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Dean, Automotive, Skilled Trades & Renewable Technology
San Diego Community College District

  • Sep. 6, 2017
  • Dean, Automotive, Skilled Trades & Renewable Technology
  • San Diego Community College District
    San Diego, CA
    United States
  • 9/28/2017
  • Available immediately
  • Dean
  • Administration - Executive
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San Diego Community College District

Dean, Automotive, Skilled Trades & Renewable Technology

Closing Date: 9/28/2017

Position Number:

Location: Continuing Education

Position Type: Academic

The Position:

Applications are now being accepted for a Dean of Automotive, Skilled Trades and Renewable Technology. Under the direction of the Vice President of Instruction, the Dean is responsible for planing, supervising, evaluating and managing the Non-Credit Auto Body & Paint, Auto Technician, Electronic Technician, Welding & Pipefitting, Plumbing, HVAC, Upholstery, Apprenticeship and Energy Efficient/Green Occupations program offerings at all SDCE locations. There are six (6) major SDCE campuses within the San Diego Community College District with a number of off-campus locations. Applicants should understand that they are subject to reassignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor.

Major Responsibilities:

Examples of Duties and required qualifications can be found on the linked Dean classification description.

The Dean is expected to meet the qualifications presented on the Dean classification description and displayed as Desired Qualifications and Training and Experience, as well as the Licensure upon completing the first six (6) months of employment in a Dean assignment.

Some of the following qualifications may be duplicates from the list on the linked Dean classification description. Those qualifications below that are not duplicates from the list on the linked Dean classification description are desired or preferred but not required.

The successful candidate must be able to handle the following duties and responsibilities:
1. Manage, evaluate, and coordinate the Non-Credit Auto Body & Paint, Auto Technician, Electronic Technician, Welding & Pipefitting, Plumbing, HVAC, Upholstery, Apprenticeship and Energy Efficient/Green Occupations programs in accordance with legal requirements, District policies and sound instructional principles and practices;
2. Supervise and coordinate assigned curriculum planning and development for classes and programs; communicate and interpret program objectives and offerings to potential students, community organizations, current students, staff, instructors and others;
3. Assume a leadership role in the hiring, evaluation, and retention of all program personnel;
4. Effectively manage enrollment through the preparation of faculty teaching
assignments and schedules in accordance with established District policy;
5. Initiate program review as necessary to determine the need for program revisions and new course offerings;
6. Initiate and participate in overall program planning;
7. Plan and monitor program budgets, including grants;
8. Serve as a member of District, SDCE, program, or other committees and task forces;
9. Attend conferences relevant to SDCE;
10. Participate in public information/ marketing activities;
11. Work with faculty, advisory committees, private industry, and public agencies to revise/develop programs and resources and to develop long-range strategic goals.
12. Provide leadership in implementing grant and initiative requirements, including Perkins, Strong Workforce, AEBG and BSI.


Incumbents are assigned to serve as site administrator for a large continuing education center which involves instruction and student services, including bookstore operations.
In compliance with policies adopted by the Board of Trustees, applicants for this position must show evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
1. Possession of a Masters degree from a regionally accredited institution; AND,
2. One (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrators assignment.

Desired Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have established the highest level of professional
competence evidenced by a combination of education, training, and/or experience in
Auto Body & Paint, Auto Technician, Electronic Technician, Welding & Pipefitting, Plumbing, HVAC, Upholstery, Apprenticeship and Energy Efficient/Green Occupations which clearly demonstrate the following:
1. Innovation: Demonstrated innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit that supports and
enhances the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
2. Program Development: Demonstrated experience aligning and growing established
academic and start up programs based on the organizations mission and resources.
3. Resource Management: Demonstrated experience taking an entrepreneurial
perspective pursuing ethical alternative funding sources inclusive of grant and foundation funding.
4. Communication: Demonstrated experience creating and maintaining open
communications regarding resources, priorities, and expectations within a shared
governance environment. Strong oral and written communication skills.
5. Collaboration: Demonstrated experience building and leveraging external networks
and partnerships to advance the mission, vision, and goals of areas of responsibility.
Demonstrated experience building collaborative partnerships between instructional programs within the organization that leverage resources and build capacity.
6. Budget Management: Demonstrated experience developing and administering
operating budgets, preparing financial reports, and ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations.
7. Project Management: Demonstrated experience initiating, implementing, and
coordinating multiple projects and priorities while meeting timelines.
8. Personnel Management: Strong and effective interpersonal skills in working with
district faculty and administration to ensure compliance with state and local policies and
9. Diversity: Demonstrated experience working with staff and students of great diversity in socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities
10. Professionalism: Demonstrated courage to take risks, make difficult decisions, and
accept responsibility.


Valid California drivers license
California 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.

To apply, visit:

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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