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ACADEMIC DEAN, LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATIONS AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS
Ideal Candidate Statement: Ideal Candidate StatementThe ideal candidate has outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with students, faculty, and staff of varied backgrounds, demonstrates strategic thinking, and exhibits a flexible working style that is adaptable to change. The Dean has an understanding of budgeting, effective class scheduling practices, enrollment management, hiring processes, and relevant statewide initiatives (AB 705, Guided Pathways). The candidate will demonstrate the ability to navigate the challenges and responsibilities of middle management and will be a contributing member of a highly effective team of college-wide Deans and Directors. Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College and continuous professional development is highly valued.
Job Description Summary: DEFINITION:
Reporting to the Vice President/Deputy Superintendent, Academic Affairs, the Academic Dean, Language, Communications, and Academic Success is responsible for leadership, educational planning, enrollment and personnel management and financial accountability for the division. It provides leadership and administrative authority for the division's day, evening, weekend, and inter-session and summer programs. Works closely with vice presidents, other administrators, faculty, and staff to deliver integrated instructional programs to promote student success. Provides leadership for program development in accordance with the mission, vision and goals of the College. Works to develop, foster and maintain strong collaborative working relationships with local high schools, public and community agencies. The Dean is responsible for the following academic programs and services: English, English Learning Center, English as a Second Language, Foreign Languages, Journalism, Speech Communication, Broadcasting and oversight of the Library.
Please note that currently, an academic realignment is ongoing; therefore, the actual assignment may change slightly.
Essential Duties: DUTY STATEMENTS
I. Oversee the coordination of personnel, curriculum, schedules, resources and data to meet the needs of the division and enhance the educational effectiveness of programs and services;
2. Participate in strategic and long-range instructional planning for the college and the district;
3. Recommend instructional and general policies, conduct meetings to facilitate planning and collegial decision-making and to keep staff informed about issues and projects for the overall college instructional program;
4. Maintain current knowledge of new trends and innovations in community colleges and higher education;
5. Provide leadership for accreditation, program review, including improvement and development; systematic assessment of student progress and learning outcomes; and recommend changes to maintain relevance of division programs and to meet student and community needs;
6. Promote excellence in teaching and learning; facilitate dual enrollment, non- credit curriculum development, instructional agreements, and guided pathways;
7. Foster excellence and innovation within area of responsibility; develop partnerships that promote the colleges mission and advance shared college and community goals;
Curriculum & Program Development
8. Work with faculty to plan for curriculum additions, modifications, and deletions and set priorities for resource needs under Program Review analysis;
9. Facilitate the maintenance of relevant and curriculum appropriate to College mission;
10. Work with faculty to identify and implement learning outcomes and Program Review;
11. Facilitate academic partnerships between division faculty, faculty in transitional high schools and four-year transfer institutions and assure maximum course articulation for students;
12. Ensure compliance with accreditation and regulatory requirements;
Budget and Resource Allocation
13. Develop and manage the division budgets consistent with District policy and sound financial management principles;
14. Identify and prioritize division needs, secure available funding, and strategically allocate and reallocate resources;
15. Confer with faculty regarding ideas for program improvement to find resources for development through grants and special projects;
16. Complete faculty evaluations and tenure review for full-time faculty; conduct evaluations for all adjuncts in conjunction with peer faculty evaluators; evaluate the performance of assigned staff;
17. Interview and participate in selecting employees; orient, train, counsel, discipline and terminate personnel according to established policies and procedures and collective bargaining agreements;
l 8. Interpret and apply state and federal regulations and collective bargaining provisions as it relates to supervising staff and faculty;
19. Respond to student, staff and faculty complaints and adhere to all policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreements related to grievances, unlawful complaints and discipline.
