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President, Folsom Lake College

Company

Los Rios Community College District

Location

Folsom, CA

Job Description

Los Rios Community College District

President, Folsom Lake College

The Institution:

THE DISTRICT

Located in California's capital, the Los Rios Community College District serves a growing population of 1.8 million within a 2,400 square mile service area. With nearly 83,000 students enrolled in credit programs, Los Rios is the second largest district in the state and the fourth largest in the nation. It is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees.

The district includes four colleges, American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City and is recognized as a leader in developing partnerships with business, industry and government. The district operates a Small Business Development Center, a Center for International Trade Development and The Training Source, a division that provides employee training for private business and government agencies.

THE COLLEGE

Folsom Lake is a new and vibrant college of nearly 9,000 students. It received its initial accreditation in 2004. The campus, set on a knoll and built as an entire piece, has won a multitude of architectural design awards and incorporates the newest technologies for classroom instruction.

The college serves the eastern portion of Sacramento County and most of El Dorado County including the cities of Folsom, Rancho Cordova and Placerville, and operates an educational center in Rancho Cordova and another in Placerville. It also boasts an active Foundation Board and is home to Three Stages which serves as a visual and performing arts instructional space as well as a venue for national touring groups and performers.

The mission of Folsom Lake College is to provide a rigorous educational program with a strong focus on student success. The college offers degree and certificate programs, a variety of learning opportunities, and a comprehensive student services component.

THE COMMUNITY

Sacramento is the capital of the most populous state in the union and the hub of California's political and economic life. The area enjoys a year-round temperate climate, and its central geographic location gives easy access to San Francisco, the Pacific Ocean, the Sierra Nevadas, Lake Tahoe, and the Mother Lode country.

The area also offers many cultural and social opportunities. Sacramento has outstanding theaters, art galleries, professional sports, outdoor recreation and a restored Old Sacramento, home of the annual International Dixieland Jazz Jubilee.

Advanced educational opportunities are readily available at local universities such as: the University of California at Davis; California State University, Sacramento; Drexel University and McGeorge School of Law.

Sacramento is a leading growth area with expanding industries in biotechnology, clean/green technologies, and health care. It offers many attractive residential areas and regional parks.

Position Summary:

The President serves as the educational leader and the chief administrative officer of the college and reports to the Chancellor of the district. Reporting directly to the President are the Vice Presidents of Instruction, Student Development and Enrollment Management, and Administrative Services.

Responsibilities:

The President, Folsom Lake College:

  • Is a visionary leader who understands and promotes the role of the community college in a changing environment and who will continue the college's tradition of innovation and excellence in student learning.
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills which enhance a sense of community within the college; will work well with the Chancellor, college faculty and staff, other district personnel, and with business and community leaders.
  • Is committed to enhancing diversity and to creating a climate that values and appreciates diversity.
  • Demonstrates successful administrative experience in resource development, fiscal planning and management, and strategic and long range planning.
  • Is student oriented; listens to and cares about student needs and concerns.
  • Understands and values academic freedom in a college learning environment.
  • Is entrepreneurial and experienced in seeking external funding and relationships with community and business interests.
  • Has the organizational skills to develop and maintain an administrative infrastructure that optimizes student learning.
  • Encourages and maintains open lines of communication with all staff; encourages free exchange of ideas and is visible and accessible.
  • Builds and maintains relationships of trust and has a high level of integrity; approaches problem solving fairly and consistently.
  • Is committed to the concept of participatory governance and to a team approach to management.
  • Strongly supports a comprehensive staff development program; has respect for the professional abilities of all staff and enhances staff morale.
  • Has excellent oral and written communication skills and represents the college well within the community.
  • Has knowledge of developing technologies and their roles in instruction and administration.
  • Is energetic, enthusiastic, and has a sense of humor.

Opportunities to:

  • Build on an established tradition of excellence in an environment of changing needs.
  • Manage fluctuating resources to minimize disruptions.
  • Collaborate effectively with the college and the district in implementing and enhancing a facilities master plan.
  • Provide for college success within a multi-college district.
  • Strengthen the college's identity as a diverse institution of higher learning in all its programs and services.
  • Enhance participation in governance and personal development among all segments of the college.
  • Effectively build the college enrollment on campus and at regional centers.
  • Identify and promote the development of new and emerging programs that address the economic development needs of the area.
  • Provide leadership in incorporating student learning outcomes at institutional, program, and individual class levels.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Possession of an earned doctorate degree* from an accredited institution completed by July 1, 2012, or a master's degree plus experience which would justify waiver of the doctorate.
  2. Senior administrative experience in higher education.
  3. Successful recent leadership experience in educational planning, fiscal management, personnel relations, community relations and fund raising.
  4. Teaching or student services experience in higher education is desired.
  5. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, 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 www.losrios.edu; select "Job Openings", then "Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges".

Application Instructions:

To receive full consideration, applicants applying to Los Rios Community College postings are required to submit:

  1. The LRCCD Administrative application.
  2. Resume
  3. Two letters of recommendation (optional)
  4. Letter of Interest (include strengths)

(Note: Unofficial transcripts will be required from the finalist. "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.

**Note: 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 even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

Conditions:

Job Offer Requirements: Offers of employment are contingent upon 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. For permanent and adjunct faculty positions, when education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.

The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process.

Administrative positions may be subject to the District's Conflict of Interest Code, and a financial disclosure statement is required within thirty (30) days following appointment to the position.

Contingent on funding and eligibility, successful candidates selected for an interview may be eligible to apply for partial reimbursement of travel expenses (for Administrative/Executive and Faculty positions).

Additional Salary Information:

No additional salary information to note

Location:

FLC (Folsom Lake College)

Department:

FLC VP, Administration

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/221903

LRCCD embraces diversity as one of the core values of the organization.

The Los Rios Community College District is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, political affiliation or belief, or marital status.

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