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Dean - Distance Education, Library, Faculty Resources and Learning Support Services

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Santa Barbara City College
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 27, 2022

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Dean - Distance Education, Library, Faculty Resources and Learning Support Services

Salary: $135,718.00 - $165,334.00 Annually
Job Type: Educational Administrator
Job Number: 07/22-EA-R2
Closing: Continuous
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Department: Educational Programs Support Office

Basic Functions
The Dean of Educational Programs reports directly to the Vice President, Academic Affairs, plan, organize, control and direct assigned instructional and student support operations, activities, departments and programs; coordinate and direct 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; supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned faculty and classified personnel.

Primary responsibility and leadership is in the areas of Distance Education, Library Services, Faculty Resources, and Learning Support Services departments. Specific assignments are subject to change based upon the changing needs of Educational Programs at SBCC. We are seeking candidates who understand and respect the need for flexibility in assignments.

This position will remain open until filled, applications submitted by Thursday, August 25, 2022 will be included in the first round of reviews; please be aware that the position may be closed at any time after August 18 at the option of the Screening Committee.

SALARY & PERSONNEL BENEFITS:
The current salary range for the Dean of Educational Programs position is Salary Table 30, Range 165, $135,718 - $165,334 per year, plus an earned doctoral bonus of $3,042.80. This position will increase one step each year and has the potential to reach the current maximum step of $165,334. Starting salary is commensurate with directly related and paid full-time experience. In addition to salary, each full-time employee participates in a "cafeteria style" Health & Welfare Benefits Programs.

Representative Duties
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
Plan, organize, control and direct the instructional and student support operations and activities of assigned programs and units.

Coordinate and direct 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; establish and maintain related time lines and priorities; assure related activities comply with established College, State and federal standards, requirements, laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned faculty and classified personnel; interview and select employees and recommend transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary actions; coordinate 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 instructional and student support 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 instructional and student support needs; direct the development and implementation of standards, programs, policies and procedures to enhance educational and financial effectiveness and operational efficiency.

Administer and monitor instructional and student support programs and activities to assure
compliance with established standards and requirements; 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 inquires, resolve issues and conflicts, and provide detailed and technical information concerning related standards, requirements, practices, schedules, strategies, plans, goals, objectives, laws, codes, regulations, polices 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.

Assure 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 instructional and student support 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 instructional and student support 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 current knowledge of educational trends, innovations and practices, and local, State and federal programs, laws, codes, regulations and pending legislation 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-Educational Programs regarding instructional and student support services, activities, needs and issues; assist in the formulation and development of policies, procedures and programs.

Communicate with administrators, personnel and outside organizations to exchange information, coordinate activities and programs and resolve issues or concerns.

Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software; drive a vehicle to conduct work; oversee the development and modification of computer systems as required.

Coordinate, attend and conduct various meetings, committees, conferences, seminars and special events as assigned; present materials and information concerning assigned departments, programs and functions.

OTHER DUTIES:
Perform related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications for the discipline as approved by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and defined in the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook.

The candidate must meet the following criteria:
  • Possession of a master's degree; AND

  • One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment; OR
  • Combination of education and other accomplishments that is equivalent to the above. (If claiming equivalency, attach a separate statement that presents the basis for this claim and submit supporting evidence, e.g., transcripts, publications, and other work products.)
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity-focused leadership, responsiveness, and sensitivity, to every aspect of human diversity and actively promotes an inclusive educational and working environment.

  • If the title of your degree as stated on your transcripts does not exactly match one of the degree titles listed in the minimum qualifications, you must complete an equivalency statement and attach it in the “Equivalency field” under the documents needed to apply. Degree titles that are not an exact match will not be considered outside of the equivalency process.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • A proven track record of meeting the needs of culturally, ethnically, and economically diverse faculty, students and staff.
  • Leading through a lens of equity and race consciousness and understanding and commitment to culturally responsive or equity-minded teaching.
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience with curriculum standards, requirements, and assessments in instructional design, instructional technology, distance education teaching and learning, library resources or educational technology OR the equivalent.
  • Master's or Ph.D. in library science, library and information science OR the equivalent.
  • Experience with instructional design principles that reflect current learning theory and continual improvement of the student experience in online learning.
  • Experience in developing and managing learning resource projects, programs, services and activities.
  • Ability to communicate needs of departments and technical programs effectively to senior management.
  • Experience and demonstrated leadership in the following areas: strategies for promoting student learning, retention and achievement while maintaining academic standards; application of technology and alternative delivery systems to instruction; curriculum development and evaluation; and professional development of faculty and instructional staff.
  • Understanding of and experience with CCCCO student initiatives such as the Student Equity and Achievement Program and Planning, Guided Pathways and the Vision for Student Success.
  • College/university teaching experience in at least one of the disciplines for which this position is responsible.
  • Possession of excellent interpersonal communication skills and experience in conflict mediation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of management approaches that encourage creativity and promote teaching excellence.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff and to function effectively in a shared governance environment.
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets.
  • Experience in working with community resources to generate support for college programs.
  • Experience with applications of technology and alternative delivery systems to instruction.


  • Knowledge and Abilities

    KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

    Planning, organization and direction of assigned instructional and student support 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 district academic programs.

