Website San Francisco Community College District
Dean, School of Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Ethnic Studies, and Social Justice
Dean’s Office-Behavior & Social Sciences
Salary (Applicant View)
Compensation: The annual salary range upon entry for the position is $108,604 to $184,180.
Total compensation includes a health insurance plan.
New employees hired on or after January 1, 2014, contribute 2% of salary to the San Francisco Retiree Health Care Trust Fund (RHCTF).
July 1, 2022
Administrative – Dean
Full Time/Part Time
City College of San Francisco (CCSF) is seeking a Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Ethnic Studies, and Social Justice to provide administrative leadership and supervision of transfer and general education programs and courses.
The Dean serves as the institutional leader and immediate administrator of the School of Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Ethnic Studies, and Social Justice. This area includes the following departments and programs: African American Studies; Asian American Studies; Asian Studies; Behavioral Sciences (Anthropology, Psychology, & Sociology); Interdisciplinary Studies; Labor & Community Studies; Latin American & Latino/a Studies; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender (LGBT) Studies; Philippine Studies; and Social Sciences (American Studies, Economics, History, Philosophy, & Political Science); and Women’s and Gender Studies. The Dean is responsible for establishing academic integrity and ensuring quality instruction by demonstrating the vision, leadership, curriculum expertise, class scheduling experience, personnel management and financial accountability of this area to serve student needs and interests. The Dean collaborates with appropriate divisions of the College to ensure diversity and student equity and to foster a supportive, positive, and productive environment for the area’s diverse employees and students.
The Dean serves as the liaison between senior administration and the departments/programs to affect decision-making, resolve problems, and anticipate and respond to future needs. The Dean recommends and manages budgets ensuring achievement of the District’s budgetary goals. The Dean coordinates with other Deans in the Academic Affairs division to ensure the delivery of quality educational services and assumes overall responsibility for the supervision of assigned department chairs, faculty coordinators, and classified staff, as appropriate.
Reports to: Vice Chancellor of Academic and Institutional Affairs
Academic Responsibilities/Curriculum & Instruction
1. Serve as the educational leader of the School of Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Ethnic Studies, and Social Justice by providing leadership on innovative student learning, student support, and program development.
2. Provide operational oversight and promote accountability and leadership in the development and review of program offerings, scheduling of classes, and teaching assignments based on student and community needs.
3. Maintain an understanding of current ideas, research, technology, and practices pertaining to areas of responsibility through study and participation in professional organizations.
4. Provide leadership to assist department chairs and faculty with the development of credit and noncredit offerings of distance, hybrid, and in-person courses including facilitating grant applications for areas of responsibility.
5. Monitor enrollment patterns, faculty workloads and hours across disciplines, cost/benefit information, employment and other critical data to identify class schedule opportunities, issues, program development and needed changes.
6. Cooperate with the department chairs in facilitating and overseeing the resolution, where possible, of student complaints.
7. Plan and conduct regular meetings with School personnel; promote a team effort; communicate relevant College deadlines, policies, procedures, applicable regulations of outside agencies, and other matters of interest or compliance to department chairs, faculty, classified staff and students.
8. Work with department chairs in finding resources to develop opportunities, programs and needed changes that enhance student success.
Planning & Development
9. Work directly with all School faculty including department chairs and faculty coordinators to prioritize program review requests for resource allocations.
10. Provide leadership to department chairs and faculty in their assessment of student learning outcomes as they relate to courses and programs.
11. Engage with department chairs, faculty and classified staff to assess new technologies and software to improve pedagogy and learning outcomes, increase opportunities for student access, and enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the work environment.
12. Prepare annual School goals, participate in planning activities, and facilitate completion of goals to ensure all accreditation, State and federal criteria concerning academics are followed.
13. Work with deans, department chairs, faculty and classified staff to plan and implement all activities required for program accreditation.
14. Coordinate efforts with the District’s Marketing Department to implement a marketing and promotion plan for the School.