20. Recruit and develop adjunct faculty pools.
21. Assess institutional data regarding enrollment and course offerings with schedule mix of day, evening and weekend as well as in-class, hybrid and distance learning options to meet student needs and support student success;
22. Work with faculty and staff to assess students and continuously monitor progress for success using appropriate data and research tools;
23. Oversee and evaluate requests for: credit by exam, course waivers, and other student petitions.
24. Resolve student issues and assist faculty and staff to refer issues (disability accommodation, student behavior, grade changes, etc.) to appropriate departments;
25. Oversee the operations of tutoring or learning center, as assigned, for academic, administrative, programmatic and fiscal activities related to program delivery to assure quality and effectiveness;
Equity and Cultural Competence
26. Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the students we serve and sensitivity to and knowledge and understanding of groups historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced discrimination;
27. Ensure program planning and development aligns with the Colleges Student Equity planning progress to achieve successful outcomes;
28. Work to integrate diversity, as appropriate, into all major duties including the Districts hiring policy and through collegial and collaborative work with faculty in the areas of curriculum and instruction;
29. Partner in the efforts to implement the Districts Equal Employment Opportunity Plan;
30. Communicate with leaders in the private and public sectors and educational agencies to determine needs for new courses and programs and establish advisory committees as appropriate; 31. Determine and oversee needs for other college sites and centers regarding instructional programs and services;
32. Facilitate academic partnerships between division faculty, faculty in feeder high schools, and four- year transfer institutions; assure maximum course articulation for students;
Scheduling and Enrollment Management
33. Ensure preparation of a schedule of classes to meet student needs and work with staff to produce accurate schedules, catalog information, program information and multi-year instructional plans;
34. Assign faculty to classes, monitor schedules, faculty and staff workload for accuracy throughout the semester;
35. Assure accurate and timely attendance reporting for all courses offered in the division;
36. Perform other related duties as assigned in all above areas.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: KNOWLEDGE OF:
I. Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations including the Education Code especially on community colleges, District policies and operations, and Statewide initiatives from the State Chancellors office;
2. Student learning outcomes and assessment activities at the program and course levels;
3. Principles and practices on curriculum development, enrollment management and schedule building;
4. Learning theory, teaching techniques and instructional delivery modalities for credit and non- credit curriculum;
5. Budget preparation and administration;
6. Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation;
7. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy
1. Plan, organize, develop, and evaluate the programs, activities, and curriculum of a college instructional division with faculty and staff to meet student and community needs.
2. Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with faculty and staff, students, and community members.
3. Work effectively with students, faculty and staff from multi-cultural backgrounds and promote access, success, and equity;
4. Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate personnel;
5. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action;
6. Plan and organize work to meet schedules and timelines.
1. Coordinate instructional programs and projects and set goals and priorities;
2. Organize and chair meetings, lead workshops, facilitate group discussions, and involve faculty and staff in idea generation, goal setting, and decision making;
3. Develop grants or special project applications;
4. Manage and account for budget;
5. Monitor and address enrollment management
Education and Experience: MINIMUM OUALIFICATIONS
Any combination equivalent to a Masters degree within the assigned Language and Communications discipline and five years increasingly responsible experience teaching at an institution of higher education.
Commitment to community college goals/objectives of being an equity-based and anti-racist institution, and providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests
Must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices.
Preferred Qualifications: OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Experience in financial accountability and budgeting;
Experience in shared governance/collective bargaining, staffing and supervision
Management Annual Salary Range # 230
Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.
Ohlone offers a competitive benefits package. Employee pays for health benefits from salary. Below is a list of some of our offerings:
1. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, EAP and LTD
2. Membership in Public Employees Retirement System Candidates hired on or after January 1, 2013 are subject to restrictions imposed by PEPRA)
3. Contribution to O.A.S.D.I. (Social Security)
4. Paid vacation
5. Paid sick leave
6. Paid holidays and district-paid floating personal days
7. Longevity pay step increase based on your years of service
8. IRS Section 125 Flexible Medical Spending Plan
9. 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan (employee contributes)
10. 403(b) Tax Shelter Annuity Plan (employee contributes)
*Benefits will be prorated for positions less than 100%
Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986:
Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal "Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986."
A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.
EEO Statement Summary:
The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.
If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.
Conditions of Employment: Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis and proof of vaccination from COVID-19. In addition, you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal "Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986." Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance. Employees must be California residents on their date of hire and for the duration of their employment with Ohlone Community College District.
To apply, visit: https://employment.ohlone.edu/postings/48534
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