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Management Employment Opportunities

Counseling and Special Programs

Supplemental Questionnaire

Download Management Employment Application


Friday, April 4, 2014
(initial screening date - open until filled)


Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking a dynamic leader with demonstrated management skills to join an outstanding team of faculty, staff and administrators to provide high quality services to our District, our community, and most importantly to our students. This is a regular, full-time educational administrator position.

Under general direction of the Vice President of Student Services/Assistant Superintendent, the Dean has principal administrative responsibility and oversight for the operation and management of the Counseling Department, the Office of School Relations, Articulation, the Career Development and Student Employment Program, the Transfer Center, CalWORKs, EOPS/CARE and the Puente Program at various District locations. The Dean also provides supervision and direction regarding the Districts outreach and recruitment programs, the First Year Experience and related student success initiatives and activities addressing Student Success and Support Program mandates as defined in the Districts Student Success and Support Program plan in the areas of Counseling, Orientation and Follow-Up.

This position is contingent upon funding and Board approval.<>


Required Abilities and Knowledge:

The ability to plan, direct and supervise a wide variety of programs at the same time, including the supervision of staff; relate effectively with a wide diversity of students, faculty, staff and community members; work in an atmosphere of collegial decision-making; demonstrate consensus-building skills; communicate clearly, both orally and in writing; advocate for the Districts programs and services; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population.

The knowledge of community college curriculum and the promotion and development of instructional programs; instructional pedagogy; learning theory and student characteristics; equal opportunity employment practices, hiring and evaluation procedures, local, state, and federal employment regulations; student services programs and best practices; budget processes; collective bargaining practices; legal and regulatory issues related to the California Community Colleges including the applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations governing the delivery and maintenance of services; program review and evaluation processes; breaking down silos.

Preferred Ability/Knowledge:

  • Familiarity with Board of Governors regulations regarding limitations on repeatability of courses
  • Familiarity with the California Education Code

Required Education/Experience:

  • Master's Degree
  • Ability to meet minimum qualifications for current SRJC faculty discipline
  • One year of formal training, or leadership experience reasonably related to this assignment
  • Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Preferred Experience:

  • Previous leadership experience in an academic setting

If you do not possess the minimum qualifications exactly as stated above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at time of application.


Interprets, implements and reviews College/District Board policies in Student Services; participates in educational planning and policy development in conjunction with the other academic deans; initiates goals and objectives consistent with the mission and goals of the District and participates in the planning and program development for the programs assigned to the Counseling and Support Services area; recommends to the Vice President, Student Services/Assistant Superintendent the development of policies and procedures needed to successfully implement goals and objectives; participates in the hiring, supervision and evaluation of faculty, management and classified staff in the area of Counseling and Support Services; develops, prepares, and monitors the budgets of the programs assigned to the Counseling and Support Services area; develops, prepares, and monitors the planning and implementation and evaluation efforts of the programs assigned to the Counseling and Support Services area; maintains appropriate evaluative methodology, statistical reports, and other records to assess accomplishments and define departmental needs; serves on District standing and ad hoc committees as required; encourages a climate of innovation and continuous program improvement and collaboration; develop and monitor program reviews for departments/programs including student learning and program outcomes, assessments, and evaluation of data for the purpose of program improvement; work closely with the Office of Institutional Research in order to assess and evaluate the counseling department and other programs and services; and performs other duties as assigned.


The Dean, Counseling & Special Programs has broad scope in the development, interpretation and implementation of major policies and procedures pertaining to the Student Services areas assigned by the District, including the selection and evaluation of faculty, management and classified staff, preparation of faculty assignments, curriculum development, scheduling of classes and program budget development and monitoring. In addition, the Dean is expected to lead counseling faculty, staff and colleagues toward innovative student success practices and effective student learning outcomes.<>


In order to be given priority consideration for this position, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:

  1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Management Application Form, Personal Data Form and Applicant Notification Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.
    • If applicable, completed Equivalency Form and supporting documents
  2. A statement describing your demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
  3. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the Essential Functions section of this announcement.
  4. Current Resume.
  5. Copies of transcripts of all college level course work. Unofficial copies (both sides) are acceptable, but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring. If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
  6. Completed Supplemental Questionnaire.

(In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)


  • Salary Range: $9,284 - $11,284 per month (2013/14 Management Salary Schedule); maximum initial placement at $10,235 per month (placement within this range is based on assessment of previous experience as documented in application materials). An additional 2% compensation will be added to the base salary for an earned doctorate degree. This position will also be entitled to a $125 per month administrative allowance.

  • Fringe benefits: The District offers a competitive benefit package which includes health & welfare (medical/dental/vision/life/long-term disability) benefits for employees and eligible dependents.

  • Leave/Holiday time: Management employees earn 1 day of sick leave and 1.8333 days of vacation for each month worked. They are also entitled to holidays recognized by the District (14 holidays/year).

  • Housing Assistance: Reduced fees for mortgage loans and real estate services may be available to the candidate selected for this position (contact Human Resources for more information.


Application Materials & Procedures

To download job announcements and application materials, please go to or contact us to be mailed the materials to apply :

Human Resources Department

Santa Rosa Junior College

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1988 Armory Drive

MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

PHONE (707) 527-4954

FAX (707) 527-4967


The office is located in the Button Building on the college campus and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

All documents included in your application file become the property of the college and will not be returned. Your file for this opening will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each opening.

It is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that ALL required materials are in the Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. on the priority filing deadline to be given priority consideration. Applications received after the priority filing deadline will be considered only if the initial priority screening is unsuccessful.

Following the priority filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be forwarded to a screening committee for review. Approximately 15 to 20 days later, we will notify you whether or not you have been chosen for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the Administration, the Classified Staff, the Student Body, and the Board of Trustees.

Although Santa Rosa Junior College does not reimburse candidates for expenses related to the first interview, candidates traveling from out of the area for administrative or full-time faculty positions who are selected as finalists will be offered a travel stipend for their administrative interview(s).

If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources Department.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):

  1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  2. Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
  3. Must be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and
  4. Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).

The Jeanne Clery Annual Security Report, which includes personal safety and crime prevention information, related District policies, and District crime statistics, is available at or paper copies are available upon request from the District Police Department.

Equal Employment Opportunity

SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.