Dean of Visual, Performing Arts, and Cultural Programs

Long Beach City College

Job Description



Dean of Visual, Performing Arts, and Cultural Programs



Long Beach City College is committed to providing equitable student learning and achievement, academic excellence, and workforce development by delivering high quality educational programs and support services to our diverse communities. Long Beach City College currently has the privilege of serving approximately 35,000 students, the majority of whom are students of color. Long Beach City College is a Hispanic serving institution, and of our student population 50% are Hispanic/Latinx, 19% are White, 12% are African American, 10% are Asian & Filipino. An ideal candidate will demonstrate cultural competency in serving the diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual orientation, racial, and cultural backgrounds of community college student populations, including students with differing abilities (physical and/or learning).For more information on our College demographics please click here: https://www.lbcc.edu/pod/college-facts.



Directly responsible to the Vice President of Academic Affairs for leadership, direction, planning, coordination, general supervision and evaluation of the programs/departments and services of the School of Visual, Performing Arts and Cultural Programs. In addition to the academic disciplines, the dean oversees the art gallery, and academic programming in the theatre, and the division’s co-curricular activities. The assignment includes, but is not limited to, enrollment management responsibilities and other duties related to the planning, development, implementation and coordination of the programs and services within the school.

The dean should provide opportunity for involvement by staff, as appropriate, in consideration and discussion of the development of policy, procedures, and programs. The leadership, supervision, planning, implementation, and coordination responsibilities entail working with managers, faculty, staff, students, and appropriate college committees to ensure that the instructional goals and delivery systems are meeting student-learning needs and are in consonance with college goals and objectives. In addition, the individual should function effectively as a member of an administrative team and should work well with and evidence sensitivity towards persons at all levels of the college.



Long Beach City College is committed to providing equitable student learning and achievement, academic excellence, and workforce development by delivering high quality educational and support services to our diverse communities. We are Purposeful, Focused, Nurturing, Connected and Respectful.

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At Long Beach City College, we celebrate equity, diversity and ensure a positive and inclusive working environment for all college students, faculty, staff, and administrators. We believe diversity fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for our students. We are committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to hiring qualified applicants who are dedicated to student learning and success.



In concert with the appropriate personnel:

  • Provide leadership for the direction, planning and the administration of the School’s educational programs and services.
  • Facilitates, leads, and inspires collaboration among faculty and administrators, along with local business and industry partners in response to evolving future of work needs.
  • Provide leadership for the development of new programs and services and the development of strategies and activities that encourage and foster innovation.
  • Provides direction and support to faculty in the development, revision, and evaluation of curriculum and materials.
  • Facilitate and enhance governance processes/relationship(s).
  • Develop budgets and manage financial resources consistent with the college policy and sound management principles.
  • In accord with the college’s enrollment management plan, provide leadership and coordination for the development of operational action plans and their implementation.
  • Provide coordination of the scheduling of courses, services and other related support needs of the School for the efficient and effective use of facilities.
  • Monitor class sizes and workloads as appropriate.
  • Recommend instructional and staff personnel; assist in the recruitment, selection, and evaluation of personnel as appropriate.
  • Provide leadership for program review, including improvement and development; systematic assessment of student progress and learning outcomes; and recommend changes to maintain relevance of School programs and to meet student and community needs.
  • Determines appropriate equipment and supplies for the instructional area in accordance with established policies.
  • Assist in the review and evaluation of instructional programs within the School.
  • Provide for the coordination of program advisory committees.
  • Assist in providing orientation and professional development for personnel within the School.
  • Assist in identifying resources for development through grants and special projects; coordinate and assist in preparation of project applications for special funding to support School’s programs and services.
  • Develop and prepare recommendations and reports as necessary; coordinate and supervise preparation of plans, studies and reports applicable to the School as required.
  • Train, supervise, evaluate, and direct the work of assigned academic and classified staff within assigned areas.
  • Prepare or review documents for program and course development; assures that materials meet requirements of the Curriculum Committee; provides necessary information for schedules, catalog information, and program publicity.
  • Develop the schedule of classes and faculty assignments in accord with the appropriate department chairs.
  • Develops and implements plans and policies to facilitate, improve and promote the curriculum, programs and services of the instructional area; maintains instructional standards of quality.
  • Assist in articulation of the instructional programs with K-12 and institutions of higher education.
  • Understand and appreciate the mission of community colleges and be able to relate it to all constituencies.
  • Advocate and promote quality instruction, equity initiatives and equity mindedness, and student success to meet the educational needs of students in a diverse community college environment.
  • Understand and support the role of faculty in participatory governance.
  • Develop school budgets and manage financial resources consistent with the district policy and sound financial management principles.
  • Understand and promote the role and use of technology in the instructional environment.
  • Facilitate and encourage staff development activities within the school.
  • Serve on various planning committees and taskforces in support of the college planning structure.
  • Make presentations as necessary to various groups with the district, community and state.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.





