DEAN OF STUDENT EQUITY AND SUCCESS
- Master’s degree from an acceptable accredited institution in any discipline.
- One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment.
- A minimum of one year of managerial experience demonstrating leadership with increasing responsibility.
- Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
- Doctorate degree and/or any additional combination of three or more years of experience in student equity and/or student services program administration or coordination, and/or categorical fund management.
Under general direction of the Vice President of Student Services, the Dean will perform a variety of administrative duties to advance the District’s student equity goals of ensuring equitable educational opportunities and promoting student access and success for all students, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or economic circumstances. Primary responsibilities include providing leadership and coordination for the delivery of student equity, basic skills, EOPS, DSPS, and related special programs and organizing, coordinating and implementing evidence-based processes that lead to increased access and success for all students, and complete related work as required.
The employee performs the following, and related tasks, as interpreted by the supervisor and in keeping with the standards set by management and interpreted by the supervisor. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties but covers the important job tasks.
- Direct, coordinate, and provide leadership for all components of the Student Equity Plan
- Direct, coordinate, collaborate, and provide leadership for all components of the Integrated Plan
- Oversee all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Office of Student Equity and Success (OSES)
- Plan, develop, implement and manage comprehensive programs and services for educationally and socio-economically disadvantaged and historically under-represented students
- Provide administrative direction for Extended Opportunities and Services Program (EOPS), Office of Student Success, Disabled Students Program and Services (DSPS), Veterans, and other categorical programs related to student equity.
- Work closely with the Faculty Leads for the Counseling Cohort/Area in administering a comprehensive program of counseling and other student support services
- Serves as the Chief Student Services Officer in the absence of the Vice President of Student Services.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Vice President, Student Services/Assistant Superintendent.
- Familiarity with research methods which are applied to assessing efficacy of interventions designed to improve student equity outcomes
- Work collaboratively with faculty, students, staff, governance entities, and administrative colleagues to ensure broad stakeholder input, engagement and support
- Facilitate and engage faculty, staff, and colleagues in collaborative processes by which to continually evaluate and improve programs and services, including professional development and training programs as needed
- Provide leadership, direction and coordination with the Office of Instruction for enrollment development and student retention to assure maximum student access, progress, and success
- Collaborate with the student services departments, instructional departments, special programs, and career programs to enhance recruitment and retention of under-represented students
- Collaborate with counseling staff and counselors in identifying gaps in services and develop appropriate strategies to address these gaps
- Assess and monitor student success and retention rates of various cohorts such as Puente, first-year students, veterans, foster youth, student athletes, and other identified target populations, developing new programs and strengthening existing programs to respond to their academic needs
- Evaluate and report on the effectiveness of programs, services, strategies and approaches and propose adjustments as appropriate
- Develop campus and community resources and referral agencies
- Exercise initiative and creativity to meet a broad diversity of students’ educational needs
- Work closely with minority groups to develop celebrations on campus that engage entire campus community in multicultural events
- Assist the college in identifying funding opportunities and other resources to help meet the needs of diverse students
- Prepare oral, written, and electronic reports and presentations such as applications, claims, and compliance reports for Federal, State, local regulatory agencies and the District
- Read, interpret and apply relevant and related laws, regulations, policies, and procedures as they relate to instructional and student support programs and services
- Comply with categorical regulations as they apply to budgetary restrictions and program requirements and provide supporting documentation as required for district and state auditing purposes
- Maintain currency of knowledge of legal requirements and regulations as they pertain to student equity and other student equity-related categorical programs and services and basic skills instruction
- Supervise and evaluate staff
- Perform other related duties as required
- Student equity planning regarding gender, disability, financial need, foster youth, race/ethnicity, veterans status and other identified target groups
- Effective delivery of student support programs and services
- Federal/state regulations pertaining to veterans educational benefits, student equity, basic skills and student support programs and services
- Principles and practices of categorical budget development and administration
- Basic research methodologies including needs assessments and methods for determining disproportionate impact
- Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations pertaining to student developmental, curriculum and institutional services
- Knowledge of best practices in counseling, curriculum, and instruction
- Pertinent sections of the California Education Code
- California State Chancellor’s Office legal opinions and advisories
- Basic computer software use (e.g.: Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
- Work as an effective team member in a collaborative work environment with demonstrated commitment to the values inherent to a culturally diverse workplace
- Communicate orally and in writing before groups, to facilitate meetings and for reporting and preparing funding proposals
- Identify the needs of underserved and developmental level students
- Manage and/or participate with interdisciplinary teams
- Work with innovative programs that encourage enrollment and retention
How to Apply: All applicants must provide the following items by the closing date in order to be considered for this recruitment. Materials maybe emailed or faxed in order to meet the deadline, but all documents must be clear and legible. Email to: HR@mccd.edu, or Fax: 209-384-6103 or mail: Yeng Her, Office of Human Resources, Merced College, 3600 M Street, Merced, CA 95348-2898
- Completed District application form (http://www.mccd.edu/offices/hr/jobs/management.html)
- Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
- Three recent letters of recommendation
- Legible unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) are acceptable at this point. Transcripts must include the degree major and date the institution granted the degree. Official copies are not required unless applicant is hired. Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are in the Human Resources Office on the filing deadline. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All materials submitted in your application file become District property and will not be returned to you.
Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.
Interview Information: Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee which includes a pre-interview writing assessment. Finalist interviews with district administrators will follow the same or next day. A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews. Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.
Employee Benefits: The District pays (with small contribution from employee) health, prescription, vision and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents. Life and income protection insurance premiums are provided for the employee only, as well as paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
Condition of Employment: The selected candidate must be livescanned and tested for tuberculosis at his/her own expense prior to the start of employment. The Immigration Reform Act of 1986 requires verification of the right to work in the United States. Applicant must be able to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. All offers of employment are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees.