Associate Dean, Guided Pathways and Student Success
Southwestern Community College District
900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Counseling & Student Support Programs
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.
Reporting to the Dean of Counseling & Student Success, the
Associate Dean, Guided Pathways and Student Success provides
leadership for integrated systems of student planning and support
that lead to completion of academic and career goals. The position
oversees a college-wide operational infrastructure that provides
active case management guidance for students related to: personal
counseling, academic planning; career exploration and
decision-making; academic progress monitoring and intervention for
goal completion; academic and learning support; and college
navigation support. The position requires the Manager to work with
instructional deans, student services deans, faculty, staff, and
Administrators in creating and maintaining an open, collaborative
and inclusive college environment focused on student learning and
This is an Academic (Educational) Administrator classification that
directs, supervises, and manages all activities of the District's
comprehensive Counseling programs. Responsibilities include
performing diverse, specialized, and complex work involving
significant accountability and decision-making responsibility. The
incumbent organizes and oversees day-to-day activities and is
responsible for providing professional-level support to the Dean in
a variety of areas. Successful performance of the work requires an
extensive professional background, as well as skill in coordinating
Knowledge and Abilities:
MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF:
- Provides strategic level leadership for integrated student
progress tracking and holistic support systems, cohort-based
student retention programs, multiple measures course placement
system, transfer partnerships, and support for curriculum/academic
- Ensures culturally responsive and inclusive operations that
center on minoritized populations and marginalized communities;
accountable for flexible service delivery modalities that support
access and equitable student outcomes.
- Direct management and operations of a student success center,
including oversight of faculty, and staff assigned to provide
support to fields of study.
- Develops, executes and measures the impact of a comprehensive
student academic and career counseling system from point of entry
to educational goal completion.
- Creates and maintains collaborative and productive partnerships
across Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, administrative/systems
services, and shared governance bodies in order to integrate
institutional effectiveness and planning efforts and holistic
student support; assists the Dean of Counseling in providing
leadership for college-wide strategic initiative execution (e.g.,
Strategic Plan, Guided Pathways/Jaguar Pathways, Student Equity
& Achievement Plan, and Vision for Success).
- Collaborates with the Director of Career & Transfer
Connections, and Dean of Enrollment Services related to K-12
partnerships, and articulation with postsecondary colleges and
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- Strategic leadership and Management in Higher education in
- The issues and requirements of California Community
- The California Education Code, Title V and other state,
federal, and local laws, regulations, restrictions and requirements
as they apply to the community college.
- Knowledge of effective teaching and learning strategies,
including but not limited to contextualized learning, directed
learning activities, collaborative learning, and technological
- Budget preparation and management.
- College governance structure and processes.
- Public relations principles and practices.
- Office productivity software such as Microsoft, Word, Excel,
- Internet navigation, data entry and correction,
inquiry/retrieval and report generation.
- Modern office procedures, practices and equipment.
- Interpersonal skills including tact, patience, and
- Oral and written communication skills.
- Principles and practices of effective administration,
supervision, and training.
Education and Experience:
Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator
- Direct systemic change for racial and social equity and
- Communicate and execute a vision for student-centered
(flexible, multimodal) delivery of instruction and counseling
services through oral and written mediums.
- Interpret and apply a variety of rules, regulations, policies,
and guidelines including Federal and state legislation, and
California Education Code.
- Effectively counsel and assist staff, faculty, administrators,
and the public.
- Develop, administer, and control budgets.
- Use data to drive the decision-making process.
- Work closely and effectively with instructional areas.
- Meet schedules and timelines.
- Establish and maintain positive and effective working
relationships with others.
- Maintain records and prepare reports.
- Work independently with limited direction.
- Interact with others using tact, patience and courtesy.
- Organize relatively complex projects or activities that are
interdepartmental in scope.
- Embrace a vision and coordinate details of implementation.
- Operate a computer and various software programs; and
- Demonstrate clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding
of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and
ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, staff
A Master’s degree
One (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership
experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative
- Doctoral degree in Education, Administration, Curriculum and
Instruction, Student Services, Counseling, or related discipline
AND four (4) years of formal training or
leadership experience related to the administrator’s
- Teaching experience, preferably at the community college
- Direct experience in leading or co-leading Guided Pathways work
at a community college setting.
- Extensive understanding of pro-active student success measures
that directly reduce student equity gaps and improve degree or
program completion for students in higher education.
Range 43, $10,607.75-$12,894.00 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, October 7, 2022
are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any
application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.
Extended deadline date of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 28,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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/4024