ASSOCIATE DEAN OF KINESIOLOGY/ ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR 1920-62
Sierra College is seeking a full-time Associate Dean of Kinesiology/Assistant Athletic Director in the Instruction Office. 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 gapsto ensure 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: 27% of Sierra College’s students are Latino/a/x, 3% are African-American, 2% are Filipino, 5% are Asian-American, 1% are Native American, 1% are Pacific Islander,6% are multiracial and 52% are White. As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Sierra College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our students.
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, a Faculty Equity and Inclusion Certificate, 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.
SierraCollegeiscommittedtoGuidedPathwaystoincrease studentachievementandtimelygoalcompletion and to close equity gaps.?Under administrative direction of the Dean of Kinesiology/Athletic Director, this position serves as a member of the District’s management team as an administrator to assist in providing leadership in matters relating to the administration of the Kinesiology and Athletics Division, including assisting with budget management, faculty and staff evaluation, athletic facilities management, program and curriculum development and improvement, schedule and enrollment management, Division planning, compliance reporting, and other related work as required. The Associate Dean/Assistant Athletic Director will be required to provide game management duties for assigned sports which includes a significant amount of evening and weekend duties.
This is an academic administrative position. The incumbent will report to the Dean of Kinesiology/Athletic Director who reports dually to the Vice President of Instruction and the College Superintendent/President. The incumbent will perform professional work involving judgment in the interpretation and application of federal, state and institutional policy and procedures; and must have a high frequency of responsible contact with administrative and professional staff, students, and public/private agencies requiring tact and good communication skills.
EXAMPLES OF FUNCTIONS AND TASKS
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES - The following duties are typical for this 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.
INTERCOLLEGIATE PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
Assist the Dean/Athletic Director with the administrative leadership and management of the men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic program including scheduling, staffing, budget development and oversight, game management and other related duties.
Aid with management and responsibility for the District’s compliance with Title IX.
Help to conduct culturally-inclusive orientations, regular meetings, and trainings to promote and ensure strict adherence among personnel and student athletes to conference and state athletic rules, regulations, and codes.
Support the development and provide leadership for programs that promote academic excellence and student success for student athletes.
Work with the Sierra College Foundation and Wolverine Athletic Association to ensure effective fundraising procedures are utilized.
Assist with the coordination of all athletic events including the preparation of facilities, equipment, officials and game personnel.
Provide support to eligibility personnel and assist with eligibility decisions.
Aid in the recruitment, supervision and mentorship of all coaches and other athletic personnel in a manner that is culturally-responsive and trauma-informed.
Assist the Dean/Athletic Director in orientation, training, assignment, and supervision of Division faculty members and classified support staff members in a manner that is culturally-inclusive and equity-minded. This also includes being responsible for ensuring that Division and/or District and/or external agency regulations and policies are adhered to and applied correctly by Division staff members.
Screen applications, interview and otherwise participate on selection committees, including recommending candidates for hire or promotion ensuring equity-mindedness and in accordance with established District hiring processes and practices.
Aid in supervision of Division staff and office operations, which includes setting schedules for classified support staff to maximize program and service coverage as well as conducting staff meetings on a regular basis to develop work plans/schedules and to assist staff in resolving issues and problems effectively.
Aid in administration and supervision of Division operations at District Extension Sites.
Help to monitor the faculty evaluation process and evaluate work performance of Division faculty members, classified support staff and temporary help staff in accordance with District policies and procedures, including classroom visitations and administering student surveys in classes of faculty being evaluated.
Support planning of Division staff development efforts.
Assist in assigning substitutes for faculty as needed.
Participate in the District’s shared governance activities as appropriate.
Encourage strategies and activities to establish and further diversity within the Division faculty and staff.
Assist department chairs, faculty and classified staff with the Program Assessment and Review process, which includes facilitating the development of goals and assessment criteria, engaging staff in review of the progress and using planning information to determine resource allocation.
Assist with management of athletic facilities and coordination of Kinesiology lecture classrooms.
In conjunction with Dean/Athletic Director administer capital outlay allocations, divisional records including inventories of equipment and supplies, maintain supplementary accounting records for audit purposes, assist staff in determining appropriate maintenance schedules and facilitation of repairs for athletic and classroom equipment, coordinate office facilities for full-time faculty and regular classified staff.
Aid in the development and management of Division budget, including general and discretionary budgets, grant funded projects, part-time hourly staff and other appropriate categories of funds.
Be familiar with fiscal policy, demonstrated fiscal responsibility and ensure the coaches and other supervisees follow financial policies.
