Open executive Job in Academic & University Dean, Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences



Grossmont/Cuyamaca Community College District

Posting Number: 17-00026

Department: C – VP Instruction

Site: Cuyamaca

FTE: 1.0

Months: 12 Month

Pay Grade Level: M-10; Step A or B

Starting Pay Rate: $110,642 or $115,068 annually

Work Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Shift Differntial: None

Required Applicant Documents: ResumeCover LetterTranscript 1

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants interested in applying to this position must submit all of the required
application materials by the closing deadline.

1) Complete District Application
2) Complete and Current Resume
3) 1-2 Page Cover Letter that addresses how you meet the
requirements of the position.
4) Official or Unofficial Transcripts from an accredited college or university.

Application materials with your picture or personal information will render your application materials incomplete.

Closing Date: 10-30-2017

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Vice President of Instruction, plan, organize, and direct the operations of a major instructional division;
administer, supervise and evaluate the performance of academic and classified personnel; evaluate educational programs, courses and other
experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students. The Dean functions within a college structure that
emphasizes collaboration across department lines and is assigned responsibility for selected college-wide functions.

The following departments currently make up Humanities/Social Science:
1) Art
2) Communication Arts; comprised
of English and Reading
3) Communication
4) American Sign Language
5) English-as-Second Language
6) World Languages;
comprised of Arabic, Aramaic, French, and Spanish
7) History, Social and Behavioral Sciences; comprised of Psychology, Political
Science, History, Sociology, Social Work, Kumeyaay Studies and Anthropology
8) Humanities, Philosophy and Religious Studies
Performing Arts; comprised of Music and Theatre Arts

Administrators may be assigned responsibility for a combination of day, evening, and weekend programs, on-campus and off site. Each
instructional Dean assumes responsibility for some college-wide functions; customarily the Dean of Humanities/Social Science has
responsibility for technical review of curriculum submissions, development and review of Student Learning Outcomes, and coordination of
College Catalogue production. Each Dean is responsible for grants management in their areas. Managers will be expected to perform other
duties consistent with their job description.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an accredited institution plus five years of achievement in management, supervision or leadership programs, departments
or divisions within an institution of higher education, with emphasis in one or more of the areas to which the Dean position is assigned.

A current California Community College Supervisory Credential; OR
The equivalent. If you are applying
based on “the equivalent”, you must complete a Full-Time Academic Equivalency Form. This form MUST be submitted as part of the application


  • Manage, evaluate and coordinate academic subject areas and student services in accordance with legal
    requirements, district policies and sound instructional and student services principles and practices.
  • Establish overall goals,
    objectives and plans; prepare reports and presentations; initiate and participate in overall program review and planning, including Student
    Learning Outcome (SLO) development and assessment, communicate statutes, district and college policies and philosophies to division
  • Supervise and coordinate assigned curriculum planning and development; utilize available resources to develop new or revised
    curriculum; evaluate and recommend instructional materials, equipment and facilities.
  • Perform the hiring, evaluation and retention
    of assigned faculty and staff according to statutes, Governing Board policy, and collective bargaining units; plan and coordinate
    orientation and in-service education for professional development of program faculty and staff.
  • Prepare faculty teaching
    assignments, catalog material and schedules and other program information as required; assign certificated and classified staff to work
    areas, hours and duties; orient and assist new personnel as needed.
  • Prepare budgets and submit through appropriate channels for
    approval; monitor and control assigned program-operating budgets; initiate special fund requests; determine need and priority for capital
    equipment and materials.
  • Serve as a member of district, site and/or other committees and task forces.
  • Ensure
    responsiveness of assigned special programs and effective coordination with student services’ functions to the overall needs of the campus,
    students, faculty and administrators.
  • Commitment to the community college concept, including the open door philosophy and a diverse
    curriculum for a heterogeneous student population.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the resolution of student, instructor and staff
    conflicts and problems.
  • Perform related duties as assigned regarding assigned programs as necessary.


  • In-depth knowledge of the Education Code, Title 5 and other administrative state and/or federal regulations and the
    ability to apply these regulations.
  • Participate in public information activities to promote and publicize total instructional and
    student services programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

Other Licenses and Certifications:

Working Conditions:

General Employment Information:
Information provided by the applicant, other than that requested for
statistical purposes by the Employment Services Office, which indicates candidate’s gender, age, ethnicity, religious preference, etc. will
be removed from the application. All submitted materials become District property and cannot be returned.

BENEFITS: The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District provides an excellent comprehensive benefits program including medical,
prescription drugs, vision care, dental, life and income protection insurance, and membership in the Public Employees Retirement System
(PERS) or the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS).

Under Federal Law, employers are required to verify that all new employees are eligible for employment in the United States. Prior to
appointment to a position, you must present acceptable proof of your identity and authorization to work in the United States.

NOTE: Offers of employment are contingent upon successful fingerprint clearance. A $32.00 processing fee plus Live Scan fee will be

Candidates invited for interview who must travel distances greater than 75 miles (one-way) outside San Diego County will be reimbursed up to
$250 for travel or airfare only.
Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act due to a disability and who
require accommodations for completing the application process or interviewing, please notify the District Employment Services Department.
Phone (619) 644-7637.

GCCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX employer.

Posting Date: 09-26-2017

Date Job Commences: Spring 2018

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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District (GCCCD) is committed to providing learning and working environments that ensure and
promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. People of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, socioeconomic levels, cultures, and abilities are
valued, welcomed, and included in all aspects of our organization. GCCCD strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural
awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.


The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District realizes that staff diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding and respect, harmony and creativity, while providing suitable role models for all students.

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