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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 11:46 AM

American River College

Associate Vice President of Student Services (Grant Programs)
Job Posting Number: 0002377
Salary: $137,315 annually
Additional Salary Information: Additional stipend for an earned doctorate from an accredited university.
Closing Date: 01-04-2017

Complete job description and application available online at:

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Vice President of Student Services, the Associate Vice President of Student Services (Grant Programs) provides administrative leadership to various large-scale institutional and redesign efforts, including the implementation of an integrated planning, counseling, and faculty mentoring student success system.

The department maintains a focus on:
● Knowledge of student support programs.
● Program development.
● Collaborative communication with multiple interest groups.
● Problem solving and conflict management skills.

Assignment Responsibilities:
Typical Duties and Responsibilities:
● Establishes and implements other college-wide programs to support, recognize, and improve student success which include a structured early alert, and sequential intervention system as well as increased engagement with students.
● Supervises and provides leadership and planning support to the Deans of Student Services, Counseling and Transfer Services, Student Services, Admissions, and Transition Services in the development, and implementation of efficient and effective college processes for matriculation components which include: enrollment, assessment, orientation, counseling, follow-up, and other programs as to assure college programs and services help students achieve their educational goals.
● Establishes recommendations for the college planning and budget processes to ensure the Title III and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions Program (AANAPISI) grant program resources meet the needs of student and their learning priorities.
● Collaborates with the Associate Vice President of Instruction and Student Services to link student services and academic programs, and ensure they are complementary, meet the diverse needs of students, support college enrollment, management, retention, and articulations goals.
● Creates a structured faculty development program that addresses the multiple roles of the faculty as educators and mentors.
● Provides structured interventions and communication from admissions through completion involving a triage team of success coaches, faculty mentors, and division deans/chairs.
● Assists with the interface of the college with federal agencies in our efforts to develop a model that will allow each student to have the support needed throughout their educational journey at American River College.
● Collaborates with instructional programs in the production of the class schedule and catalog to assist with alignment of courses that students need to reduce time to completion and transfer.
● Develops and implements tools to assist staff in triangulating targeted services to students as well as analyze student success, retention, and completion data.
● Works with a wide diversity of faculty, staff, administrators, and students on a variety of student services and instructional issues.
● Provides overall leadership and directs all aspects of Title III, AANAPISI grant programs, and associated projects.
● Monitors a comprehensive program of academic counseling and other support services for treatment cohorts of students for all academic departments.
● Effectively manages Title III and AANAPISI staff, and consultants to achieve objectives.
● Communicates an informed understanding of Title III and AANAPISI program objectives to all constituencies of the College.
● Coordinate activities in a manner that will facilitate maximum effectiveness and utilization of program resources, including personnel.
● Oversees bid solicitations for equipment and services.
● Authorizes all expenditures as well as manages the budget, and assume responsibility for appropriate utilization of funds.
● Facilitates the development and implementation of an effective evaluation and assessment process for the project.
● Remains thoroughly informed regarding Title III, AANAPISI, and Department of Education policies and grant terms/conditions.
● Ensures adherence to all applicable district, state, and federal requirements.
● Oversees preparation and submission of required fiscal and annual reports to the college and Department of Education.
● Supervises collection and analysis of data to evaluate progress toward achievement of Title III and AANAPISI goals and objectives.

Additional Responsibilities:
● Assures ongoing formative evaluation of all project activities.
● Works with college leadership to institutionalize new practices and improvements.
● Works with faculty, staff, administrators, and students to facilitate consensus and action on issues pertaining to student services and instructional programs.
● Supervises assigned employees and operations.
● Performs other duties as assigned.
● Willingness to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends when necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Have a master's degree* from an accredited institution complete by January 3, 2017.
2. Have one year formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment.
3. 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.

*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; select "Job Openings", then "Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges".

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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