Sierra 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.

 

5 job(s) at Sierra Community College District

SIERRA JOINT COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Rocklin, California, United States
Nov 12, 2020
Full Time
Description Under administrative direction of an educational administrator, prepare and present lecture and laboratory instruction, evaluate students' performance engaged in the study of general business and management, develop curriculum, participate in shared governance and other activities in support of the instructional program, and do related work, as required. JOB CHARACTERISTICS Incumbent may supervise student and/or other temporary help, as assigned. Examples Of Functions and Tasks Lecture/ Laboratory Presentation - ESSENTIAL: Present lecture/laboratory information and concepts in a clear and logical manner; use current examples and /or analogies to convey important concepts; provide instructional objectives to assist student learning; outline, summarize and emphasize major points; enhance presentations with visual aids, handouts, and demonstrations; answer student questions clearly; encourage student participation in classroom discussions. Student Performance Evaluation - ESSENTIAL: Develop quizzes, examinations, term papers, homework assignments, projects, and laboratory assignments which fairly evaluate student progress in acquiring knowledge of subject material; monitor student activity during examinations and quizzes; read, evaluate, and grade student responses on examinations, quizzes, and projects; assign, read, and evaluate student homework assignments and projects; tabulate scores and assign official grades; advise students on matters regarding their academic performance; refer students to appropriate student services (e.g., Extended Opportunity Programs and Services [EOPS], the Learning Skills Center, Tutoring Center, Writing Center, etc.) for specialized testing and tutoring. Lecture/ Laboratory Preparation - ESSENTIAL: Review and select textbooks appropriate for each course; further evaluate textbooks for cost and readability; read material to stay current in the field; develop supplemental materials for use in classroom and laboratory; develop syllabi for each course; prepare lesson plans for each class meeting, as appropriate; coordinate lectures with laboratory assignments, as applicable. PERIPHERAL: Maintain memberships in groups organized to maintain currency in various fields. Curriculum Development - ESSENTIAL: Review and evaluate curriculum to meet student interests and needs; work with local businesses and advisory committees to meet employment needs; coordinate with regular and part time faculty members to enhance consistency of courses; evaluate and/or revise courses to meet changing needs; present proposals for curriculum changes to the Curriculum Committee and/or other appropriate shared governance bodies. Shared Governance Activities - ESSENTIAL: Attend and participate in District, division, and department meetings; participate in Advisory Committee meetings, attend Board of Trustees and/or Strategic Council meetings, as necessary; represent department and/or division by serving on District-wide committees; serve on employee selection committees, as requested; serve on faculty peer evaluation committees, as requested. PERIPHERAL: Read minutes of shared governance bodies, Board of Trustees reports, and other written material to maintain knowledge of District activities; read and respond to information polls distributed by the Academic Senate and/or other shared governance bodies. Student Services - ESSENTIAL: Post and hold regular office hours; acknowledge of diversity of student population and plan accordingly to include all students; provide students with a positive role model in terms of character and citizenship; participate in commencement and other student award ceremonies; provide students with letters of reference, as requested. PERIPHERAL: Promote articulation with feeder high schools and with transfer universities; encourage and assist students with internships and scholarship applications; invite guest speakers to share their on-the-job experiences; arrange field trips to enhance students' knowledge of job opportunities. Special Programs - ESSENTIAL: Participate in special programs related to enhancement of instruction (e.g., Career fairs, Student Services outreach activities, etc). Minimum Qualifications CCC Minimum Qualifications Handbook Master's in business, business management, business administration, accountancy, finance, marketing or business education OR Bachelor's in any of the above AND Master's in economics, personnel management, public administration, or Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.) or Legum Baccalaureus (LL.B.) OR Bachelor's in economics with a business emphasis AND Master's in personnel management, public administration, or Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.) or Legum Baccalaureus (LL.B.) OR the equivalent Knowledge of: ESSENTIAL: Business concepts and principles including management and accounting principles and practices; teaching practices, methods, and techniques. PERIPHERAL: Computer operating systems applications software appropriate for Business courses. Ability to: ESSENTIAL: Lecture in front of large and small groups; explain business concepts and principles in a logical, sequential manner; provide students with a "hands on" learning experience in the laboratory; show sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of students; provide for the special needs of students with disabilities; form and maintain effective working relationships with students and other faculty members and staff; maintain personal integrity, honesty, reliability, and cooperation; work independently and/or collaboratively to solve problems; observe routine safety precautions for use of equipment. PERIPHERAL: