Dean of Global Learning Programs and Services

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Dean of Global Learning Programs and Services

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 2014660S
Department: Global Learning SKY (DEPT)
Location: Skyline College
Position Number: 2A0024
Percentage of Full Time: 100%
FLSA: Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Months per Year: 12
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Salary Range:
Min Salary: $157,080 (annual)
Max Salary: $199,596 (annual)
Position Type: Administrative/Supervisory Positions

Who We Are:
The San Mateo County Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.” We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District:
Skyline College, which was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2015, is part of the San Mateo County Community College District, which currently enrolls approximately 23,000 students, the majority of whom are from minoritized populations. Of the students at Skyline College, 2.6% are African American, 0.2% are American Indian, 18.2% are Asian, 18.4% are Filipino, 18.8% are Latinx, 1.2% are Pacific Islander, 19.3% are White, 19.8% are Multi-Ethnic, and 1.7% are unknown.

Who We Want:
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.

The Position:
The Dean of Global Learning Programs and Services is responsible to the Vice President of Instruction for administration of the division programs and services, including the International Student Program, African Diaspora, the Center for International Trade Development, Bay Area Entrepreneur Center, Education/Study Abroad Program, and other programs developed in the division. The Dean will be joining a leadership team that is expected to uphold values of social justice and equity, and be committed to a “Students First” philosophy, and that is held accountable to a set of “Leadership Standards of Excellence”.

First round interviews for this position are scheduled for Thursday, November 8 and Friday, November 9. Finalists will be invited back to the campus for interviews on Thursday, November 15 and Friday, November 16.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties below are representative of the duties of the position and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this position.

1. Oversee hiring of faculty and classified staff for the division; recommend personnel actions to the Vice President of Instruction; direct and supervise faculty and classified staff and participate in their evaluations

2. Provide leadership, management, and development for the division’s day, evening, and weekend programs, the division office, and other support services

3. Provide leadership and oversight of division programs and operations, including: Center for International Trade Development, Education/Study Abroad Program, International Student Program, Bay Area Entrepreneur Center, and African Diaspora Program

4. Collaborate with deans and vice presidents in support of student success, including leadership and support of programs including African-American Success Through Excellence and Persistence (ASTEP) and Women’s Mentoring and Leadership Academy (WMLA)

5. Provide leadership and oversight for the International Student Program, including international student success on campus, admissions, administrative support for students including SEVIS, and recruiting strategies for growing the program

6. In collaboration with faculty and staff, identify program needs and encourage innovation and the development of curriculum and ensure program and course articulations are kept current

7. Support a variety of methods of program delivery, including hybrid delivery and distance learning

8. Develop, administer, and advocate for the division budget in a manner that supports the well-being of all departments

9. With faculty and staff, and in collaboration with other instructional administrators, coordinate the preparation of division class schedules, catalogs, brochures, and other printed materials

10. Facilitate grant applications for the division, manage new and existing grants, and prepare required reports

11. Serve as a liaison with other college divisions and services, advisory committees, individual students and student groups, and appropriate off-campus groups

12. Organize and lead the annual division planning and budgeting process aligned with college goals, mission, vision and values; provide leadership for departmental program reviews

13. Serve as an active member of the college administrative team to address college-wide issues, concerns and planning, including facilities restructuring and development; serve on college and District committees, as assigned

14. Work with students, faculty, and staff to constructively resolve problems and conflicts

15. Implement District rules and regulations, California Education Code, Title 5, and collective bargaining agreements as required

16. Provide leadership in staff and faculty development, including regular division meetings and retreats

17. Collaborate with deans and vice presidents in support of continued integration of student services with instructional services in order to strengthen the delivery of academic and not for credit programs and services

18. Serve as key emergency prevention, preparedness, and response personnel as assigned

19. Serve on college and District committees, as assigned, and perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Instruction

Minimum Qualifications:
• Possession of a Master’s degree or above from an accredited institution OR equivalent• One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff

Physical Requirements:
This classification requires the ability to type, use phone, stand intermittently, walk, bend and stoop, occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects weighing 35 pounds or less; ability to exert 10 to 20 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects; work at a computer, including sitting and viewing a computer monitor for various lengths of time, repetitive use of computer keyboard, mouse or other control device, manual dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard; hearing and speaking to communicate and provide information to others; vision to read printed material and computer monitor in order to perform the essential functions.

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Successful teaching and/or service experience in disciplines/programs and services that are related to global/international issues that are a part of the Global Learning and Program Services Division

2. Evidence of ability to provide leadership that inspires, encourages autonomy, and provides guidance to faculty and staff

3. Evidence of sustained involvement, initiative, and leadership in instructional and community activities

4. Evidence of knowledge of goals, policies, regulations, and methods related to equity, curriculum, assessment, retention, articulation, transfer, and graduation

5. Ability to elicit and coordinate the expressed recommendations from faculty and staff, and ability to advocate effectively the division recommendations and its goals at college and District levels

6. Ability to think innovatively and to recognize, respond to, and encourage faculty and staff innovation

7. Ability to facilitate faculty and staff hiring, training, and supervision, including staff development and performance evaluations

8. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, and problem solve effectively with District and college administrators, faculty, staff, students, and the public

9. Awareness of and commitment to the goals of participatory governance

10. Evidence of organizational skills, including prioritization and delegation with accountability

11. Familiarity with the use and assessment of computer-based technology that support the development and management of the division

12. Skill in the development, implementation, and assessment of program outcomes that lead to student success

13. Knowledge of accreditation standards and their implementation

14. Skill in grant writing and management

15. Skill in working with faculty, staff, and administrators to plan and implement facilities modifications

16. Skill in budget development and management, strategic planning, and program development

17. Ability to advocate for enhanced and innovative technology systems, locally and District-wide, which support the work of the division and are aligned with the goals of Student Services and Instruction in support of the mission, vision and values of the college

18. Commitment to programs that encourage pre-collegiate and adult students to pursue education

19. Commitment to providing career services and internship opportunities that enhance Skyline College students’ transition into the 21st century workforce

20. Commitment to programs and policies that aim to provide instruction and support from an equity framework and that is culturally relevant

21. Experience in the development of student service programs through leadership and advocacy

22. Knowledge of and/or experience with federal regulations, Title 5/Education Code, California regulatory agencies, accreditation, and collective bargaining

Preferred Qualifications:

Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Academic employees participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California (no contributions to Social Security). Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

Open Date: 09/04/2018
First Review Date: 10/24/2018
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:
Required Application Materials All applicants are required to submit: 1. A completed online District application form (go to to complete the application and to apply for this position). 2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience. 3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicant’s cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as well as the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement. Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills. For questions related to this posting, please contact: SMCCCD Office of Human Resources 3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402 Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax:(650) 574-6574 Web Page:

Conditions of Employment:
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)

Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process

In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.

5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement:
The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.

Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.

Annual Security Report:
San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2017 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2017 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2017 Annual Security Report is now available. The Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000.

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Posted: 9/11/2018
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