Dean of Instruction - Communication, Composition & Literature, Fine Arts, Reading & Language and Social Sciences Division - Reedley College in Fresno California

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Reedley College

Fresno, California 93704

United States
(Reedley; 3524)

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Detailed Job Description

Dean of Instruction - Communication, Composition & Literature, Fine Arts, Reading & Language and Social Sciences Division

State Center Community College District

Closing Date: 4/30/2015

Position Classification:

Campus Location:
Reedley College

Start Date:

Essential Functions:
This position reports to the Vice President of Instruction
The Reedley College Division Deans provide leadership in an integrated program approach that includes basic skills, academic and occupational education and transfer. Specific program areas of responsibility may include: Composition & Literature, Communication, Fine Arts, Social Sciences, Reading and Language and the College Library.
    •    Provide leadership in working with faculty to assess student learning outcomes as they relate to courses and programs;
    •    promote the assessment of student outcomes in order to determine the effectiveness of student learning;
    •    work with faculty and administration to ensure resources and staff development are provided to promote student success;
    •    facilitate the development of new programs using labor market data to reflect the changing needs in local, regional and state economies;
    •    provide sustained leadership in curriculum improvement through regular program review, evaluation, revision, and attention to relevance;
    •    develop course schedules in collaboration with department chairs and schedule teaching assignments;
    •    monitor enrollment and make adjustments to classes according to enrollment trends and fiscal realities;
    •    establish and maintain business and community relationships which benefit instruction;
    •    assist in the hiring processes of full-time faculty and classified staff and recommend personnel actions to supervisor;
    •    evaluate faculty and staff following contract and other relevant guidelines;
    •    support the department chairs in recruitment and hiring of adjunct faculty;
    •    develop budget recommendations and administer budgets;
    •    provide guidance and leadership for department chairs and faculty;
    •    work collaboratively with student services programs and personnel;
    •    prepare annual goals, participate in planning activities and facilitate completion of goals;
    •    facilitate grant applications for areas of responsibility;
    •    develop and oversee activities that lead to an international education program for the college;
    •    participate in regional and statewide educational activities as appropriate to the division;
    •    advise senior administrators concerning workforce development and economic development issues and goals;
    •    communicate and collaborate with the faculty and administrative staff of the Madera and Oakhurst Centers;
    •    participate as a member of the President’s Advisory Council and attend other college and/or district committees as assigned; and
    •    perform additional administrative duties and services as requested and assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
Include an earned master’s degree from an accredited college or university AND one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment; OR possession of a valid California Community College Supervisory Credential; AND sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications:
    •    Evidence of a commitment to teaching/learning and the vision of a learning-centered institution and community;
    •    evidence of commitment to the mission of the California Community Colleges and the mission of Reedley College;
    •    an understanding of how technology can support learning and a record of support for technological advancements;
    •    equivalent to at least three years of full-time instructional experience in an educational institution;
    •    ability to collaborate with internal constituencies, employers and community agencies in curriculum and program development;
    •    evidence of application of principles and practices of administrative organization and management, planning, supervising and evaluating the work of others, and employee motivation and training;
    •    ability to use organizational skills that enable the performance of duties in a timely fashion with attention to detail;
    •    demonstrated experience in managing financial resources effectively including determining how best to utilize resources and managing budgets and expenditures;
    •    ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing;
    •    experience with Microsoft Office products or with a similar suite of word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation;
    •    familiarity with the standards for accreditation established by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC);
    •    familiarity with the statutory and regulatory requirements of California Community Colleges;
    •    evidence of successful management of grants and major projects; and
    •    ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Conditions of Employment:
224 duty days and 22 vacation days for a total of 246 days.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary range is $110,231 – $137,527 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,001 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including health, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Selection Procedure:
Applications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.

From the applicants who submit all the required documents and who meet the qualifications, a selection advisory committee will determine the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications. They will be invited to interview.

The selection advisory committee will rate responses to the interview questions. Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the President and Chancellor for final interviews. A hiring recommendation will be made by the Chancellor and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.

State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service minded organization and respond, as best we can, to the needs of our applicants and the faculty and administrators we work with in the District.

For more information, contact the Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93704, (559) 226-0720, fax (559) 229-7039. For information on Reedley College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Please refer to Position No. 3524.

Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:



Keyword Phrases

  • Dean
  • Liberal Arts / Humanities Deans
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 1 years
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Best if Apply By 4/30/2015