Develop activities and assignments to address diverse learning styles. Physical Suitability Requirements: ESSENTIAL: Incumbent must be able to function indoors in a classroom/laboratory environment engaged in work of primarily a moderately active nature, and to accomplish the following, with or without reasonable accommodation: Frequently: Utilize vision (near) to read written materials and computer screens; utilize vision (far) to critique body language and other nuances of student performance; utilize hearing and speech for ordinary and telephonic conversation, to deliver lectures and respond to student questions, and to listen to student presentations; stand upright and forward flexing to deliver lectures and view student group activities classrooms and/or laboratories; walk, to move about classroom and campus environs; utilize manual and finger dexterity to write and to operate computers and audio/visual and other equipment; lift (from overhead, waist, and floor levels, max. 50 lbs.) and carry (max. 50 lbs.) to move equipment and materials to and from classrooms/laboratories and in and out of storage areas; reach (from low, level, and overhead) to connect computer and audio/visual equipment and turn television monitors on and off; twist and turn head and trunk to deliver lectures and assist students with laboratory activities. EQUIVALENCY INFORMATION If claiming equivalency, please attach the Request for Equivalency Hearing form. The equivalency form may be found at: https://www.sierracollege.edu/about-us/human-resources/employment/index.php 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. FOREIGN TRANSCRIPT INFORMATION 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. Companies that provide transcript evaluation services: World Education Services Educational Credential Evaluators Supplemental Information 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 Latino/a/x, 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 teaching strategies and methods that meet the varying needs of our students and ensure a successful learning environment. 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. COMPENSATION Placement on the District's Faculty Salary Schedule is dependent upon years of experience and level of education. Entry-level is from $55,333.90 to $74,152.72 at the time of employment. The current highest salary attainable after employment is $99,371.74. The District offers a very competitive benefits package, which includes health and welfare as well as income protection. Employees also will be members of the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS). Sick leave, sabbatical, and other leaves are available according to the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement. REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS There are five (5) required documents to apply for this position: Employment Application Resume or Curriculum Vitae Applicable transcripts Faculty Cover Letter that addresses the responsibilities and qualifications on the job announcement. You will need to write this statement on a separate document and upload the attachment at the end of the application. The transferable experience, knowledge, skills and abilities for teaching in this discipline. Please describe your evidence of the responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices within the classroom and in the campus community. Please respond to the prompt below for your Teaching Philosophy Statement. You will need to write this statement on a separate document and upload the attachment at the end of the application. What do you feel are the best strategies for supporting historically underrepresented and underserved students? Specifically, what are the key factors that contribute to their success and the closing of equity gaps in the classroom, particularly for African-American, Latino/a/x, and Native American students? What role should faculty play in student success? Describe how your teaching approach has changed/evolved since you began teaching. Provide examples of what motivated the change(s). 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. EEO / TITLE IX EMPLOYER 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 at EEOT9@sierracollege.edu . 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 provider. TTY/VCO/HCO to Voice English 1-800-735-2929 Spanish 1-800-855-3000 Voice to TTY/VCO/HCO English 1-800-735-2922 Spanish 1-800-855-3000 From or to Speech-to- Speech English & Spanish 1-800-854-7784 Closing Date/Time:
SIERRA JOINT COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Rocklin, California, United States
Nov 06, 2020
Full Time
Description Under general supervision of assigned manager, performs a variety of technical duties in support of assigned student services program area including admissions and records, assessment center, counseling, financial aid intake and data entry, EOPS, DSPS, international students, transfer center, tutoring center, or other program area; provides students, staff, and others with specialized information, training, and assistance related to area of assignment; and performs other general program support and clerical assistance duties in support of assigned program area. 