Program Director, Health and Social Services (Rocklin Campus) 1920-16

Sierra College

Rocklin , CA

ID: 7062183
Posted: November 6, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Sierra College is seeking a full-time Program Director, Health and Social Services in the Student Services Division. Sierra College is a Community College located near Sacramento, California where a heavy emphasis is placed on academic excellence and student success. Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the evolving needs of the students and communities that it serves. The Sierra Community College District covers more than 3,200 square miles and serves the Northern California foothill counties of Placer and Nevada, as well as parts of El Dorado and Sacramento. We serve over 18,000 students throughout the region in both on-ground and online courses, including students at our main Rocklin Campus as well as at three centers located in Grass Valley, Tahoe/Truckee, and Roseville.

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. A strong candidate for this position must demonstrate a profound understanding of and experience with successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds. This includes persons with disabilities, various gender identities and sexual orientations, as well as individuals from historically underrepresented communities and other groups. Our District is committed to providing strategies for success and proactive student-centered practices and policies focused on eliminating equity gaps to ensure the District provides an inclusive educational and employment environment focused on strategies for success and equitable outcomes for all.

As an institution, Sierra College is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, learner-centered practices and policies that fully engage the college community. The ideal candidate will share the College’s commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students succeed in their degree and career objectives. Currently, Sierra College enrolls 18,300 students per term: 26% of Sierra College’s students are Latinx, 3% are African-American, 2% are Filipino, 5% are Asian-American, 1% are Native American, 6% are multiracial and 57% are White. As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Sierra College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our students.

Sierra College has committed to foundationally re-engineer its programs and services and eliminate equity and achievement gaps using the Guided Pathways framework. Under administrative direction of the assigned dean, this position provides leadership and operational direction for the District’s Health Centers and coordinates with regional social services agencies and health care providers to provide students on-campus access to community resources. This position also leads the district’s Behavioral Intervention Team and works closely with the Title IX Coordinator to ensure appropriate response and support for students. The position establishes and reviews internal policies and procedures ensuring compliance with applicable local, regional, state and federal laws and regulations.


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