Senior Dean, Research and Planning

Job description

Senior Dean, Research and Planning

Posting Number: 0001337
Location: District Office
Salary: $9,864- $12,019 per month

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.

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 Qualifications:
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.

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.

Skill To:

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:
Ability to develop, coordinate and maintain an annual cycle of an institutional research agenda and planning activities.
Ability to provide leadership in the development, implementation and maintenance of instructional, student services and support services program review and planning.
Ability to establish and provide districtwide leadership and direction to the design, prioritization, implementation and assessment of an ongoing research agenda that supports college and District goals.
Experience participating in state and national level research and planning organizations.
Demonstrated experience to manage a classified staff.
Ability to effectively participate on the management team.
Ability to collaborate with and effectively support faculty and staff leadership in planning, accreditation, review and research inquiries.
Ability to work with faculty to develop and conduct professional development opportunities to create assessment tools, rubrics and to implement assessment.
Ability to design research projects using surveys, questionnaires, and focus groups; utilizing contemporary methods of standard statistical procedures related to sampling, correlation analysis, instrument design and qualitative and quantitative measures to ensure validity, integrity and consistency of data results.
Ability to develop and oversee the districtwide data warehouse for applied uses in research, planning, decision-making, institutional effectiveness and accountability review.
Knowledge of researching academic data through an equity lens.
Familiarity with accountability reporting in higher education at either the state or national level.
Ability to translate research data into meaningful commentary that will influence college perspectives and activities.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office, statistical application software, such as SAS or SPSS and use of college or state provided data warehouses.
Experience in a leadership role to conduct research in support of grant applications.

Special Instructions:
Special Instructions to Applicant:
The overall responsibilities of the Sr. Dean of Research and Planning are to provide dynamic and effective leadership in order to manage districtwide research planning efforts; establish and assess student learning outcomes and student success; establish a culture of evaluation of institutional effectiveness; and set the districtwide research agenda with a means to assess the agenda’s effectiveness.

The Sr. Dean of Research and Planning must be a self-starter with excellent communication skills, value collaboration, and understand how to effectively conduct business in a multi-college and participatory governance educational environment.

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all research aspects for all colleges with the District, and must ensure that college planning is linked to Districtwide planning; working directly with faculty on classroom research; working with faculty committees that create and assess student learning outcomes; evaluating college and District programs and services; and leading an effective Districtwide Office of Institutional Research.

The Sr. Dean of Research and Planning reports to the Executive Vice Chancellor of Education and Technology. This position supervises four classified research staff.

The Sr. Dean of Research and Planning chairs the districtwide Research and Planning Committee. The position collaborates closely with college planners and is the chief research and planning expert for the District.

The Sr. Dean of Research and Planning will also actively participate in state and national research and planning organizations.

For further information about the specific position responsibilities and what we are seeking in potential applicants, please review the Desirable Qualifications listed below in this online job announcement.

To apply, you must attach your resume, unofficial transcript and cover letter, addressing how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications for the position.

NOTE: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $9,864, $10,363 second step, $10,888 third step per month (depending upon 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. The first interviews will occur during the week of 11/11/19. The final interview will occur during the week of 11/18/19.

Job Close Date: 10/25/2019
Open Until Filled: No

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Posted: 8/21/2019
Application Due: 10/20/2019
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