Dean of Counseling

San Mateo
Aug 24, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Community College

San Mateo County Community College District

Dean of Counseling

Posting Number: 2014481S

Department: Student Services CAÑ (DEPT)

Location: Cañada College

Position Number: 3A0002

Percentage of Full Time: 100%

Months per Year: 12

Salary Range: $150,204 (annual) - $190,860 (annual)

Position Type: Staff & Admin

General Statement:

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

The Dean of Counseling is responsible to the Vice President of Student Services, to plan, organize, administer, supervise, and evaluate the performance of academic and classified personnel, and direct the operation of counseling services. The position is also responsible for administration of the division, which may include, but is not limited to: Assessment, Orientation, and the Welcome Center; Counseling; Career Services; EOPS/CARE; International Student Services; SparkPoint Center; Student Success and Support Program; and the Transfer Center. The Dean is responsible for planning, developing, organizing, implementing, managing, and evaluating other student support programs, including; student outcomes assessment and accountability, accreditation standards, technology planning and support, and budget management and program development.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A combination of education and experience equivalent to possession of a Master’s degree or above, preferably in counseling, psychology, or a closely related field
• One year of formal training or leadership experience reasonably related to the managerial assignment
• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The desired skills and abilities for this position include:
1. Successful experience as a community college counselor, instructor, or supervisor
2. Evidence of knowledge of goals, policies, regulations and methods related to counseling, curriculum, assessment, retention, articulation, transfer, and graduation
3. Ability to elicit and coordinate the expressed recommendations from faculty and staff, and ability to advocate effectively the division recommendations and its goals at college and District levels
4. Ability to think innovatively and to recognize, respond to, and encourage faculty and staff innovation
5. Ability to facilitate faculty and staff hiring and training; supervise and coordinate the work performed by faculty and staff; knowledge of professional and staff development and performance evaluation
6. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, and problem solve effectively with District and college administrators, faculty, staff, students, and the public
7. Awareness of and commitment to the goals of shared governance
8. Evidence of organizational skills, including prioritization and delegation
9. Familiarity with the use and assessment of computer-based technology that support the development and management of the division
10. Skill in the development, implementation, and assessment of program outcomes that lead to student success
11. Knowledge of accreditation standards and their implementation
12. Skill in articulating curriculum and programs with both university and high school faculty
13. Skill in grant writing and management
14. Skill in working with faculty, staff, and administrators to plan and implement facilities modifications
15. Skill in budget development and management, strategic planning, and program development
16. Commitment to programs that encourage pre-collegiate students to pursue education
17. Commitment to providing extensive support around career services, transfer services, and workforce readiness; experience in the development of student service programs through leadership and advocacy
18. Knowledge of and/or experience with federal regulations, Title 5/Education Code, California regulatory agencies, accreditation, and collective bargaining
19. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff
20. Skill in conflict resolution, persuasive communication, and negotiation, including ability to handle confrontation

Preferred Qualifications:

Benefits: Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Academic employees participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

First Review Date: 10/04/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

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The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.


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