The Position: Applications are now being accepted for the position of Dean of Student Development and Matriculation at San Diego City College. The position reports to the Vice President for Student Services. The planned start date is as soon as possible following the hiring process, but no later than February 1, 2018. The Dean provides leadership for the implementation of programs and services required to comply with California State Senate Bill 1456 and other student success related mandates. The position is responsible for coordinating, supervising, administering, and evaluating programs and services focused on strengthening support for entering students and improving completion rates for all students. This assignment includes the coordination of student success and support programs and services. This also includes assessment; orientation, counseling, follow-up, advisement and transition services. The assignment includes the oversight of programs such as Counseling, Student Support Services Program (SSSP), Student Transition Services (Career and Transfer Center), Admissions and Records, First Year Services, Outreach Office, Assessment, and International Students. Duties also include providing leadership for faculty and staff in offering quality educational services to students; supervising and evaluating the performance of assigned personnel working closely with the department chairs and directors to identify resource needs and program priorities; serving as a liaison with leaders in the community to determine needs for new courses; participating in shared governance; and administration of the division. While the current vacancy exists at City College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor.
Major Responsibilities: DEAN STUDENT DEVELOPMENT:These incumbents are assigned to Student Services and manage student development programs and services such as admissions, records, registration, veterans certification, counseling and matriculation services at a comprehensive college site. They also perform the following:Implement and administer college matriculation services including admission, orientation, skills assessment, advisement, student follow-up and program evaluation; develop and coordinate advisement and counseling activities in support of student retention programs.Provide leadership for faculty and staff whose principal functions are to provide instruction and services to students.Initiate program development and work directly with department chairs and directors to plan for curriculum additions, modifications, and deletions.Set priorities for resource needs.Provide program analysis and multi-year instructional plans.Participates in strategic and long-range instructional planning. Lead Student Services further down the path of equity by understanding the needs of our disproportionately impacted groups.Maintain current knowledge of new developments and innovations in community colleges and higher education and recommend changes to maintain relevance of Division programs and services and to meet student and community needs.Direct the evaluation of facilities and equipment and recommend improvements.Communicate and interpret program objectives and offerings to potential students, other two-year and four-year institutions, community organizations, students, staff, instructors and others.Screen, interview, select, assign, supervise and evaluate regular and substitute faculty and staff; plan, coordinate and provide orientation and in-service education for professional development of assigned staff.Prepare staff assignments and schedules; assign work location in accordance with established District policy.Develop annual budget recommendations according to established procedures; monitor and control assigned program budgets; initiate special fund requests.Serve as a member of District, site or other committees and task forces; maintain liaison with other site and District administration to assure proper coordination of activities; promote sharing of ideas and communication of successful operating practices with others in similar positions inside and outside the District.Represent the District and participate at the local, State and national levels in organizations and activities that improve, promote and publicize District instructional/instructional support programs.Coordinate and direct special projects as assigned; initiate studies and conduct analyses as necessary to determine the need for new or modified course offerings, programs or services.Prepare reports and make presentations as necessary; assure the preparation, distribution and maintenance of required reports, records and files.Coordinate and facilitate the resolution of student, instructor and staff conflicts, complaints and grievances.Perform related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: The minimum qualifications for service as an educational administrator shall be both of the following:(a) Possession of a masters degree; AND(b) One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrators administrative assignment.
Desired Qualifications: 1. Demonstrated experience providing leadership for student services programs designed to enhance the probability of success (such as college personal growth skills classes, Counseling Career and Transfer Services and specially funded programs for special populations, graduation evaluations and matriculation, student support and student success). 2. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with supervising student success programs. 3. Demonstrated ability to integrate student services and instructional services to achieve the college mission. 4. Demonstrated ability to effectively organize and coordinate projects/programs designed to promote student success in a postsecondary institution. 5. Demonstrated experience in and knowledge of higher education integrated planning, program review and accreditation. 6. Demonstrated experience supervising, evaluating and providing leadership to counseling faculty and support staff in a post secondary institution. 7. Demonstrated ability to manage complex budgets and projects. 8. Knowledge of and experience in the use of computer applications for the delivery of student services. 9. Ability to develop and maintain partnerships with secondary schools, 4-year colleges/universities and community based organizations. 10. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. 11. Experience working with diverse student groups, including those with different levels of academic preparation, physical abilities and learning abilities. 12. A personal commitment to cultural proficiency and demonstrated ability to work effectively with a very diverse student body.Training and Experience:Any combination of training and experience equivalent to: qualification for a California Community College Supervisor Credential and three years of increasingly responsible and directly related management or supervisory experience in an institution of higher education.
Licenses: Valid California drivers licenseCalifornia Community College Supervisory Credential.
Pay Information: Range 18 ($8,543.29 $13,698.57) per month based on the current Management Salary Schedule.
Initial salary placement is commensurate with related experience and promotional rules. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid: medical, dental, and vision plans; sick and vacation leave; and opportunities for professional development. Initial Salary Placement, Promoted or transferred employees will be placed as specified in the Management Employees Handbook. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. A temporary probationary period will be applied to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.
All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
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The San Diego Community College District serves 130,000 students annually through three two-year colleges and six Continuing Education campuses. The three colleges, San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges, offer associate degrees and certificates in occupational programs that prepare students for entry-level jobs, and arts and sciences programs that transfer to four-year colleges and universit...ies. Continuing Education offers adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. The District also provides education to over 145,000 service personnel at military bases in 24 states.
The Continuing Education campuses offer adults the opportunity to renew their learning experiences through noncredit vocational, basic skills, life skills, and enrichment classes at sites throughout the city. A number of special programs are unique to the city, including KSDS-FM all-jazz radio, the Center for Competitive and Applied Technologies, and the Workplace Learning Resource Center.
The San Diego Community College District is governed by its five-member, locally elected Board of Trustees and three student members serving on a rotating basis. Shared governance activities involve faculty, students, and staff in the development of solutions to key policy and budget issues. The five trustees are elected in even-numbered years to four-year terms by the voters of San Diego. The Chancellor, the District's chief executive officer, is responsible for carrying out the policies approved by the Board of Trustees.
The District is in the midst of $1.555 billion in new construction and renovations at the three colleges and Continuing Education campuses throughout the city.
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