Dean, Career, Technical and Extended Education

Website Palomar College

Position Title Dean, Career, Technical and Extended Education
Department Career, Technical and Extended Education (Dept)
Location San Marcos
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Category Administrative
Hours per week Exempt Position
Number of Months 12 month
Work Schedule
Exempt Position
Grade 75
$13,517.22 [step 1] – $16,467.41 [step 5]. Step placement may be negotiable dependent upon education and experience. Administrators that possess earned doctorates from accredited institutions are awarded an annual stipend of $1,842.81.
Salary/Wage Frequency Monthly
In addition​ to a competitive compensation structure, Palomar College​ also offers an extremely generous benefits package.
    • Insurance fully paid for employees and their eligible dependents: four medical plans, dental HMO, and the vision plan (additional plans are available that require employee buy up/monthly contribution)
    • Vacation, sick leave and 25 paid holidays
    • $80,000 employee term life​/accident insurance policy (additional buy up options available)
    • Employee long-term care insurance
    • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) – Free counseling, financial, legal, personal and professional development resources
    • Additional buy up options available for other voluntary insurance benefits
    • Enrollment in CalSTRS (California State Teachers Retirement System)
The estimated maximum value of this employer-paid benefits​ package is approximately $41,360 annually.
Primary Function
Responsible for providing leadership in the planning, organizing, administering, developing and evaluation of the instructional programs, projects and activities of the assigned instructional division, to include providing advocacy for faculty and staff in the offering of quality instructional programs and support services for students, and supervising and evaluating the performance of assigned personnel.
Minimum Qualifications
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
    • Experience: One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment.
    • Note: For work experience, a “year” is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months.
  • Education: A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Only coursework completed at, and degrees awarded by, accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education will be considered as satisfying the minimum qualifications. Coursework and degrees that are completed outside of the United States are required to have transcripts evaluated (evaluation to U.S. equivalency and a course by course analysis) by an appropriate U.S. credentials evaluation service. For a list of credentials evaluation agencies accepted by Palomar College, visit the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services (NACES) website at, or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) website at
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility and Antiracism (DEIAA) Statement
Palomar College serves over 30,000 students from a variety of backgrounds and we are proud to be a Hispanic Serving Institution. Our student body is rich in its diversity. Click here to see a quick overview of our student demographics on our recent Student Fact Sheet.

Palomar College is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and antiracism (DEIAA). We are dedicated to empowering students to succeed and are guided by our core values; some of which are the following:

    • Access – We make education possible for everyone.
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – We recognize and respect diversity, seek to foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, and strive to address inequities.
All positions require cultural competency which includes the sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Administrative experience, preferably in a community college.
  2. College-level teaching experience, and/or demonstrated experience regularly and effectively communicating ideas to groups of individuals.
  3. Demonstrated evidence of a collegial management style consistent with shared governance practices.
  4. Experience with training, directing, supervising and evaluating the work of others.
  5. Effective organizational, communication and public relations skills.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work constructively, exercise group leadership skills, and maintain high staff morale to achieve consensus and resolve conflict while exhibiting sensitivity and understanding of the College’s diverse populations of students and staff.
  7. Experience with applying for and managing grant funding (e.g. Strong Workforce, Perkins, etc.).
Licenses and/or Certificates
Possession of an appropriate valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment.
Supervision Received and Exercised
Supervision Received From: Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Instruction

Supervision Given: Faculty, Administrative, Supervisory, and Classified Staff Within Assigned Area of Responsibility

Duties and Responsibilities
Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