15. In compliance with District guidelines, recommend, implement, and monitor multiple budgets for assigned areas to ensure that the School of Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Ethnic Studies, and Social Justice remains fiscally sound and is operated within its allocated budget.
16. Oversee the allocation of the School’s Academic Departments’ equipment and supplies funds.
Liaison/ Relationships with Community
17. Aligned with the District and School mission and goals, participate in community activities and professional organizations that foster student diversity.
18. Establish and maintain positive working relationships with area high schools, colleges, universities, and business and community-based organizations that promote and benefit the School’s education programs.
19. Support department chairs, faculty and classified staff by working with administration to ensure resources and opportunities are allocated for their training and professional development that promotes teaching excellence and high standards in specified skills.
20. Work with instruction and student services deans, department chairs, faculty and classified staff to strengthen collaboration between instruction and student services to promote student success.
21. In accord with District policies, contracts, and procedures, supervise and evaluate assigned faculty, including department chairs, faculty coordinators and classified staff; review and approve documents/forms necessary to effectuate assignments and pay of personnel under their supervision, i.e. assignment forms, time sheets, leave of absence forms, etc.
22. Review Tenure Review Committee recommendations for faculty tenure promotion, non-promotion, and dismissals for final approval to the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees.
23. In accord with District policies, contracts, and procedures, manage the professional conduct of assigned department chairs, faculty, and classified staff and collaborate with Human Resources in resolving employee disciplinary matters; where resolution is not reached at the departmental level, serve as the administrative grievance officer in employee discipline processes.
24. Promote a work culture aligned with the College’s mission to promote the delivery of customer service, innovation, and quality services to students, employees, and the community.
25. Serve on District and state-wide committees as assigned including participating collegiality on CCSF Participatory Governance committees.
26. Attend Board of Trustees’ meetings; make presentations and submit reports and action items related to areas of responsibility.
27. Perform additional administrative duties and services as requested and assigned.
1. Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities to work with community college students with disabilities, various sexual orientations, and diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
2. An earned Master’s degree from an accredited college or university and one year of formal training, internship or leadership experience related to the administrative assignment.
3. Three (3) years of faculty experience in Instruction or student services in an accredited postsecondary institution.
4. Strong skills in verbal and written communication, organizational management and strategic planning.
5. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
6. Proven track record as a leader, instructor, and public servant in a variety of settings.
7. Evidence of effective planning in the management, supervision, and evaluation of employees and their assigned work.
8. Demonstrated experience in managing financial resources effectively, including determining how best to utilize resources and managing budget and expenditures.
9. Demonstrated commitment to participatory governance, consensus building, and team approach to management.
[If you would like to claim equivalency, the Administrative Equivalency Application Form is available on the left side margin. This form will be considered as part of the application materials and must be submitted on or before the filing deadline as indicated on this job posting.]
1. One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment.
2. At least three (3) years of teaching/faculty experience in instruction or student services (or the equivalent) at an accredited postsecondary institution. Teaching experience in a discipline in the School of Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Ethnic Studies, and Social Justice preferred.
3. Strong skills in verbal and written communication, organizational management, and strategic planning.
4. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
5. Proven track record as a leader, instructor, and public servant in a variety of settings.
6. Evidence of effective planning in the management, supervision, and evaluation of employees and their assigned work.
7. Demonstrated experience in managing financial resources effectively, including determining how best to utilize resources, and managing budgets and expenditures.
8. Demonstrated commitment to participatory governance, consensus building, and a team approach to management.
Choice of several health plans, plus $50,000 Group Life Insurance and Dental Care Plan.
New employees hired on or after January 1, 2014 will contribute 2% of salary to the San Francisco Retiree Health Care Trust Fund (RHCTF).
To apply for this posting, start by completing an online Application for Administrative Position at http://jobs.ccsf.edu. To be considered a candidate for this posting, the following materials must be submitted and received by the Human Resources Department on or before 11:59 p.m. of the posting filing deadline. Substitution of required document(s) is not permitted.
