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Dean, Student Affairs
San Diego, CA
Posted Apr 24, 2013 by San Diego Community College District
Category: Deans - Other


Closing Date: 05/14/2013

DEAN, Student Affairs [City College]

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 CBA. 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. 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.

Position Equivalent FTE: 1.0
Job Duration: 12
FLSA Status: Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Bargaining Unit: Management
Range: 18
Position Type: Academic
Location: City College
Department: Student Affairs

The Position
Applications are now being accepted for the position of Dean, Student Affairs at San Diego City College. One of three colleges in the San Diego Community College District, City College is an urban campus, minutes away from a world-class zoo and Balboa Park, providing academic and career-technical offerings to meet the needs of a diverse student population. The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2013.

The position reports to the Vice President of Student Services and is responsible for managing and providing leadership to student affairs programs and activities at the college. These include Financial Aid, campus judicial affairs, Associated Students, Student Activities, Student Clubs, the Scholarship Program, and Commencement. Acting as advisor to the Associated Students, the Dean assures that actions of the Associated Students are appropriate under its constitution and the District’s policies and procedures. The Dean also assists in resolving student grievances, processing student disciplinary cases, and collaborating with faculty, police and crisis response committees.

While the current vacancy exists at City College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor. In addition, this pool may be used to fill identical vacancies that may occur during the academic year.

Major Responsibilities
The candidate must be able to successfully handle the following duties and responsibilities:
• Initiating and establishing overall objectives and plans for Student Affairs.
• Planning, organizing, and implementing comprehensive student activities and cultural events at the college.
• Acting as advisor to the Associated Students and assuring that decisions and actions of the student government are appropriate under its constitution and within approved college and district policies and procedures.
• Attending student government meetings and acting as advocate for the student government and the campus and district to assure proper coordination of activities.
• Attending and supervising student activities which include some overnight and weekend conference and travel.
• Advocating and interpreting student concerns and issues through shared governance.
• Communicating and interpreting policies and procedures as well as program objectives to students, staff, faculty and others.
• Acting as college disciplinary officer in accordance with the District Policy on Student Rights, Responsibilities and Administrative Due Process.
• Coordinating with students, faculty, administration, and police to effectively facilitate the resolution of student conflicts, complaints and grievance cases.
• Planning, organizing, and implementing the college scholarship awards banquet and commencement ceremony.
• Monitoring and controlling assigned program budgets; initiating and approving special fund requests.
• Developing and assessing Student Learning Outcomes and Program Review related to assigned programs and services.
• Managing and evaluating the Student Affairs Office personnel; preparing assignments and schedules for staff; providing direction for programs, including Financial Aid and other assigned areas; and assigning work locations in accordance with established guidelines.
• Representing the college and participating at local, state, and national levels in organizations and activities that improve and promote the Student Affairs program.
• Performing 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:

1. 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,
2. Possession of a lifetime California Community College Supervisor Credential; AND,
3. Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

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 submitted with the application packet.

EQUIVALENCY: If you do not possess the exact degrees listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of the assignment, please complete a “Request for Equivalency Form” (link to the left) and attach it during the application process.

Desired Qualifications

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.

The successful candidate will have established the highest level of professional competence as evidenced by:
• Demonstrated professional experience aligning and growing programs to advance the mission, vision and goals of an institution of higher education.
• Demonstrated skills in creating and maintaining open communication and human relations.
• Proficiency in organizing and providing proactive leadership in development of student affairs programs.
• Demonstrated skills in mediating and resolving student conflicts.
• Knowledge of principles and techniques of leadership, counseling and supervision.
• Knowledge of principles and practices of student affairs programs, including student activities, health services and financial aid.
• Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge in working with students, staff, and faculty of great diversity in socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.

[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 and college campus setting.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply.

1. PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES: List FIVE (5) Professional References, including a supervisor and one co-worker at the peer level uploaded as part of your online application;
2. LETTER OF INTEREST (not to exceed 4 pages) describing qualifications and experience related to the major responsibilities of and desired qualifications for the assignment.
3. RÉSUMÉ (not to exceed 3 pages)
4. UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS: Submit a copy of college-level transcripts – Master’s and higher degrees. Note: Transcripts from multiple colleges/universities will need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded,
6. [If applicable] EQUIVALENCY REQUEST.

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. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee. 

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.

All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

Submit “official” transcripts as stated on application; 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; AND
Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices.

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

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 visit our Employment Office web site at http://www.sdccdjobs.com for more information and to apply.





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