The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College) sits at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west. The area provides a wide array of outdoor amenities and activities with miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks, two lakes, and the Sacramento River.
Shasta College is committed to providing its diverse student population with equitable education outcomes, contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The college has been recognized as a leader in developing and implementing innovative education programs to increase student success, including accelerated pathways for high school students to achieve a bachelor's degree and for returning students to complete their Associate and Bachelor's degrees. Shasta College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually and provides educational services to students with a wide range of skills and abilities.
Our ideal candidate is motivated to join a campus community prioritizing the success of our racially and socio-economically diverse staff and student population. Providing equitable outcomes so all members of our community may enjoy safe, healthy, and vibrant educational and employment environments is critical to our success.
Administrator positions in the California Community College system offer a unique opportunity to contribute to the empowerment of our students seeking to improve their lives and communities. Our administrators manage a wide range of programs and lead faculty and staff in engaging our diverse employee and student populations, facilitating equitable outcomes for all through the management of our various employment and academic programs. As an administrator at Shasta College, you will join a vibrant community of professionals working collaboratively to provide a positive, healthy educational environment where our students experience diverse academic and cultural perspectives. A career at Shasta College offers a highly rewarding and enriching employment experience.
DESCRIPTION OF BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
In collaboration with campus constituents, the Associate Vice President of Information Services and Technology (AVP IST) provides strategic leadership for the development of long-term goals, policies, and procedures for the District's Information Systems and Technology Support Department. The AVP IST directs the planning and implementation of technology initiatives in support of the District's mission, while providing leadership and support for the overall effectiveness and operations of the department. The AVP IST is responsible for monitoring and analyzing current and emerging technologies and trends that could improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and equity of the District's operations and performance. The AVP IST establishes and maintains strong working relationships with faculty, academic deans, administrators, staff, students, and community stakeholders; develops strategic plans in assigned areas; advocates for and promotes assigned programs and services; and may serve as a member of the Superintendent/President's Cabinet. Incumbents are responsible for hiring, training, assigning, scheduling, supervising, and formally evaluating classified and confidential staff. Employees in this classification supervise reporting managers and supervisors. This job class functions at a senior program management level within a broad framework of laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. This is an administrative, overtime-exempt position.
CLASSIFICATION: Range 60 on the Administrative Confidential Salary Schedule, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year. Work assignment hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m., Monday through Friday.
SUPERVISOR: Assistant Vice President of Administrative Services or designee
BENEFITS: Holiday, vacation and sick time will be provided. Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis and an employee assistance program (EAP). This is a Classified Administrator position with a default CALPERS retirement.
Employees have the option to contribute to:
- Health Savings Account (HSA)
- 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
- Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts
- Disability Income Insurance
- Cancer Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Accident Only Insurance
- Critical Illness Insurance
Typical Duties, Knowledge and Ability
TYPICAL DUTIESEssential Functions:
- Plans, directs, coordinates, implements, supervises, promotes, and administers the District-wide infrastructure of information service and technology applications in support of all district functions and to enhance the success of the District's diverse student communities.
- Leads development, coordination, evaluation, revision, implementation, and support of District policies and procedures for the Department to accomplish established goals and priorities and successfully serve the needs of the District's diverse student communities.
- Oversees development and administration of the Department's budgets and monitors expenditures.
- Ensures assigned programs comply with federal, state, and local regulations and District policies and procedures.
- Leads the development and updating of the integrated long-range, District-wide Technology Master Plan.
- Leads short and long-term strategic planning for the Department including assessing current operational status, internal strengths and weaknesses, and external threats and opportunities and developing and proposing action plans.
- Plans and leads routine processes for evaluating the effectiveness of the District's technology applications and recommending improvements.
- Directs and supervises the work of others; reviews, approves, and conducts performance appraisals; directs and participates in the selection, training, and development of staff; administers employment contracts; orients and informs staff of District policies and departmental operating procedures.
- Plans, organizes, evaluates, and revises the Department's recordkeeping and maintenance policies and procedures and ensures District data reporting is accurate and timely.
