Sierra College is seeking a full-time Dean of Kinesiology/Athletic Director in the Instruction Office. 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.
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.
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: 26% of Sierra College’s students are Latinx, 3% are African-American, 2% are Filipino, 5% are Asian-American, 1% are Native American, 6% are multiracial and 57% are White. As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Sierra College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our students.
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.
Sierra College is committed to Guided Pathways to increase student achievement and timely goal completion and to close equity gaps. In that spirit, the Dean of Kinesiology/Athletic Director is responsible to ensure areas of oversight afford an inclusive educational and employment environment and are focused on equitable outcomes for all. Under administrative direction of the Vice President of Instruction and the College President, this position serves as a member of the District’s management team as the primary administrator to provide leadership in matters relating to the administration of the Kinesiology and Athletics Division, including budget management, faculty and staff evaluation, athletic facilities management, program and curriculum development and improvement, schedule and enrollment management, Division planning, compliance reporting, and other related work as required.
EXAMPLES OF FUNCTIONS AND TASKS
representative Duties - The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
INTERCOLLEGIATE PROGRAM MANAGEMENT:
Develops, directs, and supervises the intercollegiate athletic program including scheduling, staffing, budget development and oversight, game management and other related duties.
Manages and assumes responsibility for the District’s compliance with Title IX related to equity in athletics.
Conducts regular meetings and training to promote and ensure strict adherence among personnel and student athletes to conference and state athletic rules, regulations, and codes.
Develops and provides leadership for programs that promote academic excellence and equity for student athletes.
Coordinates with the Sierra College Foundation to ensure effective fundraising procedures are utilized and serves as the Executive Director to the Wolverine Athletic Association.
Coordinates all athletic events including the preparation of facilities, equipment, officials and game personnel.
Provides support to eligibility personnel and assists with eligibility decisions.
Recruits, supervises and mentors all coaches and other athletic personnel.
Orients, trains, assigns, schedules and supervises Division faculty members and classified support staff members. This also includes being responsible for ensuring that Division and/or District and/or external agency regulations and policies are adhered to and applied correctly by Division staff members.
Screens applications, interviews and otherwise participates on selection committees, including recommending candidates for hire or promotion in accordance with established District hiring processes and practices and utilizing an equity-minded framework.
Supervises Division staff and office operations, which includes setting schedules for classified support staff to maximize program and service coverage as well as conducting staff meetings on a regular basis to develop work plans/schedules and to assist staff in resolving issues and problems effectively.
Administers and supervises Division operations at District Extension Sites.
Monitors the faculty evaluation process and evaluates work performance of Division faculty members, classified support staff and temporary help staff in accordance with District policies and procedures, including classroom visitations and administering student surveys in classes of faculty being evaluated.
Plans Division staff development efforts.
Assigns substitutes for faculty as needed.
Participates in the District’s shared governance activities as appropriate.
Develops strategies and activities to establish and further promote diversity, inclusion and equity-mindedness.
Assists department chairs, faculty and classified staff with the Program Assessment and Review process, which includes facilitating the development of goals and assessment criteria, engaging staff in review of the progress and using planning information to determine resource allocation.
Manages athletic facilities and Kinesiology and Athletics Division supported instructional spaces, including lecture, lab, and activity classrooms.
Administers capital outlay allocations, divisional records including inventories of equipment and supplies, maintains supplementary accounting records for audit purposes, assists staff in determining appropriate maintenance schedules and facilitation of repairs for athletic and classroom equipment, coordinates office facilities for full-time faculty and regular classified staff.
Develops and manages Division budget, including general and discretionary budgets, grant funded projects, part-time hourly staff and other appropriate categories of funds.
Develops yearly class schedule, including faculty loading, coordinates catalog revisions and final Division input into the catalog.
Assists faculty in developing, reviewing, revising and evaluating curriculum to meet the needs of students, faculty, community and industry. This includes staying current on laws affecting instruction and curriculum standards and culturally responsive pedagogy.
Communicates with other colleges regarding curriculum, and coordinates with articulation office regarding articulation agreements with other institutions.
Consistently be available and accessible to students to communicate with them on academic progress. Facilitates resolution of complaints among students, faculty and staff; assists students with issues regarding courses, grades, audits, etc.; refers students to appropriate resources for assistance.
Participates in District’s participatory governance activities as appropriate. Participates in Deans’ Council meetings, attends Board of Trustee Meetings and meetings of external agencies/organizations related to participatory governance.
