Dean of Academic Support & Learning Technologies

San Mateo
Mar 16, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Community College

Dean of Academic Support & Learning Technologies

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 2014566S
Department: Academic Support & LT CSM (DEPT)
Location: College of San Mateo
Position Number: 4A0027
Percentage of Full Time: 100%
FLSA: Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Months per Year: 12
If other, please specify:
Salary Range:
Min Salary: $150,204 (annual)
Max Salary: $190,860 (annual)
Position Type: Administrative/Supervisory Positions

Who We Are:
The San Mateo County Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.” We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District:
College of San Mateo, which was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2014, is part of the San Mateo County Community College District, which currently enrolls approximately 23,000 students, the majority of whom are from minoritized populations. Of the students at College of San Mateo, 3.0% are African-American, 0.1% are American Indian, 19.8% are Asian, 6.8% are Filipino, 19.9% are Latinx, 2.2% are Pacific Islander, 28.1% are White, 17.6% are Multi-Ethnic, and 2.5% are unknown.

Who We Want:
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.

The Position:
Reporting to the Vice President of Instruction, the Dean of Academic Support & Learning Technologies is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, and evaluating instructional student support and professional development programs designed to ensure student success. The Dean of Academic Support & Learning Technologies works closely with the Vice President of Instruction, the Vice President of Student Services, faculty, and staff to deliver integrated instructional programs, including the Learning Center and discipline-specific learning support centers, Library, Middle College High School, learning communities, distance education, basic skills programs, professional development initiatives, and other college-wide student success programs. The Dean of Academic Support & Learning Technologies is responsible for improving, expanding and delivering innovative and successful programs which promote student success.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties below are representative of the duties of the position and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this position.

1. Provide leadership, plan, coordinate, direct, and support the activities of the Learning Center and discipline-specific learning support centers, Library, Middle College High School, learning communities, distance education, basic skills programs, professional development initiatives, Guided Pathways Redesign, and other college-wide student success programs

2. Provide leadership for and coordinate the development of comprehensive student success plan

3. Work in collaboration with the Office of Research, Planning, and Institutional Effectiveness to set up reporting mechanisms to maximize program efficiency

4. Oversee the execution of evaluation procedures for all faculty and staff in the Academic Support Division

5. Work with faculty and staff to ensure that all academic support programs meet requirements for all college planning and evaluation activities, including but not limited to program review, accreditation, resource allocation, and student learning outcomes and assessment

6. Provide leadership in addressing accreditation standards and college initiatives

7. Participate collaboratively in strategic planning and policy development

8. Plan on both a short- and long-term basis for staffing levels in the Academic Support Division

9. Develop and manage the Academic Support Division budget and direct the development and implementation of selected externally funded initiatives

10. Assist with the development of resource allocations for facilities, equipment, and technologies that sustain academic support programs

11. Provide leadership and coordination for the efficient use of college academic support services facilities and learning technologies and collaborate with District

12. Support and promote external grant opportunities to support student success and faculty development

13. Provide direction and support to help faculty and staff engage in meaningful assessment of student learning outcomes

14. Work with the Vice President of Student Services to encourage integration of appropriate student and instructional services

15. Plan, implement, and evaluate activities to ensure that academic support services are regularly assessed for evidence of student achievement and learning, particularly with regard to student learning outcomes and accreditation standards

16. Promote professional development opportunities for faculty and staff

17. Represent the college to professional organizations, governance entities, community groups, and prospective donors and friends of the college

18. Serve on college and District committees

19. Foster instructional and institutional effectiveness by undertaking other duties as necessary or as delegated by the Vice President of Instruction

Minimum Qualifications:
• Possession of a Master’s degree or above from an accredited institution or the equivalent• One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment• Experience in budget development and management• Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff

Physical Requirements:
This classification requires sitting for extended periods of time, pushing and pulling, and visual acuity. The ability to type, use phone, stand intermittently, walk, bend and stoop, occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects of light to moderate weight, work at a computer, including sitting and viewing a monitor for various lengths of time, repetitive use of keyboard, mouse or other control device, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate keyboard, hearing and speaking to communicate and provide information to others; ability to operate a motor vehicle and drive to off campus locations in order to perform the essential functions.

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of and/or experience with federal regulations, Title 5/Education Code, California regulatory agencies, accreditation requirements, and collective bargaining practices

2. Knowledge and understanding of learning assistance programs and learning-centered strategies for adult learners

3. Knowledge or familiarity with library and learning center services

4. Knowledge or familiarity with learning technologies and distance education

5. Knowledge or experience with establishing and managing basic skills programs

6. Knowledge or experience with state-wide professional development initiatives and best practices

7. Knowledge or experience with learning communities, Middle or Early College, or other student learning programs

8. Knowledge or experience with directing the development of student learning outcomes and their assessments and using the results to improve student learning

9. Ability to improve student success and retention through effective services and programs

10. Ability to foster innovation in instructional programs

11. Ability to provide leadership, direction, and support to academic and classified staff within the assigned programs and services

12. Ability to motivate and encourage others to work constructively and cooperatively to achieve and sustain a student-centered learning environment

13. Skill in providing leadership for appropriate integration of learning technologies and pedagogy into instructional programs and activities, including distance education

14. Skill in effectively managing budgets and coordinating the use of facilities

15. Skill in coordinating the writing, implementation, and reporting of grant applications

16. Ability to communicate effectively with students, staff, faculty, and the public

17. Ability to work effectively as part of a team

18. Skill in effectively managing faculty and staff

19. Skill in interpersonal communication, professional relations, and conflict resolution

20. Ability to promote and adhere to the principles of participatory governance

21. Ability to ensure timely and accurate preparation and submittal of comprehensive reports as required

22. Skill in respectful and sensitive communication with people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:
Teaching experience and a minimum of one year experience as an administrator in post-secondary instruction or related field.

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.

Open Date: 03/15/2018
First Review Date: 04/26/2018
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:
Required application materials, including the cover letter, will be screened on the basis of Requirements and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement. Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.

Conditions of Employment:
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)

Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process

In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.

5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement:
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.

Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.

Annual Security Report:
San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2017 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2017 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2017 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2017 Annual Security Report is now available at You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000.

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