Southwestern Community College District
Dean, Student Engagement and Completion
Southwestern Community College District
Work Site: 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Department: Student Affairs
Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.
This is an Academic (Educational) Administrator classification that oversees, controls, and directs student programs, services, and activities as assigned, including short and long‐term planning, program development, and administration of program policies, procedures, and services. This classification provides assistance to the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Student Affairs in a variety of administrative, coordinative, analytical, and liaison capacities. Successful performance of the work requires knowledge of education policy and District functions and activities and the ability to develop, oversee, and implement projects and programs in a variety of areas. The work provides for a wide variety of independent decision‐making, within legal and general policy and regulatory guidelines. Responsibilities include the planning, development, quality, implementation, supervision, evaluation, establishment and continuation of the coordination of student programs and services within the Student Affairs Division specialize programs. Oversees the following specialize programs: Disability Support Services, Educational Opportunity Programs and Services, CalWORKs, Guardian Scholars, Student Equity, Learning Communities, Title V and Completion Programs, and other programs and services designed to benefit student engagement and success. The incumbent is accountable for accomplishing planning and operational goals and objectives and for furthering District goals and objectives within general policy guidelines.
• Monitors the growth and direction of categorically funded programs and projects to assure compliance with program requirements; assure related functions and activities comply with established standards, requirements, laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures, including collaboration with other departments and programs
• Develops, directs, and coordinates the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards for the assigned area of responsibility; within District policy, establishes appropriate budget, service, and staffing levels.
• Manages, develops, and administers the annual budget for the assigned area of responsibility; directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; directs the monitoring of and approves expenditures; directs and implements adjustments as necessary.
• Manages the selection, training, and motivation of staff, faculty and administrators; evaluates and reviews work for acceptability and conformance with District standards, including program and project priorities; provides leadership in the professional development of assigned staff and administrators; in accordance with District policy and procedures, coaches faculty and staff toward improved performance; implements disciplinary procedures; recommends hiring or termination; responds to staff questions and concerns.
• Revises board policies and procedures to be in alignment with the Education Code and Title V; updates and publishes; ensures training is provided to faculty, staff, and administrators regarding enrollment management practices, financial aid, FERPA, and other related topics.
• Collaborates with the district, the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Student Affairs, and Student Affairs and Academic Affairs deans to develop anti-racist practices and policies that advance improved student success outcomes
• Oversees the overall quality of assigned services by developing, reviewing, and implementing policies and procedures to meet regulatory requirements, educational standards, and District needs; continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors the distribution of work, support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs the implementation of change.
• Provides leadership in advancing student equity goals tied to the districts strategic plan in collaboration with faculty leaders, deans’ council, classified leadership and student leaders
• Establishes partnerships with high schools, colleges, agencies, and other groups whose activity is related to student support services; provides leadership in the establishment of new partnerships or programs with feeder school districts, colleges, and other agencies.
• Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.
Knowledge and Abilities:
MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF:
• In depth understanding of categorical or grant funded programs and outcomes associated with such programs
• Experience with strategic planning, project mapping, and team design
• Demonstrated understanding of equity and inclusion in application of board policy, student services practices, and leadership of programs
• Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of projects, programs, policies, procedures, and operational needs.
• Applicable federal, state, local, and District laws, regulations, ordinances, policies, and procedures relevant to assigned programs, projects, and operations.
• Educational policy analysis and research trends affecting community colleges.
• Theories, principles, and practices associated with higher education curricula and instruction, student support services, student learning, and student success.
• Contemporary issues of inclusion, social justice, diversity, access, and equity as related to higher education.
• Methods and techniques for the development of presentations, business correspondence, research and reporting, and information distribution.
• Modern office practices, procedures, technology, and computer equipment and applications, including word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications.
• English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
• Techniques for effectively representing the District in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
• Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively interacting with students, staff, faculty, representatives of outside organizations, and members of the public, including individuals of diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, physical ability, and sexual orientation.
• Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, local, and District laws, regulations, ordinances, policies, and procedures.
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
• Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.
• Prepare and present comprehensive and effective oral and written reports.
• Effectively use computer systems, software applications relevant to work performed, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks.
• Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, physical ability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
• Use tact, initiative, prudence, ethics, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax.
• Understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.
• Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience:
Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)
A Master’s degree. ANDOne (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.
Range 49, $13,049.33-$15,861.33 plus $2,090.00 annual stipend for earned Doctorate Degree. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.
As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.
All application materials must be received on-line at https://jobs.swccd.edu. Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Approximately). Work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the department. Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at https://jobs.swccd.edu. All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.
A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to email@example.com.
It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.
Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.
The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report – Southwestern College is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report is available on the SWCPD website at https://www.swccd.edu/student-support/safety-and-security/jeanne-clery-act/.
If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security Report, which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC College Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (619) 482-6390.
The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; public safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC College Police Department.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan (DAAPP) – More information about the DAAPP, including the Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer Information page (http://www.swccd.edu/index.aspx?page=1084)
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