Recruitment Type:Open (Internal and External applicants)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Special Instructions to Applicant:
The overall responsibilities of the Sr. Dean of Research and Planning are to provide dynamic and effective leadership in order to manage districtwide research planning efforts; establish and assess student learning outcomes and student success; establish a culture of evaluation of institutional effectiveness; and set the districtwide research agenda with a means to assess the agenda’s effectiveness.
The Sr. Dean of Research and Planning must be a self-starter with excellent communication skills, value collaboration, and understand how to effectively conduct business in a multi-college and participatory governance educational environment.
The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing all research aspects for all colleges with the District, and must ensure that college planning is linked to Districtwide planning; working directly with faculty on classroom research; working with faculty committees that create and assess student learning outcomes; evaluating college and District programs and services; and leading an effective Districtwide Office of Institutional Research.
The Sr. Dean of Research and Planning reports to the Executive Vice Chancellor of Education and Technology. This position supervises four classified research staff.
The Sr. Dean of Research and Planning chairs the districtwide Research and Planning Committee. The position collaborates closely with college planners and is the chief research and planning expert for the District.
The Sr. Dean of Research and Planning will also actively participate in state and national research and planning organizations.
For further information about the specific position responsibilities and what we are seeking in potential applicants, please review the Desirable Qualifications listed below in this online job announcement.
To apply, you must attach your resume, unofficial transcript and cover letter, addressing how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications for the position.
NOTE: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $9,864, $10,363 second step, $10,888 third step per month (depending upon experience). Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on an annual basis, until the maximum step of $12,019 per month is reached on the salary schedule. The first interviews will occur during the week of 11/11/19. The final interview will occur during the week of 11/18/19.
Position TitleSenior Dean, Research and Planning
# of Openings1
Salary$9,864- $12,019 per month
Overtime StatusExempt (not eligible)
If temporary, employment duration:n/a
# of Hours Scheduled Per Week40
Work Schedule By Day and Work Hours
Monday- Friday, 8am-5pm
Shift Differential %n/a
# of Months12
EEO Job CategoryExecutive/Administrative/Managerial
Employee GroupManager - Academic
Under administrative direction of a college-level or District-level executive manager, oversees the work of lower level managers and/or major college instructional, student services and/or support programs. Manages and evaluates assigned managers, directors, supervisors, faculty and staff, in conformance with appropriate policies and procedures. Carries out complex projects and special programs.
A Senior Dean can have multiple major programs reporting to the position and may supervise assigned managers. The Executive Dean classification is reserved for the oversight of major college-wide or Districtwide programs, projects or large off-campus centers.
Examples of Duties/Essential Functions
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: Provides vision and leadership for a diverse, dynamic and innovative community of managers, faculty, staff and students. Provides year-round leadership, management, participation and development of major instructional, student services and/or support programs. Assists in the hiring process of management, faculty and classified staff. Manages assigned managers, faculty, classified and supervisory staff. Assists in the training of assigned managers, supervisory, faculty and classified staff. Evaluates assigned managers, supervisors and classified staff. Assists in the evaluation of faculty. Administers assigned major program area budgets. Provides leadership for, assists and/or prepares instructional, student services and/or support program research, reports and program evaluations as needed. Manages and implements major regular and specially funded projects and programs in the instructional, student, and/or support services areas. Develops and/or assists with the creation of policies, regulations, and procedures for managing a college’s educational, student and/or support services programs in accordance with college and District mission and goals. Facilitates grant applications for assigned divisions or major program areas, manages grants, and prepares required reports. Serves as liaison with other college program areas and services advisory committees, individual students and student groups, and appropriate university, school and other off-campus and community groups. Serves on college and district committees as assigned. Organizes, manages and participates in the annual planning and budgeting process in cooperation with managers, supervisors, faculty, and classified staff and in concert with college goals for assigned divisions and/or major program areas. Manages the approved annual budget for assigned area. Responds to and seeks resolution of complaints arising from assigned divisions and major program area activities, including participating in the process of collective bargaining contract grievances. Provides leadership for and assists with college or District program reviews. Assists in accreditation process. Supports a climate that promotes innovation and improved service to students and the community; cooperates with area staff and other managers to develop processes that are student friendly and supportive of student success. Manages and participates in the continued evaluation and improvement of the assigned areas’ instructional, student and/or support services programs. Promotes the assessment of student outcomes in order to determine the effectiveness of student learning and student development programs in assigned areas. Assists in the coordination of area programs with those of other institutions and in the development of partnerships with external agencies. Actively participates in and supports college and District shared governance components and activities and other collaborative processes. Employs appropriate techniques and strategies to resolve disputes and to enhance communication and cooperation among the members of the college and District communities. Interpret and analyze appropriate laws, policies, rules and procedures to determine impact on assigned instructional, student and/or support services program areas and oversee compliance and reporting strategies. Travels throughout the District in carrying out responsibilities and functions. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education/Training: Earned master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. Experience: Equivalent to at least three (3) years of relevant full-time management experience.