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. Performs a full range of technical, program support, and clerical duties in support of assigned student services program area; relieves manager(s) of administrative details including researching and resolving problems related to area of assignment. Participates in planning, organizing, and coordinating assigned program activities and student services; assists in the development and implementation of revised/new procedures including those to ensure efficient day-to-day operations of assigned area. Serves as point of contact with students, prospective students, staff, and the general public regarding departmental services; provides technical information and assistance regarding area of assignment; explains program applications, policies, procedures, requirements, and restrictions; develops promotional and informational materials for distribution on and off campus; maintains assigned resource material and library. Verifies and reviews materials, applications, records, files, and reports for completeness and conformance with established regulations and procedures; applies applicable policies and procedures in determining completeness of applications, records, files, and reports; collects and processes appropriate information. Compiles and tabulates statistical data; compiles information from various sources and prepares appropriate forms, schedules, and reports; lists, abstracts, or summarizes data; inputs and reviews data and prepares special and periodic reports related to an assigned project and/or program area including state and federally mandated reports; verifies accuracy, completeness, and compliance to rules, procedures, regulations, policies, and other mandates. Establishes and maintains records including student records; maintains complex, interrelated filing systems that may include confidential files; collects, compiles, and records narrative, statistical, and financial data and other information; researches and verifies information as requested. Plans, organizes, schedules, and conducts orientations, workshops, seminars, class presentations, tours, meetings, and other activities related to assigned program area; arranges and confirms speakers; reserves facilities and makes other necessary arrangements. Utilizes various computer applications and software packages; maintains and generates reports from a database or network system; utilizes electronic technology to correspond with others and to maintain assigned calendars, schedules, and appointments. Coordinates communication and activities with other District departments and personnel, educational institutions, governmental and private agencies, and the public. Performs a full range of clerical and administrative duties in support of program operations; assembles files and duplicates materials; composes and prepares office correspondence, materials, reports, forms, brochures, presentations, handbooks, manuals, and consumer information; answers phones, refer callers, and take messages; maintains and orders supplies. Maintains current knowledge and learns new state and federal laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to area of assignment; reviews updated or new technical instructions or references; attends seminars, conferences, workshops, and other training sessions; assists in providing training and direction to others regarding changes and new regulations including creating and disseminating new instructions. Provides assistance to and backs up co-workers and other staff within the assigned area as necessary. Trains and provides work direction to assigned student workers and temporary help as assigned. As applicable, determines program eligibility and prepares needs analysis; reviews and processes applications for students; registers students for programs; monitors progress of students. May perform a variety of general clerical accounting duties related to various financial processes. Performs related duties as required. Minimum Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS - The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties. Education and Experience Guidelines: Any combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Education/Training: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college level course work in business administration or a related field. Experience: Two years of increasingly responsible clerical and program support experience preferably in a student services area of an educational institution involving frequent student contact. License or Certificate : Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid driver's license may be required for some positions. Knowledge of: Operational characteristics, services, and activities of the functions, programs, and operations of the assigned office. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations including applicable sections of the State Education Code and other legal requirements related to area of assignment. Technical aspects of field of specialty. Principles, practices, and procedures of business letter writing. Principles, practices, and procedures of fiscal, statistical, and administrative record keeping. Principles and practices used to establish and maintain files and information retrieval systems. Basic research methods and techniques. Principles and techniques used in public relations including methods and techniques of proper receptionist and telephone etiquette. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy. Oral and written communication skills. District organization, operations, policies and objectives. Referral agencies, services, and departments on and off campus may be required for some assignments. Screening and interviewing techniques may be required for some assignments. Clerical accounting and bookkeeping principles may be required for some assignments. Supervisory techniques. Ability to: Understand the organization and operation of the assigned office and/or program area as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities. Understand, apply, and ensure compliance with administrative and office policies and procedures as well as pertinent laws, regulations, and ordinances. Perform a range of technical, program support, administrative, and clerical duties involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative. Coordinate and conduct workshops, seminars, special events, class presentations, orientations, and tours. Provide specialized assistance, training, and information to students, faculty, administrators, staff, and