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Dean, Instruction - Natural and Health Sciences (Clovis Community College)

State Center Community College District

Closing Date: 2/17/2022 at 11:55 PM

Campus Location: Clovis Community College

Start Date: 12/23/2021

Essential Functions:

Under general direction of the Vice President and College/Campus President, plans, organizes, inte­grates and manages the educational processes and admin­istrative activities of an instructional division at an assigned college; provides leadership for the advancement of effective instructional programming including scheduling, program/curriculum development, and Guided Pathways, oversees and develops class schedules; assigns and approves professional development; plans and conducts faculty evaluation and tenure processes; directs and coordinates communications, instructional planning, and other initia­tives to meet college and student needs; manages assigned functions to ensure compliance with District/college policies and procedures and all state and federal codes, educational regulations and requirements; actively engages in participatory governance processes; and performs related duties as assigned.

Dean, Instruction is distinguished from other deans and academic managers by its responsibility for providing leadership and management to an academic division in a college's instructional program.

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this position.

1. Plans, organizes and manages a college's instructional programs and activities for an assigned group of disciplines.

2. Plans, organizes, directs, controls, integrates, and evaluates the work of assigned employees; with employees, develops, implements and monitors work plans to achieve goals and objectives; contri­butes to development of and monitors performance against the annual department/division budget; manages and directs the development, implementation and evaluation of plans, work processes, systems and procedures to achieve annual goals, objectives and work standards.

3. Participates in the selection and on-boarding of full-time and part-time faculty, in coordination with their departments, selection advisory committees, and the Human Resources Department; directs faculty teaching assignments and monitors teaching loads; oversees and conducts the scheduling of class offerings and classroom allocations; assesses and manages the performance of the division's full-and part-time faculty and conducts timely performance reviews; develops and works with faculty to maintain an assessment plan to measure instructional courses for student learning outcomes and adherence to accreditation standards to improve student learning; conducts curriculum review. evaluation and planning to ensure the currency and relevance of division curricula in meeting student needs; ensures proper course sequencing to enable students to complete programs and meet degree and/or transfer requirements in a timely manner; assists faculty with program accreditation require­ments; works to promote/maintain a collegial environment within the division; mediates the adjudica­tion of faculty, staff, student and community conflict resolu­tion and grievance processes.

4. Directs and manages the performance of assigned employees; participates in the selection of employees; establishes performance requirements and professional development targets for direct reports; regularly monitors performance and provides coaching for performance improvement and develop­ment, including timely performance evaluations; ensures accurate reporting of absence time; hears and acts on employee grievances; subject to concurrence by senior management and Human Resources, approves or takes disciplinary action, up to and including termination, to address performance deficiencies, in accordance with Board Policies, Administrative Regulations, Human Resources procedures, Personnel Commission Rules, and collective bargaining agreements.

5. Provides day-to-day leadership and works with employees to ensure a high-performance, service-oriented work environment that supports achievement of the division's, college's and the District's mission, objectives and values; promotes workplace diversity, inclusion, cultural competency and a positive work environ­ment; provides guidance for program planning and data analysis to inform practices that support student achievement.

6. Works closely with college committees, such as Guided Pathways, Student Success, Equity and Program Planning, to advance the State Chancellor's Vision for Success; collaborates with others on campus and with K-12 partners to promote and develop Dual Enrollment pathways that align with college strategic goals and meet Career Access Pathways requirements

7. Participates in the development and implementation of District/college strategic plans, goals and objectives; leads and directs employees in the development and application of new methodologies, technologies and process improvements to achieve higher efficiency and productivity.

8. Participates actively in the life of the college, the District, and participatory governance processes and initiatives by serving on or leading committees, workforces, task forces, and councils; coordinates, assigns, directs and/or participates in work on projects associated with accreditation.

9. Works with department faculty, staff and administration to ensure compliance with California Code of Regulations Title V, accreditation standards and Board Policies and Administrative Regulations; works with department chairs and faculty in monitoring student success and equity outcomes and assess­ment activities at program and course levels; fosters quality instruction and provides support to incorporate and implement best practices within fields of instruction.

10. In consultation with department chairs, uses enrollment and other data to develop efficient class sche­dules and related services to balance needs for student access, success and completion, while ensuring appropriate stewardship of the college's financial resources; monitors class sizes and can­cellations and approves/directs implementation of schedule changes; leads and works with faculty to conduct regular curriculum reviews and to develop curricula for new courses to meet student needs.

11. Ensures resources are available including employees, facilities, technology and equipment to meet instructional classroom and laboratory requirements for the assigned division.

12. Works in close collaboration with other instructional and student services deans to facilitate the development of new programs; provides expert assistance to the Vice President and College/Campus President on college-wide strategies/programs for achieving institutional goals within areas of responsibility.

13. Provides leadership in the coordination of state, local and regional collaborations and in community outreach activities in an effort to expand programs; oversees the development of grant applications and administration of grants for their division.

