Dean, Career Education

$131,612 - $140,170 yearly
  • Santa Clara, CA, USA
  • Apr 26, 2018
Full time Engineering

Job Description

The Division of Career Education is seeking a talented leader to fill the position of Dean. The Dean will plan, organize, direct and coordinate the activities of college instructional and student services programs in the Career Education division (Child Development, Fire Protection, Hospitality Management, and Workforce), including career, transfer and non-credit curricula and programs.

Mission College, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, is seeking a dynamic leader who thrives in a fast-paced and innovative environment. Recognized as both a Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution, Mission College is known for the strength of our academic programs and faculty as well as our equity-minded and student-focused approach that combines high-tech and high-touch.

Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.

Assignment

100% of full time, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year, with anticipated start date of July 9, 2018. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This position is an Educational Administrator and part of the Administrative employee unit.

Work Location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA.

Salary and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Range:

  • $131,612 –$140,170 annually (Administrative Salary Schedule, Range 25, Steps A-C).
    *Annual salary step increases to maximum of salary range, $164,079 (Administrative Salary Schedule, Range 25, Step G)

Benefits include:

  • Additional compensation: $1,500 for doctorate added to base salary annually, to be prorated on a monthly basis.
  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse and/or dependents.
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
  • Voluntary life insurance.
  • 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
  • 22 days vacation leave accrued annually (25 days after 5 years).
  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually.
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
  • Professional development and renewal leave.
  • $500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
  • CalSTRS retirement.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

1. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

2. Equivalent to a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in education or a field related to specific area of assignment.

3. Five years of increasingly responsible experience in instruction at a college level; including two years of administrative and management responsibility.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will also demonstrate the following desired qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years of successful, full-time teaching experience at the post-secondary level in at least one of the areas of assignment including Child Development, Fire Protection, Hospitality Management, Workforce, or related fields.
  • Demonstrated experience leading an academic department.
  • Broad experience in budgeting, marketing, establishing community relations and partnerships, course scheduling, curriculum, facilities development, technology and the hiring, development and supervision of faculty and staff.
  • Demonstrated experience in securing and/or administering grants, especially Perkins, SWP, or AEBG.
  • Ability to design, develop, and implement programs, pathways and services for students that are relevant to their goals for transfer to a four-year institution or for obtaining degrees and/or certificates in academic and/or Career Technical Education.
  • Experience working collaboratively with stakeholders in the college community in a participatory governance environment.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of curriculum development and approval, and enrollment management in institutions of higher education.
  • Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building, and conflict resolution.
  • Academic, career/transfer education, transfer, and developmental education including non-traditional methods of instruction.
  • Process and standards of accreditation, and requirements and techniques of outcomes assessment.
  • Principles and practices of collective bargaining, contract negotiation and administration.
  • Modern pedagogical and instructional design for various instructional methods including online, supplemental, and non-credit.
  • Principles and practices of participatory governance and effective practices of adult teaching and learning.
  • Pertinent local, state and federal rules, regulations, and laws.
  • Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment.
  • Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management.
  • Budgeting procedures and techniques.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management.

Ability to:

  • Organize and direct the operations and activities of the college’s instructional programs and/or student support services.
  • On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve department related issues; remember various rules and procedures; and explain and interpret policy.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone; write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
  • Interpret and apply district, division and department policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop and implement department goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.
  • Plan, organize and direct instructional and student support programs, services, and initiatives relative to area of assignment.
  • Direct, oversee, and participate in the development of the department work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor workflow; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures.
  • Prepare the department budget; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; administer the approved budget.
  • Recommend the appointment of faculty and staff; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures as required; monitor faculty contracts to assure accordance with association contract and district policies; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the department.
  • Oversee the accurate development, approval and implementation of college curriculum; participate in the coordination, preparation, publication, and distribution of the college catalog and schedule of classes.
  • Ensure instructional programs and support services are regularly assessed for evidence of student learning and achievement, particularly in terms of student outcomes and adherence to standards of accreditation; participate in developing and implementing enrollment performance goals.
  • Manage and oversee functions associated with area of assignment, which may include library, tutorial center, and instructional support labs.
  • Initiate, support and participate in efforts to secure local, state or federal grant funding for college programs and services; ensure that grants are implemented according to approved plans and that reporting requirements are met in a timely manner.
  • Represent the department and division to outside agencies and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
  • Research and prepare technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence.
  • Coordinate the selection, use, and maintenance of equipment and facilities assigned to the division.
  • Plan and coordinate course schedules in response to the needs of students and within the district’s enrollment targets; manage enrollment to maximize use of faculty loads, operating budgets, and space resources.
  • May oversee revenue-generating classes, programs, and activities.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other district employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust, and respect.
  • Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Working Conditions Other Duties Physical Demands Applicant Information

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

  • Interested applicants must submit online all materials requested, including: (1) A completed online West Valley-Mission Community College District application; (2) Resume; (3) Unofficial copies of transcripts; (4) Cover letter and/or reference list, if requested; and (5) Any requested licenses or certificates, if applicable.
  • All sections of the online application, including Education and Educational Work History, must be completed thoroughly.
  • Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Do NOT send unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will be removed from your application and will not be used for consideration of employment.
  • The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.

ABOUT TRANSCRIPTS:

  • If a minimum requirement is possession of a degree, then a copy of transcripts is required to be included with your application to verify the degree being awarded. If no transcripts are included, the application may be screened as not meeting minimum requirements.
  • Degrees must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Candidates with degrees earned outside of the United States must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course of the transcripts) and must be submitted with this online application.
  • If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at an office supply or copy store; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application.
  • Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

For assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Attn: Recruitment
14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: (408) 741-2653 Fax: (408) 867-9059
Email: Jobs@wvm.edu

Selection Process

SELECTION PROCESS INFORMATION:

  • After the deadline date, a committee will review and evaluate applications and supporting materials to select the applicants to be interviewed. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview.
  • All candidates will receive an e-notification to acknowledge receipt of their application materials. If not contacted within 3-6 weeks following the close of the recruitment, no suitable match was determined at this time.
  • Travel expenses to attend first-level interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • Application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned or duplicated.
  • The District may choose to re-advertise or indefinitely delay filling a position. Some positions may include first and second level interviews.
  • The District reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants.
  • Any tentative verbal offer of employment is contingent upon formal approval of the college Governing Board.
  • Upon hire the successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United States.

EEO STATEMENT:
West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ a diverse workforce who will contribute to an inclusive and welcoming educational and employment environment. The District is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, genetic information, ancestry, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, military or veteran status, and medical condition consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Special Instructions to the Applicant Posting Detail Information

Posting Number FY17/18-778FT Open Date 04/18/2018 Close Date 05/10/2018

Requisition Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe your participation, training, and/or experience that has prepared you for leadership for instructional programs in career technical education.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe your experience in enhancing student equity, success, and retention for diverse and underserved student populations.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Briefly describe your experience and success in the following areas: Community college curriculum regulations and review, Development of guided student pathways and student centered class schedules, Accreditation standards focused on effective program review, student learning outcomes, and assessment cycles for continuous improvement.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your leadership style. Describe how your style works in a participatory governance environment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe your vision for aligning Mission College offerings in Career Technical Education with industry and higher education needs and trends.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts

Optional Documents

  1. Additional Transcripts
  2. Other Related Licenses or Certificates

When applying, please note that you saw the job posted on the NOVA Job Board. If you need help with your resumé, please see a NOVA Career Advisor.

Deadline to Apply

May 10, 2018