Dean of Business, Behavioral & Social Sciences

Modesto Junior College
Modesto, California
$9,368 to $11,904 per month
May 16, 2017
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Modesto Junior College


Dean of Business, Behavioral & Social Sciences

Salary: $9,368 to $11,904 per month – Range 45 (2015-2016 Management Salary Schedule) Salary placement is determined per the YCCD Leadership Team Handbook procedure.

Deadline: 06/25/2017


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Under general administrative direction, plans, directs, manages and oversees the administrative activities and operations of the division; supervises classified and non-classified personnel assigned to the division; oversees the preparation and conduct of divisional academic programs (day and evening), academic activities of the faculty, and all pertinent administrative and personnel actions; guides and participates in curriculum planning and evaluation, course and program promotion and evaluates requirements for instructional staff, facilities, supplies and equipment; makes recommendations to the Vice President about standards, policies, and procedures applicable to instructional services and performs other duties, as assigned.


Supervision Received and Exercised:

Receives general administrative direction from an assigned Vice-President or other assigned executive manager.


Provides direct supervision to numerous faculty, managers as well as other administrative support staff, as assigned.


Education and Experience:

Education: Possess a Master’s Degree AND one year of successful experience in academic field related to the administrative assignment.


Experience: Five (5) years teaching and/or administrative experience in higher education (community college experience desired); experience in supervising full-time or part-time professional faculty and/or staff, a plus.


Knowledge of:

• Principles of current issues involving community, economic development, curriculum development and instructional technology related to academic discipline, behavioral and social science research trends.

• The diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

• Principles of current issues involving curriculum and instruction; all college services and programs; state and federal laws;

• Codes and regulations affecting instruction and instructional programs;

• Principles and techniques used in the administration of budget and planning.


Ability to:

• Learn, use, and implement new technologies as tools for learning, teaching, administering and generally improving the work area or scope of work;

• Communicate effectively with diverse constituencies, within and outside the District;

• Possess strong interpersonal communication skills, ability to motivate students and staff; deal with issues related to instruction and needs of students and staff;

• Plan, organize, direct, administer, review, and evaluate assigned programs and services;

• Exercise sound judgment in the performance of duties;

• High degree of professionalism and integrity;

• Ability to understand, motivate and deal with issues related to instruction and the needs of students and staff;

• Demonstrated commitment to community and campus activities.


Desirable Qualifications

Example of Duties

• Plan, direct, manage and oversee the administrative activities and operations of the division;

• Supervise faculty and staff within the division, including but not limited to: supervise work load, provide in-service training, resolve conflicts

• Plan and develop teaching schedules and coordinate room assignments; supervise instructional programs in the day, summer, evening, and extension in collaboration with the Office of Instruction

• Plan and maintain budgetary control within the funds allocated directly for the instructional area; facilitate fund-raising and grant-writing activities

• Develop and facilitate staffing for programs including the recruiting, hiring, supervision, and evaluation of all faculty and classified staff; evaluate all faculty and staff in accordance with the contracts between the district and employee groups; chair all search committees.

• Call and preside over regularly scheduled division staff meeting and special meetings as needed; serve on regular and special committees as assigned by the Vice President of Instruction.

• Work with community and industry groups and advisory committees; serve as liaison between the college and the community; identify community education needs and communicate those needs to the Vice President for Instruction or other appropriate party.

• Compile and report information related to the division’s programs, including Program Review, the Educational Master Plan, and special projects.

• Participate in the articulation of programs with other colleges and high schools, student advising and registration.

• Represent division concerns and needs to the assigned Vice President; participate in the Instructional Administrators’ Council (IAC), serve on committees within and outside the district.

• Plan, organize, and implement strategies to meet enrollment goals.

• Provide leadership in facilities planning, development, maintenance and management.

• Participate in local, regional, and/or state professional leadership organizations.

• Develop and administer grants to support instruction and activities of the Division.

• Work with citizens advisory committees to maintain links between college programs and employer/industry groups, as needed.

• Perform other related duties


Licenses and Certificates

Possession of valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License may be required.


YCCD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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