Dean, Academic Services & Fine Performing and Communication Arts Pathways (Fresno City College)
State Center Community College District
Closing Date: 2/7/2020 at 11:55 PM
Campus Location: Fresno City College
Start Date: 12/21/2019
Essential Functions: At Fresno City College we value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. We prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college. The successful academic manager will be an equity-minded individual committed to student success by collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also dedicated to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who:
Understands the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
Reframes inequities as a problem of practice and views the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
Encourages positive race-consciousness and embraces human difference;
Reflects on institutional and teaching practices and aims to create a culturally responsive teaching environment; and
Strategically builds buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.
Fresno City College seeks a dynamic, kind, visionary, and equity-minded leader who values mentorship with the experience, work ethic, and academic credentials to actualize our commitment to educational excellence and leadership in higher education. The academic manager will work in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. The ideal candidate will share the college's commitment to closing equity and academic gaps for its diverse student population. The successful candidate will join a campus that demonstrates its dedication to students and employees through faculty/classified professionals-led affinity groups, equity-minded professional development opportunities, and a robust offering of culturally diverse events, including a speakers' forum, faculty-driven colloquium, and Institutional Development of Equity, Access and Success (IDEAS) Summit, dedicated to issues of social justice. The college strongly encourages collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. Fresno City College academic managers are expected to be knowledgeable about change theory, cognitive science, research-based, successful learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve.
The ideal candidate will share Fresno City College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. As of Fall 2018, we currently enroll over 25,000 students in which 57% identify as Latinx, 7% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 5% as Black/African American, 21% as White, 1% as American Indian/Alaska Native, and 8% as multiracial. Fresno City College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a campus dedicated to the use of curriculum responsive to the students it serves.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Dean, Academic Services & Fine Performing and Communication Arts Pathways will guide the division in its commitment to achieving educational equity for its students at Fresno City College. We prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. SCCCD seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.
Working with our dedicated faculty and classified professionals, the new Dean, Academic Services & Fine Performing and Communication Arts Pathways will champion our students' quest to improve their lives and their communities. The successful candidate will join a community that is committed to academic achievement, student equity, inclusiveness, collaboration, transparency, and shared leadership among all constituency groups: students, faculty, classified professionals, and administrators.
The Dean, Academic Services & Fine Performing and Communication Arts Pathways will work with a successful, equity-minded, and experienced leadership team.
Duties and Responsibilities Under the general direction of the Vice President of Instruction and College President and in accordance with the provisions of the Education Code, the rules, and regulations of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, and the policies of the District, the Dean, Academic Services & Fine Performing and Communication Arts Pathways is responsible for the advancement of effective instructional programming, including scheduling, program development, Guided Pathway development efforts and work required for regional alignment. The Dean will collaborate with other deans, faculty and staff to advance the State Chancellor's Vision for Success and the College's goals.
The Dean will be responsible for the various departments/disciplines under the Fine Performing and Communications Arts Division, including; Art, Communication, Dance, Film, Forensics, Journalism, Music, Theatre Arts and will perform the following duties:
Provide leadership in working with faculty to assess student learning outcomes as they relate to courses and programs;
Promote the assessment of student learning outcomes in order to determine the effectiveness of student learning;
Work with faculty and administration to ensure resources and staff development are provided to promote student success;
Facilitate the development of new programs in collaboration with faculty;
Work closely with Director, Dual Enrollment to advance the College Goal 2 Community Collaboration by promoting dual enrollment with our K12 partners;
Work closely with Guided Pathways and Equity Committees to advance the State Chancellor's Vision for Success;
Provide sustained leadership in curriculum improvement through regular program review, evaluation, revision, and attention to relevance;
Develop course schedules and schedule teaching assignments in collaboration with department chairs;
Monitor enrollment and make adjustments according to enrollment trends and fiscal realities;
Establish and maintain educational, community, and business relationships that benefit instructional programs within the division;
Assist in the hiring process of faculty and classified staff and recommend personnel actions to supervisor according to board policies and procedures;
Ensure the evaluation of faculty and staff is completed in accordance with established bargaining agreements and district policies and procedures;
Support department chairs in the recruitment and hiring of adjunct faculty;
Develop budget recommendations and administer budgets;
Provide guidance and leadership for department chairs, coordinators, faculty, and other staff;
Work collaboratively with student services programs and personnel;
Promote the programs of the division in the community;
Prepare annual goals, participate in planning activities, and facilitate completion of goals;
Serve as a liaison between division faculty and administration;
Participate in regional and statewide educational activities as appropriate to the division;
Work with K-12, college, and university partners in the development of career and/or transfer pathways;
Facilitate grant applications of areas of responsibility;
Rotate as an evening dean providing on-campus supervision;
Participate as a member of management council, dean's council, and other college and/or district committees as assigned; and
Perform additional administrative duties and services as requested and assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices; AND
Possession of an earned masters degree from an accredited college or university;
One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrators administrative assignment.
