Dean, Equity and Inclusion

Los Altos Hills
Jun 06, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Community College

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Dean, Equity and Inclusion

Posting #: 16-203

Campus: Foothill College

Number of Working Months: 12 Months

Starting Salary: $110,551.04 - $155,556.41 annually*

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Open Until Filled

Employment Duration: Full-Time


Full Salary Range: $110,551.04 - $155,556.41 annually*
*Actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience (Customary Hiring Range: $110,551.04-$121,882.52 annually).

Initial Review Date: 7/17/17**
**Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the management position above.

Reporting to the college President and a member of the President's cabinet, the Dean, Equity & Inclusion provides college-wide leadership in fulfillment of the Colleges' strategic goals related to the achievement of equitable outcomes for disproportionately impacted student groups. Works with faculty, staff and administrators to oversee a range of equity related professional development to provide greater cultural awareness of student needs and best practices for meeting varying learning styles. The Dean will oversee the Student Success and Retention Team leading college efforts to integrate academic and student services such as early alert and mentoring in support of the goals articulated in the Student Equity Plan. The position will supervise, a program coordinator, a non-instructional faculty position, as well as an administrative assistant. The Dean is also responsible for forming partnerships with K-12 schools and community based organizations to expand equity programs.

The Dean works with faculty, staff and administrators from across the campus to further the college's strategic equity goals which are focused on closing the achievement gap and providing equitable outcomes for all students. The administration, faculty and staff of the college are committed to the college's equity agenda and rely on this position to provide both leadership and vision for this effort. In addition, the position coordinates the college's equity agenda among campus constituents as well as with the District and De Anza College, and is responsible for representing the college at state-wide equity meetings. Also, this position will be responsible for the fiscal oversight of categorically funded equity expenditures that are subject to audit and require annual program outcome evaluations. This oversight will include the budgets for the campuses learning communities including the First Year Experience and Umoja. These programs submit their program reviews to this position and the Dean will provide feedback for and advocate for these cohort groups. Additionally, the Dean serves as the administrative chair of the Program Review Committee.

The following duties and responsibilities are typical but not limited to the following:

  1. Provides strategic and visionary support for the Student Equity efforts across the whole campus.
  2. Oversees a budget with $1M in equity funding.
  3. In collaboration, develops strategies to increase retention of online students.
  4. Provides supervision and guidance for identifiable programs and services to address the disproportionality of access and success of certain groups of students.
  5. Oversees the program coordinator who coordinates professional development opportunities on campus for faculty and staff.
  6. Develop and support on-going learning and professional development that supports equitable practices which ensure inclusive and individualized support for students and employees.
  7. Works with the non-instructional equity faculty member to provide training on effective practices for incorporating an equity perspective in the teaching and services that faculty provide.
  8. As chair of the Student Success and Retention team, coordinates the efforts of the 3SP, equity, and basic skills committees and provides reporting to the state of the college's efforts in all three areas.
  9. Works closely with other programs on campus (DRC, Veterans Center, etc.) to ensure that these programs, too, are addressing equity efforts college-wide.
  10. Works with the Owl Scholars program to ensure that retention efforts are ongoing and successful.
  11. Perform administrative responsibilities including fiscal management of student equity fund and develop resources to support the college's equity efforts.
  12. Work with college deans, including the dean of Foothill Online Learning, to ensure that equity efforts are included in all campus divisions. When necessary provide support to divisions and faculty seeking to deploy equity pedagogy in their classes.
  13. Oversee faculty and staff who are drafting the college professional development plan and professional development program review. Provide leadership and feedback, when requested, for other department program reviews and college plans such as Equity, Basic Skills, and the Student Success and Support Program Plan.
  14. Oversee staff who provide logistical support for professional development events (e.g. room scheduling, coordination with marketing, organizing refreshments, etc.).
  15. Develops college-wide equity models for adoption by departments and divisions.
  16. Perform other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  1. Applicable laws and regulations.
  2. Change management models.
  3. Pedagogical approaches to meet a variety of diverse learning needs.
  4. Methods that promote student self-efficacy and self-regulation techniques.
  5. Knowledge and experience in developing and implementing equity programs for college students.
  6. Knowledge of approaches, theories, and strategies to address disparities in student access to higher education for particular student groups
  7. Diverse assessment techniques.

Skills and Abilities:

  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, linguistic, and ethnic backgrounds, and abilities of students and staff.
  3. Oversee and approve budget expenditures.
  4. Approach situations and challenges with flexibility and optimism.
  5. Coordinate multiple project activities and tasks.
  6. Ability to review, analyze and extract salient information from abstract materials and prepare targeted presentations using the resultant data.
  7. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  8. Compile and analyze data and prepare reports.
  9. Work independently and anticipate the needs of the area of supervision in advance.
  10. Formulate plans and goals to direct work under the areas of supervision.
  11. Strong management skills.
  12. Strong organizational skills.
  13. Strong intercultural and interpersonal communication skills: strong relationship management skills.
  14. Extensive experience managing programs involving complex multi-cultural issues within large organizations.
  15. Highly independent decision making to respond both to changing and difficult circumstances that may arise in the discussion of equity related issues.


  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Master's degree.
  3. One (1) years related work experience.
  4. Experience in personnel management and project management.


  1. Experience in budget management.
  2. Experience supervising, managing, coordinating or leading academic programs.
  3. Experience working with and supervising faculty and staff.
  4. Experience working with K-12 and community based organizations.
  5. Experience developing strategic plans.



  1. Typical office environment.
  2. Subject to travel to conduct work.

Physical Abilities:

  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone and make presentations.
  2. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
  3. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  4. Sitting for extending periods of time.
  5. Bending at the waist.
  6. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.


  1. A District on-line application on *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” to assist with technical difficulties at:

Position: Full-Time, Categorically-funded, 12-months per year
Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

Annual salary plus benefits; excellent benefits package which includes coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
(650) 949-6217


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