Senior Dean, College Planning & Institutional Effectiveness

  • Dean
  • El Cajon, CA
  • November 24, 2022

Website Grossmont/Cuyamaca Community College District



San Diego County – Grossmont 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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Application Deadline: Monday, September 26, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

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Department: College Planning and Institutional Effectiveness

Months worked out of the Year: 12 months

FTE: 1.0

Work hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Shift Differential: None

Range: MG-11: $126,762 (Step A) or $131,833 (Step B) or $137,107 (Step C)

Based on education and experience

Anticipated Start Date: November 2022


Under the direction of the President, provides leadership and direction in the development and delivery of research and planning data and analysis to support informed decision making on strategies to achieve increased and equitable student completion rates with and equity lens. Oversee all aspects of college planning and its link to district-wide planning. Plan, organize, and direct operations and activities involved in the review, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of a variety of data and information used in assessing the institution’s effectiveness toward student success. Support and coordinate with college planning, accreditation, decision making, program review, annual unit plans, student learning and service outcomes, and determining implications of college practices, policies, measures and procedures. Ensures the work of the college is reviewed through a student equity lens


  • Organize, implement, and oversee a systematic integration of planning, program review, outcomes assessment and resource allocation that is aligned with the College Strategic Plan, the Mission and Vision Statement, and the accreditation process. Train, schedule, assign, supervise, and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.
  • Oversee coordination and support of the three college program review efforts (Academic Affairs, Administrative Services, Student Services); maintain an institutional inventory of program review reports; maintain calendar of program review schedules and status; support program review efforts by data and training for faculty and staff; maintain all program review information on the college web site.
  • Identify and collect institutional benchmark data; prepare and publish an annual institutional effectiveness report; and provide other data reports as needed.
  • Lead the planning, development, and implementation of the college’s strategic plan and its associated performance indicators; reviews data dashboards identifying progress in achieving strategic initiatives and goals.
  • Collaborate and liaise with district counterparts regarding data and presentations to the Governing Board.
  • Implement and manage applicable software to facilitate planning, tracking, and reporting. (e.g., Nuventive).
  • Participate in the development of college enrollment and FTES targets based on financial and enrollment goals.
  • Responsible for creating, maintaining, and providing fundamental institutional research and planning information in support of institutional decision-making.
  • Serves as the college Accreditation Liaison and provides administrative support for regional and professional accreditation.
  • Oversees the office of Student Success and Equity and Professional Development.
  • Provide data analyses and reports supporting a wide range of topics including accreditation, institutional outcomes, campus population demographics, enrollment, and student success.
  • Compile and prepare state and federally mandated reports including ad hoc reports and a variety of surveys and summaries; prepare statistical reports, historical/projected information, and other materials.
  • Working with appropriate faculty and staff, provide overall coordination for student learning and service outcomes (development, assessment, and analysis of results for effectiveness).
  • Works closely with Guided Pathways and Student Success and Equity Committees to advance GC’s mission and vision and the State Chancellor’s Vison for Success.
  • Support grant efforts (planning, development, reporting) as needed to support student success and/or institutional excellence.
  • Supports approved faculty and departmental data research.
  • Develop, coordinate, and maintain an annual planning calendar and an annual research agenda for on-going and ad hoc institutional research and assessment.
  • Provide research to support the college’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and student success by closing the achievement gap.
  • Work with the District Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness department to design and coordinate research to provide information about the college, its students, and its programs.
  • Serve as a member of President’s Cabinet and various campus and district committees and task forces as appropriate.
  • Serves as Co-Chair of the Participatory Planning & Institutional Effectiveness Committee.
  • Serve on regional and statewide committees, present plans, findings and outcomes at regional, state and national conferences.
  • Develop and administer budgets for areas of responsibility.
  • Supervise and evaluate the Student Success & Equity Dean and assigned staff; participate on the screening and selection of staff as required; train staff on services and programs as implemented.
  • Provide leadership over necessary professional development opportunities available to employees.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the president.


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 Senior Dean position is assigned.


  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Understand the importance of holding oneself accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices.
  • The ability to reframe inequities as a problem of practice and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility.
  • Encourage positive race-consciousness and embrace human difference.


  • Advanced knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices associated with institutional planning, enrollment management, evaluation, and research.
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of strategic planning and working knowledge of pertinent federal and state laws and regulations affecting college operations and functions.
  • Ability to organize, plan, and develop new concepts, analyze outcomes, and prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Prior experience with planning/resource allocation/assessment software (e.g. Nuventive, Strategic Planning Online, TK20, Excel).
  • Application of environmental scans, focus groups, statistical analysis to planning.
  • Ability to train multiple levels of staff in comprehensive, data-informed planning processes.


  •  Demonstrated knowledge and leadership experience in student success strategies and institutional effectiveness strategies.
  • Ensures the work of the college is reviewed through a student equity lens.
  • In-depth knowledge of instructional services, student support services, accreditation standards and the process of accreditation, principles of management, leadership, training, and employee performance evaluation.
  • Read, interpret, and explain research and assessment findings.
  • Use technology and software including spreadsheet, presentation graphing, relational database management programs, and survey software.


  •  Working knowledge of the budget preparation and administration process.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in leading and motivating managers, faculty, and staff with a collaborative style in a collegial and participatory governance environment.
  • Ability to guide and motivate others towards goal achievement.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and productively with others.
  • Oral and written communication skills; public speaking expertise.
  • Ability to work independently, meeting schedules and time lines.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Office environment


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Having an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment is essential to this position and a commitment at Grossmont College. What is your understanding of equity-mindedness, how have you inspired and led equity and inclusion practices in your professional experiences, and how will you provide leadership at Grossmont College to embed equity practices and a holistic commitment to inclusivity for students and employees?

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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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