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Dean of Arts & Education

Institution: Yuba Community College District
Location: Marysville, California
Posted: 04/21/2016
Application Due: 05/27/2016
Type: Fulltime

Position Information


Job Title Dean of Arts & Education
Job Description

Yuba College is seeking a courageous and visionary Dean to successfully lead College institutional effectiveness activities resulting in continuously improving levels of student success. Yuba College is considering applicants from across the nation who have a demonstrated track record of success for leading institutions through systematic change.


Under the direction of the Vice President, the Dean of Arts and Education is responsible for providing leadership in several academic programs, supervising and evaluating faculty and classified staff within those programs, and managing a budget for the division. This educational supervisor, serving as the key administrator of academic employees, will provide for the primary liaison activities between division academic employees and other administrators.

Essential Duties Summary


Deep Commitment to Student Access and Success:

Under the direction of the College President and the Vice President, the Dean of Arts and Education is responsible for improving the quality of life and the economic well-being of our citizens and communities by providing access to a quality learning environment and fostering high levels of access and success for all students.

Willingness to Take Significant Risks to Advance Student Success:

Under the direction of the College President and the Vice President, the Dean of Arts and Education will connect the institutional strategy of driving student access and success with the operations of the Student Services and Instructional units.

The Ability to Create Lasting Change within the College:

Under the direction of the College President and the Vice President, the Dean of Arts and Education, will be committed to identifying gaps in student outcomes on the basis of factors such as race, ethnicity and gender, and then mobilize the College to improve results.

Strategic Vision for the College and Its Students, Reflected in External Partnerships:

Under the direction of the College President and the Vice President, the Dean of Arts and Education, will leverage the institution’s influence and resources to pave the way for ongoing student access and success by forging partnerships with outside entities, including K-12 school districts, four-year colleges, community-based organizations and employers.

Raise and Allocate Resources in Ways Aligned to Student Success:

Under the direction of the College President and the Vice President, the Dean of Arts and Education will develop resources to achieve significantly improved student outcomes by implementing well-designed institutional changes at scale, and ensuring they are embedded for the long term.


• Maintain ongoing divisional plan to provide adequate academic employee, classified staff, equipment and facilities, including plans for repair, replacement, modification, and refurbishment of facilities and equipment.

• Manage the division budget.

• Supervise all academic employees and classified staff assigned to the division, including assignment and workload.

• Provide first administrative contact for the resolution of complaints and grievances.

• Provide for scheduling of all assigned academic employees and classified staff.

• Participate in college-wide scheduling of classes and programs, facilitating dual enrollment classes within division with area high schools.

• Supervise, evaluate and direct the workload of directors and/or other managers placed within the division.

• Ensure that Program Reviews and Program Updates are conducted by all program faculty within the division and submitted on time.

• Coordinate division faculty and equipment requests.

• Develop, maintain, review, evaluate, promote, and report on all programs and curriculum offered within the division.

• Call and preside over regular divisional and special meetings, providing an agenda and prompt minutes to faculty, staff, and administrators.

• Serve as the representative of divisional concerns and needs and communicate both individual and collective concerns to the Vice President.

• Participate in development, submission, and management of grants.

• Participate as a regular member of the management group, attending and chairing committees and councils as assigned.

• Perform related duties as assigned.


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


• Plan review and evaluation techniques

• Planning and budgeting processes

• Oral and written communication skills, including persuasive communication and public speaking

• District organization, operations and objectives

• Electronic and print research resources relative to educational research


• Establish and maintain effective educational and planning partnerships.

• Develop and maintain positive relationships with community leaders, business and industry, labor and local and state officials, regional K-12 school districts, and other institutions of higher education.

• Work collegially and collaboratively with diverse constituencies, both internal and external.

• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

• Be a strong and articulate proponent of higher education.

Required Qualifications


The successful candidate, by the final filing date, must possess the minimum qualifications for Educational Administrators at California Community Colleges:

• Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited institution; AND

• One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications


• Experience in academic planning, program development and supervision.

• Teaching experience in higher education

Physical Demands


• Indoor and outdoor environments

• Travel at frequent intervals to conduct work

Range/Step Range 14, Educational Supervisors Association Salary Schedule
Salary Range $90,442 - $128,515/YR.
Benefits Information

The District offers a comprehensive benefits package for employees and dependent(s), for positions whose FTE is .60 or higher, valued at over $20,000 annually with a current a $266.50 monthly out of pocket expense to employees + dependents for their monthly medical premiums. The package includes health, dental, vision, two (2) life insurance policies and an Employee Assistance program. Additional benefits include contributions to the State Teacher’s Retirement System (STRS), 457/403b options, 12 sick days, 22 vacation days, 223 day/12 month contract.


In accordance to Board Policy, smoking is restricted in many areas of the Yuba Community College District. Woodland Community College is a tobacco free campus.


The District has the right to establish work day, work week, work year; hours of positions within the District may vary.

EEO Statement

As an equal opportunity employer with a diverse staff and student population, the Yuba Community College District is committed to creating an inclusive and effective learning and working environment for all.


Yuba Community College District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and guarantees equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age or sexual orientation and does not discriminate in its educational programs, in employment nor in any other of its activities.

Posting Detail Information


Internal vs. External External
Posting Number AS072P
Open Date 04/20/2016
Close Date 05/27/2016
Review Start Date 05/30/2016
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND DEADLINE: To apply, please visit: https://yccd.peopleadmin.com and complete an online management application (please provide description and details for each position held. See resume or left blank will automatically disqualify your application). Please include the following attachments: Resume, All Un-official Transcripts, Equal Employment Opportunity statement (attached in a Word document) and a Cover letter/letter of interest that addresses Management Competencies, specifically how your experience and professional qualifications have prepared you to serve in this capacity. For questions about Yuba Community College District’s application process, please contact Evelyn Danko at (530) 741-8765.It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure all application materials are received by the application deadline date. All submitted materials become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied and will be considered for this recruitment only. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered.

FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS: Include a U.S. evaluation and translation. Contact the Human Resources website for a list of agencies providing foreign transcript services.

TIMELINE: Interviews are tentatively scheduled for June 2016. Before a candidate is employed with the District, the candidate will be confirmed by the Governing Board; the proposed confirmation date is July 2016.

INTERVIEW: Candidates selected for an interview will be required to visit Yuba Community College District at his/her own expense upon a date selected by the District. Meeting minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview.

IF YOU REQUIRE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please contact the Human Resources Office at (530) 741-8765.

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