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Associate Dean, Natural Sciences

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To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at http://hrjobs.mtsac.edu to complete and submit your application for this position.

Position Information

Position Information

Job Title: Associate Dean, Natural Sciences
Position Number: 201314683
Department: Natural Sciences
Job Category: Management
Time (Percent Time): 100%
Term (months/year): 12 months/year
Current Work Schedule (days, hours): Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Salary Range: M-19
Salary: Steps 1 - 6, $142,248 - $155,340 annually
Shift Differential:
Open Date: 07/03/2017
Initial Screening Date: 10/02/2017
Open Until Filled: Yes
Application Procedure:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on October 2, 2017 (Initial Screening Date) are assured consideration.

Applicants must submit all of the following materials online at http://hrjobs.mtsac.edu to be considered for this position:

1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.
2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.
3. A detailed résumé that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
4. Three letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation).
5. College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.

Health & Welfare:

The College contributes $7,775 toward annual premiums for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees. The District participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and MetLife Social Security Alternative Plan.

Note Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change.

Basic Function/Overview:

DEFINITION

Under administrative direction, assists in planning, organizing, controlling, and providing administrative direction and oversight for all operations, activities, programs, and services of the Natural Sciences Department; coordinates and directs communications, personnel, resources, curriculum, schedules, and information to meet the instructional needs of the Natural Sciences Department and enhance educational effectiveness of designated programs and services; assists in department-wide educational planning and program development in accordance with missions, goals, and objectives of the District and department. .

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives administrative direction from the Dean, Natural Sciences. Exercises general direction and supervision over faculty, professional, technical, and administrative support staff.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

This is an Associate Dean classification that assists in overseeing, controlling, and directing all activities of the Natural Sciences Department, including short- and long-term planning and development and administration of departmental policies, procedures, and programs. This class provides assistance to the Dean, Natural Sciences in a variety of administrative, coordinative, analytical, and liaison capacities. Successful performance of the work requires knowledge of education policy and District functions and activities and the ability to develop, oversee, and implement projects and programs in a variety of areas. Responsibilities include coordinating the activities of the department with those of other divisions and departments and assisting in managing and overseeing the complex and varied functions of the department. This class is distinguished from the Dean, Natural Sciences in that the latter has overall management responsibility for all department academic programs, functions, and activities, for accomplishing departmental planning and operational goals and objectives, and for furthering District goals and objectives within general policy guidelines.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:

(Illustrative Only)

• Plans, organizes, controls, and directs designated operations, activities, programs, and services of the Natural Sciences Department; assists in establishing and maintaining department timelines and priorities; ensures related activities comply with established standards, requirements, grant specifications, laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures.
• Assists with department-wide educational planning and program development in accordance with missions, goals, and objectives of the District and department; administers and monitors assigned department programs and services to ensure compliance with established curriculum and content standards and requirements; participates in development, analysis, and implementation of curriculum standards to meet student needs; develops and recommends new courses and instructional activities as needed.
• Coordinates and directs communications, personnel, resources, curriculum, schedules, and information to meet the instructional needs of the Natural Sciences Department and enhance the educational effectiveness of assigned programs and services.
• Selects, trains, motivates, and directs department personnel; evaluates and reviews work for acceptability and conformance with department standards, including program and project priorities and performance evaluations; works with employees on performance issues; implements discipline and termination procedures; responds to staff questions and concerns.
• Assists Dean in conducting faculty review, including four-year probationary evaluation process, class visitations, and administrative evaluations.
• Participates in the development, management, and administration of the department’s annual budget; directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; directs the monitoring of and approves expenditures; directs and implements adjustments as necessary.
• Contributes to the overall quality of the department’s service by developing, reviewing, and implementing policies and procedures to meet legal requirements and District needs; continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors the distribution of work, support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement and recommends to the Dean.
• Coordinates activities to enhance faculty and administrative understanding of education practices, curriculum standards, and instructional strategies related to Natural Sciences Department programs and services.
• Reviews faculty curriculum and provides technical advice on changes and modifications to curriculum; works with faculty on curriculum development and transfer articulation proposals.
• Reviews Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) and assessments; advises faculty and provides feedback and recommendations; provides technical training to faculty on SLO development and assessment procedures and guidelines; develops and updates reports tracking the progress and status of curriculum, SLO, and assessment for all courses and programs within the department.
• Provides consultation and technical expertise to administrators, faculty, staff, students, outside agencies, and others concerning department operations and activities; provides detailed and technical information concerning department programs, services, curriculum, and courses.
• Coordinates department programs, services, and communications between administrators faculty, staff, other divisions and departments, outside agencies, governmental agencies, students, and the public; establishes and maintains partnerships in support of department activities.
• Conducts a variety of analytical and operational studies regarding departmental and programmatic activities; prepares comprehensive technical records and reports, identifies alternatives, and makes and justifies recommendations.
• Advises, provides guidance, and prepares and delivers presentations on issues pertaining to the Natural Sciences Department.
• Attends and participates in professional group meetings and various District committees and advisory boards; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the related to the area of assignment.
• Maintains and directs the maintenance of working and official departmental files.
• Monitors changes in laws, regulations, and technology that may affect District or departmental operations; implements policy and procedural changes as required.
• Prepares, reviews, and presents staff reports, various management and information updates, and reports on special projects as assigned by the Dean, Natural Sciences.
• Responds to difficult and sensitive student and faculty inquiries and complaints and assists with resolutions and alternative recommendations.
• Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
• Provides a working and learning environment that is free from prohibited discrimination, harassment and retaliation (DHR), and provided by applicable law and College policies. Attends College mandated DHR training and participates in DHR investigations as directed. Assist in providing information and resources to individuals who bring forward DHR complaints and reporting possible DHR complaints to the Director, Equal Employment Opportunity Programs in Human Resources and other appropriate authority as necessary.

