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San Diego Community College District
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San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 6/29/2021

Position Number: 010422

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 of Institutional Effectiveness, 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.

Under the direction of the College President plan, organize and direct systems and processes for all aspects of Institutional Effectiveness to include research, integrated planning (program review, evaluation and resource allocation), strategic planning, learning assessment, grant support and related research and planning per the College's research in support of its culture of inquiry.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Plan, organize, coordinate, manage and evaluate all institutional effectiveness processes.

  • Coordinate a systematic and integrated institutional planning process that is aligned with accreditation, the campus strategic and master plans, and other planning related requirements.

  • Sustain and further develop the College’s culture of inquiry within the institution and support the development and assessment of college-wide institutional goals, student learning outcomes, and administrative support outcomes.

  • Manage and coordinate the collection, analysis, and reporting of data related to institutional effectiveness as needed for internal and external entities including, but not limited to, student equity, enrollment, and student success.

  • Coordinate timely responses to external agencies and other ongoing college efforts to measure effectiveness.

  • Coordinate with the Director of Resource Development and faculty and staff on the data needed for development of grant proposals.

  • Serve in leadership roles on committees related to integrated planning and evaluation, as assigned.

  • Coordinate college-wide systems of academic and service area program reviews; administer the online accountability management system; provide orientation and support to programs and services areas in understanding and completing the program review process.

  • Serve as the College’s liaison in matters related to institutional effectiveness, including serving on the District Strategic Planning Committee.

  • Collaborate with the District, campuses, and other colleges on matters relating to strategic planning, institutional effectiveness, and accreditation.

  • Using the participatory governance model, advance the College’s research agenda and research studies (including data development, analysis and report writing) to identify implications for College practices.

  • Screen, interview, select, assign, supervise and evaluate professional and classified staff for the Office of Institutional Effectiveness; plan, coordinate and provide orientation and in-service education for professional development of assigned staff.

  • Develop annual budget recommendations according to established procedures; monitor and control assigned budgets.

  • Prepare reports and make presentations as necessary; assure the preparation, distribution and maintenance of required reports, records and files.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.

  • Qualifications:

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

    Desired Qualifications:
    The District encourages you to apply for this position, if you possess a combination of education, training, and/or experience which clearly demonstrates the highest level of professional competence. Applicants will ideally possess the following:
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Three years of increasingly responsible experience reasonably related to the assignment.
  • An understanding of the teaching/learning process, student services, and institutional effectiveness practices and processes within the context of institutions of higher education.
  • Experience in development and implementation of strategic planning processes and systems.
  • Experience with integrated planning, evaluation, and resource allocation processes and systems.
  • Experience with development, assessment, and analysis of student learning outcomes and administrative unit outcomes leading to a continuous cycle of improvement.
  • Experience with accreditation at a leadership level, and specifically related to institutional effectiveness.


  • Demonstrated knowledge in research and praxis related to outcomes for historically minoritized student populations.
  • Formal education or training in research, assessment, and planning, particularly related to institutions of higher education.
  • Knowledge of electronic and print research resources relative to educational research, planning, and leadership.
  • Knowledge of computer software available for various research, tracking, reporting, and documentation activities.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws governing community college districts.

    Skills and Abilities:

  • Skill in facilitation of group planning activities and training, with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Skill in administering and advancing integrated planning, evaluation, and resource allocation systems.
  • Demonstrate analytical and assessment abilities.
  • Proven leadership skills within a robust participatory governance environment, leading to measurable improvement of practices.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Licenses:
    California Community College Supervisor Credential (valid for life) (not required)

    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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    The San Diego Community College District serves 130,000 students annually through three two-year colleges and six Continuing Education campuses. The three colleges, San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges, offer associate degrees and certificates in occupational programs that prepare students for entry-level jobs, and arts and sciences programs that transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Continuing Education offers adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. The District also provides education to over 42,000 service personnel at military bases in 15 states. 

    The Continuing Education campuses offer adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills, and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. A number of special programs are unique to the city, including KSDS-FM all-jazz radio, the Center for Competitive and Applied Technologies, and the Workplace Learning Resource Center.

    The San Diego Community College District is governed by its five-member, locally elected Board of Trustees and three student members serving on a rotating basis. Shared governance activities involve faculty, students, and staff in the development of solutions to key policy and budget issues. The five trustees are elected in even-numbered years to four-year terms by the voters of San Diego. The Chancellor, the District's chief executive officer, is responsible for carrying out the policies approved by the Board of Trustees. 

    The District is in the midst of $1.555 billion in new construction and renovations at the three colleges and Continuing Education campuses throughout the city.

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