Dean of Engagement & Completion

Los Rios Community College District (Sacramento City College)
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Job Posting Title Dean of Engagement & Completion Location Los Rios Community College District (Sacramento City College) Department Location Student Services Posting Number AE00429P The Institution

Founded in 1916, Sacramento City College ( SCC ) is a multi-campus, urban college that consists of a 70-acre main campus across from William Land Park. The College has two educational centers, one in Davis on the campus of the University of California, Davis, and one in West Sacramento located adjacent to the public library, community center, and civic center. SCC is a vibrant teaching and learning institution with approximately 20,000 day and evening students and is recognized as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution ( HSI ) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution ( AANAPISI ).

Our Strengths
SCC has a rich history in the community and has expanded educational opportunities to students across the region. SCC awards Associate in Arts or Science degrees as well as Associate Degrees for Transfer, which guarantee transfer into the California State University system. The College offers Career Education certificates and degrees, transfer credit for students who desire to continue their education at a four-year college or university, and instruction in basic skills such as English, English as a second language, and mathematics.

Our Vision
Faculty and staff at SCC value a collaborative and diverse campus community. As one of four colleges within the Los Rios Community College District, Sacramento City College embraces change, values excellence in academic achievement, and supports the success of students as they pursue their dreams.

Position Summary

Under general direction of the Vice President of Student Services, the Dean for Student Engagement and Completion performs a variety of administrative duties to advance Sacramento City College efforts in providing equitable educational opportunities and to promote campus engagement and encourage completion for all students, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or economic circumstances.

The Dean of Engagement and Completion develops and coordinates student campus engagement and success initiatives with the goal of completion. The division supports programs related to the academic, support services, and social needs of students from culturally and socially diverse backgrounds within student services. Responsibilities include the planning, development, quality, implementation, supervision, evaluation, establishment and continuation of advisory boards/work-groups/task-forces related to the coordination of student programs and services within the division: Extended Opportunity Programs and Services ( EOP &S), Next Up Foster Youth Services, Cooperative Agencies Resource for Education ( CARE ), College 2 Career (C2C), Disabled Student Programs and Services ( DSP &S), Workability III, Respect, Integrity, Self-determination and Education ( RISE ); Student Leadership and Development ( SLD ); Veterans Resource Center ( VRC ); Cultural Engagement Centers, along with corresponding centers and offices of student engagement for specific populations (e.g., RASA Center, ASHE Center), and other programs and services designed to benefit student engagement and success.

The Dean of Student Engagement and Completion supports the development and expansion of a student-centered – equity focused climate within student services; assists Sacramento City College in proactively and successfully addressing the educational support needs of a large, diverse student body; and facilitates the efficiency and effectiveness of services to students.

Assignment Responsibilities

Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:

● Providing facilitation and guidance in the establishment of student outcomes (SLO’s) and the assessment of these outcomes in order to determine the effectiveness of student learning in this area.
● Reading, interpreting, and applying relevant and related laws, regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to instructional and student support programs and services.
● Exercising initiative and creativity to meet a broad diversity of students’ educational needs.
● Implementing and assessing strategies that specifically address the unique academic and economic needs of all students.
● Promoting respect and civility in the workplace and academic community at-large; and thoughtful planning and facilitation of positive organization change.
● Acknowledging that race, culture, and language play a significant role in the success of our students, and the ability to create and nurture culturally competent and linguistically appropriate services for all students.

● Utilizing a data-driven and participatory approach to decision-making that supports continual service and program improvement.
● Providing collaborative leadership to various committees and task-forces focused on the areas that it serves.
● Working in concert with SCC’s Communications and Public Information Officer for marketing and communication of programmatic information.
● Responsible for ensuring a collaborative approach for student engagement to specific program services, which include inter-agency collaboration for community resources and referral information and services for students and effectively communicating and assisting in building collaborative relationships within and among instructional divisions, student services and other departments, as well as constituent groups throughout the college, district and community.
● Committing to building collaborative relationships within and among various Student Services departments, and other constituent groups throughout the College and community. Additionally evaluating and improving programs and services, ensuring consistent delivery of services.

