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Dean of Student Services, Counseling, and Transfer Services
Los Rios Community College District in the Sacramento, California
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Date Posted September 13, 2017
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
Job Posting Title Dean of Student Services, Counseling, and Transfer Services
Location Los Rios Community College District (American River College)
Department Location Student Services
Posting Number AE00064P
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 direction of the Associate Vice President of Student Services (Grant Programs), the primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: overseeing a large and complex department of more than 60 faculty and staff including, Counseling Services, Student Success and Support Program, Student Follow-up Services specific to counseling, Athletic Counseling, Probation/Dismissal, Advanced Education, Assessment, Transfer Center, PUENTE, Umoja, Articulation, Human and Career Development (HCD) instructional program and curriculum, and counseling services in the HUB, Counseling Center, Natomas Center, and McClellan.

Guiding the development and evaluation of the planning agendas for those departments and programs in the area of responsibility including program review, Education Master Plan (EMP), Human Career Development (HCD), Student Services Outcomes (SSO), Student Learning Outcomes (SLO), and program goals, outcomes and assessments; developing budget processes for all identified student services programs; creating a positive environment that supports innovation, teamwork, and successful outcomes; and maintaining a thorough understanding of all area services in order to effectively advocate for programs, allocate resources, and provide informed and effective guidance to the Associate Vice President of Student Services (Grants Programs).

The department maintains a focus on:
● A student services case management counseling model in a community college setting.
● A commitment to social justice and equality through transformational leadership and culturally relevant student engagement.
● Fostering a shared intellectual environment that promotes dialogue and innovation in support of student success.
● Program development.
● Problem solving and conflict management resolution.

Assignment Responsibilities

Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:
● Representing the college in local, state, and regional events and activities that involve counseling, matriculation services, and other student services programs.
● Recommending selection of candidates for certificated and classified positions in the areas of responsibility.
● Reviewing and approving administrative duties such as work schedules, conference requests, absence reports, professional growth, and evaluation of assigned staff.
● Collecting and analyzing data, preparing reports, and making presentations as requested from district, state, and national authorities in support of student services goals and research efforts.
● Effectively leading faculty and staff as they reorganize service, implement new technology solutions, and partner with instructional and classified colleagues to more effectively address the needs of students.
● Working collaboratively with instructional and student services deans promoting strategies to involve faculty and staff in creating programs that support student success.
● Serving as campus Grievance Officer, administering and providing awareness of college policies and regulations on student grievance.
● Serving as a member of the Curriculum Committee and Basic Skills Council.
● 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 11, 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 Job”, then “Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges”.

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

Posting Detail Information


Posting Date 08/30/2017
Closing Date 10/09/2017
Open Continuously No
Beginning and/or Ending Dates

Full-time, Twelve-month, Educational Administrative Position 
Beginning on or about January 11, 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 hours inquiries should be emailed to hr@losrios.edu. Submission of applications are by midnight of the posting closing date.


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.

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