the public concerning assigned program area, functions, and resources. Orient students, staff, and public to resources and services related to area of assignment. Research, compile, analyze, and interpret data. Independently compose and prepare routine correspondence and memoranda. Prepare a variety of clear and concise administrative and financial records. Implement and maintain filing systems. Compile information and write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Respond to requests and inquiries from students, staff, or the public; effectively present technical information in person or on the telephone to students, staff, or the public. Screen, interview, and assess needs of students and clients. Use sound judgment in recognizing scope of authority. Exercise good judgment and discretion in analyzing and resolving confidential, difficult, and sensitive situations. Type or enter data at a speed necessary for successful job performance. Train and provide work direction to others. Plan and organize work to meet schedules and changing deadlines. Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems. Work under steady pressure with frequent interruptions and a high degree of public contact by phone or in person. Work effectively with minimal supervision. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT - The 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 functions. Environment : Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting. 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. Some positions may require occasional travel to other offices or locations to attend meetings or to pick up or deliver materials. 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 without correction. Supplemental Information 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 Latino/a/x, 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.  REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS  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 responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity, including individuals with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) and how these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices in the department and 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.   EEO / TITLE IX  EMPLOYER 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 at  EEOT9@sierracollege.edu .   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 provider.     TTY/VCO/HCO to Voice   English 1-800-735-2929 Spanish 1-800-855-3000 Voice to TTY/VCO/HCO   English 1-800-735-2922 Spanish 1-800-855-3000 From or to Speech-to- Speech   English & Spanish 1-800-854-7784    Closing Date/Time:
SIERRA JOINT COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Rocklin, California, United States
Oct 27, 2020
Full Time
Description Under general direction of an educational administrator, to provide counseling a diverse student population regarding personal, educational, career development/vocational choice, psychological testing, and other matters, utilizing various assessment techniques, to provide orientation and outreach efforts and crisis intervention and emergency counseling, to function as liaison between students and District faculty members, secondary schools, other post-secondary educational institutions, and the community, and to do related work, as required.   Examples Of Functions and Tasks Academic Advising/ Educational Planning - ESSENTIAL: Assist students with the process of course selection and other educational processes/experiences; provide information regarding District degree/certification requirements; provide direction regarding selection of educational major(s); provide information regarding transfer requirements to other post-secondary educational institutions; develop Student Educational Plans (SEPs) with individual students, updating as necessary; evaluate student progress toward established goals. PERIPHERAL: Refer students to other District and/or external support services for assistance, as appropriate to meet student needs.   Career/ Vocational Counseling and Development - ESSENTIAL: Assist students to clarify life and career goals; provide assistance to students to develop greater self-knowledge and self-awareness to enhance self-esteem; provide "world of work" vocational information to students; obtain current labor market information for students; maintain information regarding occupational trends; utilize a variety of occupational resources and systems to serve student needs; administer to students and interpret various career assessment tools. PERIPHERAL: Provide students with job-seeking skills and strategies, as appropriate   Personal Counseling - ESSENTIAL: Provide personal counseling to students, as appropriate, regarding assistance with interpersonal relationship issues and problems, development of interpersonal communications skills, clarification of values and goals, psychological and/or behavioral difficulties, development of decision-making skills, chemical dependency problems, gender/sexuality issues and concerns, health problems and concerns, and/or other problems and concerns; provide referrals to students to external community mental health and/or professional counseling and/or other assistance agencies, as appropriate to meet student needs; provide crisis intervention and/or emergency counseling for students experiencing serious problems, as necessary to meet student needs.   Assessment and Interpretation - ESSENTIAL: Provide counseling to students to assure that assessment/matriculation regulations and guidelines are followed; administer to students and interpret various career assessment instruments; provide advisement to students based upon results of basic skills assessment.   