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Dean of Academic Affairs & Adult Basic Education

Company: Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Location: Sylmar
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:



Los Angeles Mission College

Announces the position opening for

Dean of Academic Affairs & Adult Basic Education (Full Time, Permanent)

Expanding Learning Opportunities for Students

SALARY RANGE:$135,122 TO $158,656

Issue Date: May 19, 2021 Application Deadline: July 2, 2021

Position Overview:

Under the direction of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean of Academic Affairs & Adult Basic Education will be responsible for providing leadership and management for a sizable and complex instructional, instructional support or student services program(s). Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to: English, Communication Studies & Journalism Department, and the Social Science Department, Adult Basic Education Grant, Non-Credit Program, Library & Learning Resources Center (LRC). This full time, permanent position to begin sometime July, 2021.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Possession of a Master's degree; and
  • One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Two years of increasingly responsible full-time experience in an institution of higher education.
  • One-year full-time teaching at the Community College level.
  • Familiarity with provisions of federal CASAS testing, WIOWA, and other legal issues relating to non-credit/adult basic education programs. Technical knowledge regarding the AFT1521 Contract.
  • Working knowledge of the Adult Basic Education Grant (ABEG).

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties below are representative of the role and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed as within the scope of work:

  • Plan, develop, organize, coordinate, supervise and evaluate assigned instructional and/or student support program(s)in accordance with legal requirements, District policies, Accreditation Standards, and sound instructional/guidance principles and practices.
  • Facilitate completion of overall objectives and plans for a department(s); initiate and participate in overall program planning; assess needs for new programs/services; facilitate their development and implementation in accordance with established approval guidelines and budgets.
  • Monitor outcomes assessment processes for programmatic improvement, which may include providing relevant information and facilitating discussions about the results of Student Learning Outcomes (SLO), Service Area Outcomes (SAO), Program Learning Outcomes (PLO), and/or Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILO) and using the outcomes assessment results to make improvements to those areas.
  • Oversee the screening, interviewing, and selection and evaluation process of faculty, classified, and unclassified staff to ensure compliance with the California Education Code, Title 5 Regulations, Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Board Rules, LACCD Administrative Regulations, Human Resources Guides, Personnel Guides, Personnel Commission Laws and Rules, and collective bargaining agreements in a fair and consistent manner.
  • Assign, supervise and evaluate faculty, classified staff, and unclassified staff.
  • Plan, coordinate, and provide training and professional development to assigned staff.
  • Oversee staff assignments and schedules; assign work location in accordance with established District policies.
  • Coordinate and direct special projects; initiate studies and conduct analysis as necessary to evaluate the efficiency of instructional and student support programs to determine the need for new or modified course offerings, programs or services.
  • Ensure the preparation, distribution and maintenance of required reports, records, and files by appropriate staff.
  • Communicate and promote program objectives and offerings to potential and current students, other educational institutions, community organizations, staff, instructors, and others. Establish formal partnerships/alliances and collaborate with industry and external educational institutions, educational initiatives, and/or programs.
  • Responsible for supervising and developing the annual budget and contractual commitments according to established procedures; control and oversight of assigned program budgets; and specially funded budgets.
  • Serve as a member of college and District committees and task forces; liaise with other campuses and District administration to ensure proper coordination of activities; promote sharing of ideas and communication of administrative required benchmarks with others, internal and external, to the District.
  • Represent the college and District at external, local, state, national and international conferences, meetings, task forces, and activities that improve, promote and publicize college and District instructional and/or student support programs.
  • Coordinate the investigation of and assist in the facilitation and the resolution of student, staff, and faculty conflict and complaints in accordance with State and District requirements.
  • Coordinate, investigate and facilitate the resolution of student grievances.
  • Manage student conduct and discipline.
  • Interpret, articulate, implement, and monitor compliance with the California Education Code, Title 5 Regulations, LACCD Board Rules, LACCD Administrative Regulations, Human Resources Guides, Personnel Guides, Personnel Commission Laws and Rules, applicable state and federal laws, and collective bargaining agreements in a fair and consistent manner.
  • Serve as the administrator in charge of the college in the absence of the President or Vice President as delegated.
  • Serve as evening and/or weekend administrator as assigned.
  • The dean leads and engages in strategic planning and promotes creative ideas that enable the division and the college to be more productive, efficient, and continuously improve its services. Specific organizational and operational duties typically consist of budget planning/implementation, direct oversight of institutional Student Learning Outcomes (SLO), Service Outcomes, and Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) programs.
  • Facilitates discussion and collaboration related to the understanding and utilization of data in planning and decision making.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Operational and technical knowledge of adult basic education programming, CASAS, and ABEG grant activities, including state and federal regulations supporting these activities.
  • Principles of customer service and public relations.
  • Administrative and professional leadership and support for non-credit programs.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and have an understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college personnel and students.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work both on campus and in the local community.
  • Academic program review and evaluation practices.

Salary and Benefits

The current salary range is $135,122 - $158,656 annually. The selected candidate will be allocated within the salary range according to previous salary. An additional, doctoral stipend of $6,144 per academic year is available for applicants possessing a doctorate degree from an accredited institution. Benefits include medical, dental, vision for employees and eligible dependents, term life insurance, and State Teachers Retirement System program.


For consideration in the selection process, all interested candidates must submit the following:

  • A one page Letter of Interest addressing the responsibilities of the position;
  • Current resume;
  • Contact information for three individuals as references who can assess the candidate's qualifications for the position (name, title, address, email and telephone numbers);
  • Copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required for all candidates invited to the final interview);
  • Note: Documentation from an approved foreign transcript evaluator is required for degrees received from other countries. For a list of approved foreign transcript evaluation agencies, please go to http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf
  • A one-page response to the following question:

"Please describe your understanding of and commitment to diversity and how it contributes to learning communities." What can you contribute to a diverse learning community, and what insights have you gained as a result of your personal experiences?

Please go to https://laccd.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=6&c=laccd to file the application package. The completed application package must be filed no later than 4:30 PM, July 2, 2021 to be considered. All materials submitted will become property of Los Angeles Mission College. After review of application materials by the selection committee, candidates will be contacted if selected for interview. Application materials may not be submitted by Fax or email or U.S. Mail.

Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications. LAMC reserves the right to modify and/or withdraw this position at any time. Notification regarding the advancement in the selection process will be provided to each applicant.

For additional information or questions, please contact Academic Affairs at (818) 364-7635 or by email at hiring-aa@lamission.edu.

Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days' prior notice. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested.

Equal Employment Policy

The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer related), sexual orientation, or veteran status. Positive action will be taken to ensure that this policy is followed in all personnel practices including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, and treatment during employment, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, layoff or termination. A vigorous equal employment opportunity program will be maintained to ensure a diverse work force and to achieve expected representation of qualified members of under-represented groups through the implementation of specific result-oriented plans and procedures (Board Rule 101301).

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator

Keywords: Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Los Angeles , Dean of Academic Affairs & Adult Basic Education, Other , Sylmar, California

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