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Dean, Counseling and Student Support Services
Long Beach City College in Long Beach, California
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Date Posted 01/18/2014
Salary $117,432.00 - $142,716.00  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline 03/14/2014
The Dean, Counseling and Student Support Services is directly responsible to the Vice President of Student Support Services for providing leadership, direction, planning, coordination, general supervision and evaluation of the programs/departments and services within Counseling and Student Support Services, including Counseling, the Student Success and Support Program (including student orientation, assessment, and follow-up services), Transfer and Career Center, Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS), Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE), CalWORKs, TRIO Student Support Services programs, and student learning communities. This position may also supervise other academic or student service areas as assigned. The assignment includes, but is not limited to, enrollment management and student matriculation responsibilities and other duties related to planning, development, implementation and coordination of the programs and services within the area. REPRESENTATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES Provide leadership for the direction, planning and administration of the area’s student support services and educational programs. Program leadership for the development of new programs and services and the development of strategies and activities that encourage and foster innovation in order to increase the number of students who are prepared to successfully complete academic goals in a timely manner. Facilitate and enhance governance processes/relationship(s). Develop budgets and manage financial resources consistent with the college policy and sound management principles. Provide leadership in the development and implementation of the College Student Success Plan, including the expansion of Promise Pathways. In accordance 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 area 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; recommend the hire, transfer, suspension, lay-off, promotion, assignment, discipline, training, professional development, direction and performance evaluation of assigned staff. Assist in the review and evaluation of student support services and instructional programs within the area. Assist in providing orientation and professional development for personnel within the area. Assist in identifying resources for development through grants and special projects; coordinate and assist in preparation of project applications for special funding to support the area’s programs and services. Develop and prepare recommendations and reports as necessary; coordinate and supervise preparation of plans, studies and reports applicable to the area 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; assure that materials meet requirements of the Curriculum Committee; provide necessary information for schedules, catalog information, and program publicity. Develop the schedule of classes and faculty assignments in accord with the appropriate department chairs. Assist in articulation of the instructional programs with K-12 and institutions of higher education, specifically to promote transfer and seamless programs of study. Understand and appreciate the mission of community colleges and be able to relate it to all constituencies. Advocate and promote quality support services, instruction and student success to meet the educational needs of students in a diverse community college environment. Understand and support the role of faculty, staff, and students in participatory governance.. Understand and promote the role and use of technology in student services and instructional environments. Administer collective bargaining agreements, employment and promotion selection procedures; and compliance with District policies, rules and regulations regarding personnel. Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited institution, or possession of a valid California Community College Supervisory Credential, AND One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment AND Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understand of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Desirable Qualifications: Possession of an earned doctorate from a regionally accredited university. Progressive experience administering educational programs and services, including experience in a community college or university environment. Recent leadership experience as a dean, program director, department head, or coordinator within or associated with counseling or other student services. Counseling and/or advising experience strongly preferred. Demonstrated 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. Effective oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of computers and computer applications that support management systems and business office functions. Demonstrated ability to problem solve and make timely, fair, and equitable decisions. Demonstrated record of fiscal responsibility and accountability, utilizing enrollment management in student services and/or instructional schedule planning. Demonstrated advocacy for students and students’ needs. Demonstrated commitment to academic quality and standards. Ability to work effectively with community groups, educational entities, business, industry, government and legislative bodies to develop partnerships and coalitions which result in better service to the community and students. LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE: A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the District’s vehicle insurance policy. Additional Information: CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT This is a twelve-month position for the academic year with an annual salary range of $117,432 - $142,716; Range 21 on the Management Team Salary Schedule. The District provides medical, dental, and vision insurance for the employee and eligible dependents and life insurance for the employee. Benefits also include 21 vacation days and 5 management leave days. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 14, 2014 4:00p.m. Position expected to begin July 1, 2014. Application materials must be electronically submitted on-line Incomplete applications and applications submitted by mail will not be considered. APPLICATION PROCESS A Long Beach Community College District application. A cover letter outlining your education and experience relevant to this position. A list of five references, including current addresses and telephone numbers of both colleagues and supervisors. A current resume. Complete transcripts of ALL lower and upper division and graduate level college/university course work (need not be official). 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). Submit application on-line at OR visit our lobby to submit applications on-line at Long Beach Community College District-Human Resources 4901 E. Carson Street, Long Beach, CA 90808 Individuals who need reasonable accommodations in accordance with ADA should notify the Human Resources Office for assistance or call 562.938.4811. SELECTION PROCEDURE Applications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who are also deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to the college at their own expense. During the campus visit, each applicant will be interviewed and may be asked to conduct a short presentation on a previously announced topic. The interview committee will rate responses to the interview questions and the presentation. Based upon this rating, a small number of applicants will be invited to the campus for a second interview. The Superintendent-President will make the final recommendation for employment to the Board of Trustees. EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION To be considered in the initial committee review, all materials requested in this vacancy notice must be received no later than the filing deadline. Submission of these materials is the applicant’s responsibility. The District does not contact Placement Offices. During the interview, consideration will be given to factors in addition to education and experience, including but not limited to: professional development, ability to work with others, and commitment to meeting student needs. The District reserves the right to contact current or past employers and to investigate employment records of applicants selected for interviews. Applicants who are eliminated from consideration will be notified by email or letter. Candidates should not expect official notification of the status of their candidacy until the Board of Trustees has acted upon the College’s recommendation for employment. The District reserves the right to extend the deadline, re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely filling this position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool. The College does not return materials submitted in application for a position. (Copies of original documents are acceptable.) THE LONG BEACH COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The Long Beach Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity and are not subject to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, gender, color, language, accent, citizenship status, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, transgender, parental status, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability or medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics. The community of Long Beach is a wonderful blend of big city and sea-side town. California’s 5th largest city conveniently borders Los Angeles and Orange County and is known for its rich heritage celebrating the cultural arts, athletics, tourism, community and civic opportunities. Long Beach is a culturally diverse community of over 500,000 that was recently named one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” by Americas Promise.
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