Dean, Counseling

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Job Title: Dean, Counseling
Req: AC18-0690
Location: Santa Ana College
Position Type: Academic Administrator
Posting Close Date: 10/05/2018

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Vice President of Student Services, the Dean of Counseling is responsible for leadership and administration of all aspects of the Counseling Division including the design, delivery, and staffing of educational, career, and personal counseling and guidance services to students; responsible for assignment and staffing of college counseling classes; performs additional duties as assigned.

Development and Delivery of Division Programs

Supervises, staffs and evaluates educational, career, and personal counseling and guidance services in the Santa Ana service area; including the Transfer Center, the Job/ Career Placement Center, MESA, Puente program, Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) components related to assessment, counseling/advisement and student follow-up; coordinates the activities of the department with those of other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; manages and oversees the complex and varied functions of the department; initiates, reviews, approves, implements and evaluates department curriculum for Division courses; keeps required records and makes required reports. Reviews instructional programs and counseling services for compliance with applicable state and federal law, regulations and guidelines, District policy and procedures, and responsiveness to the needs of a culturally diverse community.

Responsible for or effectively recommends the hire, transfer, suspension, lay-off, recall, promotion, assignment, discipline, training, professional development, assignment, direction and evaluation of work, and adjustment of grievances of all Division personnel; also responsible for administering collective bargaining agreements, employment and promotion selection procedures, compliance with District policies, rules and regulations regarding personnel, evaluation of the performance of academic and classified staff assigned to the Division, and providing direction and assistance wherever a need for improvement is identified. Hire and assign counseling, teaching and work schedules for all division faculty according to educational and operational efficiencies; coordinate day and evening counseling services and classes for the college. Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned managers, faculty and staff.

Responsible for the adjustment of grievances, problems and complaints, and reporting performance.

Responsible for preparation, submission and administration of budget for Division, and components of the Student Success and Support Program (SSSP) programs.

Evaluates and analyzes Counseling Division functions, programs, services, activities and budget to determine appropriate schedules, staffing, counseling services and available facilities, supplies, equipment and materials; monitors counseling course enrollments, cancels and changes classes based on utilization; develops, directs and coordinates the implementation of department goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards; cultivates and oversees short and long-term planning in accordance with accreditation standards, including program development, student service outcomes and program review; and monitors changes in laws, regulations, and technology that may affect District or departmental operations; implements policy and procedural changes as required.

Community Contact/Representation
A highly visible educational leader seeking positions of significant leadership in community institutions as well as community support organizations to secure resources and student services, and enhance the District's reputation as an institution. Demonstrated commitment to student success.

Other Professional Responsibilities
Participates in, supervises or advises on District committees and task forces and assists in District articulation and dissemination of related information; enhance knowledge of new trends and innovations related to the area of assignment.

Essential Functions
Supervises all aspects of the planning, funding, staffing, scheduling, delivery and evaluation of Division programs. Supervises the performance of all personnel functions for assigned staff in the service area and hire staff for Division courses.

Job Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications: Must possess a master's degree and one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to this administrative assignment, and possess the minimum qualifications to serve as a faculty member at the community college level. Required Skills: Ability to resolve conflicts and problems, evaluate staff, curriculum, and services, analyze and apply laws and policies, supervise staff, communicate effectively, and assure accuracy of records and reports.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:
Demonstrated commitment to advocate for students, Student Services programs, faculty and staff. Ability to use and implement new technologies for services to students and program administration.

Method of Application
For consideration in the selection process, interested persons must complete the RSCCD application and upload all required documents online by the specified closing date for the position. If you do not have a computer, there is a computer which can only access RSCCD employment website and scanner to upload application materials/documents (no USB) available at the Human Resources Department, 2323 North Broadway, Santa Ana, California, 92706, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.

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Please upload the following application materials in the appropriate boxes with your online application by the closing date:

• Resume (Required)
• Cover Letter (Required)
• Unofficial Transcripts showing that the minimum qualifications are met (Required)
• Any additional supplemental materials (Optional)

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Posted: 9/11/2018
Application Due: 10/9/2018
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