DEAN OF ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS (Career & Technical Education)
DEAN OF ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS
(Career & Technical Education)
OPEN UNTIL FILLED – APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MARCH 9, 2021 FOR FIRST REVIEW DATE OF MARCH 10, 2021
For more information and to apply visit our career site: https://peraltaccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/5360
The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures or practices.
The Chancellor is pleased to announce the official search process to identify and select a DEAN OF ACADEMIC AND STUDENT AFFAIRS for Laney College. The Peralta Colleges are located in the beautiful Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area, an area which leads the world in technology and innovation. This District is seeking an individual who will become part of the Chancellor’s team responsible for implementing an ambitious agenda in advanced training and higher education to serve all segments of a culturally diverse urban community. The District serves six cities in the East Bay. The Peralta colleges have a reputation for developing effective approaches to serving the varied interests and needs of the community. The District was founded in 1964, serves 29,000 students, and is one of the top community college districts in California in transferring students into the University of California system.
Laney College is one of four, two-year colleges, maintained by the Peralta Community College District, located near the urban center of Oakland. The 60-acre campus is located near the Oakland Museum, the Henry J. Kaiser Center Convention Center, and within blocks of Lake Merritt. It is the largest of the four campuses with a population of 12,000 students. The College serves as a community and cultural center that provides various educational programs and services that assist adults of diverse communities in facing the social, economic, and personal challenges of a changing society.
Individuals are invited to apply who are interested in joining a team of educational leaders, who understand the principles and distinction of excellence in management and commitment to visionary leadership, and who are committed to community service and academic excellence.
Under the direction of the Vice President of Student Services, the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs plans, organizes and directs assigned Academic and Student Affairs operations, activities, departments and programs; coordinates and directs communications, information, resources and personnel to meet the instructional and student support needs of the College and enhance the educational effectiveness of assigned departments, programs and functions; supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned faculty and classified personnel.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Plan, organize, and administer the Division of Academic and Student Affairs operations and activities of assigned programs and units.
• Coordinate and direct communications, information, resources and personnel to meet the academic and student affairs needs of the College and enhance the educational effectiveness of assigned departments, programs and functions; establish and maintain related timelines and priorities; assure related activities comply with established College, State and federal standards, requirements, laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
• Provide leadership in the development and meaningful assessment of student learning outcomes (SLOs) that leads to the improvement of student learning and services.
• Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned faculty and classified personnel; interview and select employees and recommend transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary actions; coordinates subordinate work assignments and review work to assure compliance with established standards, requirements and procedures; observe faculty progress and performance in the classroom.
• Direct the development and implementation of programs, services, plans, strategies, processes, systems, projects, courses, goals and objectives; coordinate and schedule classes, programs, services and other academic and student affairs activities as directed; assure proper and timely resolution of student, staff, faculty, administrative, department, program and related issues, complaints and conflicts.
• Monitor and analyze assigned operations, activities, departments and programs to determine educational and financial effectiveness and operational efficiency; receive and respond to administrative, faculty, staff and public input concerning academic and student affairs needs; direct the development and implementation of standards, programs, policies and procedures to enhance educational and financial effectiveness and operational efficiency.
• Assist faculty with developing and maintaining curriculum standards, enhancing class enrollment and meeting the educational needs and goals of students; coordinate activities and staff development functions to enhance College faculty understanding of curriculum standards and requirements, instructional strategies and related materials.
• Provide consultation and technical expertise to administrators, faculty and others concerning assigned departments, programs, services, operations and activities; respond to inquiries, resolve issues and conflicts, and provide detailed and technical information concerning related standards, requirements, practices, schedules, strategies, plans, goals, objectives, laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
• Coordinate communications, programs, services, activities and information between administrators, faculty, department chairs, personnel, outside organizations, students, the public and various local, State and federal agencies; direct the preparation and distribution of correspondence and marketing and informational materials as assigned.
• Request adequate resources and personnel to meet the needs of assigned departments and programs; direct related procurement and purchasing functions; initiate personnel transactions such as hiring activities as appropriate; coordinate and direct activities to assure proper facilities usage and access; assure proper maintenance of department and program facilities as directed.
• Coordinate, develop, implement and conduct training and professional development activities, and orientations concerning assigned academic and student affairs programs and departments as required; prepare and deliver oral presentations concerning related principles, standards, guidelines, requirements, practices, procedures and techniques; prepare and distribute related training materials.
