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Associate Dean I, LEAP

Employer
North Orange County Community College District
Location
North Orange Continuing Education - Anaheim Campus

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Classification Title:

Associate Dean I, LEAP

Job Title:

Associate Dean I, LEAP

Position Number:

SCM989

Location:

North Orange Continuing Education - Anaheim Campus

Department:

NOCE-AC Lifeskills Education Advancement Program

Percentage of Employment :

100%

Months of Employment :

12 Months Per Year

Work Schedule:

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.)

About Us::

Do you strive to make a difference in higher education? Are you looking for a rewarding career opportunity to be a part of our students’ educational success and lifelong learning? If so, we invite you to join North Orange County Community College District. The District is renowned as one of the best two-year college districts in California. Located approximately 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles, California, the North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD) serves approximately 60,000 students annually at three institutions: Cypress College, Fullerton College, and North Orange Continuing Education. Students are able to shape their futures in programs leading to associate degrees, a baccalaureate degree, career education certificates, and transfer opportunities. Life-long learning is also possible in continuing education programs that range from high school completion and basic skills mastery through an array of career education training and self-developed courses. The district’s geographic boundaries encompass 155 square miles, taking in most of north Orange County and a small portion of Los Angeles County. The district’s service area includes 18 cities and communities and 16 school districts. The NOCCCD campuses serve an area of over one million diverse people. The student population demographics, district-wide are: Latinx 47.2%; Asian 17.9%; White; 16.5%; African American 2.6%; Multi-Ethnicity 2.6%; Pacific Islander 0.3%; and America Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%. The district is part of a regional higher education community that includes the California State University campuses at Fullerton and Long Beach, the University of California Irvine, and the Chapman University system.

North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE) has been serving the community since 1973 with free, noncredit educational programs and services to empower our community. Students enroll in NOCE’s noncredit programs to enhance basic skills, gain employable skills, prepare for credit courses, for self-sufficiency or to enhance civic participation. Noncredit programs offered at NOCE include adult basic skills (High School Diploma and Literacy Programs), English as a Second Language (ESL), U.S. citizenship, parenting, older adults, short-term vocational, and programs for adults with disabilities.

In addition, NOCE offers a wide selection of community education courses such as Kids’ College and Teen Program, fitness, home decorative arts, business skills and fine/applied arts. NOCE offers adults (18+) the opportunity to earn a high school diploma as well as nearly a dozen career education certificates. Tuition-free noncredit career certificates include the areas of administrative professional, early childhood education, electrical technology, funeral service assistant, management, medical assistant, pharmacy technician, and quality assurance for medical devices.
NOCE serves more than 15,000 students annually, ranging from preschoolers to seniors, at three Center locations in Anaheim, Cypress, and Wilshire (Fullerton) as well as over 100+ community-based locations in partnership with K12 schools, churches, community centers, senior centers, skilled nursing facilities and rehabilitation centers. NOCE is proudly accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges. NOCE is a stand-alone institution, serving as the noncredit arm of the North Orange County Community College District, which also includes credit-based Cypress College and Fullerton College. Part of the California Community College System, all NOCE courses are approved by the state of California.
NOCE believes in a multicultural and diverse learning experience where faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds can contribute to the development of our students. NOCE provides many avenues of support for our faculty and staff through District networks that include the Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, and LGBTQ Faculty Staff Associations.
The ideal candidate will share NOCE’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. NOCE truly embodies an inclusive learning culture. The student body is very diverse, with over 27% Latinx, 25% Caucasian, 18% Asian/Pacific Islander, 2% African American, 0.29% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and 0.12% American Indian/Alaskan Native. In addition, NOCE female students make up approximately two-thirds of the student population (at 69%) with 64% of the total population being 55+ in age.
NOCE is committed to enriching lives through education to meet the evolving needs of the community. NOCE employees are dedicated to the core values of Accountability, Diversity, Equity, Excellence, Innovation, Integrity, and Learning. We invite you to be a part of this celebrated and diverse community of learners where we put Students First. More information can be found at www.noce.edu.

What We Offer::

  • 100% employee medical premium coverage and a contribution toward dependent coverage (up to $9,051.21 for one dependent or $14,481.50 for two or more dependents annually)
  • Fringe allowance to be used at employee’s discretion ($2,646.10 annually)
  • Voluntary (Medical/Dependent Day Care) Flexible Spending Account
  • $50,000 life insurance benefit
  • Deferred Compensation Program (403(b)/457 plans)
  • Retirement Pension Plan (CalSTRS/CalPERS)
  • Abundant Professional Growth & Development opportunities (Receive up to $3,500 annually)
  • 20 paid holidays + Paid vacation
  • Cumulative sick leave
  • Flexible/Hybrid Work Program: 3 days in office/2 days remote (Management approval required; may vary by Department/Position)
  • Summer schedule (exceptions apply)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Environment that fosters diversity and inclusion
  • Progressive and innovative culture
  • Opportunity to participate in various Faculty & Staff Associations

Primary Purpose:

Under the direction of a Vice President or Dean, this position provides leadership in the administration and development of an instructional area; responsible for performing a variety of administrative and supervisory duties related to the functions and activities of the North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE) Lifeskills Education Advancement Program (LEAP).

Essential Functions:

Examples of essential functions are interpreted as being descriptive and not restrictive in nature.

