Dean of Continuing and Community Education

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Posting Details

Before applying, be sure to read the “Application Procedure” section below.

Posting Summary

Job TitleDean of Continuing and Community EducationType of AssignmentAdministrator/ExecutiveAssignment CategoryRegular Position Position Details

MiraCosta Community College District in coastal, north San Diego County, California, invites applications for the position of Dean of Continuing and Community Education. To be considered, applications must be submitted by Friday, October 11, 2019. Interviews are expected to be conducted in December 2019.

Salary RangeBased on the 2019-20 Academic Administrators Salary Schedule.Compensation

Compensation for the dean will be based on the 2019-20 Academic Administrators Salary Schedule and will not be less than $170,096 per year. To view the salary schedule, go to

This position will be subject to the academic administrators’ working conditions manual.


MiraCosta College offers a comprehensive package of benefits, which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; and other optional coverages.

Academic administrators are normally covered under the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Position Term in Months12Application Procedure

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online application system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date. A complete application packet must include the following:

1. Application which includes all relevant experience.

2. A letter of interest explaining how your education and experience have prepared you to provide leadership in this position and meet both the minimum and desirable qualifications listed in the job announcement (no more than three pages).

3. A separate statement describing your experiences, commitment, and professional awareness related to historically underserved student populations.

4. A current resume or curriculum vitae of professional experience and educational achievement (no more than three pages).

5. Transcripts of ALL college degrees/coursework needed to qualify for this position; unofficial or legible copies are acceptable. If a degree(s) was earned, the transcripts must state that the degree was awarded. Any degree/coursework used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation.

If your qualifying degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. To view a list of agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, go to Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.

The screening and interview committee will review application materials for three to five weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.

An offer of employment to the individual selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 2) submission of a current tuberculosis clearance certificate; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; 4) fingerprint clearance; and 5) approval by the Board of Trustees.

Basic Function

Under general policy direction, plan, organize, integrate and direct the work and programs of an assigned school, campus or administration department; participate actively in shared governance activities and initiatives; work in close cooperation with other instructional and administrative deans; provide expert professional assistance and leadership to the President and executive management on district-wide programs and strategies for achieving the district’s mission and institutional goals within areas of campus responsibility; and perform related duties as assigned.

The Dean, Continuing and Community Education will have site responsibility for the MiraCosta College Community Learning Center (CLC) and administrative responsibilities for the following: all noncredit and adult education programs including the Adult High School, noncredit English as a Second Language (ESL), and general noncredit classes, including special education, short-term vocational, and older adults, as well as having administrative oversight for the Technology Career Institute (TCI) and its programs. The Dean, Continuing and Community Education will collaborate with faculty and colleagues in the development of programs or initiatives that serve historically underrepresented students, and demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Distinguishing CharacteristicsEssential Duties & Responsibilities

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

1.Plan, organize, direct, oversee, lead, integrate and evaluate the work of faculty and classified managers and staff in an assigned school, campus or administration department; with department chairs and managers, manage and direct development, implementation and evaluation of annual program plans, goals and objectives, work processes, systems and procedures to achieve district goals, objectives and standards.

2.Plan, develop and effectively administer budgets and prepare annual program plans, goals and objectives for all areas/programs of responsibility. Develop and work with faculty and staff to manage complex budgets related to personnel, facilities, equipment, and instructional materials. Ensure and maintain accurate budget records, track program funding allocations and expenditures to ensure compliance with legal mandates, and maintain appropriate records for responsible programs.

3.Provide day-to-day leadership and work with school, campus or administration department academic and classified staff to ensure excellence in educational opportunities and student services supportive of high student and staff achievement, innovation, best practices, stewardship, and fiscal prudence.

4.Manage and participate in the selection of full-time and associate faculty; coordinate associated employment processes with Human Resources; conduct and/or facilitate new faculty and/or staff orientations; monitor teaching load assignments; oversee and ensure the timely evaluation of faculty; encourage faculty in their continuing professional development; work to promote and maintain a collegial environment; chair faculty tenure review processes; oversee, facilitate and/or act as a final adjudicator in faculty, staff, student and community conflict resolution and grievance processes.

5.Direct and manage the performance of classified administrators and staff; direct and oversee the selection of managers and staff; establish performance requirements and personal development targets; regularly monitor performance and provide coaching for performance improvement and development, in accordance with district human resources policies and labor contract agreements.

6.Coordinate and/or participate in the district’s institutional planning processes; manage and oversee a variety of research initiatives, including research on student equity and success outcome measures, to inform strategic and program planning efforts; coordinate, facilitate and participate in regular program reviews.

7.Participate actively in the life of the college and its shared governance processes by serving on district committees, task forces and councils; coordinate, assign, direct and/or participate in work on projects associated with accreditation.

8.Work with faculty, staff and administration to ensure compliance with California Code of Regulations Title 5, accreditation standards and Board Policies and Administrative Procedures; work with faculty and staff in evaluating changes in regulations and standards and determining collegial means to address changes and ensure compliance.

9.Provide leadership in the coordination of state, local and regional collaborations; oversee the development of grant applications and administration of grants.

10.Manage and oversee systems and procedures for the acquisition and maintenance of data in accordance with state regulations; direct or participate in the preparation of periodic and end-of-year reports.

11.Stay abreast of relevant trends and engage in personal professional development programs and activities to maximize contributions to the college and the community.

12.In consultation with department chairs, use enrollment management data to develop efficient class schedules and related services to balance needs for student access, success and completion with appropriate financial stewardship; manage the scheduling of classes, monitor class sizes and cancellations and approve and direct implementation of schedule changes.

