Dean of Student Equity and Support Programs

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Posting Number2014781SPosition TitleDean of Student Equity and Support ProgramsLocationSkyline CollegeDepartmentStudent Services SKY (DEPT)Position Number2A0025Percentage of Full Time100%FLSAExempt (does not accrue overtime)Months per Year12If other, please specifyMin Salary$157,080 (annual)Max Salary$199,596 (annual)Position TypeAdministrative/Supervisory Positions Posting Text

Who We Are

The San Mateo County Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.” We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District

Skyline College is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 16,000 students each academic year. Skyline College has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that it serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on Skyline College’s Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) website.

Who We Want

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.

The Position

The Dean of Student Equity and Support Programs is responsible to the Vice President of Student Services for administration of the division, which includes, but is not limited to: CalWORKS, Disability Resource Center, EOPS/CARE, Guardian Scholars Program, Student Equity Plan, SparkPoint Center, TRiO Student Support Services, and the overall administration of developing, implementing, and evaluating the institutional climate and diversity at the College. The Dean will serve as the content expert on developing and evaluating the institutional cultural fluency across the college, including collaborating with the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning to provide professional development programs for staff, faculty, and administration. The Dean is responsible for planning, developing, organizing, implementing, budgeting, managing, and evaluating student support programs in the division. In coordination with Student Services Leadership, the Dean conducts student outcomes assessment and accountability, accreditation standards, technology planning and support, and One Stop Services. The Dean will be joining a leadership team that is expected to uphold values of social justice and equity, and be committed to a “Students First” philosophy, and that is held accountable to a set of Leadership Standards of Excellence .

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties below are representative of the duties of the position and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this position.

1. Provide leadership, management, and development of the College’s institutional initiatives that promote equity and cultural fluency across the college

2. Provide leadership, management, and development for the division’s day, evening, and weekend programs, the division office, and other student support services

3. Plan, implement, conduct, and evaluate competency and needs assessments of students to determine the types of services required

4. Develop, implement, conduct, and evaluate a variety of methods to monitor student progress and provide needed support services for students

5. Provide leadership, management, and development of the Intercultural Center and programs and activities related to supporting diverse groups of students such as LGTBQIA and historically marginalized students

6. Direct the development and implementation of Counseling Division curriculum and class schedules for support programs within the division, in collaboration with the Dean of Counseling and Advising

7. Provide a variety of professional development experiences to promote and support the development of cultural fluency for staff, students, and faculty

8. Oversee hiring of faculty and classified staff for the division; recommend personnel actions to the Vice President of Student Services; direct and supervise faculty and classified staff and participate in their evaluations

9. Organize, conduct, and collaborate on a variety of services that are culturally relevant (i.e. in/outreach and orientation) to acquaint students with college programs, requirements, activities, services, procedures, and expected standards of performance

10. Provide administrative leadership in a college culture that values consultation and collaboration by serving on institutional and district committees and work groups

11. Collaborate with appropriate student services and instructional staff to provide and enhance academic advising and programming following a student-centered model of education

12. Provide administrative oversight of the Student Equity Plan and participate in research and evaluation to assess the effectiveness of Student Equity Plan

13. In collaboration with appropriate College staff and faculty, ensure course and program articulations are kept current

14. Direct and participate in timely and accurate reporting required by various college, district, federal, and state departments

15. Collaborate with the Equity Institute leadership team to support the implementation of college-wide programs, such as the Equity Summit, the Equity Training Series, and a variety of equity trainings throughout the year

16. Facilitate grant applications for the division; manage new and existing grants

17. Serve as an active member of the College administrative team to address college-wide issues, concerns, and planning, including facilities restructuring and development

18. Organize and lead the annual division planning and budgeting process, including externally-funded initiatives, in concert with College goals; provide leadership for departmental program reviews

19. Advocate for enhanced and innovative technology systems, locally and District-wide, which support the work of the division and are aligned with the goals of Student Services and Instruction in support of the mission, vision and values of the College

20. Work with students, faculty, and staff to constructively resolve problems and conflicts

21. Implement District rules and regulations, California Education Code, Title 5, and collective bargaining agreements as required

