San Diego
May 06, 2021
Executive Administration Jobs
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College


San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 6/15/2021

Position Number: 003434

Location: San Diego Mesa College

Position Type: Academic

The Position:
From San Diego Mesa College President Pamela Luster:
San Diego Mesa College seeks energetic and dedicated candidates to apply for academic positions. The College is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, classified professionals, staff, and students. As the “Leading College of Equity & Excellence”, we take responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all of our students.
As the largest college in the San Diego Community College District, the institution enjoys a solid financial standing, state of the art facilities, and a world class faculty, classified professionals, and staff. For 57 years, Mesa College has been on the leading edge, from offering a Community College Bachelor's Degree, to being a lead California Community College in graduating students with an Advanced Degree for Transfer. We embrace the mission of community colleges, and are committed to empowering our students to maximize their potential, leading to healthy and thriving communities.
We are adding new staff, classified professionals, faculty, and administrators who, alongside our stellar colleagues, will lead us into the future. If this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, I encourage you to file an application for employment.
Applications are now being accepted for the position of Dean, School of Business and Technology, at San Diego Mesa College.
While the current vacancy exists at San Diego Mesa College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor.
The Dean, School of Business and Technology, reports to the Vice President of Instruction, and is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, evaluating, and advocating for all instructional programs in close cooperation with Department Chairs. This includes the coordination and supervision of class schedules, faculty teaching assignments, curriculum development, staff development, and budget planning. The Dean is involved in the hiring and evaluation of staff - both academic and classified. The Dean is expected to establish and maintain connections with relevant community and professional organizations as well as participate in college governance and decision making. The college is looking for an applicant who is a positive, collaborative, innovative, and energetic leader.

Major Responsibilities:
• Provide effective leadership in the areas of planning and administering programs within the School of Business and Technology. The programs include: Accounting, Business, Computer Business Technology, Computer and Information Sciences, Culinary Arts/Management, Economics, Fashion, Fermentation, Geographic Information Systems, Hospitality, Marketing, Multimedia, Real Estate, and Web Development.
• Work collaboratively with faculty, classified professionals, instructional laboratory technicians and academic leaders to develop long- and short-range goals for the school, including alignment with the college’s master plan, strategic plan, and other planning documents and processes.
• Work collaboratively with faculty, classified professionals, and academic leaders to support curriculum development and review at both the course and program levels within the college and region.
• Work collaboratively with department chairs and administrators to hire, supervise, evaluate, support, and mentor all faculty, classified professionals, and instructional laboratory technicians.
• Work collaboratively with faculty, department chairs, and administrators in aspects of school management including budgeting, enrollment management, and schedule development.
• Conduct and support ongoing Program Review for the school.
• Understand and contribute to a college participatory governance structure and collective bargaining environment.
• Develop and maintain positive relationships with departments and schools across the campus, community, region, industry and professional organizations.
• Apply local, state, and federal regulations to the College’s and School’s instructional programs, courses, laboratory safety, and activities.
• Knowledge of current state initiatives and legislative mandates related to Career and Technical Education (CTE) and associated funding sources such as Strong Workforce, Perkins, etc.
• Provide direct support to students as needed to resolve student concerns and make referrals as appropriate to college resources.
• Advocate for, coordinate, manage, and evaluate transfer and CTE programs, departments, disciplines and grants at the college, district, community and regional levels.
• Work collaboratively and transparently with the VPI and other administrative leaders.
• Promote and support policies, actions, and activities that foster an institutional culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism.
• Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, classified professionals, and staff.

In compliance with policies adopted by the Board of Trustees, applicants for this position must show evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

Possession of a Master’s degree;
One (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s assignment.

NOTE: All degrees and units used to satisfy minimum qualifications shall be from accredited institutions, unless otherwise specified.

Desired Qualifications:
• Minimum of 3 years classroom teaching experience in a higher education setting, preferably in a community college setting.
• Demonstrated experience in transfer and CTE fields, industry, or organizations related to the disciplines in the School of Business and Technology.
• Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills including both oral and written communication.
• Demonstrated effective conflict resolution skills.
• Demonstrated skills in creating and supporting a culture of innovation, high quality classroom and laboratory instruction, including the integration of technology in instruction.
• Demonstrated knowledge and support for exploration of diverse effective learning theories that foster an institutional culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism leading to student success.
• Demonstrated experience in educational leadership roles.
• Knowledge of and experience with the curriculum development process at the community college, regional, and state level.
• Demonstrated recognition of and experience in the vital and valuable role of CTE programs in preparing students for the workforce.
• Experience with preparing and managing a departmental budget in a transparent way that meets the goals and objectives of programs and disciplines within the School.
• Demonstrated knowledge of current state initiatives and legislative mandates related to CTE and experience managing associated funding sources such as Strong Workforce, Perkins, etc.
• Experience with planning, organizing, coordinating, supervising, and evaluating academic programs, and advocating for future resource needs, including laboratory equipment, technology, and maintenance.
• Experience in developing relationships with high schools, transfer institutions, and industry partners to promote seamless pathways for students.
• Knowledge of, experience with, and respect for working in a participatory governance environment.
• Demonstrated understanding and experience working in a collective bargaining environment.
• Demonstrated commitment to the missions and values of the California Community College System, the San Diego Community College System, and San Diego Mesa College.

[If possess] California Community College Supervisor Credential (valid for life).

Pay Information:
Range 18 ($9,033.99 - $14,485.37) per month based on the current Management Salary Schedule.

Initial salary placement is commensurate with related experience and promotional rules. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid: medical, dental, and vision plans; sick and vacation leave; and opportunities for professional development. Initial Salary Placement, Promoted or transferred employees will be placed as specified in the Management Employees Handbook. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. A temporary probationary period will be applied to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

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All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

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