Job Posting TitleAssociate Vice President of Equity, Institutional Effectiveness and Innovation
LocationLos Rios Community College District (American River College)
Department LocationPresident's Office
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 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 & 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 & 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 ARC’s student population. Faculty and staff are encouraged to engage in 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. In addition, faculty and staff regularly participate in trainings offered through the college’s Center for Teaching and Learning and its Instructional Technology Center.
Under the general direction of the College President and in close coordination with the College Vice Presidents, the Associate Vice President is responsible for leading college-wide efforts to improve institutional practices, by leading work that fosters a culture of continuous program improvement, addressing structural barriers that produce educational inequities, and implementing high impact practices to increase student success and overall college effectiveness. The Associate Vice President will align the institutional equity agenda with research and data (quantitative and qualitative) to focus efforts to meet strategic goals and success outcomes. This individual oversees the development, implementation and/or sustainability of the college’s Strategic Plan, Institutional Equity Plan and Student Equity and Achievement Plan, and has primary responsibility for the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and professional development programming for faculty and classified professionals at main campus and centers. The Associate Vice President also serves as the college’s Equity Officer and lead on the Bias Response Team.
American River College is committed to employees:
● Actively demonstrating a commitment to equity and inclusion.
● Engaging in self-reflection and continuous improvement regarding individuals and their cultural competence.
● Exercising responsibility and accountability for actions.
● Viewing students, ALL students, as equally capable and worthy of our care, time and energy.
● Demonstrating appreciation and respect for others’ perspectives and lived experiences.
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:
● Serving as a member of the President’s Executive Team (PET).
● Supervising the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Innovation, Dean of Engagement and Completion and other faculty and classified staff supporting diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
● Organizing, directing, and implementing a comprehensive institutional planning process; assures that the college planning process is coordinated with the district planning process and complies with accreditation standards.
● Overseeing the annual and strategic planning and assessment processes to implement an institution-wide cycle of assessment and planning throughout the College that results in continuous improvement.
● Leading innovation initiatives via development, deployment, and management of strategic projects.
● Conducting regular assessment and analysis of business practices throughout the campus and recommends strategies for process improvement.
● Assuming leadership and responsibility for development and evaluation of assigned administrators, faculty and staff.
● Planning, organizing and implementing a comprehensive professional development program for faculty, classified staff, and managers; working with a variety of advisory committees; conducting required need assessments and evaluations; preparing required reports.
● Coordinating the college’s efforts to secure external funding through the competitive grants process; providing assistance to staff seeking such funding; assuring an effective college and district review process.
● Serving as secondary college liaison with the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges; assuring college is in compliance with accrediting guidelines and procedures; planning and directing accreditation activities and supporting the Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO).
● Maintaining information on college standing and participatory governance committees; working with the various constituencies to assure that appointments are consistent with college guidelines; disseminating information on committee guidelines and membership.
● Overseeing the design and dissemination of college-adopted accountability measures and assuring coordination of these measures with planning and accrediting activities.
● Preparing unit plans and annual reports in areas of primary responsibility.
● Assisting in the articulation of area programs with other institutions and in the development of partnerships with external agencies.
● Developing and monitoring budgets and expenditures associated with the plans.
● Overseeing and advancing the Institutional Equity Plan in collaboration with constituency groups through the governance process.
● Leading the development and implementation of the Student Equity and Achievement Program planning process and procedures to ensure the program meets resource allocation compliance, conducting performance review and generating reports.
● Organizing, attending and/or chairing a variety of administrative and staff meetings as required.
● Identifying resource needs and reviews them with appropriate administrative and management staff.
● Promoting staff development and supporting a climate which fosters innovation and excellence.
● Supporting a climate which promotes cultural competence and mutual respect.
● Employing techniques such as interest-based conflict resolution and other appropriate strategies to resolve disagreements and to enhance communication and cooperation among the members of the college and district communities.
● Performing other duties as assigned.
The administrative assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and/or off-campus work and/or hours.
Work Year12 month
1. Have a master’s degree* from an accredited institution completed by January 1, 2022.
2. Have one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment
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 Qualifications Handbook”.
Applicants applying to this position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:
1. Los Rios Community College District Administrative Application
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 position.
- 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 transcript evaluations click here.
Salary$145,664 to $157,672 annually. LRCCD Salary Schedules
Additional Salary InformationAdditional stipend for an earned doctorate from an accredited university.
Beginning and/or Ending Dates
Full-time, Twelve-month, Educational Administrative Position
Beginning on or about January 1, 2022.
How and where to apply
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for complete information on how to 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.
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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.
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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 Standards Act.