Prison and Reentry Education Program (PREP) Director (VII)
Folsom Lake College
Prison and Reentry Education Program (PREP) Director (VII)
Job Posting Number: AE00118P
Salary: $92,221 annually. LRCCD Salary Schedules
Additional Salary Information Additional stipend for an earned doctorate from an accredited university.
Closing Date: 06/11/2018
Complete job description and application available online at: https://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/7366
Under the general direction of the Dean of Career and Technical Education at Folsom
Lake College (where the position will reside), the Prison and Reentry Education Program (PREP) Director will establish a district process that prepares incarcerated and reentry students for employment upon release. The PREP Director will facilitate collaboration among the Los Rios colleges and prison personnel to increase the number of CTE courses and programs offered to inmates and incarcerated youth. The PREP Director will work with CTE leadership at American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake, and Sacramento City Colleges.
In addition, the PREP Director will identify barriers and advocate remedies in student enrollment and progress, as well as develop, implement, and evaluate sustainable and scalable practices. The PREP Director will also support the establishment of re-entry programs at each college campus integrating existing wrap-around student services.
This position is supported by Strong Workforce Program funding. The position requires additional background clearances to gain entry into facilities/settings.
Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:
● Collaborating with college and district research departments to identify trends and make suggestions for improved enrollment/persistence/completion.
● Monitoring achievement of educational goals including: achieving course success rates similar to or higher than those of native students; achieving persistence rates similar to or higher than those of native students; timely completion of program awards; reduced sentence terms through achievement of educational milestones; matriculation of students at Los Rios colleges upon release; and reduced recidivism.
● Working flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, when necessary.
● Performing other duties as assigned.
● Developing district processes for inmate enrollment (Steps to Success), financial aid (Promise Fee waiver), and transcript/petition to graduate requests.
● Establishing a memorandum of understanding with each partner, detailing the college and correctional facility responsibilities.
● Facilitating collaboration with college deans and associate vice presidents to determine which colleges shall provide instruction in fields for which more than one college houses a program.
● Coordinating professional development and training for faculty to safely and effectively teach in each setting.
● Managing required setting clearances for college personnel.
● Developing a faculty and college resource manual.
● Identifying barriers and advocating for remedies in student enrollment and progress.
● Developing, implementing, and evaluating sustainable and scalable practices.
● Representing and communicating District interests at statewide Inmate Education Consortium meetings.
● Collaborating with colleges’ Career and Technical Education (CTE) Leadership representatives, instructional deans and department chairs to implement programs geared toward improving incarcerated and re-entry students’ ability to find employment upon release.
● Working with California Prison Industry Authority and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to identify students to enroll in the college programs.
● Coordinating with instructional deans and department chairs to determine course schedules.
● Supporting college staff to manage student enrollments.
● Partnering with instructional deans to recruit faculty for instruction.
● Working with colleges’ student services professionals to identify and provide wrap-around services to incarcerated students.
● Coordinating with college outreach and articulation coordinators to develop course-to-course articulations.
Prison, Youth Detention, and Probation/Parole Coordination:
● Assisting institutions in recruitment of students.
● Partnering with designated prison staff to provide services to students.
● Meeting regularly with designated prison staff.
● Organizing meetings for faculty, instructional deans, and related college personnel with prison staff.
● Collaborating with the prison to develop and schedule program commencement ceremonies.
● Supporting the establishment of re-entry programs for each college campus, integrating existing wrap-around student services.
● Working with California State University Sacramento (CSUS) Project Rebound, referring prepared students to their program, and matriculating re-entry students unprepared for CSUS to Los Rios colleges for remediation.
The administrative assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and/or off campus work and/or hours.
1. Have a master’s degree* from an accredited institution, completed by July 15, 2018, in any discipline.
2. Two years of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.
3. Have 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.
*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 on our website at https://jobs.losrios.edu/; select “Los Rios Jobs”, then “Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators”.
The Los Rios Community College District is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, political affiliation or belief, or marital status.