Possession of a valid California Community College Supervisory Credential.
Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity;
Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusions of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
Willingness to examine and remediate ones relational practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
Experience working with a diverse student population;
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing;
Related work and professional experience;
Earned masters degree from an accredited college or university in any discipline or related area taught in the division;
Equivalent to at least five years of full-time teaching and/or professional experience in any of the disciplines taught in the division;
Evidence of commitment to the mission of the California Community Colleges and the mission of Fresno City College;
Evidence of a commitment to teaching/learning and the vision of a learning-centered institution and community;
Experience teaching, coordinating, supporting, scheduling, and staffing of lecture and laboratory classes;
Demonstrated understanding of how technology can support learning and a record of support for technological advancements and innovation;
Ability to collaborate with internal constituencies, employers and community agencies in curriculum and program development;
Ability to acquire and administer external funding for support of programs in the division;
Evidence of effective planning in the management, supervision, and evaluation of the work of others;
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds, including faculty, students, classified professionals, and administrators;
Demonstrated commitment to participatory governance, consensus building, and team approach to management;
Evidence of the application of principles and practices of administrative organization and management, planning, and supervising and evaluating the work of others;
Ability to use organizational skills that enable the performance of duties in a timely fashion with attention to detail;
Demonstrated experience in managing financial resources effectively, including determining how best to utilize resources and managing budgets and expenditures;
Experience with Microsoft Office products or with a similar suite of word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation software;
Familiarity with the standards of accreditation established by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC);
Familiarity with the statutory and regulatory requirements of California Community Colleges;
Evidence of successful management of grants and major projects;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships;
Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth; and
Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.
Conditions of Employment: 223 duty days and 22 vacation days for a total of 245 days.
Salary and Benefits: Salary is $118,157 $147,416 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,082 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS).
Selection Procedure: Applications will be screened by Human Resources for completeness and to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement, a selection committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who will be invited to interview.
The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the recommended candidates. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President of Instruction and College President for final interviews.
A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.
State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants. SCCCD EEO Plan
For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1171 Fulton St, Fresno, California, 93721, (559) 243-7100. For information on Fresno City College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to Position No. FFPCA-DEAN.
Submission of application and related materials is the applicants responsibility and must be submitted through the districts online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.
Additional Information: This is an academic management position, exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, with responsibility for formulation and implementation of district policies, regulations, budget decisions, and supervision of personnel including assignment of work, evaluation of performance, adjusting grievances, recommending hiring, transfer, suspension, layoff, recall, promotion, and termination.
The State Center Community College District (SCCCD) values the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. We prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to the professional educational community. We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at SCCCD, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.
FRESNO CITY COLLEGE About the College As the very first community college in California, Fresno City College has a proud history of leadership in education and preparing generations of students for their future. Fresno City College is nestled near the lively Tower District and minutes from downtown Fresno, brick buildings and towering trees tell the long story of this historic institution. It is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, classified professionals, and students. The college takes responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all students.
MISSION As Californias first community college, Fresno City College provides quality, innovative educational programs and support services directed toward the enhancement of student success, lifelong learning and the economic, social, and cultural development of our students and region.
VISION STATEMENT As educational leaders in the community, Fresno City College faculty, classified professionals, and students will engage in a partnership to transform lives through education.
CORE VALUES Growth We are committed to sharing and exploring new ideas through collaboration, respect for diversity, promoting equity, and professional development.
Leadership We are leaders in our community, dedicated to behaving ethically, committed to open communication, and good stewards of our resources.
Success We champion excellence, quality, celebrating individual differences, and providing a positive and supportive environment for all.
State Center Community College District is committed to lifelong learning and success for all students by providing accountable, accessible, innovative and quality educational programs and services that enable productive citizenship in a diverse, global society.