Job Posting TitlePresident, American River College
LocationLos Rios Community College District (American River College)
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.
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 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.
The President serves as the educational leader and the chief administrative officer of the college and reports to the Chancellor of the District. Reporting directly to the President are the Vice Presidents of Instruction, Student Services, and Administrative Services; the Dean of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness, Dean of Information Technology, Director of College Advancement, and the Communications and Public Information Officer.
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:
● Being a visionary leader who understands and promotes the role of the community college in a changing society and who will continue the college’s tradition of innovation and excellence.
● Possessing strong interpersonal skills that enhance a commitment to community and collaboration within the college and throughout the four-college district; working well and collaboratively with the Chancellor and other college presidents, college faculty and staff, students, other district personnel, and with business and community leaders.
● Demonstrating successful administrative experience in resource development, fiscal planning and management, and strategic and long range planning.
● Understanding the dynamics within the multicultural community the college serves.
● Demonstrating understanding of and support for the interrelationship of instructional programs and student services.
● Understanding and supporting to the concept of shared governance; conducting personal and professional interactions with integrity and honesty.
● Understanding and supporting academic freedom in a college learning environment.
● Understanding and supporting interest-based approaches to problem and conflict resolution.
● Being entrepreneurial, experienced, and supportive of fundraising from private and public external sources.
● Developing relationships with community partners.
● Supporting a comprehensive staff development program; having respect for the professional abilities of all staff.
● Demonstrating expertise in enrollment management.
● Taking a personal interest in students’ academic success, involvement in governance, and extracurricular activities.
● Encouraging and maintaining open lines of communication with students and all levels of staff; encouraging free exchange of ideas and is visible and accessible.
● Demonstrating knowledge of developing technologies and their roles in instruction and in administration.
● Demonstrating knowledge of fiscal affairs and the ability to develop and manage a community college budget.
Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
● Building on an established tradition of excellence in an environment of changing needs.
● Managing fluctuating resources to minimize disruptions.
● Providing for college success within a multi-college district.
● Strengthening the college’s identity as a diverse institution of higher learning in all its programs and services.
● Enhancing participation in governance and personal development among all segments of the college.
● Effectively building the college enrollment on campus and at regional centers.
● Identifying and promoting the development of new and emerging programs that address the economic development needs of the area.
● Providing leadership in incorporating student learning outcomes at institutional, program, and individual class levels.
● Maintaining a leadership position in technology programs and services.
● Strengthening student transitions from K-12 to community college, university, and career.
● Having the ability to engage and connect internally and externally.
● Assuming other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The administrative assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and/or off-campus work and/or hours.
Work Year12 month
1. Possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution, completed by July 1, 2020; or a master’s degree plus experience which would justify waiver of the doctorate.
2. Senior administrative experience in higher education, or equivalent experience.
3. Successful leadership experience in educational planning, fiscal management, personnel relations, and community relations.
4. Teaching or student services experience in higher education is desired.
5. 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.
Applicants applying to this position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:
1. Los Rios Community College District Administrative Application
2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
3. Two letters of recommendation (if using interfolio please send attachments to HR@losrios.edu).
4. Letter of Interest (include strengths)
● Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” on the online application will be disqualified.
Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.
Invited applicants are asked to reserve the following interview dates: April 22/23, 2020 and May 8, 2020.
Salary$208,534 - $225,724 annually. LRCCD Salary Schedules
Additional Salary InformationAdditional stipend for an earned doctorate from an accredited university.
Beginning and/or Ending Dates
Full-time, Twelve-month, Educational Administrative Position
Beginning on or about July 1, 2020.
How and where to apply
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. Application services are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours.
After hours inquiries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Contingent on funding and eligibility, successful candidates selected for an interview may be eligible to apply for partial reimbursement of travel expenses, up to a maximum of $450. Candidate Travel Reimbursement 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.