Dean, Public Safety

Website San Diego Community College District


San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 12/2/2023

Position Number: 007643

Location: San Diego Miramar College

Position Type: Academic

The Position:
President P. Wesley Lundburg invites all qualified candidates to apply for the position of Dean, Public Safety at San Diego Miramar College. Academic subject areas within the school include Administration of Justice, Emergency Medical Technician, and Fire Protection Technology. San Diego Miramar College is a fast‐growing and innovative college with a freshly adopted focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion as it moves into a new era. We are looking for a Dean who is deeply committed to student success and identifying and then implementing continuously improved plans for increasing access to higher education for all demographics, but particularly ensuring access for underprivileged students.

Under the direction of the Vice President of Instruction, working alongside a collaborative management team at the college, the Dean of the School of Public Safety is responsible for providing leadership in planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating instructional programs that deliver accredited college courses serving surrounding San Diego County Public Safety Agencies.

San Diego Miramar College, a student-ready college, invites all qualified candidates to apply for the position of Dean, Public Safety. Miramar College, a leader in providing student access and success, seeks candidates who are motivated by serving students in a college community and are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
We are a fast‐growing and innovative college with a freshly adopted focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion as we move into a new era. Recently designated as an emerging Minority Serving Institution (MSI) the College is committed to helping students access higher education and achieve success inside and outside the classroom.
The College is located in the Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch area of San Diego and is one of four colleges/centers in the San Diego Community College District. Our student population of 14,193 [African American (5%), Native American (1%), Asian (14%), Filipino (7%), Latinx (30%), Multiple Ethnicities (8%), Pacific Islander (1%), White (32%), Unreported (2%)], is reflective of the diverse community we serve.

In addition to expertise in their field, San Diego Miramar College seeks applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to support our diverse student populations. Additionally, candidates should be able to demonstrate ways they will develop tools and resources to better serve historically marginalized and minoritized populations. We strongly encourage candidates who possess the experience for the position, and who are student-centered and continue to demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to best serve our student population.

Those who join our team at San Diego Miramar College can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that promotes broad collaboration among faculty, classified professionals, administration, students, and community and industry partners. We are proud of our commitment to create a socially just and responsive culture, host ethnically diverse speakers, and support various equity-focused professional development opportunities. Our college strives to ensure that students reach their full potential by eliminating gaps in academic outcomes that traditionally hinder students of color and disproportionately impacted students. In fact, the college’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is encapsulated by our newly adopted Strategic Goal #5:Miramar College Strategic Goal #5Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) – Build an environment that embraces diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and social justice for the benefit of the college community.Strategic Direction 1- Systematically update college processes, programs, and practices within a comprehensive equity framework for equity-minded practices in the workplace, the classroom, and support programs/services.Strategic Direction 2- Establish comprehensive professional development for the campus community to increase capacity around and engage in equity, diversity, inclusion, social justice, and anti-racism.Strategic Direction 3-Systematically review, develop and incorporate equity-minded practices in: 1) culturally responsive instructional pedagogy, 2) student-centered services, and 3) recruitment, screening, and retention of employees.Applicants can review Miramar College’s full strategic plan on Miramar College’s:

Major Responsibilities:
The Dean will supervise all operational functions of the School of Public Safety which include the following disciplines: Administration of Justice, Fire Technology and Emergency Medical Technician Training. The Dean will engage in enrollment management, workforce development, resource allocation, budget development and tracking, oversee process to collect, track and monitor metrics across instructional programs with input from faculty. Additional duties will include work collaboratively with administrators, faculty and staff from Instruction and Student Services. The incumbent will also be expected to serve on district, college or other committees as assigned.

Major responsibilities include enrollment management and the development of the class schedules in coordination with on-campus and off-campus facilities, supervision of faculty and teaching assignments, curriculum development and program review, staff development, budget administration, and public safety agency instructional service agreement coordination. Other responsibilities for this position include the evaluation of facilities and equipment and recommendation of improvements.

The incumbent to this position will be required to 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, and to 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:
Demonstrated experience in managing and providing equitable instructional leadership in multiple instructional disciplines.
Demonstrated experience in establishing school objectives and plans, assessing outcomes, and planning for improvement.
Demonstrated experience in leading and supporting faculty who will need to develop and deliver curriculum to meet the need of external agencies.
Demonstrated effective conflict resolution and problem-solving skills; and ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty and classified professionals.
Demonstrated experience developing and overseeing multiple budgets.
Demonstrated experience managing multiple complex class schedules and overseeing enrollment management.
Demonstrated experience evaluating facilities, equipment and developing recommendations for improvement.
Demonstrated experience working effectively with participatory governance and collective bargaining processes.
Demonstrated knowledge of external regulations and specialized accreditation requirements for instructional programs.
Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.

Training and Experience:
1. 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.

2. 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.

Valid California driver’s license California Community College Supervisory Credential (if applicable)

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 and is non-negotiable.

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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