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San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 10/8/2023

Position Number: 001891

Location: San Diego City College

Position Type: Academic

The Position:
Applications are now being accepted for the position of Dean, School of Arts, Humanities, Communication & Telecommunication at San Diego City College beginning January 2024. One of three colleges in the San Diego Community College District, City College is an urban campus dedicated to the precepts of Social Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. City College provides academic and vocational offerings to meet the needs of a diverse student population. The college is minutes away from the world-class San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, and Chicano Park. While the current vacancy is at City College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor.

Under the direction of a Vice President of Instructional Services or other assigned manager, plan, organize and direct a major instructional, instructional support or student services program on a college campus or at a large continuing education site.

Incumbents in this classification are assigned to manage and provide leadership to a large instructional program involving a group of academic subject areas, a large continuing education program, an instructional support or a student services program employing certificated personnel such as academic support services. Dean positions may supervise certified (faculty and Associate Deans) and classified professionals directly or through first-line supervisors.

Plan, organize, coordinate, manage and evaluate an assigned instructional or instructional support program in accordance with legal requirements, District policies and sound instructional/guidance principles and practices.Establish overall objectives and plans; initiate and participate in overall program planning; assess needs for new programs/services; facilitate their development and implementation in accordance with established approval guidelines and budgets.

Demonstrated commitment to principles of Diversity, Equity, Social Justice, and Inclusion, which serves to support the college mission, and values thus promoting student and employee equity, achievement, and success.

Major Responsibilities:
DEAN – INSTRUCTION:These incumbents are assigned to Instructional Services, manage a major instructional program(s) and also perform the following:Review and evaluate curricula and effect changes as needed, with the advice of department chairpersons and faculty; develop and coordinate instructional services in support of matriculation and student services; advise and direct faculty members in designing and implementing special projects; approve the selection of textbooks, visual aides and other instructional materials; direct course approval applications for submission to the District and the State Chancellor’s Office; assure the timely development of class schedules; direct the review and revision of materials for college catalog related to assigned instructional area(s); assign instructors according to qualifications, scheduling requirements and established work load standards.
Direct the evaluation of facilities and equipment and implement recommend improvements.
Communicate and interpret program objectives and offerings to potential students, other two-year and four-year institutions, community organizations, students, staff, instructors and others.
Screen, interview, select, assign, supervise and evaluate regular and substitute faculty and staff; plan, coordinate and provide orientation and in-service education for professional development of assigned staff.
Prepare staff assignments and schedules; assign work location in accordance with established District policy.
Develop annual budget recommendations according to established procedures; monitor and control assigned program budgets; initiate special fund requests.
Serve as a member of District, site or other committees and task forces; maintain liaison with other site and District administration to assure proper coordination of activities; promote sharing of ideas and communication of successful operating practices with others in similar positions inside and outside the District.
Represent the District and participate at the local, State and national levels in organizations and activities that improve, promote and publicize District instructional/instructional support programs.
Coordinate and direct special projects as assigned; initiate studies and conduct analyses as necessary to determine the need for new or modified course offerings, programs or services.
Prepare reports and make presentations as necessary; assure the preparation, distribution and maintenance of required reports, records and files.
Coordinate and facilitate the resolution of student, instructor and staff conflicts, complaints and grievances.
Perform related duties as assigned.

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:
Knowledge of the disciplines included in the School of Arts, Humanities, Communication & Telecommunications.
Demonstrated teaching experience, work experience, and/or leadership experience in higher education.
Evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability/experience in planning, organizing, evaluating, and implementing projects working with faculty, staff, and students.
Current knowledge and/or experience in educational technology.
Experience with enrollment management.

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 licenseCalifornia Community College Supervisory Credential.

Pay Information:
Range 6 ($10,561.08- $17,202.89) 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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