Academic Division Dean, Science, Engineering and Mathematics

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Ideal Candidate Statement

Ohlone College is seeking a dynamic and visionary educational leader with a passion for teaching and learning, along with a strong commitment to the diverse mission and ideals of the community college, to assume the position of Academic Division Dean, Science, Engineering, and Mathematics. We are seeking a Dean who can provide excellent leadership guiding the programs within the Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Division through various challenges and opportunities that are present within the community college setting. The ideal candidate will be skilled in motivating and assisting faculty in generating student engagement in learning and achievement. Innovative teaching strategies are encouraged at Ohlone, including collaborative learning, and the active use of technology. The successful candidate can cultivate an environment that supports enthusiastic interest in curriculum development and instructional improvement through ongoing critical thinking about student learning outcomes in courses and programs.

The ideal candidate has outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with students, faculty and staff of varied backgrounds, demonstrates strategic thinking, and exhibits a flexible working style that is adaptable to change. The Dean has an understanding of California community college enrollment management, budgeting, and hiring processes. The candidate will demonstrate ability to navigate the challenges and responsibilities of middle management and will be a contributing member of a highly effective team of college wide Deans and Directors. Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College and continuous professional development is highly valued.

Job Description Summary

Provide educational and academic leadership for excellence in teaching and learning within a Learning College philosophy and environment. Direct, manage, supervise and coordinate the programs and activities of the Science, Engineering and Mathematics division in Academic Affairs. Exercise direct supervision over professional, technical and clerical staff. Coordinate assigned activities with other College departments, divisions, and outside agencies. Provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and/or Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs.

The Dean is responsible for the following academic programs and services: Anthropology, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Mathematics Learning Center, and Physics/Astronomy.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:
Operational characteristics, services and activities of an instructional program; innovation for continuous improvement in teaching and learning; enrollment management tools and data for decision making, preferably within a higher education system such as Datatel Colleague, or a similar system; organizational and management practices as applies to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs; student learning outcomes and assessment activities at the program and course levels; accreditation standards of the Accreditation Commission for Junior and Community Colleges and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, or similar accreditation group; development and oversight of online learning and assuring “effective contact” as defined by state and federal distance education regulations; course management systems such as Blackboard; current complex principles and practices of instructional program development and administration; principles and practices of budget preparation and administration; principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation; pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations including the Education Code; comprehensive knowledge of the assigned discipline; principles and practices of curriculum development and instructional teaching strategies; management principles and practices including understanding of human resources; current trends, research and developments in the assigned areas.

Ability to:
Provide professional leadership and direction for assigned programs; view the goals and needs of the division within the context of the goals and needs of the college as a whole; development of course schedules for multiples locations; oversight and quality assurance for instructional programs, including online and hybrid delivery; management of enrollment to maximize use of faculty and space resource; learn, interpret and apply District policies and procedures; manage, direct and coordinate the work of assigned staff; select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff; recommend and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient services; prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports; analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals; research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures and techniques; interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations; sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background of community college personnel and students; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with others.

Essential Duties

The following duties are typical of those performed by employees in this job title; however, employees may perform other related duties, and not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each employee in the job title:

Provide educational and academic leadership for excellence in teaching and learning within a Learning College philosophy and environment. Direct, manage, supervise and coordinate the programs and activities of the Science, Engineering and Mathematics Division in Academic Affairs.

Develop and coordinate program and course schedules in response to the needs of students and within the District’s enrollment targets funded by the state. Programs and courses are offered at the Fremont Campus, the Newark Campus, the eCampus through online and hybrid courses, area high schools, and at other sites as needed. Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures.

Manage enrollment to maximize use of faculty loads and space resources, especially general purpose classrooms and labs. Use computer-based enrollment management data and tools for decision making. Experience working within an Enterprise Resource Planning system is desired, preferably with a higher education system such as Datatel Colleague, or a similar system.

Oversee and direct hiring of full time faculty, adjunct faculty, and full and part time staff.

Plan and implement full time faculty and adjunct faculty teaching assignments.

Conduct regular evaluation of full time faculty in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement; and conduct regular evaluation of adjunct faculty in accordance with District procedure.

