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Dean of the Natomas Education Center
Los Rios Community College District in Sacramento, California
Date Posted 01/04/2022
Salary $142,043 -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
Job Posting Title Dean of the Natomas Education Center
Location Los Rios Community College District (American River College)
Department Location Natomas Education Center
Posting Number AE00553P
The Institution
Founded in 1955, American River College (ARC) is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Sacramento region, serving about 30,000 diverse students each fall and spring at its main campus and centers.
Our Strengths
The college has an outstanding record for academic quality and is among the top community colleges in the state for transferring students to the University of California and California State University systems. The College offers education and support for students to strengthen basic skills, earn associate degrees and certificates, transfer to other colleges and universities, and achieve career as well as other academic and personal goals. ARC also has a strong reputation for its wide array of career programs, in areas such as Healthcare, Hospitality, Human Services, Business & Computer Science, Public Safety, Applied Arts, Advanced Transportation and Manufacturing and Apprenticeship.
Our Vision
Our vision is to transform the future of all students and our community through inclusive, equitable education. The college seeks individuals who share our mission of placing students first by providing an academically rich, inclusive environment that inspires critical thinking, learning and achievement, and responsible participation in the community.
Our Commitment to Social Justice & Equity
American River College strives to uphold the dignity and humanity of every student and employee. We are committed to equity and social justice through equity-minded education, transformative leadership, and community engagement. We believe this commitment is essential to achieving our mission and enhancing our community. The college seeks candidates who are committed to culturally inclusive practices and serving ARC’s student population. Faculty and staff are encouraged to engage in ongoing development of their professional skills. The college thus supports employee engagement in a broad range of trainings, workshops and activities such as the Equity Action Institute, the New Faculty Academy, and the Classified Leadership Academy. In addition, faculty and staff regularly participate in trainings offered through the college’s Center for Teaching and Learning and its Instructional Technology Center.
Position Summary
Under the general direction of the Vice President of Instruction, the Dean of the Natomas Education Center serves as the administrator responsible for the operation and supervision of the Center. The Dean of the Natomas Center works with the College in establishing the- overall direction, development, and growth of the Center.
American River College is committed to employees:
  • Actively demonstrating a commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Engaging in self-reflection and continuous improvement regarding individuals and their cultural competence
  • Exercising responsibility and accountability for actions
  • Viewing students, ALL students, as equally capable and worthy of our care, time and energy
  • Demonstrating appreciation and respect for others’ perspectives and lived experiences
Assignment Responsibilities
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Developing, facilitating, and supervising the American River College – Natomas Education Center, including programs, curriculum, class schedule, student support services, and community relations.
  • Administering the day, evening, and summer offerings, and working with the district and college staff in areas of responsibility.
  • Assisting faculty and staff with student problems and concerns.
  • Developing new initiatives that support student learning and student success.
  • Developing strong relationships with lnderkum High School, the Natomas Unified School District, and Sacramento Public Library.
  • Coordinating student support services at the Center to include counseling, financial aid, enrollment services, Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS), California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKS).
  • Supervising and evaluating support staff assigned to the Center.
  • Working with the Natomas community to identify target populations, and recommending appropriate courses or programs of study to be offered at the Center.
  • Assisting in the recruitment of targeted populations.
  • Serving as college liaison to community advisory groups.
  • Serving as an administrator for the College’s Dual Enrollment program.
  • Serving as the lead administrator for the California Early College Academy (CECA).
  • Serving as the lead administrator for multiple grants.
  • Serving as the lead administrator for the Accelerated College Education (ACE) program.
  • Maintaining statistical records regarding enrollment, Weekly Student Contact Hours (WSCH), Full Time Equivalency (FTE), productivity, student success and completion rates for the Center.
  • Maintaining agreements and contracts with host sites.
  • Meeting regularly with the lnderkum High School principal and the branch manager of the North Natomas Library to discuss the needs of American River College and the host site.
  • Coordinating with the main campus for student and instructional support services as needed.
  • Hiring and supervising staff necessary to support the education program at the Center. including instructional technology support staff, security, counseling, assessment personnel, financial aid staff.
  • Hiring, supervising, and evaluating faculty at the Center, while coordinating and collaborating with the area deans at the ARC Main Campus.
  • Arranging for the sale of textbooks through the American River College Bookstore at the Center.
  • Supporting training opportunities for Center staff in order to retain currency in college and district policy and operations.
  • Coordinating the Center programs and schedules with the main campus, such as final exam schedule and flex activities.
  • Recommending budget allocations and administering the adopted budget.
  • Addressing safety needs of students and staff.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.
Work Year 12 month
Work Schedule
The administrative assignment may include day, evening and weekend hours, and off-campus work.
Total Hrs per Week/Day
Special Requirements
Minimum Qualifications
1. Have a master’s degree* from an accredited institution completed by April 2, 2022.
2. Have one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment
3. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and 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; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.
*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 at the California Community Colleges website then “Minimum Qualifications Handbook”.
Application Instructions
Applicants applying to this position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:
1. Los Rios Community College District Administrative Application
2. Resume
3. Letter of Interest
4. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work
  • Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified.
  • Applicants indicating “see resume” on the application will not have that referenced experience considered for minimum qualifications, which may lead to the application being disqualified.
  • Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts.
  • Applicants, including current Los Rios Community College District employees, are required to provide unofficial transcripts, if required to meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
  • Applicants are required to submit official transcripts within 60 days of the time of hire.
  • 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.
  • Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. For additional information on foreign transcript evaluations click here.
Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.
Physical Demands
Salary $142,043 annually. LRCCD Salary Schedules
Additional Salary Information Additional stipend for an earned doctorate from an accredited university.
Posting Date 12/22/2021
Closing Date 02/01/2022
Open Continuously No
Beginning and/or Ending Dates
Full-time, Twelve-month, Educational Administrative Position
Beginning on or about April 2, 2022.
How and where to apply
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 during regular business hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PST.
After hours inquiries should be emailed to Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m. of the posting closing date.
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.
Effective October 1, 2021, all faculty and staff must have received the first dose of the vaccine against the virus that causes COVID-19 and effective December 1, 2021, all faculty and staff must be fully vaccinated in order to:
be physically present on District premises for an extended amount of time, generally more than 15 minutes or
participate in District activities for an extended amount of time, generally more than 15 minutes or
be inside a building or office
unless they receive an approved medical exemption or religious accommodation.
All new hires must be fully vaccinated or receive an approved medical or religious exemption within forty-five (45) calendar days of hire. Within seven (7) calendar days, all new hires must show proof they have received the first dose of a two-dose vaccine, or one dose of a one-dose vaccine, or have applied for a medical or religious exemption.
For the latest information on the COVID Vaccine mandate, please visit the COVID Vaccine Requirements informational page.
Contingent on funding and eligibility, successful candidates selected for a face-to-face interview may be eligible to apply for partial reimbursement of travel expenses, up to a maximum of $450. For candidate travel reimbursement information, click here.
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.
*Please mention to employers when applying for this job*
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