DEAN – LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES
College of the Siskiyous
DEAN – LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES
FIRST REVIEW - JULY 15, 2019 - OPEN UNTIL FILLED
$103,694 to $123,816 PER YEAR
$8,641 to $10,318 PER MONTH
12 MONTH CONTRACT
Complete job description and application available online at: https://siskiyous.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=125&job=dean-liberal-arts-and-sciences
The Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) has broad accountability within the participatory governance framework for planning, directing and evaluating assigned functions associated with maintaining quality instructional programs. Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA), the Dean of LAS is responsible for the programs of study within the Liberal Arts and Sciences division, and oversight of major academic support efforts with a primary focus on effective student learning in support of the College’s vision, mission, goals, and values.
College of the Siskiyous seeks a student-centered, dynamic leader who exemplifies:
Integrity – Well-developed ethics and core values congruent with actions; candor in sharing beliefs and values as well as responsibility in actions; good will and humor.
Intellectual Curiosity – Cognition; expertise in higher education academe and an appreciative inquiry approach to work at a high level of accomplishment; commitment to life-long learning and continuous quality improvement in developing skills, administrative acumen, wisdom, and efficiency.
Effective Teamwork – Tact, diplomacy, and human understanding; flexibility to situationally lead or to follow, to collaborate and support as needed by the College; ability to build constructive and effective relationships; advocacy for both the LAS division and the academic support areas, as well as the College and District; and facilitate the focus, priorities and coordination for multiple and diverse initiatives.
Commitment to Diversity – Skill in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion; knowledge in establishing and enhancing a climate tolerant of differences, curious of the unknown, and open to new ideas.
Innovative – Creative and strategic vision that considers current and future trends in education, technology, workforce training, disruptive innovation, entrepreneurial design, adaptive learning, cognitive resonance, emotional intelligence, active learning, applied research, andvirtual and augmented reality.
Vision – Strong support and clear vision of the community college role, along with the ability to inspire others to achieve that vision.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide LAS leadership in the areas of program and curriculum development, program assessment, program improvement and staff development.
• Assist the VPAA in the hiring and evaluation of academic and classified employees in the area.
• Supervise classified employees assigned to the Dean/area.
• Recruit, hire, evaluate and supervise part-time faculty in the area.
• Prepare and administer annual budget recommendations with the participation of faculty and staff in assigned areas.
• Establish and maintain relationships with local school districts, political entities, and cultural or performing organizations for the purpose of serving the district and identifying additional program resources.
• Participate in and represent the college in local, state, regional and national professional organizations related to instruction.
• Promote communication among faculty, staff and administration.
• Meet with students to address student/faculty concerns.
• Review and approve employee requests for professional development activities, field trips (if applicable), and leave of absence
• Assist in the marketing of instructional programs.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION
• Align teaching schedules, faculty load management, and facilities management to support the class schedules of the area and ensure that they fit into the overall college curricular and instructional goals.
• Ensure the currency and accuracy of the information for instructional programs in the college catalog, college website, and other college publications.
• Initiate the assessment of instructional program within the area, especially those related to student success, and facilitate the development and implementation of improvement plans based on assessed outcomes.
• Ensure that curriculum and instruction in courses and programs offered by the area are current in relation to industry standards, transfer institutions, and State mandates.
• Working with faculty and staff to prepare the annual plan and other federal and state grant applications; prepare reports required for and by federal and state agencies.
• Work with faculty to facilitate the development of new courses and programs.
• Provide leadership and advocacy for academic support services and programs, including oversight of the College Library and Academic Success Center (ASC).
• Create innovative and effective curricular support efforts to maximize student retention, progression, and completion.
• Assists credit and non-credit programs with learning support services including tutoring.
• Master’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
• Completion of one year of full-time formal training internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment.
• Demonstrated ability in providing educational leadership and developing team-building through collegial collaboration.
• Demonstrated ability to interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate complex facts and ideas both in writing and in public speaking.
• Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
• Demonstrated ability to conduct complex analytical studies, evaluate alternatives and implement sound recommendations.
• Earned Doctorate from an accredited institution.
• Administrative experience in progressively responsible positions in higher education, preferably in a rural community college.
• Full-time teaching experience in an accredited postsecondary institution.
To be considered a candidate for this position, the applicant must submit the following materials:
• Cover Letter that summarizes how the minimum and desired qualifications are met. No more than 6 pages in length.
• Resume/Curriculum Vitae
• Transcripts of college work (Copies are acceptable for application. The successful candidate must provide original transcripts upon hiring. Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation, at the time of application.)
• A list of four professional references, which include the reference’s title and current contact information
• One page philosophy on community college leadership
For an applicant to be considered, the Human Resources Office must receive all required documents. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all requested materials are received. Materials submitted in addition to those listed below will not be considered in the screening process. All documents included in the application file become property of the College and will not be returned. Only completed application packets will be forwarded to the Search Committee. All inquiries and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
The salary, fringe benefit package, length of contract, and other terms and conditions of employment will be similar to comparable districts in California.
• Medical/Prescription: Selection of six medical plan offerings from Blue Shield. Prescription coverage is provided by CVS/Caremark. Medical plan options range from a plan with 90% co-insurance after the $100 deductible is met to a high deductible plan with 80% co-insurance after the $1,350 deductible.
• Dental: Provided through Delta Dental with up to $2,000 annual maximum and a $50 deductible for non-preventative services.
• Vision: Provided by Vision Services Plan and provides for an annual exam with a $10 co-pay, and lenses and frames or contact lenses up to specified limit.
• District Contributions: There is a four-tier cap for employee benefits: $9,391 for employee only, $13,914 for employee + children, $15,200 for employee + spouse, and $22,220 for employee + family. Some plans require a monthly employee cost share.
• Retirement: The employee participates in the California State Teacher’s Retirement System through District and employee contributions.
After the preliminary screening, selected candidates will be invited to the campus for an initial interview with the Search Committee. At the discretion of the District, videoconference interview (in lieu of an in-person initial interview) may be offered. Candidates to be interviewed will be selected from applicants who most closely meet the minimum and desired qualifications. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. The Search Committee will recommend finalists to the Superintendent/President for a final interview.
The District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely filling of the position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do no constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employees must satisfy all the pre-employment requirements prior to appointment that include, but are not limited to, tuberculosis clearance (EC 87408.6), fingerprint processing, and verification of their legal right to work in the United States.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations in completing the application or interview process must notify the Human Resources Office in advance.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
College of the Siskiyous is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry, or political or organizational affiliation.
College of the Siskiyous is accredited by the Accrediting commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.