Open executive Job in Academic & University Associate Dean, Liberal Arts 1718-19
Sierra Community College District
Under administrative direction of Dean of
Liberal Arts, serves as a member of the District’s management team to provide leadership in matters relating to the administration of the
Liberal Arts Division, including assisting in the development of class schedules, facilitation of curriculum development, provide assistance
to students, faculty, and classified staff, and assist in budget development and planning for the Division, and to do related work as
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES – The following duties are typical for this job classification. Incumbents may
not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address
business needs and changing business practices.
Personnel Management/Supervision – ESSENTIAL: Anticipate
Division’s staffing needs and take action to meet needs as feasible and appropriate; orient, train, assign, schedule and supervise Division
faculty members and classified support staff members; assure that applicable Division and/or District and/or external agency regulations and
policies are adhered to and applied correctly by Division staff members; interview, screen applications, participate on selection
committees, and recommend candidates for hire or promotion in accordance with established District hiring processes and practices; assist in
assigning substitutes for faculty as needed; supervise Division staff and office operations; set work schedules for the Division’s
classified support staff to maximize office coverage, conduct staff meetings on a regular basis to develop work plans/schedules and resolve
issues and problems; assist Division staff and students to resolve problems effectively; assist Division staff members to solve problems,
clarify issues surrounding their efforts to assist students and to understand their role and contributions to Division outputs; maintain
work unit standards for service efforts and other quality control measures and facilitate improvements in quality of staff efforts;
administer and supervise Division operations at District extension sites, as assigned; provide direction for Division research and planning
functions; monitor the faculty evaluation process and evaluate work performance of Division faculty members, classified support staff, and
temporary help staff in accordance with established District policies and procedures, including classroom visitations and administering
student surveys in classes of faculty being evaluated; plan Division staff development efforts, establishing Division’s staff development
needs collaboratively with Division staff to specifically address staff evaluation outcomes; maintain regular Division in-service days for
planning and staff development activities; assist in administration of the District’s collective bargaining agreements as appropriate;
participate in District shared governance activities as appropriate.
PERIPHERAL: develop strategies and
activities to establish and further diversity as a shared vision of the Division staff.
Facilities Coordination -
ESSENTIAL: Assist in coordinating computer and other equipment in all Division lecture classrooms, and in all Division
laboratories; administer capital outlay allocations for Division laboratory and classroom equipment; administer divisional records including
inventories of equipment and supplies, maintaining supplementary accounting records for audit purposes; assist staff in determining
appropriate maintenance schedules and facilitate repairs for laboratory and classroom equipment; coordinate office facilities for full-time
faculty, regular classified staff, and Division office.
Budgeting – ESSENTIAL: Develop and manage Division
budget, including general and discretionary budgets, and part-time hourly staff.
Class Scheduling – ESSENTIAL:
Assist faculty in creating tentative schedule of classes each semester, schedule rooms for classes, resolving any room conflicts with other
divisions; resolve faculty loading issues; develop final version of class schedule; coordinate catalog revisions and final Division input
into the catalog.
Curriculum Development – ESSENTIAL: Assist the Dean in developing, reviewing, revising, and
evaluating curriculum to meet the needs, of the students, faculty, community, business and industry; assists in designing and implementing
curriculum for new technologies; stay current on laws affecting instruction and curriculum standards. PERIPHERAL: Communicate with other
colleges regarding curriculum; coordinate with the articulation office regarding articulation agreements with other institutions.
Special Projects – ESSENTIAL: Under the direction of the Vice President of Instruction, work with other divisions to
develop special programs as assigned.
Student, Staff Counseling – ESSENTIAL: Be available to students to
communicate with them on academic progress, requirements and standards, their needs, opinions, fears, ideals and ideas; facilitate
resolution of complaints among students, faculty, staff; assist students with issues regarding courses, grades, audits, etc.; refer students
to appropriate resources for assistance.
Shared Governance – ESSENTIAL: Participate in Deans’ Council
meetings; coordinate with other Deans and Associate Deans on common assignments; participate on shared governance committees.
