Under administrative direction of the Dean, Sciences and Mathematics, serves as a member of the District’s management team to provide leadership in matters relating to the administration of the Sciences and Mathematics Division; assist in the development of class schedules, facilitation of curriculum development, provide assistance to students, faculty, and classified staff, and assist in budget development and planning for the Division, and to do related work as required.
Responsibilities may include assisting in the supervision and evaluation of assigned Science and Mathematics Division faculty members and classified support staff.
Examples Of Functions and Tasks
Personnel Management/Supervision – ESSENTIAL: Anticipate Division’s staffing needs and take action to meet needs as feasible and appropriate; orient, train, assign, schedule and supervise Division faculty members and classified support staff members; assure that applicable Division and/or District and/or external agency regulations and policies are adhered to and applied correctly by Division staff members; interview, screen applications, participate on selection committees, and recommend candidates for hire or promotion in accordance with established District hiring processes and practices; assist in assigning substitutes for faculty as needed; supervise Division staff and office operations; set work schedules for the Division’s classified support staff to maximize office coverage, conduct staff meetings on a regular basis to develop work plans/schedules and resolve issues and problems; assist Division staff and students to resolve problems effectively; assist Division staff members to solve problems, clarify issues surrounding their efforts to assist students and to understand their role and contributions to Division outputs; maintain work unit standards for service efforts and other quality control measures and facilitate improvements in quality of staff; administer and supervise Division operations at District extension sites, as assigned; provide direction for Division research and planning functions; monitor the faculty evaluation process and evaluate work performance of Division faculty members, classified support staff, and temporary help staff in accordance with established District policies and procedures, including classroom visitations and administering student surveys in classes of faculty being evaluated; plan Division staff development efforts, establishing Division’s staff development needs collaboratively with Division staff to specifically address staff evaluation outcomes; maintain regular Division in-service days for planning and staff development activities; assist in administration of the District’s collective bargaining agreements as appropriate; participate in District shared governance activities as appropriate. PERIPHERAL: develop strategies and activities to establish and further diversity as a shared vision of the Division staff.
Facilities Coordination – ESSENTIAL: Assist in coordinating computer and other equipment in all Division lecture classrooms, and in all Division laboratories; administer capital outlay allocations for Division laboratory and classroom equipment; administer divisional records including inventories of equipment and supplies, maintaining supplementary accounting records for audit purposes; assist staff in determining appropriate maintenance schedules and facilitate repairs for laboratory and classroom equipment; coordinate office facilities for full-time faculty, regular classified staff, and Division office.
Budgeting – ESSENTIAL: Assist in developing and managing Division budget.
Class Scheduling – ESSENTIAL: Assist in creating schedule of classes each semester, schedule rooms for classes, resolving any room conflicts with other divisions; resolve faculty loading issues; coordinate catalog revisions and final Division input into the catalog.
Curriculum Development – ESSENTIAL: Assist the Dean in developing, reviewing, revising, and evaluating curriculum to meet the needs, of the students, faculty, community, business and industry; assist in designing and implementing curriculum for new technologies; stay current on laws affecting instruction and curriculum standards. PERIPHERAL: Communicate with other colleges regarding curriculum; coordinate with the articulation office regarding articulation agreements with other institutions.
Special Projects – ESSENTIAL: Participate in special projects as appropriate.
Student, Staff Counseling – ESSENTIAL : Be available to students to communicate with them on academic progress, requirements and standards, their needs, opinions, fears, ideals and ideas; facilitate resolution of complaints among students, faculty, staff; assist students with issues regarding courses, grades, audits, etc.; refer students to appropriate resources for assistance.
Shared Governance – ESSENTIAL: Participate in Educational Programs & Services Council meetings; coordinate with other Associate Deans on common assignments; participate on shared governance committees, SCCP training and facilitating.
Community Liaison – ESSENTIAL: Represent the college in meetings with community, business and industry members; assist in coordination of faculty, staff, and advisory committee meetings; serve as information resource regarding Division programs and services; make presentations to community groups; serve as a member of local community groups; maintain effective relations with K-12 schools, other community colleges, and universities.
Professional Development – ESSENTIAL: Maintain currency of knowledge in areas of the Division and assigned projects; develop administrative skills and expertise through professional conferences, seminars, workshops, professional journals and other material; maintain /increase proficiency in computer usage; promote implementation of new instructional techniques and technologies.
Education and Experience – Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education: A Master’s degree in any subject matter field.
Experience: One year of experience related to the duties of the position.
Knowledge of: ESSENTIAL: Laws and regulations pertinent to the administration of instructional programs in California Community Colleges; instructional practices and techniques; curriculum development and program approval processes; personnel management practices and techniques of supervision; employment processes; collective bargaining processes; accounting and budgeting methods; data collection and report writing; computers and related equipment; safety practices.
