Dean, Academic Pathways and Student Success

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Job Title:

Dean, Academic Pathways and Student Success

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Position Code:




Pay Rate (or Annual Salary):

$133,432 - $158,516/annual

Job Location:

Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545


Academic Pathways

Job Summary:

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking a Dean of Academic Pathways and Student Success for Chabot College in Hayward, California.

The Chabot College Community

Chabot College is committed to educational equity in its academic programs and college services so that students may achieve their personal, educational, and career goals. Our equity work today builds upon a strong history: the Puente and Umoja (formerly Daraja) learning communities, now models which have been replicated across the state, were created at Chabot College. These programs have paved the way for a series of additional educational and student support programs intentionally focused on equity that thrive at Chabot College today. Chabot College is located in Hayward, California, the third most diverse city in the United States. We serve a highly diverse student population and are proud to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Information about the demographics of our campus community can be found here (

Serving our diverse community requires a culturally-responsive approach that recognizes the myriad strengths and assets that our students bring to the campus community. We do so by promoting a classroom and co-curricular learning environment that is inclusive, collaborative, engaging, and challenging, and where respect, dignity, and integrity are core values. We see students as producers of knowledge, not just consumers of knowledge. We work to reframe inequities as a problem of practice, and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and institutional responsibility.

Joining Our College Community

We seek equity-minded applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to an educational community. We look for applicants who:

1. Accept their shared role and responsibility in addressing opportunity and achievement gaps experienced by students
2. Value and intentionally promote diversity and consciousness of difference
3. Empower the underrepresented and underserved
4. Demonstrate cultural competence and cultural humility
5. Have experience and success in closing student equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices, or are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about implementing practices that achieve these goals
6. Believe that all people have the right to an education and work environment free from fear, harassment, or discrimination
7. Are dedicated to addressing issues of social justice
8. Actively seek to disrupt institutional and/or systemic barriers that adversely impact historically marginalized communities
9. Foster students’ potential to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders.


The Dean, Academic Pathways and Student Success is a management position designated by the Board of Trustees for the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District. The incumbent is responsible for the satisfactory completion and/or coordination of the listed duties and responsibilities either directly or through administrative review. The incumbent is charged by the Board of Trustees with the satisfactory implementation of Board policy and District procedure as applicable to the position. In addition, the incumbent is expected to participate in the formulation of District policies by making appropriate recommendations for improvements or additions in policy or procedure through his or her reporting authority and/or by serving on District-wide management councils.


The Dean, Academic Pathways and Student Success is responsible for the development, direction, supervision, integration, and evaluation of the Academic Learning Support Services of the college. Under general supervision of the Vice President, Academic Services, the Dean, Academic Pathways and Student Success will administer Accreditation, Program Review, Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment, Library, Learning Connection, Center for Teaching and Learning, and Instructional Technology. The position involves direct collaboration with student services, deans, faculty and classified professionals in accordance with the Educational Master Plan, the Facilities Master Plan, and the Strategic Plan from the Planning, Review, and Budget Council (PRBC).

This is a grant/categorically funded position. Continuation of this position is contingent upon available funding on a year to year basis.


The Dean shall be elected by the Governing Board upon the nomination of the College President and District Chancellor.

Representative Duties:

The Dean shall:

1.Collaborate with academic and student services faculty and staff to develop and support First Year Experience (FYE) and pathway programs.

2.Collaborate with the appropriate college and partner agency programs for coordinating and implementing grant project activities that may include the recruitment, orientation, training of program faculty and staff.

3.Foster community outreach and provide liaison with area high schools, two- and four-year colleges, business and industry, and the public sector to promote, develop and articulate college instructional offerings.

4.Coordinate Academic Learning Support Services, including the Library and all Learning Connection programs (Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Learning Assistants, learning labs, and other programs to be developed).

5.Support faculty and classified professionals in the development and/or assessment of student, program and institutional learning outcomes.

6.Formulate short- and long-range goals for assigned departments, including updating the college’s master plan, strategic plan, and other planning documents and processes.

7.Plan, coordinate, and oversee the grant-funded program, including the development and implementation of grant-funded activities, processes and procedures that integrate multiple agency requirements.

8.Perform all other related management duties and others as may be assigned by the Vice President.

9.Demonstrate evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

NOTE: This class specification is not necessarily all-inclusive in terms of the duties and responsibilities.

Minimum Education and Experience:

(A)Possession of a master’s degree; and
(B)One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.

You will be required to upload your transcripts. You must upload all applicable transcripts, credentials and/or certificates required to meet minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Any degrees earned outside the United States must have an official US evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application. In the case that the file you are uploading is too large or you do not have your transcripts readily available, please upload a document in place of stating you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, or by fax (925) 485-5254, by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on the closing date.

Minimum Qualifications:

Demonstrate evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


1.Library, Learning Resources, and/or administrative experience in a community college preferred.

2.Experience working with and administering grants especially grant management procedures, program evaluation and report preparation.

3.Strong planning, communications, and organizational skills.

4.Ability to establish collaborative relationships with college and community personnel.

5.Ability to work independently and be a self-starter.

6.Demonstrated experience with working in an educational environment, preferably in an institution of higher education.

7.Knowledge of K-12 and/or higher education curriculum and programs is desirable.

Desirable Qualifications:

1.Earned doctorate preferred.

2.Previous experience developing and operating programs requiring partnering with multiple agencies, programs and complex systems collaboration.

3.Previously demonstrated direct experience working with underserved students and communities.

4.Experience/knowledge of guided pathways.

5.Experience/knowledge of the development of non-credit programs.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:

Performance of the duties of this job may include the following physical activities: standing, walking, stooping, reaching and manipulating (lifting, carrying, moving) light to medium weights of 10-30 pounds, sitting for prolonged periods of time; visual acuity for reading numerical figures; good hand-eye coordination; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp; and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment, and read application information. Performance of the duties of this job frequently involves sitting, reaching with hands and arms, talking, and hearing. This position also involves regular travel to various locations.


EEO Statement:

It is the policy of this District to provide equal opportunity in all areas of
employment practices and to assure that there shall be no discrimination against
any person on the basis of sex, ancestry, age, marital status, race, religious
creed, mental disability, medical condition (including HIV and AIDS), color,
national origin, physical disability, family or sexual preference status and other
similar factors in compliance with Title IX, Sections 503 and 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act, other federal and state non-discrimination regulations, and its
own statements of philosophy of objectives. The District encourages the filing of
applications by both sexes, ethnic minorities, and the disabled.

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Notification to Applicants:

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position

Instructions for Personal Qualifications Statement:

The purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/5/2021
Application Due: 6/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time