Dean, Equity and Special Funded Programs

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San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 5/16/2022

Position Number: 000062

Location: District

Position Type: Academic

The Position:

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Dean, Equity and Special Funded Programs within the Educational Services Division, located at the San Diego Community College District administrative offices. Under the direction of the Vice Chancellor of Educational Services, the individual in this position is primarily responsible for providing leadership, management, facilitation of Districtwide initiatives, and coordination of equity-focused strategic initiatives and special funded programs including PATH, EOPS, Foster Youth, and Basic Needs. While the current vacancy exists at the District Office, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor. In addition, applications submitted may serve to establish an eligibility list for similar vacancies that may occur in the District throughout the academic year.

Incumbents in this classification may be assigned to manage and provide leadership to a continuing education program, instructional support, or a student services program employing certificated personnel such as academic support, student affairs, student development, student affairs/matriculation, or student services. Dean positions may supervise staff directly or through first-line supervisors, such as Associate Deans.

Major Responsibilities:

• Contribute to the development of student equity policies and administrative procedures, identify funding opportunities for other resources, and participate in the preparation of proposals to meet the District’s student equity goals;

• Oversee districtwide grants, develop and administer program plans and grant proposals, when applicable;

• Conduct data analysis and research on instruction, student achievement, student success, and institutional effectiveness;

• Assess and monitor the retention and academic achievement rates of designated learning community cohorts and historically underrepresented student populations, develop new equity initiatives, and strengthen existing programs to support student’s academic progress;

• Ensure compliance with District policies and procedures related to instruction and student services, and evaluate and recommend programs, standards, policies, and procedures within the parameters of State and federal laws to meet the District’s goals for assigned programs and services;

• Support the District’s strategic planning process and initiatives;

• Keep abreast of current trends and practices in the field of student equity and culturally relevant pedagogies by participating in professional organizations and attending relevant workshops and conferences;

• Partner with external agencies and stakeholders to strengthen the institutional capacity to serve its diverse student body;

• Comply with categorical regulations as they apply to budgetary and program requirements;

• Prepare and administer budgets and reports for assigned areas;

• Train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of assigned staff and plan, coordinate, and provide professional development opportunities for assigned staff and faculty;

• Serve on college and district committees, as assigned;

• Represent the District to local, state, and national organizations;

• Perform related duties as assigned.



• Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited institution; AND,

• One year of formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s assignments; OR

• The equivalent.

Foreign Degrees

If you have a degree from a college or university outside the United States you must have your coursework evaluated by a professional association. A copy of the professional evaluation must be completed and submitted with the application packet.

Desired Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have established the highest level of professional competence as evidenced by three years of increasingly responsible demonstrated:


• Administering, developing, implementing, and evaluating high-impact practices that facilitate student access, success, and equity within an institution of higher education.

• Working effectively and collaboratively within a robust participatory governance environment.

• In California community college student success and equity legislation/regulations.


• Securing grants, including successful grant writing, grant development, and grants management.

• Developing and administering operating budgets, preparing financial reports, and ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations.

• Working with students, faculty, and staff of great diversity in socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.

Knowledge and Skills

• Demonstrated understanding of the inter-relatedness of student services and instructional services.

• Knowledge of state and location policies and regulations pertaining to academic affairs (e.g., Title 5 and California Education Code).

• Effective problem-solving and strong oral and written communication skills.


Pay Information:

Range 18 ($9,263.00- $14,852.57) per month based on the current Management Salary Schedule.

Initial salary placement is commensurate with related experience and promotional rules. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid: medical, dental, and vision plans; sick and vacation leave; and opportunities for professional development. Initial Salary Placement, Promoted or transferred employees will be placed as specified in the Management Employees Handbook. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. A temporary probationary period will be applied to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

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All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

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