Assistant Dean, California School of Education (CSOE) - San Diego

Sep 14, 2018
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Assistant Dean, California School of Education (CSOE) - San Diego

San Diego, CA


About Alliant International University:
Alliant International University's mission is to provide students with the highest quality of education through innovation in scholarship, applied training and research, and community service, particularly to underserved populations. The University's goal is to equip students with the competencies they need to improve the quality of human life by addressing major contemporary social issues. Core competencies of the University's training programs include cultural diversity, which is infused in courses and field placements and is manifest in the diversity of its students and faculty.

Job Description:
The Assistant Dean for the California School of Education (CSOE) reports to the dean and
works closely with the Program Directors and or Coordinators, Office of Institutional Research, Student Services as well as with various entities on and off campus such as: Academic Council, Provost's Office, Office of the Registrar, Finance, Human Resources, various school district liaisons, and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The AD champions excellence in teaching and learning and promotes innovation to enhance student experiences. The Assistant Dean serves as a member of the CSOE Dean's leadership team. The AD is expected to assist with strategic planning and to implement initiatives related to the Mission and Strategic Plan of the CSOE and the University. The AD supports the Dean in maintaining smooth, efficient, and effective operations in the School. The AD provides leadership in: student Evaluation and Review Committee/Credential Review Committee; resolving Student Complaints; collaborative efforts with stakeholders in the community and P-16 populations; and unit and program accreditation, as well as all other areas as directed by the Dean.

Workload: Time will be allocated as approximately 75% administrative and 25% teaching.

This position works collaboratively with the CSOE faculty and university student services staff to provide comprehensive academic and support services to students enrolled in the program as well as with Program Partners in the educational community. S/he must present a positive image for the university and its programs. The incumbent leads partner operational protocols.

This is not an exhaustive task list but a list which provides the candidate with an idea of job expectations.
Assists the dean in providing oversight for the review of curriculum proposals, curriculum changes, new program development
Provide supervision for the Credential Department
Supervise the Field Placement and Clinical Practice operations
Lead planning and manage CSOE endeavors related to serving students from recruitment to admissions to graduation to post-graduation support
Lead accreditation efforts for the CSOE (WASC, CAEP, CCTC etc.). Provides leadership in assessment efforts for the school by working with faculty and staff to implement and maintain assessment system. Collaborate with the Office of Institutional Research to develop, implement, and review unit assessment and reporting procedures as well as review and respond to the data collection and analysis; support CSOE programs in the process of continuous improvement based on valid and reliable assessment practices

Coordinate the process of establishing Memoranda of Understanding with fieldwork placement sites; ensure maintenance of records for placements in all programs; oversee stipends for directing/cooperating teachers
Provide leadership for collaborative efforts with the community and P-16 populations, particularly as they interface with university-based credential programs. Strengthen the reputation of the CSOE by implementing communication strategies and ensuring that channels of communication are available between the school and key stakeholders
Represent CSOE on committees, projects, and make presentations at state and national meetings

Assist with drafting responses and reports to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Other duties as assigned by the Dean

Terminal degree in a content area offered within CSOE or related field. Direct experience overseeing Teacher Education programs and preferred.

Higher education teaching experience (minimum of 3 years, 5+ years preferred). Minimum of two (2) years of experience in an administrative role (e.g., program director, department chair, or similar position);

Essential Job Functions:
Excellent communication and organizational skills. Ability to work in a cooperative, accommodating, and service-oriented manner with a variety of different faculty, staff, and students, as well as with executive and managerial staff in community and state organizations and schools. Ability to exercise discretion and tact in all interpersonal contacts, and to maintain confidentiality at all times. Ability to perform detailed work independently and accurately with minimal direct supervision in a fast-paced environment as well as ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. Ability to manage multiple tasks per required deadlines and maintain composure under high stress conditions. Ability to be optimistic, positive, and supportive in all interactions with others. Ability to work varied hours depending on needs of Program and students. Possesses a strong sense of "team" with a willingness to take the lead and to "fill in" expertly whenever the need arises.

Evidence of successful academic planning and implementation of Credential programs, graduate programs, online courses, and doctoral programs. Demonstrated success in budget and personnel management and a distinguished record of teaching and scholarship and leadership. Demonstrated success in supervision of multi ­campus sites, faculty, and staff. Demonstrated ability with strategic planning. Appreciation of and cultivation of inclusive excellence and diversity.
Knowledge of the disciplines and programs represented in the CSOE. Ability to perform the essential duties related to internal operations of the College including, but not limited to: accreditation, assessment, curriculum, facilities, personnel, and student success. Commitment to serving diverse constituencies in a shared governance environment;
Ability to interpret policies and apply regulations within given business
practices and organizational structures. Desire to work in a team-based, dynamic environment

Supervisor Responsibilities:
Oversees the Credential Analyst Department

Other Requirements:
Sensitivity to cultural diversity and ability to communicate and interact effectively with people of all ages and diverse background
Proven ability to work effectively as a team player
Highly motivated, focused and results oriented
Ability to exercise discretion and tact in all interpersonal contacts, and to maintain confidentiality always
Ability to manage multiple tasks per required deadlines
Maintain composure under high stress conditions
Ability to be optimistic, positive, and supportive in all interactions with others
High level of accuracy and attention to detail
Background Check Requirements:
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Additional Information:
Anti-Discrimination Policy: Alliant International University prohibits discrimination in employment and in its educational programs and activities, including admission or access thereto, on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or associational preference.

Alliant International University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to ensuring a high quality of education through the diversity of the University community and the curriculum. Women, people of color, people with disabilities and people from other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, as we actively seek to increase diversity at all levels. The University will conduct its programs, services, and activities consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and orders.
This policy is governed by Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the regulations implementing these statutes, and applicable federal and California law.

Application Instructions:
Please provide C.V, cover letter and three professional references.

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