DEAN, LEARNING RESOURCES AND EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Sep 22, 2020
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time


DEAN, LEARNING RESOURCES AND EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Santa Rosa Junior College


Salary: $11,672.00 - $14,187.00 Monthly

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 14-00946

Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Department: Learning Resources

Closing: 10/16/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

Description
FILING DEADLINE: FRIDAY OCTOBER 16, 2020
It is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that ALL required materials are submitted by the filing deadline to be given consideration.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
  • Salary Range: $11,672- $14,187 per month (2019/20 Management Salary Schedule); maximum salary placement of $12,868 is based on assessment of previous experience as documented in application materials. An additional 2% compensation will be added to the base salary for an earned doctorate degree.
  • Fringe benefits: The District offers a competitive benefit package which includes health & welfare (medical/dental/vision/life/long-term disability) benefits for employees and eligible dependents.
  • Leave/Holiday time: Management employees earn 1 day of sick leave and 1.8333 days of vacation for each month worked. They are also entitled to holidays recognized by the District (14 holidays/year).
  • Housing Assistance: Reduced fees for mortgage loans and real estate services may be available to the candidate selected for this position (contact Human Resources for more information)
ABOUT SRJC:
Santa Rosa Junior College is an institution that has been a part of the community for more than 100 years, located in Sonoma County, California. Sonoma County is rich in history, beauty, and culture; it is one of the finest places to live on earth. Over 1.7 million students have attended SRJC in its more than 100-year history, many of whom are drawn to the college for its academic excellence, superb faculty and staff, comprehensive student services and beautiful grounds. At SRJC, we value learning that includes:
  • Excellent and innovative instruction and support services;
  • A learning- and learner-centered environment;
  • A welcoming physical environment;
  • Equity-minded faculty and staff with a caring and supportive attitude among faculty and staff;
  • Access to programs and courses that lead to transfer and/or gainful employment.
  • Access to lifelong learning opportunities
SRJC is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism. We are a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community and supporting of all diverse groups. In 2019 and 2020, SRJC received the INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. This award recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. SRJC was the only California Community College recipient of this award. The ideal candidate will share SRJC's commitment to be an inclusive, diverse and sustainable learning community that engages the whole person.

SCOPE OF POSITION:Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking an individual with demonstrated management skills to join an outstanding team of managers, faculty and staff to provide high quality services to our District, our community, and most importantly to our students.

Under the direction of the Vice President, Academic Affairs/Assistant Superintendent, provide leadership and administrative oversight for District-wide academic Library Services, and Media Services; provide vision for and overall administration of area operations, initiate strategic and educational planning, oversee program, course, and curriculum development, coordinate and direct communications; provide instructional services to meet District and student needs to enhance educational effectiveness of all academic instruction programs and support services; identify educational technologies required to support successful delivery of instruction in the context of the District's mission and institutional planning process.

DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS:
As part of Santa Rosa Junior College's Academic Affairs component, the Learning Resources & Educational Technology (LRET) cluster has broad responsibility for two key district-wide service departments and their respective facilities: SRJC Libraries and Media Services.

Library and Information Resources department at SRJC provides a diverse array of instructional support services district-wide. There are two library facilities: Doyle Library at the Santa Rosa campus and Mahoney Library at the Petaluma campus. Instructional collections include over 200,000 books and e-books, streaming media, scholarly journals, and popular periodicals; all holdings are available via 45 electronic databases and the discovery search interface. The department's instructional program emphasizes instruction in the areas of information literacy, including course integrated instructional sessions, credit bearing information literacy courses, and e-learning resource development. The Santa Rosa Junior College Libraries won the 2020 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). ACRL selected SRJC Libraries because of its compelling learning services and programs that serve faculty, staff, and students through redesigned spaces and innovative services.

The Media Services department at SRJC is a district-wide service department situated within the Learning Resources and Educational Technology (LRET) area of Academic Affairs, clustered with district libraries and collaborating daily with support teams in both Distance Education and Information Technology departments. Led by the Director of Media Services and Learning Technologies, a diverse team of audiovisual professionals has broad responsibility for providing educational technology solutions, services and support across the district. Its primary units include technical services, event/production services, and administrative/client services. These complementary units offer a rich synergy of creative and technical offerings: collectively these teams design, integrate and support technology into learning spaces; provide comprehensive production and technological support for campus events; manage media projects in technology refresh cycles; and assist with audiovisual and conferencing needs for district business. With three managers, 12 full-­time staff and an auxiliary network of Short Term Non-Continuing (STNC) and student employees, Media Services fulfills its mission with broad scope across all district sites/campuses. Fiscal responsibilities include budgetary oversight of technology bond media and instructional equipment/library materials funds.

Essential Functions
Examples of key duties are interpreted as being descriptive and not restrictive in nature. Incumbents routinely perform approximately 80% of the duties below.

  1. Provide leadership for all aspects of District-wide academic, Library Services, and Media Services programs, technologies and services.
  2. Direct and evaluate District multi-site library services and facilities providing instructional support across various curriculum disciplines, vocational programs and developmental education initiatives; collaborate with Department Chair and instructional faculty to develop and manage procedures and initiatives that promote student success and continual improvement through a full range of academic library collections, services, research support, and information literacy instruction.
  3. Oversee Media Services operations to plan, design, and model effective learning environments for classroom instruction technology; deliver classroom management strategies for effective integration of teaching technology concepts; support classroom instruction technology needs across all District locations; support various media instruction and related events, including District instructional event management and District-wide communication services; provide classroom mediated solutions for development of new District facilities and continual refresh of existing facilities to ensure provision of innovative learning environments responsive to changing instructional needs.
  4. Oversee the tenure review process for Learning Resources and Educational Technology department and programs; coordinate tenure teams, meetings, class observations and timely completion of required documentation.
  5. Manage and allocate the District-wide distribution of Instructional Equipment/Library Material (IELM) funds to instructional deans and cluster programs; develop and prepare the District's Library Services, and Media Services budgets; analyze and review budgetary and financial data; authorize expenditures and conference requests in accordance with established limitations; research, obtain and maintain grants and other funding sources.
  6. Co-chair the Integrated Technology Planning group; participate in developing a strategic plan for the deployment of funds in instructional technology upgrades and innovations.
  7. Co-chair the Sabbatical Leaves Committee to ensure the integrity of the sabbatical leave process and support the professional development of colleagues by assisting colleagues in preparation of quality applications for sabbatical leave and sabbatical reports.
  8. Collaborate with faculty on curriculum development and review, including the development and assessment of student learning outcomes; develop schedule of classes and monitor enrollments, class size and faculty loads; monitor, analyze and adjust courses in response to student needs; recommend course amendments and curriculum changes as appropriate.
  9. Coordinate and direct educational planning activities, program development functions, courses, curriculum and information to meet College and student needs and enhance the educational effectiveness of assigned instructional subject areas; direct the development and implementation of programs, services, plans, strategies, processes, projects, courses, goals and objectives; develop the Program and Resource Planning Process (PRPP) report for program review and resource planning and prioritization.
  10. Provide administrative oversight of the ongoing planning, budget, expenditures, and operations for the following areas: Library Services, and Media Services.
  11. Lead program review, including improvement and development; systematic assessment of student progress, learning and service area outcomes; and review and implement changes to maintain relevance of Learning Resources programs and to meet student and community needs.
  12. Supervise and evaluate the performance of staff; interview and select employees and recommend transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary actions; coordinate faculty and staff work assignments and schedules and review work to assure compliance with established standards, requirements and procedures; oversee evaluation of all regular and allied faculty in accordance with contractual agreements.
  13. Administer and monitor instructional programs and courses to ensure compliance with established curriculum standards and requirements; direct and participate in the development, analysis, implementation and enhancement of curriculum standards; coordinate activities and professional development functions to enhance faculty understanding of curriculum standards and requirements, instructional strategies and related materials.
  14. Coordinate and direct communications, programs, services, activities and information between faculty, staff, businesses, educational institutions, external organizations, students, the public and various local, State and Federal agencies; receive, review, facilitate and ensure proper and timely resolution of student, staff, faculty, administrative, department, and program issues, and complaints.
  15. Provide consultation and technical expertise to students, staff, faculty, and others concerning Learning Resources and Educational Technology operations and activities; respond to inquiries and provide detailed and technical information concerning assigned programs, departments, services, curriculum, courses and related standards, requirements, practices, schedules, strategies, plans, goals, objectives, laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
  16. Provide technical information and assistance to the Vice President/Assistant Superintendent regarding Learning Resources and Educational Technology services, activities, needs and issues; participate in the formulation and development of policies, procedures and programs.
  17. Represent the District at community, state, and national activities; contribute to professional dialogue through academic publications, presentations, and professional service.


