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Dean, Business, Computer Science, Culinary & Community Education

Contra Costa Community College District

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Dean, Business, Computer Science, Culinary & Community Education

Posting Number: 0001594
Location: Diablo Valley College
Salary: $10,770.00 - $13.122.00 per month

Position Definition:
Under administrative direction of a higher-level manager, oversees division(s) or areas of a college or District instructional, student and/or support services operation. Manages and evaluates assigned managers, supervisors, department chairs, faculty and staff, in conformance with appropriate policies and procedures. Carries out complex projects and special programs.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
A Dean serves as a division/area administrator, overseeing the delivery of instructional, student or support services programs within a defined area or divisions. A Senior Dean can have multiple major programs reporting to the position and may supervise lower level Deans and administrators. The Executive Dean classification is reserved for the oversight of major college-wide or Districtwide programs, projects or large offcampus centers.

Examples of Duties/Essential Functions:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: Provides vision and leadership for a diverse, dynamic and innovative community of faculty, staff and students. Provides year-round leadership, management, participation and development of an instructional, student, and/or support services division’s day, evening, weekend, inter-session and summer programs. Assists in the hiring process of management, faculty and classified staff for assigned division or area and recommend personnel actions to supervisor. Assists in the training of assigned managers, supervisors, faculty and classified staff. Evaluates assigned managers, supervisors and classified staff. Assists in the evaluation of faculty. Organizes and manages the operation of the assigned division or area office; coordinates and administers its budget. In collaboration with faculty, develops curriculum, supports a variety of methods of instruction, including computer-assisted instruction and distance learning, and ensures course and program articulations are kept current. With division faculty, staff, and other administrators, manages the preparation of the class schedules, catalogs, brochures and other printed or electronic materials for the assigned division(s). Facilitates grant applications for assigned division or area, manages grants, and prepares required reports. Serves as liaison to other college divisions, areas and services, advisory committees, individual students and student groups, and appropriate university, school and other off-campus and community groups. Serves on college and district committees as assigned. Organizes, manages and participates in the annual planning and budgeting process in cooperation with managers, supervisors, faculty and classified staff and in concert with college goals for assigned division or area. Manages the approved annual budget for assigned area. Accurately interprets applicable laws, regulations and collective bargaining contract provisions. Responds to and seeks resolution of complaints arising from division/area activities, including participating in the process of collective bargaining contract grievances. Provides leadership for and assists with departmental program reviews. Assists in accreditation process. Supports a climate that promotes innovation and improved service to students and the community; cooperates with area staff and other managers to develop processes that are student friendly and supportive of student success. Manages and participates in the continued evaluation and improvement of the assigned area’s instructional, student, and/or support services programs. Promotes the assessment of student outcomes in order to determine the effectiveness of student learning and student development programs in the area. Assists in the coordination of area programs with those of other institutions and in the development of partnerships with external agencies. Actively participates in and supports college and District shared governance components and activities and other collaborative processes. Employs appropriate techniques and strategies to resolve disputes and to enhance communication and cooperation among the members of the college and District communities. Interpret and analyze appropriate laws, policies, rules and procedures to determine impact on assigned instructional or student services division or program area and oversee compliance and reporting strategies. Travels throughout the District in carrying out responsibilities and functions. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Earned master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. Experience: Equivalent to at least three (3) years of full-time instructional, student, and/or other relevant support services experience. Equivalent to one year’s experience in a lead role such as a department chair, etc.
License/Certification: Ability to obtain a valid Class C California Driver’s License.

Knowledge Of:
Computer-based technology for management of assigned divisions/areas and for instructional, student, and/or support services; the goals of shared governance; principles and practices of administrative organization and management, planning, supervising and evaluating the work of others, employee motivation and training; applicable federal, state, local, District and college laws, rules and regulations, and collective bargaining contract provisions; complex business level English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; modern office tools such as computers and printers; typical modern office computer software programs; report and presentation writing.

