Basic Function: Riverside City College is the largest community college in the Riverside Community College District and in the Inland Southern California region. RCC provides services to a diverse community of students offering a wide range of dynamic and high-quality academic programs and comprehensive student services. Students are offered a wide range of choices including associate degree programs, transfer programs, and career and technical education certificates for preparation to enter the workforce.
Boasting a richly diverse campus, RCC is honored to be federally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The RCC campus is a vibrant college environment that reflects the surrounding communities with a student population that is 66% Hispanic, 15% Caucasian, 7% African American, 7% Asian/Pacific Islander, and the remaining 4% represented by mixed ethnicities.
RCC influences both the lives of its students and the regional economy. The College stimulates the development and growth of the region through its educational, economic and workforce opportunities, community partnerships and services. RCC's operating budget in excess of $90 million and employs more than 1,000 full- and part-time faculty, classified professionals, and administrators. RCC enjoys strong support from the community evidenced by a variety of measures.
BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of the Chancellor, Riverside Community College District, the President serves as Chief Executive Officer of the college, leads the overall academic and student services direction, ensures sound fiscal and facilities management, and implements district policies and procedures. The President provides leadership and advocacy for the college, is supportive of and participates in district and college participatory processes, is responsible and directly accountable for all college operations and is a district team member on the Chancellor's executive cabinet.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises and directs Vice Presidents, classified staff and other administrators as applicable.
Education: REQUIRED: An earned doctorate from an accredited institution of education.
Experience: REQUIRED: Working understanding of the California Higher Education system; Five or more years of full-time teaching experience in higher education; Record of progressively responsible senior administrative positions in higher education Experience in managing the financial needs of a large multi-layered organization
PREFERRED: Experience in the California Higher Education system Community college experience
KNOWLEDGE OF: Administrative procedures and practices at the community college level. Knowledge of and/or experience in administrating/supervising/facilitating partnerships.
ABILITY TO: Create strong ties with and play a visible role in the community; understand and work effectively in a multi-college system; champion the creation of an educational environment which focuses on the quality of teaching and ensures that classes are transferable; work in a multi-cultural and diverse region and has a commitment to hiring a diverse staff and faculty; build successful partnerships with K-12 districts, local government and the business community; promote and champion vocational training and occupational/career programs; support shared governance and listen to the concerns of faculty, students and staff and engage in meaningful discourse in order to create an environment conducive to higher education and lifelong learning; be a confident leader with an innate sense of honesty, integrity, and fairness; be a fiscally responsible strategic planner with experience managing large budgets; balance competing interests for available financial resources; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; work effectively with faculty and staff in the implementation of collective bargaining agreements; and provide strong leadership.
Other: OTHER: Personal characteristics necessary for working with students, faculty, classified staff, administrative colleagues and the community, including good judgment, tact, diplomacy, sense of humor, and strength of character to put forth ideas which are innovative and deserving of consideration by the institution's community.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: Candidate must have evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students (E.C. 87360a).
Duties and Responsibilities: REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:
Leadership, Governance and Advocacy:
1. Advocate shared governance and promote collegiality, staff cohesiveness and respect among all the college constituencies. 2. Foster a positive image of the college by promoting its accomplishments and developing appropriate marketing strategies to enhance the special relationship between the college and the community. 3. Appreciate and promote the importance of the college campus as an educational and cultural center for the community and especially understanding the college's role in building bridges to the community. 4. Maintain and develop effective partnerships with business, industry, cultural organizations and government. 5. Initiate and maintain community relationships with the college, promote programs to the public and develop local support groups. 6. Represent the college at social, professional, and political events to maintain the college's presence and involvement in the community. 7. Serve as an advocate for the college locally, statewide, nationally and globally and articulate the mission of the college and California Community Colleges.
Instruction and Student Services:
8. Plan, organize, coordinate and direct the educational programs and activities of the college in accordance with the District plan and the policies of the Board of Trustees; perform leadership duties in the administration of the college; supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff. 9. Promote and support an excellent environment for teaching, learning and student success and encourage creativity and innovation in instruction and student services. 10. Promote the college commitment to strong programs in baccalaureate transfer, career/technical, supplemental, continuing education and personal enrichment. 11. Promote student transfer as one priority for the college. 12. Promote career and technical education for workforce training as a priority for the college. Continue development of skills students need to maintain workplace standards of performance 13. Take steps to ensure that progress continues to be made in improving the full-time faculty to student ratio. 14. Meet the needs and demands of a growing and diverse student body and anticipating the needs of the community by initiating innovative programs and curricula. 15. Support an increase in student enrollment by utilizing a comprehensive recruitment and retention strategy while providing oversight for course schedule management to meet the changing needs of a diverse student body. 16. Advocate open access and student support programs needed for students at risk and propose ways to improve the success of under-prepared students while maintaining academic standards. 17. Enhance the integrated Basic Skills Program by advocating for the needs of basic skills students across college and supporting learning communities, success centers, faculty development and grant opportunities. 18. Support comprehensive Distance Education Programs and advocate for the effective use of technology in education. 19. Build and strengthen cooperative partnerships with local school districts to increase understanding of community college options and provide a bridge for transition students. Human Resources:
20. Review the college organization and staffing with the goal of creating a streamlined, effective, and responsive organization. 21. Understand and appreciate labor relations with the faculty and support staff associations based on knowledge and experience in collective bargaining and conflict resolution. 22. Support professional growth and development of all employees. 23. Provide leadership and commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunity that leads to a culture reflective of the community.
Planning, Administration and Resource Management:
24. Work with District personnel in developing fundraising opportunities. 25. Identify and support grant opportunities for the college. 26. Keep institutional planning and research current and viable. 27. Provide experience and leadership in the continuing development of the strategic planning process and the academic and facilities master plans that drives the budget process, resource allocation, future development and facilities planning.
28. Serve as a member of the Chancellor's Executive Cabinet. 29. Carry out other duties as may be assigned by the Chancellor or designee.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This is an Interim Academic Management position.
No appointment or series of appointments may exceed a period of two years.
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) 222-8039.
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. Lorraine Jones 3801 Market St, Riverside, CA 92501. Telephone Number is: (951) 222-8039.
Required Applicant Documents: Resume or Curriculum Vitae Cover Letter Doctorate Transcript
Optional Applicant Documents: Letter of Recommendation 1 Letter of Recommendation 2 Letter of Recommendation 3
Effective Employment Date: A Mutually Agreed Upon Start Date
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Special Comments: ***** IMPORTANT NOTICES:
* 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 accepted!
* 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 considered.
* The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact Diversity and Human Resources at (951) 222-8595 for assistance.
The Riverside Community College District through its three colleges—Moreno Valley College, Norco College, and Riverside City College supported by the District Office—serves and enriches its diverse communities by offering certificates, degrees, and transfer programs that help students achieve their educational and career goals.Working for Riverside Community College District is an opportunity and a privilege. It is an opportunity to contribute in a variety of ways to ensure student success for those who are here for their personal development and education. We all contribute in some way, shape, or form to that District priority. We all h?ave the privilege to contribute in an environment that values the qualities of inclusiveness, diversity, and hard work. Diversity and Human Resources is a department of primacy in the organization and strives to assure that its people have the tools, resources, and qualities to serve stakeholders at all levels.We balance service and regulatory requirements with a goal to help RCCD provide a safe and discriminatory free work environment for all. We assure to the community that our environment is fair, open, legally compliant, and customer friendly.