Dean, English as a Second Language (ESL) and Mid-City Campus

San Diego, San Diego County
Jul 21, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

San Diego Community College District

Dean, English as a Second Language (ESL) and Mid-City Campus

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled

Classification Title

Working Title
Dean, English as a Second Language (ESL) and Mid-City Campus

Continuing Education

Pay Information

Range 18, $8,030.10-$11,678.65 per month based upon the current Management Salary Schedule. Initial salary placement is typically between Steps A ($8,030.10) and Step C ($8,813.55) with six (6) years of verifiable, directly related experience. Promoted or transferred employees will be placed as specified in the CBA. This position is FLSA Exempt (does not accrue overtime). This is a designated educational management position. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the Management Agreement. The incumbent will be considered for contract renewal on a yearly basis and is eligible for administrative retreat rights in accordance with the Management Employees Handbook. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, will be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Relocation expenses up to $5,000 may be provided. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements/handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

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FLSA Status
Exempt (does not accrue overtime)

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Position Type

The Position
Applications are being accepted to augment the current pool of applicants* for Dean of English as a Second Language (ESL) and the Mid-City Campus within San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE). Under the direction of the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services, the Dean is responsible for planning, supervising, evaluating, and managing the ESL Program at all SDCE campuses and off-site locations The Dean also oversees the Mid-City Campus located in City Heights. There are seven (7) major SDCE campuses within the San Diego Community College District and over 60 off-site locations.

*Previous applicants do not need to re-apply.

Major Responsibilities
The successful candidate must be able to handle the following duties and responsibilities:

Manage, evaluate, and coordinate the ESL Program in accordance with legal requirements, District policies and sound instructional principles and practices; supervise and coordinate assigned curriculum planning and development for classes and programs; communicate and interpret program objectives and offerings to potential students, community organizations, current students, staff, instructors and others; assume a leadership role in the hiring, evaluation, and retention of all program personnel; prepare faculty teaching assignments and schedules in accordance with established District policy; initiate program review as necessary to determine the need for program revisions and new course offerings; initiate and participate in overall program planning; plan and monitor program budgets; serve as a member of District, SDCE, program, or other committees and task forces; attend conferences relevant to SDCE; participate in public information/marketing activities; work with advisory committees, private industry, and public agencies to revise/develop programs and resources.


In compliance with policies adopted by the Board of Trustees, applicants for this position must show evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
  1. Possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution AND one (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s assignment; OR,
  2. Possession of a lifetime California Community College Supervisor Credential.
Desired Qualifications
The successful candidate will have established the highest level of professional competence evidenced by a combination of education, training, and/or experience in ESL Program and campus management which clearly demonstrates the following:
  • Innovation. Demonstrated innovation that supports and enhances the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
  • Instructional Program Development. Demonstrated experience aligning and growing established academic programs based on the organization’s mission, resources, and community needs.
  • Campus Management. Demonstrated experience serving as a manager with campus oversight responsibilities.
  • Resource Management. Demonstrated experience taking an entrepreneurial perspective pursuing alternative funding sources.
  • Communication. Demonstrated experience creating and maintaining open communications regarding resources, priorities, and expectations. Effective problem-solving skills as well as strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Collaboration. Demonstrated experience building and leveraging networks and partnerships to advance the mission, vision, and goals of an institution.
  • Budget Management. Demonstrated experience developing and administering operating budgets, preparing financial reports, and ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Project Management. Demonstrated experience initiating, implementing, and coordinating multiple projects and priorities while meeting timelines.
  • Personnel Management. Strong and effective interpersonal skills in working with district faculty and administration to ensure compliance with state and local policies and procedures.
  • Cultural Competency. Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of adult students and staff.
  • Professionalism. Demonstrated courage to take risks, make difficult decisions, and accept responsibility.
Foreign Degree:
Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A copy of the evaluation must be attached during the application process. If you need to obtain one, please open the “Foreign Degree Evaluation Information” link to the left. An ORIGINAL of the evaluation(s) must be presented at the time of hire.

[If possess] California Community College Supervisor Credential (valid for life)

Commitment to Diversity:
All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of adult students and staff.

Working Conditions
Physical Requirements:

Typically SEDENTARY in nature.

Favorable, usually involves an office.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete Online Application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the Online Application will be considered an “incomplete” application; please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply.

  1. Complete Online Application (which includes Supplemental Questions)
  2. Résumé emphasizing experience, education, training and abilities directly related to the position
  3. Graduate Transcripts

    Note: Transcripts from multiple colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded.
  4. Two (2) current Letters of Recommendation focusing on the applicant’s abilities to communicate with all staff as well as the applicant’s abilities to utilize computers in a resource and support environment
    There are two (2) methods to include your Letters of Recommendation: (1) you may upload letters sent to you using the respective document names on your Documents page (optional documents); OR, (2) you may request that confidential letters of recommendation requests be sent via e-mail providing the writer with a link to upload his/her letter. You may also use a combination of both methods, however, you must ensure you are submitting a maximum of two (2) letters with your online application.
    To request confidential letters of recommendation, you must provide the name and e-mail information of the people you would like to have provide you with a letter of recommendation on your Reference Request page. After you submit your application, you must do the following: Return to the “Your application” section, go to “Completed Applications,” click on “Reference Requests” for this posting, and click on “Send Email Reminder” for each person that you want to provide you with a letter of recommendation. Note: It is your responsibility to ensure the letters are submitted prior to the application deadline; you should submit your application prior to the application deadline to allow time for your letters of recommendation to be prepared and sent.
[If applicable] FOREIGN DEGREE EVALUATION (NACES-approved): Information available from the SDCCD Employment Opportunities Web page at

[If applicable] LICENSES/CERTIFICATES/CREDENTIALS: If possess California Community College Supervisor Credential (valid for life)

Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.

Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.

Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via e-mail.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Submit “official” transcripts
  • Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the candidate’s expense
  • Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment)
  • Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment)
  • Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
  • Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices
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San Diego Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer