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Dean, School of Business & Technology
San Diego, CA
Posted Mar 20, 2013 by San Diego Community College District
Category: Deans - Other


San Diego Community College District
Mesa College

Dean, School of Business & Technology

Closing Date

Pay Information
Range 18 $7,800 – $11,344 per month based upon the current Management Salary Schedule. Initial salary placement is typically between Steps A ($7,800) and Step C ($8,561) with six (6) years of verifiable, directly related experience. Promoted or transferred employees will be placed as specified in the Management Handbook. This position is FLSA Exempt (does not accrue overtime). This is a designated educational management position. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the Management Agreement. The incumbent will be considered for contract renewal on a yearly basis and is eligible for administrative retreat rights in accordance with the Management Employees Handbook. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any adjustment will be made on the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, will be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Relocation expenses up to $5,000 may be provided. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements/handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

FLSA Status

Bargaining Unit


Position Type

Mesa College

School of Business, Computer Studies and Tech

The Position
Applications are now being accepted for the position of Dean, School of Business,& Technology at San Diego Mesa College beginning July 1, 2013. The Dean reports to the Vice President, Instruction, and is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and evaluating instructional and co-curricular programs in close cooperation with department chairs. This includes the coordination and supervision of class schedules and faculty teaching assignments, curriculum development, staff development, and budget. The Dean is involved in the hiring of staff – both academic and classified – and in their evaluation. The Dean is expected to establish and maintain connections with relevant community and professional organizations and also participates in college governance and decision-making. Currently, the School of Business & Technology includes the departments of Computer Science, Digital Technology and Business Administration.

Major Responsibilities
The candidate must be able to successfully handle the following duties and responsibilities:

• Plan, organize, direct, and motivate personnel in the School of Business & Technology at the College in accordance with legal requirements, new legislation, and district policies.

• Coordinate program review, assess needs for implementation of new programs and curricula, and facilitate their development within established guidelines and budgets.

• Schedule and organize, within a shared governance structure, a variety of course offerings and related special programs.

• Support faculty efforts to maintain knowledge and skills in their disciplines through professional growth and development.

• Provide leadership in developing the School’s response to the economic development mission of the College.

• Provide leadership and direction in program improvement, facilities planning, and curriculum development that is responsive to changes in business and industry.

• Assign, orient, supervise and evaluate certificated and classified personnel and make recommendations regarding employment, retention and professional development.

• Facilitate the resolution of student, instructor, and staff conflicts, complaints, and grievances.

• Develop annual budget recommendations; monitor and control assigned program budgets; and initiate special fund requests.

• Seek additional funding through grants, contracts, and other authorized means.

• Organize, oversee, and participate in various fundraising, public relations and promotional activities to bring recognition to the College.

• Represent the School on college, district, and outside governance committees.

• Communicate and interpret program objectives and offerings to potential students, other two-year and four-year institutions, community organizations, students, staff, instructors, administrators, and the public.

• Represent the College at business and technology conferences, attend and chair meetings, and serve at district, state, and national levels in organizations and activities that improve and promote the business, computer and technologies programs.

• Assure the timely preparation and maintenance of appropriate records, reports, statistics, and documentation related to the School, utilizing computer-generated reports.

• Facilitate partnerships with business and industry and other academic institutions including internships.

• Perform related duties as assigned.


In compliance with policies adopted by the Board of Trustees, applicants for this position must show evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

• Possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution AND one (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s assignment; OR,

• Possession of a lifetime California Community College Supervisor Credential.

FOREIGN DEGREES: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A copy of the evaluation must be attached during the application process. If you need to obtain one, please open the “Foreign Degree Evaluation Information” link to the left. An ORIGINAL of the evaluation(s) must be presented at the time of hire.

The District encourages you to apply for this position, if you possess a combination of education, training, and/or experience which clearly demonstrates the highest level of professional competence. Applicants will be evaluated based upon the following:

• Evidence of strong communication skills.

• Demonstrated knowledge of the programs included in the School of Business & Technology.

• Demonstrated understanding of both asynchronous and classroom teaching and learning including a minimum of 2 years of teaching experience.

• Demonstrated understanding of economic and workforce development.

• Demonstrated experience in planning, supporting and implementing innovation.

• Successful experience working with populations from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

• Evidence of business and industry collaboration.

• Demonstrated experience with curriculum development and program evaluation.

• Demonstrated ability to support faculty, staff and students.

• Evidence of successful leadership ability.

• Demonstrated ability in directing education/training programs.

• Demonstrated understanding of technological innovations and delivery models occurring in the field of education.

[If possess] California Community College Supervisor Credential (valid for life)

Commitment to Diversity:
All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

Working Conditions
Favorable, usually involves an office.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete on-line application (references to résumés or other uploaded documents within the on-line application will be considered an “incomplete” application; if any section does not apply, please enter “N/A”). The following document(s) should be assembled prior to completing the on-line SDCCD Academic / Vocational Application (these will need to be uploaded with your application):

RÉSUMÉ: emphasizing experience, education, training and abilities directly related to the position

UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS: Please submit a copy of college-level transcripts – Master’s and higher degrees. Note: Transcripts from multiple colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded.

Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed.

Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.

Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via e-mail.

Conditions of Employment:

• Submit “official” transcripts

• Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the candidate’s expense

• Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment)

• Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment)

• Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States

• Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices

Additional Information:

SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time academic employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Contract employees become members of the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) upon appointment.

Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.

To apply, please visit: http://www.sdccdjobs.com/postings/4006

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