Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary: See 'Type of Benefits' section below.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Apply and submit application materials online at https://jobs.miracosta.edu. Once you are in the online application system, we strongly advise you to read the information on 'How to Apply' and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online application system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date. A complete application packet must include the following:
1. An administrator application which includes your complete employment history.
2. A cover letter explaining how your education and experience have prepared you to provide leadership in this position and meet both the minimum and desirable qualifications listed in this job announcement (no more than two pages).
3. A separate statement describing your experiences, commitment, and professional awareness around issues of social justice and equity-minded practices as an administrator/manager. Attach this to the 'Other Document' link.
4. A current resume or curriculum vitae of professional experience, educational achievement and community involvement (no more than three pages).
5. If selected to interview, you will be required to submit transcripts showing conferral of your master's or higher level degree. If your degree is from a college or university anywhere outside of the United States, you will need to submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency showing the U.S. equivalence of your degree.
NOTE: Please abide by the length specifications and do not submit additional materials as they will not be reviewed.
NOTE: When you 'APPLY FOR THIS POSTING,' you will be asked to answer the additional question listed below. Your answer will appear toward the bottom of the application form.
-- MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We strive to be a model for equity and inclusion, effectively supporting students from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds who possess a range of abilities, academic preparation, and life experiences. Please describe what qualifications and/or experiences have prepared you to contribute to the fulfillment of the College's goals for equity and inclusion.
Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected will be notified by e-mail. Interviews with the search committee are expected to be conducted in February 2019.
Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation for any aspect of the search process should contact the Human Resources Office at least five days before the closing date.
OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT:
An offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 2) tuberculosis clearance; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; 4) fingerprint clearance; and 5) approval by the Board of Trustees.
Basic Function and Other Details: MiraCosta Community College in coastal, north San Diego County, California, invites applications for a full-time, six-month sabbatical leave replacement, instructional dean position beginning in July 2019 through December 2019.
THE POSITION: Under the direction of the vice president of instructional services, the interim dean of mathematics and sciences will work with the following departments (subject to change): Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physical Sciences (Astronomy, Geology, Oceanography, Physics), and Social Sciences (Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science). The dean provides leadership for and works with distance education, tutoring and academic support, writing center and math learning center.
MiraCosta seeks a leader to complement the instructional team and who possesses these qualities:
Integrity - Well-developed ethics and core values congruent with actions; responsibility and transparency in actions; good will and humor.
Intellect - Cognition, expertise and curiosity to work at a high level of accomplishment, continually developing skills; administrative acumen, judiciousness, and efficiency.
Interpersonal Skills - Human understanding and diplomacy, demonstrated by clear, appropriate writing and speech; flexibility to lead or to follow, to collaborate or to support, depending on the needs of the division and the project.
Institutional Agility - Knowledge of and skill in use of formal and informal networks; capacity to simplify and integrate complex processes and work toward consensus.
BASIC FUNCTION: The interim dean plans, organizes, integrates and directs the work and programs of the school of mathematics and sciences; participates actively in shared governance activities and initiatives; works in close cooperation with other instructional and administrative deans; provides expert professional assistance and leadership to the president and executive management on district-wide programs and strategies for achieving the district's mission and institutional goals within areas of campus responsibility; and performs related duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Plan, organize, direct, oversee, lead, integrate and evaluate the work of faculty and classified managers and staff in an assigned school, campus or administration department; with department chairs and managers, manage and direct development, implementation and evaluation of annual program plans, goals and objectives, work processes, systems and procedures to achieve district goals, objectives and standards; develop and work with faculty and staff to manage and monitor budgets for personnel, facilities, equipment and instructional materials; track program funding allocations and expenditures to ensure compliance with legal mandates.
2. Provide day-to-day leadership and work with school, campus or administration department academic and classified staff to ensure excellence in educational opportunities and student services supportive of high student and staff achievement, innovation, best practices, stewardship and fiscal prudence.
3. Manage and participate in the selection of full-time and associate faculty; coordinate associated employment processes with Human Resources; conduct and/or facilitate new faculty and/or staff orientations; monitor teaching load assignments; oversee and ensure the timely evaluation of faculty; encourage faculty in their continuing professional development; work to promote and maintain a collegial environment; chair faculty tenure review processes; oversee, facilitate and/or act as a final adjudicator in faculty, staff, student and community conflict resolution and grievance processes.
4. Direct and manage the performance of classified administrators and staff; direct and oversee the selection of managers and staff; establish performance requirements and personal development targets; regularly monitor performance and provide coaching for performance improvement and development, in accordance with district human resources policies and labor contract agreements.
