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Vice President of Instruction and Student Learning

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College District Administrative position are REQUIRED to complete fully and 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: Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified. Also 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 and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States. Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Posting Title Vice President of Instruction and Student Learning
Location Los Rios Community College District (Cosumnes River College)
Department Location Instruction
Posting Number AE00063P
The Institution

Cosumnes River College (CRC), 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 College President, the Vice President of Instruction and Student Learning serves as the Chief Instructional Officer, Accreditation Liaison Officer and as a member of the college’s executive team, which is responsible for guiding the development and management of educational programs and services. The Vice President of Instruction and Student Learning has broad authority to assess program effectiveness and recommend policies to ensure relevant, current, and effective college educational programs and services.

The Vice President of Instruction and Student Learning facilitates effective student learning; supports the development of a climate that promotes inclusion and innovation; works collaboratively and develops and maintains effective relationships with all college and district staff; and communicates effectively with faculty and staff, external public agency representatives, district managers, and the general public, both verbally and in writing.

Assignment Responsibilities

Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:
Curriculum and Instruction
● Providing leadership for the continued evaluation and improvement of instructional programs.
● Promoting assessment of student learning outcomes to determine the effectiveness of student learning at the course, program, and institutional levels.
● Promoting and coordinating curriculum development activities for the various instructional areas, including revisions, new curriculum, and program proposals.
● Serving on both the College Curriculum Committee and the District Curriculum Coordinating Committee.
● Interpreting, analyzing and implementing educational law, including the California Education Code, Title 5 regulations, and impending legislation, regulations, and procedures to determine the impact to the college.
● Coordinating and supervising preparation of the college catalog, schedule of classes, outlines, and related materials.
● Working with appropriate college staff to coordinate marketing and recruitment activities focused on instruction and educational programs.
● Organizing, planning, developing and implementing new programs.

Planning/Budgeting/Reporting:
● Providing leadership in areas of responsibility to develop and implement the college’s Strategic Plan in support of Student Success and Equity.
● Coordinating and supervising all aspects of the instructional operating budget and making recommendations for fiscal allocations to accomplish the college mission.
● Developing, implementing and maintaining short- and long-term college enrollment management plan.
● Analyzing financial and student achievement data, and preparing and/or overseeing preparation of clear and concise reports as required.

Accreditation/Administrative:
● Serving as Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) and member of Participatory Governance Council, which oversees the college’s process to meet the accreditation standards.
● Developing effective communication, relationships, and visibility with all college faculty and staff, including at the Elk Grove Educational Center.
● Maintaining liaisons with state colleges, universities, and other community colleges on matters relating to instruction.
● Assisting with the development of partnerships with external agencies.
● Acting and serving on assigned college, district, and community committees.

Supervision/Collaboration:
● Supervising assigned staff.
● Supervising faculty and managerial selection procedures and making recommendations for employment in accordance with Board Policy and Administrative Regulations.
● Compiling and preparing the composite report of the faculty evaluation process, recommending to the President retention or dismissal of members of the instructional staff in accordance with provisions of the education code, board policy, and administrative regulations.
● Supervising preparation of part-time teaching assignments and monthly payroll records for all instructional staff.
● Establishing and maintaining positive and harmonious working relationships with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and community.
● Demonstrating a high degree of tact and discretion.
● Working collaboratively with the Academic Senate and faculty in a participatory governance environment.
● Supporting a climate that fosters continued professional development and innovation.
● Implementing institutional processes and training to support student learning and organizational effectiveness.
● Assisting in formulating, organizing, implementing, and evaluating staff development projects.
● Working with other college Vice Presidents and appropriate district personnel to determine staff needs, and supervising the preparation of position specifications for recommendation to the President.
● Providing orientation and in-service of education programs for staff development projects.
● Working flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, when necessary.
● Performing other duties as assigned.

Administrative assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and/or off campus work and/or hours.

Work Year 12 month
Work Schedule
Total Hrs per Week/Day
Special Requirements
Minimum Qualifications

1. Have a master’s degree* from an accredited institution complete by January 2, 2018.

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 https://jobs.losrios.edu/; select “Los Rios Jobs”, then “Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators”.

Application Instructions

Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College District Administrative position are REQUIRED to complete fully and 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: Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified. Also 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 and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.

Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators.
Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

Physical Demands
Salary $149,378 annually. LRCCD Salary Schedules
Additional Salary Information Additional stipend for an earned doctorate from an accredited university.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 08/16/2017
Closing Date 10/05/2017
Open Continuously No
Beginning and/or Ending Dates

Full-time, Twelve-month, Educational Administrative Position
Beginning on or about January 2, 2018.

How and where to apply

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. Application services are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours. Submission of applications are by midnight of the posting closing date.

Conditions

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. Candidate Travel Reimbursement click here

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.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge and agree that I understand that by answering the question below, I certify that the information provided by me is true, correct and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorize investigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881 (if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability all persons and organizations furnishing such information. I understand that any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts on this form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 or attachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. If you have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minor traffic violation you are required to complete the form "Arrests Which Led to Convictions for Crime", P-881 (you must disclose convictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section 1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). If needed click on the link and download the form <a href="http://wserver.losrios.edu/hr/forms/P-881,10-2013.pdf" target="_blank">http://wserver.losrios.edu/hr/forms/P-881,10-2013.pdf</a> and attach the completed form to your application.
    • Yes, I acknowledge and agree
    • No, I do not acknowledge or agree
  2. * Can you perform the essential functions of this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Considering this specific position that you are applying to – where/how did you learn about this position?
    • CareerBuilder
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)
    • College Department
    • Community College Registry Job Fair: San Francisco
    • Community College Registry Job Fair: Los Angeles
    • Community College Registry Online Job Board
    • Community Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)
    • CommunityCollegeJobs
    • Craigslist
    • EdJoin
    • Greater Sacramento Urban League
    • HigheredJobs
    • HispanicsinHigherEd
    • Indeed
    • Job Sites
    • Job Journal
    • Latina Leadership Network of the California Community Colleges
    • LinkedIn
    • Professional Networks
    • Sacramento African American Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    • SacramentoWorks
    • ScholarlyHires

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Interest
  3. Transcript 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 1
  5. Letter of Recommendation 2
Optional Documents
  1. P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For Crime Document
  2. Transcript 2
  3. Transcript 3
  4. Foreign Transcript Evaluation
  5. Transcript 4
  6. Transcript 5