Assist Dean/Athletic Director, Department Chair, and faculty in creating tentative schedule of classes each semester, including scheduling rooms for classes, resolving room conflicts with other divisions and/or faculty loading issues, develop final version of class schedule, coordinate catalog revisions and final Division input into the catalog.
Assist faculty in developing, reviewing, revising and evaluating curriculum to ensure it is culturally-responsive/student-centered and meets the needs of students, faculty, community and industry. This includes staying current on laws affecting instruction and curriculum standards. PERIPHERAL: Communicate with other colleges regarding curriculum, coordinate with articulation office regarding articulation agreements with other institutions.
Consistently be available to students to communicate with them on academic progress. Facilitate resolution of complaints among students, faculty and staff; assist students in a culturally-responsive and trauma-informed manner with issues regarding courses, grades, audits, etc.; refer students to appropriate resources for assistance.
Participate in District’s shared governance activities as appropriate. Participate in Deans’ Council meetings, attend Board of Trustee Meetings and meetings of external agencies/ organizations related to shared governance.
Maintain currency of knowledge in program areas, develop administrative skills and expertise through professional conferences, seminars, workshops and professional journals; participate in staff development activities to enhance personal and professional skills and knowledge.
Additional duties as assigned.
Salary & Benefits:Supervisory salary of $122,373.42 per year with annual increases. The District offers a very competitive benefits package, which includes health & welfare as well as income protection, including retirement. Twenty-two (22) days of vacation and twelve (12) days of sick leave are provided annually. Employment conditions (salary, work days and benefits) are subject to change per Board approval.
A Sierra College application, and
A cover letter of no more than 4 pages that addresses:
The transferable experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to serve as anAssociate Dean, Kinesiology/Assistant Athletic Director.
What culturally-inclusive/equity-minded practices/strategies would you incorporate into this role?
Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity in the workplace, including individuals with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice in the campus community.
Candidates must submit a Sierra College Online Application available at:
DEADLINE:Applications must be received by the Sierra College Human Resources Department no later thanTHURSDAY,APRIL 30TH, 2020. LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Please note that letters of reference may be utilized during the reference checking process, but will not be provided to the hiring committee.
TRAVEL EXPENSES BORNE BY THE CANDIDATE
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 among its faculty, staff, and students.
SIERRA COLLEGE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
5100 SIERRA COLLEGE BLVD
ROCKLIN, CA 95677
(916) 660-7106 / email@example.com
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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - The following generally describes the knowledge and abilities required to enter the job and/or which must be learned within a short period of time in order to successful in the job.
EducationandExperienceGuidelines— 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 and Experience
A Master’s degree in any subject matter field, and one year of collegiate administrative experience related to the duties of the position.
One-year experience as a coach is required.
Possession of a valid California driver’s license (Class “C” of higher) and ability to qualify for district vehicleinsurance coverage.
The rules and regulations of the intercollegiate sports offered by the college; knowledge of the rules and policies of the NCAA, NAIA, and CCCAA, which govern community college sports.
Laws and regulations pertinent to the administration of instructional programs in California Community Colleges.
Instructional practices and techniques, including culturally-responsive pedagogy/andragogy.
Curriculum development and program approval processes.
Personnel management practices and techniques of supervision.
Employment processes and collective bargaining processes.
Grant funding opportunities and grant writing.
Accounting and budgeting methods.
Data collection, research and report writing.
Computers and related equipment.
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 groups.
Demonstrated Ability to:
Supervise faculty and classified staff in a manner that is culturally-responsive.
Prepare and manage budgets.
Lead with integrity and consistency.
Evaluate work performance of faculty and staff.
Speak in public in a manner that is culturally-inclusive to the populations being reached.
Stimulate motivation in faculty, staff and students.
Read and interpret technical and professional journals, textbooks and other pertinent materials.
Set priorities and establish goals and objectives.
Interact effectively with District faculty, staff, and a variety of specialized and diversified business/ industry partners and the general community.
Organize work and manage time effectively.
Conduct effective meetings and coordinate group efforts.
Conduct research, interpret data and report results.
Operate a computer.
Plan and manage in an environment of shared governance.
Inspire and promote socioeconomic and cultural diversity.
Exercise sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community.
Apply an equity-minded framework to ensure programs, services and processes are designed and delivered to meet the varying needs of all constituent groups.
Interact and work effectively with a diverse population utilizing exceptional interpersonal and intercultural skills.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:The conditions below 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 functions.
Environment:Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor environments; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors and gases; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces. Position will be required to work a significant amount of evenings and weekends.
Physical:Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to perform moderately strenuous manual labor; to stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate specialized hand and power tools and equipment; operate assigned equipment; to stand and walk for extended periods of time; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
About Sierra Joint Community College District
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.