Job Posting TitleInterim Dean of Equity and Inclusion
LocationLos Rios Community College District (American River College)
Department LocationPresident's Office
Founded in 1955, American River College (ARC) is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Sacramento region, serving about 30,000 diverse 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. The College offers education and support for students to strengthen basic skills, earn associate degrees and certificates, transfer to other colleges and universities, and achieve career as well as other academic and personal goals. ARC also has a strong reputation for its wide array of career programs, in areas such as Healthcare, Hospitality, Human Services, Business & Computer Science, Public Safety, Applied Arts, Advanced Transportation and Manufacturing and Apprenticeship.
Our vision is to transform the future of all students and our community through inclusive, equitable education. The college seeks individuals who share our mission of placing students first by providing an academically rich, inclusive environment that inspires critical thinking, learning and achievement, and responsible participation in the community.
Our Commitment to Social Justice & Equity
American River College strives to uphold the dignity and humanity of every student and employee. We are committed to equity and social justice through equity-minded education, transformative leadership, and community engagement. We believe this commitment is essential to achieving our mission and enhancing our community. The college seeks candidates who are committed to culturally inclusive practices and serving ARC’s student population. Faculty and staff are encouraged to engage in ongoing development of their professional skills. The college thus supports employee engagement in a broad range of trainings, workshops and activities such as the Equity Action Institute, the New Faculty Academy, and the Classified Leadership Academy. In addition, faculty and staff regularly participate in trainings offered through the college’s Center for Teaching and Learning and its Instructional Technology Center.
Under the direction of the college president, the special projects Interim Dean of Equity and Inclusion will assist with planning, organizing and implementing an Office of Equity and Inclusion at American River College, which includes primary responsibility for the development, coordination, and delivery of in-service trainings and programming pertaining to the effective delivery of instruction and services and faculty hiring practices in compliance with Title V, Title IX and California Education Code.
The project objective is to develop, staff, and operationalize an Office of Equity and Inclusion at American River College to foster and support safe, inclusive, and equitable working and learning conditions for all students, faculty and staff. The Interim Dean of Equity and Inclusion will develop and deliver a variety of in-service trainings, workshops, and other equity related and professional development programming, and will coordinate and chair college faculty selection processes.
This position will also lead, communicate information about, implement, and support campus efforts related to Title V and Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Student Rights and Responsibilities, Confidential Reporting, CAST, and Bias Incidents. Serving as the Campus Equity Officer, the Interim Dean of Equity and Inclusion will collaborate broadly with an array of campus constituents across Instruction, Student Services and Administration, the union, LRPD, District Office and appropriate community stakeholders to establish consistent, responsive, and effective business practices and protocols regarding applicable campus, district, state. and federal policies, regulations and laws.
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:
● Coordinating and chairing faculty selection processes.
● Developing and implementing faculty in-service training.
● Developing and delivering training to hiring committee members, equity reps and chairs.
● Administering policies and procedures pertaining to Title V and Title IX, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
● Coordinating and conducting Title V and Title IX trainings, as well as ADA interactive meetings.
● Creating and implementing a campus Bias Reporting process.
● Producing compliance related and investigatory documents, reports, and databases of high quality.
● Identifying and successfully addressing gaps in existing procedural and business processes at the campus and district levels.
● Creating collateral materials for employees and students outlining campus grievance and bias reporting processes and step by step procedures.
● Making and tracking recommendations for equity rep appointments to all campus hiring committees.
● Reviewing job announcements, screening criteria and interview questions for all campus hiring committees.
● Serving as the tertiary point of intervention for equity concerns on all campus hiring committees, and as the primary point of intervention for all other equity related concerns.
● Developing and updating relevant content for an Office of Equity and Inclusion presence on the campus website.
● Creating and delivering professional development materials, programming, and trainings to faculty, staff, and students related to equity, inclusion, social justice, diversity, pluralism and cultural competency.
● Serving as an administrative resource to the Equity Action Institute.
● Coordinating the administration and analysis of campus equity climate surveys and/or audits.
● Serving as an administrative resource to campus faculty, administrative, and classified affinity groups.
● Coordinating local placements of Faculty Diversity Internship appointees on campus.
● Serving as appointed on a variety of campus and district councils, committees, and project teams.
● Serving as the administrative liaison for campus learning communities affiliated with historically marginalized or underserved populations (Umoja Sakhu, Puente, and PRISE).
● Overseeing a variety of general fund and categorical budgets and grants.
● Coordinating and chairing meetings, interviews, hiring committees, trainings and presentations.
● Coordinating recurring updates to the campus Equity Plan.
● Providing administrative oversite and evaluation of office staff.
● Performing other duties as assigned.
The administrative assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and/or off-campus work and/or hours.
Work Year12 month
1. Have a master’s degree* from an accredited institution completed by November 14, 2019
2. Have one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.
3. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and 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; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.
● 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.”
Applicants applying to this position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:
1. The Los Rios Community College District Administrative Application
2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work
3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
4. Two letters of recommendation
5. Letter of Interest
● Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” on the online application will be disqualified.
● Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts.
● Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.
● 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 Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here
Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.
Salary$136,580 annually. LRCCD Salary Schedules
Additional Salary InformationAdditional stipend for an earned doctorate from an accredited university.
Beginning and/or Ending Dates
Full-time, Interim Two-year, Categorically Funded*, Educational Administrative Position
*Categorically Funded Position: This position is categorically funded for two years and contingent on continued funding and satisfactory work performance.
Beginning on or about November 14, 2019
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.
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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, up to a maximum of $450. 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.