Dean, Student Success and Achievement (Categorically Funded) Reedley College
State Center Community College District
Closing Date: 2/7/2020 at 11:55 PM
Campus Location: Reedley College
Start Date: 12/21/2019
Essential Functions: At Reedley College we value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. We prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college. The successful academic manager will be an equity-minded individual committed to student success by collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also dedicated to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who:
Understands the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
Reframes inequities as a problem of practice and views the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
Encourages positive race-consciousness and embraces human difference;
Reflects on institutional and teaching practices and aims to create a culturally responsive teaching environment; and
Strategically builds buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.
Reedley College seeks a dynamic, dedicated and equity-minded leader with the experience, work ethic, and academic credentials to actualize our commitment to excellence in student learning, success and equity. The ideal candidate will share the college's commitment to Guided Pathways to increase student achievement and timely goal completion and to close equity gaps for its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.
The ideal candidate will share Reedley College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. As of the 2018-2019 academic year, we currently enroll over 12,000 students in which 74% identify as Latinx, 5% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 2% as Black/African American, 16% as White, and 2% as multiracial. Reedley College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the use of curriculum responsive to the students it serves.
Under the general direction of the Vice President of Student Services, the Dean, Student Success and Achievement will provide supervision and support of programs dedicated to early college and Dual Enrollment (DuE) efforts, outreach, K-12 partnerships and student onboarding, matriculation, transition to college, academic support services, adult education efforts, assigned grant program, and activities that support the Student Equity and Achievement (SEA) program and Guided Pathways.
Apply an equity-minded framework and ensure programs, services and processes are designed and delivered to meet the varying needs of all students;
Support the on-going, holistic and comprehensive examination of all college processes, procedures, and practices pertaining to and affecting student enrollment, retention, and completion;
Provide guidance, supervision and direction for faculty and staff in programs and services established to address access and success of students;
Ensure alignment and promote intersegmental educational partnerships to facilitate student transitions between high school to college to four-year universities;
Support the redesign of practices and policies to facilitate students' progression from entry, connection, enrollment and progress to completion in a timely manner;
Conduct performance evaluations for academic and classified staff;
Review staffing needs for academic and classified personnel and make recommendations to the Vice President, Student Services for hiring;
Collaborate with campus administration, faculty, and staff to support development and implementation of strategies and activities within the Guided Pathways framework;
Support efforts for implementation of Starfish success platform and other technology efforts to promote student success;
Monitor department, project, and grant budgets to assure expenditures comply with established budgetary procedures;
Analyze and review budgetary and financial data;
Authorize expenditures in accordance with local and state regulations;
Submits required financial reports to the District and State;
Support effective delivery of campus-wide student success and support initiatives and strategies
Support professional development related to student achievement and equity, and other areas;
Work with the Dean of Students to ensure counseling/advising services are available;
Collaborative with all constituent groups across the campus to implement strategies, services and initiatives to address the disproportionality in instructional and student services, especially for under-served students;
Partner with Vice Presidents and Deans to expand community access to the college's educational offerings;
Collaborate with the Core Office of Research and Evaluation to plan, facilitate, and coordinate research and professional development strategies and activities as it relates to data coaching, student services programs
Attend, conduct and participate in a variety of district meetings and committees as assigned; serve as a member of the Student Services leadership teams; prepare and deliver oral presentations
Participate as a member of the President's Advisory Council and other college and/or district committees as assigned; and
Perform additional administrative duties and services as requested and assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices; AND
An earned masters degree AND one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrators administrative assignment;
Possession of a valid California Community College Supervisory Credential.
Desirable Qualifications: Knowledge of:
Current issues, trends, and best practices used in student success, equity and Guided Pathways;
Specific approaches, theories, and strategies to address disparities in student success and access to higher education for student groups;
Cultural competency as it relates to the understanding of and sensitivity to meeting the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of the students.
Experience and skill addressing issues of equity;
Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
Willingness to examine and remediate ones relational practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
Prior program review, outcomes evaluation, and research methodology in measuring student success factors and disproportionate impact;
Recent experience in the operation of a Student Services area in overseeing equity-focused services, such as those targeting specific groups of students who have been less successful academically;
At least two years of extensive administrative and leadership experience as a dean, program director, department chair, or coordinator within or associated with student services/student success areas;
Experience working in dual enrollment or transitions to college programs;
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
Effective planning in the management, supervision, and evaluation of the work of others;
Effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and industry;
Ability to use organizational skills that enable the performance of duties in a timely fashion with attention to detail;
Ability to work effectively with representatives of educational agencies, business, government, and the community-at large in the development, and implementation of student success and equity initiatives and programs.
Conditions of Employment: 223 duty days and 22 vacation days for a total of 245 days contingent upon funding.
Salary and Benefits: Salary is $118,157 $147,416 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,082 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS).
Selection Procedure: Applications will be screened by Human Resources for completeness and to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement, a selection committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who will be invited to interview. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for March 23rd.
The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the recommended candidates. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President and College President for final interviews which are tentatively scheduled for April 3rd.
A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.
State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants. SCCCD EEO Plan
For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1171 Fulton St, Fresno, California, 93721, (559) 243-7100. For information on Reedley College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to Position No. RDST-DEAN.
Submission of application and related materials is the applicants responsibility and must be submitted through the districts online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.
Additional Information: This is a categorically funded academic management position, exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, with responsibility for formulation and implementation of district policies, regulations, budget decisions, and supervision of personnel including assignment of work, evaluation of performance, adjusting grievances, recommending hiring, transfer, suspension, layoff, recall, promotion, and termination.
State Center Community College District (SCCCD) provides students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at SCCCD, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.
REEDLEY COLLEGE About the College Reedley College is located in the central San Joaquin Valley of California in the city of Reedley, which has a population of approximately 25,000. Known as The Worlds Fruit Basket, Reedley is in one of the richest agricultural regions of the world. Reedley College was established in May 1926 as Reedley Junior College and has affected many lives since then. In its 92 years, Reedley College has developed into a crucial component of higher education in the central San Joaquin Valley, offering over 153 degrees and certificates in 37 areas of study taught by approximately 140 full-time faculty and 225 part-time faculty. The college is one of 11 community colleges in California to offer students on-campus housing.
Reedley College was selected to be one of the 20 California Community Colleges to participate in the groundbreaking California Guided Pathways Project. It was chosen in part due to its strong focus on student success and equity. Guided Pathways is a transformational framework that focuses on reviewing and revising college policies, procedures and practices with the goal of designing with the student in mind. Reedley College has embraced Guided Pathways with the colleges goal in mind, We motivate and inspire students to succeed. The project is designed to significantly increase the number of students who earn a certificate or degree at a California Community College.
Reedley College Mission Reedley College motivates and empowers students to be successful by providing high-quality, innovative educational opportunities. We inspire a passion for learning to meet the academic and workforce goals of our diverse communities. Our associate degree programs, career technical education, and transfer level courses are offered in an accessible and safe learning environment.
Reedley College Vision As an exemplary educational institution, Reedley College cultivates professional, well-prepared individuals who will enrich our ever changing local, regional, and global communities.
State Center Community College District is committed to lifelong learning and success for all students by providing accountable, accessible, innovative and quality educational programs and services that enable productive citizenship in a diverse, global society.