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Sierra Community College District

Under administrative direction of the
Vice-President, Student Services, this position provides administrative leadership for district-wide enrollment services and new student
on-boarding functions. The Dean also provides administrative oversight for Admissions and Records, Concurrent Enrollment Services, Financial
Aid, HUB, International Students, Outreach and the Promise Program and related work as required. The Dean of Enrollment Services also serves
as the district’s chief student discipline officer.

1) Provides leadership for the
development, execution, evaluation and improvement of student recruitment, admissions, and financial aid programming that results in the
effective recruitment and support of a diverse student body and assures student access, ease of entry, and successful transition to college;

2) Develops strategic direction and sets priorities for enrollment services in accordance with the District’s enrollment management
3) Designs tracking and evaluation system to assess progress of students from recruitment through enrollment to ensure
alignment with the strategic goals and direction of the District;
4) In collaboration with local K-12 districts, develops and
implements strategic enrollment goals for Sierra Promise, Dual/Concurrent Enrollment, and Academic Enrichment students;
5) Works
closely with senior administrators and stakeholders to review and analyze data on student enrollment, retention, and completion to shape
strategic direction;
6) Develops communication and marketing strategic plans to support District enrollment goals.

Policy Development/Administration
Administer overall operations of assigned areas of responsibility and their
related functions; interpret, and administer policies and procedures that maintain program integrity while improving and refining the
quality of services provided and revise as necessary to reflect student input and changing conditions; analyze program needs and establish
priorities; promote and explore innovative systems/techniques; evaluate and implement process improvements; actively seek out and
disseminate state-of-the-art information and techniques; locate and develop new resources to improve programs; promote diversity and new
ideas; coordinate, review, and revise District and program-specific publications pertaining to assigned areas; establish and maintain a
cooperative and integrative working relationship among all District student services and instructional areas; communicate and follow
District policies regarding prevention of sexual harassment of students and illegal discrimination against students based upon disability,
as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); assure assigned programs comply with applicable Federal, State, and local
regulations, policies, and procedures; meet with District students, faculty members and other staff, and the general public to resolve
problems and explain laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; act as liaison with off-campus site administrators to assure parallel
service delivery; maintain accurate management information system processes; prepare and submit reports to the Chancellor’s Office of the
California Community Colleges (COCCC), as required; communicate with Federal and State agencies regarding matters in assigned areas, as
appropriate; respond to District research questionnaires and inquiries; serve on District shared governance and/or other committees, as
appropriate, as an advocate for Student Services; utilize collaborative problem resolution techniques where applicable.

Personnel Management/Supervision
Supervise, establish work standards for faculty, classified supervisory,
classified support staff and temporary/student help; determine faculty and classified staffing needs, anticipating and meeting staffing
requirements as feasible; interview, screen applications, and recommend staff for hire in accordance with established District hiring
processes and practices; provide direction and motivation to staff members; monitor the faculty evaluation process and evaluate work
performance of faculty, classified supervisory, and classified staff in accordance with established District policies and procedures;
maintain awareness of specific criteria and standards utilized for faculty performance evaluations and faculty tenure; observe and follow up
on staff work performance, reinforcing positive efforts and acknowledging exemplary work practices; utilize progressive discipline
processes, as appropriate and in conformity with established District policies, procedures, and bargaining unit negotiated agreements; guide
and facilitate resolution of problems between staff members and/or District students, and the general public; exhibit integrity and
sensitivity with respect to needs of staff; administer provisions of District collective bargaining agreements, as appropriate; encourage
and provide for staff development activities for continued professional development; conduct staff meetings on a regular basis to obtain
input, develop work plans/schedules and resolve issues and problems; maintain regular Division in-service days for planning and staff
development activities; develop strategies and activities to establish and further diversity as a shared vision of the staff.

Develop, prepare, and administer annual and long-range plans in conjunction with District budget
development and program management efforts; manage assigned departmental budgets including general fund and discretionary budgets; maintain
knowledge of District budget processes; understand and adhere to categorical regulations as they apply to budgeting restrictions; monitor
and plan efficient use of budget funds; assure detailed and accurate audit trails for all budgets.


Listen and respond to student complaints, questions, and suggestions, referring them to appropriate District and/or external
resources for assistance, as necessary and appropriate; promote and support student equity; communicate student satisfaction with assigned
programs and services to appropriate staff members; keep abreast of changes in District instructional policies, procedures, and
requirements; support and stimulate student learning.

Community Liaison
Maintain positive community
relations with K12, post-secondary institutions, and business and industrial communities, as appropriate; serve as a resource and/or prepare
and deliver oral presentations to community organizations and professional groups as appropriate; attend professional meetings and
conferences, as authorized; participate in community affairs and assist community groups, as feasible and appropriate; assist in
coordination and facilitation of advisory committee meetings.

Professional Development
Maintain currency
of knowledge in assigned areas; develop administrative skills and expertise through professional conferences, seminars, workshops,
professional journals, and other materials; promote implementation of new instructional techniques and technologies; maintain proficiency in
computer usage.

Special Projects
Participate in special projects, as appropriate.