14. Recommends, develops, implements, and revises policies, procedures and operational guidelines to improve and/or clarify processes.

15. Interprets, applies and ensures compliance with all federal and state laws, applicable program policies, procedures, guidelines and reporting requirements; remains current on applicable legislative decisions and developments; ensures accuracy and validity of program tracking and data; develops, maintains and audits spreadsheets, databases and reports; utilizes third-party portals and databases to research and track student information.

16. Represents the college and participates in state and national program training and development and professional group meetings; makes presentations to various groups within the District, other educa­tional institutions, community organizations and governmental agencies and oversees the develop­ment of grant applications and administration of grants

17. As assigned, provides oversight of academic support services including library and tutorial services and centers for the campus; works with other deans to provide Extending the Classroom (ETC) activities and resources for daily activities.


1. Provides advice and guidance to individual students in crisis or threat situations as appropriate.

2. Participates in community and business organizations to enhance the college's presence in the external community.

3. Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of historically minoritized groups and participates in professional development activities to increase cultural competency to enhance equity-minded practices within the District.

4. Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice; AND
  • Meet the state minimum qualifications for an educational administrator, which include a master’s degree and at least one year of formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment; OR

  • California Community College Supervisory Credential


A valid California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the District’s vehicle insurance program.

Desirable Qualifications:

Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity; recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusions of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes; willingness to examine and remediate one’s relational practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students; and a commitment to participatory governance, consensus building, and team approach to management.

A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field of study, and four years of increasingly responsible experience as an academic administrator or in a faculty leadership role.

Knowledge of:

1. Advanced knowledge of principles, best practices and methods of instructional program development and administration, including modern trends in curriculum development/articulation, methods of instruction and use of educational technologies.

2. Advanced mastery of the theory and the application methodologies for the academic disciplines relevant to assigned division responsibilities.

3. Curriculum standards and application in assigned departments.

4. Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, California Education Code and Administrative Code provisions.

5. Accreditation standards of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.

6. Regional, District and community resources including governmental, community and social service organiza­tions and their functions as applicable to assigned responsibilities.

7. College organization, functions, policies, objectives and curriculum.

8. Principles and practices for the delivery of student and academic counseling as well as principles of individual crisis counseling.

9. District/college student recordkeeping practices, procedures and systems for processing and main­taining student information.

10. Research methods and analysis techniques.

11. Principles and practices of strategic and program planning applicable to a community college.

12. Practices of budget preparation and control; principles and practices of generally accepted account­ing and auditing procedures related to federal and state-funded grant programs.

13. Principles and practices of sound business communication including proper English usage, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

14. Safety policies and safe work practices applicable to the work being performed, including those required in crisis or threat situations.

15. District practices and procedures for purchasing and maintaining public records.

16. Basic principles and practices of organizational improvement and culture change.

17. Principles and practices of effective management and supervision.

18. Board Policies, Administrative Regulations, Human Resources procedures, Personnel Commission Rules, and collective bargaining agreements.

19. Community college and its mission and goals.
Skills and Abilities to:

1. Understand the importance of holding oneself accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices.

2. Reframe inequities as a problem of practice and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility.

3. Encourage positive race-consciousness and embrace human difference.

4. Reflect on institutional and teaching practices and aim to create a culturally responsive teaching environment.

5. Strategically build buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.

6. Effectively engage and support historically minoritized groups by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive service-oriented practices.

7. Develop and maintain an inclusive work environment that fosters diversity, respect and engagement.

8. Plan, organize, direct and evaluate the instructional operations and activities of the assigned aca­demic division.

9. Direct and coordinate communications, information, resources and employees to meet instructional needs of the college and enhance the institutional effectiveness of assigned departments.

10. Define issues, analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and develop sound, independent conclusions and recommendations in accordance with laws, regulations, rules and policies.

11. Analyze, utilize critical thinking and make sound recommendations on complex instructional and administrative issues.

12. Work collaboratively with college deans, directors, managers and the community and provide expert advice and counsel to develop solutions to complex issues.

13. Lead and participate in monitoring and assessing student learning and success outcomes and student equity measures to improve student learning.

14. Contribute to college-wide institutional effectiveness efforts in planning, program review, accredita­tion, outcomes assessment and financial stewardship with the overall intent of actively supporting the achievement of instructional goals, college-wide needs and the healthy functioning of governance, management and other systems.

15. Understand, interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, codes and ordinances.

16. Organize, set priorities and exercise expert, independent judgment within areas of responsibility.

17. Develop and implement appropriate procedures and controls.

18. Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive correspondence, reports, studies and other written materials.

19. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and practice active listening.

20. Operate a computer and use standard business software.

21. Represent the District/college effectively in dealings with vendors, contractors, other educational institutions and other governmental officials.

22. Make presentations and present proposals and recommendations clearly, logically and persuasively to diverse audiences.

23. Use tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive and complex issues, situations and concerned people.

24. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.

