Dean, Math and Sciences

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Golden West College


Dean, Math and Sciences

Job# GM-002-19

Salary: $127,619.00 - $169,907.00 Annually

Deadline: 07/09/18


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Golden West College – You Are Welcome Here!

Located in the coastal community of Huntington Beach, also known as "Surf City," Golden West College is regarded as one of the most beautiful campuses in Southern California.  The college is highly regarded for academic quality and innovation. In its earliest years, the college was recognized for its pioneering leadership in designing learning-centered programs and services for its student body and continues in that tradition to this day. 

Golden West College (GWC) has an unwavering commitment to quality education, equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for all positions at our college share our devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations.  At this time, our college enrolls approximately 12,000 students per term; 34% are Latinx, 29% are White, 26% are Asian, 2% are African-American, 2% are Filipino, 0.5% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 5% are multiracial.  GWC is an officially designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and has an eligibility designation as an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI).  GWC engages in regular professional development opportunities and partnerships so that we can best serve disproportionately impacted groups.  Activities and connections include GWC's partnership with USC's Center for Urban Education; student and employee involvement in organizations like Puente, Student Veterans, and Gay Lesbian Alternative Straight Alliance (GLASA); a robust District Ally training program, including UndocuAlly (undocumented students), SafeZone (LGBTQ), Vet Net (veterans), and Ability Ally; and other equity minded programs; as well as a full calendar of culturally responsive events.



Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates instructional programs for an academic division.  Plans and develops curriculum, programs, and services that meet the needs of a highly diverse urban student population.

Distinguishing Career Features

The Dean for an Instructional Division integrates and provides academic and administrative support to faculty and a diverse student population.  The Dean requires the ability to direct and integrate the activities of an academic division and its related functions and services, to provide leadership over curriculum, faculty and support staff, and assure excellence in delivering higher education.  The Dean also requires the ability to facilitate professional development, establish standards and assess performance of faculty members.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Provides leadership for program development, plans for current and additions, modifications, and deletions to curriculum.   Oversees and provides analysis of programs and multi-year instructional plans. 

• Provides leadership over the delivery of curriculum that contributes to developing emerging learning college models and teaching innovations.  Develops and reviews courses and consults with faculty on instructional pedagogies.

• Directs and prepares the schedule of classes and provides for proper staffing of classes, considering faculty preferences, mode of instruction, class size and facility usage while maximizing opportunities for students. Consults with faculty to design schedules that enhance attendance and meet the needs of students. 

• Prepares or reviews documents for program and course development in working with faculty to produce accurate schedules, catalog information, and program publicity.

• Provides leadership for faculty and staff development and learning opportunities that enhance effectiveness in the teaching and learning processes.   Provides leadership in the development and assessment of course, program, and learning outcomes.

• Directs development of division budgets and manages financial resources consistent with policy and sound financial controls.  Advocates for resources to support departmental programs and opportunities and allocates resources among competing requests for funds.

• Utilizes effective strategies to manage enrollment; including but not limited to use of various technological software applications and trend data analytics to predict, plan, evaluate and schedule courses in order to improve efficiencies while increasing student success outcomes.

• Develops standards of faculty performance and conducts performance appraisals in compliance with District standards and contractual obligations.  Monitors workload indicators for accuracy and balance. 

• Communicates with faculty by holding regular meetings to facilitate planning and collegial decision-making, keep staff informed about issues and projects, and for information about the overall College instructional program.

• Working with Student Services and other programs, advises and counsels students on student-instructor and academic problems. 

• Works cooperatively with other administrators and managers to coordinate programs and services across the curriculum to meet student needs.  Resolves conflicts and issues within and among academic sections. 

• Facilitates academic partnerships and maintains communications with Division faculty, faculty in feeder high schools and four-year transfer institutions.   

• Encourages excellence in teaching.  Orients new faculty and staff, determines needs for staff development, plans staff development activities, and contributes to recordkeeping for staff development accountability.   

• Maintains up-to-date knowledge of new developments and innovations in community colleges and higher education.  Recommends changes to maintain relevance of programs in the academic division and to meet student and community needs.

