Dean, Fine Arts
North Orange County Community College District
FC Fine Arts
Percentage of Employment:
Months of Employment:
12 Months Per Year
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (However, some flexibility such as evenings and weekends will be required to meet the needs of the department.)
Provides leadership in the administration of a major multi-disciplinary instructional area of a community college, including resource development and personnel management, in accordance with laws, regulations, District policy and collective bargaining agreements.
Formulates and develops long and short-range goals and strategic plans for the instructional area, including staffing, facilities, curriculum and educational philosophy; assures consistency of plans with other college and District plans.
Develops and implements plans and policies to facilitate, improve and promote the curriculum, programs and services of the instructional area; maintains instructional standards of quality.
Supervises the planning, development and recommendation of new courses; reviews standing courses and recommends the deletion of courses no longer appropriate to the curriculum; maintains current course outlines to accurately reflect the instructional programs, including on-line courses.
Develops and prepares class schedules, room and instructor assignments and class sections to be offered in day, extended day, weekends and intersessions.
Develops and prepares the annual preliminary instructional area budget; monitors and controls budget expenditures; directs the preparation and maintenance of detailed and comprehensive reports, records and files regarding personnel, facilities, programs, operations and activities.
Determines appropriate equipment and supplies for the instructional area in accordance with established policies; submits textbook lists and requests for supplementary materials, audio-visual resources and other instructional resources; monitors and controls inventories.
Conducts outreach activities and serves as a liaison with local high schools and community agencies to promote program enrollment and effectiveness.
Maintains communication with District and college administrators, faculty members and classified staff to resolve conflicts and issues, exchange information and coordinate division activities.
Trains, supervises, evaluates and directs the work of personnel as assigned; participates in selection and hiring processes.
Plans, organizes and arranges appropriate staff development programs and activities for faculty and staff; provides orientation for new employees.
Organizes, attends or chairs a variety of administrative and staff meetings as required; serves on committees as assigned; provides administrative oversight of special projects or programs as assigned.
Maintains current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to assigned programs; learns and applies emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner.
Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of the disabilities and diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of students.
Provide leadership in District/College efforts to increase the diversity of faculty and staff, to address student achievement gaps, and in the creation of a welcoming and inclusive work and educational environment.
Assist and promote the growth and success of a diverse population of students and employees through the development of interculturally competent and equity minded management and leadership abilities. The ideal candidate should have experience in this area with African Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students and employees.
Performs related duties as assigned.
In addition to the essential functions, the Dean, Fine Arts Division may participate in the development and administration of external funding sources from grants, corporate sponsorships, and donations.
Under the direction of the Chief Instructional Officer, this position is responsible for performing a variety of administrative and supervisory duties related to the functions and activities of a major multi-disciplinary instructional area (division) within the college.
The Dean, Fine Arts Division maintains frequent contact with college and District administrators, faculty and staff.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of District organization, operations, policies and objectives
Knowledge of California education code and requirements, including Title 5
Knowledge of research project policies, procedures and practices, including data collection and analysis
Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary
Knowledge of educational pedagogy and student success strategies applicable for the diverse community college student body
Knowledge of record keeping procedures
Knowledge of budget preparation and maintenance
Knowledge of appropriate software and databases
Ability to interpret, apply and explain laws, regulations, policies and procedures
Ability to assess, analyze, implement and evaluate research project activities
Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work
Ability to meet schedules and time lines
Ability to work independently with little direction
Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions
Ability to communicate efficiently both orally and in writing
Ability to supervise, train and provide work direction to others
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration. All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be from accredited post-secondary institutions. If selected as a finalist and/or given an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide a transcript (may be unofficial). Human Resources will contact the finalist to obtain this required documentation at that phase of the recruitment.
Possession of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and at least one year of formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the assignment.
Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how their experience with these factors relates to successfully achieving the goals of the position.
Possession of an advanced degree in a discipline related to Fine Arts from a regionally accredited institution.
Teaching experience in a discipline related to Fine Arts at a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.
Experience in the management, coordination, or leadership of an academic program, division, or student service area.
Experience managing or coordinating budgets, such as department allocations, grants, categorical allocations, events, or bursar accounts.
Experience managing or coordinating Fine Arts areas, including supervision of grants, professional and community partnerships, articulation agreements, and Dual Enrollment.
Demonstrated success in student recruitment and retention efforts through on- and off-campus outreach.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated experience initiating and/or collaborating with faculty, staff, and/or community leaders in anti-racist programs and initiatives that are specifically designed to narrow the achievement gaps for historically underrepresented/marginalized students, staff, and faculty.
Prior experience in approaching work and interactions with colleagues and/or students in an equity minded manner. Ability to provide an inclusive and welcoming work/educational environment
Office environment; subject to constant interruptions and frequent interaction with others; sitting for long periods at a time (up to 2-3 hours); may require some off-site duties and activities.
$157,711 - $199,028 Annually
Number of Vacancies:
Special Instructions Summary: Special COVID 19 Notice: Interviews may be held in person (following all necessary precautions) or in a virtual format.
Employees must reside in California while employed with NOCCCD, even during remote work. Thank you for your continued interest in working at North Orange County Community College District. The North Orange County Community College District is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities it serves. The Board of Trustees voted to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees and those students enrolled in on-campus classes with allowances for religious or medical exemptions as defined by law. The due date for employees and students to be fully vaccinated is November 1, 2021. More information can be found on our District website by visiting https://www.nocccd.edu/covid19 . Work Schedule: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, District employees are currently working a hybrid schedule of remote work and in-person each week until further notice. Number of in-person days may vary by position/department. Questions regarding the work schedule may be discussed with Hiring Manager if selected as an interview candidate.
Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with Board Policy and is not negotiable. The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide the following: official transcripts and verification of experience prior to the first duty day, identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act, fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statue. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.
The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.
To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.
The minimum required number of references for this position is three (3) and will be requested at the finalist and/or offer of employment phase of the hiring process.
All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. At the time of the interview a written exercise and/or an oral presentation related to the assignment may be required. Subsequent to the interviews, the screening committee will select candidates for final consideration. A second interview will be required of candidates selected as finalists.
Minimum Qualifications – Experience: One year of experience is equivalent to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week (full time). Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for the sole purpose of meeting the experience minimum qualification (example: Twelve (12) months of part time work experience is equivalent to six (6) months full time).
Minimum Qualifications – Education: 24 units are equal to one year of education. As applicable, education must be from a regionally accredited institution and verifiable on a legible unofficial transcript.
NOCCCD offers reimbursement for candidate travel expenses. Visit https://www.nocccd.edu/files/7120-10apreviseddcc-08-24-15-_93551.pdf
to view the administrative procedures – AP 7120-10.
Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at https://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications
for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.
If you would like to add additional transcripts not required by the position, you may upload them to the “Additional Transcripts” link when completing your application.
Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4810 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.
To apply, visit: https://nocccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/5511
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