Other Duties:

Perform related duties as assigned

Knowledge Of:

• Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation, and evaluation.
• Budget development, administrative practices, and organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of projects, programs, policies, procedures, and operational needs.
• Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, and the training of staff in work procedures.
• Principles, practices, procedures, and techniques involved in development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum standards and instructional programs, services, plans, strategies, processes, systems, projects, courses, goals, and objectives.
• Curriculum standards, requirements, and assessments, and instructional techniques and strategies related to Natural Sciences academic functions, programs, and services.
• Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned programs, projects, and operations.
• Methods and techniques for the development of presentations, business correspondence, and information distribution; research and reporting methods, techniques, and procedures.
• Principles and procedures of record keeping, technical report writing, and preparation of correspondence and presentations.
• Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications.
• English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
• Techniques for effectively representing the District in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
• Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, students, and District staff, including individuals of various ages, various socio-economic and ethnic groups.

Skills and Abilities:

• Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and internal controls for the department and assigned program areas.
• Provide administrative and professional leadership and direction for the department and the District.
• Prepare and administer large and complex budgets; allocate limited resources in a cost effective manner.
• Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
• Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of professional and technical personnel; delegate authority and responsibility.
• Select, motivate, and evaluate the work of staff and train staff in work procedures.
• Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.
• Effectively administer a variety of departmental programs, projects, and administrative activities.
• Effectively represent the District and the department in meetings with various educational, business, professional, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
• Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
• Conduct complex research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical staff reports.
• Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.
• Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
• Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs.
• Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
• Understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.
• Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures.
• Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications/ Education & Experience:

A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university OR a valid California credential that authorizes services as a community college administrator and five (5) full-time years of documented increasingly responsible leadership experience working effectively with instructional programs in higher education, including college level teaching experience.

Equivalencies:
Preferred Qualifications:
License(s) & Other Requirements:

The incumbent may periodically be required to get to a variety of locations. If operating a vehicle, employees must have the ability to secure and maintain a valid California driver’s license.

Examination Requirements:
Working Environment:

Incumbents work in an office and classroom environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Incumbents may interact with staff, students, and/or the public in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Physical Demands:

Must possess mobility to work in a standard office and classroom setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various District and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Incumbents must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 20 pounds.

Hazards:
Conditions of Employment:
Typing Certificate Requirements:
Special Notes:

Please note: A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Office of Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: employment@mtsac.edu.

THE MT. SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE DISTRICT WILL NOT SPONSOR ANY VISA APPLICATIONS.

Foreign Transcripts:

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

Inquiries/Contact:

Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225.
E-mail: employment@mtsac.edu.

Selection Procedure:

A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The committee will recommend finalists to the President/CEO and/or Vice President of Instruction for a second interview. The number of vacancies is dependent on student enrollment, College resources, needs, and Board of Trustees’ approval. The starting date will be following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.

TRAVEL POLICY: Costs associated with travel in excess of 150 miles one way from residence for the purpose of an interview will be reimbursed up to $500 maximum. Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at http://hrjobs.mtsac.edu to complete and submit your application for this position.

EEO Policy:

It is the policy of Mt. San Antonio College that harassment is prohibited and that all persons shall receive equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, age (over 40), medical condition (cancer), mental disability, physical disability (including HIV & AIDS), marital status, sexual orientation, or Vietnam Era Veteran Status. This nondiscrimination policy covers Family and Medical Care Leave and Pregnancy Disability Leave. Contact the Office of Human Resources if you need any special accommodations to complete the application process at 909.594.5611, ext. 4225.

Mt. San Antonio College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Conflict of Interest

Mt. San Antonio College employees and the Board of Trustees members shall not engage in any employment or activity that is inconsistent with, incompatible with, or in conflict with Mt. San Antonio College’s Administrative Procedures (AP 2710 Conflict of Interest, AP 2712 Conflict of Interest Codes).

Cancel RTF Policy:

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO RE-OPEN,
RE-ADVERTISE, DELAY OR CANCEL FILLING THIS POSITION.
THIS RECRUITMENT MAY BE USED TO FILL FUTURE VACANCIES.

Quick Link http://hrjobs.mtsac.edu/postings/4812

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Incomplete applications packets will not be considered. Stating “see resume” on your application will be considered an incomplete response.
    • I understand this statement
  2. * Evidence of minimum qualifications must be established in the online application form. Supporting documents such as cover letter, resume, etc. will not be used for the purpose of determining minimum qualifications.
    • I understand this statement
  3. * The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.
    • I understand this statement

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Letter of Recommendation 3
  6. Transcripts to Meet Required Qualifications
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts - Continued
  2. Other Document 1
  3. Other Document 2
  4. Other Document 3