• Develop and prepare the annual preliminary budget for assigned academic and student affairs operations, activities, departments and programs; analyze and review budgetary and financial data; control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established limitations; research, obtain and maintain grants and other funding sources as required; prepare related proposals and documents.
• Direct and participate in the preparation and maintenance of a variety of records, reports and files related to departments, programs, services, personnel, students, courses, budgets, financial activity and assigned duties; assure mandated reports are submitted to appropriate local, State or federal agency according to established time lines.
• Maintain and employ current knowledge of educational trends, innovations and practices, and local, State and federal programs, laws, codes, regulations and pending legislature related to assigned departments, programs and activities; modify programs, instructional and student support activities, policies and procedures to meet State and federal requirements as needed.
• Provide technical information and assistance to the Executive Vice President-Student Learning regarding academic and student affairs programs, services, activities, needs and issues; assist in the formulation and development of policies, procedures and programs.
• Translate the college to the community and the community to the college by assisting in the development of strategies and activities that build stronger ties with the entire Laney College service area.
• Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer, assigned software and SMART classroom technologies.
• Represent the College locally, regionally, statewide and nationally at conferences’, seminars, and special events as assigned; coordinate, attend and conduct various meetings, committees, conferences, seminars and special events as assigned; present materials and information concerning assigned departments, programs and functions. Travel to off-campus locations for meetings, occasionally outside the normal working hours.
• Performs other duties as assigned by the President.
• Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a discipline represented within the Peralta Community College District curriculum.
• One year of formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.
• Knowledge and proficiency in the operation and use of personal computers utilizing various software applications (i.e., word processing, spreadsheet and database management software) including the Internet.
• Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students.
• Preferred: Seven years of increasingly responsible experience working with instructional or student support programs. At least one year of teaching experience (or equivalent).
• Direct leadership with academic and student services processes and operations
• Over two years of increasingly responsible experience related to the assignment
• Direct experience teaching in a community college environment
• Passion for student-centered education
• Proven ability to work in a positive manner with faculty, administration, classified personnel, students and the public
• Collaborative and visionary leadership skills with the ability to encourage improvement and to inspire her/his colleagues
• Experience with budget philosophy and effective practice, especially in a difficult state budget environment
• Demonstrated ability to create and maintain high staff morale to achieve consensus while demonstrating sensitivity to the understanding of the college’s diverse populations of students and staff
• Demonstrated commitment to the continued improvement of teaching and learning
• Demonstrated ability to exercise group leadership skills that emphasize collaboration, consensus building, conflict resolution and problem solving
• Demonstrated commitment to participatory approaches to governance
• Mission of the California Community Colleges and Operations.
• Planning, organization and direction of assigned academic and student affairs operations, activities, departments and programs.
• Curriculum standards, requirements, interpretation and application in assigned departments and programs.
• College, State and federal standards and requirements governing college academic and student affairs programs and services.
• Techniques and strategies related to assigned academic and student affairs departments and programs.
• Modern pedagogies, learning styles, instructional design methods, and current research and understanding technologies for enhancing teaching and learning.
• Principles, practices, procedures and techniques involved in the development and implementation of curriculum standards, and academic and student affairs programs, services, plans, strategies, processes, systems, projects, courses, goals and objectives.
• Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training.
• Policies and objectives of assigned programs and activities.
• College District organization, operations, policies and objectives.
• Thorough understanding of current technology and communication tools.
• Budget preparation and control.
• Research methods and oral and written communication skills, including writing reports and use of sound public speaking techniques.
• Applicable State and federal laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
• Operation of a computer and assigned software.
• Public relations techniques.
• Requirements of assigned student support functions.
• Demographics affecting higher education, and ability to articulate challenges and opportunities before the community college.
• Articulate community college vision, mission and values.
• Plan, organize, control and direct assigned academic and student affairs operations, activities, departments and programs.
• Coordinate and direct communications, information, resources and personnel to meet the academic and student affairs needs of the College and enhance the educational effectiveness of assigned departments, programs and functions.
• Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned faculty and classified personnel.
• Direct the development, implementation and evaluation of programs, services, plans, strategies, processes, systems, projects, goals and objectives.
• Delegate authority and decentralize decision-making.
• Monitor, analyze and direct the development and implementation of programs, policies and procedures to enhance educational effectiveness and operational efficiency.
• Plan, coordinate and direct operations, personnel and resources to enhance faculty understanding of educational practices, instructional strategies and curriculum standards.
• Assure proper and timely resolution of student, staff, faculty, department, program and related issues, complaints and conflicts.
• Provide consultation and technical expertise concerning assigned departments and programs.
• Effectively communicate both orally and in writing, and use sound interpersonal skills.
• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others, promoting equity and fairness in terms of scope of responsibility and accountability.
• Foster collaboration and innovation in instructional design and delivery.
• Interpret, explain, apply and monitor laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
• Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
• Plan and organize work to meet schedules and timelines and institutional effectiveness/student success goals.
• Work independently with little direction.
• Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports.
• Direct, develop and maintain a variety of reports, records and files related to assigned activities.
• Inform policies, procedures and operational practices to ensure sound integration of academic and student affairs and the effectiveness of the College.
• Represent the College locally, regionally, statewide and nationally.
• Travel to off-campus locations for meetings, occasionally outside the normal working hours.
Occasional work performed alone. Constant work around and with other people.
The position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. Also, the position requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in keeping records and preparing reports using a computer keyboard. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading written reports and work related documents and acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal service.
Ability to work and cooperate with faculty, students, managers, the public and employees at all levels in order to exchange ideas, information and opinions.
This position description has been prepared to assist in defining job responsibilities, physical demands, working conditions and skills as needed. It is not intended to serve as a complete list of job duties, responsibilities and/or essential functions.
Visit the Peralta website and click on the “Community” link or go directly to https://peraltaccd.peopleadmin.com/ and click on the “Search Jobs” link to find this job posting. Should you decide to apply for this position and you have not already established an account, you will be prompted to do so. Your account will give you secure and ongoing access to check on the status of your application for the position. Required documents will include:
Current resume of experience, formal education/training and qualifications.
Copies of supporting credentials, if applicable.
Copies of transcripts from fully accredited college or university institutions. (Copies of diplomas will not substitute for transcripts.) (If hired, it will be required to submit official transcripts from fully accredited college or university institutions.)
Transcripts must include degree awarded and confer date. Transcripts without this information and online applications without transcripts will be disqualified.
Note: A written evaluation by an official foreign credentials/transcripts evaluation and translation service must be submitted for Foreign Degree(s) (non-U.S. granted degrees) by the application deadline date.
Applications and attachments (resume, cover letter, copies of transcripts, letters of recommendations, etc.) will ONLY be accepted through the online process. WE DO NOT ACCEPT MAILED OR FAXED APPLICATIONS OR ITS ATTACHMENTS.
Travel expenses for the interview and selection process will be borne by the candidates.
Video conference (Zoom) interviews may be conducted for first-level interviews if the candidate lives in excess of 250 miles from the Peralta Community College District office.
Appointment to the position is conditional upon the approval of the Board of Trustees.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
This is a full-time, twelve-month classified management position. The management annual salary range (3) is $124,655 - $147,319. The maximum initial placement is Step 3 depending on experience.
The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:
• Medical coverage. Depending on choice of coverage, you may be
required to make a contribution.
• Dental coverage. Depending on choice of coverage, you may be required to make a contribution.
• Life insurance of $100,000
• Long-term disability coverage
• Employee Assistance Program
• 22 days/year vacation leave, 12 days/year sick leave, and 18 holidays/year
In addition to your contribution, Peralta pays 15.531% of your salary to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). Effective January 1, 2013, the PEPRA (Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act) went into effect. Changes have been implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalPERS. A summary of those changes is available at http://www.calpers.ca.gov/eip-docs/employer/program-services/summary-pension-act.pdf. For further up to date information on CalPERS retirement eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at www.calpers.ca.gov/. The CalPERS member handbook is available at http://www.calpers.ca.gov/eip-docs/about/pubs/member/your-benefits-your-future-school-benefits.pdf.
Other voluntary benefits include:
• Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)
• Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132)
• Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans
• Credit union membership
• Prepaid legal plan participation
• Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children Subject to change.
The Peralta Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
In conformance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for Reasonable Accommodations may be made to the Office of Human Resources by calling (510) 466-7283.
The Peralta Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.