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Dean of Language Arts
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
Posting Date: 02-14-2013
Closing Date: 03-17-2013
Work Location Evergreen Valley College
Division: Language Arts
Salary Range: $105,983 - $122,688
Benefits Available: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Income Protection and Retirement. Management positions include 20 vacation days, 17 holidays and 6 Administrative Leave days per year.
Employment Start Date: As soon as possible.
Position Summary The Dean of Language Arts reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Evergreen Valley College. This is a 12-month per year position, 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. This is a full-time management position.
Position Purpose: Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean of Language Arts provides for the educational welfare of students and the professional needs of staff in each area. Working cooperatively with the staff, and operating within established duties and responsibilities, the Dean has the responsibility and authority to make decisions on matters related to the division: plan, organize, administer, develop, and evaluate the programs, schedule, projects, division budget, and activities of assigned instructional divisions; provide leadership for faculty and staff in offering quality educational services for college students; and supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.
Duties and Responsibilities:
KEY DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Participate in strategic and long-range instructional planning for the College and the District.
2. Recommend instructional and general policies, conduct meetings to facilitate planning and collegial decision-making and to keep staff informed about issues and projects for the overall College instructional program.
3. Maintain current knowledge of new trends and innovations in community colleges and higher education.
4. Provide leadership for program improvement, development, and review and recommend changes to maintain relevance of Division programs and to meet student and community needs.
5. Promote excellence in student centered teaching.
Curriculum & Program Development
1. Work with faculty to plan for curriculum development, modifications, and deletions; set priorities for resource needs; provide program analysis.
2. Analyze student profile, community and industry needs/trends, and UC/CSU articulation agreements.
3. Facilitate maintenance of relevant curriculum appropriate to the college mission.
4. Work with faculty to identify and implement Student Learning Outcomes.
1. Develop and manage the Division budget consistent with District policy and sound financial management principles.
2. Facilitate data-driven analysis of information regarding curriculum related matters.
3. Facilitate program review process in timely manner.
4. Identify and prioritize division needs, secure available funding, and strategically allocate and re-allocate resources.
5. Confer with faculty regarding ideas for program improvement to find resources for development through grants and special projects.
1. Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; interview and participate in selecting employees; orient, train, counsel, discipline and terminate personnel according to established policies and procedures.
2. Recruit and develop adjunct faculty pools.
1. Work with faculty and staff to assess students and continuously monitor their progress for success using appropriate data and research tools.
2. Oversee and evaluate requests for: credit by exam, course waivers, and other student petitions.
3. Resolve student issues and assist faculty and staff to refer issues (DSP, student behavior, grade changes, etc.) to appropriate departments.
Skills and Abilities:
1. Plan, organize, develop, and evaluate the programs, activities, and curriculum of a college instructional division with faculty and staff to meet student and community needs.
2. Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with faculty and staff, students, and community members.
3. Work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from multi-cultural backgrounds and promote access, success, and equity.
4. Present a positive image of the College in the community.
5. Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate personnel.
6. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
7. Plan and organize work to meet schedules and time lines.
8. Understand the needs of the Division in the context of the overall instructional programs and participate with the management team to coordinate projects and set goals and priorities for the College as a whole to offer effective services to students.
9. Organize and chair meetings, lead workshops, facilitate group discussions, and involve faculty and staff in idea generation, goal setting, and decision making.
10. Management theory for the development of grants or special project applications.
Education and Experience:
1. Master's degree in a discipline related to the assignment.
2. One year of formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment.
3. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination. OR: Possession of a California Community College Supervisor Credential.
1. Experience working in a complex environment that combined academic and student support oversight.
2. Demonstrated understanding of library systems
3. Experience with programs designed to safeguard student success for students in specialized programs.
4. Experience in the development of on-line instructional support services and/or Distance Education programs.
Application Procedures, Notes and Contact Information
Interested applicants MUST SUBMIT ONLINE ALL of the following materials by the closing date to be considered for the position (This job posting is found at http://apptrkr.com/322666. To apply, you MUST FIRST click the link "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING" on the job posting):
1. A completed online San Jose/Evergreen Community College District ADMINISTRATIVE / MANAGEMENT POSITION APPLICATION
2. COVER LETTER (Must state how you meet ALL the minimum qualifications in EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE as described in the job announcement Minimum Qualifications section. Also, state how you meet other qualifications)
4. TRANSCRIPT(S) - NOT DIPLOMAS - (unofficial or official copies) for stated degrees/coursework and must have the degree confer/award dates (circled). Official transcripts will be required prior to employment start date should the position be offered. ABOUT TRANSCRIPTS: If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at Kinkos, Office Max, Office Depot, Staples, etc.; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application at the later part of the application process.
1. Only complete application materials will be considered (No exception for any or internal applicants). Application materials must include: a. ADMINISTRATIVE / MANAGEMENT POSITION APPLICATION, b. COVER LETTER, c. RESUME, and d. TRANSCRIPT(S) of degrees having confer/award date on the transcript. (The criminal history explanation, if any, must be provided and will NOT be forwarded to the screening committee)
2. Incomplete application packet and/or documents received by Human Resources after the closing date will not be considered (No exception for employees or non-employees).
3. Applications not having all required minimum qualifications in education and experience as stated in the Minimum Qualifications section will not receive further considerations.
4. Letters of Recommendation are not required and will not be included in the application packet. Additional documents that are not requested may not be included.
5. DEGREES/COURSEWORKS must have been awarded by a college or university ACCREDITED by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.
6. FOREIGN DEGREES/COURSEWORKS: Candidates with DEGREES and CREDITS earned outside of the United States MUST provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course of the transcripts) and must be submitted with the application. Simple translation of the language on foreign transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice; thus will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.
7. Upon hire the successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United States.
8. Application materials become the property of the district and will not be returned or duplicated for applicants.
9. Travel expenses to attend the interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
10. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure an interview.
11. The District may re-advertise, delay, choose not to fill the position, or choose to fill more than one position.
For assistance, contact:
HR Employment Services
4750 San Felipe Road,
San Jose, CA 95135
Phone: (408) 270-6414 Fax: (408) 223-6341
Equal Opportunity Employer
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