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Dean of Business and Computer Science

Job Description

Job Posting Title

Dean of Business and Computer Science


Los Rios Community College District (Cosumnes River College)

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The Institution

Cosumnes River College (CRC) values diversity, focuses on creativity and personal enrichment, and empowers students to reach their full potential as informed and productive members of the community. CRC is a leader in innovative ideas and sustainable values. One of the four colleges of the Los Rios Community College District, Cosumnes River College seeks candidates who are knowledgeable about the impact of implicit bias in teaching and learning, and who implement culturally responsive teaching techniques and effective practices for engaging students.

Serving south Sacramento County and Elk Grove since 1970, CRC’s main campus and its Elk Grove center provide a dynamic learning environment for more than 14,000ethnically and racially diverse students. One of the top ten most diverse two-year public colleges in the nation (noted in the Almanac of Higher Education, Fall 2015), CRC is a student-centered, open-access community college dedicated to preparing students for an ever-changing future.

Our Strengths
CRC awards Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, Associate degrees for Transfer, Career Education certificates, and transfer credit for students who intend to continue their education at a four-year college or university. Our 200+ programs include automotive technology, radio, television and film, allied health, veterinary technology, and architecture and design technology, among others.

With a focus on improving completion outcomes for all students, programs like the Puente Project, Umoja DIOP Scholars, and Native American Higher Ed Resources, look to increase the number of Latinx, African-American, and Native American students who complete a degree, certificate and/or transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Student support services and programs including CARE, EOPS, Enriched Scholars, and First-Year Experience enhance the ability of all students to complete college. CRC is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI).

Our Vision
CRC strives to be an exemplary and innovative community college that empowers students and employees to strengthen the cultural, social, economic, and environmental well-being of their communities.

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President of Instruction and StudentLearning, and Associate Vice President of Instruction, Economic & Workforce Development, and in close cooperation with the Vice President of Instruction and Student Learning, the Dean of Business and Computer Science facilitates and promotes effective student learning in the Business and Computer Science area through integrated curriculum, the use of technology, alternative learning environments, and distance learning. The Dean supports in the Business and Computer Science (BCS) area a climate which promotes collegiality, innovation, understanding of the value of diversity in the community college, and improve services to students; cooperates with area staff and other managers to develop processes which are supportive of student success. The Dean also works with other colleges and sites in the District to review, implement, and coordinate the District and college Strategic Plans in coordination with college planning. In addition, the Dean promotes effective student learning in a multi-college environment, as well as providing administrative and fiscal oversight for the Cosumnes River College Child Development Center activities. The academic departments currently supervised by the Dean of Business and Computer Science are: Business, Business Technology, Computer Information Science, Accounting, Economics, Real Estate, Management, and Marketing.

Assignment Responsibilities

Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing leadership in the Business and Computer Science area for innovative student learning, for the assurance of student success and for the continued evaluation and improvement of the area instructional programs.
  • Performing duties in the administration and supervision of the instructional areas.
  • Promoting, organizing, and overseeing assessment of student learning outcomes for systematic and continuous quality improvement.
  • Promoting staff development and supporting a climate which that fosters innovation and academic excellence.
  • Promoting a collegial atmosphere within Business and Family Science and throughout the college.
  • Developing instructor assignments and class schedules to meet student needs.
  • Assuming leadership and responsibility for faculty and staff evaluation and development in the instructional areas.
  • Assuming leadership and responsibility for curriculum development and evaluation in the instructional areas.
  • Developing area budget recommendations and facilities utilization plans.
  • Administering day, extended day, weekend, and summer offerings in the instructional area.
  • Coordinating the activities of the faculty and staff in the instructional areas.
  • Supporting and facilitating the Student Success Teams in the BCS area.
  • Supporting equity and cultural competency.
  • Supporting and participating in the college accreditation process.
  • Working with the District staff in all areas of responsibility.
  • Serving as a member of the Cosumnes River College management staff to assist in coordinating all campus activities.
  • Attending and serving on assigned college and District committees.
  • Assisting in the articulation of area programs with other institutions and in the development of partnerships with external agencies.
  • Employing techniques such as interest-based conflict resolution and other appropriate strategies to resolve disputes and enhance communication and cooperation among the college and District members.
  • Supporting and facilitating advisory committees of the career and technical education programs in the Business and Computer Science area.
  • Working flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, when necessary.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Work Year

12 month

Work Schedule

The assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and/or off-campus hours.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Have a master’s degree from an accredited institution. All degrees must be from an accredited institution completed by June 30, 2023.
  2. Have one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.
  3. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and 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; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

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 at the California Community Colleges website then “Minimum Qualifications Handbook”.

Application Instructions

Applicants applying to this position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:
  1. Los Rios Community College District Administrative Application
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letter of Interest
  4. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work
  • Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified.
  • Applicants indicating “see resume” on the application will not have that referenced experience considered for minimum qualifications, which may lead to the application being disqualified.
  • Applicants, including current Los Rios Community College District employees, are required to provide official transcripts, if required to meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
  • Applicants are required to submit official transcripts within 60 days of the time of hire.
  • Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as official transcripts.
  • Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees, and other relevant documents.
  • A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
  • Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. For additional information on foreign transcript evaluations click here.

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.


$151,276 - $163,746 per year. LRCCD Salary Schedules

Additional Salary Information

Additional stipend for an earned doctorate from an accredited university.

Posting Date


Closing Date


Open Continuously


Beginning and/or Ending Dates

Full-time, Educational Administrative Position
Beginning on (or About) July 1, 2023.

How and where to apply

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 during regular business hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday.

After hour inquiries should be emailed to HR@losrios.edu. Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m., of the posting closing date.


Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.

For the latest information on the COVID Vaccine mandate, please visit the COVID Vaccine Requirements informational page.

Contingent on funding and eligibility, successful candidates selected for a face-to-face interview may be eligible to apply for partial reimbursement of travel expenses. For candidate travel reimbursement information, click here.

Administrative positions may be subject to the District’s Conflict of Interest Code, and a statement of economic interest is required within thirty (30) days following appointment to the position. Management/Executive positions are exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.



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