Dean of Arts, Humanities

Rancho Santiago Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 22, 2021
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Dean of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Rancho Santiago Community College District

Salary Range: Grade B: $140,862.79 - $147,905.93 - $155,301.23 - $163,066.29 - $171,219.60 - $179,780.58 - $188,769.61/year

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: AC21-00070

Location: Orange, CA

Division: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Division

Closing: 4/20/2021 5:00 PM Pacific

Job Description

Under the direction of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will lead and administer all aspects of the Division including the design, delivery, staffing, administrative support, supervision and evaluation of division programs, and support staff, as well as student enrollment, progress, and discipline, and all related records and reports.


Provides direction and support to faculty in the development of comprehensive Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences programs. Fosters collaboration among disciplines and faculty. Serves on the College Curriculum Committee, and may serve on the District Curriculum/Instruction Council.

Reviews and approves Division curriculum development proposals, course outlines, program changes, textbook recommendations, plans and proposals for special events, field trip requests, credit by examination requests, and program requirement waivers.

Reviews all Division programs and special events for compliance with applicable state and federal law, regulations and guidelines, District policy and procedure, and responsiveness to the needs of a culturally diverse community.

Effectively recommends the hire, transfer, suspension, lay-off, recall, promotion, assignment, discipline, training, professional development, assignment, direction and evaluation of work, and adjustment of grievances of all Division personnel; also responsible for administering collective bargaining agreements, employment and promotion selection procedures, compliance with District policies, rules and regulations regarding personnel, evaluation of the performance of academic and classified staff assigned to the Division, and providing direction and assistance wherever a need for improvement is identified.

Responsible for the discipline of students enrolled in Division courses, adjustment of grievances, scheduling, evaluation and reporting, and the resolution of student problems and complaints.

Responsible for timely and accurate preparation, submission and administration of Division Budget.

Responsible for evaluating proposed offerings, enrollment history, budget, demand and program requirements to determine the number and nature of offerings, scheduling of classes, staffing and available facilities, supplies, equipment and materials. Monitors enrollment, cancels and changes classes in response to utilization.

Must be a highly visible educational leader seeking positions of significant leadership in community institutions as well as community support organizations and on state boards and committees to articulate, enhance and improve District programs, offerings, funding, assets, and educational leadership position and reputation at the state and national levels.

Significant responsibility for chairing and supervision of District-wide committees and task forces; performs other duties and special projects as assigned.

Supervise all aspects of the planning, funding, coordinating, staffing, delivery, and evaluation of programs in the Division. Supervise the performance of all personnel functions for assigned staff. Use enrollment management tools and data for decision making. Utilize the District integrated information system, Datatel to facilitate organizational and management practices as they apply to the analysis and evaluation of programs, and operational practices. Work with Department Chairs to monitor student learning outcomes and assessment activities at the program and course levels; apply knowledge of accreditation standards of the Accreditation Commission for Junior and Community Colleges and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, or similar accreditation group; demonstrate knowledge of and oversee online learning that include course management systems such as Blackboard. Apply current complex principles and practices of instructional program development and administration; principles and practices of budget preparation and administration; principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation and pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations including the Education Code; comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of curriculum development and instructional teaching strategies, management principles and practices including understanding of human resources; current trends, research and development in post-secondary education, specifically community colleges.

Job Qualifications

REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Qualifications: Must possess a Master's degree from an accredited college or university and one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to this administrative assignment. Required Skills: Ability to prevent and resolve professional and personal conflicts and problems, evaluate instructional content and strategies, analyze and apply laws, rules and regulations involving programs, staff and students, and articulate Division and District plans, goals, programs and requirements at the District, community, state and national levels. SELECTION CRITERIAApplication Screening In addition to the requirements and responsibilities listed, the following criteria will be considered in selecting candidates for interviews:
  • Education experience (breadth and depth)
  • Work experience (breadth and depth)
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities
  • Program development
  • Community involvement
  • Demonstrated experience in working with a diverse socio-economic community
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
Based upon the information presented on the application materials, a limited number of candidates with qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process, which may include a written test and oral interview. Interview Applicants selected for an interview may be required to take additional tests or assessments and will be notified of such prior to the date of the interview. During the oral session, those selected for interviews will, in addition to the above, also be evaluated on the following factors:
  • Oral communication skills
  • Presentation
  • Problem solving skills
  • Successful teaching, problem solving or performance demonstration
  • Writing skills/demonstration
A predetermined set of questions will be asked of all applicants interviewed. Applicants are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their related experience to ensure correct evaluation of their qualifications. Evaluation criteria will be applied consistently to all applicants. Method of Application For consideration in the selection process, interested persons must complete the RSCCD application and upload all required documents online at by the specified closing date for the position. Please upload the following application materials in the appropriate boxes with your online application by the closing date:
  • Resume (Required)
  • Cover Letter (Required)
  • Unofficial transcripts showing that the minimum qualifications are met (Required)
Travel reimbursement is available to those meeting the established district criteria. Pre-Employment Requirements Candidates selected for employment will be required to provide current verification of a negative TB test or chest x-ray, complete the district's fingerprinting process, and bring proof of their legal right to work in the United States. Cost of TB testing, fingerprinting and the fee for criminal record check will be paid for by the candidates. The Rancho Santiago Community College District is an equal employment opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, sex, race, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact the Human Resources Office for assistance.

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