San Diego Community College District
DEAN, STUDENT DEVELOPMENT (Mesa College)
Range 18, $7,800-$11,344 per month based upon the current Management Salary Schedule. Initial salary placement is typically between Steps A ($7,800) and Step C ($8,561) with six (6) years of verifiable, directly related experience. This position is FLSA Exempt (does not accrue overtime). Benefits will be provided under the terms of the Management Agreement. This is a designated educational management position and serves a one-year probationary period. 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.
Closing Date: 05/31/2012
FLSA Status: Exempt
Bargaining Unit: Management
Position Type: Academic
Location: Mesa College
Department: Student Development
Applications are now being accepted for the position of Dean, Student Development at San Diego Mesa College. This assignment will ideally begin on August 20, 2012. Student Development includes Counseling, Admissions & Records, Veterans Office, Special Programs (Fast Track, High School Accelerated Programs & International Student), Assessment/Orientation, Career Center, Evaluations, Outreach & Community Relations, and Transfer Center. The Dean of Student Development reports to the Vice President of Student Services.
While the current vacancy exists at Mesa College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor.
The Dean of Student Development is generally responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating student support services in close cooperation with department chairs, faculty, and college administration. More specifically, this includes the coordination and supervision of non-classroom faculty assignments, classified and supervisory assignments, staff development, budget, and district, state and federal reports. The dean is involved in the selection, supervision, and evaluation of faculty and staff. The dean is expected to establish and maintain connections with relevant community and professional organizations and also participate in college governance and decision making.
In compliance with policies adopted by the Board of Trustees, applicants for this position must show evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
FOREIGN DEGREES: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association. 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.
- 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,
- Possession of a lifetime California Community College Supervisor Credential.
EQUIVALENCY: If you do not possess the exact degrees listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of the assignment, please complete a “Request for Equivalency Form” (link to the left) and attach it during the application process.
The District encourages you to apply for this position, if you possess a combination of education, training, and/or experience which clearly demonstrates the highest level of professional competence. Applicants will be evaluated based upon the following:
Experience in program development and review.
- Background in higher education, and experience with collaborative management that includes faculty and staff decision making, and evaluation of faculty.
- Experience in providing educational leadership in a multi-disciplinary environment with knowledge of transfer and career discipline requirements.
- Familiarity with and appreciation for the services within Student Development and Matriculation.
- Experience in policy administration, including budgeting and application of local, state, and federal regulations to the college’s student support programs.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a participatory governance and collective bargaining environment.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork, professional collaboration and resource sharing.
- Demonstrated facility in the use of technology and recognition of its importance, for both support service and administrative functions.
(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 community college students and staff.
Favorable, usually involves an office.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Note: First round interviews are anticipated to occur the week of July 23rd.
To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete on-line application (references to résumés or other uploaded documents within the on-line application will be considered an “incomplete” application; if any section does not apply, please enter “N/A”). The following document(s) should be assembled prior to completing the on-line SDCCD Academic / Vocational Application (these will need to be uploaded with your application):
COVER LETTER: Letter of Application (not to exceed four pages) organized around the qualifications listed in this job posting. Your letter should also include a description of how your education and experience in higher education have prepared you to be successful in this position
CURRICULUM VITAE or RÉSUMÉ: emphasizing experience, education, training and abilities directly related to the position
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: Submit three (3) letters of recommendation that directly address the applicant’s current and relevant experience for the position, written by individuals with firsthand knowledge of the applicant’s experience and background
UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS: Please submit a copy of all Master’s and/or Doctorate level degrees completed
SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time academic employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Contract employees become members of the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) upon appointment.
SELECTED CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT:
For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.sdccdjobs.com/
- 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)
- Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices
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