- Works collaboratively and cooperatively with District faculty, staff and administrators in a variety of operational contexts to understand network/computing infrastructure and technology service needs.
- Works with diverse student communities to enhance their learning experience through appropriate and effective technology and network systems.
- Oversees the development, implementation, operation, and revision of technical assistance procedures and coordination of services to all District stakeholders.
- Identifies and recommends vendors and service providers for information system hardware and software; establishes and maintains professional business relationships with vendors and providers to maximize the value of District investments in technology resources.
- Establishes, leads, and models a "consumer-centric" approach to providing technology services to the District's diverse stakeholder communities and builds a culture of high value customer service.
- Establishes, leads, and models a systematic project management approach for IT projects.
- Increases productivity, effectiveness, and equity by promoting a culture of continuous improvement, managing positive organizational change, and incorporating new technology solutions using assessment of best practices and feedback from internal users and external stakeholders.
- Maintains the confidentiality, security, and integrity of all electronic information assets and IT resources.
- Researches, obtains, and maintains grants and other funding sources for technology systems and services.
- Leads ongoing staff development to maintain up-to-date technical expertise and attract, develop, and retain highly qualified and performing staff.
- Serves on and participates in a variety of internal and external committees and organizations, at the local, regional, and state-wide levels. Represents the District at related state-wide policy meetings and conferences. Maintains active participation and membership on local and State-wide boards as a representative of the District.
- Performs related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDSKnowledge of:
- Principles and practices of community college operations and programs.
- Principles and practices of administration, leadership, and supervision, including planning, organizing, assigning and reviewing work, performance appraisals, discipline, and employee selection and development.
- Current and emerging information technologies and delivery methods.
- Applicable technology hardware, software, operating systems, applications, and user platforms.
- Laws, codes, and regulations impacting technology implementation and support within a California community college.
- Budget preparation and administration procedures.
- Student and staff equity issues.
- Diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
- Maintain awareness and understanding of current and emerging technologies, including complex and rapidly evolving applications and program, capable of supporting the effective, efficient, and equitable operation of a community college.
- Interpret, apply, and enforce laws, regulations, and guidelines related to operations and programs in assigned areas.
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others, including those from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and ability backgrounds.
- Analyze complex problems, identify potential solutions, evaluate alternatives, recommend effective courses of action, and take independent action for successful results.
- Direct, supervise, and formally evaluate the work of managers, supervisors, and other staff members.
- Facilitate organizational development and change through effective collaboration with diverse participants.
- Prepare and present effective reports, recommendations, and correspondence.
- Exercise tact, diplomacy, and good judgement in all stakeholder interactions.
- Compile, organize, and use various financial information necessary in the preparation of departmental budgets.
- Control and monitor budget expenditures and resource development.
- Manage a diverse group of individuals in a fast-paced environment.
- Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
- Work independently while receiving only strategic direction.
- Master's Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Engineering, Technology, Business Administration, Public Administration, Educational Administration, or other related field, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
- Three years of progressively responsible experience in the administration and management of a program, department, or other professional business unit.
- Three years of successful experience supervising, directing, and evaluating the work of direct report employees.
- Demonstrated cultural humility and ability to work successfully with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.
To be considered a candidate for an Administrative position, the applicant must submit ALL of the following materials:
- Online Application with the following materials attached:
- Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
- Current resume and/or placement file
- College transcripts (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)
- After application has been submitted, all application materials will be screened.
- Internal candidates must also submit all required materials to be considered.
- Candidate evaluations will not be considered.
- Reference letters from any member of the Hiring Committee or Board Members will not be considered.
- Interviews will be by invitation only.
- The District does not provide expense reimbursement for those invited to initial interviews.
- The District does not reimburse for new hire moving expenses.
New Administrative Appointments will be placed at the step 1 on the Administrative Salary Schedule and will graduate to the next step on July 1st of the following year if they have rendered 6 months of satisfactory service, with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum fifth step.
Salary placement would only be negotiable if the candidate held the same position with another community college and step 2 or 3 would be the maximum considered depending on the number of years of service.
The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
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