Job Posting Title
Dean of Counseling & Student Services
Los Rios Community College District (Cosumnes River
Cosumnes River College ( CRC ) values diversity, focuses on
creativity and personal enrichment, and empowers students to reach
their full potential as informed and productive members of the
community. CRC is a leader in innovative ideas and sustainable
values. One of the four colleges of the Los Rios Community College
District, Cosumnes River College seeks candidates who are
knowledgeable about the impact of implicit bias in teaching and
learning, and who implement culturally responsive teaching
techniques and effective practices for engaging students.
Serving south Sacramento County and Elk Grove since 1970, CRC’s
main campus and its Elk Grove center provide a dynamic learning
environment for more than 14,000 ethnically and racially diverse
students. One of the top 10 most diverse 2-year public colleges in
the nation (noted in the Almanac of Higher Education, Fall 2015),
CRC is a student-centered, open-access community college dedicated
to preparing students for an ever-changing future.
CRC awards Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees,
Associate degrees for Transfer, Career Education certificates, and
transfer credit for students who intend to continue their education
at a four year college or university. Our 200+ programs include
automotive technology, radio, television and film, allied heath,
veterinary technology, and architecture and design technology,
With a focus on improving completion outcomes for all students,
programs like Umoja, the Puente project, and DIOP Scholars and
Native American Higher Ed Resources look to increase the number of
Latinx, African-American, and Native American students who complete
a degree, certificate and/or transfer to four-year colleges and
universities. Student support services and programs including CARE,
EOPS, Enriched Scholars, and First Year Experience enhance the
ability of all students to complete college. CRC is recognized as a
Hispanic-Serving Institution ( HSI ) and as an Asian American and
Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution ( AANAPISI
CRC strives to be an exemplary and innovative community college
that empowers students and employees to strengthen the cultural,
social, economic, and environmental well-being of their
Under the general direction of the Vice President of Student
Services and Enrollment Management and in close cooperation with
the Vice President of Instruction and Student Learning and the Vice
President of Administrative Services, the Dean of Counseling and
Student Services has the primary responsibility for the leadership,
general supervision and direction of the Counseling Department and
Student Support Programs including Crises Counseling, Probation and
Dismissal, Transfer Center, EOPS and CARE, DSPS, Career Services
and Health and Wellness Services. The Counseling Department
includes: Articulation, Counseling, Transfer and Career services,
EOPS and DSPS .
The Dean of Counseling and Student Services supports and promotes a
climate of collegiality, innovation, and improved service to
students and cooperates with area staff and other managers to
develop processes which are supportive of student success. The Dean
of Counseling and Student Services also works with staff and
students from the other colleges and sites in the District to
review and implement the District Strategic Plan in coordination
with college planning and to promote effective student learning in
a multi-college environment.
The Dean of Counseling and Student Services coordinates various
student retention and success initiatives and programs associated
with the Student Equity and Achievement ( SEA ) program.
The Dean of Counseling and Student Services selects, supervises,
and evaluates counseling and student services personnel and plans,
as well as develops and monitors, appropriate budgets and
expenditures in the identified areas. The Dean collaborates with
the other managers in the development of processes that are
student-friendly and supportive of student success and works
cooperatively with the management team and the district staff in
all areas of responsibility.
The department maintains a focus on:
● Fostering a shared intellectual environment that promotes
dialogue and innovation in support of student success.
● Program development.
● Problem solving and conflict management resolution.
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:
● Functioning as the lead administrator for the Counseling
department and assigned Student Support programs.
● Calling and presiding over area meetings and serving as a
representative to the college’s management leadership team.
● Providing leadership to student success and retention programs
● Providing leadership, vision, and direction for assigned programs
within a collaborative, inclusive, and participatory
● Organizing and overseeing assessment of student learning/student
activity outcomes for systematic and continuous quality
● Promoting staff development and supporting a climate which
fosters innovation and excellence.
● Supporting a climate which promotes cultural competence and
● Promoting a collegial atmosphere within the Counseling Department
and throughout the college.
● Collaborating with the staff on the development of schedules in
counseling, student services, and for teaching assignments.
● Assuming leadership and responsibility for staff evaluation and
● Developing area budget recommendations and facilities utilization
● Attending and serving on assigned college and district
● Assisting in the articulation of area programs with other
institutions and in the development of partnerships with external
● Employing techniques such as interest-based approach conflict
resolution and other appropriate strategies to resolve disputes and
to enhance communication and cooperation among the members of the
college and district communities.
● Performing other duties as assigned.
Administrative assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and/or
off-campus work and/or hours.
Total Hrs per Week/Day
1. Have a master’s degree* from an accredited institution completed
by December 1, 2021.
2. Have one year of formal training, internship, or leadership
experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative
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 at the
California Community Colleges
website then “Minimum
Applicants applying to this position are REQUIRED to complete fully
1. Los Rios Community College District Administrative
3. Letter of Interest
4. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work
- Applications submitted without all required documents, listed
above, will be disqualified.
- Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be
accepted as unofficial transcripts.
- Applicants, including current Los Rios Community College
District employees, are required to provide unofficial transcripts,
if required to meet the minimum qualifications for the
- Applicants are required to submit official transcripts within
60 days of the time of hire.
- 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
click here .
$136,580 to $147,838 annually. LRCCD
Additional Salary Information
Additional stipend for an earned doctorate from an accredited
Beginning and/or Ending Dates
Full-time, Twelve-month, Educational Administrative Position
Beginning on or about November 1, 2021.
How and where to apply
Please visit our
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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 email@example.com.
Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m. of the posting closing
All Positions: 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.
Administrative/Executive/Faculty Positions: 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/Executive Positions: 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
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
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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
https://losrios.edu/lrccd/shared/doc/hr/forms/p-881.pdf and attach
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- * Can you perform the essential functions of this position?
- * Considering this specific position that you are applying to –
where/how did you learn about this position?
- College Department
- Chronicle of Higher Ed (Vitea.com)
- Community College Registry Job Fair: Oakland
- Community College Registry Job Fair: Los Angeles
- Community College Registry Online Job Board
- Community Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)
- Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
- D'Primeramano Magazine
- Facebook (Campaign)
- Facebook (Los Rios Page)
- Greater Sacramento Urban League
- Handshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)
- Job Sites
- Job Journal
- Latina Leadership Network of the California Community
- 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
- 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
- The HUB
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of Interest
- Unofficial Transcript 1
- Unofficial Transcript 2
- Unofficial Transcript 3
- Unofficial Transcript 4
- Unofficial Transcript 5
- Foreign Transcript Evaluation
- P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For Crime
- Employee Request for Transfer Form