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Job ID: 109795

Dean, Career and College Transition
San Diego Community College District

Date Posted Aug. 1, 2018
Title Dean, Career and College Transition
University San Diego Community College District
Application Deadline 8/23/2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • San Diego, CA
    United States
  • Dean
  • Vocational/Technical
    Administration - Undergraduate Education

Dean, Career and College Transition

San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 8/23/2018

Position Number: 00120122

Location: Continuing Education

Position Type:

The Position:

Under the direction of a Vice President of Instruction/Student Services or other assigned manager, plan, organize and direct a major instructional, instructional support or student services program on a college campus or at a large continuing education site.

Incumbents in this classification are assigned to manage and provide leadership to a large instructional program involving a group of academic subject areas, a large continuing education program, an instructional support or a student services program employing certificated personnel such as academic support, student affairs, student development, student affairs/matriculation or student services. Dean positions may supervise staff directly or through first-line supervisors, such as Associate Deans.

Plan, organize, coordinate, manage and evaluate an assigned instructional or instructional support program in accordance with legal requirements, District policies and sound instructional/guidance principles and practices.

Establish overall objectives and plans; initiate and participate in overall program planning; assess needs for new programs/services; facilitate their development and implementation in accordance with established approval guidelines and budgets.

Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.

Major Responsibilities:


Incumbents are assigned to serve as site administrator for a large continuing education center which involves instruction and student services, including bookstore operations. They also perform the following:

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.

Manage student services such as enrollment, records, registration, counseling and matriculation services; maintain liaison with college counseling program to ensure a matriculation program for students desiring to enter college; assure the maintenance of accurate records for students pursuing a course of study for high school graduation; assure the development, evaluation and improvement of classes, based upon community needs; establish fees for classes according to established guidelines; approve the selection of textbooks, visual aides and other instructional materials; assure the timely development of class schedules; direct the review and revision of materials for college catalog related to assigned area(s); assign instructors according to qualifications, scheduling requirements and established work load standards; evaluate program and effect changes as needed; coordinate security, custodial and grounds maintenance with operations and police staff.


The minimum qualifications for service as an educational administrator shall be both of the following:
(a) Possession of a masters degree;
(b) One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrators administrative assignment.

Desired Qualifications:


Principles and techniques of leadership, instructing, training, counseling and supervising.

Goals and objectives of assigned programs.

Program and staff evaluation principles.

Governance systems for California community college districts

Supervision, management and public administration principles.

Budget, accounting and fund-raising principles.

Local, state and federal laws governing programs and services of community college districts.

Trends in educational program offerings.

Content and course outlines.

Delivery systems for instructional and instructional support programs and services.

Goals of the Districts educational master plan.

Districts collective bargaining process.

Technical aspects of field of specialty.

Current trends outside program which affect program.

District organization, policies and procedures.

Public relations and marketing techniques.

Skills and Abilities:

Maintain excellent interpersonal relations with college, program and District staff, students and community groups.

Train, select, assign, supervise and evaluate staff.

Develop and direct delivery systems and implementation procedures for assigned programs and services.

Develop and control budgets.

Demonstrate analytical and assessment abilities.

Influence and persuade people to follow a prescribed course of action.

Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

1. Demonstrated knowledge, experience and success coordinating career and college transition services.
2. Demonstrated ability and experience in managing grant-funded programs and projects including grant metric evaluations, fiscal/budget development and oversight, and the reporting of grant outcomes.
3. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in hiring, supervising, evaluating and disciplining faculty and classified staff.
4. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with administrators, faculty and staff involved in workforce development initiatives and career and college transition services.
5. Demonstrated ability to collect, retrieve, and interpret various data to inform programs and specific funding sources including the Adult Education Block Grant (AEBG) and the Strong Workforce Program (SWP).
6. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with faculty and staff to assess, evaluate, monitor, and document student progress and success utilizing appropriate research and data management methods and tools.
7. Demonstrated experience directing and/or implementing career services such as employment readiness, career assessment, internship development and job placement. 8. Demonstrated experience working with participatory governance.
9. Evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills.


Valid California drivers license

California Community College Supervisory Credential. (if possess)

Pay Information:

Range 18 ($8,685.11 $13,925.96) 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.

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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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