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Dean, Academic Innovation And Continuing Education
College of the Canyons

Date Posted Feb. 19, 2021
Title Dean, Academic Innovation And Continuing Education
University College of the Canyons
Santa Clarita, CA, United States
Department Education
Application Deadline Mar. 24, 2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Dean
  • Administration - Academic Unit
    Administration - Undergraduate Education

College of the Canyons

Dean, Academic Innovation And Continuing Education
An Educational Administrator Position
Position # ACA20-347
Review Date: March 24, 2021
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The Santa Clarita Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As presented in our District Strategic Plan, which focuses on Access, Engagement, and Success, "Equity, inclusion, and diversity are not goals in themselves, but ideologies embedded in all actions and planning across all departments and functions of our college and its two campuses.
College of the Canyons is part of the Santa Clarita Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 32,000 students each academic year. College of the Canyons has a diverse student population that reflects our focus on enhancing the educational attainment and economic well-being of the community we proudly serve.
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. The successful candidate must be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who share our commitment to closing equity gaps. The Santa Clarita Community College District seeks leaders possessing a strong grounding in academic and student services programs and a thorough understanding of the primary mission of the community college. We seek employees that value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, who are conscientious risk takers and transformational leaders guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.


Under the direction of the Associate Vice President of Instruction, the Dean, Academic Innovation and Continuing Education will lead a cross-functional team of college and community partners to create new and innovative curricular opportunities for students in support of continuing education, community education, adult education, inmate education, public safety training, and concurrent/dual enrollment.  This position is responsible for promoting instructional best practices through the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in support of student success.  During this evolving and uncertain time where pedagogy and andragogy must be flexible, the Dean will have the opportunity to design and lead efforts on how to best meet the ever-changing needs of our students and the workforce. Within the scope of this position, new responsibilities may be added or deleted based on District and community needs. 

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 or Ph.D. 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 years of successful full-time leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment; AND
A minimum of one year of successful full-time experience providing leadership for a major district-level initiative/program; AND

Completion of a leadership training program of at least one semester in duration.
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