Job Posting TitleDirector (VI) of Research and Equity (Salary Updated)
LocationLos Rios Community College District (Cosumnes River College)
Department LocationInstitutional Effectiveness, Research and Equity
Cosumnes River College (CRC) values diversity, focuses on creativity and personal enrichment, and empowers students to reach their full potential as informed and productive members of the community. CRC is a leader in innovative ideas and sustainable values. One of the four colleges of the Los Rios Community College District, Cosumnes River College seeks candidates who are knowledgeable about the impact of implicit bias in teaching and learning, and who implement culturally responsive teaching techniques and effective practices for engaging students.
Serving south Sacramento County and Elk Grove since 1970, CRC’s main campus and its Elk Grove center provide a dynamic learning environment for more than 14,000 ethnically and racially diverse students. One of the top 10 most diverse 2-year public colleges in the nation (noted in the Almanac of Higher Education, Fall 2015), CRC is a student-centered, open-access community college dedicated to preparing students for an ever-changing future.
CRC awards Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, Associate degrees for Transfer, Career Education certificates, and transfer credit for students who intend to continue their education at a four- year college or university. Our 200+ programs include automotive technology, radio, television and film, allied heath, veterinary technology, and architecture and design technology, among others.
With a focus on improving completion outcomes for all students, programs like Umoja, the Puente project, and DIOP Scholars and Native American Higher Ed Resources, look to increase the number of Latinx, African-American, and Native American students who complete a degree, certificate and/or transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Student support services and programs including CARE, EOPS, Enriched Scholars, and First Year Experience enhance the ability of all students to complete college. CRC is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI).
CRC strives to be an exemplary and innovative community college that empowers students and employees to strengthen the cultural, social, economic, and environmental well-being of their communities.
Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President of Equity, Innovation and Institutional Effectiveness (AVPE), the Director of Research and Equity manages institutional research in support of planning, reporting, assessment, and other institutional requirements. The Director also leads and coordinates research-based efforts designed to close academic achievement gaps among various student groups. The Director plans and coordinates the college research agenda with the district agenda; assures the dissemination of research results to support college planning and overall institutional effectiveness.
The Director of Research and Equity is responsible for providing usable management information to key constituents in support of data informed planning and decision-making; and oversees the college’s research office.
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:
● Preparing unit plans and annual reports in areas of primary responsibility.
● Coordinating and leading the implementation of research-based practices designed to eliminate equity gaps.
● Leading the assessment and evaluation of programs and services through equity lens.
● Providing information to faculty, staff, and administrators on how to interpret data with emphasis on identifying equity gaps.
● Coordinating professional development efforts aimed at eliminating equity gaps.
● Planning, organizing, directing, and implementing a comprehensive institutional planning process.
● Assuring that the college planning process is coordinated with the district planning process and complies with accreditation standards.
● Overseeing the annual and strategic planning and assessment processes to implement an institution-wide cycle of assessment and planning throughout the college that results in continuous improvement.
● Planning and coordinating an institutional research program to assure college effectiveness, coordinating the college research agenda with the district agenda, and assuring the dissemination of research results to support college planning grants and overall institutional effectiveness.
● Overseeing and coordinating the College Integrated Planning System (CIPS), including the automated planning system and Program Overview.
● Conducting required need assessments and evaluations.
● Performing duties in the administration and supervision of the research office.
● Providing support for the college’s accreditation process, assuring that the college is in compliance with accrediting guidelines and procedures, and planning and directing accreditation activities.
● Conducting special projects at the direction of the AVPE and College President.
● Maintaining information on college standing and participatory governance committees; working with the various constituencies to assure that appointments are consistent with college guidelines; disseminating information on committee guidelines and membership.
● Overseeing the design and dissemination of college-adopted accountability measures and assuring coordination of these measures with planning and accrediting activities.
● Preparing unit plans and annual reports in areas of primary responsibility.
● Organizing, attending, and/or chairing a variety of administrative and staff meetings as required.
● Promoting staff development and supporting a climate which fosters innovation and excellence.
● Assuming leadership and responsibility for staff evaluation and development.
● Supporting a climate which promotes cultural competence and mutual respect.
● Employing techniques such as interest-based conflict resolution and other appropriate strategies to resolve disputes and to enhance communication and cooperation among the members of the college and district communities.
● Supervising and evaluating assigned employees.
● Performing other duties as assigned.
The administrative assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and/or off campus work and/or hours.
Work Year12 month
1. Have a master’s degree* from an accredited institution completed by August 1, 2019.
2. Have one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.
3. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.
*Applicant must meet the minimum qualifications of a faculty discipline at the college. To review the minimum qualifications for faculty disciplines, refer to Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators’ in California Community Colleges which can be found on our website at https://jobs.losrios.edu/; select “Los Rios Jobs”, then “Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators”.
Applicants applying to this position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:
1. Los Rios Community College District Administrative Application
2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work
4. Two letters of recommendation
5. Letter of Interest
● Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” on the online application will be disqualified.
● Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts.
● Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.
● Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents.
● A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
● Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators.
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Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.
Salary$104,174 annually. LRCCD Salary Schedules
Additional Salary InformationAdditional stipend for an earned doctorate from an accredited university.
Beginning and/or Ending Dates
Full-time, Twelve-month, Educational Administrative Position
Beginning on or about August 1, 2019.
How and where to apply
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. Application services are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours.
After hours inquiries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m. of the posting closing date.
All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.
Administrative/Executive/Faculty Positions: Contingent on funding and eligibility, successful candidates selected for an interview may be eligible to apply for partial reimbursement of travel expenses, up to a maximum of $450. Candidate Travel Reimbursement click here
Administrative/Executive Positions: Administrative positions may be subject to the District’s Conflict of Interest Code, and a statement of economic interest is required within thirty (30) days following appointment to the position. Management/Executive positions are exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.