Interim Dean of Student Learning

Location
Ventura, Ventura County
Posted
Jul 21, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
Deans


Interim Dean of Student Learning
Ventura County Community College District

Posting Number: 0602561
Position: Full Time
Percent Position: 100  
Employee Type: Management
Job Category: Management/Supervisory

Brief Description:
This recruitment is being conducted to temporarily fill the Dean position at Ventura College on an interim basis starting August 2014 while a recruitment is being conducted to fill the position on a regular basis.

Under the direction of the Executive Vice President, the Dean is responsible for the overall design, organization, delivery, supervision, evaluation, and fiscal management of the comprehensive student learning programs of English, Communications, and Learning Resources.  

Job Duties:

Develop, direct, coordinate, supervise, and evaluate the programs, personnel, operations, and activities of their respective division, including program planning, analysis, and review, to ensure compliance with Education Code, state and federal regulations, accreditation standards, district policies, and all contractual agreements between the Governing Board and recognized bargaining units.

Assist in the recruitment, selection, and development of classified and academic personnel within the division, and evaluate all personnel in accordance with applicable policies and procedures; plan and project division staffing requirements; monitor proper and efficient use of assigned staff; provide staffing recommendations in compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity principles and guidelines.

Direct the development and implementation of class schedules and faculty assignments in accordance with current assessment of program and student needs and collective bargaining agreements.

Direct and implement sound fiscal planning in the development and management of the division budget; supervise the preparation and submission of division budget and, upon approval, assume overall responsibility for timely and accurate implementation; develop and implement externally funded initiatives; plan resource allocations for facilities, equipment and technologies that support instructional programs in the division.

Provide guidance to and receive advice from faculty organizations on matters relating to the instructional programs; promote the inclusion of students in the shared decision-making process.

Ensure that all division courses, curriculum and programs comply with applicable laws, other federal, state, and local requirements, district rules and regulations, Education Code, and collective bargaining agreements; collaborate with the staff to assure that proper course articulation is maintained with other institutions of higher education.

Ensure that all student services programs comply with applicable laws, other federal, state and local requirements, district rules and regulations, Education Code, and collective bargaining agreements; review, monitor and participate in the shaping of regional, statewide and national issues concerning community
colleges.

Develop, implement, direct and evaluate activities related to articulation with secondary schools, and matriculation activities within the college, including the recruitment, admission, assessment, advisement and retention of students; develop, implement, direct and evaluate such student activities, programs and services as community outreach, special student events, student government, graduation, student health program management, course curriculum, orientation programs, needs assessments, and related services in support of student college life.

Coordinate the establishment and implementation of division advisory committees; establish and maintain liaisons with business and community representatives as participants in the planning, development and modification of division curriculum and programs.

Coordinate and prepare timely and accurate instructional reports required by various federal, state, district and college departments.

Promote and participate in the application of computer technology to division programs and activities; use a variety of computer software to research, enter, modify and retrieve data for preparation of reports, correspondence and other written materials.

Keep abreast of emerging services, methodologies, and technologies relevant to division.

Coordinate and prepare timely, accurate and comprehensive reports and responses to all required state, federal, and district and college departments.

Serve on management councils and other college and district committees.

Perform other duties as assigned.  

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications for the discipline as approved by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and defined in the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook.

Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university and one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment OR the equivalent*

All coursework must be from a recognized accredited college or university.

*Applicants must meet the stated minimum qualifications, no later than the application deadline or complete the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency if they wish to be considered.

For further details regarding equivalency criteria, please download the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency available at http://jobs.vcccd.edu.  

Preferred Qualifications:
Instructional experience in a discipline related to one of the areas of supervision.

Experience with strategic enrollment management.

Experience developing new programs and curricula through working with department chairs and faculty.

Experience developing and maintaining existing partnerships with school districts, four-year institutions, industry and with regional and national professional organizations.  

Knowledge Of:
Philosophy, mission, and goals of the community college
Goals, policies, regulations, contractual requirements and methods related to effective curriculum development and implementation, program/class scheduling, faculty assignments and instruction.
Current theories on teaching and learning, including use of technology and multicultural issues that affect instructional and related support programs and services.
Institutional research models and methodologies.
Respectful and sensitive communication with people who are diverse in their cultures, language groups and abilities.
Strategic planning and program development.
Community and business organizations.
Participatory approaches to governance.  

