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DEAN OF SAN RAMON VALLEY INSTRUCTIONAL DIVISION

Company

Contra Costa Community College District

Location

San Ramon

Job Description

DEAN OF SAN RAMON VALLEY INSTRUCTIONAL DIVISION

San Ramon Campus - San Ramon, California
Full time
Final Filing Date: 5/11/09

Under administrative direction of a higher-level academic manager, oversees division(s) or areas of a college’s instructional, student and/or support services operation. Manages and evaluates assigned managers, supervisors, department chairs, faculty and staff, in conformance with appropriate policies and procedures. Carries out complex projects and special programs.

The Dean of San Ramon Valley Instructional Division reports directly to the SRC Executive Dean and is responsible for all San Ramon campus academic programs. The SRC Division is comprised of four multi-disciplinary departments: Applied Arts & Social Sciences, Math & Science, Language Arts, and Computer Information Systems (CIS) & Business Education; and currently includes 19 full-time faculty positions and approximately 80 part-time faculty. The SRC Division Dean works collaboratively with the Diablo Valley College Division Deans and the Vice President of Instruction to meet the overall academic and program development needs of Diablo Valley College.



EXAMPLES OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:

Provides vision and leadership for a diverse, dynamic and innovative community of faculty, staff and students.

Provides year-round leadership, management, participation and development of an instructional, student, and/or support services division's day, evening, weekend, inter-session and summer programs.

Assists in the hiring process of management, faculty and classified staff for assigned division or area and recommend personnel actions to supervisor

Assists in the training of assigned managers, supervisors, faculty and classified staff.

Evaluates assigned managers, supervisors and classified staff.

Assists in the evaluation of faculty.

Organizes and manages the operation of the assigned division or area office; coordinates and administers its budget.

In collaboration with faculty, develops curriculum, supports a variety of methods of instruction, including computer-assisted instruction and distance learning, and ensures course and program articulations are kept current.

With division faculty, staff, and other administrators, manages the preparation of the class schedules, catalogs, brochures and other printed or electronic materials for the assigned division(s).

Facilitates grant applications for assigned division or area, manages grants, and prepares required reports.

Serves as liaison to other college divisions, areas and services, advisory committees, individual students and student groups, and appropriate university, school and other off-campus and community groups.

Serves on college and district committees as assigned.

Organizes, manages and participates in the annual planning and budgeting process in cooperation with managers, supervisors, faculty and classified staff and in concert with college goals for assigned division or area.

Manages the approved annual budget for assigned area.

Accurately interprets applicable laws, regulations and collective bargaining contract provisions.

Responds to and seeks resolution of complaints arising from division/area activities, including participating in the process of collective bargaining contract grievances.

Provides leadership for and assists with departmental program reviews.

Assists in accreditation process.

Supports a climate that promotes innovation and improved service to students and the community; cooperates with area staff and other managers to develop processes that are student friendly and supportive of student success.

Manages and participates in the continued evaluation and improvement of the assigned area’s instructional, student, and/or support services programs.

Promotes the assessment of student outcomes in order to determine the effectiveness of student learning and student development programs in the area.

Assists in the coordination of area programs with those of other institutions and in the development of partnerships with external agencies.

Actively participates in and supports college and District shared governance components and activities and other collaborative processes.

Employs appropriate techniques and strategies to resolve disputes and to enhance communication and cooperation among the members of the college and District communities.

Interpret and analyze appropriate laws, policies, rules and procedures to determine impact on assigned instructional or student services division or program area and oversee compliance and reporting strategies.

Travels throughout the District in carrying out responsibilities and functions.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge Of:

Computer-based technology for management of assigned divisions/areas and for instructional, student, and/or support services

The goals of shared governance

Principles and practices of administrative organization and management, planning, supervising and evaluating the work of others, employee motivation and training

Applicable federal, state, local, District and college laws, rules and regulations, and collective bargaining contract provisions

Complex business level English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation

Modern office tools such as computers and printers

Typical modern office computer software programs

Report and presentation writing.


Ability To:

Use organizational skills that enable performance of duties in a timely fashion with attention to detail

Effectively communicate orally and in writing

Manage financial resources effectively including determining how best to utilize resources and managing budgets and expenditures; use personal computers utilizing typical office software applications, including the Internet

Work effectively with managers, faculty and staff in a participatory governance environment to accomplish the goals and objectives of the college and the assigned divisions or areas

Exercise good judgment

Communicate effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities

Demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.



Education/Training: Earned Master's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university.



Experience: Equivalent to at least three years of full-time instructional, student, and/or support services experience in an institution of higher education. Equivalent to one year’s experience in a lead role such as a department chair, etc.



License/Certification: A valid Class C California Driver’s License.



Desirable Qualifications:

Full-time teaching experience at an institution of higher education

Experience serving in faculty leadership role, such as department chair, subject area coordinator, etc.

Evidence of successful management of special projects such as curriculum development, program review, accreditation, student learning outcomes, grants, collaboration with other agencies, etc.

Demonstrated experience in the successful implementation of innovative programs and services addressing student success and faculty development



HOW AND WHERE TO APPLY

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Full-Time

Job Functions

Academic Dean

Department/Division

Benefits

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Travel Level

Education

Graduate Degree

Minimum Experience

3.00

Professional Designation

Contact Name

Contact Phone

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Contact E-mail Address

Approved

Yes

Approval Date

5/1/2009 5:00 PM
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