Executive Dean, Academic Affairs and the Newark Center
Executive Dean, Academic Affairs and the Newark Center
Ideal Candidate Statement:
Ohlone College is seeking a dynamic and visionary educational leader with a passion for teaching and learning, along with a strong commitment to the diverse mission and ideals of the community college, to assume the position of Executive Dean, Academic Affairs & the Newark Center. The ideal candidate has outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with students, faculty and staff of varied backgrounds, demonstrates strategic thinking, and exhibits a flexible working style that is adaptable to change. The Executive Dean has an understanding of California community college enrollment management, budgeting, and hiring processes. The candidate will demonstrate ability to navigate the challenges and responsibilities of management and will be a contributing member of a highly effective team of college wide Deans, Directors and Administrators. Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College and continuous professional development is highly valued.
Job Description Summary:
Under general direction, to direct, manage, supervise and coordinate the operation of the Newark Center for Health Science and Technology (NCHST), institutional-wide programs, initiatives, and other activities as assigned; coordinate assigned activities with other College departments, divisions, and outside agencies; and provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Vice President Academic Affairs/Deputy Superintendent or designee. Administrative support includes coordination of Program and Services Review, Program Improvement Objectives (PIOs), Faculty Position Planning, faculty evaluations, high school transition programs including dual enrollment and leadership and direction for the E-Campus (online and hybrid courses and programs).
The Executive Dean provides high-level academic and administrative leadership for the NCHST and Academic Affairs under the general direction from the Vice President of Academic Affairs. In assuming these responsibilities, the Executive Dean must work closely with Academic Deans, other administrators, and members of the faculty and staff. The Executive Dean serves as the Site Administrator of the NCHST and will be responsible for the leadership and coordination of non-credit instruction, Strong Workforce, Career Education, dual enrollment, enrollment management, Distance Education and other college-wide initiatives related to Academic Affairs as assigned; strategic planning; assuring quality of assigned areas; and in furthering the philosophy and objectives of Ohlone College.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Operational characteristics, services and activities of an educational center, instructional programs; organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs; current complex principles and practices of instructional program development and administration; principles and practices of budget preparation and administration; principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation; pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations including the Education Code and applicable grants; comprehensive knowledge of the assigned areas; principles and practices of curriculum development and instructional teaching strategies particularly as they pertain to non-credit and dual enrollment instruction; management principles and practices including understanding of human resources; current trends, research and developments in the assigned areas.
Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment.
Provide professional leadership and direction for the assigned areas; learn, interpret and apply District policies and procedures; manage, direct and coordinate the work of assigned staff; select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff; recommend and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient services in the areas of assignment; analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals; research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures and techniques; interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
The following duties are typical of those performed by employees in this job title:
Assist the Vice President of Academic Affairs to provide leadership for Deans and faculty to create a culture of innovation to support:
• Supervise and oversee the coordination of all services and activities of the Newark Center for Health and Science and Technology and assigned areas; monitor and resolve issues;
• Provide leadership for college initiatives including but not limited to Student Equity and Strong Workforce, and the development and implementation of a non-credit instructional program;
• Support Academic Affairs implementation responsibilities for the Guided Pathways framework;
• Oversee and expand high school transition programs including dual enrollment;
• Monitor and facilitate Program and Services Review, Program Improvement Objectives, Faculty Position Planning, and faculty evaluation processes.
• Provide leadership and oversight for Distance Education (Ecampus);
• Lead and coordinate the efforts of enrollment management including exploration of instructional delivery models such as learning communities; block scheduling; accelerated courses, compressed class scheduling; and industry simulated, online and hybrid designs;
• Participate in the development of and manage the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned areas; recommend to appropriate management staff appropriate service and staffing levels within Divisional policy; administer policies and procedures;
• Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assess and monitor workload; identify opportunities for improvement and review with the Vice President; implement improvements;
• Select, develop, motivate and evaluate assigned personnel; provide or coordinate staff trainings; work with employees to correct deficiencies; participate in discipline and termination procedures;
• Plan, direct, coordinate and review the work plan and budgets for the assigned areas and initiatives; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures;
• Assure compliance with college, program and grant, and local/state/federal regulations, laws and policies;
• Participate in the development and administration of the area budgets; direct the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; direct the monitoring of and approve expenditures; direct and implement adjustments as necessary;
• Serve as a liaison for the Newark Center and assigned areas with other college departments, divisions, and off-campus agencies;
• Provide staff assistance to the Vice President of Academic Affairs or designee; conduct, prepare, and present a variety of organizational studies, surveys, analyses, staff reports and other necessary correspondence and reports;
• Participate on a variety of boards and commissions; attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations;
• Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive inquires and complaints related to the Newark Center;
• Perform related duties and responsibilities as required;
• Ensure effective integration and coordination between the Fremont Campus and the Newark Center and cost effective management of programs and services;
• Perform other duties as may be assigned by the President/Superintendent.
Education and Experience:
A typical way to obtain the above knowledge and skill is a combination of education and experience equivalent to:
Education: Master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with major course work in education, administration or related field.
Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible and related experience including two years of teaching experience in higher education.
Range 232 ($138,626 -$176,928 annually)
Posting Detail Information:
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date:
Position End Date (if temporary):
Close Date: 4/20/2018
Open Until Filled: No
Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.
Ohlone offers a competitive benefits package. Below is a list of some of our offerings:
1. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, EAP and LTD
2. Ohlone participates in PERS and STRS retirement system.
3. Paid vacation
4. Paid sick leave
5. Paid holidays and district-paid floating personal days
6. Longevity pay step increase based on your years of service
7. IRS Section 125 Flexible Medical Spending Plan
8. 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan (employee contributes)
9. 403(b) Tax Shelter Annuity Plan (employee contributes)
*Benefits will be prorated for positions less than 100%
Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986:
Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.”
Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed center in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Center is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.
EEO Statement Summary:
The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.
If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.
Conditions of Employment:
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College District is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts and proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.” Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.
To apply, visit: https://employment.ohlone.edu