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Associate Dean, LaFetra College of Education

Employer
University of La Verne
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 6, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Deans
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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University of La Verne

Associate Dean, LaFetra College of Education

Job Description Summary:
The LaFetra College of Education (LFCE) at the University of La Verne invites applications for a full-time, 12-month administrative position as Associate Dean beginning July 2022. The Associate Dean is a member of the LFCE leadership team and is expected to participate in and contribute to this group's work and support initiatives identified by the Dean. The candidate will work with faculty, staff, other campus leaders, and students to strengthen the goals and mission of the college. The Associate Dean will report to the Dean of LFCE and will assist the Dean in providing overall leadership and management for the college. In addition, the Associate Dean will support and model high standards of performance and ethical behavior; develop and demonstrate a deep knowledge of all LFCE and its academic programs, grant projects, and partnership activities; and remain current concerning future trends and issues in California P-12 education and higher education. The successful candidate will possess exemplary interpersonal skills and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and in initiatives that serve and support underrepresented communities. In addition, the successful candidate should demonstrate strong communication skills. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential university and college values and goals. LFCE seeks candidates who will contribute to the diversity and inclusiveness of our academic community through demonstrated excellence and/or participation in diversity-related activities. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and/or a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students from minoritized groups. The LaFetra College of Education's mission is to foster social equity for youth, adults, families, and communities by equipping and empowering scholarly, highly skilled practitioners; education advocates; and leaders. The intent is to lead the national conversation on advancing the careers of professionals and scholars who are highly competent advocates for equity and justice. Established in 1891, the University of La Verne, has a 125+ year tradition as an independent, nonprofit, comprehensive, doctoral-granting institution with a strong commitment to creating an environment that supports growth and success. Serving an ethnically and economically diverse student population, the University of La Verne maintains a strong position in the population and demographics of California. It is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and places a high priority on creating an environment that supports the growth and success of underrepresented and underserved populations, particularly in urban and rural environments. Two prominent annual ranking of America's Best Colleges -U.S. News & World Report and Forbes Magazine - recognize The University of La Verne as one of the nation's top national universities. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university founded in 1891 located in La Verne, California. The core values that we live by are Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Lifelong Learning and Community and Civic Engagement. If you're passionate about these values, join us at the University of La Verne!

Specific Duties:
The Associate Dean will also work closely with the Dean in undertaking administrative duties such as:
Enrollment:
  • Review course offerings and the schedule of classes to ensure that student needs are met, classes are filled, and budgeting and enrollment are in alignment. Support Program Chairs and Center Directors in managing applications, admissions, and enrollment management in the diverse programs at LFCE.



Curricular and advising:
  • Support curriculum processes in accordance with University and College policies and the priorities of the Dean, with a focus on creating equitable, responsive, and just learning experiences for all learners. Provide leadership in conceptualizing, planning, and implementing academic and student support programs that improve academic performance and/or persistence to degree. In addition, the Associate Dean will support the Dean in identifying innovative new degree programs, course offerings, and modes of delivery.
Operations:
  • Oversee contracts, personnel issues, workload coordination, and budgeting. Assist with developing and establishing college policies, procedures, standards, and processes, developing and executing a strategic plan, and managing human capital processes, including professional learning and the promotion and tenure process.
Student support:
  • Support with course observations, academic appeals, program review, curricular/program inventory, student success metrics, and academic assessments.
Facilities and Space:
  • Coordinate the planning and effective use of instructional, office, and support space and the use of materials, equipment, and technology to meet college and university goals.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Earned Doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in a discipline found within LaFetra College of Education from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills within academics or industry.
  • Demonstrated experience as a collaborator, problem-solver, consensus-builder, communicator, and innovator within a university setting.
  • Dedication to the mission of the University and LaFetra College of Education and to the full range of programs at LFCE.
  • Commitment to diversity and issues of just, equitable, and inclusive education.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with college-level curricular planning processes.
  • An understanding of a variety of effective models for educator preparation programs.
  • Experience supervising, collaborating with, and evaluating direct reports.
  • Experience collaborating with faculty, staff, and/or administrators in other university units.


Location: La Verne Central Campus

Special Instructions:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://laverne.edu

Institutional Profile
Located in Southern California, the University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of students, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to lifelong learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The academic units of the not-for-profit university include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, and the College of Law. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including degree programs tailored for working adults. The university's central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the historic Old Town section of La Verne, a city with a population of approximately 35,000 at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university also has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The university is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Institution with moderate research activity. Core values are reflected throughout all curricular and co-curricular programs, its emphasis on close professor-student interaction, personal support of its students, and its diversity.

The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). With 80,000 alumni, the university fulfills a critical community function in educating students from underserved populations, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation


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