Dean of Special Programs, Student Services

  • Dean
  • Modesto, CA
  • May 5, 2021

Website Modesto Junior College

Modesto Junior College

Dean of Special Programs, Student Services

Salary: Salary Range/Other Management Salary Schedule (2019-2020) Range 45: $10,108 – $12,845 per month. A $2562 per year ($213.50 per month) Doctoral Stipend is provided for an earned doctorate.

Closing Date: 05/05/2021

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Under general administrative direction, promotes equity-based plans, directs, manages and oversees the administrative activities and operations of specially funded programs and specialized instruction and services intended to serve disproportionately impacted student populations; supervises classified and certificated personnel as assigned; guides and participates in curriculum planning and evaluation, course and program promotion and evaluates requirements for instructional staff, facilities, supplies and equipment; makes recommendations to the Vice President of Student Services about standards, policies, and procedures applicable to instructional services and performs other duties, as assigned.


Receives general administrative direction from the Vice President of Student Services.

Provides direct supervision to assigned faculty, counselors as well as other administrative support staff, as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • Guided Pathways principles that promote decreased units to completion, increased success and completion, decreased time to degree or certificate, and equity-based surround supports for students.
  • Principles, practices, laws and regulations relevant to the administration of instructional programs within a California Community college setting
  • Codes and regulations affecting instruction, instructional programs, disabled services and programs, and County requirements for special programs. Financial aid regulations related to students in special programs
  • Principles, practices and techniques of personnel management, collective bargaining processes, accounting and budgeting.
  • Methods and strategies of grant writing and of grant administration.
  • Equity-based principles and techniques used in the development of an annual comprehensive plan (Educational Master Plan); research methods, data collection and report writing.
  • Computer technology relevant to assigned work duties
  • Equity-based principles of human resource management and leadership including effective employee evaluation and staff development techniques.

Ability to:

  • Work across silos to collaborate with other campus work units to ensure that student-centered principles guide all special programs
  • Plan, organize, direct, administer, review, and evaluate assigned personnel, programs and services;
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse constituencies, within and outside the District;
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal communication skills;
  • Exercise sound judgment in the performance of duties;
  • Motivate and deal with issues related to instruction and the needs of students and staff.
  • Ability to create and maintain documents and use computers and standard office software.
  • Be sensitive to and understand the diverse ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Build consensus, develop constructive relationships with diversified industry partners and the general community.
  • Manage time effectively, set priorities and establish goals and objectives.
  • Cultural Competence: ability to discern when and how cultural mores and traditions may be impacting a situation or interaction, and respond in a Culturally Competent manner.

Education and Experience:

Any combination of education, experience and/or training that would likely provide the above-required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. Typical background patterns that would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities are:

Education: Master’s Degree in business administration, vocational education, educational administration or related field of study.

Experience: Three years of successful experience in fields related to the administrative assignment, including a minimum of two years of supervisory experience; experience in working with programs serving the disabled and disadvantaged students required.

YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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