Instruction - ESSENTIAL: Instruct Personal Development courses, including developing and providing curriculum for student enhancement, maintaining current occupational information and professional resources, reviewing current texts, presenting lectures and lessons, maintaining records of student grades and attendance, and participating in conferences and professional workshops, as authorized.   Outreach/ Liaison - ESSENTIAL: Participate in visits to local area high schools to provide outreach information; function as liaison between the District, local area high schools, and other post-secondary educational institutions regarding Counseling Center programs and services. PERIPHERAL: Attend community events as District representative, as authorized; provide bi-lingual translational assistance to students and prospective students regarding information on District and/or Counseling Center programs and services, as assigned and authorized.   Student Advocacy/ Development - ESSENTIAL: Facilitate support groups for students, as feasible and appropriate; provide workshops for students on topics of interest, as appropriate; refer students to District and/or external resources and support services, as appropriate to meet student needs; participate in new student orientation. PERIPHERAL: Participate as a member of student governmental and/or District shared governance and/or other committees with regard to student affairs, as feasible and appropriate.   District Programs - ESSENTIAL: Participate as a member of District shared governance and/or other committees regarding District affairs, as feasible and appropriate; function as liaison between Counseling Center and other District organizational units and/or individual faculty or other staff member(s), as necessary; participate in District institutional planning, as requested. Specialized Programs - ESSENTIAL: Participate in program development for specific student and/or prospective student populations, as requested; coordinate activities of specialized programs, as requested; evaluate activities of specialized programs, as applicable.   Physical Suitability Requirements: ESSENTIAL: Incumbent must be able to function indoors in an office and/or classroom environment engaged in work of primarily a sedentary nature, and to accomplish the following, with or without reasonable accommodation: Almost Constantly: Sit, to accomplish desk work and to counsel students; utilize vision (near) to write and to read printed materials and computer screens; utilize hearing for ordinary and telephonic conversation and to hear sound prompts from equipment; utilize manual and finger dexterity to type/keyboard and/or utilize mouse and otherwise operate a microcomputer and other office equipment. Frequently: Utilize vision (far) to observe student demeanor during counseling sessions and observe students in the classroom; walk, to move about office, classroom, and campus environs; stand upright and forward flexing, to present lectures and lessons in the classroom.   Minimum Qualifications CCC Minimum Qualifications Handbook Master's in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, career development, marriage and family therapy or marriage, family and child counseling  OR the equivalent.  A Bachelor's degree in marriage and family therapy or in marriage, family and child counseling and possession of a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) as specified pursuant to those California Government Code sections referred to as the California Education Code, Title 5, Section 53410.1, OR a valid California Community College Counselor Credential AND either fifteen or more semester units in upper division or graduate level course work specifically related to people with disabilities, or completion of six semester units, or the equivalent of a graduate-level counseling practicum or counseling field work courses, in a postsecondary Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) Program or in a program dealing predominantly or exclusively with people with disabilities, or two years of fulltime experience, or the equivalent, in one or more of the following;  Counseling for students with disabilities; or Counseling in industry, government, public agencies, military or private social welfare organizations in which the responsibilities of the position were predominantly or exclusively for persons with disabilities, or the equivalent.   Knowledge of: ESSENTIAL: General counseling theories and practices. PERIPHERAL: Community resources; microcomputer operation.   Ability to: ESSENTIAL: Communicate effectively with and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with students, staff, and managers; provide diverse counseling services to a diverse student population in areas of academic, career, and personal counseling, work independently, identify and solve problems; communicate effectively orally and in writing, listen effectively; follow oral and written directions; develop curriculum; instruct assigned classes; supervise student and/or other temporary help and/or classified employees; function well under pressure from deadlines, timetables, etc. PERIPHERAL: Maintain empathy, friendliness, and a sincere desire to help others; maintain flexibility with regard to responding to situations requiring tact, discretion, sensitivity, and creativity with respect to providing services to students on an individual basis; process large amounts of information and disseminate information accurately and clearly; operate a microcomputer.   EQUIVALENCY INFORMATION If claiming equivalency, please attach the Request for Equivalency Hearing form. The equivalency form may be found at: https://www.sierracollege.edu/about-us/human-resources/employment/index.php 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.   