  • Possession of a master's degree; AND
  • One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment. AND
  • Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Experience in developing, implementing and managing academic programs in a college, university, or district post-secondary educational setting.
  • Includes program and curriculum development processes as well as leading the implementation and approval for the local and state levels.
  • Demonstrate successful experience collaborating with community partners in the development and support of cultural programs.
  • Recent leadership experience as an administrator, department head, or coordinator in an instructional setting within a college or university.
  • At least three years teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
  • Demonstrate support for and encouragement of faculty and student scholarship.
  • Commitment to participatory governance and ability to build consensus, resolve difficult issues, and foster a team environment.
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively and cooperatively with diverse constituencies within a participatory governance environment.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of computers and computer applications that support management systems and business office functions.
  • Demonstrate ability to problem solve and make timely, fair, and equitable decisions.
  • Demonstrate record of fiscal responsibility and accountability, utilizing enrollment management in schedule planning.
  • Demonstrate advocacy for students and students’ needs.
  • Demonstrate commitment to academic quality and standards.


A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the District's vehicle insurance policy.


Additional Information



Long Beach City College only considers complete applications for employment. All application materials must be electronically submitted and uploaded by the applicant by the application deadline. Applications are initially screened for completeness and State Minimum Qualifications. Complete applications are forwarded to the Department hiring committee for further review.

A complete application includes:

  • A Long Beach Community College District application.
  • A cover letter outlining your education and experience relevant to this position.
  • A list of three references, including current telephone numbers of both colleagues and supervisors.
  • A current resume or CV.
  • ALL graduate and undergraduate transcripts, showing school name, all college coursework, degree title and conferral date. This includes transcripts for any and all for the following degrees, BA/BS, MA/MS and above (Ed.D., Ph.D., etc.) and courses used for transfer credit. Transcripts can be official or unofficial and must be submitted as an attachment. The conferral date must be on or before the application deadline in order to meet Minimum Qualifications.
  • Transcripts from countries other than the United States must be evaluated by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Service (NACES).
All Long Beach Community College employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 3, 2022 in compliance with District Policy. Please note that if selected for employment, you must provide proof of fully vaccinated status by date of hire. Documented proof of vaccination is required as part of the onboarding process. Individuals requesting accommodation must do so in a timely manner for consideration. For further information on LBCC DistrictCOVID-19 policy and guides, please visit Return to Campus.

Individuals who require reasonable accommodations in the Application or Examination Process in accordance with ADA should notify the Human Resources Office at least two days prior to the closing date, by calling (562) 938-4372 or (562)938-4813.

The Long Beach Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and equity-minded hiring practices. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, language, accent, citizenship status, race, color, ancestry, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, genetic information, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics.

Long Beach City College acknowledges our presence on the traditional ancestral land of the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples. This land remains unceded territory. We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory. Long Beach City College honors and respects the Gabrielino/Tongva ancestors and their connection to this land.

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