Dean of Health Sciences and Human Services

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, CA

ID: 7068589 (Ref.No. P0004616)
Posted: August 3, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Location
20-Saddleback College
Classification Benefits:

The District provides California State Teachers Retirement System (STRS), and offers a comprehensive package including holidays, sick, vacation, and personal necessity time; and, insurance benefits which include medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, a long-term disability income-protection plan, and a legal plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District.


Summary Description:

To serve as administrator and supervisor of the assigned division of the college; provide leadership to develop, organize and implement the division’s goals and objectives; provide leadership to plan, develop, organize, schedule, direct, improve and evaluate the assigned division’s programs, curriculum and related student support services in consultation with department chairs, faculty and classified staff.


To foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District; lead by example; actively participate in and support District-wide participatory governance components and activities and other collaborative processes; encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED:
Receives general direction from the Vice President for Instruction.

Exercises functional and technical supervision over academic, professional and classified staff as assigned.


Knowledge of:

A community college system.
All divisions and their inter-relationships; a thorough knowledge of the various student support services required to enhance instruction.
Applicable District policies and local, State and federal laws, codes and regulations, Including Title V and California Education Code.
Basic data collection and analysis related to student learning outcomes, retention, and success.
California Community Colleges basic skills initiative.
Community relations and external resource development.
Computer systems and software applications related to assigned instructional division.
Curriculum development.
District safety policies and procedures.
Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of students, faculty and staff.
Evidence of understanding and experience with the principles of collegial consultation.
Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and diplomacy.
Management techniques that encourage creativity improve efficiency and increase productivity.
Oral and written communication skills.
Organizational and management practices as applied to assigned division.
Participatory governance process and venue fostering open communication among divisions, programs and services.
Principles and practices of budget preparation and management.
Principles and practices of training and supervision.
Principles of program evaluation, student assessment, and organizational development.
Role and purpose of technological systems in providing online instruction, instructional support and student services.
Team-oriented leadership style.
Web page design, Blackboard and/or other course management systems, and other instructional and student services software.


Ability to:

Advocate for assigned division’s programs and needs.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Assess, manage, implement, use and apply technology in the management and delivery of assigned instructional, training or student services programs.
Assist in forecasting current and future needs and costs affecting assigned division.
Collect, compile and analyze data.
Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse constituencies within and outside of the District.
Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability.
Develop markets and promotional strategies for courses, services and projects related to foundational skills that will promote enrollment growth, retention and student success.
Develop, prepare and administer project budgets.
Embrace and work effectively within a system of participatory governance.
Encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.
Establish and maintain effective, harmonious, and collaborative relationships with a diverse population of students, staff and community.
Exercise initiative and work independently.
Exercise judgment or choice among possible actions, sometimes without clear precedents and often with concern for the consequences of the action.
Interact effectively with diverse students, staff, faculty and administrators.
Interpret, analyze, apply and explain applicable local, State and federal laws and regulations.
Interpret, apply and explain applicable District policies and procedures.
Lead, train, supervise, and evaluate assigned staff.
Learn District and College organization, operations and objectives.
Manage complex budgets including grants.
Operate computer/applications software, including database management, spreadsheet, word processing and software related to assigned instructional division.
Operate modern office equipment such as computer, printer, calculator, copier and facsimile machine.
Perform with tact, patience and sensitivity.
Plan and organize work.
Plan, evaluate and supervise delivery of instructional programs and strategies.
Plan, organize, coordinate, manage and expedite assigned projects and activities related to assignment in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
Prepare oral and written reports and recommendations.
Provide leadership, training, and support for faculty who wish to explore innovative approaches to student learning using instructional technology.
Read, interpret, and explain laws, rules and regulations, and to develop and implement personnel policies and procedures.
Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socioeconomic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy.
Represent the college at the community, State and national levels.
Resolve conflicts and solve problems.
Serve as an effective management team member.
Train and provide supervision and work direction to others as assigned.
Understand and effectively and collaboratively work in a complicated multi-college environment, as well as within a system of community college districts.
Demonstrate commitment to academic and professional excellence.
Use independent judgment in the interpretation and application of rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Work collaboratively with administration, classified management, faculty, staff and students.
Work effectively in a fast paced environment with numerous interruptions.


Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


Education/Training:

A master’s degree from an accredited college or university.

An emphasis in a discipline within the division or an earned doctorate from an accredited college or university is preferred.


Experience:

At least three years of successful faculty experience at the post-secondary level or equivalent, with an emphasis in at least one of the areas of this assignment preferred. At least one year of successful post-secondary administrative/supervisory experience, with an emphasis in one of the areas of assignment preferred. Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, physically challenged, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE:

Administrative leadership experience in the development, organization, and management of two or more instructional programs, including at least one program area related to this assignment.


License or Certificate:

Valid California driver’s license.


Conditions of Employment:

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work Environment:

Standard office setting. Typically, duties are performed in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer workstation. An incumbent also visits instructional sites and is subject to contact with others, frequent interruptions, noise from talking or office equipment and demanding legal timelines. At least minimal environmental controls to assure health and comfort.


Physical Demands:

The incumbent regularly sits for long periods, walks short distances on a regular basis, travels to various locations to visit instructional sites, attend meetings and conduct work; uses hands and fingers to operate a an electronic keyboard or other office machines; reaches with hands and arms, speaks clearly and distinctly to answer telephones and to provide information; sees to read fine print and operate computer; hears and understands voices over telephone and in person; and lifts, carries, and/or moves objects weighing up to 10 pounds.