Ability To:

Work effectively as part of a management team dedicated to collaboration and the college goal of integrating instruction and student services as a way to create and maintain a supportive student learning environment.
Exercise group leadership skills that emphasize collaboration, consensus building, conflict resolution, and problem solving.
Create and maintain a high level of staff morale to achieve consensus while demonstrating a sensitivity to, and understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, cultural, disability, sexual orientation, and religious backgrounds of the college students.
Demonstrate commitment to the continued improvement of teaching and learning.
Create an environment conducive to the development of instructional and service innovations.
Work in a dynamic environment and handle multiple responsibilities.
Direct, coordinate and evaluate the work of others.
Develop and manage a budget, including externally funded initiatives.
Plan effectively in the process of allocating resources to further institutional goals,
evaluating the results of the allocations, and developing strategies for continued strength of the college's programs and services.
Work comfortably in an interdisciplinary environment.
Solve problems creatively.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Exercise independent judgment.
Establish and maintain good community relations and deliver effective public
presentations.  

Physical Abilities
Hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations
Vision to read correspondence and reports and to use the computer
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate office equipment, prepare reports and forms and use a computer keyboard  

Requested Start Date:
8/2014

Work Week/Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and as needed to complete assigned responsibilities.

This interim position is located at Ventura College.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Required Applicant Documents:
Documents not to exceed 2mb maximum
Resume
Letter of Application
Transcripts

Required Selection Process:
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Applications will be accepted until we have sufficient number of qualified applicants for consideration. To ensure consideration, you must apply by August 6, 2014.

The following must be submitted for your application to be considered:

*Completed Application for Management Employment
*Resume
*Letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and the personal/professional competencies listed in the position announcement. The letter should also describe your understanding of and sensitivity to the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students.
*Official or unofficial college/university transcripts. (An official copy of your transcripts will be required upon being hired. Instructors will not be allowed to start working until official transcripts have been received.)
*Letters of recommendation (recommended, not required)

NOTE: Foreign transcript evaluation is required for foreign
coursework used to meet minimum qualifications and must be included with your application materials. For a list of recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, visit http://www.naces.org/members.htm.

SELECTION PROCESS:

A screening committee will review and screen all applications and associated materials. Those candidates deemed by the committee to be most qualified for the position will be invited to an interview. When completing the application, it is important to outline in detail your education, training (classes, seminars, workshops), and experience. You will be evaluated based upon the information provided.

Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation during the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department, in writing, of the need for a reasonable accommodation no later than the application deadline stated in the job announcement. The request should include a description of the type and extent of the accommodation being requested.

Official transcripts providing confirmation that you meet the minimum educational requirement must be presented to the Human Resources Department prior to beginning employment. If you do not have official transcripts, it is advised that you order your transcripts in the event they are needed.

The Ventura County Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, 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.

Salary Range:
$8,778 - $12,149 per month
With a doctorate add $4,786 per year  
 
Starting Salary: Negotiable

To apply, visit http://jobs.vcccd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54647

Special Instructions to Applicants
A screening committee will review and screen all applications and associated materials. Those candidates deemed by the committee to be most qualified for the position will be invited to an interview. When completing the application and the supplemental questionnaire, it is important to outline in detail your education, training (classes, seminars, workshops), and experience; you will be evaluated based upon the information provided.

Official transcripts providing confirmation that you meet the minimum educational requirement must be presented to the Human Resources Department prior to beginning employment. If you do not have official transcripts, it is advised that you order your transcripts in the event they are needed.

The Ventura County Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, 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.

ACCOMMODATIONS
Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation during the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department, in writing, of the need for a reasonable accommodation no later than the filing date stated on the job announcement. The request should include a description of the type and extent of the accommodation being requested.  

Supplemental Questions:
The following questions will be asked of all applicants.

When you apply for this position, you may wish to compose your responses to the supplemental questions in a separate document that can be edited, saved, and pasted into the applicable online application supplemental question response fields. This will prevent the unintended loss of data, as the system will automatically log you out after 60 minutes of inactivity.

Please describe your formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment for which you are applying.  



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