Description Under general administrative direction of the Dean of Sciences and Math, plans, directs, manages, oversees and provides leadership for Sierra College Natural History Museum. This position will also be responsible for establishing connections with the community via public outreach, through the coordination, marketing, event planning and general facilitation of museum tours, and lectures, including teacher-training activities. The position is also responsible for the general management of the on campus nature preserve and arboreta and plays an active role in the development of an endowment fund to address long-term funding needs.
Examples Of Functions and Tasks REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Conduct fundraising activities/duties for the Sierra College Natural History Museum. These activities may include: identifying potential donors, soliciting for donations, hosting of donor events, maintenance of the membership program for the Museum, identification and solicitation of sponsors for Museum events and/or displays, and any additional campaigns or items deigned to build the endowment for the Museum.
Identify and apply for grants (one-time or sustainable) that can be used to build the endowment for the Museum, or that can be used to perform other currently performed activities within the Museum which would allow the Museum to redirect funds otherwise spent on these activities towards the endowment.
Participates in the preparation and administration of the Museum budget; submits budget recommendations; monitors expenditures.
Act as the public face of the Museum. These activities may include giving presentations about the Museum in the community and conducting radio, TV or other media interviews designed to promote the Museum.
Act as a liaison between the Sierra College Natural History Museum Committee, the Sierra College Natural History Museum Guild, Sierra College Administration, and the Sierra College Foundation.
Participates in the development of goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures; makes recommendations for changes and improvements to existing standards, policies, and procedures; participates in the implementation of approved policies and procedures; monitors work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures.
Conduct Community Events (such as Dinosaur Day: Science Fest or donor events) in consultation with the Museum Committee.
Coordinate the volunteer program for the Museum, including the development and teaching of a docent-training program.
Oversee volunteers and interns with the Museum.
Provide updates to various museum committees the status of ongoing activities.
Attends and participates in professional group meetings/conferences; maintains awareness of new trends and developments; incorporates new developments as appropriate.
Performs related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
Operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive museum administration program.
Advanced principles and practices of program development and administration.
Principles and applications of general facilities management.
Principles and practices of public agency budget preparation and administration.
Grant applications and the facilitation of fundraising campaigns
Marketing concepts, principles, and techniques.
Methods and techniques of public relations.
Methods and techniques of facilitating small group processes for resolving problems and optimizing actions with diverse groups.
Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
Principles of business letter writing and complex report preparation.
Cultural competency and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of students and staff in higher education.
Manage and direct a comprehensive museum program for a college or other related public service agency.
Develop and administer departmental goals, objectives, and procedures.
Analyze and assess programs, policies, and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments.
Identify and respond to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns, and needs.
Speak in public and make presentations to small and large groups.
Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of others.
Delegate authority and responsibility.
Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques.
Represent the District and form partnerships with external agency/organization representatives, District constituents, and the general public.
Work cooperatively with other departments, District officials, and outside agencies.
Respond tactfully, clearly, concisely, and appropriately to inquiries from the public, District staff, or other agencies on sensitive issues in area of responsibility.
Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports.
Prepare and administer large and complex budgets.
Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
Interpret and apply applicable federal, state, and local policies, laws, and regulations.
Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.
Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education/Training: Masters of Arts or Sciences in a Scientific field, such as, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Earth Sciences, Museum Sciences or another scientific field.
Experience: 3-5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience with either a museum or non-profit organization or in the position of a Museum Director.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents; and to operate assigned equipment.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
Supplemental Information WHY SIERRA?
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.
Public Employee's Retirement System (PERS)
17 paid holidays (including extended time off during the winter break)
12 accrued paid vacation days per year (vacation accrual increases over time)
Competitive benefits package
Flexible work schedules may be available
Currently during summers, some employee groups participate in 4x10 schedules
Qualifying Employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (in most cases)
Sierra College is a Community College located near Sacramento, California where a heavy emphasis is placed on academic excellence 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 that it serves. The Sierra Community College District covers more than 3,200 square miles and serves the Northern California foothill counties of Placer and Nevada, as well as parts of El Dorado and Sacramento. We serve over 16,000 students throughout the region in both on-ground and online courses, including students at our main Rocklin Campus as well as at three centers located in Grass Valley, Tahoe/Truckee, and Roseville. Our District prides itself on academic excellence.
Sierra College has a strong commitment to the achievement of equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students and values the rich, diverse backgrounds that make up the campus community. A strong candidate for this position must demonstrate a profound understanding of and experience with successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds. This includes persons with disabilities, various gender identities and sexual orientations, as well as individuals from historically underrepresented communities and other groups. Our District is committed to providing strategies for success and proactive student-centered practices and policies focused on eliminating equity gaps to ensure the District provides an inclusive educational and employment environment focused on strategies for success and equitable outcomes for all.
As an institution, Sierra College is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, learner-centered practices and policies that fully engage the college community. The ideal candidate will share the College's commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students succeed in their degree and career objectives. Currently, Sierra College enrolls 16,500 students per term, where approximately: 24% of Sierra College's students are Latin(o)(a)(x)(e), 3% are African-American, 2% are Filipino, 6% are Asian-American, 7% are multiracial and 55% are White.
The successful candidate will join a College dedicated to the use of culturally responsive strategies and methods that meet the varying needs of our students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community. Sierra College demonstrates its commitment to equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty, and staff. These opportunities include trainings and workshops on equity and inclusion, active Academic Senate standing committees concerned with student success and equity, a Presidential Equity Advisory Committee (PEAC), culturally responsive student engagement centers, support for our undocumented and AB540 students, campus-wide equity summits, a robust set of programs, events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.
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Other terms and conditions of employment are specified in the applicable collective bargaining agreements on file in the District Human Resources Department. Position description of record on file in the Human Resources Department. *Sierra Community College District currently operates campuses in Rocklin, Roseville, Truckee and Grass Valley. In its management of a multi-campus environment, the District reserves right of assignment including the right to change assignment locations and shift assignments based on District need. Although this position may currently reside at the Rocklin campus, the assignment location may be subject to change as needed. Additionally, the district reserves the right to cancel, revise or re-announce this position as well as any and all positions at any time.
EEO/TITLE IX EMPLOYER Sierra College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination and the achievement of diversity and equity among its faculty, staff, and students.
Persons with inquiries about the application of Title IX and/or EEO may contact the Director of Diversity, EEO & Title IX (Title IX Coordinator) at the address below, at (916) 660-7006 or via email at EEOT9@sierracollege.edu.
Persons with questions regarding reasonable accommodation of physical and other disabilities should contact the Sierra College Human Resources Department at (916) 660-7105.
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Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the needs of the communities that it serves.With approximately 125 degree and certificate programs, Sierra College is ranked first in Northern California (Sacramento north) for transfers to 4 year Universities, offers career/technical training, and classes for upgrading job skills. Sierra graduates can be found in businesses and industries throughout the region.Our award-winning faculty members enhance their teaching with research, authorship and industry expertise. We are also recognized nationally for excellence in our athletic programs.