FOREIGN TRANSCRIPT INFORMATION 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. Companies that provide transcript evaluation services: World Education Services Educational Credential Evaluators   Supplemental Information 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 Latino/a/x, 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 teaching strategies and methods that meet the varying needs of our students and ensure a successful learning environment. 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. COMPENSATION Placement on the District's Faculty Salary Schedule is dependent upon years of experience and level of education. Entry-level is from $60,076.80 to $80,508.67 at the time of employment. The current highest salary attainable after employment is $107,889.31. The District offers a very competitive benefits package, which includes health and welfare as well as income protection. Employees also will be members of the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS). Sick leave, sabbatical, and other leaves are available according to the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement. REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS There are five (5) required documents to apply for this position: Sierra College Employment Application, Resume or Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter that addresses the  responsibilities and qualifications listed above, including: The transferable experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities for college-level counseling; Experience and expertise in culturally-responsive counseling methods, particularly as it relates to career, personal, and academic counseling. Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices within counseling, the classroom, Student Services, and the campus community.   Applicable Transcripts showing degree and date conferred/awareded, Counseling Philosophy Statement that must include discussion of the following questions: Describe how your background and experiences have prepared you to work in a diverse academic environment where the student body varies widely with regard to socioeconomics, cultural/ethnic backgrounds, linguistics and physical/developmental disabilities. Describe how your counseling approach has changed/evolved since you began counseling. Provide examples of what motivated the change(s). What role should counseling faculty play in student success? How might that differ, be similar or integrate with the role of teaching faculty as related to student success? Describe how your education, training, experience, and/or professional activities enable you to do the job which you are applying. Please use specific examples.      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. EEO / TITLE IX  EMPLOYER 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 at  EEOT9@sierracollege.edu . 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 provider.     TTY/VCO/HCO to Voice   English 1-800-735-2929 Spanish 1-800-855-3000 Voice to TTY/VCO/HCO   English 1-800-735-2922 Spanish 1-800-855-3000 From or to Speech-to- Speech   English & Spanish 1-800-854-7784    Closing Date/Time:
SIERRA JOINT COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Rocklin, California, United States
Oct 27, 2020
Full Time
Description Sierra College is committed to increasing student achievement, shortening time-to-goal completion, and closing equity gaps through the implementation of Guided Pathways. In that spirit, the Executive Dean, Student Equity and Completion, is responsible for ensuring that areas of oversight afford an inclusive educational environment, focused on equitable outcomes for all.  This position will serve as the dynamic and innovative leader for the college's equity and completion efforts; establish a shared vision for providing systemic access, support, and opportunities to underrepresented and underserved student populations; and promote a culture of inclusion and belonging.  To ensure that equity and student completion is fully integrated in the college's transformational redesign efforts under the Guided Pathways framework, this position works in partnership with the Executive Dean of Student Success.  The position will also work in close collaboration with other campus and community stakeholders and committees to determine and apply measures of success by which to close, and ultimately eliminate, the college's equity gaps.  The position reports to the Vice President of Instruction and the Vice President of Student Services. 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 Executive Dean must demonstrate a profound understanding of and experience with successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds. This includes former foster youth, first-generation students, persons with disabilities, undocumented scholars, individuals from historically underrepresented communities, various gender identities, sexual orientation, and other groups to ensure the District provides strategies for success and pro-active, student-centered practices and policies committed to eliminating equity gaps.     Examples Of Functions and Tasks 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 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. QUALIFICATIONS - The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period in order to successfully perform the assigned duties. Knowledge of: Contemporary diversity, equity, inclusion and multiculturalism concepts and issues; Equity data, metrics, and effective use of analytics; Guided Pathways principles, practices, challenges, and opportunities; Effective equity, inclusion, and student success practices in an educational setting; Federal and state regulations pertaining to student equity; Effective research methodologies, including needs assessments and methods for determining disproportionate impact; Project management techniques and design-thinking frameworks; Participatory governance, collaborative decision-making processes, and team management techniques; Leadership and management techniques including planning, organizing, assigning, and