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Company: San Diego Community College District
Location: San Diego
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Posting Details
Posting Details (Default Section)
Closing Date: 06/16/2023
Open Until Filled No
Classification Title Dean
Working Title Dean, School of Health Sciences and Public Service
Recruitment Limits
Location San Diego Mesa College
Pay Information
Range 18 ($9,263.00- $14,852.57) per month based on the current Management Salary Schedule.
Initial salary placement is commensurate with related experience and promotional rules. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid: medical, dental, and vision plans; sick and vacation leave; and opportunities for professional development. Initial Salary Placement, Promoted or transferred employees will be placed as specified in the Management Employees Handbook.
This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. A temporary probationary period will be applied to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.
Position Equivalent FTE:
1.0 FTE
Job Duration 12 Months
Position Number: 000704
FLSA Status Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Bargaining Unit Management
Range 18
Position Type Academic
Department School of Health Sciences/Public Service
The Position
From San Diego Mesa College President Ashanti Hands:
San Diego Mesa College seeks energetic and dedicated candidates to apply for academic positions. The College is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, classified professionals, staff, and students. As the "Leading College of Equity & Excellence", we take responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all of our students.
As the largest college in the San Diego Community College District, the institution enjoys a solid financial standing, state of the art facilities, and a world class faculty, classified professionals, and staff. For 59 years, Mesa College has been on the leading edge, from offering a Community College Bachelor's Degree, to being a lead California Community College in graduating students with an Advanced Degree for Transfer. We embrace the mission of community colleges, and are committed to empowering our students to maximize their potential, leading to healthy and thriving communities.
We are adding new staff, classified professionals, faculty, and administrators who, alongside our stellar colleagues, will lead us into the future. If this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, I encourage you to file an application for employment.
Applications are now being accepted for the position of Dean, School of Health Sciences and Public Service, beginning August 7, 2023, at San Diego Mesa College.
The Dean for the School of Health Sciences and Public Service reports to the Vice President of Instruction and is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating instructional programs in close cooperation with Department Chairs. This includes coordinating and supervising class schedules, faculty teaching assignments, curriculum development, staff development, and budget planning. The Dean is involved in hiring and evaluating academic and classified staff. The Dean establishes and maintains connections with relevant community and professional organizations and participates in college governance and decision-making. Currently, the School of Health Sciences and Public Service includes the departments of Allied Health (Dental Assisting, Health Information Management, Health Information Technology, Medical Assisting, Neurodiagnostic Technology, Phlebotomy, Physical Therapy Assistant, Radiologic Technology, and Veterinary Technician), Consumer/Nutrition Studies (Child Development, Child Development Center, and Nutrition), American Sign Language-English Interpretation ( ASL -English Interpretation), and Work Experience. This position additionally oversees the Baccalaureate degree program, the Allied Health Pro Bono Clinic, and administers the Perkins V funding. They actively participate in Campus, District, Regional, and State CTE planning and initiatives. The College is seeking an applicant who is a positive, collaborative, innovative, and energetic leader.
Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.
Major Responsibilities
Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide effective leadership for the School of Health Sciences and Public Services.

  • Work collaboratively with the School's faculty and classified professionals to develop and implement long- and short-range goals, including alignment with the College's master plan and other campuses, District, and Regional planning documents and processes.

  • Work collaboratively with faculty, department chairs, and administrators in aspects of school management, including budgeting, enrollment management, and schedule development.

  • Work collaboratively with faculty, classified professionals, and academic leaders to support curriculum development and review at both the course and program levels within the College and Region and in alignment with accreditation and licensing requirements.

  • Work collaboratively with department chairs to hire, supervise, evaluate, support, and mentor all faculty and classified professionals.

  • Apply local, state, and federal regulations to the College's and School's instructional programs, courses, laboratory safety, and activities.

  • Advocate for, coordinate, manage, and evaluate transfer and CTE programs, departments, disciplines, and grants at the College, district, community, and regional levels.

  • Provide direct support to students as needed to resolve student concerns and make referrals as appropriate to college resources.

  • Provide leadership with State initiatives and legislative mandates related to Career and Technical Education ( CTE ) and associated funding sources such as Strong Workforce, Perkins, etc.

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with departments and schools across the campus, community, region, industry, and professional organizations.

  • Understand and contribute to a college participatory governance structure and collective bargaining environment.

  • Work collaboratively and transparently with the VPI and other administrative leaders.

  • Promote and support policies, actions, and activities that foster an institutional culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism.

    In compliance with policies adopted by the Board of Trustees, applicants for
    this position must show evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

  • Possession of a Master's degree from a regionally accredited

    institution; AND ,

  • One (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience

    reasonably related to the administrator's assignment.
    Desired Qualifications
    Desired Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated effective educational leadership in planning and administering programs related to the disciplines within the School of Health Sciences and Public Service.

