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Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) Adjunct Coordinator
Los Rios Community College District in Sacramento, California
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Date Posted 12/27/2019
Admin-Disability Services
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Information


Job Posting Title Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) Adjunct Coordinator
Location Los Rios Community College District (District Office)
Department Location  
Posting Number F00683P
The Institution

The Los Rios Community College District (LRCCD) is the second largest, two-year public college district in California, serving approximatively 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. The district’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento and El Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano counties and is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges-American River, Cosumnes Rive, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. In addition to each college’s main campus, the district offers educational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, Elk Grove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.

The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart of the Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strong communities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby some of the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country-Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is a great place to live and work!

The district has approximately 6,000 employees through our four colleges and district office in dozens of different departments that support students at our four colleges and provide welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments for Los Rios students, employees and our community partners. Each and every district and college department strives for the highest quality in all programs, services, and activities, and is focused on improving educational outcomes for the students we serve.

Our Vision
Our colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, student success centered education. Our objective is to help our students successfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want to transfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associate’s degree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demand career fields.

Position Summary

General Responsibilities:
The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following: coordination of instructional programs and/or teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in their regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance, including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; and fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full-time faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.

Assignment may include instructing classes, which could result in an Instructional/Coordinator split assignment.

Assignment Responsibilities

Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:
● Providing continuing educational support services to students with disabilities.
● Overseeing Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) planning, activities, evaluation, researching and recommending equipment purchases.
● Coordinating and overseeing operations with staff.
● Promoting campus-wide and community awareness of adaptive technology issues and resources available on-campus to students, staff, and faculty.
● Promoting effective learning through the use of high technology, alternative learning environments and outcome measures of student success.
● Coordinating Learning Disabilities Program.
● Surveying the needs of present and prospective students with disabilities.
● Representing the needs of DSPS students on appropriate college committees, with instructional divisions, and with all student services areas.
● Collecting and processing required data that will assist in the development of appropriate funding reports related to students with disabilities and for program accountability.
● Recruiting, training, and coordinating of DSPS staff.
● Serving as liaison to the Department of Rehabilitation and the State Chancellor’s Office.
● Serving as a member of appropriate campus and community advisory committees.
● Advising and consulting with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Officer and other administrators regarding interpretation and implementation of ADA regulations.
● Developing special curriculum and schedule courses for students with disabilities (i.e., learning disabled and physically disabled) in cooperation with the various divisions of instruction.
● Serving as a resource to faculty to accommodate students’ needs (i.e., equipment, supplies, etc.) and educating faculty about disabilities.
● Assisting the dean and facilities staff with architectural barrier removal planning and review.
● Developing and maintaining close working relationships with instructional areas, outreach centers, feeder high schools, neighboring colleges and community resource agencies.
● Articulating programs with feeder high schools.
● Fostering good high school/college relations.
● Performing other related duties as assigned.

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

Work Year N/A
Work Schedule  
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Special Requirements  
Minimum Qualifications

1. Have a master’s degree from an accredited institution, completed by January 1, 2020 in the Category of Disability, Special Education, Education, Psychology, Educational Psychology or Rehabilitation Counseling; OR, the equivalent*;


15 semester units of upper division or graduate study in the area of developmental disabilities, to include, but not limited to:

● Learning disabilities
● Developmental disabilities
● Deaf and hearing impaired
● Physical disabilities
● Adapted computer technology


Have two (2) years full-time experience or the equivalent within the last four (4) years in one or more of the following fields:

● Instruction or counseling or both in a higher education program for students with disabilities
● Administration of a program for students with disabilities in an institution of higher education
● Teaching, counseling, or administration in secondary education, working predominantly or exclusively in programs for students with disabilities
● Administrative or supervisory experience in industry, government, public agencies, the military, or private social welfare organizations, in which the responsibilities of the position were predominantly or exclusively related to persons with disabilities

2. 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.

● Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation and/or professional experience is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.
● If your degree title differs from the minimum qualifications listed above, you are requested to submit this equivalency statement.

Application Instructions

Applicants applying to this position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:

1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty application
2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (indicating completed or conferred date)
3. Resume
4. Two letters of recommendation (if using Interfolio, please send attachments to HR@losrios.edu)
5. Letter of Interest

● Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” on the online application will be disqualified.

● Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts.

● Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of 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. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

Physical Demands  
Salary Salary placement determined by Los Rios salary schedule procedures.. LRCCD Salary Schedules
Additional Salary Information No additional salary information to note
Posting Detail Information


Posting Date 12/16/2019
Closing Date  
Open Continuously No
Beginning and/or Ending Dates

Part-time, Coordinator Position. Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round for assignments based on college needs.

How and where to apply

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. Application services are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours.

After hours 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 during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.

Quicklink http://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/13655
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