License/Certification: Ability to obtain a valid Class C California Driver’s License.
Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of
Computer-based technology for management of assigned divisions/areas and for instructional, student and/or support services; the goals of shared governance; principles and practices of administrative organization and management, planning, supervising and evaluating the work of others, employee motivation and training; applicable federal, state, local, District and college laws, rules and regulations, and collective bargaining contract provisions; complex business level English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; modern office tools such as computers and printers; typical modern office computer software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentation programs and databases; report and presentation writing.
Minimum Qualification-Ability To
Organize, implement and direct complex management activities in the areas of instructional, student and/or support services; make appropriate judgments and decision weighing the relative costs and benefits of potential actions; perceive when important changes are needed in the delivery of services or in the management of programs; effectively communicate orally and in writing; use personal computers utilizing various software applications (i.e., word processing, spreadsheet, presentation programs and database management) including the Internet; work effectively with managers, faculty and staff in a participatory governance environment to accomplish the goals and objectives of the college, the District, and the assigned major program areas; communicate effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, politics, philosophy, disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PLANNING & INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS
Ability to develop, coordinate and maintain an annual cycle of an institutional research agenda and planning activities.
Ability to provide leadership in the development, implementation and maintenance of instructional, student services and support services program review and planning.
LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT & COMMUNICATION
Ability to establish and provide districtwide leadership and direction to the design, prioritization, implementation and assessment of an ongoing research agenda that supports college and District goals.
Experience participating in state and national level research and planning organizations.
Demonstrated experience to manage a classified staff.
Ability to effectively participate on the management team.
Ability to collaborate with and effectively support faculty and staff leadership in planning, accreditation, review and research inquiries.
Ability to work with faculty to develop and conduct professional development opportunities to create assessment tools, rubrics and to implement assessment.
RESEARCH DESIGN & DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
Ability to design research projects using surveys, questionnaires, and focus groups; utilizing contemporary methods of standard statistical procedures related to sampling, correlation analysis, instrument design and qualitative and quantitative measures to ensure validity, integrity and consistency of data results.
Ability to develop and oversee the districtwide data warehouse for applied uses in research, planning, decision-making, institutional effectiveness and accountability review.
Knowledge of researching academic data through an equity lens.
Familiarity with accountability reporting in higher education at either the state or national level.
Ability to translate research data into meaningful commentary that will influence college perspectives and activities.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office, statistical application software, such as SAS or SPSS and use of college or state provided data warehouses.
Experience in a leadership role to conduct research in support of grant applications.
Job Open Date:08/20/2019
Job Close Date:10/25/2019
Open Until FilledNo
It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
Foreign Degree and Credit Statement:
In accordance with the Human Resources Procedure 3050.05, all foreign degrees and credits used to meet the minimum qualifications must be evaluated by an approved National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) agency www.naces.org prior to the implementation of the equivalency process. You must upload your evaluation with your application when you apply for this position to be considered. We cannot accept foreign degree evaluations after the closing date. The candidate bears all responsibility and costs associated with obtaining the evaluation.
About the District
The mission of the Contra Costa Community College District is to transform lives by providing outstanding learning opportunities that nurture and empower all students to achieve their educational goals. The dedicated faculty, classified professionals and administrators in the District are committed to core values and action that promote excellence in learning and equitable student success. The District is committed to hiring and developing a diverse staff that understands that cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding; provides positive role models for all students; and creates an inclusive and supportive educational work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves.
Located in Contra Costa County, in the beautiful and diverse San Francisco East Bay area, the District serves the 1 million residents of the County through education, business partnerships and service in the community. The District first opened its doors in 1949 and is the second oldest and eighth largest multi-college community college district in California. The District consists of three colleges and two centers; Contra Costa College in San Pablo; Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill; Los Medanos College in Pittsburg; and the centers in Brentwood and San Ramon. The District Office located in downtown Martinez, supports the mission and functions of the colleges.
