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President of American River College

Los Rios Community College District (American River College)
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 15, 2022

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Posting Title
President of American River College

Los Rios Community College District (American River College)

Department Location

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The Institution

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 a 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 and 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 and 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 the ARC student population. Faculty and staff are encouraged to engage in the 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. Also, faculty and staff regularly participate in trainings offered through the College’s Center for Teaching and Learning and its Instructional Technology Center.

Position Summary

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.

Assignment Responsibilities

Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:

The President of American River College:
  • 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
  • Committing to the concept of shared governance, and is known for integrity and honesty in personal and professional interactions
  • Understanding and supporting academic freedom m 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 and enhances staff morale
  • 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
  • Having knowledge of developing technologies and their roles in instruction and in administration
  • Having knowledge of fiscal affairs and has 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
Performing other duties as assigned.

Work Year
12 month

Work Schedule

The assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and/or off-campus hours.

Total Hrs per Week/Day

Special Requirements

Minimum Qualifications
  1. Possession of an earned doctorate or a master’s degree plus experience which would justify waiver of the doctorate. All degrees must be from an accredited institution completed by Janury 31, 2023 .
  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.

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”.

Application Instructions

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
  3. Letter of Interest
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. 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.

Physical Demands

$230,972 - $250,012 per year. LRCCD Salary Schedules

Additional Salary Information
Additional stipend for an earned doctorate from an accredited university.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Continuously

Beginning and/or Ending Dates

Full-time, Educational Administrative Position
Beginning on (or about) July 1, 2023

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 businesshours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday.

After hour inquiries should be emailed to Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m. PST, 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.

For the latest information on Los Rios Community College’s COVID -19 protocol, please visit COVID -19 Updates .

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. For candidate travel reimbursement information, 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.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions of the position you are applying to with or without reasonable accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * 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
  3. * I acknowledge and agree that I have read, that I understand and I meet the minimum qualifications for this position. I understand that I am required to provide official transcripts, if required to meet the minimum qualifications for the position, within 60 days from the time of hire. I also understand that 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. For additional information on foreign transcript evaluations
    • No
    • Yes
  4. * 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 Online Job Board
    • Community Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)
    • LRCCD Resource Group - Comunidad
    • Craigslist
    • D'Primeramano Magazine
    • EdJoin
    • Facebook (Campaign)
    • Facebook (Los Rios Page)
    • Glassdoor
    • Greater Sacramento Urban League
    • Handshake
    • HigheredJobs
    • Indeed
    • 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 - Asian Pacific Islander Legacy (API)
    • LRCCD Resource Group - Black Faculty & Staff Association (BFSA)
    • LRCCD Resource Group - Native American Collaborative (NAC)
    • LRCCD Resource Group - Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)
    • Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Builders Exchange
    • Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Works
    • The HUB
    • ZipRecruiter
    • Other
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. Foreign Transcript Evaluation
  6. P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For Crime Document
  7. Employee Request for Transfer Form

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