The President serves as the educational leader and the chief administrative officer of the college and reports to the Chancellor of the District. Reporting directly to the President are the Vice Presidents of Instruction, Student Services, and Administrative Services; the Dean of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness, Dean of Information Technology, Director of College Advancement, and the Communications and Public Information Officer.
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:
The President of American River College:
Being a visionary leader who understands and promotes the role of the community college in a changing society and who will continue the college’s tradition of innovation and excellence
Possessing strong interpersonal skills that enhance a commitment to community and collaboration within the college and throughout the four college district; working well and collaboratively with the Chancellor and other college presidents, college faculty and staff, students, other district personnel, and with business and community leaders
Demonstrating successful administrative experience in resource development, fiscal planning and management, and strategic and long range planning
Understanding the dynamics within the multicultural community the college serves
Demonstrating understanding of and support for the interrelationship of instructional programs and student services
Committing to the concept of shared governance, and is known for integrity and honesty in personal and professional interactions
Understanding and supporting academic freedom m a college learning environment
Understanding and supporting interest-based approaches to problem and conflict resolution
Being entrepreneurial, experienced, and supportive of fundraising from private and public external sources
Developing relationships with community partners
Supporting a comprehensive staff development program, having respect for the professional abilities of all staff and enhances staff morale
Demonstrating expertise in enrollment management
Taking a personal interest in students’ academic success, involvement in governance, and extracurricular activities
Encouraging and maintaining open lines of communication with students and all levels of staff; encouraging free exchange of ideas and is visible and accessible
Having knowledge of developing technologies and their roles in instruction and in administration
Having knowledge of fiscal affairs and has the ability to develop and manage a community college budget
Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Building on an established tradition of excellence in an environment of changing needs
Managing fluctuating resources to minimize disruptions
Providing for college success within a multi-college district
Strengthening the college’s identity as a diverse institution of higher learning in all its programs and services
Enhancing participation in governance and personal development among all segments of the college
Effectively building the college enrollment on campus and at regional centers
Identifying and promoting the development of new and emerging programs that address the economic development needs of the area
Providing leadership in incorporating student learning outcomes at institutional, program, and individual class levels
Maintaining a leadership position in technology programs and services
Strengthening student transitions from K-12 to community college, university, and career
Having the ability to engage and connect internally and externally
Assuming other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Performing other duties as assigned.
Possession of an earned doctorate or a master’s degree plus experience which would justify waiver of the doctorate. All degrees must be from an accredited institution completed by Janury 31, 2023.
Senior administrative experience in higher education, or equivalent experience.
Successful leadership experience in educational planning, fiscal management, personnel relations, and community relations.
Teaching or student services experience in higher education is desired.
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 at the California Community Colleges website then “Minimum Qualifications Handbook”.