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Dean of Counseling and Educational Support Services (CESS)

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Dean of Counseling and Educational Support Services (CESS)

Cabrillo College

Closing Date/Time: 6/18/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

Salary: See Position Description

Job Type: Full-time


Department: Counseling & Guidance

Employment Opportunity

Under the general direction of the Vice President, Student Services, the Dean of Counseling and Educational Support Services provides equity-minded leadership and direction for Counseling, Puente, Transfer and Career Services, Dual Enrollment, the Student Success Initiative, Accessibility Support Center, Learning Skills, International Students and other student services projects. The dean directs, supervises, and evaluates faculty and staff relative to areas of assignment.

Cabrillo College's Counseling and Educational Support Services (CESS) Division seeks a full-time, administrator who is dynamic, innovative, and equity-minded to join its staff as the Dean of Counseling and Educational Support Services. The ideal candidate will share Cabrillo's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Cabrillo College serves approximately 12,000 students per term, of which 44% are LatinX, 5% multi-ethnic, 3% Asian, 1% African-American, 1% Filipino, .25% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and .19% Pacific Islander as of Fall 2017. At Cabrillo, over 52% of students are students of color, and 59% are economically disadvantaged. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated an Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join the CESS division dedicated to the use of techniques that draw on culturally responsive approaches to counseling.

About the Department:
The Counseling and Educational Support Services (CESS) Division at Cabrillo College includes several programs designed to support students during their educational journey at the college. CESS also works closely with high school counselors and administrators to assist with the enrollment of high school students. The CESS Division collaborates with both the instructional and student services divisions at the college to deliver effective support to new and returning students. CESS is a part of the Vice President of Student Services component at Cabrillo College.

Examples of Duties

  • Manages and coordinates assigned faculty and staff in compliance with federal, state and legal requirements, district policies, contractual obligations, and sound principles and procedures
  • In collaboration with the Office of Research, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, directs and conducts research regarding student success and transfer
  • Oversees transfer and general education curricula in the student services component with regard to program development, review, and evaluation
  • Advocates for student services and programs that support equity and student success which aligns with the Guided Pathways model
  • Manages and coordinates MIS data collection and reporting requirements
  • Coordinates support services as described in the Integrated Plan and modifies services as plan changes
  • Manages and coordinates the Dual Enrollment Initiative
  • Explores and develops new revenue streams, which support student success including grants and special funding opportunities
  • Examines, evaluates and makes recommendations for technological innovations to improve processes and services to students
  • Serves as liaison with K-12 representatives relative to the Dual Enrollment and Outreach efforts
  • Directs the preparation and management of the budgets for assigned areas of responsibility
  • Trains, supervises, evaluates performance, and provides leadership to assigned faculty and staff
  • Prepares a variety of reports and correspondence appropriate to assignment, incorporating annual program plans, Student Learning Outcomes, and Service Unit Outcomes
  • Represents the district at off-campus meetings and conferences in relationship with other educational institutions and community organizations
  • Develops, monitors, and implements area goals and objectives
  • Resolves or assists in the resolution of problems and/or complaints and initiates corrective action as appropriate
  • Interprets and performs assignments in compliance with pertinent federal, state and local laws, and contractual regulations relative to area(s) of assignment
  • Chairs and serves on various college committees and participates in professional organizations as appropriate to assignment
  • Prepares a variety of reports and correspondence appropriate to assignments using a computer with various software
  • Drives for position related duties
  • Performs related duties as required or assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

Master's degree from an accredited college or university, AND three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience as an academic administrator or in a faculty leadership role AND four (4) years of successful college teaching and/or counseling experience.

