Dean, Counseling and Matriculation
ANTELOPE VALLEY COLLEGE Dean, Counseling & Matriculation SALARY/BENEFITS: $116,349.26 - $133,646.86/annually based on a 8-step salary schedule • $1,800/annually for an earned doctoral degree The District’s fringe benefit package includes: • Medical, dental and vision insurances • Individual life insurance and income protection policies • Eligibility for enrollment in State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) DEADLINE: June 5, 2014 START DATE: July 2014 (or by mutual agreement soon thereafter) BASIC FUNCTION: The Dean of Counseling & Matriculation reports to the Vice President of Student Services and is directly responsible for the maintenance, development, improvement, management, and coordination of student services and other related programs including, but not limited to, the Counseling Center, Career Center, Transfer Center, and support the development of the Human Development curriculum. The dean is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of division personnel, scheduling of services, expenditures, and facilities, as well as serving as the division’s advocate to the administration and board of trustees. The dean is responsible for the supervision and leadership for the Directors of Student Transfer and Academic Retention Program (STAR)/ International Students Program/First Year Experience, EOPS, CalWORKs, and Office of Students with Disabilities (OSD). Minimum Qualifications: • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university. • One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment. Sensitivity to and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Desirable Qualifications: • Three years of full time administrative experience in student services (preferably at a community college) • Master’s degree in Counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, guidance counseling, educational counseling, social work, career development or license as a marriage, family, child counselor (doctorate preferred). • Experience as a counselor in an educational setting (preferably in a community college setting). • Demonstrated commitment to high academic program standards and academic freedom. • Experience with a commitment to shared governance culture, consensus building, and a team approach to management • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing; create annual reports; and document program planning and progress. • Evidence of effective planning in the management supervision and evaluation of the work of others • An understanding of how technology can support counseling and matriculation services and a record of support for technological advancements • Knowledge and experience with varied assessment instruments, assessment delivery systems, assessment trends, testing protocols, and relevant assessment issues related to matriculation in community colleges. • Knowledge of compliance issues related to counseling and matriculation. • Program development experience in student services. • Evidence of income and expenditure accountability. Leadership Responsibilities • Be an advocate for student learning, development, and success. • Encourage excellence in providing student services. • Orient and train new staff. • Provide leadership for the development of student services delivery systems and work directly with faculty and staff to plan for program additions, modifications, and deletions; set priorities for resource needs; provide program analysis and multi-year student services plans and participate in planning for the District. • Stay abreast of state and national trends and innovations related to the following: counseling, alternative student services delivery systems, research related to student characteristics, student learning outcomes, and the college environment, the role of technology in delivering student services, and faculty and staff hiring procedures. • Maintain an effective working knowledge of information technology and its application to delivering student services for counseling and matriculation. • Promote the needs of the division to on and off-campus organizations and groups, on committees, and at meetings. • Promote staff development and professional growth among division members, including activities related to the flexible calendar. • Maintain current knowledge of new developments and innovations in community colleges and higher education, and related technologies which may affect student services; recommend changes to maintain relevance of division programs to meet student, campus, and community needs. • Maintain current knowledge of state and national laws, rules, regulations, requirements, and restrictions as they affect community colleges and the areas of responsibility • Provide leadership that promotes a positive working environment and a high level of morale among all staff within the division. • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with other staff, offices, and divisions to effectively integrate and coordinate programs and services across the campus. • Actively participate in the college’s policy and decision-making committees; support the shared governance process. • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with community agencies and organizations, particularly with local high schools to ensure an understanding of student needs and characteristics. • Work cooperatively and collegially with community agencies and organizations, particularly with the local high schools to ensure an understanding of students needs and characteristics. • Work cooperatively and collegially with other administrators and supervisors to meet student-learning needs; resolve conflicts and issues within the division and between divisions. • Communicate effectively and consistently with staff to ensure they are informed and included. • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Vice President of Student Services. Fiscal Responsibilities • Manage budgets under assigned areas of responsibilities to ensure compliance with Board policies, administrative guidelines, and State and federal requirements. • Prioritize division financial needs, including new personnel, program funding, technology