● Administering the District’s collective bargaining agreements as appropriate.
● Developing, preparing, and monitoring program reviews, unit plans, student learning outcomes, SCC data and accomplishments in assigned areas to ensure program accountability.
● Developing reports for submission to college, county, State, and Federal agencies.
● Ensuring compliance with federal, state, district, and college regulations, policies, and procedures in all assigned areas of responsibility.
● Complying with categorical regulations, budgetary restrictions and program requirements, and providing supporting documentation as required for district and state auditing purposes.
● Administering budget planning and development, expenditure monitoring, quarterly and year-end services, strategies and approaches, and proposing adjustments as appropriate.
● Preparing oral, written, and electronic reports and presentations such as applications, claims, and compliance reports for Federal, State, local regulatory agencies, and the District.
● Assessing program effectiveness, development and implementation of goals, expediting work flow; effective management of fiscal resources; and the successful completion of projects in a timely manner.
● Leading and facilitating grant and proposal writing to strengthen and support program growth.
● Assisting in the planning, organization, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive institutional research and integrated planning process that leads to college-wide dialogue about effectiveness and continuous improvement.
● Supporting the development of a strong culture of evidence-based inquiry and decision making.

● Overseeing other programs and assigned faculty and staff as assigned and developed through grant-writing and acquisition of resources allocated for special programs and services.
● Hiring, supervising, and evaluating assigned faculty and staff.
● Selecting, supervising, and evaluating classified staff and faculty, and developing and administering professional development and training.
● Coordinating with staff development for specialized training related to the advancement of students, diversity, student engagement and success, and student services.
● Communicating objectives and services to students, faculty and staff, and community organizations.

● Performing other duties as assigned.

Work Year 12 month Work Schedule Total Hrs per Week/Day Special Requirements Minimum Qualifications

1. Have a master’s degree* from an accredited institution, completed by May 15, 2021.

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 on our website under CCCCO Handbook .

Application Instructions

Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College District Administrative position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:

1. Los Rios Community College District Administrative Application
2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
3. Two letters of recommendation
4. Letter of Interest
5. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (indicating degree completion or conferral date)

• Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified.
• Applicants indicating “see resume” on the online application will be disqualified.
• Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts.
• Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of 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 ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here .

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations

Physical Demands Salary $136,580 to $147,838 annually. LRCCD Salary Schedules Additional Salary Information Additional stipend for an earned doctorate from an accredited university.
Posting Date 04/01/2021 Closing Date 05/03/2021 Open Continuously No Beginning and/or Ending Dates

Full-time, Twelve-month, Educational Administrative Position
Beginning on or about July 1, 2021.

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.

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.

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. 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.

Quicklink Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. I acknowledge and agree that I understand that by answering the question below, I certify that the information provided by me is true, correct and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorize investigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881 (if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability all persons and organizations furnishing such information. I understand that any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts on this form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 or attachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. If you have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minor traffic violation you are required to complete the form 'Arrests Which Led to Convictions for Crime', P-881 (you must disclose convictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section 1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). If needed click on the link and download the form and attach the completed form to your application.
    • Yes, I acknowledge and agree
    • No, I do not acknowledge or agree
    • No answer
  2. Can you perform the essential functions of this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Considering this specific position that you are applying to – where/how did you learn about this position?
    • College Department
    • CareerBuilder
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed (
    • Community College Registry Job Fair: Oakland
    • Community College Registry Job Fair: Los Angeles
    • Community College Registry Online Job Board
    • Community Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)
    • CommunityCollegeJobs
    • Comunidad
    • Craigslist
    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    • D'Primeramano Magazine
    • EdJoin
    • Facebook (Campaign)
    • Facebook (Los Rios Page)
    • Glassdoor
    • Greater Sacramento Urban League
    • Handshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)
    • HigheredJobs
    • Indeed
    • Instagram
    • Job Sites
    • Job Journal
    • Latina Leadership Network of the California Community Colleges
    • LinkedIn
    • Los Rios Community College District Employee
    • Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Email
    • Los Rios Community College District Website
    • LRCCD Resource Group - API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)
    • LRCCD Resource Group - Black Faculty & Staff Association (BFSA)
    • LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)
    • LRCCD Resource Group - Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)
    • Professional Networks
    • Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Builders Exchange
    • Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce
    • SacramentoWorks
    • The HUB
    • Twitter
    • YouTube
    • ZipRecruiter
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Interest
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 2
  2. Unofficial Transcript 3
  3. Unofficial Transcript 4
  4. Unofficial Transcript 5
  5. Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency Request Statement)
  6. P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For Crime Document
  7. Employee Request for Transfer Form