Skill To:

Ability To:
Use organizational skills that enable performance of duties in a timely fashion with attention to detail; effectively communicate orally and in writing; manage financial resources effectively including determining how best to utilize resources and managing budgets and expenditures; use personal computers utilizing typical office software applications, including the Internet; work effectively with managers, faculty and staff in a participatory governance environment to accomplish the goals and objectives of the college and the assigned divisions or areas; exercise good judgment; communicate effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, politics, philosophy, disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Desirable Qualifications:
Highly qualified candidates will possess knowledge, skills, and experience that address the desirable qualifications below. Responses to the supplemental questions below allow the applicant to describe how they meet these qualifications.

• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion for students and employees in an educational environment. Successful experience leading and/or contributing to efforts to increase diversity, equity, and/or inclusion in business, computer science, culinary arts, or related disciplines.
• Demonstrated interest in increasing access and success among historically under-served populations. Successful experience leading and supporting faculty and professional staff in improving the college’s progress towards equitable student outcomes. Successful experience implementing guided pathways to improve equitable student outcomes.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and collaborative leadership experience, demonstrating the ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholders across the organization to build teams and support student learning and success.
• Ability to demonstrate emotional intelligence, empathy, perspective-taking, openness, and willingness to give and receive feedback.
• Demonstrated skills in problem identification and creative problem solving, sound judgment and decision making, critical thinking and analysis, organizational skills, and cultural competence.
• Track record of successful entrepreneurial leadership, strategic planning, change management, program implementation and evaluation, and managing across multiple important priorities.
• Ability to develop and maintain budgets, records, and statistical information for internal analysis, management, planning, evaluation, and reporting purposes.
• Experience in promoting and providing profitable not-for-credit college educational programs and services to the community.

Special Instructions:
Thank you for your interest in applying for this position as a Dean at DVC! We are eager to learn about who you are and why you are passionate about leading faculty and programs at our community college. We want to know what you are like as an administrator, colleague, and member of our campus community.

As part of our ongoing work in Guided Pathways, our college structure is aligned around our Interest Areas. Under the general direction of the Vice President of Instruction, the Dean provides entrepreneurial vision and leadership for Community Education as well as the disciplines of Business, Computer Science, and Culinary Arts. The dean joins a collaborative and integrated team of instructional and student services deans responsible for providing leadership in supporting equitable student success at Diablo Valley College. This position is directly responsible for administrative oversight of three academic departments with strong traditions of academic excellence: Business, Computer Science, Culinary Arts, as well as our Community Education program.The Dean nurtures and promotes a culture of excellence, equity, and student learning within and among departments and divisions in order to increase student success. The Dean shares leadership for the implementation of the college’s Educational Master Plan and Pathways within the Business, Computer Science, and Culinary ArtsInterest Area. The Dean participates actively in the college’s governance processes, including institutional planning, resource allocation, and evaluation. The Dean provides vision, support, and oversight for Community Education, an enterprise area of the college that provides community programming such as College for Kids andLifelong Learning. The Dean will work creatively with Community Education staff to increase service to the community and enhance revenue generation to support the Community Education program.

Interested applicants must submit all of the application materials online to be considered for this position. We do not accept hand-delivered, e-mailed, faxed or postal mailed application packets. It is your responsibility to ensure that all application materials are received on or before the closing date.

1. The applications, cover letters, answers to required supplemental questions, resumes, unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and other supporting materials submitted by all qualified applicants will be reviewed by a screening committee. Those who are deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to an interview. The interview may be conducted on campus or via Zoom. We estimate these interviews will be scheduled for the week of April 3, 2022. 2. Based upon the overall rating, a small number of applicants will be invited to the campus at their own expense for an interview with the college president, vice president of instruction, and vice president of student services. We estimate these interviews will be scheduled for the week of April 17, 2022. Out-of-area applicants, for whom travel is a hardship, may request a final interview via Zoom. 3. After consultation with the interview committee, the college president will make the final recommendation for employment to the chancellor and the governing board of the Contra Costa Community College District.

Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $10,770.00 per month, second step $11,316.00 per month or third step at $11,888.00 per month (depending upon experience). Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on annual basis, until the maximum step of $13,122.00 per month is reached on the salary schedule.

Job Close Date: 2/28/2022
Open Until Filled: No

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