Senior Dean of Career and Community Partnership

Job description

Position Definition

Under administrative direction of a college-level or District-level executive manager, oversees the work of lower level managers and/or major college instructional, student services and/or support programs. Manages and evaluates assigned managers, directors, supervisors, faculty and staff, in conformance with appropriate policies and procedures. Carries out complex projects and special programs.

Position Title
Senior Dean of Career and Community Partnership

Diablo Valley College

Posting Number

$9,864 - $12,019/month

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Senior Dean can have multiple major programs reporting to the position and may supervise assigned managers. The Executive Dean classification is reserved for the oversight of major college-wide or Districtwide programs, projects or large off-campus centers.

Examples of Duties/Essential Functions

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: Provides vision and leadership for a diverse, dynamic and innovative community of managers, faculty, staff and students. Provides year-round leadership, management, participation and development of major instructional, student services and/or support programs. Assists in the hiring process of management, faculty and classified staff. Manages assigned managers, faculty, classified and supervisory staff. Assists in the training of assigned managers, supervisory, faculty and classified staff. Evaluates assigned managers, supervisors and classified staff. Assists in the evaluation of faculty. Administers assigned major program area budgets. Provides leadership for, assists and/or prepares instructional, student services and/or support program research, reports and program evaluations as needed. Manages and implements major regular and specially funded projects and programs in the instructional, student, and/or support services areas. Develops and/or assists with the creation of policies, regulations, and procedures for managing a college's educational, student and/or support services programs in accordance with college and District mission and goals. Facilitates grant applications for assigned divisions or major program areas, manages grants, and prepares required reports. Serves as liaison with other college program areas and services advisory committees, individual students and student groups, and appropriate university, school and other off-campus and community groups. Serves on college and district committees as assigned. Organizes, manages and participates in the annual planning and budgeting process in cooperation with managers, supervisors, faculty, and classified staff and in concert with college goals for assigned divisions and/or major program areas. Manages the approved annual budget for assigned area. Responds to and seeks resolution of complaints arising from assigned divisions and major program area activities, including participating in the process of collective bargaining contract grievances. Provides leadership for and assists with college or District program reviews. Assists in accreditation process. Supports a climate that promotes innovation and improved service to students and the community; cooperates with area staff and other managers to develop processes that are student friendly and supportive of student success. Manages and participates in the continued evaluation and improvement of the assigned areas' instructional, student and/or support services programs. Promotes the assessment of student outcomes in order to determine the effectiveness of student learning and student development programs in assigned areas. Assists in the coordination of area programs with those of other institutions and in the development of partnerships with external agencies. Actively participates in and supports college and District shared governance components and activities and other collaborative processes. Employs appropriate techniques and strategies to resolve disputes and to enhance communication and cooperation among the members of the college and District communities. Interpret and analyze appropriate laws, policies, rules and procedures to determine impact on assigned instructional, student and/or support services program areas and oversee compliance and reporting strategies. Travels throughout the District in carrying out responsibilities and functions. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience
Education/Training: Earned master's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. Experience: Equivalent to at least three (3) years of relevant full-time management experience.
License/Certification: Ability to obtain a valid Class C California Driver's License.

Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of
Computer-based technology for management of assigned divisions/areas and for instructional, student and/or support services; the goals of shared governance; principles and practices of administrative organization and management, planning, supervising and evaluating the work of others, employee motivation and training; applicable federal, state, local, District and college laws, rules and regulations, and collective bargaining contract provisions; complex business level English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; modern office tools such as computers and printers; typical modern office computer software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation programs and databases; report and presentation writing.

Minimum Qualification-Skill To

Minimum Qualification-Ability To
Organize, implement and direct complex management activities in the areas of instructional, student and/or support services; make appropriate judgments and decision weighing the relative costs and benefits of potential actions; perceive when important changes are needed in the delivery of services or in the management of programs; effectively communicate orally and in writing; use personal computers utilizing various software applications (i.e., word processing, spreadsheet, presentation programs and database management) including the Internet; work effectively with managers, faculty and staff in a participatory governance environment to accomplish the goals and objectives of the college, the District, and the assigned major program areas; communicate effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, politics, philosophy, disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Desirable Qualifications
€¢ Demonstrate the ability to lead innovative workforce program development.
€¢ Demonstrate the ability to provide collaborative leadership in developing and managing a variety of resources and services in direct support of the teaching and learning functions of the college.
€¢ Demonstrate the ability to provide vision for and to build career-informed educational pipelines from K-12 and adult education to college to transfer and/or employer.
€¢ Demonstrate the ability to expand equity for diverse communities in higher education and employment. Working in concert with community and industry partners, increase access and success for students in pathways to employment in middle skill jobs, particularly for underserved populations.
€¢ Experience with guided pathways design and implementation.
€¢ Experience in management of complex projects and in bringing them to a successful conclusion in a timely manner, including developing and maintaining budgets, records, and statistical information for internal analysis, management, planning, evaluation, and reporting purposes.
€¢ Two years or more of full-time teaching experience in a higher education setting in a CTE discipline.
€¢ Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills to convey information through timely and transparent processes.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Under the joint direction of the Vice President of Instruction and the Vice President of Student Services, the Senior Dean of Career and Community Partnership is responsible for providing leadership for workforce development, industry partnerships, and career education as part of outreach and the college experience. Integrated with college leadership and programs via a guided pathways approach, the Senior Dean of Career and Community Partnership ensures that students explore careers, that faculty collaborate with industry partners, and that career-related curriculum is current and contextualized. The Senior Dean of Career and Community Partnership is responsible for overseeing the DSN and managing the Career Education (CE) and Workforce Development office team, which supports CE programs through outreach, recruitment, articulation, summer camps, and cooperative work experience. The position provides oversight for planning, organization, direction, and evaluation of activities related to career education grants and initiatives, including Strong Workforce, Carl Perkins, and integrates with the college€™s work on AEBG, SEA Programs and Guided Pathways. The Senior Dean nurtures and supports the college€™s efforts to increase diversity, equity, and inclusivity overall, and in career education. The Senior Dean collaborates with counselors and faculty to provide robust, integrated, and contextualized career exploration, work-based learning, internship, and apprenticeship. The Senior Dean keeps the college aware of emergent areas of employment and regional needs. The Senior Dean expands the college€™s connection and influence within area K-12, local employers, and global programs by initiating partnerships, and building opportunities for the colleges€™ credit, non-credit, contract, and community education programs.

All applicants are required to provide a letter of application that provides evidence of your ability to meet the desired qualifications. Your letter may include bullets and should not exceed five pages. Please upload your cover letter in the attachment section of the online application.

Screening interviews will be held on Monday, December 17, 2018 and final interviews will be held on either Tuesday, December 18, 2018 or Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

NOTE: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $ 9,864, second step $10,312, or third step $ 10,833 per month depending on experience. Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on an annual basis, until the maximum step of $ 12,019 per month is reached on the salary schedule.

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled

The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.





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Posted: 11/3/2018
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