    • Experience with planning, organizing, coordinating, budgeting, promoting, supervising and evaluating academic programs, and advocating for future resource needs, including laboratory equipment, technology, and maintenance.

    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Career Education requirements, initiatives, and funding, including Perkins and Strong Workforce and the vital and valuable role of CTE programs in preparing students for the workforce.

    • Knowledge of effective classroom instruction that provides diverse and effective learning theories to foster a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism leading to student success.

    • Knowledge of and experience with the curriculum development process at the community college, regional, and state levels.

    • Demonstrated knowledge and skill in enrollment management, including schedule development.

    • Experience establishing and maintaining partnerships with relevant community and professional organizations, including program advisory committees, private industry, and public agencies, including healthcare-related ones.

    • Demonstrated experience in applying local, state, and federal regulations and specialized healthcare-related accreditation requirements to the College's instructional programs and courses.

    • Demonstrated knowledge of Community College Baccalaureate Degree Program and requirements.

    • Experience in developing relationships with high schools, transfer institutions, and industry partners to promote seamless pathways for students.

    • Demonstrated effective administrative experience, hiring, evaluating, and working collaboratively with faculty and classified professionals to establish and carry out the School's planning goals.

    • Experience working in a college participatory governance and collective bargaining environment.

    • Demonstrated effective conflict resolution skills.

    • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, including both oral and written communication.

    • Demonstrated commitment to the missions and values of the California Community College System, the San Diego Community College System, and San Diego Mesa College.

      If you do not possess the exact degrees, or higher, listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of teaching classes, please complete a Request for Equivalency Form ( and attach it during the application process.
      Foreign Degree:
      Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( NACES ) ( or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC .( ACEI ) ( . A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.
      Training and Experience:
      Any combination of training and experience equivalent to: qualification for a California Community College Supervisor Credential and three years of increasingly responsible and directly related management or supervisory experience in an institution of higher education.
      Both of the following: (a) Master's degree; AND (b) One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment.
      Physical Requirements:
      Category III
      Favorable, usually involves an office.
      Valid California driver's license
      California Community College Supervisory Credential.
      Commitment to Diversity:
      All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and classified professionals.
      Working Conditions
      Special Instructions to Applicants:
      To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to r--sum--s or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an "incomplete" application; please enter "N/A" if any section does not apply.

      • Complete online application;

      • Current R--sum--;

      • Cover letter addressing the position's responsibilities and qualifications;

      • Unofficial graduate and undergraduate college transcripts; AND ,

      • Five (5) professional references included within the online application.

      • Foreign Degree Evaluation (If applicable).

        Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you've written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.

        • Application materials sent via mail, fax, or email will not be accepted.

        • Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via email.

        • All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

          SDCCD COVID -19 Board Resolution Overview At the June 9, 2022 Board meeting, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution directing the District's COVID -19 protocols going forward. Click here ( to access and read the Board resolution directing the District's COVID -19 protocols.
          All potential employees are required to be up-to-date on COVID -19 vaccination, which includes booster doses, or have an approved exemption from the requirement to be vaccinated and/or receive a booster dose based on a medical condition or religious belief, in accordance with federal and state law. Potential employees who do not have an approved exemption must be fully vaccinated and up-to-date on their COVID -19 vaccination to comply with District policy. Potential employees who are fully vaccinated prior to February 1, 2022, must receive a booster dose when eligible.
          Potential employees who are not fully vaccinated against COVID -19 and plan to request an exemption based on a medical condition or religious belief, may submit the "VACCINATION EXEMPTION FORM" at the time of a conditional job offer.
          Tentative Timeline (Subject to Amendments)
          Conditions of Employment:

          • Submit "official" college transcripts as stated on application (even if a degree is not a requirement for this position);

          • Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the District's expense;

          • Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment);

          • Provide a valid COVID -19 Vaccination card, including Booster, or Vaccination Exemption;

          • Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate's expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment);

          • Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States as required by the I9 Employment Eligibility Verification form; AND

          • Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices.

          • Employed on an initial contract of two (2) years that is eligible for renewal annually for up to a subsequent two-year period.

            If you accept a contract (permanent) position with SDCCD and are a retired annuitant with CalPERS or CalSTRS, you must reinstate from your retirement system. Please reference the CalPERS ( or CalSTRS ( website for further information.
            Additional Information:
            SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time academic employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Contract employees become members of the State Teachers' Retirement System ( STRS ) upon appointment.
            Posting Number AC00968
            Indicate budget number(s)
            Required & Optional Documents

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