Conduct regular evaluation of non-faculty Division staff. Provide or coordinate staff training.

Work with employees to correct deficiencies; participate in discipline and termination procedures.

Oversee and facilitate the Program and Services Review process within the Division. Program and Services Review drives institutional planning, integrates with the College Strategic Plan, the Educational Master Plan, the District Facilities Plan, the Technology Plan, and the annual budget planning process. For instructional programs, Program and Services Reviews also integrate student learning outcomes assessment at the course and program levels.

Participate in the development and administration of Division budgets. Direct the forecasting of staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies needs, particularly within the context of college’s Program and Services Review process. Direct and monitor approved expenditures and make adjustments as necessary. Coordinate the selection, use and maintenance of equipment and facilities assigned to the division.

Develop and implement student learning outcomes and assessment activities at the program and course levels. Experience with accreditation standards of the Accreditation Commission for Junior and Community Colleges and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, or similar accreditation group is desired.

Develop and oversee online learning, assuring “effective contact” as defined by state and federal distance education regulations. Experience with a course management system such as Blackboard is desired.

Create and nurture collaborative relationship with faculty, administrators and staff in other Divisions and Departments across the college and act as partner in creating cohesive teams; act ethically in all matters; networks with others; and bridge artificial boundaries between silos in the college organization.

Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive inquires and complaints by students, staff, faculty or the general public. Serve as resource for faculty and staff regarding student behavior and concerns.

Act as a collaborative partner for institutions and agencies in the community such as local businesses, high schools, the Workforce Investment Board, the regional ROP, CSU and UC campuses in the region and nearby private colleges. Provide leadership and oversight for dual enrollment programs with high schools involving Division courses. Lead and participate in the activities of program advisory committees.

Explore external funding sources for Division programs and participate as appropriate in grant writing, contract education, community education, and other resource development efforts.

Assure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, laws and policies. Knowledge and experience with the California Education Code and related Title 5 Regulations is desirable.

Coordinate the academic division’s efforts to recruit and retain students. Coordinate the development, review and revision of divisional publications, publicity, and other community relations activities.

Conduct, prepare, and present a variety of organizational studies, surveys, analyses, staff reports and other necessary correspondence and reports.

Set annual professional goals and engage in continual professional development activities.

Teach courses as assigned.

Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required.

Education and Experience

ILLUSTRATIVE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A typical way to obtain the above knowledge and skill is a combination of education and experience equivalent to:

Possession of a master’s degree; and one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.

Other Requirements:
Specified positions must possess a valid California driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record.

Preferred Qualifications

In addition to the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate will have five years of responsible education related experience including two years of teaching experience; preferably in a community college environment. Demonstrated success in the knowledge and ability areas listed above.

Physical Characteristics

The physical abilities involved in the performance of essential duties are:

This work is performed primarily indoors in an office setting. Requires visits to classroom and learning assistance center settings.

Salary Range $129,146 - $164,831 Annually Posting Detail Information

Posting Number Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date 04/05/2019 Close Date 05/03/2019 Open Until Filled No Foreign Transcripts

Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

Benefits Statement

Ohlone offers a competitive benefits package. Below is a list of some of our offerings:
1.Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, EAP and LTD
2.Ohlone participates in PERS and STRS retirement system.
3.Paid vacation
4.Paid sick leave
5.Paid holidays and district-paid floating personal days
6.Longevity pay step increase based on your years of service
7.IRS Section 125 Flexible Medical Spending Plan
8.457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan (employee contributes)
9.403(b) Tax Shelter Annuity Plan (employee contributes)
*Benefits will be prorated for positions less than 100%

Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986

Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.”

District Statement

A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.

EEO Statement Summary

The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.

If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts and proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.” Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What does it mean to have a commitment to diversity and how would you apply this commitment as you conduct your responsibilities in the role of Academic Division Dean, Science, Engineering, and Mathematics?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter (PDF Document Only)
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae (PDF Document Only)
  3. List of 3 References
  4. Copies of college transcripts (originals will be required at the time of hire)
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    Posted: 4/9/2019
    Application Due: 5/3/2019
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