ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties are typical for this job classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Provide executive leadership in the implementation of the college’s Equity and Student Completion Guided Pathways Strategic Plan, ensuring an equity-mindset is applied throughout design, implementation, evaluation and assessment processes;
In support of District wide goals, make recommendations to the college planning process to address equity gaps through the employment of initiatives such as campus climate engagement, culturally responsive teaching and programming, historical trauma and cultural healing work, and the promotion of a campus culture of well-being, belonging, and respect.
Work collaboratively with Executive Dean of Student Success and the college community, including Institutional Research and Planning, to facilitate assessment, planning, and evaluation efforts to mitigate identified disparities. Understand current research and apply data to address barriers, including both qualitative and quantitative data, to support systemic initiatives that improve student experiences, access to resources, and goal completion.
Support the campus community, including college leadership, in developing an understanding of equity and student success goals and initiatives; build support for district-wide efforts to close equity gaps, increase student success, and identify and mitigate organizational biases.
Supervise assigned Instructional or Student Services departments or programs.
Identify and create opportunities to capture student voices in planning processes for Guided Pathways and Equity initiatives and implementation.
Provide leadership to ensure the college provides culturally responsive programming to meet the needs of students.
Coordinate with Professional and Organizational Development to develop and provide equity and inclusion training for faculty, staff and students, with a goal of institutional skills development to successfully support our diverse student populations.
Formulate and make recommendations to the college’s executive team regarding improvements to college policies, processes, procedures, and practices pertaining to the college’s goals of student completion and elimination of equity gaps.
Work with Executive Dean of Student Success to coordinate and complete various collegiate plans and Chancellor’s Office reports.
Coordinate with Executive Dean of Student Success and the Research and Planning Office to track and monitor disaggregated cohorts of entering students to identify loss and momentum points along students’ paths through college; highlight variations by course and/or program and facilitate appropriate review and response.
Devise and monitor systems of evaluation that measure equity and success, report evaluative results regularly to the college community, and employ strategies for continuous improvement.
In partnership with the Executive Dean of Student Success, work with members of the college community to promote grant-writing, development and fundraising activities specifically to enhance efforts in equity, student success, and completion.
Serve as liaison to develop and maintain effective relationships with key internal and external community stakeholders around issues of equity and inclusion and student completion.
Engage faculty and staff in collaborative processes to achieve goals related to creating a culture of assessment including inquiry, reflection, and ongoing improvement.
Serve on workgroups and project teams as either a facilitator, sponsor, or participant to help guide and implement equity and student completion-related initiatives.
Work with Professional Development and other campus entities to provide high profile campus events that promote equity and inclusion, provide institutionalized trainings for faculty and staff to become champions for the work of student equity and completion, and enhance a diverse and inclusive campus environment.
Serve as needed as a member of the District negotiations team(s).
Maintain active membership in relevant professional associates and attend relevant conferences, trainings and institutes to remain current in emerging trends.
Perform related duties as required.
MINIMUM 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 - 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: A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in any related field
Experience: One (1) year of experience related to the duties of the position. Preferred: Any additional combination of three or more years of experience in student equity, instruction, and/or student services program administration or coordination; documentable evidence of negotiation skills and ability to work with a wide range of constituencies.
License or Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license.
About Sierra College
Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the needs of the communities that it serves.With approximately 125 degree and certificate programs, Sierra College is ranked first in Northern California (Sacramento north) for transfers to 4 year Universities, offers career/technical training, and classes for upgrading job skills. Sierra graduates can be found in businesses and industries throughout the region.Our award-winning faculty members enhance their teaching with research, authorship and industry expertise. We are also recognized nationally for excellence in our athletic programs.