• Communicates with leaders in the private and public sectors and in educational agencies to determine needs for new courses and programs.  Establishes advisory committees and other outreach as appropriate.

• Participates in strategic and long-range instructional planning for the College. 

• Performs other related duties as assigned to support the objectives of the position.

• Qualifications and Physical Demands


Knowledge and Skills

The position requires advanced specialized professional knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices associated with higher education curriculum and instruction, matriculation, and student services. 

• Requires advanced specialized knowledge of the curriculum for the assigned instructional division. 

• Requires in-depth knowledge of matriculation regulations and articulation agreements. 

• Requires knowledge of and skill at teaching and learning processes that enhance student success and outcomes. 

• Requires skills in organization and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and administrative needs. 

• Requires a working knowledge of the budget preparation and administration process. 

• Requires in-depth knowledge of the principles of functional leadership, training, and performance evaluation. 

• Requires a working knowledge of pertinent national and state regulations affecting curriculum and academic accreditation.

• Requires skill in organizing work and building an effective team to respond to student needs.  Requires advanced human relations skills to deliver formal and influential presentations, build effective teams, review performance, and exercise a unique sensitivity to the needs and interests of a diverse student population.    



Requires the ability to develop and implement a plan of accountability for academic services.  Requires the ability to guide and motivate others toward goal achievement. 

• Requires the ability to organize, plan, develop, and write new programs, develop new concepts, analyze outcomes, and prepare clear and concise reports. 

• Requires the ability to inspire and promote awareness of socioeconomic and cultural diversity.  Requires the ability to advise staff, direct and facilitate development of personal and team perspectives, develop and deliver training programs. 

• Requires the ability to regularly use operational technologies, such as Microsoft Office products, course management systems, budgeting software, and mobile applications commonly used in educational environments to manage and analyze programs and services.

• Requires the ability to oversee and instruct in courses offered by the division. 

• Requires the ability to develop and monitor budgets, and maximize financial resources. 

• Requires the ability to work cooperatively and productively with others.


Physical Abilities & Working Conditions

Requires the ability to function in an office environment performing work of primarily a sedentary nature with some requirement to move to about campus and off-campus locales. 

• Requires the ability to use hearing and speech to make presentations to groups and carry on conversations over the phone and in person. 

• Requires near visual acuity to read printed materials and computer screens. 

• Requires sufficient hand/arm/finger dexterity to retrieve work materials and operate standard office equipment.

• Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist

Education and Experience

Possession of a master's degree; AND one year formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment.  Or, any combination of education and experience that would provide the required equivalent qualifications. 


Desirable Qualifications

Administrative experience as a program and/or instructor coordinator, department chair, Assistant or Associate Dean or higher.

• Three years of successful full-time classroom teaching in a   math or science program, preferably at the community college level.

• Demonstrated ability to provide leadership to Math and Sciences programs.

• Two years of management experience in higher education including developing and administering budgets.

• Knowledge of and/or experience in one of the division's disciplines: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Marine Science, Natural Science, Physics.

• Evidence of and ability to communicate effectively with college faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.

• Evidence of and experience in hiring: support staff, part-time faculty and full-time faculty.

• Demonstrated experience managing faculty and staff in a collective bargaining environment.

• Familiarity with and ability to work with common computer technology and software applications.

• Familiarity with and ability to schedule classes and complete division faculty load sheets.

• Evidence of the ability to advocate for the division's programs.

• Evidence of successful experience working with diverse student populations.

• Demonstrated experience with shared governance in a higher education environment.


Licenses and Certificates

May require a valid driver license.


Conditions of Employment

This is a contract, full-time, 12-month per year, Educational Administrator position. The normal hours of work will be 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Flexible schedule and weekends might be necessary to address the needs of the job duties, programs and/or students. The effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor.


Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910)

The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.


Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer




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Job No: GM-002-19
Posted: 6/13/2018
Application Due: 7/9/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $127,619.00 - $169,907.00 Annually