Job Description:

Provide leadership in the administration of the NOCE Lifeskills Education Advancement Program (LEAP): Older Adults, Kids’ College, and Community Education programs, including resource development and personnel management, in accordance with laws, regulations, District policy and collective bargaining agreements; participate in resolution of contractual issues as needed.

Develop and update program plans, goals and objectives, including staffing plans, facilities, curriculum and educational philosophy aligned with the District’s Educational Master Plan and Diversity Equity, and Inclusion and Anti-racism goals; collaborate with administrative leadership and faculty to engage in short- and long-term academic program planning; assure consistency of plans with other NOCE and District plans.

Plan and coordinate course offerings; work with faculty and staff to support the efforts of the program; develop and prepare faculty schedules and room assignments; visit program sites and classrooms to monitor and evaluate program effectiveness; assist in the preparation of the catalogue, class schedules, and other public information materials for assigned programs; engage and collaborate with other campus partners as needed.

Supervise the planning, development and recommendation of new courses aligned with the appropriate accreditation standards that promote equity and success to support the diverse needs of all students; review standing courses and recommends deletion of courses no longer appropriate to the curriculum; maintain current course outlines to accurately reflect the instruction program.

Develop and prepare the annual preliminary budgets for assigned programs; monitor and control budget expenditures; direct the preparation and maintenance of detailed and comprehensive reports, records and files regarding programs, operations, and activities.

Determine appropriate equipment and supplies for the instructional area in accordance with established District policies, accessibility standards, and laws; submit textbook lists and requests for supplementary materials, audio-visual and other instructional resources.

Direct the preparation and maintenance of detailed and comprehensive records, reports and files related to program personnel, facilities and activities; ensure the collection, recording and reporting of required student enrollment data.

Conduct outreach activities and serve as a liaison with community agencies to promote program enrollment and effectiveness; foster an instructional culture that relies on data-driven decision-making in the development and ongoing improvement of student success measures..

Maintain communication with District and NOCE administrators, faculty members and classified staff to resolve conflicts and issues, exchange information and coordinate program activities.

Train, supervise, evaluate and direct the work of personnel as assigned; participate in selection and hiring processes.

Plan, organize and arranges appropriate staff development programs and activities for faculty and staff; provide comprehensive onboarding and appropriate staff development training.

Engage in participatory governance processes and activities; organize, attend, or chair a variety of administrative and staff meetings as required; serve on committees and special projects as assigned; coordinate programs and services as appropriate with other District and college personnel.

Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to assigned programs; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the disabilities and diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, 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.

Perform related duties as assigned.

In addition to the essential functions, the Associate Dean I, Lifeskills Education Advancement Program may participate in the development and administration of supplemental grants related to assigned programs.

Working Relationships:

The Associate Dean I, Lifeskills Education Advancement Program maintains frequent contact with NOCE and District administration, faculty and staff.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of District organization, operations, policies and objectives

Knowledge of state 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 record keeping procedures
Knowledge of budget preparation and maintenance
Knowledge of appropriate software and databases
Ability to interpret, apply and explain rules, 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

Special Requirements:

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

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.

Desirable Qualifications:

Possession of a master’s degree in education, sociology or psychology.

Coursework in understanding the needs and learning styles of older adults and/or children.

Management experience in postsecondary education.

Experience with educational program development and administration.

Experience with community agencies, businesses and facilities that serve the adult and youth populations.

Demonstrated experience leading, developing, and/or implementing diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts for students and/or employees.

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.

Working Conditions:

Office environment; subject to constant interruptions and frequent interaction with others; sitting for long period at a time (up to 2-3 hours); may require off-site duties and activities.

Salary Range:

$148,032 - $186,737 Annually

Posting Number:

2015201P

Open Date:

02/13/2024

Close Date:

03/06/2024

Special Instructions Summary:

Work Schedule: District employees can apply for the Flexible/Hybrid Work Program, working a hybrid schedule of remote work and in-person each week. Approval and 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 may need to submit official transcripts, as applicable, prior to the first duty day, and will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.
The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within six (6) months.
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.

Organization

The mission of the North Orange County Community College District is to serve and enrich our communities and inspire life-long learning by providing education that is exemplary, relevant, and accessible.

The District encompasses approximately 155 square miles.  Boundaries extend to the Riverside County line on the east and the Los Angeles County line on the west and north.  A portion of Los Angeles County, on the north and west boundary, is included in the District's service area. 

Cities Included in the District:  The District includes the following cities: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La  Habra, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Placentia, Rossmoor, Yorba Linda, and  portions of the following cities: Garden Grove, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Orange, Seal Beach, Stanton, Whittier, and unincorporated territory in both Los Angeles and Orange counties.

School Districts Included in the District:  Anaheim City, Anaheim Union High, Brea-Olinda Unified, Buena Park, Centralia, Cypress, Fullerton (Elementary), Fullerton Union High, La Habra City, Los Alamitos Unified, Lowell Joint, Magnolia, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified, Savanna, and portions of the Garden Grove Unified School District.

Mission Statement

The mission of the North Orange County Community College District is to serve and enrich our communities and inspire life-long learning by providing education that is exemplary, relevant, and accessible. 

 Cypress College and Fullerton College will offer associate degrees, vocational certificates and transfer education, as well as developmental instruction and a broad array of specialized training. The School of Continuing Education will offer non-college credit programs including high school diploma completion, basic skills, vocational certificates and self development courses. Specific activities in both the colleges and School of Continuing Education will be directed toward economic development within the community.

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