25. Contribute to institutional vitality and growth.

Conditions of Employment:
223 duty days and 22 vacation days for a total of 245 days.

Salary and Benefits:
An annual salary of $139,265 – $156,743 based on education and experience. An annual doctoral stipend of $2,270 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance for employees. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Selection Procedure:
Applications will initially be screened by Human Resources to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.

From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents, a search advisory committee will screen the application packets and determine the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum qualifications and desirable qualifications. Those candidates will be invited to interview.

The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President and College President for final interviews.

A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.

State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond, as best as we can, to the needs of our applicants and the faculty and administrators we work with in the District.

For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1171 Fulton St, Fresno, CA 93721, (559) 243-7100. For more information on Madera Community College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Please refer to position number CNHS-DEAN (Slot #2434).

Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the District’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

Additional Information:

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this assignment. Reasonable accommo­dations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this assignment, employees are regularly required to sit; talk or hear, in person and by telephone; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equip­ment; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk and stand and lift up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Mental Demands:

While performing the duties of this assignment, employees regularly required to use written and oral communi­cation skills; read and interpret complex data, information and documents; analyze and solve complex problems; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work; work on multiple concurrent tasks with intensive deadlines and frequent interrup­tions; and interact with District/college managers, faculty, staff, the public, and others encountered in the course of work.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this assignment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Employees work under typical office conditions subject to frequent public contact and interruption and intermittent exposure to individuals acting in a disagreeable fashion, and the noise level is usually quiet. The employee may be required to travel to locations other than assigned worksite and to adjust to work schedule changes. This is an academic management position exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.State Center Community College District (SCCCD) provides students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at SCCCD, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

About the College
Located in the heart of California, Clovis Community College is one of the newest and fastest growing community colleges in California. Clovis Community College offers quality education in a friendly, innovative, and contemporary setting to students from the Fresno, Clovis, and foothill communities. Accredited in 2015, the College’s culture is based on a commitment to and a vision for creating and maintaining a collaborative teaching and learning environment that fosters equitable student achievement and academic excellence.

The College’s instructional and student services units are united by the common goal of providing exemplary academic programs and support services tailored to meet the needs of its diverse student population and its communities. The College mission and vision reflects this ambitious and inspiring goal.

Creating Opportunities – One Student at a Time
  • We embrace diversity and serve all students of the community;
  • We believe education is based on integrity, generosity, and accountability;
  • We foster critical, creative, and engaged thinking;
  • We support student success by preparing students for their futures and for the community’s future through career/technical certificates, degrees, and transfer programs;
  • We cultivate community partnerships to enhance student learning and success;
  • We engage in reflective, data-drive cycles of research and innovation focused on learning and student outcomes.

Clovis Community College continues to make history with many accolades and accomplishments, because of its emphasis on excellence and student success, and recently had its accreditation reaffirmed for seven-years by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).

Additional awards and accomplishments:
  • Selected Top 10 Finalist for the National Bellwether Award in 2018, out of nearly 400 nominations submitted nationwide, for our English Department’s collaboration with Clovis West High School;
  • Awarded “Champion for Higher Education,” for exemplary work in awarding associate degrees for transfer for two years in a row in 2018 and 2019 by the Campaign for College Opportunity;
  • Earned the following rankings out of 116 California Community Colleges (Data source: California Community College’s Student Success Metrics):
o #1 for the number of transfer students to UCs and CSUs (per 1,000 students) in 2017-18;
o #1 in Associate Degrees for Transfers earned (per 50 FTES) in 2018-19; and o #2 in Associate Degrees earned with the fewest units accumulated by students 2018-19.

NOTE: UC/CSU Transfer and Units Accumulated Data Source – California Community College’s Student Success Metrics; AD-T’s Earned Data Source – Campaign for College Opportunity.

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State Center Community College District (SCCCD) was formed in 1964 when it assumed control of Fresno City College and Reedley College. SCCCD serves approximately one million people and 18 unified and high school districts in more than 5,500 square miles of urban and rural territory, including most of Fresno and Madera counties and portions of Kings and Tulare counties. SCCCD is governed by a seven-member board of trustees who represent seven trustee areas. Total district enrollment for the fall semester 2012 is over 34,000 students. SCCCD is a merit system district with over 2,300 faculty and classified staff represented by the California School Employees Association (CSEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). The total operating budget for SCCCD in 2012-13 is $168 million. 

Fresno City College, established in 1910, enrolls in excess of 22,000 students and offers more than 100 associate of arts and science degree programs and 60 certificate of achievement programs in vocational/occupational areas. Reedley College, established in 1926, is located in Reedley (approximately 25 miles southeast of Fresno) and enrolls approximately 6,200 students in a variety of courses and degree programs in occupational education and the arts and sciences. SCCCD operates three educational centers with a combined enrollment of approximately 8,300 students. The Willow International, Madera and Oakhurst centers offer programs in general education for transfer and two-year degrees. In addition, the district offers occupational and technical training at its Career and Technology Center and the Training Institute.

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