Dean of Instruction, Student Success and Learning (Fresno City College)

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Dean of Instruction, Student Success and Learning (Fresno City College)

State Center Community College District

Closing Date: 4/14/2018 at 11:55 PM

Campus Location: Fresno City College

Start Date: 07/02/2018

Essential Functions:

Fresno City College seeks a dynamic, visionary and equity-minded leader with the experience, work ethic, and academic credentials to actualize our commitment to excellence in student learning, success and equity. The ideal candidate will share the college's commitment to closing equity gaps for its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. The successful candidate will join a campus that demonstrates its dedication to students and employees through faculty/classified professionals-led affinity groups, equity-minded professional development opportunities, and a robust offering of culturally diverse events, including a speakers' forum, faculty-driven colloquium, and Institutional Development of Equity, Access and Success (IDEAS) Summit, dedicated to issues of social justice.
Working with our dedicated faculty and classified professionals, the new Dean of Instruction, Student Success and Learning will champion our students' quest to improve their lives and their communities. The successful candidate will join a community that is committed to academic achievement, student equity, inclusiveness, collaboration, transparency, and shared leadership among all constituency groups: students, faculty, classified professionals, and administrators.
The Dean of Instruction, Student Success and Learning will work with a successful, equity-minded, and experienced leadership team.

Under the general direction of the Vice President of Educational Services and Institutional Effectiveness and College President and in accordance with the provisions of the Education Code, the rules, and regulations of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, and the policies of the District, The Dean of Instruction, Student Success and Learning will be responsible for the Library, Tutorial Center, Reading and Writing Center, Open Computer Labs, Distance Education and will perform the following duties:

  • Provide leadership to the library and student learning support services to ensure the provision of effective and relevant services;

  • Collaborate with the Vice President of Educational Services and Institutional Effectiveness on student learning support services, programs and personnel to improve student learning;

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

  • Work with faculty and administration to ensure resources and staff development are provided to promote student success;

  • Collaborate with administration, faculty, and staff in the planning, selection, maintenance, and implementation of educational technologies which effectively support library operations, student learning support services, and classroom teaching;

  • Work with the division faculty to ensure the availability of high quality online courses and teaching;

  • Work with faculty and staff to develop schedules for the library and student learning support services;

  • Participate in local, regional, state and national activities related to student learning support services;

  • Establish and maintain educational, community, and business relationships that benefit instructional programs within the division;

  • Assist in the hiring processes of diverse faculty and classified staff and recommend personnel actions to supervisor according to board policies and procedures;

  • Ensure that the evaluation of faculty and staff is completed in accordance with established bargaining agreements and district policies and procedures;

  • Develop budget recommendations and administer budgets;

  • Provide guidance and leadership for coordinators, faculty, and other staff;

  • Prepare annual goals, participate in planning activities, and facilitate completion of goals;

  • Serve as a liaison between division faculty and administration;

  • Facilitate grant applications for areas of responsibility;

  • Participate as a member of the management council, dean's council, and other college and/or district committees as assigned; and

  • Perform additional administrative duties and services as requested and assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Possession of a master’s degree; AND one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment;
  • Possession of a valid California Community College Supervisory Credential.
All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Earned master’s degree from an accredited college or university in any discipline or related area taught in the division;
  • Equivalent to at least five years of full-time teaching and/or professional experience in any of the disciplines taught in the division;
  • Evidence of commitment to the mission of the California Community Colleges and the mission of Fresno City College;
  • Ability to create a welcoming environment that positively engages and impacts our creative workforce and diverse student population;
  • Evidence of a commitment to teaching/learning and the vision of a learning-centered institution and community;
  • Knowledge of and experience in the implementation of successful developmental education, student success, and basic skills programs that support educational outcomes for all students;
  • Knowledge of community college learners and the strategies and methods proven to increase student success;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the student success and completion agendas at the state and national levels;
  • Demonstrated understanding of how technology can support learning and a record of support for technological advancements and innovation;
  • Ability to collaborate with internal constituencies, employers and community agencies in curriculum and program development;
  • Ability to acquire and administer external funding for support of programs in the division;
  • Evidence of effective planning in the management, supervision, and evaluation of the work of others;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds, including faculty, students, classified professionals, and administrators;
  • Demonstrated commitment to participatory governance, consensus building, and team approach to management;
  • Evidence of the application of principles and practices of administrative organization and management, planning, and supervising and evaluating of the work of others;
  • Ability to perform duties in a timely fashion with attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing financial resources effectively, including determining how best to utilize resources and managing budgets and expenditures;
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing;
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products or with a similar suite of word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation software;
  • Familiarity with the standards of accreditation established by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC);
  • Familiarity with the statutory and regulatory requirements of California Community Colleges;
  • Evidence of successful management of grants and major projects;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships;
  • Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusions of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
  • Willingness to examine and remediate one’s relational practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students; and
  • Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity.

Conditions of Employment:
224 and 22 vacation days for a total of 246 days.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary range is $111,355 - $138,930 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,021 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance for employees. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Selection Procedure:
Applications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents, a selection committee will determine the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications. They will be invited to interview. The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, teaching demonstration, and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President of Educational Services and Institutional Effectiveness and College President for final interviews. A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval. State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants. For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93704, (559) 244-5900. For information on Fresno City College, or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Please refer to Position No. 2744. Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

Additional Information:
FRESNO CITY COLLEGE As the very first community college in California, Fresno City College has a proud history of leadership in education and preparing generations of students for their future. Fresno City College is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, classified professionals, and students. The college takes responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful path-ways for all students. Nestled near the lively Tower District and minutes from downtown Fresno, brick buildings and towering trees tell the long story of this historic institution. Our expansive main campus is home to more than 24,000 students from the Central Valley and across the globe, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations. 54% of Fresno City College’s students are Latinx, 10% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 6% are multi-ethnic, 5% are African-American, and 1% are American Indian/Alaskan Native. A Hispanic-Serving Institution, Fresno City College’s diverse student population closely mirrors the community we serve. Our vibrant student-centered culture hosts dozens of clubs, activities, performance groups, and leadership options for students. As part of the State Center Community College District, the College is supported by a fiscally stable service area with growing partnerships and philanthropists. Enjoying strong relationships with and support from the community, the District successfully passed Measure C in June 2016, a $485 million bond that will provide much needed modernized facilities and technology for students that will have a positive ripple effect for generations to come. MISSION As California’s first community college, Fresno City College provides quality, innovative educational programs and support services directed toward the enhancement of student success, lifelong learning and the economic, social, and cultural development of our students and region. VISION STATEMENT As educational leaders in the community, Fresno City College faculty, classified professionals, and students will engage in a partnership to transform lives through education. CORE VALUES Growth - We are committed to sharing and exploring new ideas through collaboration, respect for diversity, promoting equity, and professional development. Leadership - We are leaders in our community, dedicated to behaving ethically, committed to open communication, and good stewards of our resources. Success - We champion excellence, quality, celebrating individual differences, and providing a positive and supportive environment for all.

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Posted: 3/2/2018
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