Knowledge of:

  • Commitment to the mission of a comprehensive community college and the principles of the Guided Pathways model
  • Current standards and safety regulations related to the area to which assigned
  • Teaching and learning process
  • Commitment to equity and diversity, including equal opportunity
  • Educational leadership, student services delivery, and accessibility
  • Federal regulations, Title V/Education Code, California regulatory agencies
  • Budget planning, development, and management
  • Hispanic-Serving designation for institutional, departmental, and counseling practices
  • Design, analysis, and reporting of higher educational institutional research
  • Technology used in educational programs and services
Ability to:
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Promote educational programs and services innovation that meets the needs of an increasingly diverse student population
  • Develop and evaluate student support services, programs, and staff from an equity lens
  • Exhibit equity-minded leadership in program, budget management, and planning
  • Identify and address institutional barriers to student success, particularly for underrepresented students
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the community
  • Effectively lead and motivate faculty and staff in a collegial and dynamic shared governance environment
  • Develop and evaluate program plans
  • Effectively utilize conflict resolution and mediation skills
  • Utilize computer technology for communication, data gathering and reporting activities
  • Perform consistently under the pressure of deadlines and other administrative demands
  • Train, supervise, and evaluate faculty and staff
  • Work cooperatively with others
Other Requirements:
  • Possession of and ability to maintain a valid California driver's license and a safe driving record during the course of employment
  • Assignment may include evenings and/or weekends

Additional Information

Please Note: To ensure an accurate evaluation of your application materials, please submit information regarding your education, experience, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to the minimum qualifications. When filling out the online application, it is important that you fill out all sections completely. Do not leave blank spaces noting "see resume." When adding attachments, please redact ALL of the following items which appear on any attachment before you submit it: social security number, birth date, age, gender, birthplace and personal photos.

Salary: Full-time management assignment (225-day), 12 months per year, Monday through Friday, with evenings and/or weekends as needed. Current eight-step schedule ranges from $8,587 to $12,084 per month. Educational administrators are required to join the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS). Cabrillo College provides an annual doctoral stipend of $3,745 for eligible employees.

Cabrillo College currently provides a benefit stipend for medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and eligible dependents.

Application Process:

**To be considered, each candidate MUST SUBMIT:

  1. Completed online Employment Application.
  2. Job-related resume.
  3. Cover Letter, which states how the candidate specifically meets the required qualifications
  4. Three (3) recent job-related letters of recommendation which address the candidate's ability to perform the duties of this position.
  5. Verification of educational and experience qualifications (Foreign transcripts must be translated to determine equivalency to U.S. standards (Download PDF reader). Any fee for such translation is paid by the applicant.):
    • Transcripts (not diplomas) from all colleges attended showing degree conferred, if applicable (unofficial transcripts, copies, and downloads are acceptable). If selected, it is the responsibility of the candidate to provide official transcripts, diplomas, degrees or other documents as may be required OR
    • Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination (Download PDF reader) and supporting documentation. (This is only necessary if candidate does not possess and submit proof of specified degrees or experience listed in minimum qualifications.)
**If any of the above materials are not submitted with your application packet, your materials will be deemed incomplete and will not be forwarded to the committee for screening.

Please notify the Human Resources Department if you require any special accommodation(s) in meeting these requirements.

Selection Procedure: Applications will be reviewed by a search committee, which will determine the applicants to invite for interviews based on appraisal of qualifications as documented by application materials submitted. Meeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an invitation for an interview.

Candidates selected for employment with Cabrillo College must agree to be fingerprinted, provide current tuberculosis screening results, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States and present a valid Social Security card and Driver's License upon hire.

Application Deadline: Application and attached required materials MUST be successfully submitted by 11:59 p.m. on: Monday, June 18, 2018. All completed applications received by this date will receive a full screening; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Cabrillo College seeks applications from all qualified individuals. It is the continuing goal of Cabrillo College to hire and retain staff that reflect the rich diversity and cultural heritage of the college district and its student body.

Cabrillo College currently provides a benefit stipend for medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and eligible dependents.

Please note: Employee who work part-time contracts will receive a pro rata benefit stipend based on the percentage of assignment.

To apply, please visit: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/cabrilloedu





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Posted: 5/15/2018
Application Due: 6/19/2018
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