Associate Dean, Director of the Regional Criminal Justice Training Center

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About Golden West College
Located in Huntington Beach, California, Golden West College is a two-year college, serving over 18,000 students on a 122-acre campus. GWC offers over 60 Associate degrees, a strong university transfer program, more than 40 Career and Technical Education certificates, community education, and extensive student support services. Founded in 1966, Golden West College has been widely recognized for its pioneering leadership in designing learning-centered programs and services for its students. For the last two years, Golden West College has been named a "Champion of Higher Education for Excellence in Transfer" by The Campaign for College Opportunity in recognition of its extraordinary work in awarding and implementing the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) to help students achieve their educational and professional goals.

Golden West College (GWC) welcomes a diverse pool of candidates and has an unwavering commitment to quality education, equitable outcomes, inclusive practices and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for all positions at our college share our devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations.

Additionally, GWC is an officially designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and has an eligibility designation as an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). GWC engages in regular professional development opportunities and partnerships so we can best serve disproportionately impacted groups. Additionally, the college supports equity minded programs as well as a full calendar of culturally responsive events. For up-to-date information on our student demographic and more, please see the following link: Golden West College Scorecard Golden West College is part of the Coast Community College District, a multi-college district that includes Orange Coast College and Coastline Community College. Information about GWC can be found at

Plans, organizes, and directs all programs in the Regional Criminal Justice Training Center (RCJTC), including academic programs, certificate of achievement programs, Basic Recruit Academies (RBC & SIBC), Continuing Professional Training (CPT), institutes, workshops, seminars, lectures, contract education, and administrative elements. Participates in recruiting and selection of faculty and staff.

Distinguishing Career Features
The Associate Dean for the RCJTC is an academic management position that administers the programs and courses offered culminating in certificates, degrees, and California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certifications. These programs and curriculum are supported by simulations and practicum. The Associate Dean is responsible for complying with the guidelines and criteria established by the State of California, the Coast Community College District and the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). The Associate Dean also serves as the Director for POST certified academies administered by the RCJTC and must demonstrate the ability to manage the Regular Basic Course instructional system.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The RCJTC employs a multi-disciplinary approach to training, and as such, required duties will vary with specific disciplines being examined. Incumbents should possess finely-honed leadership and management skills, consistent with executive-level law enforcement experience, and will typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following types of duties, as assigned:
    Plans, organizes, and directs criminal justice education as well as closely related disciplines. Assures compliance with POST regulation and participates in developing policies and procedures related to the approval and/or accreditation of these and other law enforcement programs.Serves as the primary point of contact between the RCJTC and POST, insuring all POST-certified programs are delivered in a manner consistent with the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics and Six Pillars of Character.Oversees the recruitment, selection, admission, and academic progression of students in the program. Monitors satisfactory academic progress and reviews students’ records for advancement to higher levels of education or job placement.Establishes standards for academic and academy performance for permanent and adjunct faculty. Assures that faculty maintain required licensure and credentials.Facilitates the development of revised and new curriculum and program elements that stay current with State, Federal, and POST requirements.Directs and participates in the preparation and assignment of class schedules and teaching assignments. Supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned staff and monitors the credentials and teaching load of faculty. Leads and oversees the assignment and performance of executive and recruit training officers, maintaining the high-quality training standards for which GWC is known. Initiates, maintains, and renews articulation agreements with universities. Serves as a liaison between the college, law enforcement training partners, and the RCJTC Executive Advisory Committee.Develops, assembles, and recommends annual budgets by researching, reviewing, and analyzing historical information and projecting future needs. Controls and authorizes expenditures within the limitations of approved budgets.Provides leadership for program review including process improvement and program development, systematic assessment of student progress and learning outcomes.Directs and participates in the preparation of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records, and files related to criminal justice and law enforcement agencies and program accreditation, including the Basic Course Certification Review (BCCR) process facilitated by POST.Conducts advanced officer and continuing professional education training programs following approved texts, safety protocols, and manuals.Collaborates with faculty within and outside of Criminal Justice, to advance the program and blend other education and training.Attends continuing education, conferences, and Basic Course Consortiums to maintain licensure, comport with POST Regulation, and provide creativity and innovation to all facets of the RCJTC. Researches and surveys industry trends and legislation leading to recommending development of new programs and content that enhance the mission of the RCJTC.Advocates for the needs of the division and communicates concerns with Executive Dean and/or administration.Directs, supervises, and oversees the routine operations and delivery of instruction for the department.Coordinates, develops, maintains, and implements program, District, and state policies, rules and regulations related to the Criminal Justice program. Coordinates related activities with participating agencies and individuals to ensure the integrity of established standards of all Criminal Justice programs.Serves on department and campus committees related to the duties of the job. Represents the College on boards, committees at local, state, and national level to promote and support criminal justice instructional programs. Serves as the College and Criminal Justice representative to POST Advisory meetings regarding POST certification and training.Oversees orientation and tenure review evaluation process of new faculty and tenured faculty.Performs other related duties as assigned that support the objective of the position.Required to abide by all District policies and procedures including Board Policy 3050 – Code of Professional Ethics.
Qualifications and Physical Demands