5. Coordinate and/or participate in the district's institutional planning processes; manage and oversee a variety of research initiatives, including research on student equity and success outcome measures, to inform strategic and program planning efforts; coordinate, facilitate and participate in regular program reviews.
6. Participate actively in the life of the college and its shared governance processes by serving on district committees, task forces and councils; coordinate, assign, direct and/or participate in work on projects associated with accreditation.
7. Work with faculty, staff and administration to ensure compliance with California Code of Regulations Title 5, accreditation standards and Board Policies and Administrative Procedures; work with faculty and staff in evaluating changes in regulations and standards and determining collegial means to address changes and ensure compliance.
8. Provide leadership in the coordination of state, local and regional collaborations; oversee the development of grant applications and administration of grants.
9. Manage and oversee systems and procedures for the acquisition and maintenance of data in accordance with state regulations; direct or participate in preparation of periodic and end-of-year reports.
10. Stay abreast of relevant trends and engage in personal professional development programs and activities to maximize contributions to the college and the community.
11. In consultation with department chairs, use enrollment management data to develop efficient class schedules and related services, such as laboratory sections, to balance needs for student access, success and completion with appropriate financial stewardship; manage the scheduling of classes, monitor class sizes and cancellations and approve and direct implementation of schedule changes.
12. Ensure the integrity of academic programs by upholding professional and accreditation standards and education code requirements; work with department chairs and faculty in monitoring student success and equity outcomes and assessment activities at the program and course levels; foster quality instruction and optimal functioning of programs; provide support to incorporate and implement 'best practices' within fields of instruction.
13. Lead and work with faculty in conducting regular curriculum reviews and in developing curricula for new courses to meet student needs.
1. Establish and maintain relationships with and serve as an ambassador to the community, local businesses, industry and other college partners.
2. Perform related duties as assigned.
Type of Benefits: COMPENSATION AND FRINGE BENEFITS: Compensation for the interim dean will be based on the 2019-20 Academic Administrators Salary Schedule and will not be less than $170,096 per year, to be prorated based on the actual number of contract days. This position will be subject to the academic administrators' working conditions manual. MiraCosta College offers a comprehensive package of benefits, which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; and other optional coverages. Academic administrators are normally covered under the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS).
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Possession of a master's degree in a field of study relevant to this assignment from an accredited college or university (a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation); AND
2. At least one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience relevant to this assignment; AND
3. Possession of the minimum requirements to serve as a faculty member at the community college level (see the 2017 Handbook of 'Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges' at http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/Portals/0/Reports/2017-Minimum-Qualifications-Handbook-r1-ADA.pdf); AND
4. Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the cultural, developmental, socioeconomic, ethnic, disability, and academic diversity of community college students, faculty, and staff.
Desirable Qualifications: DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS 1. Administrative experience. 2. Collaborative management style and administrative experience compatible with MiraCosta College's commitment to collegial governance. 3. Proven record in data-driven decision-making. 4. Grant management experience. 5. College-level teaching experience, preferably at a community college. 6. Ability to contribute to the mission of the college.
Licenses and Other Requirements:A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district's vehicle insurance program.
Closing Date: 1/23/2019
First Screening Date:
Human Resources Contact Information: email@example.com or 760.795.6854
About MiraCosta College The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 114 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, and parts of Camp Pendleton.
MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomanufacturing.
The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. The Oceanside Campus, serving approximately 10,500 students, is located on a panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains. The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, and attracts more than 3,000 students. The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 2,500 students in the college's noncredit programs including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes. The Technology Career Institute (TCI) in Carlsbad is part of the colleges Career Education Department. It offers our local community members the opportunity to enhance their lives and their careers with low-cost, hassle-free classes, workshops, and programs, as well as certificate programs to train skilled workers in industries such as high-tech manufacturing, maritime technology, and emerging technologies. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located at the TCI provides resources, workshops, and leadership programs for small businesses and serves all of North San Diego and Imperial Counties. The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), also located at the TCI, provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, and mentoring, as well as referrals for eligible veterans and military spouses owning or considering starting a small business enterprise in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Imperial Counties.
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The MiraCosta Community College District is located in San Diego County along the Southern California coast, between Orange County to the north and the metropolitan area of San Diego to the south. The district is approximately 35 miles north of San Diego and 90 miles south of Los Angeles. The District includes the cities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Del Mar, the unincorporated areas of La Costa, Olivehain, and portions of Carmel Valley and Camp Pendleton Marine Base.