Laney College, in the heart of vibrant, multicultural downtown Oakland, features the cosmopolitan atmosphere and human energy of a big-city university. Laney is adjacent to the Oakland Museum of California, blocks from historic Chinatown and a pleasant stroll from Lake Merritt.
Since 1948, Laney has provided educational opportunities to students throughout the East Bay and beyond. Serving approximately 14,000 students each semester, Laney reflects the incredible diversity of the community that surrounds it and provides opportunities to traditionally underserved populations. Dozens of languages are spoken on Laney’s campus each day.
The school boasts a proven track record of success with exceptional educational programs. The college was given full accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) in summer 2009 – a distinction awarded to only five community colleges out of the 27 reviewed that year. In addition, Laney ranks among the top community colleges in California in transferring students to U.C. Berkeley.
Special Instructions to Applicants
1. Required documents will include:
· Current resume of experience, formal education/training and qualifications.
· Copies of supporting credentials, if applicable.
· Copies of transcripts from fully accredited college or university institutions.
(Copies of diplomas will not substitute for transcripts.) (If hired, it will be required to submit official transcripts from fully accredited college or university.)
Information on transcripts must include degree awarded and confer date.Transcripts without this information and online applications without transcripts will be disqualified. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION IF YOUR DEGREE WILL NOT BE CONFERRED UNTIL A LATER DATE.
Note: A written evaluation by an official foreign credentials/transcripts evaluation and translation service must be submitted for Foreign Degree(s)(non-U.S.degrees) by the application deadline date.
2. Applications and attachments (resume, cover letter, copies of transcripts, letters of recommendations, etc.) will ONLY be accepted through the online process. WE DO NOT ACCEPT MAILED OR FAXED APPLICATIONS OR ITS ATTACHMENTS.
3. Travel expenses for the interview and selection process will be borne by the candidates.
4. Skype and phone interviews are not permitted.
Appointment to the position is conditional upon the approval of the Chancellor.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employees must satisfy all pre-employment requirements to work for the District which include, but are not limited to, the following items:
REQUIRED FOR ALL EMPLOYEES
Tuberculosis Examination: Prior to employment, the successful candidate will be required to submit evidence (either skin test or X-ray report) of being free of tuberculosis within the past sixty (60) days. The TB test is a condition of employment and any expense must be borne by the successful candidate.
As a condition of employment, all employees working for community colleges in the State of California are required to be fingerprinted within the first ten (10) working days of the date of employment pursuant to Education Code Section 88024. The District Office of Human Resources processes fingerprints electronically. During the employment intake process, new employees will be given information to have their fingerprints taken at another location.
Immigration Requirement: According to the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the Peralta Community College District is required to verify that all new employees are:
1) A citizen or national of the United States;
2) An alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States; or
3) An alien authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to work in the United States.
All new employees are required to complete and sign a verification form and provide documentation attesting that he/she is a United States citizen, national, or an alien lawfully authorized to work in the United States.
District Policy: A Social Security Card will be required following selection and prior to completion of the hiring process. The employment process cannot be completed without a copy of the Social Security Card on file in the Office of Human Resources.
MAY BE REQUIRED
Medical Examination: Under state regulations and as a condition of employment, certain positions may require a medical examination prior to employment. Expenses incurred will be borne by the employee.
We are a collaborative community of colleges.
· Together, we provide educational leadership for the East Bay, delivering programs and services that sustainably enhance the region’s human, economic, environmental, and social development.
· We empower our students to achieve their highest aspirations. We develop leaders who create opportunities and transform lives.
· Together with our partners, we provide our diverse students and communities with equitable access to the educational resources, experiences, and life-long opportunities to meet and exceed their goals.
The Peralta Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
In conformance with the Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for Reasonable Accommodations may be made to the Office of Human Resources by calling (510) 466-7283.
The Peralta Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.
Job TitleDean of Liberal Arts
Time Base40 hrs/week 12 months/year
Compensation$122,813 - $145,142/Year. The maximum initial placement is Step 3 depending on experience.
The Peralta Colleges proudly offers a competitive and comprehensive core of work-life benefits. Benefit-eligible employees have access to coverage for themselves and eligible dependents:
• Medical coverage. Depending on choice of coverage, you may be required to make a contribution.
• Dental coverage. Depending on choice of coverage, you may be required to make a contribution.
• Life insurance of 150% of your income up to $100,000.
• Long-term disability coverage.
• Employee Assistance Program.
• 22 days/year vacation leave, 12 days/year sick leave, and 18 holidays/year
In addition to your contribution, Peralta pays 8.88%* of your salary to the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS). Effective January 1, 2013, the PEPRA went into effect. Changes have been implemented as a result of the adoption of this legislation that impact new and existing employees enrolled in CalSTRS. Specific information regarding the changes can be found at http://www.calstrs.com/post/frequently-asked-questions-ab-340-public-employees-pension-reform-act-2013. For further up to date information on CalSTRS retirement eligibility and PEPRA, please visit the website at www.calstrs.com. The CalSTRS member handbook is available at http://www.calstrs.com/calstrs-member-handbook. After 10 years of creditable service, medical benefits in retirement are extended until age 65.
