Dean, Math, Science And Engineering

Website Grossmont/Cuyamaca Community College District



San Diego County – Cuyamaca College

Transforming lives through learning isn’t just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective.

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens.

The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer.

Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!

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Job Summary

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

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Department: Office of Instruction

Months worked out of the Year: 12 months

FTE: 1.0

Work hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (hours may vary)

Shift Differential: None

Starting Salary Range:

Range: MG-10: $118,523 (Step A) or $123,264 (Step B) or $128,195 (Step C)

Based on education and experience

Anticipated Start Date: June 2023

Job Description

Who We’re Looking For:

Cuyamaca College seeks talented and dedicated candidates who share our strategic vision focused on student success, social justice, equity, and anti-racism. We especially seek candidates with a high level of cultural competence and who have successfully worked with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds.

Situated on a tree-studded, 165-acre oasis, Cuyamaca College is among the most picturesque campuses in beautiful San Diego County. Built in 1978, the college is home to a remarkably diverse community and is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Cuyamaca College is proud to be recognized for its equity-minded and innovative approaches that facilitate clear educational and career pathways for our students. For more information about Cuyamaca College, please visit:

Job Purpose:

Under the direction of the Vice President of Instruction, plan, organize, and direct the operations within the division of Math, Science and Engineering; administer, supervise and evaluate the performance of instruction and classified personnel; evaluate educational programs, courses and other experiences that will directly result in student success.

Job Summary:

The Dean provides administrative leadership to a number of departments with general education and transfer programs including: Mathematics, Engineering, Physical Science (Astronomy, Geography, Geology, Oceanography, Physics), Biology, and Chemistry.

The Dean functions within a college structure that emphasizes college and district-wide collaboration and is assigned responsibility for selected college-wide processes.

Administrators may additionally be assigned responsibility for a combination of day, evening, and weekend programs and activities, on-campus and off- site.

Education and Experience:

Any combination equivalent to: Master’s degree from an accredited institution plus five years of achievement in management, supervision or leadership programs, departments or divisions within an institution of higher education, with emphasis in one or more of the areas to which the Dean position is assigned.

Equity-minded management, supervision or leadership experience within an institution of higher education or equivalent.

Necessary Qualifications:

Demonstrates a commitment to and support of Cuyamaca College’s vision, mission, and values in the MSE Division’s programs and services and within the institution.

Demonstrates a commitment to and support of diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and accessibility in a comprehensive, student-centered environment that facilitates student learning and success.

Demonstrates sensitivity to and an understanding of students from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, racial, and ethnic backgrounds; students who are differently abled, and students who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Provides the administration, direction, planning, and coordination of instructional disciplines and departments in accordance with legal requirements, district policies, and effective instructional principles and practices.

Directs the recruitment, selection, assignment, supervision, and evaluation of instructional personnel, and classified staff. Provides leadership with orientations and in-service education for the professional development of program faculty and staff.

Ability to lead effective division discussions regarding strategies that will support student success and equity across STEM disciplines and lead to successful STEM careers.

Provides knowledge and support of nationally recognized strategies for success in STEM teaching and learning that will lead to increased participation in STEM careers for the college’s diverse student population.

The ability to advance the College’s strategic goals related to access, success, retention, eliminating equity gaps, and increasing equity in hiring in the Mathematics, Science, & Engineering Division’s programs and within the institution.

Develops divisional course schedule to meet strategic enrollment planning principles and goals.

Responsible for the coordination of program review and planning, curriculum development and outcomes assessment for the MSE division.

Plan, recommend and implement multiple budgets for assigned areas; upon expenditure variations, take necessary actions to assure compliance with budget limitations and established fiscal policies.

Demonstrates effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.

Communicates and interprets program objectives and offerings to students, staff, faculty, community organizations and others.

Facilitate communication and understanding of perspectives among faculty, staff, students, and the community within the framework of a multi-college district. When necessary, facilitate the resolution of student, instructor and staff conflicts and problems.

Participates in college and district governance through councils, committees and taskforces; represents the district at local, state, or national meetings.

Consistently performs duties with concern, courtesy, and respect for others; employs a team approach through collaboration and empowerment of staff; exhibits creativity and flexibility in a time of continuing change; seeks solutions using effective problem-solving techniques.

Commitment to the community college concept, including the open door philosophy and culturally responsive curriculum for a diverse student population.

Commitment to a comprehensive student-centered environment that facilitates learning and student success.

Other Qualifications

Ability to advocate for and implement instructional support services and programs that promote student success and completion of their educational goals.

Ability to successfully delegate, ensure adherence to College and District policies, practices and procedures, and hold others responsible while instilling confidence among the faculty and staff.

Ability to interpret, articulate, and implement pertinent state and federal laws and regulations concerning community colleges, including Education Code, Title 5, and other administrative regulations.

Experience writing successful grant applications, and experience with resource management.

Working Conditions:

Typical office environment in an educational setting.

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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and alumni.

The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.

The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology programs.

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