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San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 6/16/2023

Position Number: 000704

Location: San Diego Mesa College

Position Type: Academic

The Position:
From San Diego Mesa College President Ashanti Hands:

San Diego Mesa College seeks energetic and dedicated candidates to apply for academic positions. The College is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, classified professionals, staff, and students. As the “Leading College of Equity & Excellence”, we take responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all of our students.

As the largest college in the San Diego Community College District, the institution enjoys a solid financial standing, state of the art facilities, and a world class faculty, classified professionals, and staff. For 59 years, Mesa College has been on the leading edge, from offering a Community College Bachelor’s Degree, to being a lead California Community College in graduating students with an Advanced Degree for Transfer. We embrace the mission of community colleges, and are committed to empowering our students to maximize their potential, leading to healthy and thriving communities.

We are adding new staff, classified professionals, faculty, and administrators who, alongside our stellar colleagues, will lead us into the future. If this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, I encourage you to file an application for employment.

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Dean, School of Health Sciences and Public Service, beginning August 7, 2023, at San Diego Mesa College.

The Dean for the School of Health Sciences and Public Service reports to the Vice President of Instruction and is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating instructional programs in close cooperation with Department Chairs. This includes coordinating and supervising class schedules, faculty teaching assignments, curriculum development, staff development, and budget planning. The Dean is involved in hiring and evaluating academic and classified staff. The Dean establishes and maintains connections with relevant community and professional organizations and participates in college governance and decision-making. Currently, the School of Health Sciences and Public Service includes the departments of Allied Health (Dental Assisting, Health Information Management, Health Information Technology, Medical Assisting, Neurodiagnostic Technology, Phlebotomy, Physical Therapy Assistant, Radiologic Technology, and Veterinary Technician), Consumer/Nutrition Studies (Child Development, Child Development Center, and Nutrition), American Sign Language-English Interpretation (ASL-English Interpretation), and Work Experience. This position additionally oversees the Baccalaureate degree program, the Allied Health Pro Bono Clinic, and administers the Perkins V funding. They actively participate in Campus, District, Regional, and State CTE planning and initiatives. The College is seeking an applicant who is a positive, collaborative, innovative, and energetic leader.

Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.

Major Responsibilities:
Major Responsibilities:

Provide effective leadership for the School of Health Sciences and Public Services.
Work collaboratively with the School’s faculty and classified professionals to develop and implement long- and short-range goals, including alignment with the College’s master plan and other campuses, District, and Regional planning documents and processes.
Work collaboratively with faculty, department chairs, and administrators in aspects of school management, including budgeting, enrollment management, and schedule development.
Work collaboratively with faculty, classified professionals, and academic leaders to support curriculum development and review at both the course and program levels within the College and Region and in alignment with accreditation and licensing requirements.
Work collaboratively with department chairs to hire, supervise, evaluate, support, and mentor all faculty and classified professionals.
Apply local, state, and federal regulations to the College’s and School’s instructional programs, courses, laboratory safety, and activities.
Advocate for, coordinate, manage, and evaluate transfer and CTE programs, departments, disciplines, and grants at the College, district, community, and regional levels.
Provide direct support to students as needed to resolve student concerns and make referrals as appropriate to college resources.
Provide leadership with State initiatives and legislative mandates related to Career and Technical Education (CTE) and associated funding sources such as Strong Workforce, Perkins, etc.
Develop and maintain positive relationships with departments and schools across the campus, community, region, industry, and professional organizations.
Understand and contribute to a college participatory governance structure and collective bargaining environment.
Work collaboratively and transparently with the VPI and other administrative leaders.
Promote and support policies, actions, and activities that foster an institutional culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism.

In compliance with policies adopted by the Board of Trustees, applicants for
this position must show evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
1. Possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited
institution; AND,
2. One (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience
reasonably related to the administrator’s assignment.

Desired Qualifications:
Desired Qualifications:

Demonstrated effective educational leadership in planning and administering programs related to the disciplines within the School of Health Sciences and Public Service.
Experience with planning, organizing, coordinating, budgeting, promoting, supervising and evaluating academic programs, and advocating for future resource needs, including laboratory equipment, technology, and maintenance.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Career Education requirements, initiatives, and funding, including Perkins and Strong Workforce and the vital and valuable role of CTE programs in preparing students for the workforce.
Knowledge of effective classroom instruction that provides diverse and effective learning theories to foster a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism leading to student success.
Knowledge of and experience with the curriculum development process at the community college, regional, and state levels.
Demonstrated knowledge and skill in enrollment management, including schedule development.
Experience establishing and maintaining partnerships with relevant community and professional organizations, including program advisory committees, private industry, and public agencies, including healthcare-related ones.
Demonstrated experience in applying local, state, and federal regulations and specialized healthcare-related accreditation requirements to the College’s instructional programs and courses.
Demonstrated knowledge of Community College Baccalaureate Degree Program and requirements.
Experience in developing relationships with high schools, transfer institutions, and industry partners to promote seamless pathways for students.
Demonstrated effective administrative experience, hiring, evaluating, and working collaboratively with faculty and classified professionals to establish and carry out the School’s planning goals.
Experience working in a college participatory governance and collective bargaining environment.
Demonstrated effective conflict resolution skills.
Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, including both oral and written communication.
Demonstrated commitment to the missions and values of the California Community College System, the San Diego Community College System, and San Diego Mesa College.

Training and Experience: Any combination of training and experience equivalent to: qualification for a California Community College Supervisor Credential and three years of increasingly responsible and directly related management or supervisory experience in an institution of higher education.

Both of the following: (a) Master’s degree; AND (b) One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.

Physical Requirements: Category III

Environment: Favorable, usually involves an office. Valid California driver’s license California Community College Supervisory Credential.

Pay Information:
Range 18 ($9,263.00- $14,852.57) 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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