22. Provide leadership in staff and faculty development, including regular meetings of counselors/advisors, division meetings, and retreats

23. Collaborate with Student Services staff and Vice Presidents in support of continued integration of student services with instructional services in order to strengthen the delivery of academic, career, and employment services

24. Serve on College and District committees, as assigned, and perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Student Services

Minimum Qualifications

• Possession of a Master’s degree or above, preferably in education, counseling, psychology or a closely related field OR the equivalent

• One year of formal training or leadership experience reasonably related to the managerial assignment

• Demonstrated successful leadership in developing institutional cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Successful experience as a program developer and facilitator for programs that promote cultural fluency and institutional equity

2. Successful experience as a college counselor, instructor, or supervisor

3. Evidence of knowledge of goals, policies, regulations; and methods related to equity, curriculum, assessment, retention, articulation, transfer, graduation

4. Ability to elicit and coordinate the expressed recommendations from faculty and staff, and ability to advocate effectively the division recommendations and its goals at College and District levels

5. Ability to think innovatively and to recognize, respond to, and encourage faculty and staff innovation

6. Ability to facilitate faculty and staff hiring, training and supervision, including staff development and performance evaluations

7. Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, and problem solve effectively with District and College administrators, faculty, staff, students, and the public

8. Awareness of and commitment to the goals of participatory governance

9. Evidence of organizational skills, including prioritization and delegation with accountability

10. Familiarity with the use and assessment of computer-based technology that support the development and management of the division

11. Skill in the development, implementation, and assessment of program outcomes that lead to student success

12. Knowledge of accreditation standards and their implementation

13. Skill in grant writing and management

14. Skill in working with faculty, staff, and administrators to plan and implement facilities modifications

15. Skill in budget development and management, strategic planning, and program development

16. Ability to advocate for enhanced and innovative technology systems, locally and District-wide, which support the work of the division and are aligned with the goals of Student Services and Instruction in support of the mission, vision, and values of the College

17. Commitment to programs that encourage pre-collegiate and adult students to pursue education

18. Commitment to providing career services and internship opportunities that enhance Skyline College students’ transition into the 21st century workforce

19. Commitment to programs and policies that aim to provide instruction and support from an equity framework and that are culturally relevant

20. Experience in the development of student service programs through leadership and advocacy

21. Knowledge of and/or experience with federal regulations, Title 5/Education Code, California regulatory agencies, accreditation, and collective bargaining

Physical Requirements

This classification requires sitting for extended periods of time, pushing and pulling, and visual acuity. The ability to type, use phone, stand intermittently, walk, bend and stoop, occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects of light to moderate weight, work at a computer, including sitting and viewing a monitor for various lengths of time, repetitive use of keyboard, mouse or other control device, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate keyboard, hearing and speaking to communicate and provide information to others; ability to operate a motor vehicle and drive to off campus locations in order to perform the essential functions.

Preferred QualificationsBenefits

Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Academic employees participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date06/14/2019First Review Date08/20/2019Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions Summary

Required Application Materials
All applicants are required to submit:

1. A completed online District application form (go to to complete the application and to apply for this position).

2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.

3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicant’s cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as well as the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement.

Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.

For questions related to this posting, please contact:

SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555
Fax:(650) 574-6574
Web Page:

Conditions of Employment

Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)

Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process

In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.

5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement

The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.


Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.

Annual Security Report

San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2018 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2018 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2018 Annual Security Report is now available. The Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • District Employee
    • District Employment Site
    • CCC Registry
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • ACCCA
    • HERC
    • Other
    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook or Twitter
  2. * Do you possess a Master’s degree or above, preferably in education, counseling, psychology or a closely related field OR the equivalent?
    • Yes, I have a Master’s degree or above
    • I am applying for equivalence and my Equivalency Application is attached
    • No
  3. * Can you demonstrate one year of formal training or leadership experience reasonably related to the managerial assignment?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Can you demonstrate successful leadership in developing institutional cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. College Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Equivalency Application
  2. Foreign Degree Evaluation
  3. Other Document 1
  4. Other Document 2
  5. Other Document 3




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