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Dean, Academic Affairs - Santa Monica College

Company: Santa Monica Community College District
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Santa Monica College

Dean, Academic Affairs
Salary: $151,473.00 - $175,599.00 Annually
Deadline: 11/8/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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Under the direction of the Vice President, Academic Affairs, the Dean, Academic Affairs manages the instructional programs and services for the District. The Dean serves as a member of the Academic Affairs administrative team to provide leadership and support for the academic operations of the college. Instruction at SMC is both classroom-based and online, and the instructional program includes major preparation and general education requirements for associate degrees and transfer to four-year institutions; career education programs leading to certificates and degrees; intercollegiate athletics; non-credit ESL, basic skills, short term vocational, workforce development, and older adult (Emeritus Program) instruction; dual and concurrent enrollment programs for high school students; and not-for-credit Community Education and Workforce/Economic Development contract education offerings. The office of Academic Affairs also supports library resources, tutoring, supplemental instruction, and other learning resources.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
(Examples of key duties are interpreted as being descriptive not restrictive.)
As part of the Academic Affairs administrative team, the dean will participate in the activities below, and will be assigned primary administrative responsibility for one or more of the following:
• production of the Schedule of Classes in collaboration with Department Chairs;
• short- and long-term academic planning for the District, including collaborating with Facilities on academic facilities planning;
• oversight of budgets and classified staffing requests for instructional departments;
• redesigning college policies and practices to close racial equity gaps;
• supervision of Academic Affairs Associate Deans, Directors, and other managers;
• participatory governance processes and activities including Curriculum, Program Review, DPAC, and other Senate or District committee activities;
• faculty hiring and evaluation committee service;
ensuring compliance with District policies and collective bargaining agreements, participating in resolution of contractual issues as needed;
• monitoring and entering faculty and administrator load and assignments; acting as liaison to Human Resources and Payroll such;
• supervision of classified staff members in Academic Affairs and in Instructional Departments;
• accreditation processes;
• grant administration;
• collaboration with Student Affairs and Enrollment Development faculty, staff and administration; and
• leadership for projects and performance of other duties as assigned.

Personnel Management
This position supervises classified personnel and managers.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
• Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in an environment that promotes innovation, teaching, learning and service to a diverse student population.
• Ability to develop innovative programs that strengthen the quality of services provided to students.
• Ability to apply legal and policy provisions to various problems consistently and correctly.
• Ability to effectively interact with persons of diverse socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.
• Knowledge of the mission of the California Community Colleges.
• Knowledge of federal and state laws as they pertain to working with students in an educational setting.
• Knowledge of principles of supervision, training and practices of office management.
• Knowledge of basic principles of accounting, budgeting and fiscal reporting.

Working Environment and Physical Demands
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to work in an office environment on a district provided computer and or electronic devices, and to communicate with other district personnel and non-district individuals.
• While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. the work environment is fast paced.
• During COVID-19 pandemic, the individual may need to work remotely.

Minimum Qualifications
The qualified candidate must possess a master's degree or the equivalent from an accredited institution and have at least three years of leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment.

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred qualifications include recent successful experience in academic administration or experience as a department or division chair or director or dean as well as teaching experience in higher education. Competitive candidates will have:
• the ability to work effectively as a member of the administrative team to realize the College's vision, mission, goals, and institutional learning outcomes.
• willingness to adopt a "hands-on" approach to completion of projects and tasks, to work in a dynamic environment that requires flexibility, and to balance multiple responsibilities;
• excellent written and verbal communication skills in addition to excellent interpersonal skills dealing with all college constituencies and members of the public;
• strong computer skills and the ability to work with technical staff in developing technology solutions;
• creative problem-solving skills;
• the ability to lead in a participatory governance environment by emphasizing collaboration and consensus building;
• strong commitment to achieving racial equity at SMC; and
• sensitivity to and understanding of socioeconomic, academic, cultural and ethnic diversity within the community college population including individuals with physical and/or learning disabilities.

The Santa Monica Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity.
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