Dean, Special Programs and Services

  • Dean
  • Hayward, Ca
  • August 6, 2021

Website Chabot College

Chabot College

Dean, Special Programs and Services

Job: 2ASP08

Salary:  $133,432 – $158,516/annual

Closing Date: 8/6/2021

Location: Hayward, CA 94545

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Job Summary

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking a Dean of Special Programs and Services for Chabot College in Hayward, California.

The Chabot College Community

Chabot College is committed to educational equity in its academic programs and college services so that students may achieve their personal, educational, and career goals. Our equity work today builds upon a strong history: the Puente and Umoja (formerly Daraja) learning communities, now models which have been replicated across the state, were created at Chabot College. These programs have paved the way for a series of additional educational and student support programs intentionally focused on equity that thrive at Chabot College today. Chabot College is located in Hayward, California, the third most diverse city in the United States. We serve a highly diverse student population and are proud to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Information about the demographics of our campus community can be found here (

Serving our diverse community requires a culturally-responsive approach that recognizes the myriad strengths and assets that our students bring to the campus community. We do so by promoting a classroom and co-curricular learning environment that is inclusive, collaborative, engaging, and challenging, and where respect, dignity, and integrity are core values. We see students as producers of knowledge, not just consumers of knowledge. We work to reframe inequities as a problem of practice, and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and institutional responsibility.

Joining Our College Community

We seek equity-minded applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to an educational community. We look for applicants who:

  1. Accept their shared role and responsibility in addressing opportunity and achievement gaps experienced by students
  2. Value and intentionally promote diversity and consciousness of difference
  3. Empower the underrepresented and underserved
  4. Demonstrate cultural competence and cultural humility
  5. Have experience and success in closing student equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices, or are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about implementing practices that achieve these goals
  6. Believe that all people have the right to an education and work environment free from fear, harassment, or discrimination
  7. Are dedicated to addressing issues of social justice
  8. Actively seek to disrupt institutional and/or systemic barriers that adversely impact historically marginalized communities
  9. Foster students’ potential to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders.


The Dean, Special Programs and Services is a management position designated by the Board of Trustees of the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District. The Dean is responsible for the satisfactory completion and/or coordination of the listed duties and responsibilities either directly or through administrative review. The Dean is charged by the Board of Trustees with the satisfactory implementation of Board policy and District procedure as applicable to the position. In addition, the Dean is expected to participate in the formulation of District policies by making appropriate recommendations for improvements or additions in policy or procedure through his or her reporting authority and/or by serving on District-wide management councils.


The Dean, Special Programs and Services is responsible for the planning, development, quality, implementation, supervision, and evaluation of student programs and services including, but not limited to, specially funded programs and specialized instruction and services to targeted student populations. This includes but is not limited to the following student groups: ethnic and language minority students, economically and academically disadvantaged students, students with physical, communicative, psychological and learning disabilities, re-entry/single parents, workers in transition, and school-to-work programs and services. The position incorporates advocacy for student accessibility and equal educational opportunity for a diversity of student groups. Direct responsibility is to the Vice President for Student Services.

The Dean, Special Programs and Services shall be elected by the Board of Trustees upon the nomination of the College President and District Chancellor.

Representative Duties

The Dean, Special Programs and Services shall:

  1. Be responsible for the overall leadership, development, implementation, supervision, and evaluation of special student programs and services including, but not limited to, the following:

a. Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) for low-income students with “unique and special needs” created by language, social, or economic situations;
b. EOPS/Cooperative Agencies Resources in Education (CARE) for EOPS single parent welfare recipients;
c. Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) for students with physical, communicative, psychological, and/or learning disabilities;
d. CalWORKs, Welfare Reform efforts to prepare and transition recipients of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) welfare benefits to enter the workforce;
e. Learning Communities including but not limited to the Puente and Daraja Projects, working with under-represented student groups to collectively support access, retention, and transition to transfer institutions;
f. other programs as assigned and developed through grant-writing and acquisition of resources allocated for special programs and services.

2. For each of the special programs, responsibility includes:

a. facilitating college and community collaboration to support special programs development and project planning;
b. facilitating collaborative relationships with other student services and instructional units, including coordinating with academic services for the development and implementation of curriculum for each of the special programs;
c. developing the staffing for programs and services including the hiring, supervision, and evaluation of all full- and part-time coordinators, instructional and counseling faculty and classified staff;
d. interpreting County, State and Federal policy and legislation governing administration, regulations, and student eligibility for each special program;
e. administering budget planning and development, expenditure monitoring, and quarterly and year-end reports for submission to college, county, State and Federal agencies;
f. ensuring quality of program accountability including program reviews and audits for evaluation of student outcomes and overall program quality;
g. designing continuing staff development and specialized training programs for all staff employed with the special programs, and to educate the college-at-large;
h. leading and facilitating grant and proposal-writing to strengthen and support the enhancement and growth of diverse special programs;
i. designating representative appointments to local Advisory Committees for the special programs; and
j. facilitating marketing and public information functions for program promotion.

3. Responsibility for ensuring student access to specific program services which includes:

a. community and high school outreach;
b. academic, career, and personal counseling;
c. new student assessment and orientation;
d. curriculum development and special instruction offerings;
e. paraprofessional and peer advising support services;
f. interagency collaboration for community resources and referral information and services for students;
g. consortial transfer activities with four-year colleges’ special programs;
h. child care information, referral and subsidized payments;
i. financial aid, work-study, and emergency loan programs for low-income students;
j. various academic accommodations for students with disabilities;
k. developing techniques and activities to foster job development and placement services.

4. Serve as the liaison and college official representative to County Department of Workforce & Resource Development, Welfare, and Employment Development Department.

5. Serve as Evening/Saturday administrator, as required.

6. Demonstrate evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

7. Perform all other related and implied duties and such others which may be assigned by the Vice President of Student Services and/or the President.

NOTE: This class specification is not necessarily all-inclusive in terms of the duties and responsibilities.

Minimum Education and Experience

Master’s Degree.

  1. Experience:
    Two years of experience in the administration of educational programs and services dealing predominantly or exclusively with special student populations, e.g. ethnic minorities and persons with diverse academic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds, including those with physical or learning disabilities;
  2. One additional year of experience in community college student services in an area related to the assignment or the equivalent.

Demonstrate evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Minimum Qualifications

Desirable Qualifications

  1. Leadership experience developing diversity, equity and inclusion programs, services, policies and procedures.
  2. Significant experience supporting diverse communities including first generation college students, student with disabilities, students of color, low-income students, and second language learners.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

Performance of the duties of this job may include the following physical activities: standing, walking, stooping, reaching and manipulating (lifting, carrying, moving) light to medium weights of 10-30 pounds, sitting for prolonged periods of time; visual acuity for reading numerical figures; good hand-eye coordination; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp; and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment, and read application information. Performance of the duties of this job frequently involves sitting, reaching with hands and arms, talking, and hearing. This position also involves regular travel to various locations.


EEO Statement

It is the policy of this District to provide equal opportunity in all areas of employment practices and to assure that there shall be no discrimination against any person on the basis of sex, ancestry, age, marital status, race, religious creed, mental disability, medical condition (including HIV and AIDS), color, national origin, physical disability, family or sexual preference status and other similar factors in compliance with Title IX, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, other federal and state non-discrimination regulations, and its own statements of philosophy of objectives. The District encourages the filing of applications by both sexes, ethnic minorities, and the disabled.

Notification to Applicants

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position

Instructions for Personal Qualifications Statement

The purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts/Credentials/Licenses
  4. Personal Qualifications Statement

Optional Documents

  1. Other Document

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