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Dean of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (Merritt)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

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.

Fingerprinting Requirement:

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.

MISSION STATEMENT
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.

Posting Details

College Information

Peralta/College Information

Merritt College

Merritt College is a public, comprehensive, two-year college, maintained by the Peralta Community College District in Alameda County. With a comprehensive day and evening program of transfer, technical, occupational and basic skills education, the College is committed to meeting the educational needs of the diverse student population it serves.


Located on a 125-acre site in the hills of East Oakland, Merritt College combines modern, spacious facilities with a spectacular view of the entire Bay Area. An integral part of a large, busy urban community, the location provides a sense of tranquility and peace.

Position Information

Special Instructions to Applicants

APPLICATION PROCEDURES


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.


Fingerprinting Requirement:


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.


MISSION STATEMENT

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 Title Dean of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (Merritt)
Compensation Salary Range: $122,813 - $145,142/year - The maximum initial placement is Step 3 depending on experience.
Benefits Information

FRINGE BENEFITS


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 12.58%* 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.

Position Type Management
Department Humanities (653)
Job Description Summary

Under the direction of the Vice President of Instruction, the dean provides leadership in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the college’s instructional programs as assigned. Assures compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and funding requirements related to community college instruction, and ensures the quality of instruction for meeting the needs of students and the community. Works collaboratively with the other deans, and with faculty, staff, and administration, to achieve the goals and objectives of the Merritt College Master Plan. Serves on the Merritt Senior Management Team and participates in district-wide initiatives and governance. Manages and guides staff activities; participates in faculty evaluations;

This position directs, encourages and supports the development of a variety of teaching and learning techniques used by faculty and learning support staff providing students with an optimal learning experience. The coordination of academic scheduling, faculty assignments, review of course outlines and syllabi, learning practices and assessment are within the purview of this position.

The dean assigned to English, Social Sciences, Arts, Athletics/Kinesiology, Ethnic Studies, Human Development, Learning Resources, Legal Administrations and Library. will become conversant and contribute as a thought leader in the curriculum, programs, instructional methods, community partnerships, and student success in those areas. S/he will support basic skills, career-technical certificates, degree and transfer programs, and will advance innovations, including through oversight of grants and special initiatives, in these disciplines and fields of study. The dean will guide participation by these departments in cross-institutional efforts such as the First Year Experience, contract education, dual enrollment, faculty advising, and institutional learning outcomes assessment. The dean will facilitate interdepartmental communication and collaboration with the other departments in instruction and in student services.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Planning, implementation, and coordination of the development of the instructional program.

• Lead efforts to develop and sustain community partnerships, build pathways from high school and other organizations, develop programs and courses in response to state legislation.

• Develop and supervise departmental, programmatic, grant, and instruction-wide budgets
• Participate in the hiring and evaluation of faculty and classified staff for the division.

• Assign teaching loads of faculty and staff in the division.

• Supervise the design of new curricular offerings, delivery methods, and program revisions.

• Initiate the class schedule and conduct ongoing enrollment management activities.

• Work toward achievement of internal and external equity and student success measures, maintain practices in compliance with accreditation standards, advance innovation in accordance with developments in higher education.

• Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university.

2. One year of formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s assignment.

3. Knowledge and proficiency in the operation and use of personal computers utilizing office productivity 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.

Desirable Qualifications

• Three or more years of teaching experience, preferably at the lower division level.

• Previous experience in developing academic programs, curriculum, and grants.

• Knowledge of state and federal laws, such as Title 5 and Education Code, as well as policies, programs, regulations and services related to student recruitment, admissions, enrollment, retention, financial aid, matriculation, and records management.
• Skill in budget development, maintenance, and reporting related to general fund, grants, and other externally-funded resources.
• Four (4) years of comprehensive and increasingly responsible management experience in instruction, or a related field.
• Skill in oral and written communication, including public speaking and complex reports.
• Skill in training, directing, supervising and evaluating the work of others.
• Proficiency in the use of a variety of computer software and databases and technology related to student and other educational services.
• Commitment to Participatory Governance.
• Effective organizational, communication and public relations skills.

Environmental Demands

Occasional work performed alone.

Constant work around and with other people

Other Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Typical physical abilities for this position are:

• Prolonged and frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping
• Moderate to heavy usage of hands in grasping, repetitive hand movement and finger coordination in keeping records and preparing reports using a computer keyboard.

• Speech and hearing to communicate effectively in group settings and by telephone to students, faculty, staff, and others.

Tools & Equipment Used
Application Deadline Date **OPEN UNTIL FILLED – APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED AUGUST 11, 2017 FOR FIRST REVIEW DATE OF AUGUST 14, 2017 **
Open Date 07/10/2017

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you find out about the position?
    • Asian Week
    • California Community College Chancellor's Office website
    • Career Builder
    • Chronicle of Higher Education website
    • Chronicle of Higher Education newspaper
    • Community College Jobs Website
    • Community College Times
    • Craigslist
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • El Mundo
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • Job Fair, Conference or Workshop
    • Local Newspaper (Oakland Tribune, SF Chronicle, ect)
    • Oakland Post
    • Peralta Jobs Website
    • Walk-In (PCCD Office of Human Resources)
    • Women in Higher Education
    • Word of Mouth
    • 24-Hour Job Line
    • Other
  2. If you chose "Other" as your answer for the above question, please provide details

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. List of References
  2. Other Document
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Letter of Recommendation 3
  6. Training/Certification Document