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Shasta College
  • Position Number: 4765894
  • Location: Redding, CA
  • Position Type: Deans - Business
Description of Basic Functions and Responsibilities

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. The main campus is located in the city of Redding, population 90,000. The area is characterized by excellent schools with high graduation rates, low traffic, and low housing prices (Zillow average $393,000 vs. California state average of $770,000).

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.

The Dean of Economic & Workforce Development leads daily activities and operations of Economic Development, Workforce Development, and Contract Education through direct involvement in the local community. Employees in this classification develop, evaluate, and implement policies and procedures using an entrepreneurial approach and coordinate and oversee activities in the Economic and Workforce Development ("EWD") department including Economic Development, a portfolio of grants, Contract Education, and Community Education. Incumbents receive limited supervision within a broad framework of policies, procedures, and general guidelines. The Dean hires, trains, assigns, schedules, supervises, and formally evaluates the work of others. This position is responsible for developing and implementing work plans to create an effective and productive work unit in a supervisory classification requiring strong administrative and leadership skills. This is an administrative, overtime exempt position.

CLASSIFICATION: Range 55 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: Associate Vice President of Economic & Workforce Development 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

In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
  • Disability Income Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident Only Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance

For more information regarding Employment and Benefit Policies, please view the Administrative Agreement - Appendix A.

Typical Duties, Knowledge and Ability

  • Plans, directs, and coordinates the activities and operations of Economic Development, Workforce Development, and initiatives consistent with the District's mission, vision, values, goals, and objectives.
  • Serves as the District's liaison for a wide range of workforce and economic development initiatives.
  • Conducts strategic planning to accomplish the orderly growth, development, and continuous improvement of the Division.
  • Develops, implements, evaluates, and revises policies and procedures resulting in effective, efficient, and equitable departmental operations.
  • Directs, coordinates, and participates in short-range and long-range planning; conducts research and surveys to determine current program effectiveness and future needs; prepares related reports and plans; and communicates findings and activities to executive management.
  • Establishes professional relationships and acts as a liaison with business organizations, community and regional groups, community colleges, and four-year colleges and universities.
  • Promotes economic development activities in the local community.
  • Develops strategic business partnerships locally to share training and equipment resources.
  • Develops and prepares the annual preliminary budget for the Department; analyzes and reviews budgetary and financial data; authorizes expenditures in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Develops and solicits grants and external funding sources; administers grant funding.
  • Participates in a variety of committee and staff meetings in support of economic development programs and activities; participates in other related committee assignments as required on and off campus.
  • Develops, implements, evaluates, and revises procedures and processes to enhance contract education opportunities and workforce preparation programs.
  • Selects, assigns, trains, supervises, evaluates, counsels, and disciplines direct reporting staff performance; plans, coordinates, and provides training for department personnel.
  • Collaborates with the District's Director of Grants to implement grants and contracts funding workforce education programs.
  • Provides customized learning opportunities to diverse populations of students, workers, organizations, and businesses.
  • Collaborates with organizations, associations, and councils to design, implement, evaluate, and revise regionally-focused strategic workforce initiatives.
  • Conducts and applies regional analyses to provide data-driven input on the creation of viable programs for emerging demand industries and priority sectors.
  • Builds consensus support for strategic initiatives and operational processes aligned with the District's priorities and the California Community College System Workforce Division.
  • Provides leadership in the development of grant proposals for career education and workforce development purposes.
  • Performs related duties similar to the above in scope and functions as required.
Knowledge of:
  • Economic development programs.
  • Workforce development programs.
  • Proper budget development, implementation, and control procedures.
  • District organization, operations, policies, and objectives.
  • Research methods appropriate to project policies, procedures, and practices, including data collection and analysis.
  • Business software applications and database programs.
  • Principles and practices of administration, leadership, and supervision, including planning, organizing, assigning, and reviewing work; performance appraisals; discipline; and employee selection and development.
  • Principles of strategic planning and resource allocation.
  • Laws, codes, regulations, and policies relevant to the EWD department.
  • Diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Ability to:
  • Plan, direct, and manage the activities and operations of economic development, workforce development, contract, and community education.
  • Analyze problems, determine effective solutions, and take independent action for successful results.
  • Develop, prepare, formulate, and implement budgets and special programs.
  • Prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive written and oral reports.
  • Learn, interpret, and successfully apply district policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Organize, direct, and formally evaluate the work of others.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Participate and represent the District in activities with professional associations and accrediting agencies.
  • Find and participate in leadership and professional development activities.
  • Ensure the District meets all program viability requirements and program standards of the California Community College System Workforce Division.
  • Provide active, creative leadership for the workforce development division's participation in the District's planning processes; prepare and implement an effective annual plan supporting the mission, vision, values, goals, and objectives of the District.
  • Facilitate and support team activities and teamwork within the division.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior, loyalty, honesty, and integrity with all colleagues.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with the Associate Vice President, President, and other principal administrators in the District.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others, including those from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds.
  • Work independently with little or no supervision.

Education Required:

  • Master's Degree from an accredited institution in Business or related field or the equivalent.
Experience Required:
  • Two years' experience managing an economic development program or related department.
  • Demonstrated success adopting an entrepreneurial approach to leading a work unit.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

Additional Information

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)

Attention Applicants:
  • 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.
  • Interviews may be by Zoom.
  • 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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