Sierra College — Executive Dean, Student Equity and Completion

Executive Dean, Student Equity and Completion 

FINAL FILING DATE: 11/30/2020 

Salary Info: $140,427.10 – $158,051.93 


Sierra College is an award-winning community college located near Sacramento, California where a heavy emphasis is placed on academic excellence, equity-mindedness and student success. 

Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the evolving needs of the students and communities it serves. 

The Sierra Community College District serves over 18,000 students at our main Rocklin campus, as well as our three centers located in Grass Valley, Tahoe-Truckee, and Roseville. 


  • The Executive Dean, Student Equity and Completion is responsible for ensuring that areas of oversight afford an inclusive educational environment, focused on equitable outcomes for all. 
  • This position will serve as the dynamic and innovative leader for the college’s equity and completion efforts; establish a shared vision for providing systemic access, support and opportunities to underrepresented and underserved student populations; and promote a culture of inclusion and belonging. 
  • To ensure that equity and student completion is fully integrated in the college’s transformational redesign efforts under the Guided Pathways framework, this position works in partnership with the Executive Dean of Student Success. The position will also work in close collaboration with other campus and community stakeholders and committees to determine and apply measures of success by which to close, and ultimately eliminate, the college’s equity gaps. 
  • The position reports to the Vice President of Instruction and the Vice President of Student Services. 
  • To see the full scope of duties and responsibilities, please click here. 


Minimum: A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in any related field and (1) year of experience related to the duties of the position. 

Preferred: Any additional combination of three or more years of experience in student equity, instruction and/or student services program administration or coordination; documentable evidence of negotiation skills and ability to work with a wide range of constituencies. 

Please note that any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. 


  • 2019 Wonderful Workplace award at the annual Rocklin Chamber Business Excellence Awards 
  • One of Aspen Institute’s Top 150 Community Colleges in the nation
  • The Accrediting Commission recognized Sierra “for its exemplary practice of providing personnel with opportunities for continued professional development in order to meet its mission.” This includes providing students and employees with a robust set of programs, events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our students, etc. 
  • State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) OR Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS) 
  • 17 paid holidays and 22 paid vacation days per year • Competitive benefits package 


Currently, Sierra College enrolls 18,300 students per term, where approximately: 

  • 21% of Sierra College’s students are Latino/a/x, 
  • 3% African American, 
  • 3% Filipino, 
  • 6% Asian-American, 
  • 1% Native American, 
  • 1% Pacific Islander, 
  • 7% multiracial, 
  • 57% White

Sierra College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to non- discrimination and the achievement of diversity and equity among its faculty, staff and students. 

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