Knowledge of:

  • Recruitment strategies and enrollment management theory, including prospective student management,
    marketing, and targeted recruitment efforts, web-based applications and delivery, student success initiatives and retention strategies;
  • Current higher education and enrollment trends, issues, strategies, regulations and compliance in the state, regionally, nationally, and
  • Database management, student information systems, statistical data interpretation and the application of
    information technology to recruitment and retention programs;
  • Collaborative problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Accounting and budgeting methods, audit procedures; statistics and data interpretation;
  • Management concepts
    and practices, including organizational and motivational techniques;
  • Personnel management practices and techniques of supervision
    and staff evaluation;
  • Role of community colleges in a changing society;
  • Employment processes; collective bargaining
    processes; data collection and report writing
  • Laws, regulations and legislation relevant to assigned program areas;
  • Collaborative problem solving techniques;
  • Computers and related equipment;
  • Safety practices;
  • National and
    State trends and innovative technologies relevant to assigned program areas;
  • Proposal writing and grantsmanship;
  • Facility
    management techniques;
  • Research and testing methods and techniques.

Ability to:

  • Provide
    visionary and change management leadership
  • Promote, design, and implement integrated, comprehensive solutions involving a diverse
    body of stakeholders
  • Bridge gap between instruction and student services
  • Foster a culture of innovation
  • Conduct
    ongoing research and evaluation of best practices
  • Engage faculty and staff in a highly collaborative and deliberative
  • Facilitate difficult conversations to effect student-centric change
  • Analyze and assess related programs,
    policies, and operational needs and make systemic recommendations for improvements
  • Identify and respond to sensitive organizational
    issues, concerns, and needs
  • Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of assigned staff
  • Analyze problems, identify
    alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
  • Prepare and
    administer large and complex budgets and reports
  • Effectively engage both internal and external stakeholders
  • Respond
    tactfully, clearly, and appropriately to inquiries from the public, press, or other agencies on sensitive issues in area of
  • Adhere to critical deadlines while working with frequent interruptions
  • Establish and maintain effective
    working relationships
  • Develop measurable outcomes and apply assessment strategies.
  • Compile data and prepare accurate
  • Commitment to diversity and student success.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact and
    work effectively with a diverse population.
  • Present effectively to small and large groups.
  • Perform consistently under the
    pressure of deadlines and other administrative demands.
  • Plan and manage in an environment of shared governance;
  • Inspire
    and promote socioeconomic and cultural diversity;
  • Demonstrate integrity and consistency;
  • Communicate effectively verbally
    and in writing;
  • Effectively coordinate group work efforts;
  • Effectively utilize social/interpersonal skills:
  • Apply
    patience, tact and courtesy in dealing with students, staff, and the general public;
  • Utilize listening and negotiating skills;
  • Read and comprehend technical and professional journals, textbooks, and other pertinent material;
  • Interact effectively with
    District faculty and staff, and the community; set priorities and establish goals and objectives;
  • Organize work and manage time
  • Conduct effective meetings;

Education and Experience Guidelines – 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:

Minimum: A Master’s degree from an accredited college or
university with major coursework in any related field.

Minimum: At least one (1) year of
experience related to the duties of the position in order to meet the California Education Code requirements for an Educational
Preferred: Three or more years of increasingly higher responsibility in a college environment.

License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license.

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


Salary & Benefits: Supervisory salary of $125,468.37 per year with
annual increases. The District offers a very competitive benefits package, which includes health & welfare as well as income protection,
including retirement through CalSTRS. Twenty-two (22) days of vacation and twelve (12) days of sick leave are provided annually. Employment
conditions (salary, work days and benefits) are subject to change per the collective bargaining agreement.


Candidates must submit a Sierra College Online Application with copies of OFFICIAL

(916) 660-7105 /

Applications must be received by the Sierra College Human Resources Department no later than
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Cover letters, letters of reference and resumes are not required but may be included if
applicant so desires.

Candidates may scan & attach paper copies of official transcripts. Please do not have official
transcripts mailed to the Sierra College Human Resources Department.

Transcript Clarification:
Do not
mail or email transcripts to the Sierra College Human Resources Department. You may open sealed transcripts, scan & attach the
transcripts to your application in a Word/JPG/PDF file. The degree, major and awarded date must be visible on the transcripts.

Employment for a qualified candidate in this position is dependent on the funding level
and District financial position at time of

Travel expenses borne by the candidate.

Persons with questions regarding reasonable accommodation of
physical and other disabilities should contact The Sierra College Human Resources Department at 660-7106.

Other terms and
conditions of employment are specified in the applicable collective bargaining agreements on file in the District Human Resources
Department. Position description of record on file in the Human Resources Department.

  • Sierra Community College District currently
    operates campuses in Rocklin, Roseville, Truckee and Grass Valley. In its management of a multi-campus environment, the District reserves
    right of assignment including the right to change assignment locations and shift assignments based on District need. Although this position
    may currently reside at the Rocklin campus, the assignment location may be subject to change as needed. Additionally, the district reserves
    the right to cancel, revise or re-announce this position as well as any and all positions at any time.

Sierra College is located
off Rocklin Road and El Don Drive. As you travel up Freeway 80 East towards Reno, turn right at the Rocklin Road exit. If you are traveling
west towards Sacramento, turn left and go under the freeway. The college is approximately 1/4 mile from the freeway on the left.

Sierra College is an equal employment opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff and students. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications to develop a workforce that is welcoming to men, women, persons with disabilities and individuals from all ethnic and other groups to ensure the district provides an inclusive educational and employment environment.

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