Job Posting TitleDean of Student Services
LocationLos Rios Community College District (Folsom Lake College)
Department LocationStudent Services
Established in 2004 as the fourth college in the Los Rios Community College District, Folsom Lake College (FLC) is a vibrant teaching and learning institution serving over 8,800 ethnically and racially diverse students each semester. The College and its two educational centers, the El Dorado Center in Placerville (EDC) and the Rancho Cordova Center (RCC), serve the rapidly growing areas of both eastern Sacramento and western El Dorado counties, forming a dynamic learning community committed to academic excellence, innovation, and educational equity.
Our mission is focused on a rigorous educational program with a strong focus on student success. We provide a broad range of academic programs, student support services, learning modalities (including online and hybrid courses), as well as opportunities for student engagement and leadership. We also incorporate the newest technologies for innovative classroom instruction, including collaboration with The Innovation Center Makerspace at the main Folsom campus.
The main Folsom campus also includes the Harris Center for the Arts, a state of the art visual and performing arts venue. The Center presents a diverse program of arts, culture, and entertainment that engages the entire region. It is also home to FLC’s Visual and Performing Arts education programs, as well as local arts organizations and community partners, who embrace the opportunity to perform and learn in a world-class facility.
The main Folsom campus provides educational environments designed to empower, inspire, and enrich our diverse student population, including students from historically underrepresented and underserved populations. Our College awards Associate in Arts or Science degrees, as well as Associate Degrees for Transfer, which guarantee transfer into California State Universities and numerous private and non-profit four-year colleges and universities. We also offer Career Education (CE) certificates and degrees and transfer credit for students who wish to continue their education at a four-year college or university.
Our Commitment to Social Justice and Equity
The main Folsom campus believes that education should belong to everyone. To nourish this inclusion, we champion equity, diversity, social justice, and environmental sustainability as foundational to academic, campus, and community life. We work with the communities we serve toward just and fair inclusion into a society in which all people can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. We commit to equity-driven decision-making, planning, and reflective processes that are responsive to the diverse identities and experiences in our community.
Under the general direction of the Vice President of Student Services and in collaboration with the Dean of Student Success, the Interim Dean of Student Services facilitates and promotes effective student development, success and learning through the management of strong support services, programs, activities and performance outcome measures.
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:
- Functioning as the first line administrator in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating of student support services and activities as they relate to student outcomes: admissions, records, onboarding, registration; Welcome Student Success Center, student life programs; Equity Center, PEAC2E; Veterans; financial aid; outreach and early college credit programs; etc.
- Coordinating, developing, and implementing support services that meet student needs, enhance student engagement, and developing/implementing strategies for student success and achievement of student outcomes.
- Recommending selection of candidates for certificated and classified positions.
- Assisting in the training and evaluation of assigned personnel.
- Coordinating with the Vice President of Student Services, Dean of Student Success, and Instructional colleagues, an array of supportive programs and services for targeted populations.
- Working collaboratively with the student equity officer to ensure ongoing implementation of student equity activities as outlined in the Student Equity Plan.
- Ensuring and maintaining accurate budget records, tracking program funding allocations and expenditures to ensure compliance with legal mandates, and maintaining appropriate records for responsible programs including MIS data.
- Collecting and analyzing data, reports, and presentations that support college accreditation, student services research and goals.
- Ensuring accountability of student services categorical programs and compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and district and college policies and procedures.
- Maintaining current knowledge and information of legislation and regulations affecting community college student success and supporting student equity programs.
- Developing and maintaining effective relationships with the Deans and other staff and working collaboratively with district staff.
- Developing a positive environment that supports teamwork and innovation.
- Willing to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends when necessary.
- Preparing and submitting required reports for the area.
- Performing other duties as assigned.
Assigned Areas may include, but are not limited to:
- Admissions and Records
- Financial Aid
- Welcome & Student Success Center
- Equity Center
- Student Life
- Soar to Success Cohort Management
Administrative and Supervisory Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
- Developing and implementing the Student Success and Support Program Plan and associated activities and sharing responsibility in the development and implementation of programs and services contained in the Student Equity Plan.
- Serving as the college student grievance officer or college student discipline officer and playing an active role in addressing student related issues on various committees.
- Managing the development and assessment of student learning outcomes, as well as the completion of program reviews for assigned areas.
- Providing general supervision of the operations of the area, along with the coordination of activities and the supervision and evaluation of the faculty and staff of the area.
- Budgeting all assigned areas.
Work Year12 month
The assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and/or off-campus hours.
1. Have a master’s degree. All degrees must be from an accredited institution completed by March 16, 2023.
2. Have one year 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”.
Applicants applying to this position are REQUIRED to complete and submit:
- Los Rios Community College District Application
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of Interest
- 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.
- Applicants, including current Los Rios Community College District employees, are required to provide official 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.
- Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as official 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.
- 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.
Salary$151,276 per year LRCCD Salary Schedules
Additional Salary InformationInitial annual salary within a given range varies, depending upon units/degrees completed at accredited colleges/universities and experience. Candidates not holding the minimum degree requirement may start at a salary lower than posted above.
Beginning and/or Ending Dates
Full-time, Educational Administrative Position
Beginning on (or about) March 16, 2023.
How and where to apply
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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 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PST
, Monday through Friday.
After hour inquiries should be emailed to HR@losrios.edu. 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. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.
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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.