Dean of Instruction
State Center Community College District
Closing Date: 02/18/2013
Position Classification: Management
Campus Location: Willow International Community College Center
Start Date: 07/01/2013
This position reports to the Vice President of Instruction and Student Serivces (Chief Instructional and Student Services Officer) who reports directly to the Campus President.
Areas of responsibility: The Willow International Community College Center Dean of Instruction will provide leadership to an integrated program that includes basic skills, academic and occupational education, and transfer.
- Provide leadership in working with faculty in assessing student learning outcomes as they relate to courses and programs in order to determine the effectiveness of student learning;
- Work with faculty and administration to ensure resources and staff development are provided to promote student success, professional development, and institutional advancement;
- Using the Education Master Plan and other relative data resources, identify and plan for future academic and occupational programs;
- Provide leadership for library and learning center services;
- Provide sustained leadership in curriculum and program improvement through regular program review, evaluation and revision;
- Work cooperatively with the Dean of Students to initiate collaborative projects between instruction and student services faculty and staff to promote student success;
- Provide leadership for the Child Development Center- coordinate the state licensing approval process, facilities, hiring of personnel, coordination with CUSD, and budget development;
- Facilitate grant applications for areas of responsibility;
- Work with faculty to develop classes and degree programs- research and development, faculty training and support, curriculum development, and program assessment and improvement;
- Provide leadership to assist faculty with the development of online classes, hybrid, distance learning (Point-to-Point Classes and web-based), class scheduling, and training of faculty and support staff;
- Assist the Director of Technology in assessing new technologies and software to improve pedagogy and learning outcomes and to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the work environment for faculty and staff and to provide opportunities for staff development;
- Schedule teaching assignments and develop course schedules;
- Monitor enrollment and make adjustments to classes according to enrollment trends and fiscal realities;
- Establish and maintain partnerships with local K-12 schools and business and community-based organizations which promote and benefit the programs within the Willow International Community College Center;
- In conjunction with the Dean of Students, establish and maintain partnerships with nearby CSU’s, UC’s and other private colleges;
- Assist in the hiring and evaluation of faculty and classified staff according to board policies and procedures;
- Assist department chairs in the recruitment of adjunct faculty;
- Develop budget recommendations and administer budgets;
- Prepare annual goals, participate in planning activities, and facilitate completion of goals;
- Perform additional administrative duties and services as requested and assigned.
Include an earned Master’s degree from an accredited college or university and one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonable related to the administrator’s administrative assignment or possession of a valid California Community College Supervisory Credential and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
- Equivalent to five years of full-time teaching and/or professional experience at a community college;
- Evidence of a commitment to teaching/learning and the vision of a learning-centered institution and community;
- Experience with planning, accreditation, and assessment of outcomes;
- Experience in a multi-college district with planning and communications;
- Ability to acquire and administer external funding for support of programs in the division;
- Experience with data driven strategic planning and decision making;
- Evidence of effective planning in the management, supervision, and evaluation of the work of others;
- Demonstrated experience in managing financial resources effectively, including determining how best to utilize resources and managing budgets and expenditures;
- Ability to work effectively with persons with diverse backgrounds, including faculty, students, support staff, and administrators;
- Demonstrated commitment to shared governance, consensus building, and team approach to management;
- Ability to use organizational skills that enable the performance of duties in a timely fashion with attention to detail;
- Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing; and
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Conditions of Employment: 221 duty days and 22 vacation days for a total of 243 days.
Salary and Benefits:
$105,852 – $132,064 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $1,945 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including health, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance as well as disability coverage for employees. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS).
Applications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
From the applicants who submit all the required documents and who meet the qualifications, a selection committee will determine the candidates that meet the highest degree of desirable qualifications. They will be invited to interview.
The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions. Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. A hiring recommendation will be made by the Campus President and/or Chancellor and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.
State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service minded organization and respond, as best we can, to the needs of our applicants and the faculty and administrators we work with in the District.
For more information, contact the Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93726, (559) 226-0720, fax (559) 229-7039. For information on the Willow International Community College Center or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu . Please refer to Position No. 5700.