• Dean
  • San Diego, CA
  • This position has been filled
  • May 14, 2023

Website San Diego Community College District


San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 11/2/2022

Position Number: 001048

Location: San Diego City College

Position Type: Academic

The Position:

Under the direction of a Vice President of Instruction/Student 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 a student services program employing certificated personnel such as academic support, student affairs, student development, student affairs/matriculation or student services. Dean positions may supervise staff directly or through first-line supervisors, such as Associate Deans and 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.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Direct the evaluation of facilities and equipment and 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.

DEAN – STUDENT AFFAIRS: These incumbents are assigned to Student Services and manage student affairs programs such as student government, student clubs/organizations, student activities, Basic Needs, Title III grant, Inter-Cultural Hubs (LGBT, Women’s, Rising Scholar, SUBIR, Veterans, First Gen), commencement, Equity programs, student and faculty rights, policies and procedures. Provide programmatic oversight for student life activities and programs using an equity lens and rooted in social justice. Provide grant management/oversight and prepare reports.

They also perform the following: Provide opportunities for and encourage students to participate in the democratic process on campus; ensure that decisions made by the Associated Students are constitutionally correct, ethical, and of benefit to the student body at large and to the community; resolve student discipline cases and students of concern.



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:


  •  Principles and techniques of leadership, instructing, training, counseling and supervising.
  • Goals and objectives of assigned programs.
  • Program and staff evaluation principles.
  • Governance systems for California community college districts
  • Supervision, management and public administration principles.
  • Budget, accounting and fund-raising principles.
  • Local, state and federal laws governing programs and services of community college districts.
  • Trends in educational program offerings.
  • Content and course outlines.
  • Delivery systems for instructional and instructional support programs and services.
  • Goals of the District’s educational master plan.
  • District’s collective bargaining process.
  • Technical aspects of field of specialty.
  • Current trends outside program which affect program.
  • District organization, policies and procedures.
  • Public relations and marketing techniques.
  •  California Ed Code regulations
  • Knowledge of Basic Needs supports and services
  • Direct experience administering a student code of conduct
  • Direct experience coordinating, managing and executing large scale campus wide programs
  • Experience working with culturally diverse student populations and groups
  • Direct experience managing and supporting intercultural hubs
  • Demonstrated ability preparing workshops and trainings
  • Experience working with faculty in an educational setting
  • Administer and enforce school policies related to discipline and student attendance
  • Oversee and supervise the management of student disciplinary records
  • Establish steps and procedures for working with students of concern and standards for student conduct
  • Communicate to faculty and staff regarding violations of the code of conduct, academic integrity or other policies
  • Experience assisting faculty in the organization and planning of campus-wide events and programs
  • Experience investigating complaints and grievances
  • Professional experience overseeing committees
  • Ability to analyze data regarding the effectiveness of programs and initiatives
  • Knowledge and experience creating and implementing department goals, policies, budgets, and working procedures
  • Direct experience providing support to students on issues related to institutional policies, department processes, and student services
  • Experience participating in the development of strong campus and community partnerships and collaborations to advance the vision and mission of the College
  • Organizational and administrative skills
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills

Skills and Abilities:

  •  Maintain excellent interpersonal relations with college, program and District staff, students and community groups
  • Train, select, assign, supervise and evaluate staff
  • Develop and direct delivery systems and implementation procedures for assigned programs and services
  • Develop and control budgets
  • Demonstrate analytical and assessment abilities.
  • Influence and persuade people to follow a prescribed course of action.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Manage grants and reporting responsibilities
  • Ability to build positive relationships with students, faculty and classified professionals
  • Have a strong understanding of higher education institution policies
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Promote an environment of cooperation and mutual effort to foster the success and achievements of students
  • Facilitate the involvement of students in college governance
  • Represent the college at local, State and National events and develop opportunities for collaboration with educational leaders, business/labor and industry, municipal, State agencies, community-based organizations and other institutions of higher education
  • Collaborate regarding management issues involving student services and programs of the college including recommendations for new or revised policies and procedures; assuring that all areas of student services interface effectively with the instructional programs
  • Leads the planning, evaluation, implementation and assessment of student affairs programs
  • Directs the development of short- and long-range plans for student affairs functions
  • Ability to work with multiple constituencies in support of a culturally and ethnically diverse workplace

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.


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.

Valid California driver’s licenseCalifornia 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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