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Dean, Fine & Performing Arts

Rancho Santiago Community College District
Santa Ana

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Dean, Fine & Performing Arts

Rancho Santiago Community College District

Salary Range: Grade B: $159,960.27 - $214,362.05/year, $225,080.15 (top Step effective 7/01/2023)

Job Type: Full-Time Management - Academic Administrative Time

Job Number: AC22-00331

Location: Santa Ana, CA

Division: Fine & Performing Arts Division

Closing: 8/2/2022 5:00 PM Pacific

Job Description

Under the direction of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean of Fine and Performing Arts will lead and administer all aspects of the Division including the design, delivery, staffing, administrative support, supervision and evaluation of division programs, and support staff, related special events, the District television station, Art Gallery, and public access television as well as student enrollment, progress, and discipline, and all related records and reports. In addition, the Dean oversees, plans and supports the production needs of all the departments and the Art Galleries and promotes the arts to the community of Santa Ana.

Provides direction and support to faculty in the development, revision and evaluation of departmental curriculum and materials, services on the Division Curriculum Committee, and may serve on the District Curriculum/Instruction Council.

Reviews and approves Division curriculum development proposals, course outlines, program changes, textbook recommendations, field trip requests, credit by examination requests, and program requirement waivers.

Supports the development and maintenance of Career Technical Education programs and certificates through attendance at the Workforce Council and other regional meetings and oversees grant proposals.

Reviews instructional programs for compliance with applicable state and federal law, regulations and guidelines, District policy and procedure, and responsiveness to the needs of a culturally diverse community.

Effectively recommends the hire, transfer, suspension, lay-off, recall, promotion, assignment, discipline, training, professional development, assignment, direction and evaluation of work, and adjustment of grievances of all Division personnel; also responsible for administering collective bargaining agreements, employment and promotion selection procedures, compliance with District policies, rules and regulations regarding personnel, evaluation of the performance of academic and classified staff assigned to the Division, and providing direction and assistance wherever a need for improvement is identified.

Responsible for the discipline of students enrolled in Division courses, adjustment of grievances, scheduling, evaluation and reporting, and the resolution of student problems and complaints.

Responsible for timely and accurate preparation, submission and administration of Division Budget.

Responsible for evaluating proposed offerings, enrollment history, budget, demand and program requirements to determine the number and nature of offerings, scheduling of classes, staffing and available facilities, supplies, equipment and materials. Monitors enrollment, cancels and changes classes in response to utilization.

Must be a highly visible educational leader seeking positions of significant leadership in community institutions as well as community support organizations and on State boards and committees to articulate, enhance and improve District programs, offerings, funding, assets, and educational leadership the Santa Ana College position and reputation of educational leadership at the state and national levels.

Significant responsibility for chairing and supervision of District-wide committees and task forces; performs other duties and special projects as assigned.
Supervise all aspects of the planning, funding, coordinating, staffing, delivery, and evaluation of programs in the Division. Supervise the performance of all personnel functions for assigned staff. Use enrollment management tools and data for decision making. Utilize the District integrated information system, Datatel, to facilitate organizational and management practices as they apply to the analysis and evaluation of programs, and operational practices. Work with Department Chairs to monitor student learning outcomes and assessment activities at the program, course, and institutional levels; apply knowledge of accreditation standards of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, or similar accreditation group; demonstrate knowledge of and oversee online learning that include course management systems such as Canvas. Apply current complex principles and practices of instructional program development and administration; principles and practices of budget preparation and administration; principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation and pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations including the Education Code; comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of curriculum development and instructional teaching strategies, management principles and practices including understanding of human resources; current trends, research and development in post-secondary education, specifically community colleges.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: Must possess a Master's degree from an accredited college or university and one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to this administrative assignment.

Required Skills: Ability to prevent and resolve professional and personal conflicts and problems, evaluate instructional content and strategies, analyze and apply laws, rules and regulations involving programs, staff and students, and articulate Division and District plans, goals, programs and requirements at the District, community, state and national levels.


The Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) is an equal employment opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.


Application Screening

In addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews:
  • Education experience (breadth and depth)
  • Work experience (breadth and depth)
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities
  • Program development
  • Community involvement
  • Demonstrated experience in working with a diverse socio-economic community
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others

  • Based upon the information presented on the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a written test and an oral interview.

    Meeting the minimum requirements of the position does not guarantee advancement in the selection process. Candidate qualifications will be assessed to determine those who meet and exceed requirements and are deemed most competitive amongst the applicant pool to proceed.


    Applicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and will be notified of such prior to the date of the interview. During the oral session, those selected for interviews will, in addition to the above, also be evaluated on the following factors:
  • Oral communication skills
  • Presentation
  • Problem solving skills
  • Successful teaching, problem solving or performance demonstration
  • Writing skills/demonstration

  • A predetermined set of questions will be asked of all applicants interviewed. Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related experience to ensure the correct evaluation of their qualifications. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact Recruitment in the Human Resources Office for assistance.

    Application Procedures

    All applicants are required to submit a completed Rancho Santiago Community College District online application by the position's closing date. Human Resources will review all applications for completeness, and only complete application packets will be forwarded to the screening committee for further review.

    A Complete Application Packet Must Include the Following:
    1. RSCCD Online Application
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Resume - details all relevant education, training, and other work experience
    4. Academic Transcripts (unofficial copies are accepted)

    Travel reimbursement is available to those meeting the established district criteria.

    Foreign Transcripts: Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in the conventional/accredited United States education programs to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), a United States based credentials evaluation service.

    Conditions of Employment

    Selected candidate(s) is required to complete the following prior to employment as part of the onboarding process:
    1. Submit official transcripts - Based on Minimum Qualifications
    2. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States (by in-person appointment in Human Resources)
    3. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis Exam
    4. Fingerprints (by a Live Scan Agency at the candidate's expense and clearance must be received prior to first day of employment)
    5. Provide a valid COVID-19 Vaccination Card

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    Working at Rancho Santiago Community College District

    In the heart of Orange County lies Rancho Santiago Community College District, home of one of the state’s oldest community colleges, Santa Ana College, and also one of its newest, Santiago Canyon College. Centered in a growing and dynamic area, the district serves a population of more than 700,000 residents in the communities of Anaheim Hills, Garden Grove, Irvine, Orange, Santa Ana, Tustin and Villa Park.

    Encompassing 24 percent of Orange County’s total area (193 square miles), the district maintains eight facilities. Rancho Santiago Community College District is home to two colleges and four continuing education centers throughout the Central Orange County area. In addition, the college district presents convenient community education courses in many other locations in cooperation with its education and community partners.

    Santa Ana College founded in 1915, is a comprehensive community college preparing students for the workplace as well as to transfer to four-year higher learning institutions. Students may earn an associate degree certificate. For those willing to commit to high academic achievement, honors courses are offered. The college also assists students in gaining basic skills and technology proficiency so they can pursue other goals. It is located at the corner of West 17th Street and Bristol in Santa Ana on about 58 acres.

    Santiago Canyon College, one of the state’s newest community colleges, offers a comprehensive curriculum that includes university transfer as well as associate degree programs. Honors courses are offered to those with high academic achievement goals. In addition, the college provides community services, technical certificate programs, non-credit courses and basic skills instruction. Situated on 82 acres, the college is located in Orange at the corner of Chapman Avenue and Newport Drive.


    We are always seeking qualified, energetic and committed people to join the RSCCD team. Our goal is to provide the highest quality educational opportunities for all students. Each job in this district is important to the learning process for all our students. Because we serve a diverse student body, we seek employees who possess a genuine interest in serving others. If you share this student-centered philosophy, we invite you to submit an application.

    RSCCD has a reputation as an excellent employer. Whether employees work at one of our college campuses, the district headquarters, or one of our off-campus education centers, employees feel a sense of connection to each other and work to achieve common goals as part of the "Rancho family."

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