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Shasta College
  • Position Number: 5116056
  • Location: Redding, CA
  • Position Type: Administrative Vice Presidents
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. The main campus is located in the city of Redding, population 90,000. The area is characterized by excellent schools with high graduation rates, low traffic, and low housing prices (Zillow average $393,000 vs. California state average of $770,000).

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.

The Director of Employer Partnership (DEP) will work to accomplish three main goals: 1) increase work-based learning opportunities for students, 2) increase job placements of program completers, and 3) improve responsiveness to employers.

The DEP will proactively recruit and connect employers to their local community colleges to partner on workforce development and job placement to respond to employer needs. Working directly with employers, the DEP will create opportunities for job shadows, classroom presentations, internships, and apprenticeships; convene advisory boards to promote industry- requested program development; market the colleges' career education programs and help employers connect with key campus stakeholders; case manage program graduates to ensure job placement; work with employer human resources departments to determine upcoming job openings; streamline processes for employer engagement with community college students and career education personnel;

The DEP will work with the other DEPs in the North Far North region to share best practices, provide sector specific expertise when requested, collaborate on projects, seek technology solutions that create work efficiencies and market programs; and leverage resources to scale projects that contribute to accomplishment of the three main goals.

The DEP will work with other Key Talent in the North Far North including K-14 technical assistance providers, K-12 Pathway Coordinators, Guided Pathways Coordinators, and the Center of Excellence to accomplish the three main goals. The DEP will also work with key constituents from the Coordinating Council to respond to workforce training needs, increase students' opportunities for employer engagement and learning and reduce local unemployment.

The successful candidate for the DEP position will demonstrate knowledge, skills, and
abilities in growth mindset, relationship building, project management, industry experience, communication facilitation, grant workplan writing and execution, and outcomes orientation.

The DEP will demonstrate cultural competence in working with a wide diversity of employers, faculty, staff and students of the North Far North (Region A).

This is a classified administrative, overtime exempt position.

CLASSIFICATION: Range 35 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: Associate Vice President of Economic & Workforce Development 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 classified administrator position with a default CalPERS retirement.

Employees have the option to contribute to:
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
  • Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts

In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
  • Disability Income Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident Only Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance

For more information regarding Employment and Benefit Policies, please view the Administrative Agreement - Appendix A.

Typical Duties, Knowledge and Ability

Essential Functions:

Increase Work-based Learning Opportunities
  • Develop a strategic workplan with specific objectives and measurable outcomes related to increasing work-based learning experiences for community college students.
  • Recruit employers to provide paid internships and jobs, especially for disproportionately impacted (DI) communities.
  • Recruit employers for work-based learning activities, such as tours, classroom presentations and classroom activities; connect these resources to faculty.
Increase Job Placement
  • Develop a strategic workplan with specific objectives and measurable outcomes related to job placement in careers aligned with existing and/or developing community college programs.
  • Create marketing material for CTE program areas for employers and recruitment of students.
  • Refer and support employers to post jobs on college job search platforms (i.e. Handshake, College Central, etc.)
  • Connect with career centers and faculty to recruit students to apply for the positions with a focus on DI populations
  • Work directly with career center employees to develop and grow employer engagement on campus.
  • Assist career center staff with career fair and other activities hosting employer activities on campus or off campus.
  • Work with college faculty and administration to identify upcoming program graduates and aligned local job openings.
  • Leverage resources to participate in case managing program graduates to ensure seamless job placement.
  • Connect with employers during and after the internships/jobs to address issues and identify areas for improvement.
  • Follow up with employers to track the number of internships/jobs filled by community college students.
Improve Responsiveness to Employers
  • Develop a strategic workplan with specific objectives and measurable outcomes related to improving employer responsiveness in relationship to program development and talent recruitment.
  • Be responsive to employers through developing and/or supporting contract education, apprenticeship programs, incumbent work training, and advisory committee formation among other methods.
  • Track outcomes of work-based learning provided, job placement, and responsiveness to employers and provide monthly progress/status reports to the consortium.
Knowledge of:
  • Planning and coordinating the day-to-day activities of assigned projects.
  • Policies, objectives, and goals of assigned project, including practices for promoting programs.
  • Developing and delivering presentations on projects in a variety of formats, including conducting workshops.
  • Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures related to the DEP assignment.
  • Budget monitoring and control.
  • Grant coordination and monitoring.
  • Computer, software programs, and other technology routinely used in public education administration.
Ability to:
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others, including those from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds.
  • Effectively develop work plans and manage large complex projects.
  • Implement project policies and guidelines.
  • Provide project reporting and accountability.
  • Prepare comprehensive project reports and reviews.
  • Establish and monitor project budgets.
  • Interpret, apply and explain rules, State and Federal regulations, and District policies and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Meet schedules and established timelines.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Present technical information to a wide range of audiences and stakeholders effectively.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Learn, interpret, and successfully apply District policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Analyze problems, determine effective solutions, and take independent action to achieve desired results.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Maintain a busy travel schedule in order to meet stakeholders around the region.


Education Required:
  • Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university
Experience Required:
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience, formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students, as well as staff members and students with physical and/or learning disabilities.
  • Hold a valid driver's license maintained throughout the duration of employment with the District. Travel is required.

Additional Information

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)

Attention Applicants:
  • 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 may be by Zoom.
  • 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.

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