Dean of Economic & Workforce Development and Integrated Design, Engineering & Automation

Job description

Saddleback College   


Dean of Economic & Workforce Development and Integrated Design, Engineering & Automation


Initial Screening Date    04/20/2018


PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at



Classification Benefits:    

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).


Summary Description:

To work closely with the Vice President for Instruction and other District and College administrators in an environment of shared governance to provide optimum quality instructional and student learning services at Irvine Valley College.


To provide administrative leadership to develop, organize and implement the goals and objectives of the School of Economic & Workforce Development (EWD), including Career Technical Education (CTE), and the School of Integrated Design, Engineering, and Automation (IDEA); plan, develop, organize, implement, schedule, direct, improve and evaluate assigned programs, curriculum and related student support services in consultation with Academic Chairs, faculty and classified staff and coordinate and evaluate the performance outcomes of the assigned instructional programs and departments.


To work closely with the Deans of other IVC schools to coordinate the Early College Program offered by IVC in local high schools, ATEP offerings, CSU Fullerton offerings and all other off-site credit, non-credit, and adult education classes; serve as administrator of grant development; perform assigned duties in compliance with applicable State and federal regulations and guidelines, District policies and procedures, and the College’s educational goals and objectives and serve as onsite administrator for the Advanced Technical Education Park (ATEP).


To foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District; lead by example; actively participate in and support District-wide participatory governance components and activities and other collaborative processes; encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.



Receives administrative direction from the Vice President for Instruction or designee of the President.


Exercises functional and technical supervision over faculty, professional, academic, classified and other staff assigned to the School of Integrated Design, Engineering, and Automation.


Knowledge of:

• Applicable District policies and local, State and federal laws, codes and regulations. 

• Applications of instructional technology to enhance classroom instruction and to deliver education through innovative delivery modes, including online education and distance learning.

• Community relations and external resource development. 

• Computer systems and software applications related to unit of assignment. 

• District and College organization, operations and objectives. 

• District policies and state and federal laws and regulations concerning economic and workforce development on a community college campus.

• Evidence of a working knowledge of local, regional and national workforce trends, legislation and agencies.

• Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and diplomacy. 

• Oral and written communication skills. 

• Organizational and management practices as applied to unit of assignment. 

• Principles and practices of leadership and administration, including organization, budget administration and grant writing.

• Principles and practices of strategic planning, institutional research and alternative funding for public agencies.

• Principles and practices of training and supervision. 

• Trends in career and technical education and Title V regulations. 

• Workforce development methodology, programs, resources and providers.


Ability to:

Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals. 

• Assist in forecasting current and future needs and costs affecting unit of assignment. 

• Assist in the development and implementation of technology-based solutions to curriculum and instructional issues. 

• Collect, compile and analyze data. 

• Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse constituencies within and outside of the District. 

• Demonstrate leadership, management, supervisory, and team-building skills. 

• Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of students. 

• Demonstrate strong and effective writing, editing and verbal communication skills. 

• Develop contract training programs for business and/or industry. 

• Develop, prepare and administer program and project budgets. 

• District and College organization, operations and objectives. 

• Encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services. 

• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. 

• Exercise initiative and work independently. 

• Exercise judgment or choice among possible actions, sometimes without clear precedents and often with concern for the consequences of the action. 

• Facilitate and coordinate the activities of large groups for the purpose of institutional planning. 

• Interpret, apply and explain applicable District policies and procedures and local, State and federal laws and regulations. 

• Operate computer/applications software, including database management, spreadsheet, word processing and software related to unit of assignment. 

• Plan, design and produce extensive reports, proposals, position papers, recommendations and other formal documents. 

• Plan, organize and coordinate assigned activities in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. 

• Plan, organize and execute effective oral presentations, supported by sophisticated multi-media programs for large audiences. 

• Plan, organize and execute effective written reports supported by facts, documentation and research. 

• Plan, organize, coordinate, manage and expedite projects related to assignment. 

• Prepare oral and written reports and recommendations. 

• Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds using tact, diplomacy and courtesy. 

• Train and provide supervision and work direction to others as assigned. 

• Understand and effectively and collaboratively work in a complicated multi-college environment, as well as within a system of community college districts. 

• Work collectively with administration, classified management, faculty, staff and students. 

• Work effectively in a fast paced environment with numerous interruptions. 

• Work effectively with diverse individuals and groups including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, physical ability, religion and sexual orientation. 

• Work effectively with others to achieve common goals. 

• Work independently with little direction in a multi-project, fast-paced environment while meeting concurrent deadlines. 

• Work with culturally and ethnically diverse groups. 

• Write grants, proposals, recommendations, contracts, reports and correspondence.


Education and Experience Guidelines:    

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.



A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with emphasis on a discipline within the division.


Desirable Education:

Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a discipline currently offered at Irvine Valley College. An earned doctorate from an accredited college or university is preferred.




At least two years of faculty experience at the post-secondary level, at least three consecutive years of recent successful post-secondary administrative and supervisory experience or four years of recent management or faculty leadership experience in an educational capacity related to a college or university, and evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, physically challenged and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


License or Certificate:    

Valid California driver’s license.


To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER




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Posted: 3/21/2018
Application Due: 4/20/2018
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