Full Salary Range: $127,535.24 - $179,454.90 annually*
*Actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience (Customary Hiring Range: $127,535.24 - $140,607.61 annually). In addition, candidates with verified educational units beyond the minimum qualification may qualify for additional pay, up to $564 per contract month.
Initial Review Date: 01/03/2020**
**Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the management position above.
Foothill - De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:
The mission of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California.
De Anza College Mission Statement:
De Anza College provides an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.
De Anza College fulfills its mission by engaging students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college's Institutional Core Competencies:
Communication and expression
Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental awareness
Reporting to the Vice President of Instruction, the Dean provides culturally responsive administrative leadership and delivery of program objectives for the Social Science and Humanities division of the college. This position is responsible for ensuring a demonstrated commitment to and alignment with institutional core competencies, multicultural education, equity, and culturally responsive practices across the division.
The Social Sciences and Humanities Division consists of the following departments and programs: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Humanities, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology as well as career programs in Administration of Justice, Child Development and Education, and Paralegal Studies. This position also oversees the California History Center.
NATURE and SCOPE:
The dean is responsible for the vision and leadership of the division including the oversight and implementation of division goals and objectives, organizing and coordinating divisional programs, and preparation of the division class schedule. This position monitors and analyzes enrollment, productivity, recruitment, and manages assigned budgets.
The dean makes operational decisions and coordinates division needs with other college services throughout the campus and the district, determines the allocation of department funds, and works with college and district services in scheduling and monitoring the use of designated facilities.
The dean supervises, hires, and evaluates of full- and part-time faculty, classified professionals, temporary and student employees, as well as volunteers and arbitrates conflicts and maintains compliance with legal and contractual obligations.
KEY DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties and responsibilities are typical but not limited to the following:
Provides vision, creativity, and leadership to the division in order to meet the educational needs of the departments, division, and broader campus community.
Supports, implements, and promotes compliance with the campus equity plan and district in all aspects of employment and education; encourages cultural and ethnic diversity in staffing, curriculum, programs and services.
Encourages and facilitates open communication among peers, staff, and students. Actively practices the principles of shared governance. Uses collaborative decision making in division programs and services.
Acts as a liaison between various groups of faculty, staff, students, and the administration.
Communicates with and advises faculty and staff regarding college and division procedures and regulations; involves faculty and staff in the decision-making process when appropriate.
In conjunction with faculty, review curriculum and enrollment trends; identifies implications and impacts upon the division's goals and objectives, and implements an action plan and comprehensive review of division programs and services.
Engages in program development pertinent to student and community needs and consistent with the district/college/division's master plan.
Assures compliance with the District's Injury and Illness Prevention Program by providing motivation, incentives and discipline to assigned staff; maintains a safe work environment, enforcing safe work practices, reporting and investigating accidents, maintaining necessary documentation and requiring employees to receive mandated training.
Supports curricular and program articulation with high schools, colleges, and universities.
Develops and promotes, with the administration and Faculty Senate, a program of staff development for the division.
Develops and maintains a close relationship with the community through advisory committees, etc.
Develops and implements a marketing and promotion plan for the division in consultation with faculty, staff, students, community members and the Communications and External Relations Office.
Plans for the development of facilities for the division as needed.
Advises and communicates with district facilities and college operations regarding facilities issues within the division.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Working knowledge of all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and contracts, such as the Education code, OSHA, Title V.
Quality principles of trust, teamwork and collaboration.
Principles and practices of higher education organizations and structures.
Principles and practices of management and supervision.
Mission and goals of community colleges.
Concepts and principles of student learning.
Intellectual and pragmatic demands and concerns of the various disciplines.
Skills and Abilities:
Supervisor and/or manage a complex division serving a diverse student population.
Lead, advocate and network in the interest of the Division.
Provide leadership management.
Handle difficult and sensitive issues and problems and resolve conflicts.
Motivational and mediation skills
Interpret and apply rules, regulations, policies and procedures
Implement concepts of shared governance.
Train, assign, supervise, evaluate and develop staff.
Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
Master's Degree from an accredited institution
One (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment.
Academic administrative experience.
Master's degree in one of the disciplines within the Social Sciences and Humanities Division or related field.
Typical office environment.
Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone and make presentations.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
Vision sufficient to read various materials.
Sitting for extending periods of time.
Bending at the waist.
Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.
A District on-line application on http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/. *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.
A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application. Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.
Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our Applicant Information to assist with technical difficulties at: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/a-applicant-instructions.html
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Position: Full-Time, contract, 12-months per year
Starting date: As soon as possible upon completion of the search process.
Annual salary plus benefits; excellent benefits package which includes coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance.
Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.
The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.
For more information about our application process contact:
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Foothill-De Anza serves the communities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Stanford, Sunnyvale, and portions of San Jose.For more than 50 years, Foothill-De Anza has demonstrated excellence and innovation in academic programs and student services. As one of the largest community college districts in the United States, Foothill-De Anza provides credit classes for about 64,000 students a year. The colleges are active members of the League for Innovation in the Community College, a national consortium of leading two-year institutions.