Dean Library, Learning Resources, and Student Engagement
Location: Rocklin, California
Higher Education Institution
Sierra College has committed to foundationally re-engineer its programs and services using Guided Pathways to increase student achievement, ensure student equity, and effect timely goal completion. Under administrative direction of the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Student Services, this position provides critical technical and professional leadership in matters related to the library, academic support services, student engagement, and campus life, with a keen strategic and systemic focus on student diversity, equity, inclusion, and success. This position centralizes equity-mindedness in collaboration with deans, program directors, and managers to align student academic and engagement services with departments, divisions, centers, and institutional guided pathways. This position will supervise, support, motivate, and evaluate faculty members, managers, and support staff in related programs, services, and within the Library/Learning Resource Center (LRC) and other assigned areas to affect the mission of the District.
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 Dean of Library, Learning Resources, and Student Engagement must demonstrate a profound understanding of and experience with successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds. This includes persons with disabilities, various gender identities, various sexual orientations, individuals from historically underrepresented communities, and other groups to ensure the District provides strategies for success, as well as proactive, student-centered practices and policies committed to eliminating equity gaps.
Please note that while this Dean oversees Student Engagement, there is a Program Manager/Director who provides daily oversight of student engagement. Therefore, the primary functions of this role is to provide transformational leadership over the Library and Learning Resource Center, and to support the Program Manager/Director in their equity-minded initiatives in their role.
Education and Experience Guidelines: A Master's Degree in any field from an accredited institution and at least one year of experience related to the duties of the position is required. A Master’s Degree in Library Science, Library and Information Science, or the equivalent from an accredited institution is preferred.
Laws and regulations pertinent to the administration of the areas of responsibility;
Laws and regulations pertinent to the administration of library/learning resources in the California community colleges;
Instructional practices, culturally-responsive curriculum development, and program approval processes;
Student success, equity, engagement, and completion strategies;
Current higher education, retention and success trends, issues, strategies, regulations and compliance in the state, regionally, nationally, and internationally;
Current best practices and trends for providing library and academic support services in a community college or similar setting;
Collaborative problem solving and conflict resolution techniques;
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 higher education, specifically community colleges in supporting marginalized populations;
Employment processes and collective bargaining processes;
Data collection and report writing;
Student technology needs;
Campus life and student engagement practices;
National and State trends and innovative technologies relevant to assigned program areas;
Proposal writing and grantsmanship;
Facility management techniques and processes;
Research and testing methods and techniques;
Public speaking skills;
Methods to successfully support individuals with varying backgrounds, which includes persons with disabilities, various gender identities, various sexual orientations, individuals from historically underrepresented communities and other groups; and
Trauma-informed and culturally-responsive practices.
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.