Dean of Arts, Sciences and Human Performance      

Columbia College
Sonora, California
$9,555 to $12,142/month/Doctoral Stipend: $2,421 per year
Sep 27, 2017
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Columbia College


Dean of Arts, Sciences and Human Performance

Salary: Management Salary Schedule 2017-2018 - Range 45: $9,555 to $12,142/month/Doctoral Stipend: $2,421 per year

Deadline: 10/23/2017


Complete job description and application available online at:



*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.


NOTE: The Dean of Arts, Sciences and Human Performance also supervises the Athletic Director at Columbia College.



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.



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.


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.


Duties and Responsibilities:

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; 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



• Work is generally performed in a standard office environment.

• Work may require evening and weekend hours.


Licenses and Certificates

Possession of valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.


Desirable Professional Characteristics

• Sensitivity to and interest in the academic growth and success of community college students, faculty and staff.

• Understanding of and commitment to the principles of shared governance.

• Evidence of a broad and comprehensive level of instructional experience.

• Effective written and oral communication skills with the diverse constituencies, within and outside the District.

• Maintain a high degree of professionalism and integrity.

• Understand the issues related to the levels of student preparation and corresponding instructional and service methodology.

• Demonstrated commitment to community and campus activities.

• Ability to ability to learn, use and implement new technologies for services to students and program administration.


YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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