reviewing work; faculty and staff performance evaluation, recruitment and selection; 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; Historical and systemic inequities and the effects and trauma on underrepresented and underserved populations; Basic computer software use (e.g.:  Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Ability to: Research best practices and lead equity and student completion initiatives and programs; Navigate complex and emotionally charged issues with divergent perspectives to result in successful resolution and action; Work collaboratively and build strong relationships with faculty, students, staff, governance entities, and colleagues to ensure broad stakeholder input, engagement and support; Work effectively and collaboratively across a complex organization to identify and mitigate organizational biases; Multi-task in a fast-paced environment; Read, interpret and apply relevant and related laws, regulations, and policies; Exercise initiative and creativity to meet a broad diversity of perspectives and needs; Maintain accurate and adequate records to meet internal/external analysis, audits, planning, and reporting requirements; Prepare oral and written reports and presentations; As appropriate, administer the District's collective bargaining agreements. Apply an equity-minded framework and ensure programs, services and processes are designed and delivered to meet the varying needs of all students. Approach all duties of the position with an equity-minded perspective that supports and promotes inclusion and diversity while supporting effective calling in practices. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT - The 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 functions. Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting 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 without correction.   Supplemental Information 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 Latino/a/x, 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.    REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS  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 responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity, including individuals with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) and how these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices in the department and 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.   EEO / TITLE IX  EMPLOYER 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 at  EEOT9@sierracollege.edu .   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 provider.     TTY/VCO/HCO to Voice   English 1-800-735-2929 Spanish 1-800-855-3000 Voice to TTY/VCO/HCO   English 1-800-735-2922 Spanish 1-800-855-3000 From or to Speech-to- Speech   English & Spanish 1-800-854-7784    Closing Date/Time:
SIERRA JOINT COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT Rocklin, California, United States
Oct 27, 2020
Full Time
Description Under general supervision of the Finance Manager, this position performs advanced technical and clerical accounting activities involving the preparation, processing and maintenance of District payroll and benefit contributions; maintains records and prepares related financial reports; and performs a variety of technical duties relative to assigned area of responsibility.   Examples Of Functions and Tasks 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. Reviews time sheets and calculates base pay, overtime, shift differential, longevity and compensatory time off in accordance with established District policies and procedures, applicable bargaining agreements and employee pay information; loss of pay and leave accrual adjustments. Prepares regular and variable payrolls for administrative, certificated, classified, student and temporary employees; prepares PERS and STRS detail reports; assures that payroll timelines are met in accordance with proper procedures, policies, rules and regulations; verifies and assigns appropriate account coding; inputs payroll into Banner (district ERP Software) in compliance with Circular A-133, IRS, EDD, California Ed & Government Codes and other regulations. Develops and maintains computerized spreadsheets of District payroll data and voluntary deductions; creates and remits all third party vendor files at the conclusion of each payroll timely and accurately; creates and distributes time sheets to all District employees; develop ad hoc employee specific spreadsheets to resolve complex issues. Sets up all new employees based on new hire paperwork including earnings, deductions, direct deposit and other required data to properly pay employees; and maintains confidential employee payroll records; ensures that payroll records include necessary job and biographical information for accurate group benefit and retirement plan coverage and deductions; posts changes to District records. Establishes new earnings and deductions codes and applies appropriate employee class, taxation, PERS/STRS applicability, labor distribution and leave accrual eligibility; effective dating various elements of pay. Calculates complex wage garnishments and monitors and maintains confidential files for employee wage garnishments from federal, state and local authorities; sets up, monitors and remits payments timely and accurately. Researches complex employee payroll questions and concerns; interacts with other District organizational units and/or staff members regarding payroll matters; provides written explanation of complex payroll concepts with regard to earnings, garnishments, taxes and retirement system rules. Reconciles payroll liability accounts after each payroll; researches and identifies differences; prepares journal entries to correct errors; identifies alternative processes. Maintains District retiree payroll including medical/health benefit information; applies correct retiree