Associate Dean

Website San Diego Community College District

Associate Dean

San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 6/9/2023

Position Number: 00120441

Location: Continuing Education

Position Type: Academic

The Position:
This is an Academic (Educational) Administrator classification that directs, supervises, and manages all activities of the college’s comprehensive Outreach Services program. Responsibilities include performing diverse, specialized, and complex work involving significant accountability and decision-making responsibility. The incumbent organizes and oversees day-to-day activities and is responsible for providing professional-level support to the assigned Dean in a variety of areas. Successful performance of the work requires an extensive professional background, as well as skill in coordinating programmatic work.

Major Responsibilities:
1. Plan, develop, manage, and implement the District’s comprehensive high school, adult school, community outreach programs; manage and participate in the development and implementation of District goals, objectives, administrative procedures, and priorities for assigned programs; lead the department in the creation, development and implementation of Student Learning Outcomes and Program Review.

2. Collaborates with other stakeholders to suggest enrollment management strategies in support of the District’s mission and vision.

3. Develop and maintain a high profile, effective and positive relations with local feeder school districts, colleges and universities and local community-based organizations; Communicate with business leaders, public agencies and other community groups to disseminate information and promote College enrollment.

4. Supervise, plan, direct, coordinate, and review work plans for staff providing services and activities; assign work activities, projects, and programs; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems.

5. Participate in the selection of new staff and faculty; train, motivate, and evaluate assigned faculty and staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.

6. Plan, develop and implement parent outreach component including annual high school orientations.

7. Conduct a variety of organizational studies and operational studies related to assigned area; prepare a variety of statistical and narrative internal reports for informational and planning purposes; recommend modifications to policies and procedures as appropriate.

8. Develop, prepare, submit, and monitor assigned budgets; research and approve expenditures for services, supplies, and equipment in accordance with established policies, procedures, and protocols.

9. Assure proper distribution of marketing and promotional materials and information to area high schools and designated locations in the community; Coordinate schedules and publicity for college visits; plan, promote and coordinate campus tours and outreach events.

10. Confer with students, adult schools, and high schools to resolve student enrollment issues related to early admissions or concurrent enrollment.

11. Attend various staff and committee meetings; serve on and chair various campus and off-campus committees and coordinate outreach activities with other College personnel; represent the College at off-campus meetings, committees, and activities. Serve on local and regional committees impacting student populations served by SDCCE.

12. Gather data and prepare monthly reports related to enrollment, performance, and retention of entering high school students and outreach activities.

13. Prepare and deliver oral presentations to elementary, middle/junior high, high school students and community groups.

14. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

In compliance with policies adopted by the Board of Trustees, applicants for this position must show evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
Possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution


one (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s assignment;

Possession of a lifetime California Community College Supervisor Credential.

Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge of:

1. Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, budget development, program development, implementation, and evaluation.

2. Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of projects, programs, policies, procedures, and operational needs.

3. Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review, and evaluation, and the training of staff in work methods and procedures.

4. Operations, services, and activities of comprehensive Outreach program.

5. Principles, practices, theories, and methods of research design, evaluation, data collection and statistical analysis, interpretation, and reporting of a variety of data and information.

6. Applicable federal, state, local, and District laws, regulations, ordinances, policies, and procedures relevant to assigned programs, projects, and operations.

7. Contemporary issues of inclusion, social justice, diversity, access, and equity as related to higher education.

8. Methods and techniques for the development of presentations, business correspondence, research, and reporting, and information distribution.

9. Principles and procedures of record keeping, technical report writing, and preparation of correspondence and presentations.

10. Modern office practices, procedures, technology, and computer equipment and applications, including word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications.

11. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.

12. Techniques for effectively representing the District in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations.

13. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively interacting with students, staff, faculty, representatives of outside organizations, and members of the public, including individuals of diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, physical ability, and sexual orientation.

Ability to:

1. Provide administrative and professional leadership and direction for the department and assigned program areas.

2. Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards for assigned program areas.

3. Develop and monitor budgets and effectively utilize resources. Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, local, and District laws, regulations, ordinances, policies, and procedures.

4. Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of professional and technical faculty and staff.

Delegate authority and responsibility:

1. Select, train, motivate, and evaluate the work of staff and train staff in work procedures.

2. Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.

3. Effectively represent the District and the department in meetings with various educational, business, professional, regulatory, and legislative organizations.

4. Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.

5. Gather and analyze data, evaluate alternatives, and make sound recommendations.

6. Maintain accurate databases, records, and files.

7. Effectively manage priorities in complex and diverse operational units.

8. Effectively use computer systems, software applications relevant to work performed, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks.

9. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax.

10. Use tact, initiative, prudence, ethics, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.

11. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Pay Information:
Range 16 ($8,130.06- $13,003.86) per month based on the current Management Salary Schedule.

Initial salary placement is commensurate with related experience and promotional rules. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid medical, dental, and vision plans; sick and vacation leave; and opportunities for professional development. Initial Salary Placement, Promoted or transferred employees will be placed as specified in the Management Employees Handbook. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. A temporary probationary period will be applied to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

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All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

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