Ability to: ESSENTIAL: Supervise faculty and classified staff; prepare and manage budgets; evaluate work performance of faculty and staff; communicate effectively in writing and verbally; speak in public; read and comprehend technical and professional journals, textbooks; and other pertinent material; set priorities and establish goals and objectives; interact effectively with District faculty and staff, and the community; organize work and manage time effectively; demonstrate integrity and consistency; conduct effective meetings; effectively coordinate group work efforts; conduct research, interpret data, and report results; operate a microcomputer; stimulate motivation in the faculty, staff, and students; plan and manage in an environment of shared governance; inspire and promote socioeconomic and cultural diversity.
Physical Suitability Requirements: ESSENTIAL: Must be able to function in an office environment engaged in work of primarily a sedentary nature, and to accomplish the following with or without reasonable accommodation: Almost Constantly: Sit, to accommodate desk work, utilize vision to read printed material and computer screens; utilize hearing and speech for ordinary and telephonic conversation and to hear sound prompts from equipment; utilize manual and/or finger dexterity to keyboard and/or utilize mouse to operate microcomputers and other office equipment; stand upright and forward flexing, stoop, lift (from low, level, and overhead, (maximum of 50 lbs.), carry (maximum of 50 lbs.), push and pull to move mail, packages, desks and other furniture; maintain cardio-vascular fitness to function effectively in stressful situations. Occasionally: Walk, to move about office and campus; utilize manual and/or finger dexterity to drive an automobile to accomplish official travel inside and outside the District.
Sierra College is a Community College located near Sacramento, California where a heavy emphasis is placed on academic excellence and student success. Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the evolving needs of the students and communities that it serves. The Sierra Community College District covers more than 3,200 square miles and serves the Northern California foothill counties of Placer and Nevada, as well as parts of El Dorado and Sacramento. We serve over 18,000 students throughout the region in both on-ground and online courses, including students at our main Rocklin Campus as well as at three centers located in Grass Valley, Tahoe/Truckee, and Roseville. Our District prides itself on academic excellence, having been named an Aspen Prize for College Excellence eligible institution for 2019.
Sierra College has a strong commitment to the achievement of equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students and values the rich, diverse backgrounds that make up the campus community. A strong candidate for this position must demonstrate a profound understanding of and experience with successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds. This includes persons with disabilities, various gender identities and sexual orientations, as well as individuals from historically underrepresented communities and other groups. Our District is committed to providing strategies for success and proactive student-centered practices and policies focused on eliminating equity gaps to ensure the District provides an inclusive educational and employment environment focused on strategies for success and equitable outcomes for all.
As an institution, Sierra College is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, learner-centered practices and policies that fully engage the college community. The ideal candidate will share the College’s commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students succeed in their degree and career objectives. Currently, Sierra College enrolls 18,300 students per term, where approximately: 21% of Sierra College’s students are Latino/a/x, 3% are African-American, 3% are Filipino, 6% are Asian-American, 1% are Native American, 1% are Pacific Islander, 7% are multiracial and 57% are White.
The successful candidate will join a College dedicated to the use of culturally responsive strategies and methods that meet the varying needs of our students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community. Sierra College demonstrates its commitment to equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty, and staff. These opportunities include trainings and workshops on equity and inclusion, SC4 (Sierra College Community, Creativity, Culture, and Collaboration Training), active Academic Senate standing committees concerned with student success and equity, a Presidential Equity Advisory Committee (PEAC), culturally responsive student engagement centers, support for our undocumented and AB540 students, campus-wide equity summits, a robust set of programs, events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.
REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
- A Sierra College application,
- A resume or c.v., and
- A cover letter of no more than 4 pages that addresses:
- Please describe the transferable experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities you possess to serve in this role.
- What culturally-inclusive/equity-minded practices/strategies would you incorporate into this role?
- Please describe your evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity, including individuals with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) and how these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices in the Sciences and Mathematics Division and the campus community.
Given the current pandemic in our country, interviews will likely take place virtually via Zoom or a conference call.
TRAVEL EXPENSES BORNE BY THE CANDIDATE (if in person interviews)
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Other terms and conditions of employment are specified in the applicable collective bargaining agreements on file in the District Human Resources Department. Position description of record on file in the Human Resources Department.
*Sierra Community College District currently operates campuses in Rocklin, Roseville, Truckee and Grass Valley. In its management of a multi-campus environment, the District reserves right of assignment including the right to change assignment locations and shift assignments based on District need. Although this position may currently reside at the Rocklin campus, the assignment location may be subject to change as needed. Additionally, the district reserves the right to cancel, revise or re-announce this position as well as any and all positions at any time.
Sierra College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination and the achievement of diversity and equity among its faculty, staff, and students.
Persons with inquiries about the application of Title IX and/or EEO may contact the Director of Diversity, EEO & Title IX (Title IX Coordinator) at the address below, at (916) 660-7006 or via email at EEOT9@sierracollege.edu.