Dean of Academic Affairs
Kern Community College District - Porterville, CA

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Kern Community College District

The Dean of Academic Affairs is responsible to the Vice President, Academic Affairs, and has broad accountability, within the participatory governance framework, for planning, directing and evaluating assigned functions associated with maintaining quality instructional and academic programs.

The Kern Community College District provides a maximum contribution to an excellent health and welfare benefits plan. Vacation, sick leave, holidays, income protection and retirement included.

Knowledge and Abilities

Examples of Duties:
1. Interpret and administer District policy regarding assigned academic programs.
2. Interpret and administer College policy with respect to faculty load and scheduling. Provide leadership in the development, revision and interpretation of curriculum, academic programs, catalog and course information.
3. Provide leadership in generating staff development opportunities for faculty and staff.
4. Provide assistance in recruitment, selection, orientation, and evaluation of adjunct faculty in appropriate disciplines.
5. Evaluate the performance of faculty and classified personnel in assigned areas of responsibility.
6. Prepare and monitor administrative budgets and expenditures in consultation with division chairs.
7. Assist in the coordination of fall, spring, summer scheduling and staff assignments for all areas of responsibility.
8. Provide instructional leadership for assigned academic divisions and work with division chairs in curriculum maintenance and development in areas of responsibility.
9. Act as liaison with District, State, and federal governing bodies regarding College programs and practices.
10. Develop program goals and objectives and monitor outcomes.
11. Market the College and specific academic programs to the College community and the general public.
12. Administer grant and program funds to achieve expected outcomes.
13. Provide leadership in the development and implementation of distance education and information technology systems and services.
14. Serve on College and District committees as appropriate.
15. Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:
  • Mission of the California Community Colleges.
  • Community college academic and student programs, regulations, and policies.
  • Principles of employer-employee relations.
  • Principles of college management.
  • Use of technology in the delivery of instruction and student services.
  • Familiarity with distance learning methodologies and management.
  • Teaching and learning strategies.
Ability to:
  • Apply and interpret laws, rules and regulations affecting community colleges.
  • Formulate policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate and facilitate meetings.
  • Compile clear, accurate reports and surveys.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Handle sensitive and complex employee/employer issues consistently and professionally.
  • Manage multiple priorities and projects.
  • Coordinate and facilitate meetings.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Develop, monitor, and administer budgets.
Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree, preferably in an academic area related to assignment
  • Five years of full-time experience in teaching and/or administration, including at least three years of leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic culture, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Earned Doctorate from an accredited institution
  • Community college faculty experience
Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Position Number: 00675

Posting Date: 12/12/2012

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Management

Work Week: 40 hours per week, 12 month position

Minimum Salary: $88,134.13 per year

Maximum Salary: $125,890.16 per year (Maximum entry level is $97,655.55

College/Site: Porterville College

Location: PC-Main Campus

Salary Grade: J

Special Instructions to Applicants
First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received by January 3, 2013, 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copies of legible transcripts
  • List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

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