with legal mandates, and maintains appropriate records for responsible programs including Management Information Systems (MIS) data.
- Responsible for the collection and analysis of data, reports and presentations that support college accreditation, student services research and goals.
- Maintains current knowledge and information of legislation and regulations affecting community college student services programs.
- Provides oversight to organize outreach plans and college transition programs for feeder schools and community agencies.
- Facilitates the provision of services funded through the Student Success and Support Program, including orientation, assessment, counseling and other educational planning services.
- Develops and/or implements a system for tracking students through services received, evaluating students' progress and implementing appropriate interventions for students who have not declared an educational goal as required, who are on academic probation, or who are failing to make progress.
- Schedules full-time and adjunct counselors.
Prepares and submits required reports for the area.
- Performs other duties as assigned and may be required to work evenings and/or weekends.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Have a master's degree* from an accredited institution completed by January 6, 2014.

2. Have one year formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment.

3. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.

* Applicant must meet the minimum qualifications of a faculty discipline at the college. To review the minimum qualifications for faculty disciplines, refer to Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges which can be found on our website at; select "Job Openings", then "Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges".

Application Instructions:
To receive full consideration applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College District administrative posting are required to submit:

1. Los Rios Community College District Administrative application.
2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work ** ("graduate advising documents and grade reports" will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts). NOTE: Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.
3. Resume
4. Two letters of recommendation
5. Letter of Interest

**Note: Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.

Administrative/Executive/Faculty Positions: Contingent on funding and eligibility, successful candidates selected for an interview may be eligible to apply for partial reimbursement of travel expenses.

Administrative/Executive Positions: Administrative positions may be subject to the District's Conflict of Interest Code, and a statement of economic interest is required within thirty (30) days following appointment to the position. Management/Executive positions are exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Additional Salary Information:
Additional stipend for an earned doctorate from an accredited university.

FLC (Folsom Lake College)

FLC Folsom Lake College

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

LRCCD embraces diversity as one of the core values of the organization.

The Los Rios Community College District is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, political affiliation or belief, or marital status.


Keyword Phrases

  • dean
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 1 years
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume