Division Dean, Disability Support Programs and Services

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Division Dean, Disability Support Programs and Services

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Posting #: 18-057

Campus: De Anza College

Close/Initial Review Date: 12/31/2018

Open Until Filled: No


Full Salary Range: $121,787.29 - $171,366.95 annually*
*Actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience (Customary Hiring Range: $121,787.29-$155,434.87 annually). In addition, candidates with verified educational units beyond the minimum qualification may qualify for additional pay, up to $564 per contract month. NOTE: The salary advertised with this position is based on the 2017-2018 salary schedule. Effective July 1,2018 through June 30, 2019, the position will receive an additional temporary 5% increase. On July 1, 2019 salaries will revert to the 2017-2018 salary schedule unless another agreement is reached.

Initial Review Date: 12/31/18**
**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.

De Anza College Mission Statement:
De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:

  • Communication and expression
  • Information literacy
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
  • Critical thinking


Reporting to Vice President of Student Services, the Division Dean for Disability Support Programs and Services (DSP&S) is responsible for strategic leadership and management of the Division that includes instructional and student services programs (Adapted Physical Education, Disability Support Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and HOPE Services). The position is also responsible for providing mandated services and implementing relevant state initiatives, ensuring compliance with federal and state Title 5, ADA-504-508 regulations, District policy and procedure compliance, District Collective Bargaining Agreements and developing technology (e.g. Clockwork, Banner, iPad curriculum integration).

In collaboration with the District and college finance offices, the Division Dean is responsible for administering a complex state funding formula and ensuring correct data is submitted for state reports.

The Division Dean has major operational responsibility and decision making authority in the development, interpretation and implementation of major policies and procedures pertaining to instructional and support programs which includes selecting and evaluating faculty, management and classified staff; preparation of faculty assignments, curriculum development, scheduling of classes, MIS data reporting, program data, Program Review, SLO/SSLO, reviewing and recommending applications for Professional Achievement Awards and Professional Development Leaves; distributing and initiating the transfer of funds within the division; approving requisitions for purchases and payment of invoices, and collaborating with the FHDA Foundation for fundraising.

The following duties and responsibilities are typical but not limited to the following:
  1. Manage, supervise, plan, evaluate, and review division functions. Formats and implements goals per division plan.
  2. Serve as the DSP&S Coordinator accountable for Title 5 compliance; collaborates with the District ADA Coordinator for employee-related issues. Manage the budget and data reporting.
  3. Determine, initiate and implement goals and objectives per District, college, and division plans.
  4. Determine course offerings that maintain appropriate number of FTES. Monitor course enrollment; add sections, cancel classes. Facilitate development and revision of curricula to meet student demand in collaboration with faculty.
  5. Recruits, hires, evaluates, promotes relations and activities from staff and faculty; chairs staff meetings; disseminates information to all staff members.
  6. Chair faculty hiring and tenure committees. Comply with the Faculty Association (FA) contract; particularly related to the hiring on part-time faculty (reemployment preference list). Review and authorize professional development. Collaborate with the supervisors and director to hire and evaluate staff. Review and authorize professional development.
  7. Manage and direct the completion of Program Reviews, SSLOs/SSLOACs, and implementation of state mandates.
  8. Oversees the State DSP&S accountability system; conducts in-service trainings on changes in State and Federal disability acts; ensures college compliance with State and Federal disability law. Maintains records; prepares State and Federal reports as required.
  9. Plans, develops, and monitors facilities and equipment needs of various programs.
  10. Attends deans' and managers' meetings; represents the college and division at conferences; explains the program to visitors from other colleges and institutions.
  11. Develop and administer the annual division budget.
  12. Lead and develop all fundraising efforts; ensure compliance with contracts and public and private grants.
  13. Collaborate with other administrators, supervisors, and instructional faculty to develop and coordinate programs and services across the campus and curriculum to meet the needs of a diverse student population.
  14. Collaborate with external agencies, advisory bodies, accrediting commissions, and other organizations related to the division's programs and services.
  15. Represent the division in an administrative capacity as assigned. Oversee the Advisory Committee meeting.
  16. Participate in college-wide planning initiatives and activities.
  17. Support, implement, and promote compliance with the District's Diversity and Equal Opportunity Plan in all aspects of employment and education; encourage cultural and ethnic diversity in staffing, curriculum, programs, and services.
  18. Assure compliance with the District's Injury and Illness Prevention Program by providing motivation, incentives, and discipline to assigned staff; maintain a safe work environment, enforcing safe work practices, reporting and investigating accidents, maintaining necessary documentation, and requiring employees to receive mandated training.
  19. Perform other related duties as assigned.


  1. Working knowledge of all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, contracts such as: California Education Code, Title 5, Student Success Act Initiatives, and State and Federal disability law.
  2. Complete and full understanding of all applicable District and college procedures and policies.
  3. External agency requirements for collaborative programs.
  4. Personnel management.
  5. Computers: commonly used software and communication mediums as well as large database management systems.
  6. Serves as an advocate for the inclusion of disabilities in all social justice and equity initiatives including Universal Design Learning (UDL).

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. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including complex proposals and presentations.
  3. Supervise and/or manage a complex student services program serving a diverse student population.
  4. Lead, advocate and network in the interest of the Division.
  5. Strong supervisory skills.
  6. Proven leadership management.
  7. Fundraising skills.
  8. Public speaking skills.
  9. Handle difficult and sensitive issues and problems and resolve conflicts.
  10. Motivational and mediation skills preferred.


  1. Typical office environment; 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 in a related field.
  3. One (1) year of leadership experience.
  4. Two (2) years full-time experience or the equivalent within the last four (4) years in one or more of the following fields:
    • Instruction or counseling or both in a higher education program for students with disabilities;
    • Administration of a program for students with disabilities in an institution of higher education;
    • Teaching, counseling or administration in secondary education, working predominately or exclusively in programs for students with disabilities; or
    • Administrative or supervisory experience in industry, government, public agencies, the military, or private social welfare organizations, in which the responsibilities of the position were predominately or exclusively related to persons with disabilities.

Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Experience serving as a DSP&S Coordinator at a community college in a multi-college district.

  1. A District on-line application on http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/. *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: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/a-applicant-instructions.html

Position: Full-Time, Contract, 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: http://hr.fhda.edu/benefits/index.html

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]

To apply, visit: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/

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