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Shasta College
  • Position Number: 4588956
  • Location: Redding, CA
  • Position Type: Career Counseling and Placement
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.

To organize, direct, coordinate, and supervise the day-to-day activities and operations of the CAREER SERVICES & CAREER CAFE program. Employees in this role demonstrate expertise in managing grants as well as working with diverse populations of students and employers. This classification receives minimal supervision within a framework of standard policies and procedures. This job class exercises responsibility for directing and administering the program, including supervising personnel. This job class functions at a full supervisory level, is overtime exempt, and requires organizational, problem solving, decision making, and budgetary skills.

CLASSIFICATION: Range 20 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 Dean 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:

  • Organizes, coordinates, directs, and supervises the activities and operations of the CAREER SERVICES, CAREER CAFÉ, and LAEP program.
  • Reads, interprets, and applies policies, laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the CAREER SERVICES, CAREER CAFÉ, and LAEP program.
  • Completes and submits all required state, federal, and college reports related to the CAREER SERVICES, CAREER CAFÉ, and LAEP program.
  • Plans and prepares the annual budget within the prescribed guidelines.
  • Hires, supervises, assigns, and evaluates the work of staff.
  • Writes annual project and directs administration of grant funding.
  • Promotes, publishes and disseminates information about the CAREER SERVICES, CAREER CAFÉ, and LAEP program.
  • Develops maintains records necessary for operating the CAREER SERVICES, CAREER CAFÉ, and LAEP program.
  • Collaborates regionally to develop effective partnerships with employees, regional consortium, partner community colleges, and liaison with community agencies, local business and industry.
  • Plans, develops, analyzes, critiques, and evaluates computerized applications and record keeping systems.
  • Proposes and implements policies within prescribed guidelines.
  • Provides staff training and development.
  • Determines program requirements and procedures.
  • Performs other related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required
Knowledge of:
  • Principles, procedures, objectives, and practices related to worksite learning, learn and earn, internship, and job placement of students.
  • Federal and state regulations for employment.
  • Support service needs students.
  • Community organizations engaged in job placement and workforce development.
  • Budget management and grant application practices.
  • Records management and filing systems.
  • Basic principles of supervision, including evaluation and professional growth.
  • Policies and practices associated with program promotion and planning.
Ability to:
  • Direct and administer a program.
  • Learn and comply with a variety of regulations pertaining to administration of the program.
  • Effectively plan, organize and schedule work activities.
  • Hire, evaluate, and supervise program personnel.
  • Learn, interpret, and successfully apply district policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with on-campus staff, local agencies, high schools, and junior high school personnel.
  • Quickly identify problem situations or areas; analyze probable causes and take appropriate action.
  • Communicate tactfully and effectively in both oral and written forms.
  • Exercise tact, diplomacy, and good judgment.
  • Develop, prepare, and administer program budget.
  • Set priorities and meet commitments.
  • Interact and relate effectively with students from low income, first generation, incarcerated and formerly incarcerated, and disabled student populations.

Education/Experience Required:
  • Combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities:
  • Bachelor's degree in education, business, psychology, social services, or the equivalent.
  • Experience coordinating or managing a program or department.
  • Experience supervising, directing, and evaluating the work of subordinates.
  • Sensitivity toward the diverse student population served; preference given to candidates with experience working with culturally diverse and incarcerated and formerly incarcerated populations.
  • Experience in higher education organizing and supervising a grant funded project is desirable.
  • 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.

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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