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Dean, Student Affairs

Rancho Santiago Community College District
Santa Ana

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Dean, Student Affairs

Rancho Santiago Community College District

Salary Range: Grade B: $159,960.27 - $214,362.05/year, $234,083.36 (top step effective 7/01/2023), $243,446.69 (top step effective 7/01/2024)

Job Type: Full-Time Management - Academic Administrative Time

Job Number: AC22-00365

Location: Santa Ana, CA

Division: Student Services/SAC

Closing: 9/7/2022 5:00 PM Pacific

Job Description

Overall responsibility to the Vice President of Student Services for the supervision and administration of all programs and services provided through the Office of Student Affairs, including student activities, high school and community outreach, TRIO programs, the Veteran's Resource Center, student discipline and standards of conduct, and the preparation and maintenance of required records and reports; performs other duties as assigned, including Early Decision and Dual Enrollment, and serves as a member of the college's enrollment management team.
DEVELOPMENT AND DELIVERY OF STUDENT SERVICESOverall supervision of the Office of Student Affairs, including supervision of the office, assigned staff, and all programs, including Student Activities and related Student Government and Inter-Club Council programs and activities, cultural events and community functions, and management of functions of TRIO programs; helps to lead Early Decision for high school students and supports dual enrollment work for secondary school students, while strategically supporting enrollment management. Analyzes, interprets and recommends policies for the supervision of student conduct, and reviews programs, services, activities and expenditures 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. PERSONNELResponsible for or 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 assigned staff, and providing direction and assistance wherever a need for improvement is identified. STUDENTSResponsible for handling student personal, program-and staff- related complaints, resolving conflicts, and student discipline issues; advises student groups and counsels students. BUDGET/FUNDINGResponsible for timely and accurate preparation, submission and administration of budget for assigned programs and functions; has substantial responsibility for reporting and accounting for funding of programs, and related reports; seeks additional and alternative funding for programs and activities. PLANNINGPlans all programs under supervision, student activities; responsible for preparation of schedules for work, events, courses, transportation services, and the delivery of services. COMMUNITY CONTACT/REPRESENTATIONMust be a highly visible educational leader seeking positions of significant leadership in community institutions and activities, 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 position and reputation on the local, state and national levels. OTHER PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIESSignificant responsibility for advising, chairing and supervision of service area and District-wide committees and task forces.
  • Supervises all aspects of the planning, funding, coordinating, staffing, delivery and evaluation of programs, activities and staff assigned in areas of responsibility; has substantial responsibility for procurement, expenditure and accounting for funding and programs in compliance with applicable law and policy and related reports.
  • Resolves student complaints, problems, and conflicts; analyzes, applies and explains laws, regulations and policies to students and student groups; advises all groups and clubs and assures delivery of adequate health care and legal services.

  • Job Qualifications


    Education and Experience:

    Possesses a California Administrative or Supervisory Credential authorizing service at the community college level or possesses a master's degree and has one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to this administrative assignment; possesses the minimum qualifications to serve as a faculty member in the California Community Colleges.

    Required Skills: Ability to prevent and resolve conflicts and problems, plan, measure and evaluate programs, services and activities, supervise staff, analyze and apply laws, rules and regulations, and build consensus.
    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. SELECTION CRITERIAApplication ScreeningIn 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. InterviewApplicants 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 ProceduresAll 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 EmploymentSelected 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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