Dean, Student Success and Academic Support
Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed below by
8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
Academic Affairs (M)
Physical location of the position:
$ 148,263 - $ 180,502
Is this position categorically (grant) funded?
BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of the appropriate
administrator, leads and manages a comprehensive and integrated
array of student, academic and library support services, including
Distance Education initiatives, Academic Support, and dual
enrollment to ensure and enhance student success in support of
Guided Pathways Framework adoption efforts.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides direct supervision to
assigned faculty and staff.
Education and Experience: A master's degree, from an accredited
institution, in one of the disciplines taught at the college and
three years of progressively responsible experience supervising
multiple academic and/or student services or library services
A doctorate from an accredited institution is preferred.
1. Administrative procedures and practices at the college
2. Appropriate and relevant state and federal codes, statutes and
regulations including Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations
and Education Code, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
compliance regulations, and other relevant categories;
3. Guided Pathways Framework.
1. Initiate and implement programs and services for student
2. Develop K-12 partnerships that increase readiness of incoming
students and ease their transition to the college;
3. Ensure clear communication to all internal and external
constituents regarding the available student success pathways and
expectations for achievement;
4. Maintain an understanding of current ideas, research and
practices pertaining to the areas of responsibility for this
position, through continued study and participation in professional
5. Be creative and innovative in administering and leading programs
6. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
7. Work without close supervision and as an effective team member
in a collaborative work environment with demonstrated commitment to
the values inherent to a culturally diverse workplace;
8. Provide strong leadership and communication, motivational,
interpersonal, and team building skills; and
9. Work harmoniously with faculty, staff and students who are
multi-cultural and diverse.
CONTACTS: Executive, academic, professional and administrative
offices and personnel within the college/District and, in the
external environment, to have critically important contacts and
relationships with college and high school administrators,
counselors and students. The Dean is expected to collaborate with
academic and student services departments to contribute to the
efforts in educating, serving and retaining students of all ages
and genders, and from culturally, ethnically, and
socio-economically diverse backgrounds.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Employees must possess the ability to lift,
carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25
pounds. Will require occasional travel.
ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS: Employee works in an office environment
with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and
no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employee may
interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives
in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and
OTHER: Must have evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of
the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and
ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff and the
Duties and Responsibilities:
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES (Illustrative Only):
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the
various types of work that may be performed. The omission of
specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the
position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to
1. Coordinates and integrates learning resource services provided
by the library and academic support programs (the Learning Center,
Tutoring Center, Supplemental Instruction, the STEM Center, the
Math Lab, and the Writing Center) and for the provision of these
services to the students pursuing their educational goals through
the various college-designed success pathways.
2. Serves as the point person for the College in the implementation
of Guided Pathways student success recommendations, and dual
enrollment activities; collaborates and provides integrated support
to programs working with special populations, including EOPS/CARE,
CalWORKs, DSPS, Foster Youth, Puente, Umoja, Honors, and
3. Provides day-to-day supervision over Library and Academic
Support programs, including all aspects of budget development and
management; responsible for planning, organizing, developing,
coordinating, reviewing, training and evaluating the work of
4. Leads college-based distance education efforts through
participation on the Distance Education Committee, faculty/staff
professional development planning, and coordination with the
District Distance Education Office.
5. Supports educational planning and other advising services
through coordination and integration of counselors, educational
advisors, tutors, supplemental instructors, and faculty advisors in
conjunction with the Dean of Student Services Counseling, through
College Student Engagement Centers and Student Success Teams.
6. Reviews enrollment and class schedule development, informed by
analysis of students' degree of preparation, educational goals and
plans, in line with the cohort and block scheduled model of the
college's student success pathways.
7. Plans, implements and evaluates short- and long-range
strategies, goals and objectives for the provision of comprehensive
and integrated student support; improves the Early Alert &
Intervention System for students in need, connects them with
appropriate resources through College Student Engagement Centers
and Student Success Teams in order to reduce the number of students
placed on academic probation/suspension; .
8. Provides leadership and coordination of professional faculty and
staff development in library/learning resources, distance
education, dual enrollment, and academic support aligned with the
implementation of the above activities; works with appropriate
personnel to ensure effective on- and off-campus assessment and
testing services and orientation programs that support the student
from initial contact through their first term at the College.
9. Participates in the assessment of the efficacy of all student
success-related activities and achievement of related Student
10. Directs, supervises and evaluates assigned staff to ensure a
high performance environment; establishes performance requirements
and personal development targets.
11. Oversees the selection of library materials (books, video
recordings, periodicals, and online databases) toward enhancing the
library's resources in support of each major Student Success
Pathways and supports the library in mandatory annual reporting to
the California Community College Chancellor's Office.
12. In consultation with other District operations, evaluates
existing technology resources and coordinates the planning,
development, and implementation of new technology learning
resources projects, services and activities.
Duties and Responsibilities - Continued:
13. Works closely with Institutional Effectiveness and relevant
academic and student services divisions to gather, interpret and
present data on students, student progress, and student success in
order to enhance instructional effectiveness and support enrollment
management efforts. Such data would also be used to assess student
retention, persistence, course success, graduation, employment, and
overall progress toward educational goal attainment.
14. In collaboration with the Deans of Instruction, and in
consultation with the Vice President of Academic Affairs and all
appropriate governance committees, evaluates Board Policies and
Administrative Procedures on a continual basis and recommends
changes for the improvement of academic and student support
15. Performs other duties, related to the position, as
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This is an Academic Management position with twelve-month
contracts. Paid vacation, 22 days annually; and paid accruable sick
leave, 12 days annually. A pro-rata reduction will be made for
employees working less than full-time and less than 12 months. The
District provides a health and welfare benefit package for
employees and legal qualifying dependents.
The work location and assignment within a job classification is
determined by the District and may be subject to change.
All offers of employment will be contingent upon the availability
of funds and approval by the Board of Trustees.
The Riverside Community College District is an equal opportunity
employer and recognizes the need to provide reasonable
accommodations to employees with disabilities. For more
information, contact (951) 222-8595.
The Riverside Community College District complies with all federal
and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the
basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion,
age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color,
ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or
mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in
Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is
contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in
subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or
any other status protected by law. This holds true for all District
employment opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or
grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX
Officer/Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Harassment of any
employee/student with regard to ethnic group identification,
national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual
orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic
listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any
characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes
set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California
Penal Code, or any other status protected by law, is strictly
prohibited. The Title IX Officer, Section 504/ADA Coordinator for
the District is Ms. Georgina Villasenor, 3801 Market Street,
Riverside, CA 92501. Telephone Number is: (951) 222-8595.
Work Hours/Work Days for Classified and Hourly Positions
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Required Applicant Documents:
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Masters or Equivalent Transcript
Optional Applicant Documents:
Bachelors or Equivalent Transcript
Effective Employment Date:
* Only electronic, on-line applications are accepted. All
supporting materials, required or optional, must also be in
electronic formats and attached to the electronic, on-line
application when applying. Supporting materials are only accepted
as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word files and must be less
than 2 MB in size.
* An application will not be considered complete unless all
Required Documents are electronically attached to the application
by the Application Deadline date. An incomplete file may subject
the candidate to disqualification.
* Paper applications and supporting materials WILL NOT be
* Letters of reference must be non-confidential and submitted
electronically when applying on-line.
* Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed above by
8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
* The Riverside Community College District does not require testing
at the initial application filing period. As you progress through
the selection process, you may be required to perform a job-related
test based on the needs of the work area for which you are being
* The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants
with disabilities. Applicant should contact Diversity and Human
Resources at (951) 222-8595 for assistance.
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