    Techniques and strategies related to assigned instructional and student support departments and programs.

    Principles, practices, procedures and techniques involved in the development and implementation of curriculum standards, and instructional and student support 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.

    Budget preparation and control.

    Oral and written communication skills.

    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.

    ABILITY TO:

    Plan, organize, control and direct assigned instructional and student support operations, activities, departments and programs.

    Coordinate and direct 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.

    Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned faculty and classified personnel.

    Direct the development and implementation of programs, services, plans, strategies, processes, systems, projects, goals and objectives.

    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.

    Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

    Interpret, apply and explain laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.

    Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

    Operate a computer and assigned office equipment.

    Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

    Meet schedules and timelines.

    Work independently with little direction.

    Plan and organize work.

    Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports.

    Direct the maintenance of a variety of reports, records and files related to assigned activities.

    Required Application Documents: (The following required documents must be submitted electronically via the online application system.)

  • Online District Application form @ https://jobs.sbcc.edu

  • Cover letter addressing the applicant's experience and the desirable qualifications listed in this announcement.

  • CV or Resume.

  • Copy of unofficial college/university transcripts, which verify minimum qualifications.
    Transcripts must show the degree title and the date the degree was conferred or the degree will not be considered for the purpose of determining if you meet minimum qualifications. If the qualifying degree has yet to be conferred and you expect to have the degree before you begin employment, you must submit transcripts that state the title of the degree you are working toward obtaining and indicate the anticipated completion date in your response to the associated supplemental question provided during the application process. Diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. An official copy of your transcripts will be required upon being hired. Educational Administrators will not be allowed to start working until official transcripts have been received.


  • If claiming equivalency, attach a separate statement in the “Documents Needed To Apply” section entitled “Equivalency” in the online application. The statement presents the basis for this claim and submit supporting evidence, e.g. transcripts, publications, other documents.


  • Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from an official USA certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached to the online application. NOTE: If you have completed coursework at a foreign institution that is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, you must include a full evaluation of the foreign transcript with your application materials if you wish for us to consider the coursework. To search for institutions that are recognized as accredited by CHEA or the U.S. Department of Education, visit http://www.chea.org/search/search.asp or http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. For a list of recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, visit http://www.naces.org/members.htm.


  • Letters of reference are not required for this recruitment. Please do not submit reference letters within your online application.

  • Within the online application, there is a required section to list five professional references. These references will be contacted if you are selected as a finalist for the position. These references should be able to critically assess your work qualifications and job performance.

  • Additional Instructions:
    If you experience technical difficulties attaching any of your documents electronically, please contact Human Resources for instructions. If you do not have a scanner, there are commercial facilities available to assist you with this process. All required documents must be submitted with your electronic application by the application deadline or your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered.

    Application Procedure:

    To be considered for this position, a complete online application including all required application documents (listed above) must be submitted via https://jobs.sbcc.edu by the application deadline (please see instructions to applicants). It is important that the online District Application form (Item #1) be complete and specific to fully indicate the education, experience and other qualifications of the applicant. "See Resume" is not acceptable.

    If you apply for more than one position, copies of all the required documents must be attached separately for each position. Applications and all documents submitted become the property of SBCC and are retained electronically.

    Please Note: You will receive a confirmation number when your complete application has been successfully submitted online.

    Selection Procedure:

    Online applications will be initially reviewed by the selection committee, who will recommend candidates for personal interviews at SBCC. After the initial interviews have been conducted, the committee will identify the candidates who are best qualified for the position. The hiring supervisor and the Superintendent/President will interview the finalists, conduct reference checks, and make the final selection recommendation to the Board of Trustees. Candidates will participate primarily in remote interviews and in some instances final interviews may be conducted in person while observing all health and safety protocols as approved by the Santa Barbara County Health Department.

    Please Note: Santa Barbara City College regrets that applicants cannot be reimbursed for expenses related to the application or interview process, including travel expenses.

    Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:

    If you are selected for an interview and need special services or facilities to participate in the interview, please contact Human Resources. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

    General Requirements to be submitted Upon Offer of Employment:
  • Satisfactory fingerprint report and a completed tuberculosis risk assessment.
  • Documentation verifying identity and United States citizenship or authorization that you have the right to work in the United States permanently and do not now or in the future require sponsorship by Santa Barbara City College or other hiring institutions.
  • Official transcripts conferring college degrees indicated on the employment application.


  • WORKING CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

    Health center environment that is subject to constant interruptions.

    Exposure to computer screens, noise, electrical energy, toxins, medications, blood, body fluids, communicable diseases and lab materials/equipment.

    Subject to emergency medical situations.

    Extensive contact with faculty, staff, students, and the public.

    Driving a vehicle to conduct work.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate specialized equipment and computer keyboard.

    Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.

    Seeing to read a variety of materials.

    Hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations.

    Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to retrieve property and perform CPR etc.

    For all openings, deadlines, and link to online application, please visit our website at: https://jobs.sbcc.edu

    Santa Barbara City College,

    721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394

    (805) 965-0581Ext. 2258

    Interviews by Invitation Only

    SBCC is an equal opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, military and veteran status, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, consistent with applicable federal and state laws. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.



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