DEAN OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS (2 positions)
Mathematics, Physical Education, Life and Physical Sciences
LOS ANGELES SOUTHWEST COLLEGE
DEADLINE DATE TO FILE:
Wednesday, September 24, 2010
Los Angeles Southwest College announces an opening for a Dean, Academic Affairs. The Dean will be responsible for providing leadership and administrative supervision of the following academic departments: Mathematics, Physical Education, Life and Physical Sciences. The Dean will work under the direction of the Executive Vice President and will work closely with the disciplines.
The Dean will provide leadership for the development of the schedule of classes and facilitates long-range planning, curriculum development and academic program review. The Dean manages budget and assigns staff. The Dean will interpret, articulate, implement and monitor compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, labor contracts and policies and represents the Division of Academic Affairs on various campus, District-wide and regional committees.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
The basic salary range is from $108,873 to $139,762 annually. The selected candidate will be allocated within the salary range according to previous salary. Employee benefits include 15.5 paid holidays annually, 15-24 days paid vacation annually depending on length of District service, medical/hospital, dental and vision care plans and a $50,000 group life insurance policy.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Responsible for scheduling, budgeting and staffing of college programs for the selected academic departments of Mathematics, Physical Education, Life and Physical Sciences.
- Provide guidance to faculty for preparation of the college class schedule.
- Provide leadership and administrative direction for compilation and analysis of data to support campus efforts in development and maintenance of programs, including information on grants and other student success opportunities.
- Assist department chairs with long-range planning, enrollment management, faculty selection, load determination, evaluation, personnel management, staff and student worker supervision, faculty innovation and design & implementation of new technologies for instructional purposes.
- Ensure compliance with all collective bargaining agreements.
- Assist with the development and management of the Division’s operational budget, including various general and restricted funds. Ensure educational quality while working with the available budget by monitoring expenditures, account transfers and balances.
- Interpret, articulate, implement and monitor compliance with the California Education Code, LACCD Board Rules, Administrative Regulations, Labor Contracts, HR Guides and Personnel guides.
- Represent Academic Affairs on a variety of committees and subcommittees under the college’s shared governance structure. Serves as a resource to the Vice President on issues pertaining to the stated division’s departments.
- Serve as evening and weekend administrator on a rotational basis as required.
- Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of the position.
- A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
- Completion of one year of full-time formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment.
- Sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
- Experience in providing leadership to core disciplines associated with the division.
- Demonstrated leadership experience in planning, organizing and implementing instructional programs.
- Demonstrated experience in interpreting, articulating and implementing a variety of laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
- Understanding of and commitment to participatory governance.
- Knowledge of curriculum, new program orientation and program development.
- Knowledge and experience in curriculum development, scheduling, enrollment management and compliance with regulatory and contractual requirements.
- Sensitivity to changing student population, ethnic and cultural diversity within those populations and the academic programs necessary to serve these students.
- Knowledge of the management information needs of effective instructional programs and uses of various computer resources to meet these needs.
- Experience and demonstrated knowledge of budget development and implementation and accounting procedures for regular and Specially Funded Programs including development of audit trails.
- Possess personal characteristics necessary for working with students, employees and the public in an administrative capacity including: stability, good judgment, tact and the ability to cooperate with coworkers.
- Experience working with academic departments.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to produce reports and other necessary documents.
- Strong commitment to student success.
- Significant community college/university teaching experience in one of the disciplines responsible for.
- Three years of increasingly responsible experience related to the assignment.
- An understanding of the teaching/learning process.
Health: A medical certificate indicating fitness to engage in administrative work is required for new employees at the applicant’s expense after selection and prior to employment
- All applications will be reviewed for entrance qualifications.
- A college selection committee will review all completed and approved application materials, and only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
- Selected candidates will be invited for an interview following the committee screening which will involve an evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications in the areas of training, experience, and personal fitness.
- Based upon the selection committee report, the college President will interview the recommended finalists and will make the final decision.
- The Chancellor will recommend one candidate to the Board of Trustees for appointment.
For consideration in the selection process, all interested persons must submit the following:
- Letter of Interest, preferably three pages or less, which addresses the responsibilities and desirable qualifications as detailed in this announcement;
- a current resume;
- a completed LACCD Application for Administrative Position which can be obtained at http://info.laccd.edu/acadjobs/jobs/docs/forms/admin_appl.pdf ;
- three letters of reference sent under separate cover directly to the college by each referee;
- copies of transcripts* (if selected, additional documentation, such as official transcripts) will be required
*Candidates who have earned degrees from foreign institutions are required to submit both official translations and evaluations of their transcripts that have been prepared by a certified U.S. credential review service in order for the application to be considered.
Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications. Los Angeles Southwest College reserves the right to modify and/or withdraw this position at any time.
Notification regarding the advancement in the selection process will be provided to each applicant. Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days prior notice. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested.
After review of application materials by the selection committee, candidates will be contacted only if selected for interviews. Send letters and supplementary materials to:
Selection Committee for the Dean of Academic Affairs
Office of the President
Attn: Jessica Martin, Executive Assistant to the President
Los Angeles Southwest College
1600 West Imperial Highway
Los Angeles, CA 90047
Letters of interest and supplementary materials are due no later than 4:30 p.m. on September 24, 2010. NO FAXES WILL BE ACCEPTED. All materials submitted will become property of the Los Angeles Community College District. For more information, contact the President’s Office at the college at (323) 241-5273/5270.
The LACCD also maintains a database of those interested in administrative positions. A separate Notice of Interest form for Administrator is required. It is available on our website: www.laccd.edu.
Los Angeles Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.