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Riverside Community College District
  • Position Number: 1030663
  • Location: Riverside, CA
  • Position Type: Education - Instructional Technology & Design

Position Title:
Director, Academic Support (Riverside City College)

Application Deadline

Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed below by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.

Academic Support (R)

Position Type:
Academic Management


Physical location of the position:

Employment Type:

Position Length:

Salary Range:
Grade V

Salary Amount:
$106,520 - $129,685

Salary Type:

Is this position categorically (grant) funded?

Department Specific Needs:
Creating and managing budgets from multiple funding sources
Assist in the administration of summer bridge programs

Under the supervision of the area administrator, the Director is responsible for the quality and administration of academic support programs. Ensures that the supplemental instructional and tutorial activities address the current and future needs of the students. Coordinates and facilitates the development and implementation of redesigned and articulated curriculum in basic skills, occupational programs and in assigned disciplines. Coordinates the academic support activities for summer programs. Serves as the administrator responsible for all the operational activities of the Student Success Center. Facilitates campus-wide training and certification of tutors and other instructional support staff.

Supervises and assists in the evaluation of all the classified staff and student workers affiliated with the Student Success Center.

Possession of a Masters' degree in Educational Administration, Organizational Leadership, Counseling, or a related field, from an accredited institution, is required.

Three years or more of formal training or leadership experience reasonably related to this assignment. Demonstrable success in the supervision of academic programs or like programming.

- Instructional methodologies;
- District policies and procedures;
- Current management practices;
- Budget processes.

- Communicate effectively, orally and in writing;
- Manage and motivate staff;
- Work collaboratively with others;
- Administer an academic department/program;
- Interact effectively with a variety of college constituents, students, faculty, administrators, staff and the wider community.

Candidate must demonstrate clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff, and the community.

College President, Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors, Program Managers, co-workers, departmental and discipline faculty and staff, non-academic departments, students, vendors and community-based organizations.

Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Must be able to traverse the campus for meeting purposes. Extensive periods of sitting. Will require occasional travel.

Employee works in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Collaborates with the English and Mathematic departments in the development, implementation and improvement of basic skills in the area of support services and delivery models.
2. Works with the various disciplines to determine and develop academic support tools and strategies that are discipline specific.
3. Provides administrative support for the development and implementation of college initiatives to address increased success of students in basic skills courses, occupational programs and transfer programs.
4. Develops a standardized and streamlined academic support services by ensuring that tutors and supplemental instructors are trained and certified.
5. In close collaboration with Institutional Research and Information Technology services, ensures that all the academic support services are adequately tracked and assessed.
6. In close collaboration with the Instructional Media Center and Information Technology services ensures that all the technology related services of the Student Success Center are properly maintained and updated.
7. Advises the area administrator in matters of budgeting, planning and coordinating the academic support programs of the college.
8. Spearheads assessment and program evaluations for the areas of academic support services.
9. Provides leadership to faculty, staff and students in communicating current ideas, research and practices in the area of integrated academic support.
10. Supervises and participates in the process of the evaluation of classified staff of the center.
11. Provides management support for grants related to operations of the Center.
12. Remains current on ideas, research and practices pertaining to the areas of responsibility.
13. Represents the institution at local, regional, state, and federal activities that promote basic skills, occupational and transfer programs.
14. Performs other duties, related to the position, as assigned.


This is an Academic Management position with twelve-month contracts. Paid vacation, 22 days annually; and paid accruable sick leave, 12 days annually. A pro-rata reduction will be made for employees working less than full-time and less than 12 months. The District provides a health and welfare benefit package for employees and legal qualifying dependents.

The work location and assignment within a job classification is determined by the District and may be subject to change.

All offers of employment will be contingent upon the availability of funds and approval by the Board of Trustees.

The Riverside Community College District is an equal opportunity employer and recognizes the need to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities. For more information, contact (951) 222-8039.

The Riverside Community College District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law. This holds true for all District employment opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX Officer/Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Harassment of any employee/student with regard to ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law, is strictly prohibited. The Title IX Officer, Section 504/ADA Coordinator for the District is Ms. Lorraine Jones, located at 3801 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501. Telephone Number is: (951) 222-8039.

Required Applicant Documents:
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Masters or Equivalent Transcript

Effective Employment Date:
September 2017

Application Deadline:

Special Comments:

* Only electronic, on-line applications are accepted. All supporting materials, required or optional, must also be in electronic formats and attached to the electronic, on-line application when applying. Supporting materials are only accepted as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word files and must be less than 2 MB in size.

* An application will not be considered complete unless all Required Documents are electronically attached to the application by the Application Deadline date. An incomplete file may subject the candidate to disqualification.

* Paper applications and supporting materials WILL NOT be accepted!

* Letters of reference must be non-confidential and submitted electronically when applying on-line.

* Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed above by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.

* The Riverside Community College District does not require testing at the initial application filing period. As you progress through the selection process, you may be required to perform a job-related test based on the needs of the work area for which you are being considered.

* The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact Diversity and Human Resources at (951) 222-8595 for assistance.

Application Types Accepted:
Classified/Management/Confidential Application


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