Other voluntary benefits include:
• Flexible benefit plan participation in the Medical Reimbursement Plan, Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan (under tax code 125)
• Pre-tax commuting expenses (under IRS code 132)
• Tax-deferred plan participation in the 403(b) and 457 plans
• Credit union membership
• Prepaid legal plan participation
• Additional Life Insurance for yourself, spouse or children
• Kaiser and United Health Care Dental are fully paid by the District. Other plans require employee contribution.
• Subject to change.
Job Description Summary
Under the direction of the Vice President of Instruction, the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs plans, organizes and directs assigned Academic and Student Affairs operations, activities, departments and programs; coordinates and directs communications, information, resources and personnel to meet the instructional and student support needs of the College and enhance the educational effectiveness of assigned departments, programs and functions; supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned faculty and classified personnel.
Duties & Responsibilities
• Plan, organize, and administer the Division of Academic and Student Affairs operations and activities of assigned programs and units.
• Coordinate and direct communications, information, resources and personnel to meet the academic and student affairs needs of the College and enhance the educational effectiveness of assigned departments, programs and functions; establish and maintain related timelines and priorities; assure related activities comply with established College, State and federal standards, requirements, laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
• Provide leadership in the development and meaningful assessment of student learning outcomes (SLOs) that leads to the improvement of student learning and services.
• Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned faculty and classified personnel; interview and select employees and recommend transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary actions; coordinates subordinate work assignments and review work to assure compliance with established standards, requirements and procedures; observe faculty progress and performance in the classroom.
• Direct the development and implementation of programs, services, plans, strategies, processes, systems, projects, courses, goals and objectives; coordinate and schedule classes, programs, services and other academic and student affairs activities as directed; assure proper and timely resolution of student, staff, faculty, administrative, department, program and related issues, complaints and conflicts.
• Monitor and analyze assigned operations, activities, departments and programs to determine educational and financial effectiveness and operational efficiency; receive and respond to administrative, faculty, staff and public input concerning academic and student affairs needs; direct the development and implementation of standards, programs, policies and procedures to enhance educational and financial effectiveness and operational efficiency.
• Assist faculty with developing and maintaining curriculum standards, enhancing class enrollment and meeting the educational needs and goals of students; coordinate activities and staff development functions to enhance College faculty understanding of curriculum standards and requirements, instructional strategies and related materials.
• Provide consultation and technical expertise to administrators, faculty and others concerning assigned departments, programs, services, operations and activities; respond to inquiries, resolve issues and conflicts, and provide detailed and technical information concerning related standards, requirements, practices, schedules, strategies, plans, goals, objectives, laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
• Coordinate communications, programs, services, activities and information between administrators, faculty, department chairs, personnel, outside organizations, students, the public and various local, State and federal agencies; direct the preparation and distribution of correspondence and marketing and informational materials as assigned.
• Request adequate resources and personnel to meet the needs of assigned departments and programs; direct related procurement and purchasing functions; initiate personnel transactions such as hiring activities as appropriate; coordinate and direct activities to assure proper facilities usage and access; assure proper maintenance of department and program facilities as directed.
• Coordinate, develop, implement and conduct training and professional development activities, and orientations concerning assigned academic and student affairs programs and departments as required; prepare and deliver oral presentations concerning related principles, standards, guidelines, requirements, practices, procedures and techniques; prepare and distribute related training materials.
• Develop and prepare the annual preliminary budget for assigned academic and student affairs operations, activities, departments and programs; analyze and review budgetary and financial data; control and authorize expenditures in accordance with established limitations; research, obtain and maintain grants and other funding sources as required; prepare related proposals and documents.
• Direct and participate in the preparation and maintenance of a variety of records, reports and files related to departments, programs, services, personnel, students, courses, budgets, financial activity and assigned duties; assure mandated reports are submitted to appropriate local, State or federal agency according to established time lines.
• Maintain and employ current knowledge of educational trends, innovations and practices, and local, State and federal programs, laws, codes, regulations and pending legislature related to assigned departments, programs and activities; modify programs, instructional and student support activities, policies and procedures to meet State and federal requirements as needed.
• Provide technical information and assistance to the Executive Vice President-Student Learning regarding academic and student affairs programs, services, activities, needs and issues; assist in the formulation and development of policies, procedures and programs.
• Translate the college to the community and the community to the college by assisting in the development of strategies and activities that build stronger ties with the entire Laney College service area.
• Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer, assigned software and SMART classroom technologies.
