Dean of Instruction/ Liberal Arts

Mar 06, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Dean of Instruction/ Liberal Arts

SALARY: $9,662.00 ­ $11,008.00 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 02/27/17
CLOSING DATE: 04/07/17 11:59 PM


Anticipated Start Date July 1, 2017

Monterey Peninsula College is seeking an outstanding and diverse pool of applicants interested in working in a dynamic and collaborative environment changing to meet the needs of the students, the community and the state.

Under the direction of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean of Instruction will provide leadership and oversight for instructional programs and instructional support services in Liberal Arts to include the social sciences, humanities, English, world languages, and the arts. The dean will also oversee continuing education programs.

The dean will manage and evaluate assigned managers, supervisors, division/department chairs, faculty and staff, in conformance with appropriate policies and procedures; and carry out complex projects and special programs. The Dean is an Educational Administrator responsible for administering state regulations, college policies and procedure related to Instruction, and working collaboratively with administration, faculty and staff to promote educational excellence and student success.

Duties and essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:

• Provide vision and leadership for a diverse, dynamic, and innovative community of faculty, staff,and students.
• Support a climate that promotes innovation and improved service to students and the community; cooperate with area staff and other managers to develop processes that are student friendly and supportive of student success.
• Provide yearround leadership, management, participation in the development and operation of instructional programs and/or instructional support services including day, evening, weekend, intersession, and summer programs.

Program Development and Enrollment Management:
• Facilitate and oversee instructional program development and curriculum development to address the mission of the college.
• In collaboration with faculty, develop programs, support a variety of methods of instruction (including facetoface and online learning and learning support programs), and ensure course and program articulations are kept up to date.
• Assist in the coordination of division and/or area programs with those of other institutions and in the development of partnerships with external agencies.

Personnel Management:
• Coordinate and participate in the hiring process for management, faculty and classified staff in assigned division(s) and/or area(s) and recommend personnel actions to supervisor.
• Coordinate and participate in the training of assigned managers, faculty, and classified staff.
• Evaluate assigned managers and classified staff according to established procedures and timelines. Assist and participate in the evaluation of faculty.

Planning and accreditation:
• Organize, manage, and participate in the annual planning and budgeting process in cooperation with managers, supervisors, faculty, and classified staff? ensure that division and/or area plans and budgets are aligned to college mission, goals, and objectives.
• Provide leadership for, and assist with division program reviews, annual program review updates, and action plans.
• Assist and participate in the accreditation process.
• Manage and participate in the continued evaluation and improvement of the assigned division(s) and/or area(s) instructional and/or instructional support services.
• Promote the assessment of student outcomes in order to determine the effectiveness of student learning and student programs in the assigned division(s) and/or area(s).

Budgets and Grants:
• With division faculty, staff, and other administrators, manage the preparation of class schedules, catalogs, brochures and other printed or electronic materials for the assigned division or area. Extract, analyze and utilize enrollment management tools and data for decisionmaking.
• Manage the approved annual budget for assigned division(s) and/or area(s).
• Facilitate grant applications for assigned division or area, manage grants, and be responsible for required reports. Oversee grants in assigned area ensuring compliance with the terms of the grant.

• Accurately interpret applicable laws, regulations and collective bargaining contract provisions.
• Interpret and analyze appropriate laws, policies, rules and procedures to determine impact on assigned division(s) or area(s) and monitor compliance and reporting strategies.

General operations:
• Respond to, and seek resolution of complaints arising from division and/or area activities, including participating in the grievance process.
• Actively participate in, and support, College and District participatory governance components, activities, and other collaborative processes.
• Employ appropriate techniques and strategies to resolve disputes and to enhance communication and cooperation among the members of the College and District communities.
• Serve as liaison to other college units, areas and services? advisory committees? individual students and student groups? and appropriate university, school and community groups.
• Serve on College and District committees as assigned. May represent the District at state and regional meeting, committees, and conferences.
• Travel throughout the service area in carrying out responsibilities and functions.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of: Computerbased technology for management of assigned divisions/areas and for instructional and instructional support services; the goals of participatory governance; principles and practices of administrative organization and management, planning, supervising and evaluating the work of others, employee motivation and training; applicable federal, state, local, District and College laws, rules and regulations, and collective bargaining contract provisions; complex business level English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; modern office tools such as computers and printers; typical modern office computer software programs; report and presentation writing; sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Ability To: Use organizational skills that enable performance of duties in a timely fashion with attention to detail; effectively communicate orally and in writing; manage financial resources effectively including determining how best to utilize resources and managing budgets and expenditures; use personal computers utilizing typical office software applications, including the Internet; work effectively with managers, faculty and staff in a participatory governance environment to accomplish the goals and objectives of the college and the assigned divisions or areas; exercise good judgment; demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and gender backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

• Possession of a master's degree from an accredited college or university; and
• One (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment; and
• Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications
1. Teaching experience in one of the disciplines in Liberal Arts. Equivalent to at least three years of fulltime instructional and instructional support services experience in an institution of higher education.
2. Demonstrated experience working with faculty in the development of curriculum and scheduling general education pattern of courses
3. Demonstrated experience using a collegial and collaborative approach in decision­making to build consensus.
4. Demonstrated experience developing and assessing student learning outcomes.
5. Demonstrated experience managing projects, grants, and budgets.
6. Three or more years in academic leadership positions with increasing responsibility such as
Director, Department Chair, Division Chair, and Dean.
7. Demonstrated experience collaborating campus­wide to create an educational environment that
supports student success, effectively leading to educational goal attainment.

