Dean, Career Technical Education
Dean, Career Technical Education
Kern Community College District
Position Number: 03243
Posting Date: 03/03/2021
Position Closing Date:
Initial Screening Date: 03/25/2021
Open Until Filled: Yes
Position Type: Management
Work Week: 40 hours per week, 12 month position
Minimum Salary: $116,684.96 annual
Maximum Salary: $153,100.78 annual (maximum entry $119,602.08)
Kern Community College District provides a rich health and welfare benefits offering to our employees, including Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Long-term Disability.
In addition to the above benefits, the District also offers a robust voluntary benefits selection:
- Flex 125
- Additional products and services through American Fidelity
- Supplemental voluntary life insurance
- Tax Shelter Annuities
The District participates in the State Teacher’s Retirement System (STRS) for faculty. Employees covered under the State Teacher’s Retirement System (STRS), are vested 100% after five years of full time service credit. All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date.
Benefit Website Link:
College/Site: Cerro Coso College
Location: CC-Main Campus, Ridgecrest
Under the direction of the Vice President, Academic Affairs, the Dean of Career and Technical Education shall be responsible for effective, creative leadership to instructional and related areas at all locations of Cerro Coso Community College.
Examples of Duties:
- Serve as supervising dean for the following instructional and service areas: Auto, Welding, Child Development, Public Service, Business, Media Arts, Computer Science, Corporate and Community Services, Tech Prep, and related grants and contracts for VTEA and Tech Prep.
- Plan, develop, and implement innovative programs in order to provide a rich and supportive student-learning environment.
- Plan, develop, and implement innovative partnerships with business and industry in the community to foster a supportive economic development environment, including contract and community education.
- Provide leadership to faculty for the development of institutional research and evaluation of student outcomes.
- Seek and coordinate grant opportunities.
- Direct grant and resource development, management and reporting processes.
- Administer processes for faculty and staff evaluation as assigned.
- Facilitate strategic planning processes in areas of responsibility College-wide, and supervise the preparation of the College educational master plan for areas of responsibility.
- Provide administrative support and direction to faculty chairs, site administrators, classified staff, and others.
- Recommend and implement policies and procedures.
- Recommend faculty and staff selection in accordance with College policies and procedures.
- Provide employee support and supervision.
- Administer and implement District policies and procedures; assist in implementing contract provisions negotiated by the Governing Board and recognized bargaining unites representing employees.
- Work with faculty chairs in assignment of staff, preparation of the College catalog, class schedules, and appropriate budgets.
- Develop and manage budget allocations and expenditures.
- Administer program planning and enrollment management processes in order to effectively and efficiently meet student and community needs.
- Work with faculty chairs in preparing program evaluations and implementing evaluation recommendations.
- Serve on, chair, co-chair advisory boards and/or committees as appropriate.
- Assess community needs and develop partnerships and other collaborative relationships with business/industry, government agencies, high schools, college, universities and other entities.
- Represent the College at public functions and/or in the community.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
- Master’s Degree, preferably in an academic area related to assignment.
- Five years of full-time experience in teaching and/or administration, including at least three years of leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment
- Demonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic culture, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees
Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.
Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.
Knowledge and Abilities:
- The mission of comprehensive community colleges; of teaching/learning strategies and the evaluation of such strategies.
- College level teaching experience in one of the subject areas to be supervised.
- Work as part of a management team dedicated to collaboration and the college goal of integrating instruction and student services as a way to create and maintain a supportive student-learning environment.
- Exercise group leadership skills, which emphasize collaboration, consensus building, conflict resolution, and problem solving.
- Demonstrate commitment to the continuous improvement of teaching and learning.
- Create an environment conducive to the development of instructional and service innovations.
- Effectively communicate orally and in writing.
- Work effectively with college faculty and staff.
- Understand and support the development of a learner-centered instructional program.
- Support excellence in instruction and service.
- Facilitate the development of faculty leadership.
- Provide leadership and support for innovation and creativity.
- Understand the users of instructional and administrative technology and encourage appropriate use.
- Demonstrate work collaboratively and productively with faculty, students, administrators, support staff, and the community.
- Effectively work within a system of participatory governance.
- Effectively work with academic, student services, occupational, developmental and entrepreneurial programs in a multi-campus environment.
- Facilitate change in a productive and positive manner.
- Foster teamwork and establish consensus.
- Conduct institutional research, and to prepare and administer grants.
- Effectively represent the College in the community.
- Demonstrate understanding of contemporary issues in higher education.
- Demonstrated effective management of employee and budgets.
- Demonstrated creative problem-solving ability.
Salary Grade: K
Special Instructions to Applicants:
First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on March 25, 2021 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.
Completed application packet must include:
• Completed Online Application for Employment form
• Current resume
• Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
• Statement of personal philosophy of teaching
• Copies of legible transcripts
• List of six (6) professional references, of which two (2) must be from recent supervisors - Listed on application form
• Copy of sample syllabi
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
EEO Plan 2018-2021
The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.
Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices.
Discrimination Free Work Environment
All applicants must apply online at https://careers.kccd.edu/postings/14866. Emails will not be accepted.
As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.
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