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College of the Canyons

Date Posted Jun. 18, 2019
University College of the Canyons
Santa Clarita, CA, United States
Department Educational Administrator
Application Deadline Jul. 29, 2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Dean
  • Administration - Academic Unit

College of the Canyons is seeking a full time Division Dean in the School of Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering. The ideal candidate will share our college’s commitment to educating the more than 32,000 racially and socioeconomically diverse students we enroll each year.  Currently, our student body is approximately 45.4 percent Latino/Hispanic, 32.2 % White, 6.3 % Asian, 5.5 % African-American, 4.5 % Pacific Islander, 2 % multi-ethnic, and less than 1 % Native American. The college was designated a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2015, reflecting our focus on enhancing the educational attainment and economic well-being of the community we proudly serve.  As one of 20 community colleges in the state selected for the California Guided Pathways Project, we are focused on enhancing equity and implementing policies and practices that help all students achieve successful academic outcomes.


Educational Administrator
Review Date: July 29, 2019

Under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Division Dean, Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering provides administrative supervision and directs the operations of the instructional division as part of the School of Mathematics, Sciences and Health Professions. Provides leadership in the Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering area for teaching excellence and student learning, with the goal of student success and continuous improvement of programs and services. Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Manages, coordinates, develops, evaluates, and executes a variety of programs, projects and activities related to Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering. Acts as the district’s Chemical Hygiene Officer. Within the scope of this position, new components may be added or deleted based on district or community needs.

Duties of the Position:
Manages the overall operations of the Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering Division. Provides supervision to the faculty and staff of the division including but not limited to the following departments/programs within the division: Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics, Astronomy, Computer Science, Geography, Geology, Geographic Information Systems, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, Engineering and a variety of teaching laboratories, and other departments as assigned.
Develops the strategic plan for the Division with input from department chairs and program supervisors. Plans both short-term and long-term goals for the division as well as the impact of new program offerings.
Acts as the district’s Chemical Hygiene Officer. Works closely with appropriate instructional administrators to ensure proper implementation of the district’s Chemical Hygiene Plan.
Plans, develops, and administers program budgets and expenditures. Strategically allocates resources to support division needs. Identifies and secures outside funding opportunities for the division. Coordinates the procurement and execution of grant and contract funds by preparing grant applications, budgets and reports for local, state and federal grants. Prepares and submits all related financial reports for related funds in a timely manner.
Administers and promotes curriculum development with faculty to respond to student and community needs, including establishment and use of student learning outcomes. Ensures assessment of the use of those outcomes. Reviews, evaluates, and approves Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering credit and noncredit courses through regular credit class schedules and the Personal & Professional Learning (or Continuing Education) Department.
Recommends the final schedule of classes to the Academic Affairs office and ensures it meets the needs of students utilizing the resources available using a Guided Pathways framework. Takes into consideration the recommendations from department chairs and works with staff to produce accurate schedules, program and catalog information, and multi-year instructional plans in support of student completion and the Guided Pathways (Canyons Completes) framework. Reviews with faculty the selection and approval of textbooks, supplies, materials, equipment maintenance and inventory.
Leads the innovation and continual improvement of the College’s academic programs through effective communication, overseeing instructional program planning and systematic program reviews. Recommends changes to maintain relevance of division programs.
Ensures that policies and procedures are followed as required and stipulated in college policies, administrative procedures, program certification and accreditation, articulation activities with colleges and universities, and local, state and federal guidelines.
Assists with the institutional accreditation process. Monitors and communicates changes to the Academic Affairs office related to accreditation standards. Conducts research and participates in college research. Prepares reports for state licensing boards, grants and contracts, program and college accreditation, including self-evaluations.
Leads processes including hiring, orienting, scheduling, and evaluating faculty and staff. Ensures compliance with AB 1725, Education Code, Title V, labor agreements, college policies, and accreditation rules and regulations. Promotes, encourages, and provides opportunities for staff development and participation in community outreach activities.
Conducts needs analyses, market surveys and other research to identify viable and sustainable courses, programs and majors not currently offered. Works collaboratively with deans, department chairs, faculty and other relevant staff and external agencies to implement quality programs into the curriculum and schedule of classes.
Promotes and markets the instructional programs within the division. Works collaboratively with relevant programs and faculty to establish partnerships and linkages with business, industry, and community organizations and other educational institutions in the procurement of internship opportunities to identify emerging skills and trends.
Assists in the recruitment of students within the division’s curricular offerings and services. Serves as an advocate for students.
Develops and maintains relationships with regional educational institutions, and appropriate community-based organizations related to Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering. Assists faculty in the development of advisory committees and provides guidance in working with advisory committees.
Serves as first-line administrator in resolving complaints pertaining to division faculty, curricular, and co-curricular issues. Organizes and chairs division meetings; facilitates group discussions and involves faculty and staff in idea generation, goal setting and decision-making.
Works closely with College services such as financial aid, tutoring, counseling and other programs and services for students. Interprets Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering program requirements and objectives to other college departments.
Serves on relevant campus-wide committees including enrollment management, strategic planning, student learning outcomes, budget development and management, program review, and program advisory groups such as the College Planning Team, Deans Council meetings, Management Advisory Council and numerous others as required. Participates in professional organizations.
Performs duties as Night Administrator when required.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


(Requirements 1 and 2 must be met in order to qualify for the position):

Education (Requirement #1):

Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a discipline reasonably related to the assignment, doctorate in educational leadership preferred; (See our website for evaluation requirements for units and degrees earned at foreign institutions)

Experience (Requirement #2):
Option #1
Two (2) years of academic administrative experience in an institution of higher education reasonably related to the assignment OR

Option #2
A minimum of two (2) years of successful leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s assignment; AND
A minimum of one (1) year of successful experience providing leadership for a major district-level initiative/program; AND
Completion of a leadership training program of at least one (1) semester in duration.

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Application Process: Application materials must be submitted by the end of the day in the Human Resources Offices on July 29, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to complete their application online. Please visit our website at

If you require assistance, please call the Human Resources Office at (661)362-3427 or our TTY Line at (661)362-5178. Applicants may check the status of their application online and may expect to be notified within approximately 4 weeks following the review date as to the status of their application.

The Santa Clarita Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected basis under the law.

Applicants who have disabilities who need accommodation in order to complete the selection process should contact the Human Resources office directly at (661) 362-3427.

  • The Santa Clarita Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected basis under the law.

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