Sierra College is committed to Guided Pathways to increase
student achievement and timely goal completion and to close equity
gaps. In that spirit, the Program Director is responsible to ensure
areas of oversight afford an inclusive educational and employment
environment and are focused on equitable outcomes for all. Under
the administrative direction of an assigned Educational
Administrator, this position provides leadership and operational
direction for the college’s Dual Enrollment program. The position
establishes and reviews internal policies and procedures while
ensuring compliance with Title 5 and District policies as well as
other applicable State, Federal laws and regulations, while
performing the more technical and complex tasks relative to
assigned areas of responsibility.
Sierra College has a strong commitment to the achievement of equity
and inclusion among its faculty, staff and students and values the
rich diverse backgrounds that make up the campus community. The
Program Director must demonstrate a profound understanding of and
experience with successfully supporting individuals with varying
backgrounds. This includes persons with disabilities, various
gender identities, sexual orientation, individuals from
historically underrepresented communities and other groups to
ensure the District provides strategies for success and pro-active,
student-centered practices and policies committed to eliminating
equity gaps and promoting a college-going culture.
1. Lead the development, implementation, supervision,
and evaluation of all Dual Enrollment efforts working with Dual
Enrollment Faculty Coordinator(s), Enrollment Services Outreach
Manager, and other Instructional and Student Services Faculty and
Staff as well as High School partners.
2. Work collaboratively with Sierra College Instructional Division
Deans and Department Chairs as well as High School District and
campus leadership to develop dual enrollment course offerings as
well as establish and evaluate Dual Enrolment Pathways with a goal
of creating seamless pathways and a college going culture aligned
with achieving student equity goals.
3. Work with Dual Enrollment Faculty Coordinator(s) to implement
robust professional development programing for all dual enrollment
stakeholders including Sierra College and High School Partner
faculty and staff.
4. Coordinate hiring, training, and evaluation of all new and
returning dual enrollment faculty in conjunction with Dual
Enrollment Faculty Coordinator(s) and Division Offices.
5. In conjunction with the Instruction Office and Enrollment
Services, assist with leadership of Sierra College’s Articulation
and Academic Enrichment program operations, policies, and
6. Provide data development, collection, and analysis on all dual
enrollment efforts to assist with program evaluation and direction.
Complete annual reports for California Community College
7. In alignment with District student success and equity goals,
establish, monitor, and report on programmatic goals for Dual
Enrollment program including targets for student and courses,
equity specific goals, and student success metrics. Collaborate
with College stakeholders and K-12 partners to synthesize goals and
data for program improvements and adjustments.
8. Align Sierra College Dual Enrollment programming to National
Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)
9. Manage Dual Enrollment Budget with assistance from designated
10. Work with Dual Enrollment Advisory Committee in the development
of recommendations for short and long-range plans and goals for
dual enrollment programs related to policies and procedures,
professional development, equity efforts, and evaluation.
11. Assist Executive Dean and Vice President with the creation and
approvals of Instructional Services Agreements with High School
12. Assist Enrollment Services and Marketing with outreach and
recruitment efforts, materials, and communication related to Dual
Enrollment Program ensuring equity-mindedness.
13. Interpret, articulate, implement and monitor compliance with
federal and state requirements, local Board and Administrative
Policies, applicable human resources, and business services
14. Attend, participate, and represent the college in relevant
professional conferences, associations, and trainings related to
student equity and success; attend, participate and represent the
college in K12 and college partnership meetings; maintain awareness
of new trends and developments regarding integrative planning and
community college initiatives.
15. Perform other related duties as assigned.
MINMIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The
following describes the education, experience, knowledge, skills
and abilities required to enter the job and successfully perform
the assigned duties.
Education and Experience Guidelines— Any combination of
education and experience that would likely provide the required
knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the
knowledge and abilities would be:
Education/Training: A Master’s degree from an accredited
college or university.
• Two (2) years of experience or the equivalent preferably with
Dual Enrollment programs or minimally in one or more of the
• Administration of a program for students transitioning into in an
institution of higher education.
• Teaching, counseling, or administration in secondary or higher
education, working predominantly in programs related to college and
• Administrative or supervisory experience in industry, government,
public agencies, the military, or private social welfare
organizations, in which the responsibilities of the position were
predominantly or exclusively related to dual enrollment.
• Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations
pertaining to K-12 and Community College Partnerships.
• Current higher education, retention and success trends, issues,
strategies, regulations and compliance in the state, regionally and
• Higher Education and K-12 educational systems including policies,
guidelines, and standards regarding Dual Enrollment
• Methods to successfully support individuals with varying
backgrounds, which includes persons with disabilities, various
gender identities, sexual orientation, individuals from
historically underrepresented communities and other
• Collaborative problem solving and conflict resolution
• Accounting and budgeting methods, audit procedures, statistics,
and data interpretation.
• Management concepts and practices, including change management,
organizational and motivational techniques.
• Personnel management practices and techniques of supervision and
• Employment processes, collective bargaining processes, data
collection, and report writing.
• Laws, regulations, and legislation relevant to assigned program
• Safety practices.
• Manage and direct the activities of and provide effective
leadership for a Dual Enrollment program.
• Envision, develop and maintain short and long-term strategic
• Coordinate and direct student success programs for general and
specific identifiable student populations.
• Apply an equity-minded framework and ensure programs, services
and processes are designed and delivered to assist with the
recruitment and support the varying needs of all
• Supervise, organize, and review the work of assigned staff
involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of Dual
• Recommend and implement goals, objectives, policies and
procedures for providing dual enrollment coursework and programming
that is culturally-responsive to the populations being
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project
consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in
support of goals.
