Senior Dean (Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging)

Website Contra Costa Community College District

Senior Dean (Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging)

Posting Number: 0001951
Location: Los Medanos College
Salary: YEARLY: $144,000, step 1 – $175,452, step 5

Position Definition:
Under administrative direction of a college-level or District-level executive manager, oversees the work of lower level managers and/or major college instructional, student services and/or support programs. Manages and evaluates assigned managers, directors, supervisors, faculty and staff, in conformance with appropriate policies and procedures. Carries out complex projects and special programs.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
A Senior Dean can have multiple major programs reporting to the position and may supervise assigned managers. The Executive Dean classification is reserved for the oversight of major college-wide or Districtwide programs, projects or large off-campus centers.

Examples of Duties/Essential Functions:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: Provides vision and leadership for a diverse, dynamic and innovative community of managers, faculty, staff and students. Provides year-round leadership, management, participation and development of major instructional, student services and/or support programs. Assists in the hiring process of management, faculty and classified staff. Manages assigned managers, faculty, classified and supervisory staff. Assists in the training of assigned managers, supervisory, faculty and classified staff. Evaluates assigned managers, supervisors and classified staff. Assists in the evaluation of faculty. Administers assigned major program area budgets. Provides leadership for, assists and/or prepares instructional, student services and/or support program research, reports and program evaluations as needed. Manages and implements major regular and specially funded projects and programs in the instructional, student, and/or support services areas. Develops and/or assists with the creation of policies, regulations, and procedures for managing a college’s educational, student and/or support services programs in accordance with college and District mission and goals. Facilitates grant applications for assigned divisions or major program areas, manages grants, and prepares required reports. Serves as liaison with other college program areas and services advisory committees, individual students and student groups, and appropriate university, school and other off-campus and community groups. Serves on college and district committees as assigned. Organizes, manages and participates in the annual planning and budgeting process in cooperation with managers, supervisors, faculty, and classified staff and in concert with college goals for assigned divisions and/or major program areas. Manages the approved annual budget for assigned area. Responds to and seeks resolution of complaints arising from assigned divisions and major program area activities, including participating in the process of collective bargaining contract grievances. Provides leadership for and assists with college or District program reviews. Assists in accreditation process. Supports a climate that promotes innovation and improved service to students and the community; cooperates with area staff and other managers to develop processes that are student friendly and supportive of student success. Manages and participates in the continued evaluation and improvement of the assigned areas’ instructional, student and/or support services programs. Promotes the assessment of student outcomes in order to determine the effectiveness of student learning and student development programs in assigned areas. Assists in the coordination of area programs with those of other institutions and in the development of partnerships with external agencies. Actively participates in and supports college and District shared governance components and activities and other collaborative processes. Employs appropriate techniques and strategies to resolve disputes and to enhance communication and cooperation among the members of the college and District communities. Interpret and analyze appropriate laws, policies, rules and procedures to determine impact on assigned instructional, student and/or support services program areas and oversee compliance and reporting strategies. Travels throughout the District in carrying out responsibilities and functions. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Earned master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university.

Equivalent to at least three (3) years of relevant full-time management experience.
License/Certification: Ability to obtain a valid Class C California Driver’s License.

Knowledge Of:
Computer-based technology for management of assigned divisions/areas and for instructional, student and/or support services; the goals of shared governance; principles and practices of administrative organization and management, planning, supervising and evaluating the work of others, employee motivation and training; applicable federal, state, local, District and college laws, rules and regulations, and collective bargaining contract provisions; complex business level English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; modern office tools such as computers and printers; typical modern office computer software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation programs and databases; report and presentation writing.

Skill To:

Ability To:
Organize, implement and direct complex management activities in the areas of instructional, student and/or support services; make appropriate judgments and decision weighing the relative costs and benefits of potential actions; perceive when important changes are needed in the delivery of services or in the management of programs; effectively communicate orally and in writing; use personal computers utilizing various software applications (i.e., word processing, spreadsheet, presentation programs and database management) including the Internet; work effectively with managers, faculty and staff in a participatory governance environment to accomplish the goals and objectives of the college, the District, and the assigned major program areas; communicate effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, politics, philosophy, disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Desirable Qualifications:
Depending on the vacancy, additional job-specific desirable qualifications may be requested with the approval of the Human Resources Department.

Knowledge of:
• Contemporary concepts and critical issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in a higher education setting.
• State-wide initiatives related to student equity and success, such as Student Equity and Achievement Program, Guided Pathways, AB 705, professional development, strategic enrollment management, Student-Centered Funding Formula, etc..
Experience with and/or expertise in:
• Collaborating with and/or training various departments to design and implement culturally-relevant pedagogy, practices, and learning environments.
• Building equity-focused practices into the various administrative, operational, planning, and/or instructional processes of an academic institution.
• Planning/coordinating and implementing large-scale projects and/or college-wide initiatives.
• Designing, presenting, and communicating information to broad/diverse constituencies.
• Developing and managing budgets.
Demonstrated leadership and success with:
• Building consensus, cultivating collaborative teams, and integrating multiple initiatives.
• Addressing complex issues related to equity and inclusion with diverse constituents.
• Utilizing a strategic and creative approach to issues, exceptional problem-solving skills, and being forward thinking, innovative, and proactive in identifying problems and proposing solutions.
• Effectively conducting business and continually applying an equity-focused approach in a shared governance environment.
• Using data to promote campus dialogue, facilitate actionable improvements, and identify and address equity issues.
• Promoting a culture of inclusiveness and respect for all members of the College community, and maintaining a supportive, engaging, and equitable learning and working environment.
• Facilitating dialogue on sensitive topics/difficult issues in a complex and diverse learning and working environment.
• Developing, implement, manage, and evaluate processes that foster equitable student achievement, programmatic success, and institutional effectiveness.
• Leading a team by effectively supervising/engaging/empowering personnel.

Special Instructions:
This position reports directly to the President and serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet. The Senior Dean of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging will be responsible for key leadership in the following areas:

Institutional Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging;
State-funded Student Equity and Achievement Planning;
Equal Employment Opportunity; and
Professional Development.

Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $144,00 per year, second step $151,284 per year or third step at $158,940 per year (depending upon experience). Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on annual basis, until the maximum step of $175,452 per year is reached on the salary schedule.
Yearly: $144,000.00 (Step 1) – $175,452 (Step 5)

Job Close Date: 12/8/2023
Open Until Filled: No

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