premium according to plan selected; corresponds with representatives of insurance carriers to assist employees and retirees regarding benefits issues; processes retiree medical reimbursements as required under the collective bargaining agreement. Maintains current and prior period payroll data files with an emphasis on data accessibility and disposes of allowable documents in accordance with applicable regulations Prepares quarterly and annual payroll tax returns for federal and state agencies; prepares and submits appropriate claim forms, tax deposits and withholding forms pertaining to third party sick pay; reconciles District federal and state tax withholding information and makes tax deposits through the Placer County Treasurer; prepares and submits IRS Form W-2 and W-3 to IRS and state tax authorities; Sets up and maintains computerized absence tracking master files in accordance with established District policies and procedures and applicable bargaining agreements; assigns employees to appropriate leave groups; verifies accuracy of leave category balances; maintains reports with complete fiscal year details for departmental and/or auditor reference; calculates year end compensated absences and accruals. Researches and compiles employee information and wage earnings as requested by the IRS and/or the California Franchise Tax Board; reviews tax sheltered annuity forms submitted by employees for compliance with applicable IRS rules and regulations; monitors contributions limits for employees as prescribed by the IRS rules and coordinates with plan administrators to resolve problems. Coordinates and participates in activities connected with the development and maintenance of automated payroll systems; confers with information technology and accountants regarding issues; acts as a subject matter expert for implementing new features/modules within Banner; tests system changes prior to implementation.. Prepares annual projections of full time staff earnings by type for use in budget preparation and collective bargaining negotiations; researches discrepancies in program expenses; performs redistributions to move funds to align with the budget; provides information on salary and benefit costs for determination of mandated cost reimbursements; interacts with auditors by providing data and/or reports for audits of District payroll/benefits. Responsible for compliance with fiscal independence requirements for the District with regard to payroll procedures and processes; prepare all wire and check requests timely; calculates cash requirements for each payroll cycle and prepares funding request for Finance Manager; initiate stop payments, stale dated check transactions and prepares supporting documentation May train and provide work direction to assigned student workers and temporary help as assigned. Performs related duties as required.   Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. Examples of ways to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by college level course work in accounting, finance or a related field. Associate's Degree or Payroll Certificate preferred. Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible payroll processing experience. Experience in an educational environment is highly desirable. QUALIFICATIONS - The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties. Knowledge of: Methods and techniques of processing payroll. Laws, regulations and procedures that govern payroll and payroll processing. Automated accounting and payroll systems and relational databases. Methods and techniques of payroll record keeping and reporting. Business math skills to perform algebraic and statistical computations. Sufficient human relations skill to exercise patience and discretion in communications with others inside and outside the organizations, and to communicate technical concepts to others. Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Ability to: Accurately process District payroll in a timely manner. Maintain accurate payroll records and prepare accurate tax returns. Research complex technical issues Learn and apply laws, codes, policies, procedures, and labor contracts governing payroll and retirement, including Title IV regulations for student employment Learn Workers' Compensation program laws and regulations. Learn California Franchise Tax Board rules and regulations. Make arithmetic calculations of average to above average difficulty. Extract data from databases and prepare clear and concise payroll reports. Ensure the confidentiality of private information. Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines. Work cooperatively with other departments, divisions and outside agencies. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT - The 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 functions. Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting. 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 without correction.   Supplemental Information 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 Latino/a/x, 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.    REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS  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 responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity, including individuals with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) and how these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices in the department and 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.   EEO / TITLE IX  EMPLOYER 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 at  EEOT9@sierracollege.edu .   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 provider.     TTY/VCO/HCO to Voice   English 1-800-735-2929 Spanish 1-800-855-3000 Voice to TTY/VCO/HCO   English 1-800-735-2922 Spanish 1-800-855-3000 From or to Speech-to- Speech   English & Spanish 1-800-854-7784    Closing Date/Time: