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Dean of Career Education and Workforce Development

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. Applicants indicating "see resume" on the online application 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 Dean of Career Education and Workforce Development
Location Los Rios Community College District (American River College)
Department Location Workforce Development
Posting Number AE00070P
The Institution

Founded in 1955, American River College is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Sacramento region, serving about 30,000 students each fall and spring at its main campus and centers. The college has an outstanding record for academic quality and is among the top community colleges in the state for transferring students to the University of California and California State University systems. American River College also has a strong reputation for its career programs, which include automotive/diesel technology, culinary arts, electronics, funeral service, and nursing, among others.

The college’s 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

Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development, the Dean of Career Education and Workforce Development will be responsible for coordination and compliance with the college’s Career Education programs, including but not limited to, the Strong Workforce Program (SWP), Carl D. Perkins funding, Work Experience Program, Dual Enrollment Program, Apprenticeship Program, Grants, Job Placement, Contract Education, Adult Education, and other educational areas as assigned. Emphasis will be placed on the growth and continuous improvement of Career Technical Education (CTE) programs within Los Rios Community College District.

The Dean of Career Education and Workforce Development will assist the college with local and regional CTE program planning and development, budget coordination, employer outreach, regional advisory committees, alignment with the local Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), and coordinating college CTE grant activities; manage college articulation and dual enrollment efforts in feeder high schools and districts; ensure compliance with relevant State and Federal grant requirements, including fiscal coordination and reporting; represent the college in local and regional workforce education and training initiatives; and facilitate the expansion of CTE programs and potential partnerships with appropriate industries, high schools, and community organizations as they relate to career programs.

The department maintains a focus on:

● Career and Technical Education in a California Community College environment.
● Understanding of grants and program development.
● Understanding of and commitment to equity and social justice through equity-minded education, transformative leadership, and community engagement.
● Collaborating with faculty and deans for CTE program success.

Assignment Responsibilities

Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:
● Providing leadership in the Career and Technical Education area for teaching excellence and innovative student learning, for the assurance of student success, and for the continued evaluation and improvement of area instructional programs.
● Supervising and assuming responsibility for faculty, including but not limited to, the areas of: Work Experience, Apprenticeship, Dual Enrollment, and Contract Education.
● Serving as the College representative in coordination of grant work plan objectives and activities for projects, such as the Strong Workforce (SWP), across the four Los Rios colleges and coordinating local and regional SWP planning.
● Serving as college liaison to local industry, secondary education, and adult schools in developing and implementing CTE projects and grant activities.
● Developing collaborative partnerships with external agencies, businesses, and industries in support of CTE programs and initiatives.
● Informing CTE program expansion and development at the college, through use of relevant labor market information.
● Supporting articulation efforts with secondary and adult schools in the area of CTE.
● Overseeing budget expenditures and the establishment of systems, collection of data, and maintenance of records necessary for budget audit trains, project evaluation, and reporting requirements.
● Coordinating with other Los Rios Community College District colleges in CTE program vitality assessment to ensure programs are aligned with workforce needs.
● Recruiting (and supporting recruitment) of students.
● Collaborating with faculty.
● Developing instructor assignments and developing class schedules which meet student needs.
● Assuming leadership and responsibility for curriculum development and evaluation in the instructional areas.
● Developing budget recommendations and facilities utilization plans.
● Supporting regional CTE alignment efforts by participating in activities with Align Capital Region, Valley Vision, Sacramento Works, Sacramento Employment Training Agency (SETA), Greater Sacramento, Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, and other partners.
● Hiring, supervising, training and evaluating staff as assigned.
● 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 completed 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. Applicants indicating “see resume” on the online application 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 $131,327 annually. LRCCD Salary Schedules
Additional Salary Information Additional stipend for an earned doctorate from an accredited university.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 09/08/2017
Closing Date 10/18/2017
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. After hour inquiries should be emailed to hr@losrios.edu. 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