Job Posting Title Vice President, Instruction
Location Los Rios Community College District (American River College)
Department Location President'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 and 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 general direction of the College President, the Vice President of Instruction serves 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 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 facilitates and promotes 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.
American River College is committed to employees:
● Actively demonstrating a commitment to equity and inclusion.
● Engaging in self-reflection and continuous improvement regarding individuals and their cultural competence.
● Exercising responsibility and accountability for actions.
● Viewing students, ALL students, as equally capable and worthy of our care, time and energy.
● Demonstrating appreciation and respect for others' perspectives and lived experiences.
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:
ACCREDITATION / ADMINISTRATIVE :
● Serving on the college's Accreditation Oversight Committee and assisting in the college's process to meet the accreditation standards.
● Developing effective communication, relationships and visibility with all college faculty and staff including the educational centers (Natomas, McClellan, and Mather).● 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, staff and community.
● Demonstrating a high degree of tact and discretion.
● Working collaboratively with the Academic Senate and faculty in a participatory government environment.
● Supporting a climate that fosters continued professional development and innovation.
● 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 educational programs for staff.
● Working with appropriate college staff to coordinate marketing and recruitment activities focused on instruction and educational programs.
● Maintaining liaison with state colleges, universities, and other community colleges on matters relating to instruction.
● Assisting with the development of partnerships with external agencies.
● Performing other duties as assigned.
The administrative assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and/or off-campus work and/or hours.
Work Year 12 month
Total Hrs per Week/Day
1. Have a master's degree* from an accredited institution completed by January 4, 2021.
2. Have two years 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. Los Rios Community College District Administrative Application
2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (indicating completed or conferred date)
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 click here
Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.
Additional Salary Information Additional stipend for an earned doctorate from an accredited university.
Beginning and/or Ending Dates
Full-time, Twelve-month, Educational Administrative Position
Beginning on or about January 4, 2021.
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.
After hours inquiries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m. of the posting closing date.
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.
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 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.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
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