Dean of Student Services - American River College in Sacramento California

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American River College

Sacramento, California 95825

United States


Detailed Job Description

Los Rios Community College District

Dean of Student Services

The Institution:
American River College is a public community college serving over 30,000 students in suburban Sacramento County and granting associate degrees and professional certificates. It offers instructional and support services during the day, evening, and weekends on its 153-acre campus and at centers and locations in the community.

The college's vision is to be a premier learning community that transforms and enriches people's lives. Its mission is to ensure students identify their educational goals and needs and successfully accomplish student learning in the broad educational areas of career and technical education, developmental education, general education, and lower-division post-secondary education to achieve transfer. The college values access, benefit of education, communication, community development, diversity, employees, excellence, fiscal responsibility, innovation and risk taking, leadership, research and evaluation, student learning outcomes, sustainability, and technology.

Position Summary:
This position provides leadership, supervision, coordination and direction of student services departments and programs including: California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSP&S), Dusty Baker Student Athlete Resource Center, Learning Disabilities (LD), Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S), Financial Aid (FA) and Veterans Center. Under the general direction of the Vice President of Student Services, the Dean of Student Services plans, develops and administers the program budgets in the identified areas of responsibility in consultation with faculty coordinators, directors, supervisors and staff. Works cooperatively with other Los Rios Community College District colleges and district staff.

. Builds a collaborative work environment with faculty coordinators and supervisors to connect and provide direction for all programs and services.
. Builds and maintains effective relationships with key constituencies to ensure maximum effectiveness of program resources.
. Fosters college-wide awareness of student success in all programs and services.
. Encourages a climate of innovation and staff improvement to achieve optimal performance.
. Functions as the lead administrator for all programs and services in pursuing successful student learning outcomes.
. Coordinates the establishment of standardized business processes in all programs and services.
. Fosters a climate of collaboration with general counseling and other support services.
. Supervises classified staff and faculty personnel in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of student support programs.
. Supervises work schedules, absence reports, evaluations and professional growth of all assigned staff.
. Promotes staff development and training for areas of responsibilities.
. Prepares and presents proposals concerning necessary policy and procedural changes for all departments and services, assuring interconnectedness of services.
. Helps to establish and coordinate consistent district-wide policies and processes that ensure campus compliance with Federal, State, and institutional policies, regulations and reporting requirements impacting all programs.
. Works with faculty coordinators and supervisors to identify and maintain the annual budgets for all programs.
. Acts as a liaison to all Advisory Committees in areas of responsibility.
. Acts as the primary liaison with the State Chancellor's Office for programs supervised.
. Serves as a member of the Student Services Deans Council.
. Acts as a liaison between the College and the District Information Technology department in support of student support programs.
. Recommends selections of candidates for certificated and classified positions in the area of responsibility.

Additioinal Responsibilities:
. Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations, guidelines and business practices governing programs such as CalWORKs, DSP&S, EOP&S, FA, Veterans Programs and LD.
. Knowledge of budget preparation, control and fiscal reporting procedures.
. Experience in project management, business planning processes and effective customer service.
. Knowledge of California Community College categorical programs such as CalWORKs, DSP&S, EOP&S, FA, LD, Veterans and student success efforts.
. Knowledge of database management for Student Records and Financial modules.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Have a master's degree* from an accredited institution completed by January 2, 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 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.

ARC (American River College)

ARC VP, Student Services

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
  • student
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