Community Liaison – ESSENTIAL: Represent the college in meetings with community, business and industry members; assist in
coordination of faculty, staff, and advisory committee meetings: serve as information resource regarding Division programs and services;
make presentations to community groups; maintain effective relations with local K-12 schools.
– ESSENTIAL: Maintain currency of knowledge in areas of the Division and assigned projects; develop administrative skills and
expertise through professional conferences, seminars, workshops, professional journals and other material; maintain /increase proficiency in
computer usage; promote implementation of new instructional techniques and technologies.
Education and Experience
Guidelines – Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is
qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Degrees/Experience: A Master’s degree
in any subject matter field, and, one year of experience related to the duties of the position.
ESSENTIAL: Laws and regulations pertinent to the administration of instructional programs in California Community Colleges;
instructional practices and techniques; curriculum development and program approval processes; personnel management practices and techniques
of supervision; employment processes; collective bargaining processes; accounting and budgeting methods; data collection and report writing;
computers and related equipment; safety practices.
Ability to: ESSENTIAL: Supervise faculty and classified
staff; prepare and manage budgets; evaluate work performance of faculty and staff; communicate effectively in writing; verbally communicate
effectively; speak in public; read and comprehend technical and professional journals, textbooks; and other pertinent material; set
priorities and establish goals and objectives; interact effectively with District faculty and staff, and the community; organize work and
manage time effectively; demonstrate integrity and consistency; conduct effective meetings; effectively coordinate group work efforts;
conduct research , interpret data, and report results; operate a microcomputer; stimulate motivation in the faculty, staff, and students;
plan and manage in an environment of shared governance; inspire and promote socioeconomic and cultural diversity.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT – The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an
office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally walk, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift,
carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine
coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents; and to operate
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
Salary & Benefits: Supervisory salary of $117,103.75 per year with annual increases. The District offers a
very competitive benefits package, which includes health & welfare as well as income protection, including retirement through CalSTRS.
Twenty-two (22) days of vacation and twelve (12) days of sick leave are provided annually. Employment conditions (salary, work days and
benefits) are subject to change per the collective bargaining agreement.
Candidates must submit a Sierra College Online Application with copies of OFFICIAL transcripts:
SIERRA COLLEGE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
5100 SIERRA COLLEGE BOULEVARD
ROCKLIN, CA 95677
(916) 660-7105 / firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE: Applications must be received by the Sierra College Human
Resources Department no later than
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017. LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Cover letters,
letters of reference and resumes are not required but may be included if applicant so desires.
Candidates may scan & attach
paper copies of official transcripts. Please do not have official transcripts mailed to the Sierra College Human Resources Department.
Do not mail or email transcripts to the Sierra College Human Resources Department.
You may open sealed transcripts, scan & attach the transcripts to your application in a Word/JPG/PDF file. The degree, major and awarded
date must be visible on the transcripts.
Employment for a qualified candidate in this position is dependent on the funding
and District financial position at time of appointment.
Travel expenses borne by the candidate.
Persons with questions regarding reasonable accommodation of physical and other disabilities should contact The Sierra College Human
Resources Department at 660-7106.
Other terms and conditions of employment are specified in the applicable collective
bargaining agreements on file in the District Human Resources Department. Position description of record on file in the Human Resources
- Sierra Community College District currently operates campuses in Rocklin, Roseville, Truckee and Grass Valley. In its
management of a multi-campus environment, the District reserves right of assignment including the right to change assignment locations and
shift assignments based on District need. Although this position may currently reside at the Rocklin campus, the assignment location may be
subject to change as needed. Additionally, the district reserves the right to cancel, revise or re-announce this position as well as any and
all positions at any time.
Sierra College is located off Rocklin Road and El Don Drive. As you travel up Freeway 80 East towards
Reno, turn right at the Rocklin Road exit. If you are traveling west towards Sacramento, turn left and go under the freeway. The college is
approximately 1/4 mile from the freeway on the left.
Sierra College is an equal employment opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff and students. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications to develop a workforce that is welcoming to men, women, persons with disabilities and individuals from all ethnic and other groups to ensure the district provides an inclusive educational and employment environment.
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