Applicant: Please do not send any application materials to other departments. Human Resources Department is not responsible for any documents addressed and/or sent to other departments.
1. A letter of interest (maximum 4 pages) detailing your background and experience related to the position (refer to the Duties and Responsibilities and Employment Qualifications); AND, your commitment to and experience within a diverse multi-cultural organization with a highly diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
2. A current curriculum vitae or resume summarizing educational and administrative background and experience.
3. A City College of San Francisco Electronic Administrative Position Application completed in full and applied to this specific posting online. The statement “See Resume” is not acceptable.
4. A current list of five (5) references with names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses that include: faculty, classified and/or support staff, an administrator, supervisor, and a colleague of managerial, supervisory ranking. (If you are among the final candidates, references will be contacted. The District may also contact other references not on your list, only if you are among the final candidates.)
5. Copies of transcripts verifying the degrees and majors as listed on applicant’s CCSF Application Form; official transcripts and actual verification of work experience will be required at a later date. [NOTE: Degrees and majors must be posted on transcripts to be considered in the application process. Foreign degree(s) must be evaluated before an application can be processed. Foreign Degree Evaluation sources information is located on the left side margin.]
6. Diversity Statement: Separate from your letter of interest, submit a concise response to relate several of your experiences or your involvement in circumstances or environments which strongly affected your understanding of and ability to function in a diverse community comprised of students and colleagues from varying academic, socioeconomic, cultural, sexual orientations, disabilities, and ethnic backgrounds.
Applicants bear the sole responsibility for ensuring that all application materials are complete when submitted and are received by the Human Resources Department by 11:59 p.m. on the posting filing deadline. Postmarks will not be honored. Emails are not acceptable. Incomplete application packages will not be considered. All materials become the property of the City College of San Francisco, and will not be returned. Application files for this posting will not be considered for other postings.
For additional assistance, please call Human Resources Department at (415) 452-7660.
Applicants who require a reasonable accommodation to participate in this hiring process should contact the Title 5/EEO/ADA Compliance Officer, Mildred Otis at (415) 452-5103 to make the necessary arrangements. Please be aware that verification of a covered disability under the ADA may be required.
Selection Procedure/Conditions of Employment
Applicants who meet all minimum qualifications and have all required application documents in the CCSF Human Resources Department on or before the filing deadline will be included in the initial review processes to be conducted by the Search Committee. A reasonable number of applicants who are judged by the Committee as best matching the requirements of the position will be invited for a personal interview with the Search Committee. An additional interview will be offered to applicants who are advanced beyond the initial interviews.
Employees must satisfy all the pre-employment requirements for a CCSF Release to Work Authorization Certificate prior to appointment which include, but are not limited to, tuberculosis clearance (EC 87408.6), fingerprinting processing, and verification of their legal right to work in the United States.
As approved by the governing Board of the San Francisco Community College District, beginning October 1, 2021, City College of San Francisco requires that new and current employees, students, and business partners participate in the Covid Safety Campaign. All parties entering CCSF facilities must demonstrate proof of covid vaccination in compliance with current CDC and SFDPH guidelines. New hires must submit documentation for verification to the Human Resources Department.
City College of San Francisco reserves the right at its sole discretion to modify or to rescind this job posting at any time without prior notice.
It is the policy of the City College of San Francisco to provide all persons with equal employment and educational opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, religion, age, gender, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, disability or AIDS/HIV status, medical conditions, gender identity, or status as a Vietnam-Era veteran. These categories specifically include status as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning person in any District program or activity. For further information, contact the Title 5/EEO/ADA Compliance Officer, Mildred Otis at (415) 452-5103.
Posting Detail Information
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
Tom Boegel, Vice Chancellor of Academic and Institutional Affairs
1. Letter of Interest
3. List of References
5. Diversity Statement
1. Transcript(s) – additional
2. California Community College Credentials
3. Equivalency Application Form
4. Foreign Degree Evaluation
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