  • Knowledge and Skills
    1. The position requires specialized knowledge of police organizations, POST, rank structure, and the criminal justice profession.Requires advanced knowledge of laws, codes, regulations, and practices related to law enforcement including POST requirements.Requires working knowledge of the principles of program leadership, supervision, and staff development.Requires in-depth knowledge of the State laws and regulations related to licensure, certification, and accreditation.Requires knowledge of budgetary methods and procedures and techniques of cost analysis.Requires well-developed skill at facilitating small group decision-making processes.Requires well-developed knowledge and skills with personal computer-based software programs that support this level of work, including but not limited to word processing, spreadsheet, presentation graphics, and data entry and retrieval to and from custom databases.Requires well-developed human relations skills to build an effective team, conduct lectures, productively and cooperatively working with faculty and students, and to conduct training.Requires sufficient math skills to perform statistical tests. Requires advanced writing skills to prepare reports.
  • Abilities
    1. Requires the ability to perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the position.Requires the ability to recommend innovative changes to the program and convert emerging trends in criminal justice/law enforcement to curriculum and practicum.Requires the ability to interpret a range of procedural and regulatory materials.Requires the ability to work independently to accomplish objectives and engage in critical thinking and problem solving.Requires the ability to assign, train, coordinate, and review the work of others.Requires the ability to prepare professional narrative and statistical reports.Requires the ability to demonstrate understanding of and sensitivity to socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic diversity of staff and students.Requires the ability to maintain all necessary licenses.Requires the ability to plan, organize and prioritize work to meet schedules and timelines, including those required of governing boards.Requires the ability to foster and maintain, productive and collaborative working relationships with others.
  • Physical Abilities
    1. The general physical demands, working conditions, and essential job functions associated with this classification will be kept on file with the Office of Human Resources.Essential functions will vary by position.As defined by Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), the District shall engage in a timely, good faith interactive process with employees or employment applicants who are requesting or are in need of reasonable accommodations and, provide reasonable accommodations for employees or employment applicants who, because of their disability, are limited in or unable to perform one or more of the essential functions of their job in accordance with applicable state and federal law.
  • Education and Experience
    1. Possession of a master’s degree. One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment. Or any combination of education and experience which would meet the required equivalent qualifications for this position (Application for Equivalency required).Any academy director appointed on or after April 1, 2020 shall have sworn, full-time, first-level, supervisory experience in accordance with POST Administrative Regulation 1052.
    • Licenses and Certificates
      Possesses a California POST Supervisory Certificate or proof of equivalence from a state or federal law enforcement agency. Proof of service as a Sworn, full-time, first-level supervisor in California, or other state or federal law enforcement agency.May require a valid driver’s license.
    Conditions of Employment

    This is a regular, full-time, Educational Administrator, 12-month per year position. (Salary Range DG-10) The normal hours of work will be 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

    • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
    • The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910) The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive.
    • Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

    PAY PHILOSOPHY: Coast Community College District, through policies, practices, and other benefit programs, delivers a fair and equitable total compensation program that promotes equal employment opportunity, inclusion, and workforce vitality. In general, it is the policy of the District to place new employees at the first step of the salary grade. All movement on the salary schedule will occur July 1 of each year for all classified employees.

    Additional Information

    Applications must be received no later than the posted closing date. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. Electronic applications may be completed by visiting ; Once you have completed an electronic application, you may apply to open positions within the Coast Community College District by submitting the application and all other required materials. Required materials differ for each open position and must be complete when submitted for a specific posting. Instructions for completing applications and applying to posted positions are available online or by calling Applicant Processing at (714) 438-4714.

    All application materials become the property of the Coast Community College District and will NOT be copied or returned. Information for TDD users is available by calling (714) 438-4755.

    Application Requirements:
    To be considered for employment you must submit a complete application packet. A complete application packet includes:

    • A complete Coast Community College District Online Employment Application
    • A current resume
    • A cover letter
    • Responses to supplemental questions
    • Clear and detailed responses required as they will be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualified candidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not paste your resume, or put "see resume" or "N/A".

    To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate "n/a" (not applicable). If you do not know an answer, please indicate so, but do not leave any space blank.

    All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.

    Any documents that you are unable to attach can be faxed to (714) 782-6065. Faxes must clearly indicate the job you are applying to and your name.

    Disability Accommodations
    If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify Human Resources by calling (714) 438-4714 OR (714) 438-4713.

    The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College. The three colleges offer programs in transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services and student support services. Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast College enroll more than 60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificate programs.

    Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.

    Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
    The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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    Posted: 8/29/2020
    Application Due: 9/24/2020
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