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President

Company

Cosumnes River College

Location

Sacramento, CA

Job Description

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 more than 80,000 students enrolled in credit programs, Los Rios is the second-largest community college 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. It is recognized as a leader in developing partnerships with business, industry and government. The district operates the Center for International Trade Development and The Training Source, a division that provides employee training for private business and government agencies.

THE COLLEGE
Cosumnes River College, located in south Sacramento County, and its center in Elk Grove provide a dynamic learning environment for more than 15,000 students. The open access, student-centered campus prepares students to realize their educational and career goals through exemplary transfer, general, and career education in an academically rigorous and inclusive environment. Cosumnes River College also offers exceptional instruction in basic skills and English for non-native speakers, as well as a broad array of life-long learning and workforce development programs.

Cosumnes River College awards Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees, Career Technical Education certificates, and transfer credit for students who intend to continue their education at a four year college or university. Cosumnes River College is an educational organization that values diversity, focuses on creativity and personal enrichment, and empowers students to reach their full potential as informed and productive members of the community.

Founded in 1970, Cosumnes River College is a leader in innovative ideas and sustainable values. The college provides technologically updated classrooms and offers a variety of schedules for those that need flexibility.

As one of the four colleges that comprise the Los Rios Community College District, our faculty and staff promote an ethic of caring and mutual respect, fairness and integrity which are part of our Honor Code. Our highly diverse student body learns how to be successful students and productive citizens in a beautiful learning environment that has seen new facilities built and improved upon in recent years.

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.

Advanced educational opportunities are readily available at local universities: the University of California at Davis; California State University, Sacramento; 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 and Student Learning, Student Services and Enrollment Management, Administrative Services and Student Support; the Dean of College Planning and Research, Director of College Advancement, and the Communications and Public Information Officer.

Responsibilities:
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES
• Is a visionary leader who understands and promotes the role of the community college in a changing society and who will continue the college's tradition of innovation and excellence.
• Demonstrates successful administrative experience in resource development, fiscal planning and management, and strategic and long range planning.
• Understands the dynamics within the multicultural community the college serves.
• Demonstrates understanding of and support for the interrelationship of instructional programs and student services.
• Is committed to the concept of shared governance, and is known for integrity and honesty in personal and professional interactions.
• Understands and supports academic freedom in a college learning environment.
• Understands and supports interest-based approaches to problem and conflict resolution.
• Is entrepreneurial, experienced and supportive of fundraising from private and public external sources.
• Actively develops relationships with community partners.
• Strongly supports a comprehensive staff development program; has respect for the professional abilities of all staff and enhances staff morale.
• Demonstrates expertise in enrollment management.
• Takes a personal interest in students' academic success, involvement in governance, and extracurricular activities.
• Encourages and maintains open lines of communication with students and all levels of staff; encourages free exchange of ideas and is visible and accessible.
• Has knowledge of developing technologies and their roles in instruction and in administration.
• Has knowledge of fiscal affairs and has the ability to develop and manage a community college budget.

Additioinal Responsibilities:
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.
• Maintain a leadership position in technology programs and services.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution, completed by July 1, 2015; 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 and community relations.
4. Teaching or student services experience in higher education is desired.
5. 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.

Beginning and/or Ending Dates:
Full-time, Twelve month Educational Administrative Position
Beginning on or about July 1, 2015.

Application Instructions:
To receive full consideration applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College District position are required to submit:
1. Los Rios Community College Administrative Application
2. Resume
3. Two letters of recommendation (optional)
4. Letter of Interest (include strengths)

NOTES:
• Unofficial transcripts and/or evaluation of foreign transcript* will be required from the finalist. "Graduate advising documents and grade reports" will not be accepted as unofficial 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.

Do not submit materials that are not requested.

Conditions:
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.

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.

Additional Salary Information:
No additional salary information to note

Location:
CRC (Cosumnes River College)

Department:
CRC President's Office

Total Hrs/Week:
40

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/564759.

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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1/13/2015 12:00 AM
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