Dean, Language Arts

California, United States
Salary Not specified
May 11, 2021
Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Dean, Language Arts

Full Salary Range: $129,094.53 - $181,648.96 annually*
*Actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience (Customary Hiring Range: $129,094.53 - $142,326.72 annually). In addition, candidates with verified educational units beyond the minimum qualification may qualify for additional pay, up to $564 per contract month.

Initial Review Date: 6/8/21**
**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.

Foothill - De Anza Community College District, composed of two colleges and an education center, is one of the top performing districts in both California and the United States, and one of the largest, ranking seventh in size among the state's 72 districts, serving more than 58,500 students per year and with an operating budget of $180M unrestricted general fund. Consistent with its mission, the District has a strong commitment to equity and inclusion and incorporates those values in its policies, procedures, and operations, and in its leadership and service to students and the community. Publicly supported and locally oriented, the District fills an essential role in workforce development, continuing education, and skills preparation to meet the changing demands of the highly diverse surrounding population and business communities. The District's students and more than 2,000 faculty and staff enjoy an unparalleled quality of life in an ideal climate, with physically pristine and fiscally sound campuses that have earned their reputation for academic excellence.

Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:
The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.

Foothill College Mission Statement:
Believing a well-educated population is essential to sustaining and enhancing a democratic society, Foothill College offers programs and services that empower students to achieve their goals as members of the workforce, as future students, and as global citizens. We work to obtain equity in achievement of student outcomes for all California student populations, and are guided by our core values of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, transparency, forgiveness, and sustainability. Foothill College offers associate degrees and certificates in multiple disciplines, and a baccalaureate degree in dental hygiene.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Instruction, oversees the daily operations of four major departments and associated programs; leads programs and curriculum development; hires and evaluates faculty and staff.

The Division Dean of Language Arts supervises full-time faculty and part-time faculty. Provides direction to division support staff and Adult Education Program Coordinator.

This position is responsible for scheduling classes and labs; budgets (general, foundation, grant); hiring and evaluating teaching faculty and staff.

The following duties and responsibilities are typical but not limited to the following:
  1. Oversee the departments of English, ESL, Foreign Language and Ethnic Studies.
  2. Provide leadership in scheduling, enrollment, productivity, and resource management.
  3. Supervise the following programs: English, Creative Writing, Journalism, Japanese, Spanish, Ethnic Studies, and Japanese Cultural Center.
  4. Hire and evaluate faculty and staff.
  5. Provide budget oversight (general, grant, foundation).
  6. Provide leadership in program review, program development, curriculum development, and instructional quality.
  7. Coordinate and communicate with other administrators, faculty, staff, and students about policies, procedures and practices within the Language Arts division.
  8. Comply with relevant state, local, and federal regulations.
  9. Represent the Language Arts division on numerous college-wide committees, including the College Curriculum Committee and Shared Governance.
  10. Serve on Leadership Board for the North Santa Clara County Adult Education Consortium.
    Performs other related duties as assigned.


  1. Personnel management.
  2. Working knowledge of all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and contracts, such as Title V, Education Code, OSHA, collective bargaining agreements.
  3. Computers: commonly used software and communication mediums.
  4. Foothill college governance policies.
  5. District policies and procedures.

Skills and Abilities:
  1. 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.
  2. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including complex proposals and presentations.
  3. Strong supervisory skills.
  4. Proven leadership and management.
  5. Public speaking and interpersonal.
  6. Motivational and mediation skills preferred.

  1. 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.
  2. Master's degree from an accredited institution in a discipline within or related to the division or the equivalent.
  3. One (1) year of administrative experience, formal training, internship, or leadership in a related area.

  1. Community College experience or equivalent.
  2. Teaching experience.
  3. Personnel management experience.
  4. Experience in scheduling.
  5. Experience in budgeting.
  6. Chair or coordinator of Department or Program.


  1. Typical office environment; the time commitment necessary co complete the minimum task for smooth operations of the Language Arts Division is between 60 to 80 hours per week.

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

  1. 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.
  2. A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.

For full-consideration, all required application materials must be included in your application packet and must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date. We are unable to accept additional, non-required materials, such as reference letters.

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

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

Excellent benefits package which includes medical 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: In addition, the District is a participating member of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) and the successful applicant would be a member of the Administrative Management Association (AMA). The current Administrator Handbook can be found online at:

We are happy to assist individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process, provided that you 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

To apply, visit