As evidenced by the rich diversity in Contra Costa County, the District enrolls a highly diverse student population. Serving over 52,088 students a year, in 2017-18 fiscal year the demographic make-up of the students was 10% Black/African American; 17% Asian/Pacific Islander; 33% Hispanic/Latino; 29% White/Caucasian; and 11% Other.
The District actively encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve the dynamic student population and work collaboratively with existing colleagues that are equally dynamic and diverse.
Contra Costa College
Contra Costa College is a dynamic, comprehensive community college with a diverse student population. The institution has served the communities of West Contra Costa County for more than 69 years. Most of the 10,500-plus students who attend the college come from local communities, but many also come from neighboring communities and from countries throughout the world. The college offers certificates and degree programs in 70 areas. It prepares students for immediate employment and for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Faculty and staff are proud to be affiliated with an institution that has a tradition of excellence and a reputation for educating students to live and work in a diverse global environment.
Diablo Valley College
DVC is committed to increasing student success. The college has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s most successful community colleges by offering incomparable transfer opportunities and exceptional career-technical programs. In both Pleasant Hill and San Ramon, a diverse student body engages with high-quality instruction and support services designed for excellence and equity in student learning. DVC’s career-technical programs keep pace with emerging technologies and skill requirements, while unparalleled transfer programs prepare students to be successful in four-year colleges and universities. DVC continuously ranks among the top transfer pathways to UC Berkeley.
Los Medanos College
Los Medanos College, opened in 1974, is the newest campus of the Contra Costa Community College District. The college prepares students to excel and succeed economically, socially and intellectually in an innovative, engaging and supportive learning environment. LMC provides quality programs and state-of-the-art facilities to serve the needs of a rapidly-growing and changing East County while enhancing the quality of life of the diverse communities it serves. Los Medanos College is known for its transferable general education program and career technical programs strongly connected with local business and industry. The college serves approximately 10,000 students.
Insurance: The District offers health, vision, dental and life insurance for monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors and their eligible dependents. Monthly classified employees and managers/supervisors covered by another health medical plan may waive District coverage and receive a monthly cash stipend.
Retirement: Most employees are members of the PERS (Public Employees Retirement System). Faculty employees and Academic Managers are members of the STRS (State Teachers Retirement System). Police Service employers are members of Safety Public Employees Retirement System.
Deferred Compensation: The District offers two optional deferred compensation plans. Eligible employees have a choice of the 457, 403b plans and a selection of savings and investment options.
Leave Allowance: The District offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors a generous vacation and sick leave benefits as well as 20 paid holidays annually (which can vary based on length of winter break).
Additional Benefits: The District also offers monthly eligible classified employees and managers/supervisors educational reimbursements, employee assistance programs, a travel assistance plan, longevity compensation, retiree benefits, employee discounts on health memberships and a comprehensive wellness program.
Newly hired employees may notify the respective union (Local 1 or United Faculty) if they opt to join and/or authorize payment to the union. If the newly hired employee authorizes payment to the union then the following fees apply: Local 1 has a one-time initiation fee of $45.00 and monthly contribution of 1% of gross pay +$1. United Faculty has an agency fee of .55% of gross pay plus $2.50.
For further information regarding benefits eligibility and details please refer to the following documents available on the 4CD website:
Classified Employees Local 1 Contract (Article 20-Benefits):
Managers/Supervisors/Confidential Personnel Manual (Section 8-Insurance Benefits):
POST OFFER PRE-PLACEMENT EVALUATION PROGRAM (PEP)
All job offers of employment are conditional upon the applicant’s satisfactory results of the Post Offer Pre-Placement Evaluation Program. This involves a physical strength test to demonstrate a minimum level of strength to perform the essential duties of the job. There is no charge for this service. Please do not make an appointment for testing until you have received notification from the Human Resources Department after a job offer is extended. The positions we currently evaluate are: Building Maintenance Worker, Custodian I and II, Lead Custodian, Cook, Food Services Assistant, Food Services Supervisor, Food Services Supply Clerk, Food Services Coordinator, Grounds Worker/ Gardener I and II, Senior/ Lead Grounds Worker/Gardener, Lead Maintenance Mechanic, Senior Equipment Maintenance Worker. If you are not hired in a listed classification, you may disregard this notification.
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