13.Ensure the integrity of academic programs by upholding professional and accreditation standards and education code requirements; work with department chairs and faculty in monitoring student success and equity outcomes and assessment activities at the program and course levels; foster quality instruction and optimal functioning of programs; provide support to incorporate and implement “best practices” within fields of instruction.

14.Provide leadership in the development and maintenance of partnerships, as well as the coordination and implementation of adult education for the district’s service area. Serve as the official district representative on the Coastal North County Adult Education Consortium (CNCAEC). Provide leadership in the coordination of regional adult education services, including writing and administering grants, such as Adult Education Program (AEP) and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

15.Assist in planning and producing annual events, such as the Adult High School Diploma Program commencement exercises.

16.Build partnerships with local business and industry in support of a wide variety of fee-based Community Education classes, workshops, and programs.

17.Plan, prepare and submit grant proposals, budgets, and reports. Monitor and ensure compliance with federal and state funding related to Adult Education, workforce development and Community Education opportunities, and provide direction in positioning the college to obtain funds.

18.Lead and work with faculty in conducting regular curriculum reviews and in developing curricula for new courses to meet student needs.

19.Serve as the district’s representative to consortia and councils related to areas of academic responsibility, such as the California Community College’s Region 10 Occupational Consortium and Workforce Development Council, ACCJC Visiting Teams.

Other Duties

1.Establish and maintain relationships with and serve as an ambassador to the community, local businesses, industry, and other college partners.

2.Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of

1.Principles and practices of instructional program development and administration.

2.Advanced mastery of theory, principles and methods of application of academic or administration disciples relevant to assigned areas of responsibility.

3.Accreditation standards of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges and Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

4.Trends, developments, and application of educational technologies including online learning and course management systems such as Blackboard.

5.Principles and practices of strategic and program planning applicable to an educational institution.

6.Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations [including OSHA rules and regulations if applicable].

7.Principles and practices of sound business communication including correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.

8.Research methods and analysis techniques.

9.Principles and practices of effective management and supervision.

10.Principles and practices of organization and culture change.

11.District human resources policies and labor contract provisions.

12.Safety policies and safe work practices applicable to the work.

Ability to

1.Plan, organize, direct review and evaluate the programs and activities of an assigned academic school, campus or administrative department.

2.Lead and participate in monitoring and assessing student learning and success outcomes and student equity measures.

3.Contribute to district-wide institutional effectiveness efforts in planning, program review, accreditation, outcomes assessment and financial stewardship with the overall intent of actively supporting the achievement of district goals, campus-wide needs and the healthy functioning of governance, management, and other systems.

4.Define issues, analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and develop sound, independent conclusions and recommendations in accordance with laws, regulations, rules and policies.

5.Analyze and make sound recommendations on complex instructional and administrative issues.

6.Work collaboratively with other deans, faculty, directors, and managers and provide expert advice and counsel to develop solutions to complex issues.

7.Organize, set priorities and exercise expert, independent judgment within areas of responsibility.

8.Develop and implement appropriate procedures and controls.

9.Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive correspondence, reports, studies, and other written materials.

10.Make oral presentations on proposals and recommendations clearly, logically and persuasively in a variety of settings.

11.Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

12.Understand, interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, codes and ordinances.

13.Represent the district effectively in dealings with internal and external stakeholders, representatives of other academic institutions, business and community leaders and the public.

14.Operate a computer and standard business software.

15.Use tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive and complex issues, situations and concerned people.

16.Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability issues.

17.Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.

Education & Experience

To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in a field of study relevant to the assignment; AND

2. At least one year of formal training, internship or leadership experience relevant to the assignment; AND

3. Possession of the minimum requirements to serve as a faculty member at the community college level (see the 2018 Handbook of “Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges” at; AND

4. Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the cultural, development, socioeconomic, ethnic, disability and academic diversity of community college students, faculty and staff is required.

Desirable Qualifications

1.Proven record in data-driven decision making.

2.Administrative experience, preferably in a community college.

3.College-level teaching experience, preferably in a community college.

4.Collaborative management style and administrative experience compatible with MiraCosta College’s commitment to collegial governance.

5. Demonstrated commitment to culturally responsive educational practices.

Licenses & Other Requirements

A valid California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district’s vehicle insurance program.

Physical Effort

The physical efforts described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Primarily sedentary with intermittent standing, walking, bending and stooping; occasional light lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; ability to work at a computer, including repetitive use of a computer keyboard, mouse and other control devices; ability to travel to a variety of locations on and off campus as needed to conduct district business.

Emotional Effort

Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving interactions and communications personally, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups from diverse backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis; ability to concentrate on detailed tasks for extended periods and/or intermittently while attending to other responsibilities; ability to work effectively under pressure on multiple tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities.

Working Conditions

Primarily an office environment; subject to frequent public contact and interruption; intermittent exposure to individuals acting in a disagreeable fashion; may work at any district location or authorized facility with occasional evenings and/or weekends on an as-needed basis. Occasional local travel may be requested.

Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberS_19/20_014_PHuman Resources Contact [email protected] or 760.795.6854Job Close Date10/11/2019Open Until FilledFirst Screening DateDirect Link to Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?
    • No
    • Yes
  2. * MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We strive to be a model for equity and inclusion, effectively supporting students and employees from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds who possess a range of abilities, academic preparation, and life experiences. Please reflect on two or three examples of how you have modified or would modify curricula, policies, procedures, leadership and/or business practices to meet the needs of a diverse campus community.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Transcript 1
  4. Statement (see job posting for instructions)
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript 2
  2. Transcript 3
  3. Formal Agency Evaluation - Non-U.S. Transcripts




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