Dean, Consumer and Health Sciences

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About Orange Coast College (OCC)Orange Coast College's 164-acre campus is located in Costa Mesa just minutes from Southern California's beautiful beaches. Founded in 1947, with classes beginning in 1948, OCC has grown into one of the nation's largest -- and finest -- community colleges. OCC has an unwavering commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and rich racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity. Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. We currently enroll 18,705 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations: 34% of OCC's students are Latinx, 2% are African- American, 25% are Asian, less than 1% Native American, 30% are White, and 5% are multiracial. OCC engages in a variety of professional development opportunities and partnerships so that we can serve disproportionately impacted groups. Student-centered activities that support OCC's mission include campus-wide student success projects funded by the Office of Student Equity; partnerships with local Hispanic Serving four-year institutions; active programs that work to improve the academic achievement of racially minoritized students, such as PUENTE and UMOJA; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS).Orange Coast College Employee Demographic Information:
OCC Employee Demographics

Plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates instructional programs for an academic division. The primary focus of this Division is to meet the community, regional, and national workforce demands by offering high-quality, comprehensive occupational training in a diverse range of career programs in the areas of allied health, family and consumer sciences, and hospitality. Plans and develops curriculum, programs, and services that meet the needs of a highly diverse urban student population.

Distinguishing Career Features
The Dean for an Instructional Division integrates and provides academic and administrative support to faculty and a diverse student population. The Dean requires the ability to direct and integrate the activities of a complex academic division and its related functions and services (including accreditation activities), to provide leadership over curriculum, faculty, and support staff, and assure excellence in delivering higher education. The Dean also requires the ability to facilitate professional development, establish standards and assess the performance of faculty members. The Dean requires the ability to see multiple perspectives, engage in equity-minded, innovative, and collaborative decision-making.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties may vary among departments, divisions, and jobs. Incumbents typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following types of duties, as assigned:

  1. Provides leadership for program development, plans for current additions, modifications, and deletions to the curriculum. Oversees and provides an analysis of programs and multi-year instructional plans.
  2. Directs and prepares the schedule of classes and provides for proper staffing of classes, considering faculty loads, class size, and course offerings. Consults with faculty to design schedules that enhance attendance and meet the needs of students. Monitors workload indicators for accuracy and balance.
  3. Communicates with faculty by conducting regular meetings to facilitate planning and collegial decision-making. Ensures staff is informed about issues and projects, and for information about the overall college instructional program(s).
  4. Conducts performance appraisals in compliance with District standards and contractual obligations. Develops program, faculty, and staff improvement plans and communicates with HR at the campus and District level.
  5. Provides leadership for faculty and staff development and learning opportunities that enhance effectiveness in the culturally responsive teaching and learning processes. Provides leadership in the development and assessment, of course, program, and learning outcomes.
  6. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of new developments and innovations in community colleges and higher education. Recommends changes to maintain the relevance of programs in the academic division and to meet student and community needs.
  7. Directs the development of division budgets and manages financial resources consistent with policy and sound financial controls. Advocates for resources to support departmental programs and opportunities and allocates resources among competing requests for funds.
  8. Works cooperatively with other administrators and managers to coordinate programs and services across the curriculum to meet student needs. Resolves conflicts and issues within and among academic sections.
  9. Facilitates academic partnerships and maintains open communications with Division faculty, faculty in feeder high schools, and four-year transfer institutions, and accreditation bodies.
  10. Encourages excellence in teaching. Orients new faculty, management, and staff, determine needs for staff development, plans staff development activities.
  11. Communicates with leaders in the private and public sectors and in educational agencies to determine needs for new courses and programs. Establishes advisory committees and other outreach as appropriate.
  12. Manages Division facilities including classroom spaces and special-use spaces; advocates for upgraded and safe spaces; plans for supply and technology orders.
  13. Provides leadership in new and emerging technologies in support of student success, program development, hiring faculty in emerging fields. Advocates for the implementation of new technologies and procedures to improve instructional pedagogy and student support.
  14. May apply for annual grants to fund mandatory functions of departments where college budgets do not cover the cost of operations. Ensures the institution is in compliance with the awarded grants
  15. Performs other related duties as assigned that support the objective of the position.
  16. Required to abide by all District policies and procedures including Board Policy 3050 – Code of Professional Ethics.
Qualifications and Physical Demands