Environment: Busy office environment. Light to moderate physical effort; occasional standing or walking; periodic handling of lightweight parcels up to 15 pounds. Indoor work environment. Driving a vehicle to conduct work as necessary. Requires evening and weekend responsibility. Required travel to District sites and occasional travel to other locations in the county or state.

Possess or ability to obtain a valid California driver's license and must have an acceptable driving record and current vehicle insurance meeting State of California requirements.


Salary $9,662­$11,008 per month. Placement will be commensurate with background and experience. In addition, a qualified incumbent can earn a doctoral stipend of $242 per month. The District provides an excellent fringe benefit package, including paid medical and dental coverage for employees and their dependents. Vision plan, life insurance and income protection plan provided for the employee only.

Monterey Peninsula College offers excellent employee benefits, ranging from health, dental, vision, life insurance, employee assistance program (EAP), and long­term disability, provides sick leave and contributes to the CalSTRS retirement plan. Monterey Peninsula College contributes to the State Teachers' Retirement System. Participation in tax deferred plans is available.

Applicants must submit the following materials online:

1. A completed District application, including the required diversity statement.
2. A cover letter that describes why you are interested in the position and how your background
applies to the major duties of the position, and please address each of the desirable qualifications
listed in this job announcement (3 pages maximum).
3. A current resume including educational background, professional experience, professional activities,
and any other experience pertinent to the position.
4. Copies of transcripts from accredited colleges. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the applicant's expense. Click on the following link for a list of agencies with evaluation services. List of Agencies Performing Evaluations of Foreign Transcripts.
5. A list of at least four professional references with titles and current phone numbers (office, cell and home numbers). Interviewees will be asked permission to contact these references via a signed release prior to interviews.

Please Note: Candidates advanced for interviews must agree to a full background and reference check and may be required to submit further materials.

To apply for this position, please go to

Click on the link for "Full Time Faculty and Administrator Positions." Click on the job title for full details about the position. Additionally you will see an "apply" button immediately above the announcement to the right.
You will be required to create a user account. If you already have a user account with another NeoGov employer, you will be able to use your existing account login information. Please complete all the required components of the application including uploading of your transcripts and other required documents.
Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the Office of Human Resources by calling (831) 645­1341.

For additional information, please contact:
Rachelle Uganiza
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College 831­645­1341

Applicants selected for interviews will be notified by phone approximately 2 to 4 weeks following the application deadline. Initial interviews are held on campus and tentatively scheduled for the month of April 2017. Travel expenses associated with the initial interview are the sole responsibility of the applicant. Selected finalists will be invited to second interviews with the Superintendent/President and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Partial reimbursement for expenses associated with the second interview may be available. Positions are subject to adequate funding and MPC reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.

Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre­ employment requirements. Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, Risk Assessment or verification of a negative TB exam, proof of fingerprints taken via Live Scan to the Department of Justice, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval.

The District is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.

Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) is a fully accredited California public community college. With an open admissions policy, the college is known for the excellence of its academic programs and student support services. The college has been recognized as a top military friendly school.

Monterey Peninsula College is located on the beautiful central coast of California, approximately 120 miles south of San Francisco. The cities of Carmel, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Sand City, Seaside and the unincorporated areas commonly known as Big Sur, Carmel Valley and Pebble Beach are all served by the district. Monterey Peninsula is known as a world­class destination and the many attractions of the area include an incomparable coastline, numerous state parks, the historical district of Monterey, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and several of the most famous golf courses in the world.

Monterey Peninsula College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of
Education. Additional information about accreditation and contact information for the Commission can be found at

Monterey Peninsula College's comprehensive curriculum and student services are designed to meet the needs of a diverse student body and include transfer, career and technical education, basic skills, and continuing education offerings.

In 201516 MPC served approximately 14,000 students which included:
AfricanAmerican 3.68% American Indian/Alaskan Native Filipino 2.77%
Hispanic 33.75% MultiEthnicity 4.27%
Pacific Islander 0.86% Unknown 5.48%
White NonHispanic 43.43%
0.39% Asian

A number of other institutions cooperate with Monterey Peninsula College in serving the postsecondary education demands of the Monterey Peninsula. Among those are California State University, Monterey Bay, Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University, the Defense Language Institute, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey College of Law, and the Naval Postgraduate School. The College also enjoys a collaborative relationship with the Monterey County Business Council and the Monterey County Workforce Investment Board.

Position #2016­00117


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