Dean, Health & Safety Sciences

Lancaster, California
$117,512 - $134,983 (8 Steps) • $
Jun 28, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Community College

Antelope Valley College


Dean, Health & Safety Sciences

Salary:  Administrative Salary Schedule D, Column III: $117,512 - $134,983 (8 Steps)

• $1800/annual Stipend for Doctorate from an accredited University The District’s fringe benefit package includes:

• Medical, dental and vision insurances

• Individual life insurance

• Eligibility for enrollment in State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS)

Deadline: August 29, 2017



Under the supervision of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean will provide leadership to and support for an academic division. In addition to program development and course support, the Dean is responsible for the day- to-day supervision of division personnel, programs, expenditures, and facilities, as well as serving as the division’s advocate to the senior administration.

Health and Safety Sciences includes, but is not limited to, the following: Nursing, Vocational Nursing, Radiation Technology, Respiratory Technology, Nutrition, EMT, Fire Technology, Health, Kinesiology, and Athletic Training.



• Provide leadership for program development. Work directly with faculty and department chairs to plan for curriculum and program additions, modifications, and deletions to maintain relevance of divisional programs to meet student and community needs; set priorities for resource needs, provide program analysis and multi-year instructional plans, and participate in strategic and long-range instructional planning for the district

• Demonstrate commitment to fulfill the comprehensive mission of the community college

• Promote the assessment of learning outcomes in order to determine the effectiveness of student learning

within the division and throughout the college

• Stay current regarding national trends and innovations applicable to assigned disciplines, community

colleges, and higher education, including alternate modes of assessment, hiring practices, academic

freedom, and the role of technology in the classroom, course design, and prerequisites

• Promote the needs of the division to the campus and community

• Encourage excellence in teaching and orient new staff; in conjunction with department chairs, orient new


• Create a positive working environment for all levels of division staff and work cooperatively with other

campus personnel to integrate and coordinate programs and services across the curriculum

• Prepare budget requests with input from department chairs; allocate funds; and prioritize division financial

needs, including new hires, program funding, technology and instructional equipment; and communicate

those priorities clearly to the appropriate departments

• In consultation with division faculty and department chairs, prepare the schedule of classes each term and

provide for staffing of department courses in conjunction with department chairs

• Supervise and evaluate full time faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff

• Support staff development and professional growth among division members

• Actively participate in the accreditation process for the institution

• Serve on campus organizations and committees and participate in meetings

• Communicate with leaders in the private and public sectors and in educational agencies to determine needs

for new courses and programs; in conjunction with department chairs and faculty, establish advisory

committees, as appropriate

• Serve as contact for articulation with local high schools and colleges and universities

• Determine and fulfill needs for all college sites and centers regarding instructional programs and services

• Work cooperatively with department chairs and coordinators, other administrators, and supervisors to

coordinate programs and services across the curriculum and at all locations with the goals of meeting student needs; and resolving conflicts and issues within the division and between divisions in the spirit of collegiality and due process

• Analyze requests for staff to meet short-term and long-term needs and make recommendations to the Vice President of Academic Affairs; assist in developing job descriptions for new positions

• Maintain an effective working knowledge of computer and related technologies that affect office management including electronic spreadsheets, word processing, data collection, and internet/intranet capabilities

• Evaluate and process student petitions in collaboration with division faculty

• Coordinate the program review process within the assigned division

• Organize and preside over divisional faculty and staff meetings

• Host visiting professionals, sponsor division activities, and coordinate and manage co-curricular activities

with division faculty and staff

• Monitor compliance with state and federal regulations.

• Solicit grants, awards, or foundation funding

• Be available for day, evening or weekend assignments

• Other duties as assigned



• Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university

• One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s

administrative assignment (Title 5, section 53420. Minimum Qualifications for Educational Administrators)

• Sensitivity to and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic

backgrounds of community college students



• Master’s in an academic subject area directly related to the assignment , or a similar field as described in the 



• Five years full time, postsecondary teaching experience in a regionally accredited institution.

• Demonstrated commitment to high academic standards and academic freedom

• Experience with and commitment to participatory governance , consensus building, and team approach to


• Effective oral, electronic, and written communication

• Evidence of effective management, supervision, and evaluation of the work of others

• Evidence of a commitment to teaching/learning and the vision of a learning-centered institution and


• An understanding of how technology and equipment support learning. A record of support for

technological advancements

• Knowledge of varied assessment instruments and use of data to drive the making of decisions

• Grant writing experience and/or program development experience

• Knowledge of and experience in working with external regulatory agencies

• Demonstrated leadership in a heavily regulated field or discipline

• Willingness to travel to participate in local, regional, state, and national regulatory activities



• Higher education in community colleges, including the mission of the California Community Colleges

• Participatory governance within the California Community College System

• Local, state, and federal laws governing programs and services

• Adult learning theory and learning styles and multiple methods of instruction

• Disciplines within the assigned division(s)

• Varied evaluation procedures for staff and faculty

• Curriculum development

• Course/Program Articulation/Educational Pathways

• Student matriculation

• Budget preparation and control

• Principles and practices of administration, supervision, and training

• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy

• District organization, operations, policies, and goals

• Institutional Learning Outcomes, Program Learning Outcomes, and Student Learning Outcomes

• Computer and related technologies for instruction



• Plan, organize, develop, and evaluate the programs, activities, and curriculum of college instructional programs (E)

• Develop and modify curriculum and policies and procedures to meet staff, student, and community needs

• Communicate effectively orally, electronically, and in writing (E)

• Work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds in order to promote equal access

to all divisional programs (E)

• Select, train, supervise, and evaluate personnel (E)

• Interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, requirements, and restrictions (E)

• Analyze situations and resolve problems (E)

• Plan, organize work, and meet schedules and deadlines (E)

• Work cooperatively with and coordinate projects with other administrators and staff (E)

• Evaluate and support faculty and staff recommendations for program improvements and new programs (E)

• Identify resources and develop grant or special project applications

• Develop and control budgets (E)


For a complete listing and details of all open positions and how to apply, select the HR & Employment link on the AVC Web site at or contact the Human Resources Office at (661) 722-6311; Voice/Relay, (661) 722-6300 x. 6360, 3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster, CA 93536.

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