INSTRUCTIONAL DEAN, Science, Technology, Engineering & Math STEM - Victor Valley College in Victorville California

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Victor Valley College

Victorville, California 92395

United States

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Detailed Job Description

INSTRUCTIONAL DEAN, Science, Technology, Engineering & Math STEM
Victor Valley College

Under the direction of an administrator, plan, organize, administer, develop and evaluate the programs, projects and activities of designated area. Provide vision and leadership for program development and work directly with assigned departments to plan for activities within area of responsibility.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master's degree AND a minimum of one year of leadership experience including supervision AND evaluation of academic or student services programs, staff and budget management.

Incumbent must have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Preferred: Doctorate; 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in administration.

Representative Duties/Essential Functions:
Promote, communicate and facilitate partnerships with leaders in the private and public sectors, regulatory agencies and in educational agencies to determine needs for new courses, services and/or programs. E

Plan, organize, develop and evaluate the programs, activities and/or curriculum of assigned programs and/or services that meet accreditation/industry standards. E

Confer with others regarding ideas for program improvement. E

Manage enrollment and its relationship to resource allocation, scheduling, and productivity in meeting student needs. E

Develop the area budget and manage financial resources consistent with District policy and sound financial management principles. E

Work cooperatively with other administrators and staff to coordinate programs and services to meet student needs; resolve conflicts and issues within the area and among departments. E

Organize and participate in District committees. E

Evaluate faculty, administrators and classified staff in accordance with proper management practices and implement articles of collective bargaining agreements, if applicable. E

Maintain current knowledge of new developments and innovations in community colleges and higher education in general; recommend changes to maintain relevance of area programs and to meet student and community needs. E

Communicate with faculty, administrators and staff by holding regular meetings to facilitate planning and collegial decision-making and to keep staff informed about issues and projects for the overall College instructional programs. E

Support and work with the appropriate staff in the use and security of assigned facilities, equipment maintenance and compliance with health and safety regulations. E

Support, implement and promote compliance with the District's Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Plan in all aspects of employment and education; encourage cultural and ethnic diversity in staffing, curriculum, programs and services. E

Make presentations as necessary to various groups within the District, community and State. E

Accurately interpret applicable laws, regulations and collective bargaining contract provisions. E

Promote and deliver programs and services that enhance student success. E

Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:
Higher education in community colleges, including the mission of the California Community Colleges.

Enrollment management.

Collective bargaining agreements.

Multiple methods of instruction.

Curriculum development and course articulation.


Budget preparation and control.

Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

District organization, operations, policies and objectives.

Oral and written communication skills.

Information technology systems and solutions.

Ability To:
Develop and modify curriculum to meet student and community needs.

Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with faculty and staff, students and community members.

Work effectively with students, faculty and staff from multi-cultural backgrounds and promote access and equity.

Train, supervise and evaluate personnel.

Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions.

Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

Meet schedules and timelines.

Plan and organize work.

Work cooperatively and coordinate projects with other administrators and staff to offer effective services to students.

Understand the needs of the overall instructional program and participate with the management team to set goals and priorities for the College.

Organize and chair meetings, lead workshops, facilitate group discussions and involve faculty and staff, goal setting and decision-making.

Organize multiple projects and carry out required project details throughout the year.

Evaluate and support faculty in staff recommendations for program improvements and/or new program efforts.

Identify resources and develop grant or special project applications.

Understand learning theories and styles.

Develop strategies to address academic rigor.

Formulate a vision and positive direction for the College.

Working Conditions:
Office environment

Position requires hearing and speaking to communicate and exchange information.

Posting Number: 0000146

Classification Title: INSTRUCTIONAL DEAN

Title Code: DEANSTEM

Compensation: Initial salary placement ranges from $106,164 to $135,696 (Range 20 of the Administrative, Management, Confidential salary schedule), based upon education and experience. A District-paid comprehensive benefit package includes medical, dental and vision insurances for the employee and dependents, and a $100,000 employee life insurance policy.

Appointment to this position is subject to availability of funds.

*Salary schedule is subject to change.

Job Category: Management

Job Reporting Category: Executive/Admin/Managerial

Department: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics STEM

Posting Date: 11-18-2011

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Date of First Review: 02-10-2012

Application Procedures:
To be considered a candidate for this position, all materials required should be received in the Victor Valley College Office of Human Resources by 02/10/2012, First Review Date. Application materials will be accepted after this date, however, if a file is not complete by the First Review Date, the application may not be considered by the Screening Committee.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all requested materials are received. All materials included in the application packet become District property, will not be returned, and will not be copied.

All information qualifying an applicant for the position must be included on the Victor Valley College Academic Application. To assist the District in determining whether an applicant meets the minimum requirements, descriptions of an applicant's present and past job duties should include details pertinent to the position for which he/she is applying.

If it is unclear whether an applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position from the application, that applicant will be disqualified.

It is not unusual for the District to receive hundreds of applications for a position. For this reason, it is advantageous to make the application as easy to review as possible.

Candidates wishing to apply for more than one position must apply for each position separately.

A complete file consists of all of the following:
1. A completed/signed electronic Victor Valley College Academic application form.
2. A letter expressing interest in the position.
3. A current resume.
4. Copies of transcripts showing college degrees and course-work. NOTE: Degrees must be from an accredited institution. It is the responsibility of the candidate to include U.S. evaluations of non-U.S. transcripts with their application.
5. Three letters of recommendation from persons having firsthand knowledge of the applicant's professional qualifications, character, etc.

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Victor Valley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Victor Valley College prohibits sexual harassment and assures that all employees will enjoy equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran. Employment acceptance or rejection shall be based on job-related qualifications.


Keyword Phrases

  • dean
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Math STEM
  • instructional dean
  • plan, administer, develop, evaluate programs
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 1 years
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume