Dean of Counseling and Student Services - Cosumnes River College in Sacramento California

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Cosumnes River College

Sacramento, California 95825

United States


Detailed Job Description

Los Rios Community College District

Dean of Counseling and Student Services

The Institution:
Cosumnes River College, located in south Sacramento County, and its center in Elk Grove provide a dynamic learning environment for more than 14,000 students. The open access, student-centered campus prepares students to realize their educational and career goals through exemplary transfer, general, and career education in an academically rigorous and inclusive environment. Cosumnes River College also offers exceptional instruction in basic skills and English for non-native speakers, as well as a broad array of life-long learning and workforce development programs.

CRC awards Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees, Career Technical Education certificates, and transfer credit for students who intend to continue their education at a four year college or university. CRC is an educational organization that values diversity, focuses on creativity and personal enrichment, and empowers students to reach their full potential as informed and productive members of the community.

Founded in 1970, Cosumnes River College is a leader in innovative ideas and sustainable values. The college provides technologically updated classrooms and offers a variety of schedules for those that need flexibility.

As one of the four colleges that comprise the Los Rios Community College District, our faculty and staff promote an ethic of caring and mutual respect, fairness and integrity which are part of our Honor Code. Our highly diverse student body learns how to be successful students and productive citizens in a beautiful learning environment that has seen new facilities built and improved upon in recent years.

Position Summary:
Under the general direction of the Vice President of Student Services and Enrollment Management and in close cooperation with the Vice President of Instruction and Student Learning and the Vice President of Administrative Services, the Dean of Counseling and Student Services has the primary responsibility for the leadership, general supervision and direction of the Counseling Department and Student Support Programs including Disability Support, Programs & Services (DSPS), Puente Project, Diop Scholars, Student Development, and Health Services. The Counseling Department includes: Articulation, Counseling, Career and Transfer services, and Human Career Development and Human Services instructional programs. The Dean of Counseling and Student Services supports and promotes a climate of collegiality, innovation and improved service to students and cooperates with area staff and other managers to develop processes which are supportive of student success. The Dean of Counseling and Student Services also works with staff and students from the other colleges and sites in the District to review and implement the District Strategic Plan in coordination with college planning and to promote effective student learning in a multi-college environment.

The Dean of Counseling and Student Services coordinates the Human and Career Development and Student Government courses, and the Human Services instructional program, and oversees components of the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) Plan and Student Equity Plan. The Dean of Counseling and Student Services selects, supervises and evaluates counseling and student services personnel and plans, as well as develops and monitors appropriate budgets and expenditures in the identified areas. The Dean collaborates with the other managers in the development of processes that are student-friendly and supportive of student success and works cooperatively with the management team and the district staff in all areas of responsibility.

● Functions as the lead administrator for the Counseling department and assigned Student Support programs, calls and presides over area meetings and serves as a representative to the college's management leadership team.
● Provides leadership, vision and direction for assigned programs within a collaborative, inclusive and participatory decision-making environment.
● Organizes and oversees assessment of student learning/student activity outcomes for systematic and continuous quality improvement.
● Promotes staff development and supports a climate which fosters innovation and excellence.
● Supports a climate which promotes cultural competence and mutual respect.
● Promotes a collegial atmosphere within the Counseling Department and throughout the college.
● Collaborates with the staff on the development of schedules in counseling, student services and for teaching assignments.
● Coordinates the Human Career Development, Human Services, and Student Government instructional programs including staffing, scheduling and all necessary reporting.
● Assumes leadership and responsibility for staff evaluation and development.
● Develops area budget recommendations and facilities utilization plans.
● Serves as a member of the Cosumnes River College management team to assist in the coordination of all campus activities.
● Attends and serves on assigned college and district committees.
● Assists in the articulation of area programs with other institutions and in the development of partnerships with external agencies.
● Employs techniques such as interest-based conflict resolution and other appropriate strategies to resolve disputes and to enhance communication and cooperation among the members of the college and district communities.
● Works flexible hours including evenings and weekends when necessary.
● Performs other duties as assigned.

The department maintains a focus on:
● Fostering a shared intellectual environment that promotes dialogue and innovation in support of student success.
● Program development.
● Problem solving and conflict management resolution.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Have a master's degree in a discipline taught at the college from an accredited institution completed by December 1, 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, gender identity, sexual orientation, 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".

Beginning and/or Ending Dates:
Full-time, Administrative Position
Beginning on or about December 1, 2014.

Application Instructions:
To receive full consideration applicants applying to any Los Rios Community College postings are required to submit:

1. The LRCCD 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.

CRC (Cosumnes River College)

CRC President's Office

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: Competitive
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume