Dean, Student Engagement and Completion
Southwestern Community College District
900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an
equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and
understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,
gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of
community college students, and employees, including those with
physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and
support an inclusive educational and employment environment.
This is an Academic (Educational) Administrator classification that
oversees, controls, and directs student programs, services, and
activities as assigned, including short and long‐term planning,
program development, and administration of program policies,
procedures, and services. This classification provides assistance
to the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Student Affairs in
a variety of administrative, coordinative, analytical, and liaison
capacities. Successful performance of the work requires knowledge
of education policy and District functions and activities and the
ability to develop, oversee, and implement projects and programs in
a variety of areas. The work provides for a wide variety of
independent decision‐making, within legal and general policy and
regulatory guidelines. Responsibilities include the planning,
development, quality, implementation, supervision, evaluation,
establishment and continuation of the coordination of student
programs and services within the Student Affairs Division
specialize programs. Oversees the following specialize programs:
Disability Support Services, Educational Opportunity Programs and
Services, CalWORKs, Guardian Scholars, Student Equity, Learning
Communities, Title V and Completion Programs, and other programs
and services designed to benefit student engagement and success.
The incumbent is accountable for accomplishing planning and
operational goals and objectives and for furthering District goals
and objectives within general policy guidelines.
Knowledge and Abilities:
MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF:
- Monitors the growth and direction of categorically funded
programs and projects to assure compliance with program
requirements; assure related functions and activities comply with
established standards, requirements, laws, codes, regulations,
policies and procedures, including collaboration with other
departments and programs
- Develops, directs, and coordinates the implementation of goals,
objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards for the
assigned area of responsibility; within District policy,
establishes appropriate budget, service, and staffing levels.
- Manages, develops, and administers the annual budget for the
assigned area of responsibility; directs the forecast of additional
funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies;
directs the monitoring of and approves expenditures; directs and
implements adjustments as necessary.
- Manages the selection, training, and motivation of staff,
faculty and administrators; evaluates and reviews work for
acceptability and conformance with District standards, including
program and project priorities; provides leadership in the
professional development of assigned staff and administrators; in
accordance with District policy and procedures, coaches faculty and
staff toward improved performance; implements disciplinary
procedures; recommends hiring or termination; responds to staff
questions and concerns.
- Revises board policies and procedures to be in alignment with
the Education Code and Title V; updates and publishes; ensures
training is provided to faculty, staff, and administrators
regarding enrollment management practices, financial aid, FERPA,
and other related topics.
- Collaborates with the district, the Assistant
Superintendent/Vice President of Student Affairs, and Student
Affairs and Academic Affairs deans to develop anti-racist practices
and policies that advance improved student success outcomes
- Oversees the overall quality of assigned services by
developing, reviewing, and implementing policies and procedures to
meet regulatory requirements, educational standards, and District
needs; continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and
effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses
and monitors the distribution of work, support systems, and
internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for
improvement; directs the implementation of change.
- Provides leadership in advancing student equity goals tied to
the districts strategic plan in collaboration with faculty leaders,
deans council, classified leadership and student leaders
- Establishes partnerships with high schools, colleges, agencies,
and other groups whose activity is related to student support
services; provides leadership in the establishment of new
partnerships or programs with feeder school districts, colleges,
and other agencies.
- Perform other related duties and responsibilities as
- In depth understanding of categorical or grant funded programs
and outcomes associated with such programs
- Experience with strategic planning, project mapping, and team
- Demonstrated understanding of equity and inclusion in
application of board policy, student services practices, and
leadership of programs
- Organizational and management practices as applied to the
analysis and evaluation of projects, programs, policies,
procedures, and operational needs.
- Applicable federal, state, local, and District laws,
regulations, ordinances, policies, and procedures relevant to
assigned programs, projects, and operations.
- Educational policy analysis and research trends affecting
- Theories, principles, and practices associated with higher
education curricula and instruction, student support services,
student learning, and student success.
- Contemporary issues of inclusion, social justice, diversity,
access, and equity as related to higher education.
- Methods and techniques for the development of presentations,
business correspondence, research and reporting, and information
- Modern office practices, procedures, technology, and computer
equipment and applications, including word processing, database,
and spreadsheet applications.
- English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and
- Techniques for effectively representing the District in
contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various
business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative
- Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by
effectively interacting with students, staff, faculty,
representatives of outside organizations, and members of the
public, including individuals of diverse academic, socioeconomic,
ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, physical ability, and
Education and Experience:
Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator
- Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with
applicable federal, state, local, and District laws, regulations,
ordinances, policies, and procedures.
- Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project
consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in
support of goals.
- Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods,
procedures, and techniques.
- Prepare and present comprehensive and effective oral and
- Effectively use computer systems, software applications
relevant to work performed, and modern business equipment to
perform a variety of work tasks.
- Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural, physical ability, and ethnic
backgrounds of community college students.
- Use tact, initiative, prudence, ethics, and independent
judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing,
using appropriate English grammar and syntax.
- Understand scope of authority in making independent
- Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working
relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
A Master’s degree. AND
One (1) year of formal
training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related
to the administrator’s administrative assignment.
Range 49, $13,049.33-$15,861.33 plus $2,090.00 annual stipend for
earned Doctorate Degree. An excellent benefits package which
includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous
sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the
employee and eligible dependents.
As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the
subsequent governing board approval.
All application materials must be received on-line at https://jobs.swccd.edu
. Position is
open until filled. Applications received by the first screening
deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022 are
guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any
application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Approximately). Work schedule
may be adjusted to meet the needs of the department.Successful
candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista,
National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand
delivered application materials. Only complete application
materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To
complete and submit your application for this position, please
visit our online employment website at https://jobs.swccd.edu
. All required
information must be submitted online before the review date and
time indicated on the job posting.
A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet
has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online
application process is available through the Human Resources Office
at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619)
482-6395 or e-mail to email@example.com.
It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all
application materials are received by the review deadline date. A
separate, complete application packet is required for each position
for which you are applying for. All materials included in your
application packet become District property, will not be returned,
will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening
Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community
College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic
fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of
employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the
past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of
continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof
of eligibility to work in the United States.
In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions
(only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college
transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA
Community College Credential.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with
verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the
time the interview appointment is scheduled.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College
District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with
The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate
against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with
the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group
identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual
orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, 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.
Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report - Southwestern
College is committed to assisting all members of the community in
providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security
Report is available on the SWCPD website at https://www.swccd.edu/student-support/safety-and-security/jeanne-clery-act/
If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security
Report, which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC
College Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed
to you by calling (619) 482-6390.
The report contains information regarding campus security and
personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; public
safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent
dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking;
the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is
reported; and other matters of importance related to security on
campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics
for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes
that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or
property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student
organization; and on public property within, or immediately
adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC
College Police Department.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan (DAAPP) - More information
about the DAAPP, including the Drug Free Environment and Drug
Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be
found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer
Information page ( http://www.swccd.edu/index.aspx?page=1084
To apply, visit: https://jobs.swccd.edu/postings/3881