(Full-time) Director of Tutoring and Learning Centers (Categorically Funded)
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.
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
The Director of Tutoring and Learning Centers organizes, directs, coordinates, and supervises the District's Redding Main campus learning centers and provides advisement for other District learning assistance services as needed. The Director provides administrative support for related initiatives and projects. Employees in this classification direct, supervise, and formally evaluate the work of others and exercise responsibility for the successful provision and supervision of the learning centers. This is an educational administrator position, which requires specialized knowledge in the area of best practices in learning assistance. Employees in this classification receive minimal supervision within a broad framework of policies and procedures.
CLASSIFICATION: Range 30 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: Dean of Learning Pathways 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 Educational position with a default CalSTRS retirement.
Employees have the option to contribute to:
- Organizes, directs, coordinates, and supervises the District's Redding Main campus Tutoring and Learning Centers, services, goals, and objectives. This includes providing advisement as needed to other District learning assistance services.
- Provides administrative support for related initiatives and projects such as directed learning activities, basic skills initiatives, supplemental instruction, and student success projects.
- Collaborate with Tutoring and Learning Center coordinators and Dean of Pathways and Learning Support to hire, interview, schedule, and evaluate learning assistance personnel.
- Evaluates effectiveness of programs and services and establishes Tutoring and Learning Center policies and procedures.
- Manages fiscal resources, including the development, implementation, maintenance, and reporting for all requirements of state/federal contracts and other funding sources.
- Select, assign, train, supervise, evaluate, counsel, and discipline direct reporting staff performance; plan, coordinate, and provide appropriate training for department personnel.
- Coordinates, schedules, and provides, as necessary, in-service training of learning center personnel.
- Coordinates program activities with applicable Instructional and Tutoring and Learning Center staff.
- Oversees purchasing of Tutoring and Learning Center materials and supplies; ensures maintenance of the supply and equipment inventory.
- Attends various meetings, conferences, and workshops (i.e. ACLA, Strengthening Student Success, etc.) to maintain currency in best practices and trends in learning assistance.
- Monitors and evaluates Tutoring and Learning Center operations and activities for educational effectiveness and operational efficiency; conducts related surveys.
- Develops effective tools for recording frequency and quality of learning assistance support.
- Supports the goals of institutional equity and student success plans.
- Participates in the development and implementation of services, practices, rules, policies, and procedures to enhance educational effectiveness and operational efficiency of the Tutoring and Learning Centers.
- Coordinates responses to emergency situations and student behavior concerns.
- Supports the division Dean in cooperating with campus community groups to provide programs, courses, and information relevant to the needs of students and various programs.
- Establishes professional relationships and communicates timely and effectively with administrators, District personnel, and outside organizations to exchange information, coordinate and promote activities and programs, and resolve issues and concerns.
- Represents the Tutoring and Learning Centers on District-wide committees and workgroups as requested.
- Oversee maintenance of the District's Tutoring and Learning Center webpages.
- Performs other related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required.
- Organization and supervision of Tutoring and Learning Center operations and activities including learning assistance and computer services.
- General curriculum interpretation and application in the Tutoring and Learning Center.
- Tutoring and Learning Center and related District organization, operations, policies, and objectives.
- Tutoring and Learning Center practices, procedures, and terminology.
- District and State regulations, standards, and requirements impacting Tutoring and Learning Center operations.
- Instructional materials, tutoring functions, and technology used in college learning centers.
- Inventory control practices and procedures.
- Business and educational software applications 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.
- Effective oral and written communication techniques.
- Proper budget development, implementation, and control procedures.
- Interpersonal communication skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
- Record-keeping and report preparation techniques.
- Diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
- Plan, direct, and manage the activities and operations of the Tutoring and Learning Centers.
- Learn, interpret, explain and successfully apply District policies, procedures, rules, program provisions, laws, regulations, and requirements.
- Organize, direct, and formally evaluate the work of others.
- Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
- Exercise tact, diplomacy, and good judgment in dealing with staff, students, and parents.
- Exercise initiative to promote the objectives, goals, and benefits of the Tutoring and Learning Centers and related projects.
- Analyze problems, determine effective solutions, and take independent action for successful results.
- Research and analyze information and data, make recommendations, and prepare and present clear and concise reports.
- Operate standard office equipment including computers and applicable software programs such as Microsoft Office programs and digital tools such as SARS and Canvas.
- Develop, prepare, and administer budgets and special programs.
- Establish, organize, and maintain files and records and maintain confidentiality of records.
- Provide guidance and direction in crisis intervention and emergency situations.
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships others, including those from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds.
- Innovate and adapt learning assistance programs to meet student and faculty needs.
- Work independently with little or no supervision.
- Master degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university in student services, human services, or a related field and/or discipline.
- One year of experience in an instructional/leadership capacity or as a director in a learning center.
- One year of experience in supervising, directing, and evaluating the work of staff.
- One year of experience working effectively with diverse populations.
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.
- Interviews are held on campus. No Skype or Phone Interviews.
- 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.