Duties and Responsibilities

Provide leadership in the administration of the Health Sciences and Human Services division of the college, including personnel management, in accordance with laws, regulations, District policy and collective bargaining agreements; direct and evaluate the programs and departments assigned to Health Sciences & Human Services, which currently include: the Nursing Department (Registered Nurse (RN)), Emergency Medical Services (Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic), American Sign Language / Interpreting, Clinical Laboratory Technologies (Phlebotomy and Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)), Medical Assisting Department (Medical Assisting, M A Administrative Certificate, M A Clinical, M A Comprehensive (both Administrative & Clinical)), Billing & Coding Skills Award, Health Information Technology (HIT), and four Human Services certificates, including Human Services Generalist, Alcohol & Drug Studies, Mental Health Worker, Criminal Justice (change title officially in Fall 2012 catalog to Community- Based Corrections due to recent CSU Criminal Justice articulation agreements).

Analyze, interpret and monitor the student success rates of assigned programs and student preparedness and recommend change as needed.

Participate in the development of the College’s strategic plan, communicating the needs, goals, plans and overall role of areas of assignment.

Lead, direct and approve the planning, development, organizing, scheduling, direction, performance and evaluation of the curriculum, instructional or student services programs and services of assigned division.

Lead assigned division in planning, program development and performance of the mission and in carrying out the College’s mission, goals and objectives.

Formulate and develop long and short-range goals and strategic plans, including staffing, facilities, curriculum and educational philosophy; assure consistency of plans with other college and District plans; prepare long-range plans and statements of goals and objectives.

Communicate with College, District, State, and federal personnel to coordinate instructional needs, programs, services and activities; resolve conflicts and issues and develop new and effective certificate and degree programs; provide leadership in delivery of courses, certificates, and degrees for assigned instructional division.

Develop, prepare, submit, administer, monitor and review annual program budgets for assigned division, including annual budget requests for equipment, supplies and personnel; direct the acquisition, maintenance and use of both instructional and non-instructional equipment; and maintain an equipment-replacement plan; direct the maintenance of adequate records and controls to assure instructional division expenditures and operations remain within established budget limitations; monitor and approve purchase requisitions and prepare agenda items for Board approval as needed.

Direct fundraising and financial development for assigned instructional or student services division; disseminate information about the availability of external funding; communicate with faculty members and administrators regarding grants relevant to their academic field; provide information concerning specific funding sources; coordinate timelines and protocol for grants.

Direct the preparation and maintenance of detailed and comprehensive reports, records and files regarding instructional division personnel, facilities, and activities.

Train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned probationary and tenured academic and classified staff in keeping with the policies of the Board of Trustees and administrative procedures; visit classroom/work sites and observe and evaluate methods and effectiveness.

Participate in the selection of new faculty and classified staff and temporary professional staff in accordance with District policies and legal requirements.

Interface with the community and external agencies in all matters of community relations and academic affairs associated with the division of instruction.

Organize, attend or chair a variety of administrative and staff meetings related to strategic planning, budget, curriculum, advisory committees and other activities; participate in collegial consultation, shared governance and appropriate advisory committee meetings and provide in-service and workshops for employees.

Supervise the planning, organization and arranging of appropriate staff development programs and activities for faculty and staff; orient new employees and direct the implementation of flex time procedures.

Direct and approve curriculum development; direct the acquisition, maintenance, and use of instructional equipment; and maintain an equipment and technology replacement plan.

Identify facility needs and help direct planning for the movement, creation or elimination of facilities for programs.

Promote and coordinate a variety of programs and services and arrange for the development of promotional materials and college publications; manage assigned facilities and approve all assigned facilities usage.

Attend workshops, professional conferences, and trade shows for program planning and development; serve on a variety of campus, District, community, and State committees; and meet with representatives of business, industry, and local government.

Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to assigned division; monitor legislation, new State Education Code regulations and other State guidelines to determine instructional program impact.

Provide leadership and advocacy to enhance innovation and participation in issues related to areas of assignment to ensure student success; communicate the changing expectations, trends and needs of educational preparation effectively to College personnel.

Assist assigned Vice President in the resolution of student and faculty concerns related to area of assignment.

Create a positive campus climate that fosters innovation in curriculum development for instruction and services in assigned divisions; work with the community, business, industry and other educational institutions to promote assigned divisions of instruction; contribute to the development and implementation of a coordinated outreach, marketing and public relations process and plan for assigned instructional programs and services.

Provide direction for the development of new programs, including contribution to the development or redesign of curriculum, and coordinate program approvals as appropriate.

Work collaboratively and develop partnerships/agreements with advisory boards, professional associations, K-12 and transfer institutions, business and industry; cultivate and promote positive and substantive relationships with local business and industry; serve as a leader of/and advocate for the College within the business community.

Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of students.

Perform related duties as assigned.





At the South Orange County Community College District, our goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that fosters and celebrates diversity, promotes and rewards excellence, and is welcoming to all. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff, and students to live, work, and contribute in a global society. The Plan reflects the District's commitment to equal employment opportunity and outlines the active steps that ensure nondiscriminatory practices.



 

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