Monday, October 24, 2016

Costa Mesa - Orange Coast College - Dean of Library and Learning Support - Full Time

Salary  $115,976.00 - $152,586.00 Annually

Location  CA, CA Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA, CA

Job Type Administrator Department Orange Coast College

Job Number 2-O-18

Closing 10/31/2016 11:59 PM Pacific

  • The Dean of Library and Learning Support will provide vision and leadership to unite a variety of campus-wide services which promote student learning.   Under the general direction of the Orange Coast College Vice President of Instruction, the Dean will provide administrative oversight to direct, organize and manage division wide educational planning and program development for the Student Success/Tutorial Center, Library Services, Distance Learning staff, and other support programs.  By establishing a common mission, this Dean will create a dynamic team of faculty and staff that will serve the entire OCC campus and promote communication between all of the campus academic divisions that it serves. Within this Dean's responsibility are Library operations, the campus tutorial center (Student Success Center), the Honors Program which offers enrichment opportunities for students,  staff support for large lecture halls, oversight of the Basic Skills Initiative, and the Instructional Innovation/online education support team who provide LMS training.   In the unique role as an academic Dean with programs that serve the entire campus, this Dean will work with instructional divisions,  student services, finance and educational resources to achieve institutional goals.   

The following performance responsibilities further describe this position within the policies and procedures established by the Board of Trustees:

Performance Responsibilities:
  • Provide oversight to the campus Library and campus student success center including oversight of categorical Basic Skills Initiative programs.
  • Provide oversight to the Honors Program and Large Group Instructional support.
  • Provide oversight to the support staff for online instruction.
  • Act as liaison between the Division and other instructional areas.
  • Conduct regular Division and Department meetings.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty on budget, curriculum, facilities, and other areas of shared governance.
  • Provide leadership in the updating, maintaining, and development of curriculum for the Division.
  • Supervise the Division faculty and staff, and improve the instructional standards of the Division and college.
  • Provide necessary coordination of the Division's program review and assessment processes.
  • Assist in the communication, promotion, and publicity of the Division's programs.
  • Coordinate the development of the Division's semester schedules, utilizing staff resources and physical facilities to meet the emerging needs of the student population and program demands.
  • Manage instructional resources within the budget structure to meet specific program needs.
  • Identify funding sources and prepare clear and concise procedures for development, implementation, and monitoring of funding proposals for the Division's programs and special projects.
  • Develop and maintain the Division budget within the framework of the financial resources, including audit tracking.
  • Manage implementation of current employment contracts, including evaluation and scheduling of faculty and classified staff.
  • Manage the development and accurate completion of Division faculty loading.
  • Assist in development and coordination of staff development activities for the Division staff.
  • Plan for the Division's program facilities, including special labs/equipment and equipment repair, staffing, and instructional needs, and integrate them into the college and District planning process.
  • Direct information by gathering and preparing reports related to the Division's programs and oversee the preparation and maintenance of various records.
  • Represent the college at regional and statewide organizations.
  • Represent the college at campus and community events when appropriate.
  • Coordinate activities between faculty and representatives of local high schools, ROP's, and Adult Education Programs.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must meet one of the following qualifications under (a) through (c):
  • Possess the California Community College Credential authorizing administrative service at the community college level.
  • Possess a Master's degree from an accredited institution AND one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment.
  • A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above.
  • Candidates making application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Administrative experience as a program and/or instructor coordinator, Department chair, Assistant or Associate Dean or higher.
  • Possession of a Master's degree in Library and Information Sciences.
  • Three years of successful full-time classroom teaching preferably at the community college level in an area within the responsibilities of the Library and Learning Support areas.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to give leadership to the Library & Learning Support Division.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in one or more of the division's disciplines: Library, Student Success Center, Basic Skills Initiative programs, and online learning support.
  • Evidence of and ability to communicate effectively with college faculty, staff, students, and members of the local community.
  • Familiarity with and ability to work with common computer technology and software applications.
  • Familiarity with and ability to schedule library and success center coverage as well as classes and accurately complete division faculty loading.
  • Evidence of and experience in hiring: support staff, part-time faculty and full-time faculty.
  • Evidence of successful experience working with diverse student populations.
  • Evidence of the ability to advocate for the division's programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote harmony and cooperation among the various college constituencies, including faculty, staff and students.
  • Experience with managing budgets, fund raising, identifying funding sources and monitoring of funding proposals.
  • Demonstrated experience with shared governance in a higher education environment.
  • Experience with college level accreditation.

Additional Information

  • Before applying, please be sure to review the Coast Colleges District Board Policy regarding Nepotism (BP 7310) to check if your application may be impacted. If you have any questions, please contact HR Recruitment at 714-438-4714 or 714-438-4716.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To be considered for this opportunity, you must submit a COMPLETE application packet. A complete application packet includes:
  • A complete Coast Community College District Online Employment Application.
  • A current resume not to exceed two (2) pages  uploaded as a separate attachment - PDF is recommended.
  • A cover letter not to exceed one (1) page highlighting your qualifications uploaded as a separate attachment - PDF is recommended.
  • Answers to all supplemental questions.  Please provide clear, thorough responses as they will be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualified candidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do not put "see resume.").
  • Application for Equivalency, if applicable uploaded as a separate attachment - PDF is recommended.  (located at
  • Submission of all required application information and materials is the responsibility of the applicant.

  • Applications must be received no later than the posted closing date. 
  • There are NO EXCEPTIONS. Electronic applications may be completed by visiting Once you have completed an electronic application, you may apply to open positions within the Coast Community College District by submitting the application and all other required materials. Required materials differ for each open position and must be complete when submitted for a specific posting. Instructions for completing applications and applying to posted positions are available online or by calling Applicant Processing at (714) 438-4714 or (714) 438-4716.

  • The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must frequently sit for long periods.
  • Use hands and fingers to handle medical equipment, keyboard or other objects.
  • Reach with hands and arms.
  • Must speak clearly and distinctly to ask questions and provide information.
  • Hear and understand voices over the telephone and in person.
  • Respond quickly and effectively to campus emergencies.
  • Must see and hear adequately to perform accurate physical assessments of students or others.
  • Occasionally must lift injured, ill or disabled students.
  • Must walk or drive to respond to campus emergencies as needed.
  • Frequently must travel to other campus locations and occasionally must travel to other locations in the county or state.
  • A detailed list of physical demands and work environment is on file and will be provided upon request.

Conditions of Employment
  • This is a contract, full-time, 12-month per year, Educational Administrator position. The normal hours of work will be 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Flexible schedule and weekends might be necessary to address the needs of the job duties, programs and/or students. The effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor.
  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
  • The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910)
  • The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.


  • Starting salaries for academic positions are based on a combination of education and experience. Initial placement is within the starting salary range. Further advancements are based on longevity and professional development. An additional annual stipend is offered for possession of an earned doctorate from an accredited institution. All movement on the salary schedule will occur July 1 of each year for all eligible employees.

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