Dean, Institutional Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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Dean, Institutional Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Posting #: 18-005

Campus: Foothill College

Close/Initial Review Date: 8/22/2018

Open Until Filled: No


Full Salary Range: $110,551.04 - $155,556.41 annually*
*Actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience (Customary Hiring Range: $110,551.04 -$121,882.52 annually).

Initial Review Date: 8/22/18**
**Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the management position above.

Serving as a thought partner to the President and member of president's cabinet, the dean is expected to provide college-wide vision and leadership in helping the campus infuse an ethos of equity in all aspects of campus life. To facilitate this effort, the dean will lead the student success and retention team which bridges both the instructional and student services segments of the college.

As an integral member of the campus leadership team, the dean will oversee a number of vital programs and learning communities such as, honors, Puente, Umoja, diversity-in-STEM, and the First-Year Experience, as well as the professional development efforts of the college.

Positions reporting to the dean include a non-instructional faculty member, a program coordinator, and a college researcher, along with coordinators and instructors of the learning communities. With this team and in collaboration with other members of the campus community, the dean will be charged with focusing the college's efforts to make real progress in achieving equitable outcomes for students of color and first-generation students.

Foothill College is committed to the institution's equity agenda, as defined in the student equity plan and educational master plan, and will rely on this position to provide the insight and guidance needed to keep the campus attentive to equity and by helping to set benchmarks for determining progress towards our equity goals.

The dean will focus on system changes, identify strategic areas to achieve equitable outcomes, and guide various divisions to achieve their respective equity goals. The dean will be responsible for the fiscal oversight of categorically funded equity expenditures that are subject to audit and require annual program outcome evaluations. The dean will also provide leadership to the college's shared governance committees and may serve as an ex-officio member on one or more committees.


The following duties and responsibilities are typical but not limited to the following:

  1. Provide strategic and visionary support for Student Equity efforts across the whole campus.
  2. Oversee a budget with $1M in equity funding.
  3. Provide leadership, supervision and support for identifiable programs and services to address disproportion access and success for students of color and first-generation students.
  4. Supervise professional development opportunities on campus for faculty and staff and provide support to the learning communities
  5. Supervise, collaborate with, and support the non-instructional equity faculty member to provide professional development on effective practices for incorporating an equity perspective into teaching and support services provided by faculty and classified professionals.
  6. Serve as the college equal employment opportunity (EEO) officer, in collaboration with the District Office of Human Resources, to ensure that the college's hiring processes are inclusive in compliance with state and federal laws.
  7. As chair of the Student Success and Retention team, coordinate the efforts of the 3SP, equity, and basic skills and lead the response to state reporting mandates.
  8. Collaborate with other programs on campus (DRC, Veterans Center, etc.) to ensure that these programs, too, are addressing equity efforts college-wide.
  9. Work with the Owl Scholars program to ensure that retention efforts are ongoing and successful.
  10. Work with president's cabinet members to ensure that equity efforts are included in all campus divisions. When necessary, provide support to divisions and faculty seeking to deploy equity pedagogy in their classes.
  11. Oversee faculty and staff drafting the college professional development plan and professional development program review. Provide leadership and feedback, when requested, for other department program reviews and college plans such as Equity, Basic Skills, and the Student Success and Support Program Plan.
  12. Oversee staff who provide logistical support for professional development events (e.g. room scheduling, coordination with marketing, organizing refreshments, etc.).
  13. Perform other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:
  1. Applicable laws and regulations.
  2. Change management models.
  3. Pedagogical approaches to meet a variety of diverse learning needs.
  4. Knowledge and experience in developing and implementing equity programs for college students.
  5. Knowledge of approaches, theories, and strategies to address disparities in student access to higher education for particular student groups
  6. Diverse assessment techniques.

Skills and Abilities:
  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, linguistic, and ethnic backgrounds, and abilities of students and staff.
  3. Oversee and approve budget expenditures.
  4. Approach situations and challenges with flexibility and optimism.
  5. Coordinate multiple project activities and tasks.
  6. Ability to review, analyze and extract salient information from abstract materials and prepare targeted presentations using the resultant data.
  7. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  8. Compile and analyze data and prepare reports.
  9. Ability to navigate across divisions and provide college-wide, system thinking.
  10. Work independently and anticipate the needs of the area of supervision in advance.
  11. Formulate plans and goals to direct work under the areas of supervision.
  12. Strong management skills.
  13. Strong organizational skills.
  14. Strong intercultural and interpersonal communication skills: strong relationship management skills.
  15. Extensive experience managing programs involving complex multi-cultural issues within large organizations.
  16. Highly independent decision making to respond both to changing and difficult circumstances that may arise in the discussion of equity issues, including but not limited to race and ethnicity.


  1. Typical office environment.
  2. Subject to travel to conduct work.

Physical Abilities:
  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone and make presentations.
  2. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
  3. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  4. Sitting for extending periods of time.
  5. Bending at the waist.
  6. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Master's degree.
  3. One (1) years related work experience.
  4. Experience in personnel management and project management.

Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Experience in budget management.
  2. Experience supervising, managing, coordinating or leading academic programs and learning communities.
  3. Experience working with and supervising faculty and staff.
  4. Experience developing strategic plans.

  1. A District on-line application on *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  2. A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” to assist with technical difficulties at:

Position: Full-Time, Categorically-Funded, 12-months per year
Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

Annual salary plus benefits; excellent benefits package which includes coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
Email: [email protected]

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