Dean of Strategic Partnerships & Workforce Development

Website San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number 20141702S
Position Title Dean of Strategic Partnerships & Workforce Development
Location Skyline College
Department Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Development
Position Number 2AT009
Percentage of Full Time 100%
FLSA Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Months per Year 12
If other, please specify
Min Salary $178,152 (annual)
Max Salary $226,356 (annual)
Position Type Administrative/Supervisory Positions
Who We Are
The San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.” We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our San Mateo County Community College District team, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty and classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District
Skyline College is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 16,000 students each academic year. Skyline College has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that it serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on Skyline College’s Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) website.

Who We Want
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community College District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.

The Position
Under the general direction of the Vice President of Instruction, the Dean of Strategic Partnerships & Workforce Development will be responsible for the leadership, coordination, and compliance of the college’s Career Education programs, including, but not limited to the Strong Workforce Program (SWP), Carl D. Perkins funding, Work Experience Program, Dual Enrollment Program, Grants, Career & Job Placement Services, Adult Education, and other educational areas as assigned. As a member of the college leadership team, the Dean is held to the Leadership Standards of Excellence.

Additionally, the Dean of Strategic Partnerships & Workforce Development will assist the college with local and regional CTE program planning and development, budget coordination, employer outreach, regional advisory committees, and coordinating college CTE grant activities; manage college articulation and dual enrollment efforts in feeder high schools and districts; ensure compliance with relevant state and federal grant requirements, including fiscal coordination and reporting; represent the college in local and regional workforce education and training initiatives; and facilitate the expansion of CTE programs and potential partnerships with appropriate industries, high schools, post-secondary institutions and community organizations as they relate to career programs.

The anticipated start date pending Board of Trustees approval is July 1, 2024.

Duties and Responsibilities
The duties below are representative of the duties of the position and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this position.
  1. Supervise and assume responsibility for faculty, including, but not limited to the areas of Work Experience, Career & Job Placement Services, Career Development, and Dual Enrollment
  2. Provide leadership in Career and Technical Education to ensure teaching excellence and innovations in student learning and student success
  3. Guide and support faculty in their efforts to develop and assess student learning outcomes at the course, program, and Division levels
  4. In collaboration with student services and instruction, assist with planning and program development as related to career and workforce programs
  5. Direct communications, personnel, resources, curriculum, schedules, and information to meet the instructional and student services needs of dual enrollment and enhance the educational effectiveness of assigned programs and services
  6. Serve as the college representative in coordination of grant work plan objectives and activities for projects, such as Strong Workforce program (SWP), across the three San Mateo colleges and coordinate local and regional SWP planning
  7. Inform CTE program expansion and development at the college using relevant labor market information
  8. Support articulation and dual enrollment efforts with secondary and adult schools in the area of CTE
  9. Serve as college liaison to local industry, adult schools, secondary, and postsecondary institutions in developing and implementing CTE projects and grant activities
  10. Coordinate with San Mateo County Community College District colleges in CTE program vitality assessment to ensure programs are aligned with workforce needs
  11. Plan and administer the Division budget
  12. Coordinate preparation of catalog, schedule, and brochure materials for the Division
  13. Write grant proposals, manage Division grants, and prepare required reports
  14. Provide articulation/liaison with other college divisions and services, advisory committees, student groups, and appropriate off-campus institutions and groups
  15. Serve on designated college and District committees
  16. Serve as a member on the Instructional Leadership Team
  17. Administer collective bargaining agreements for Division faculty and classified staff
  18. Direct the tenure review and/or evaluation processes for all Division faculty and staff
  19. Serve as key emergency prevention, preparedness, and response personnel as assigned
  20. Serve as the Bay Area Community College Consortium (BACCC) Representative
  21. Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Instruction
Minimum Qualifications
  • Possession of a Master’s degree or above from an accredited institution OR the equivalent
  • One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment
  • Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, neurodivergent, and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  1. Community college teaching experience and demonstrated appreciation for the disciplines taught in the Division
  2. Evidence of involvement, initiative, and leadership in instructional activities
  3. Ability to develop, organize, and coordinate a wide variety of instructional programs to achieve college and Division goals
  4. Ability to facilitate faculty endeavors in the development and assessment of student learning outcomes
  5. Ability to elicit and bring focus to recommendations from Division faculty and staff
  6. Ability to represent effectively the Division and its goals at college and District levels
  7. Organizational skills to facilitate the development and administration of curriculum, budget, staff development, and performance evaluation
  8. Ability to manage the Division Office and other services to assist faculty and students
  9. Commitment to balancing appropriately the needs of remedial, vocational, and transfer students
  10. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with District and college administrators, faculty, staff, students, and the public
  11. Ability to creatively facilitate problem-solving between departments and programs in the Division
  12. Awareness of and commitment to shared governance
  13. Evidence of organizational skills that enable the performance of duties in a timely fashion with attention to details
  14. Evidence of grant-writing and/or fund-raising skills
  15. Ability to develop partnerships with local businesses and community groups
  16. Commitment to the District’s goal of integrating writing skills across the curriculum
  17. Familiarity with and willingness to expand the use of computer-based technology appropriate to the subject area(s) of the assignment
  18. Demonstrated managerial skills, including experience in delegating responsibility for tasks and following up on completion of tasks
  19. Skill in respectful, tactful and sensitive interaction with people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, neurodivergent, and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds
Physical Requirements
This classification requires sitting for extended periods of time, pushing and pulling, and visual acuity. The ability to type, use a phone, stand intermittently, walk, bend and stoop, occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects of light to moderate weight, work at a computer, including sitting and viewing a monitor for various lengths of time, repetitive use of keyboard, mouse or other control device, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate keyboard, ability to communicate and provide information to others; ability to operate a motor vehicle and drive to off-campus locations in order to perform the essential functions.

Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Academic employees participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California (no contributions to Social Security). Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

Posting Detail Information
Open Date 12/11/2023
First Review Date 01/22/2024
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary
Required Application Materials
All applicants are required to submit:

1. A completed online District application form (go to to complete the application and to apply for this position).

2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.

3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicant’s cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, neurodivergent, and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff as well as the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement.

Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.

For questions related to this posting, please contact:
SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive
San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555
Fax: (650) 574-6574
Web Page:

Conditions of Employment
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

2. Submit verifications of prior employment

3. Satisfactory references

4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.

5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States

6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees

7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.

8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.
Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation requests and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures can be made by completing our: Applicant Reasonable Accommodation Request Form
Annual Security Report
San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2022 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2022 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2022 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2022 Annual Security Report is now available. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000. The report includes information about criminal activity on our campuses, emergency procedures and resources.

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