Maintains currency of knowledge in program areas, develops administrative skills and expertise through professional conferences, seminars, workshops and professional journals; participates in staff development activities to enhance personal and professional skills and knowledge.
Additional duties as assigned.
Salary & Benefits: Supervisory salary of $131,114.45 per year with annual increases. The District offers a very competitive benefits package, which includes health & welfare as well as income protection, including retirement. Twenty-two (22) days of vacation and twelve (12) days of sick leave are provided annually. Employment conditions (salary, work days and benefits) are subject to change per Board approval.
A Sierra College application, and
A cover letter of no more than 4 pages that addresses:
The transferable experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to serve as a Dean, Kinesiology Athletic Director.
What culturally-inclusive/equity-minded practices/strategies would you incorporate into this role?
Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity in the workplace, including individuals with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice in the campus community.
Candidates must submit a Sierra College Online Application available at:
DEADLINE:Applications must be received by the Sierra College Human Resources Department no later thanTUESDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 2020. LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Please note that letters of reference may be utilized during the reference checking process, but will not be provided to the hiring committee.
TRAVEL EXPENSES BORNE BY THE CANDIDATE
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 among its faculty, staff, and students.
SIERRA COLLEGE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
5100 SIERRA COLLEGE BLVD
ROCKLIN, CA 95677
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - The following generally describes the knowledge and abilities required to enter the job and/or which must be learned within a short period of time in order to successful in the job.
The rules and regulations of the intercollegiate sports offered by the college; knowledge of the rules and policies of the NCAA, NAIA, and CCCAA, which govern community college sports.
Laws and regulations pertinent to the administration of instructional programs in California Community Colleges.
Guided pathways principles.
Instructional practices and techniques, including culturally-responsive pedagogy/andragogy.
Curriculum development, program approval processes, and course scheduling practices
Program review and assessment processes.
Personnel management practices and techniques of supervision and evaluation.
Employment processes and collective bargaining processes.
Grant funding opportunities and grant writing.
Accounting and budgeting methods.
Data collection, research and report writing.
Computers and related equipment.
Methods to successfully support individuals with varying backgrounds, which includes persons with disabilities, various gender identities, sexual orientation, individuals from historically underrepresented communities and other groups.
Supervise faculty and classified staff.
Prepare and manage budgets.
Develop effective course schedules to meet student needs.
Lead with integrity and consistency.
Evaluate work performance of faculty and staff.
Speak in public; stimulate motivation in the faculty, staff and students.
Read and analyze technical and professional journals, textbooks and other pertinent materials.
Set priorities and establish goals and objectives.
Interact effectively with District faculty and staff, a variety of specialized and diversified business/ industry partners and the general community.
Organize work and manage time effectively.
Conduct effective meetings and coordinate group efforts.
Conduct research, interpret data and report results.
Use appropriate office technology (computers, email, spreadsheets, word processing, etc.).
Plan and manage in an environment of participatory governance.
Approach all duties of the position with an equity-minded perspective that supports and promotes inclusion and diversity.
Interact and work effectively with a diverse population utilizing exceptional interpersonal and intercultural skills.
Apply an equity-minded framework and ensure programs, services and processes are designed and delivered to meet the varying needs of all students and employees.
Exercise sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
Educationand Experience Guidelines— 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 and Experience
A Master’s degree in any subject matter field
One year of experience as a collegiate or high school coach
One year of administrative experience related to the duties of the position
At least one year of experience as a collegiate coach
At least one year of relevant administrative experience at a community college
Instructional experience in secondary or higher education
Experience supervising faculty lines
PHYSICALDEMANDSANDWORKING ENVIRONMENT:The conditions below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor environments; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors and gases; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces. Positions may be required to work evenings and weekends.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to perform moderately strenuous manual labor; to stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate specialized hand and power tools and equipment; operate assigned equipment; to stand and walk for extended periods of time; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
About Sierra Joint Community College District
Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the needs of the communities that it serves.With approximately 125 degree and certificate programs, Sierra College is ranked first in Northern California (Sacramento north) for transfers to 4 year Universities, offers career/technical training, and classes for upgrading job skills. Sierra graduates can be found in businesses and industries throughout the region.Our award-winning faculty members enhance their teaching with research, authorship and industry expertise. We are also recognized nationally for excellence in our athletic programs.