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Dean, Physical Education and Athletics
Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Date Posted Oct. 2, 2018
Title Dean, Physical Education and Athletics
University Foothill-De Anza Community College District
Department Physical Education and Athletics
Application Deadline 11/9/2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Los Altos Hills, CA
    United States
  • Dean
  • Education
    Health Sciences

Dean, Physical Education and Athletics

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Posting #: 18-038

Campus: De Anza College

Close/Initial Review Date: 11/9/2018

Open Until Filled: No


Full Salary Range: $121,787.29 - $171,366.95 annually*
*Actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience (Customary Hiring Range: $121,787.29-$134,270.49 annually). In addition, candidates with verified educational units beyond the minimum qualification may qualify for additional pay, up to $564 per contract month. NOTE: The salary advertised with this position is based on the 2017-2018 salary schedule. Effective July 1,2018 through June 30, 2019, the position will receive an additional temporary 5% increase. On July 1, 2019 salaries will revert to the 2017-2018 salary schedule unless another agreement is reached.

Initial Review Date: 11/9/18**
**Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the management position above.

De Anza College Mission Statement:
De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:
  • Communication and expression
  • Information literacy
  • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
  • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness

Reporting to the Vice President of Instruction, provides culturally responsive administrative leadership and delivery of program objectives for the Physical Education and Athletics division of the college. This position is responsible for ensuring a demonstrated commitment to and alignment with institutional core competencies, multicultural education, equity, and culturally responsive practices across the division.

The position includes leadership of the division and consists of both general education courses and athletic teams.

The Dean is responsible for the vision and leadership of the division. This position hires, evaluates, budgets, schedules, monitors and analyzes enrollment, productivity, recruitment, arbitration of conflicts, and compliance with legal obligations.
The dean is responsible for and implementation of division goals and objectives and is responsible for organizing and coordinating divisional programs; including the oversight and preparation of the divisions class schedules.

This position also makes operational decisions, coordinates division needs with college services throughout the campus and the district. The Dean determines the allocation of department funds, and works with College Services to schedules and monitor the use of facilities by class, sports teams and outside groups.

The Dean is responsible for the supervision of full- and part-time faculty, classified professionals, temporary and student employees, and volunteers.

The following duties and responsibilities are typical but not limited to the following:
  • Provides vision, creativity, and leadership to the division as it meets the educational needs of the departments, division and learning community.
  • Supports, implements and promotes compliance with the campus and district's Equity Plans in all aspects of employment and education; encourages cultural and ethnic diversity in staffing, curriculum, programs and services.
  • Administer personnel policies and practices.
  • Manage assignments, enrollment, and evaluate load for full-time and part-time faculty.
  • Develop, implement and manage division budget.
  • Support the development of innovative and effective curriculum in course scheduling.
  • Cultivate relationships and coordinate responsibilities with Counseling, Student Activities, Adaptive Physical Education, Student Government, Buildings and Grounds, Campus Security, and other college staff.
  • Identify and resolve issues and concerns that interfere with the daily operations of the academic unit using best practices in inclusive communications and conflict resolutions strategies.
  • Participate in campus and district committees and provide information for advisory and athletic commissions.
  • Ensure compliance with standards, codes, regulations and laws impacting the division's programs, services, activities and facilities.
  • Administer and oversee the use of social media, public relations, community outreach and fundraising efforts.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Quality principles of trust, teamwork and collaboration.
  • Principles of practices of higher education organizations and structures.
  • Principles and practices of management and supervision.
  • Mission and goals of community colleges.
  • Concepts and principles of student learning.
  • Intellectual and pragmatic demands and concerns of the various disciplines.
  • Support of curriculum development.
  • Working knowledge of all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and contracts, such as Title IX, Federal regulations on Gender Equity, Curriculum Development, and Title V Standards.
  • District policies and procedures.
  • Safety and health standards for operating a physical education facility.
  • Social media, public relations and fundraising as they relate to college programs and athletics.

Skills and Abilities:
  • Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including complex proposals and presentations.
  • Supervise and/or manage a complex division serving a diverse student population.
  • Lead, advocate and network in the interest of the Division.
  • Strong supervisory skills.
  • Proven leadership management.
  • Handle difficult and sensitive issues and problems and resolve conflicts.
  • Motivational and mediation skills preferred.
  • Interpret and apply rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Implement concepts of shared governance.
  • Train, assign, supervise, evaluate and develop staff.
  • Culturally responsive interpersonal communication and team building skills.
  • Community outreach and collaboration.
  • Provide guidance in culturally responsive leadership, curriculum development, program management, and teaching and learning strategies.
  • Identify and support the development of culturally responsive athletic and academic success and retention.

  • Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  • Master's Degree from an accredited institution in Physical Education or related field.
  • One (1) year of leadership experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Leadership experience in a higher education environment.
  • Administrator experience.
  • Experience working with and on behalf of student-athletes.
  • Experience in fundraising for college programs and athletics.


  • Typical office environment; subject to outdoor activities to supervise programs

Physical Abilities:
  • Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone and make presentations.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
  • Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  • Sitting for extending periods of time.
  • Bending at the waist.
  • Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

  • A District on-line application on *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.
  • A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our Applicant Information to assist with technical difficulties at:

Position: Full-Time, Contract, 12-months per year
Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.

Annual salary plus benefits; excellent benefits package which includes coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:

Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022

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