• Participate in the preparation and administration of assigned
• Promote comprehensive solutions involving a diverse body of
• Bridge gaps between Sierra College and High School
• Conduct ongoing research and evaluation of best
• Identify and respond to sensitive organizational issues,
concerns, and needs.
• Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of assigned
• Compile data and prepare accurate reports.
• Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural
diversity of the community.
• Adhere to critical deadlines while working with frequent
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• Commit to equity and student success.
• Interact and work effectively with a diverse population utilizing
exceptional interpersonal and intercultural skills.
• Perform consistently under the pressure of deadlines and other
• Plan and manage in an environment of shared governance.
• Demonstrate integrity and consistency.
• Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
• Effectively coordinate group work efforts.
• Effectively utilize social/interpersonal skills.
• Utilize listening and negotiating skills.
• Interact effectively with District faculty and staff, and the
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• Set priorities and establish goals and objectives.
• Organize work and manage time effectively.
• Conduct effective meetings.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING
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
Environment: Work is performed primarily in a
standard office setting and requires occasional travel to local
high school districts and campuses.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient
physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to
stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally walk,
stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push,
and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office
equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination
including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate
to exchange information.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or
without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and
printed documents; and to operate assigned equipment.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or
Sierra College is a Community College located near Sacramento,
California where a heavy emphasis is placed on academic excellence
and student success. Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has
focused on quality instruction and meeting the evolving needs of
the students and communities that it serves. The Sierra Community
College District covers more than 3,200 square miles and serves the
Northern California foothill counties of Placer and Nevada, as well
as parts of El Dorado and Sacramento. We serve over 18,000 students
throughout the region in both on-ground and online courses,
including students at our main Rocklin Campus as well as at three
centers located in Grass Valley, Tahoe/Truckee, and Roseville. Our
District prides itself on academic excellence, having been named an
Aspen Prize for College Excellence eligible institution for 2019.
Sierra College has a strong commitment to the achievement of equity
and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students and values the
rich, diverse backgrounds that make up the campus community. A
strong candidate for this position must demonstrate a profound
understanding of and experience with successfully supporting
individuals with varying backgrounds. This includes persons with
disabilities, various gender identities and sexual orientations, as
well as individuals from historically underrepresented communities
and other groups. Our District is committed to providing strategies
for success and proactive student-centered practices and policies
focused on eliminating equity gaps to ensure the District provides
an inclusive educational and employment environment focused on
strategies for success and equitable outcomes for all.
As an institution, Sierra College is committed to eliminating the
equity gap in all student populations with dynamic,
learner-centered practices and policies that fully engage the
college community. The ideal candidate will share the
College’s commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically
diverse students succeed in their degree and career objectives.
Currently, Sierra College enrolls 18,300 students per term, where
approximately: 21% of Sierra College’s students are
Latin(o)(a)(x)(e), 3% are African-American, 3% are Filipino, 6% are
Asian-American, 1% are Native American, 1% are Pacific Islander, 7%
are multiracial and 57% are White.
The successful candidate will join a College dedicated to the use
of culturally responsive strategies and methods that meet the
varying needs of our students, faculty, staff, and surrounding
community. Sierra College demonstrates its commitment to equity by
supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty,
and staff. These opportunities include trainings and workshops on
equity and inclusion, SC4 (Sierra College Community, Creativity,
Culture, and Collaboration Training), active Academic Senate
standing committees concerned with student success and equity, a
Presidential Equity Advisory Committee (PEAC), culturally
responsive student engagement centers, support for our undocumented
and AB540 students, campus-wide equity summits, a robust set of
programs, events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and
supporting the success of our diverse students.
A Sierra College application,
A resume, and
A cover letter of no more than 4 pages that addresses:
Please describe the transferable experience, knowledge, skills and
abilities you possess to serve in this role.
What culturally-inclusive/equity-minded practices/strategies would
you incorporate into this role?
Please describe your evidence of the responsiveness to and
understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, and cultural diversity
within the community college student population, including students
with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning),
sexual orientations, gender identity and expressions as these
factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices within the
classroom and in the campus community.
Given the current pandemic in our country, interviews will likely
take place virtually via Zoom or a conference call.
TRAVEL EXPENSES BORNE BY THE CANDIDATE (if in person interviews)
Other terms and conditions of employment are specified in the
applicable collective bargaining agreements on file in the District
Human Resources Department. Position description of record on
file in the Human Resources Department.
*Sierra Community College District currently operates campuses in
Rocklin, Roseville, Truckee and Grass Valley. In its management of
a multi-campus environment, the District reserves right of
assignment including the right to change assignment locations and
shift assignments based on District need. Although this position
may currently reside at the Rocklin campus, the assignment location
may be subject to change as needed. Additionally, the district
reserves the right to cancel, revise or re-announce this position
as well as any and all positions at any time.
Sierra College is an equal employment opportunity employer
committed to nondiscrimination and the achievement of diversity and
equity among its faculty, staff, and students.
Persons with inquiries about the application of Title IX and/or EEO
may contact the Director of Diversity, EEO & Title IX (Title IX
Coordinator) at the address below, at (916) 660-7006 or via email
Persons with questions regarding reasonable accommodation of
physical and other disabilities should contact the Sierra College
Human Resources Department at (916) 660-7105.
If you have limitations hearing or speaking, the State of
California offers a specially-trained Communications Assistant (CA)
that can relay telephone conversations for all of your calls. Dial
711 to reach the California Relay Service (CRS). Dialing 711 is for
everyone, not just those who have difficulty hearing on a standard
phone. If you prefer having your calls immediately answered in your
mode of communication, dial one of the toll-free modality and
language-specific numbers below. The call will be routed to the CRS
TTY/VCO/HCO to Voice
or to Speech-to- Speech
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