Thursday, October 1, 2015

Santa Monica Community College - Dean, Learning Resources

Dean, Learning Resources 

Classification Code (Part-Time): To be filled out for part-time positions only No Response 

Position Type: Academic Administrative

Salary Range: $142,045 - $164,669

Closing Date: 10-30-2015

Position Profile
  • Under the direction of the Vice President, Academic Affairs, the Dean, Learning Resources provides vision, leadership, and administrative oversight for the Learning Resources programs for the District. The Dean directs, organizes, and manages program planning and development in accordance with the mission, student learning outcomes, and goals of the College. In collaboration with staff and faculty members the Dean is responsible for the development, implementation, and assessment of Learning Resources programs and delivery of services in support of the academic programs. The Dean serves as a member of the Academic Affairs administrative team and provides leadership and support for the academic operations of the college. 

Minimum Qualifications:
  • The qualified candidate must possess a master's degree or the equivalent from an accredited institution and have at least three years of leadership experience reasonable related to the administrative assignment.

  • Must be sensitive to and have awareness and understanding of the academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic diversity within the community college student population, including students with physical and/or learning disabilities as these factors relate to differences in learning styles. 

  • Provide administrative leadership for Learning Resources including learning laboratories and instructional assistance in multiple academic disciplines, tutoring, and supplemental instruction in order to promote student engagement and success. Assist in the development of online learning resources to support student success.
  • Serve as a liaison between instructional support services and the campus community for the purposes of assessing and planning program services and needs.
  • Support, implement, and promote technology as related to Learning Resources and classroom instruction.
  • Provide supervision and direction to the Associate Dean, Online Services and Support; Associate Dean, Instructional and Student Programs; Director, Supplemental Instruction and Tutoring; Director, Library Services; and the Media and Reprographic Services Manager.
  • Regularly evaluate and assess the effectiveness and efficiency of Learning Resources and instructional support services. Engage in annual program review.
  • Collaborate with the Center for Teaching Excellence staff to promote high quality instructional practice and student success, specifically related to instructional support services.
  • Support the District's Student Equity Plan and related programs and activities.
  • Represent the District in development of contracts with external vendors related to Learning Resources.
  • Develop, implement, and manage area budgets.
  • Engage in participatory governance processes and activities and serve on other college committees as assigned.
  • Serve on hiring and evaluation committees for faculty and staff.
  • Participate in accreditation and program review processes.
  • Ensure compliance with regulations, district policies, and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Assume leadership for projects and perform other duties as assigned.  

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Preferred qualifications include recent successful experience in learning resource administration or experience as a department or division chair or director or dean as well as teaching experience in higher education. Competitive candidates will have:
  • The ability to work effectively as a member of the administrative team to realize the College's vision, mission, goals, and institutional learning outcomes.
  • Knowledge of and experience with innovative instructional technology solutions.
  • Willingness to adopt a "hands-on" approach to completion of projects and tasks, to work in a dynamic environment that requires flexibility, and to balance multiple responsibilities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in addition to excellent interpersonal skills dealing with all college constituencies and members of the public.
  • Strong computer skills and the ability to work with technical staff in developing technology solutions. 
  • Creative problem solving skills.
  • The ability to lead in a participatory governance environment emphasizing collaboration and consensus building.
  • This position supervises classified personnel and managers.

Qualifications - Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to effectively perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Possess excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Skill and ability to relate and work with people and systems from diverse cultures and bureaucracies;
  • Ability to create a safe, collegial environment for faculty and students.
  • Skill and ability to reconcile divergent views of others.
  • Work collegially, communicate openly & effectively.
  • Knowledge of and ability and skill to plan, implement and evaluate instructional programs.
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret and comply with applicable laws and codes relevant to the assignment.
  • Knowledge of the statues, regulations, and principles that guide participatory governance.
  • Ability to develop, administer and manage a complex budget. 

Conditions of Employment:
  • Appointment subject to verification of official transcripts, current or previous employment, tuberculosis exam, and fingerprint clearance. Selected candidate must provide identification and work authorization. 
  • All applications and materials must be received by the Closing Date

Required Applicant Documents: 
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Applicable Transcript 1 (Unofficial copies of all post-secondary educational transcript are required) 
  • Number of reference letters required: 3 
  • Optional Applicant Documents: Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Other Document
  • Applicable Transcript 2 (Unofficial copies of all post-secondary educational transcript are required)
  • Applicable Transcript 3 (Unofficial copies of all post-secondary educational transcript are required)
  • Equivalency Statement Form 
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Accommodation:
  • Candidates with legally-defined disabilities may request reasonable accommodation in the interview and the selection process by notifying the Office of Human Resources.

Cover letter:
  • Include why you are interested in the position of Dean, Learning Resources.

Please note:
  • An email notification will be delivered to your reference provider once you have completed your application and attached the required documents (via the online process). The reference provider will then submit their confidential letter of reference via the online confidential portal.
  • Your application is not considered complete without the submission of the confidential letters of reference through the online system.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that all application materials are received on or before the closing date.  

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