Knowledge and Skills

  • The position requires advanced specialized professional knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices associated with higher education curriculum and instruction, matriculation, and student services. The position requires specialized professional knowledge of collective bargaining, working conditions, and evaluation practices. Requires advanced knowledge to manage facilities and understand and advocate for division-specific needs in labs and instructional facilities, maintenance, supplies, safety. Requires advanced specialized knowledge of the curriculum for the assigned instructional division. Requires in-depth knowledge of matriculation regulations and articulation agreements. Requires knowledge of and skill at teaching and learning processes that enhance student success and outcomes. Requires skills in organization and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and administrative needs. Requires working knowledge of the budget preparation and administration process. Requires in-depth knowledge of the principles of functional leadership, training, and performance evaluation. Requires working knowledge of pertinent national and state regulations affecting curriculum and academic accreditation. Requires skill in organizing work and building an effective team to respond to student needs. Requires advanced human relations skills to deliver formal and influential presentations, build effective teams, review performance, and exercise a unique sensitivity to the needs and interests of a diverse student population. The position requires specialized professional knowledge of collective bargaining, working conditions, and evaluation practices. Requires advanced knowledge to manage facilities and understand and advocate for division-specific needs in labs and instructional facilities, maintenance, supplies, safety. Requires a basic understanding of accreditation processes and program or college-specific accreditation needs.
  • Requires the ability to perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the position. Requires the ability to work with external agencies including State and Federal for licensure, Athletics, and Academic Senate collaborations. Ability to work with faculty on assessment at the program and course level to ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines. Requires the ability to develop and implement a plan of accountability for academic services. Requires the ability to guide and motivate others toward goal achievement. Requires the ability to organize, plan, develop, and write new programs, develop new concepts, analyze outcomes, and prepare clear and concise reports. Requires the ability to inspire and promote awareness of socioeconomic and cultural diversity and reduce barriers to student success. Requires the ability to advise staff, direct and facilitate the development of personal and team perspectives, develop and deliver training programs. Requires the ability to oversee and instruct in courses offered by the division. Requires the ability to develop and monitor budgets and maximize financial resources. Requires the ability to work cooperatively and productively with others.
Physical Abilities
  • 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
  • Possession of a master’s degree AND 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 provide the required equivalent qualifications for the position (Application for Equivalency required).
Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctorate degree, preferred in one of the disciplines in the Division that will be managed or Education or Educational Leadership.
Licenses and Certificates
  • May require a valid driver's license.
Working Conditions
  • Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.
Conditions of Employment

This is a full-time, 12-months per year, Educational Administrator position. The work schedule is Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flexible schedule and weekends might be necessary to address the needs of the department and job duties. The District provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee. (Salary Schedule: DG-10)

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 equity and inclusion goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m., April 30, 2020. Application materials must be electronically submitted online at Incomplete applications and application materials submitted by mail will not tenure-track. Additional Information

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.Responses to Supplemental Questions (please provide clear and detailed responses, 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, put "see resume" or "N/A", or leave blank).A Cover Letter that outlines your education and experiences relevant to this position and addresses the qualifications for this position (upload as a separate attachment - PDF recommended).A Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae of professional experience, educational background, and teaching experience. (upload as a separate attachment - PDF recommended)Equivalency Request Form and supporting documentation, if applicable. (uploaded as separate attachments - PDF recommended)How to determine if you need Equivalency? Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements as stated in the job posting, but feel they have a combination of education and experience that would be equivalent to the state minimum qualifications, must attach a completed Application for Equivalency Form (which can be downloaded at to their online application, along with supporting documents, in addition to all other required materials. Documents not requested in the job announcement will not be considered.Submit an application online at:

Coast Community College District – Human Resources
1370 Adams Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Individuals who need reasonable accommodations in accordance with ADA should notify the Human Resources Office for assistance or call 714.438.4714. SELECTION PROCEDUREAll online applications received by the deadline date will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who are also deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to discuss their qualifications in an interview at the college. If any travel is required for an applicant to participate in person during the interview process, this will be done so at the candidate's own expense. During the campus visit, each candidate will be interviewed and may be asked to conduct a short teaching demonstration/presentation on a previously announced topic as well as participate in a writing exercise, or hands-on practical.The search committee will rate the candidate's responses to the interview questions, the demonstration/presentation, and the applicable writing exercises and/or hands-on practical. Based on this rating, a number of candidates will be recommended to move forward and will be invited to the campus for a second-level interview.The campus President will make the final recommendation for employment to the Board of Trustees.The successful candidate will be offered the position and placed on the current salary schedule based on their education and experience.The start date will be determined by the hiring manager depending on the needs of the campus and the conditions of employment as posted in the job announcement/recruitment. EMPLOYMENT INFORMATIONTo be considered in the initial committee review, all materials requested in this vacancy notice must be received no later than the filing deadline. Submission of all application materials is the responsibility of the applicant.The District does not contact nor employ outside agencies or headhunters to assist us in the recruitment process for our vacant positions.Applicants wishing to apply for more than one position must submit separate application materials for each desired position.During the interview process, consideration will be given to factors in addition to education and experience, including but not limited to: professional development, ability to work with others, and commitment to meet student needs.Applicants who are eliminated from consideration will be notified by email. All applicants are requested to provide an email address in their online application. Candidates should not expect official notification of the status of their candidacy until the Board of Trustees has acted upon the College's recommendation for employment.The District reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer and to investigate past employment records of applicants selected for interviews.The District reserves the right to extend the deadline, re-advertise the position or delay filling this position based on the needs of the District and the student population we serve.The College does not return materials submitted in the application for a position. (Copies of original supporting documents are acceptable).Official transcripts will be requested by Human Resources during the 'new hire' process.
Coast Community College District Title IX:
This direct link 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is the 2020 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Coast Colleges. The crime statistics for calendar years 2017, 2018, and 2019 were submitted to the U.S. Department of Education as required under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. A hardcopy can be provided from one of the Campus Safety Offices. Please contact any of the Campus Safety Offices for any questions regarding the report.Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity EmployerThe 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, 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.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 Colleges 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 the needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.




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Posted: 3/28/2021
Application Due: 4/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time