and equipment, and communicate those priorities clearly to the departments and senior administration involved. • Prepare and manage annual, division, and special project budgets and allocate funds. • Manage grant and auxiliary budgets as necessary. Supervisory Responsibilities • In consultation with faculty and staff, design schedules for human development courses, counseling, orientation, and assessment that meet the needs of a diverse student population; provide for staffing of division programs and services. • Supervise and provide leadership for full-time and adjunct faculty members during evening and weekend time frames. • Supervise and evaluate full-time and adjunct faculty members as well as classified personnel in accordance with Board policy. • In collaboration with the assigned student services division and other assigned staff, actively market programs and services. • Determine and fulfill needs of other college sites and centers regarding student services. • In consultation with faculty, select adjunct faculty members. • Organize and preside over weekly and other periodic staff meetings as may be required. Supervisory Responsibilities (continued) • Maintain liaison with other instructional and student services programs, as well as meet frequently with local community groups, agencies, and schools to foster partnerships. • Monitor compliance with state and federal regulations. • Be available for day, evening and weekend, and campus center assignments. • Analyze requests for staff to meet short-term and long-term needs and make recommendations to the Vice President; assist in the development of job descriptions for new positions. • In collaboration with the assigned division faculty and classified staff, survey programs and needs of the local community. • Promote effective articulation and cooperation in areas of responsibility with local schools and four-year post-secondary institutions. • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with faculty and staff to develop new facilities requirements, design specifications unique to the assigned areas of responsibilities, determine equipment and personnel requirements, and promote these needs to the Vice President of Student Services and the Director of Facilities and Planning. Professional Affiliations: Participate in appropriate professional organizations as required and recommended to effectively represent the college and retain professional currency. Knowledge and Abilities: • Knowledge of the California Community Colleges mission and purposes, community college students, their needs and characteristics; • Knowledge of regulations and policies related to counseling; student services methods, procedures, and delivery systems; • Knowledge of principles of educational leadership; • Knowledge of Title V and AB1725 (shared governance); • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; • Ability to collaborate productively with all personnel; • Ability to work cooperatively with community agencies, organizations, and local schools; • Ability to implement programs and services that meet the learning needs of students; • Ability to work effectively with diverse students and staff. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS It is the responsibility of each applicant to have all the following documents on file in the Human Resources Office by 4:30 p.m. on the deadline date in order to continue in the application process for this position. If any of the listed materials are missing or incomplete, the application will not be considered. 1. A completed and signed Antelope Valley College Administration Application. Please do not state "See Résumé" on any part of the application. Blank spaces or illegible entries may be cause for rejection of the application. The District will not return materials submitted. 2. Letter of intent addressing your interest and qualifications for this position. 3. Résumé or curriculum vitae. 4. Three signed Letters of Recommendation from individuals having knowledge of your professional experience; none dated more than one year prior to the closing date. No letters will be accepted via fax or email. 5. Transcripts: A degree is required in the job announcement under “Education and Experience”: - Submit transcripts of ALL college-level coursework as required (unofficial transcripts or photocopies will be accepted to establish the application file). - No copies of degree/diplomas will be accepted as proof of college education. - Official documents will be required if the candidate is offered the position. * Note: Any degree from a country other than the U.S., including Great Britain and Canada, must be evaluated by a professional evaluation service and proof of the evaluation must be submitted with the application package. Application forms are available on the AVC web site www.avc.edu or from the Human Resources Office and must be returned to: Office of Human Resources 3041 West Avenue K Lancaster CA 93536 (661) 722-6311 Faxed or emailed materials cannot be accepted. Unsolicited materials will not be included. Postmarks will not be accepted. The screening committee will review ONLY complete application packets and the committee will determine applicant’s eligibility for an interview. Candidates who are selected for an interview will be notified via telephone. Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide verification of work authorization pursuant to INS regulations. The Antelope Valley Community College District offers an extensive benefits package that includes full-family medical, dental and vision plans, employee life insurance and income protection policies, and eligibility to enroll in the State Teachers’ Retirement System. Antelope Valley College prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, or sexual orientation. Upon request, we will consider reasonable accommodations to permit individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment or admission process, (b) perform essential job functions, (c) enjoy benefits and privileges of similarly-situated individuals without disabilities, and (d) participate in instruction, programs, services, activities, or events. AVC is an equal opportunity employer.