    1. Performs full supervisory activities, subject to management concurrence and in accordance with applicable College policies, which includes: selecting and training new employees; planning, assigning, scheduling, and evaluating completed work; approving overtime/compensatory time; preparing and signing employee performance evaluations; recommending salary reclassifications; responding to grievances and taking appropriate disciplinary action; and performing related supervisory activities.
    2. Directs, plans, organizes, implements, and administers instructional activities and services in assigned area of responsibility through department chairs, subordinate managers, and supervisors.
    3. Coordinates and integrates functional responsibilities with other District departments to achieve efficient, effective, and customer-responsive performance.
    4. Provides leadership for faculty and staff whose principal functions are to provide instruction to students; initiates program development and works directly with department chairs to plan for curriculum additions, modifications, and deletions; sets priorities for resource needs; provides program analysis and multi-year instructional plans and participates in strategic and long-range instructional planning for the District.
    5. Communicates with leaders in the private and public sectors and in educational agencies to determine needs for new courses and programs; establishes advisory committees as appropriate.
    6. Coordinates curricula among departments; provides leadership in the development of new programs; recommends instructional policies as necessary in order to properly implement programs and services.
    7. Determines and fulfills needs for other college sites and centers regarding instructional programs and services; provides for proper staffing of classes; administers and evaluates courses and assigned instructional staff with the department chairs.
    8. Directs instructional-related services or programs as directed by the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Instruction.
    9. Prepares or reviews documents for program and course development in concert with the department chairs; produces accurate schedules, catalog information and program publicity.
    10. Consults with department chairs to design a schedule of classes to meet the needs of students; reviews assignment of faculty to classes, monitors schedules and workload for accuracy throughout the semester, and assures accurate and timely attendance reporting for all courses offered in the division.
    11. Coordinates and oversees the completion of building construction efforts with faculty; meets with architects and user groups to plan new buildings; works with Facilities staff to ensure building functionality.
    12. Communicates with department chairs by holding regular meetings to facilitate planning and collegial decision-making and to keep staff informed about issues and projects for the College’s overall instructional program.
    13. Exercises leadership in the development of the division budget and manages financial resources consistent with District policy and sound financial management principles; allocates and reallocates scarce resources among competing requests for funds.
    14. Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with administrators, faculty, and staff to coordinate programs and services across the curriculum and at all locations to meet student needs; resolves conflicts and issues within the assigned division and between other divisions.
    15. Evaluates, approves, and processes requests for field trips, conference attendance, textbook selection, supply, equipment orders, independent study, credit by exam, course waivers, grade disputes, sabbatical leaves, faculty and staff travel, and other applicable items.
    16. Directs, organizes, implements, and oversees long- and short-range programs and activities designed to develop specific programs and support the District’s institutional strategic plan.
    17. Identifies, pursues, and oversees alternative funding sources for programs via grants.
    18. Assures proper use and security of assigned facilities, equipment maintenance, and compliance with health and safety regulations.
    19. Directs and participates in the compilation, development, review, and dissemination of a variety of complex narrative and statistical reports regarding program operations and activities.
    20. Facilitates academic partnerships with division faculty, faculty in feeder high schools and four-year transfer institutions; assures maximum course articulation for students.
    21. Encourages excellence in teaching; orients new faculty and staff; determines needs for staff development; plans appropriate staff development activities for division staff including flexible calendar days; contributes to recordkeeping for staff development accountability.
    22. Analyzes requests for staff to meet short- and long-term needs and make recommendations to the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Instruction; assists in development of job descriptions for new positions.
    23. Organizes committees for the faculty hiring process and assures compliance with District personnel policies, procedures and practices for the employment of faculty, classified staff, student workers and short-term, temporary and substitute employees.
    24. Evaluates faculty and classified staff and reviews evaluations of faculty assigned to department chairs according to proper management practices; implements articles of collective bargaining agreements.
    25. Encourages the diversity of faculty and staff, curriculum, programs, and services in support of the diverse student population served by the College; supports and facilitates compliance with the District’s equal employment opportunity policies, procedures, plans, and services.
Marginal Functions:
  1. Participates in/on a variety of committees, task forces, boards, meetings, and/or other related groups in order to receive and/or convey information.
  2. Participates in shared governance through service on planning and/or operations committees and task forces.
  3. Maintains current knowledge of new developments and innovations in community colleges and higher education; recommends changes to maintain relevance of division programs and to meet student and community needs.
  4. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Knowledge of:
    1. Managerial and leadership principles and practices.
    2. Higher education in community colleges, including the mission of the California Community Colleges.
    3. Adult learning theory and learning styles.
    4. Multiple methods of instruction.
    5. Evaluation methods.
    6. Curriculum development principles, practices, and processes.
    7. Enrollment planning and scheduling processes.
    8. Applicable Federal, State, and local codes, laws, and regulations.
    9. District governance structure and processes.
    10. Developments, initiatives, and innovations in community colleges.
    11. Grant funding sources.
    12. Course articulation principles and practices.
    13. Student matriculation principles, practices, and methodologies.
    14. Budgeting principles and practices.
    15. Public relations principles and practices, including the use of tact, patience, and courtesy.
    16. District organization, operations, policies, and objectives.
    17. Policies and objectives of assigned program and activities.
Skill in:
  1. Supervising, training and directing the work of others.
  2. Utilizing a computer and related software applications.
  3. Analyzing and troubleshooting difficult situations accurately and adopting an effective course of action.
  4. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  5. Developing and maintaining department budget.
  6. Interpreting complex data and information.
  7. Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing to faculty, staff, students, and community members.
  8. Mediating difficult and/or hostile situations.
  9. Effectively responding to all situations/incidents using sound judgment and decision-making skills.
  10. Compiling and organizing data from a variety of sources.
  11. Maintaining accurate and complete records.
  12. Maintaining confidentiality and exercising discretion.
  13. Providing leadership to faculty, staff, and within the community.
  14. Planning, organizing, developing, and evaluating programs, activities, and curriculum of a college instructional division.
  15. Developing and modifying curriculum to meet student and community needs.
  16. Reading, interpreting, applying, and explaining rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  17. Understanding the needs of the division in the context of the overall instructional program and participating with the management team to set goals and priorities for the College as a whole.
  18. Organizing multiple projects and carrying out required project details throughout the year.
  19. Evaluating and supporting faculty and staff recommendations for program improvements and/or new program efforts.
  20. Managing and overseeing specially funded programs.
  21. Conducting advanced-level research and reporting findings in a clear and concise manner.
  22. Developing grant or special projects applications.
Working Conditions
Environmental Conditions: Office environment.

Physical Conditions: Essential and marginal functions require maintaining physical condition necessary for ambulating for extended periods of time and performing required duties. Must be able to travel between education centers, satellite sites and other District locations.

Terms of Employment
  • The person selected for hire will be required to complete the following pre-employment requirements: live scan/fingerprinting, official transcript(s), and TB risk assessment. Other pre-employment requirements may be required depending on the position (i.e. certifications or licenses; see applicable job posting section for details). Successful completion of all pre-employment requirements is mandatory to be eligible for employment. These requirements are in accordance with the following Administrative Procedures and Board Policies: AP 7120AP 7125AP 7126AP 7127AP 7330BP 7330AP 7336AP 7337, and BP 7335.
  • This is a full-time, 12 months per year educational administrator position.
Open Date 03/04/2024
Close Date 04/29/2024
Open Until Filled No
Posting Number P0884P
Additional Application Information
  •  The hiring committee will decide if interviews will be conducted in person at the College or via Zoom. Travel expenses for first-level interviews are not reimbursed by the College. Second-level travel reimbursement is only available for eligible candidates. HR will notify those who are eligible when second-level interviews are scheduled.

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