Minimum Qualifications
KNOWLEDGE OF:
Planning, implementation, and management of systems, services, electronic resources, and computing applications specific to large-scale library facilities, classroom technology, mediated instruction, event and communication technologies specific to community college instruction and operations. Innovations, issues, and emerging trends in librarianship, classroom instructional technologies and mediated event and communication technologies. California Education Code, Title V and other state and federal laws, labor agreements, regulations, restrictions, and requirements as they apply to provision of community college staffing, services, and operations. Student Learning Outcomes; Program Learning Outcomes and program assessment strategies. Instructional pedagogy and learning theory applicable to the community college education environment. Hiring and evaluation procedures and local, State and Federal employment codes, laws and regulations. Preparation of grant proposals, contract and subcontracts. Interpreting and enforcing faculty and classified bargaining contracts. Program review and evaluation processes. Curriculum and program development. Educational trends, accreditation standards, and State-wide initiatives. Budget preparation and control. Oral and written communication skills. Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training. Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.

ABILITY TO:
Plan, organize, and direct instructional operations, activities, programs and services of Learning Resources and Educational Technology. Lead and implement strategic planning. Advocate for the District's Learning Resources and Educational Technology programs and services. Negotiate vendor contracts and in accordance with District and state fiscal guidelines. Build consensus around challenging issues and make informed decisions that resolve conflict. Display professional judgment in complex and sensitive situations. Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Direct the maintenance of a variety of reports, records and files related to assigned activities. Effectively train, supervise and evaluate assigned staff. Demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidates/incumbents must meet the minimum qualifications as detailed below, or file for equivalency. Equivalency decisions are made on the basis of a combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. If requesting consideration on the basis of equivalency, an Equivalency Application is required at the time of interest in a position (equivalency decisions are made by Human Resources, in coordination with the department where the vacancy exists, if needed.)

EDUCATION:
Master's Degree in Library and Information Science and ability to meet minimum qualifications for current SRJC faculty discipline.

EXPERIENCE:
One year of formal training, internship or leadership reasonably related to the assignment.

PREFERRED:
Experience with instructional technologies and mediated instruction.

The conditions herein 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.

Application Procedures

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

In order to be given consideration for this position, applicants must submit the following documents by the filing deadline:
  1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Employment Application and responses to Agency-wide Questions. Please provide contact information (phone number and email address) for three professional references.
  2. A brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the "Key Duties and Responsibilities" section of this job announcement.
  3. Current Resume.
  4. Transcripts of all college level course work, including confirmation of degrees. Unofficial copies (both sides) are acceptable if the unofficial document includes a seal, watermark, or other proof that the document was provided by an educational institution. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring. If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
  5. If you do not meet the minimum qualifications and would like to be considered, please submit a completed Equivalency Form and supporting documents: Equivalency app here (Download PDF reader)

PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED.

Following the filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be reviewed by a screening committee. Approximately 2-3 weeks later, Human Resources will notify you whether or not you have been selected for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited to interview with a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the Administration, the Classified Staff, and the Associated Students.

If you are in need of accommodation in order to apply or interview for this opening, please contact the Human Resources Department.

MORE ABOUT SRJC HUMAN RESOURCES

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: Bussman Hall Annex
MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
PHONE: (707) 527-4954
FAX: (707) 527-4967
EMAIL: bhodenfield@santarosa.edu

All documents included in your online employment application become the property of the District. Your employment application for this opening will not automatically be considered for future openings. New employment application(s) must be submitted for each opening.

Due to COVID-19, the Human Resources staff are working remotely until further notice.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):
  1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States;
  2. Must be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and
  3. Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).


Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Jeanne Clery Disclosure)

Sonoma County Junior College District's annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Sonoma County Junior College District; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can read or obtain a full copy of this report by going to https://police.santarosa.edu/. Paper copies of the full report are available upon request by contacting Police Department Records at (707) 527-4963 or by coming to the Sonoma County Junior College District Police Department located at 2032 Armory Drive, Pedroncelli Center, Santa Rosa Campus.

Equal Employment Opportunity

SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position/assignment. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the District mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.

The Sonoma County Junior College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnic group identification, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic condition, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures or practices; nor does the District discriminate against any employees or applicants for employment on the basis of their age. This non-discrimination policy covers admission, access and treatment in District programs and activities--including but not limited to academic admissions, financial aid, educational services and athletics--and application for District employment.

The Sonoma County Junior College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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