• Represent the College locally, regionally, statewide and nationally at conferences’, seminars, and special events as assigned; coordinate, attend and conduct various meetings, committees, conferences, seminars and special events as assigned; present materials and information concerning assigned departments, programs and functions. Travel to off-campus locations for meetings, occasionally outside the normal working hours.
• Performs other duties as assigned by the President.
1. Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a discipline represented within the Peralta Community College District curriculum.
2. One year of formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.
3. Knowledge and proficiency in the operation and use of personal computers utilizing various software applications (i.e., word processing, spreadsheet and database management software) including the Internet.
4. Applicant must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff, faculty, and students.
• Preferred: Seven years of increasingly responsible experience working with instructional or student support programs. At least one year of teaching experience (or equivalent).
• Direct leadership with academic and student services processes and operations
• Over two years of increasingly responsible experience related to the assignment
• Direct experience teaching in a community college environment
• Passion for student-centered education
• Proven ability to work in a positive manner with faculty, administration, classified personnel, students and the public
• Collaborative and visionary leadership skills with the ability to encourage improvement and to inspire her/his colleagues
• Experience with budget philosophy and effective practice, especially in a difficult state budget environment
• Demonstrated ability to create and maintain high staff morale to achieve consensus while demonstrating sensitivity to the understanding of the college’s diverse populations of students and staff
• Demonstrated commitment to the continued improvement of teaching and learning
• Demonstrated ability to exercise group leadership skills that emphasize collaboration, consensus building, conflict resolution and problem solving
• Demonstrated commitment to participatory approaches to governance
• Mission of the California Community Colleges and Operations.
• Planning, organization and direction of assigned academic and student affairs operations, activities, departments and programs.
• Curriculum standards, requirements, interpretation and application in assigned departments and programs.
• College, State and federal standards and requirements governing college academic and student affairs programs and services.
• Techniques and strategies related to assigned academic and student affairs departments and programs.
• Modern pedagogies, learning styles, instructional design methods, and current research and understanding technologies for enhancing teaching and learning.
• Principles, practices, procedures and techniques involved in the development and implementation of curriculum standards, and academic and student affairs programs, services, plans, strategies, processes, systems, projects, courses, goals and objectives.
• Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training.
• Policies and objectives of assigned programs and activities.
• College District organization, operations, policies and objectives.
• Thorough understanding of current technology and communication tools.
• Budget preparation and control.
• Research methods and oral and written communication skills, including writing reports and use of sound public speaking techniques.
• Applicable State and federal laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
• Operation of a computer and assigned software.
• Public relations techniques.
• Requirements of assigned student support functions.
• Demographics affecting higher education, and ability to articulate challenges and opportunities before the community college.
• Articulate community college vision, mission and values.
• Plan, organize, control and direct assigned academic and student affairs operations, activities, departments and programs.
• Coordinate and direct communications, information, resources and personnel to meet the academic and student affairs needs of the College and enhance the educational effectiveness of assigned departments, programs and functions.
• Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned faculty and classified personnel.
• Direct the development, implementation and evaluation of programs, services, plans, strategies, processes, systems, projects, goals and objectives.
• Delegate authority and decentralize decision-making.
• Monitor, analyze and direct the development and implementation of programs, policies and procedures to enhance educational effectiveness and operational efficiency.
• Plan, coordinate and direct operations, personnel and resources to enhance faculty understanding of educational practices, instructional strategies and curriculum standards.
• Assure proper and timely resolution of student, staff, faculty, department, program and related issues, complaints and conflicts.
• Provide consultation and technical expertise concerning assigned departments and programs.
• Effectively communicate both orally and in writing, and use sound interpersonal skills.
• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others, promoting equity and fairness in terms of scope of responsibility and accountability.
• Foster collaboration and innovation in instructional design and delivery.
• Interpret, explain, apply and monitor laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
• Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
• Plan and organize work to meet schedules and timelines and institutional effectiveness/student success goals.
• Work independently with little direction.
• Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports.
• Direct, develop and maintain a variety of reports, records and files related to assigned activities.
• Inform policies, procedures and operational practices to ensure sound integration of academic and student affairs and the effectiveness of the College.
• Represent the College locally, regionally, statewide and nationally.
• Travel to off-campus locations for meetings, occasionally outside the normal working hours.
Occasional work performed alone. Constant work around and with other people.
The position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. Also, the position requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in keeping records and preparing reports using a computer keyboard. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading written reports and work related documents and acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal service.
Ability to work and cooperate with faculty, students, managers, the public and employees at all levels in order to exchange ideas, information and opinions.
This position description has been prepared to assist in defining job responsibilities, physical demands, working conditions and skills as needed. It is not intended to serve as a complete list of job duties, responsibilities and/or essential functions.
Application Deadline DateOPEN UNTIL FILLED: First Review Date: November 1, 2019. IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE FIRST SCREENING, APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN 11:59 PM PST ON OCTOBER 31, 2019.