Associate Dean, Emeritus College

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Job Title:
Associate Dean, Emeritus College

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Position Type:
Academic Administrative

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Position Profile
Under the general direction of the Dean, Noncredit and External Programs, manage the Emeritus program for older adults at Santa Monica College including course offerings, student services, the facility, budget, staff supervision, and special events.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities
- Manage the day-to-day operations of a campus that serves over 3,600 students.
- Hire, assign, supervise, develop and organize the evaluation of 115+ team members, including: adjunct faculty, classified staff, student workers, and volunteers.
- Create a class schedule each term to meet the lifelong learning needs of Emeritus students.
- Develop curriculum of interest to both current and prospective students in alignment with state and federal priorities in collaboration with discipline faculty.
- Engage in program review, assessment of student learning outcomes, and analysis of program effectiveness for ongoing improvement.
- Collaborate with the Santa Monica Regional Consortium for Adult Education (an AB 104: Adult Education Block Grant initiative) on relevant curriculum and programming goals.
- Partner with the Facilities Department to improve the Emeritus Campus through daily maintenance and construction related projects.
- Manage general/district, foundation, auxiliary, and categorical budgets efficiently and effectively.
- Engage in enrollment management to reach FTES goals.
- Coordinate and work collaboratively with older adult student representatives on the Emeritus College Advisory Council.
- Partner with the SMC Foundation and Emeritus volunteers in fundraising efforts.
- Supervise and support production of special events in support of the Emeritus program and students such as: Art Gallery exhibitions and receptions, Concert Band performances, Theatre Troupe performances, Technical Resource Fair, as well as publication of the "Emeritus Chronicles" journal, "The Ongoing Moment" journal, and the "Emeritus Voice" newsletter.
- Serve as a liaison and advocate for older adults within the College as well as externally in the community and statewide.
- Represent the District in participatory governance and other committees as assigned.
- Participate in faculty hiring and evaluation committees.
- Participate in institutional accreditation activities.
- Represent the District at local, state, or national meetings relevant to the assignment.
- Perform other administrative duties as assigned.

Additional Duties:

Minimum Qualifications:
Possess a Master's degree from an accredited college or university; have one or more years of educational administrative and leadership experience reasonably related to the assignment; also have teaching experience.

Must have evidence of sensitivity to and under-standing of the socioeconomic, academic, culture 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
Possess a Master's degree in Gerontology, Human Services, or Health Care; three years of administrative experience in a higher education setting with ongoing increases in responsibility; at least one year of experience working with older adults in an educational setting; knowledge of noncredit education in the California Community Colleges.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Ability to effectively perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
- Superior communication skills, both oral and written.
- Ability to analyze, organize and present data logically.
- Ability to supervise and effectively manage classified staff, adjunct faculty, student workers, and volunteers.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the Emeritus community.
- Ability to build consensus.
- Use and interpret the California Education Code and governmental regulations that apply to the Noncredit Older Adult Program.
- In collaboration with faculty, develop curriculum that aligns with noncredit (adult education) older adult objectives.
- Understand and implement the latest instructional developments in technology.
- Work successfully in an atmosphere of collegial decision-making.

Fringe Benefits:
- 24 paid vacation days
- 12 paid ill days
- Fully paid medical, dental and vision care coverage for the employee and dependents
- $50,000 Life insurance for employee
- STRS (State Teachers Retirement System) or PERS (Public Employees Retirement System if pre-qualified)

Selection Process:
The selection process shall include the following steps:
(a) A screening/evaluation committee will review application materials to determine minimum qualifications for the position are met;
(b) A pool of qualifying candidates will be invited to an initial interview with the selection committee at the Santa Monica Community College District's main campus or one of its satellite campuses;
(c) Upon completion of initial interview process, the selection committee will recommend candidates for final interview with the Superintendent/President who will recommend a candidate for appointment by the Board of Trustees.

Applicants will be notified by letter of their status as the committee progresses through the hiring process. Candidates who are selected for a final interview with the Superintendent/President should not expect official notification of the status of candidacy until the Board of Trustees has acted upon the Superintendent/President's recommendation.

All travel costs related to an initial interview will be borne by the candidate. Only ½ of the airfare cost to the Superintendent/President's interview will be borne by the college.

The Santa Monica Community College District reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer of any candidate and to investigate past employment records.

The Santa Monica Community College District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay filling the position indefinitely if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool.

Accommodation: Candidates with legally defined disabilities may request reasonable accommodation in the interview and the selection process by notifying the Office of Human Resources by the deadline date. Candidates may be required to supply documentation supporting the need for the accommodation when the request is made.

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Conditions of Employment:
Appointment subject to verification of official transcripts, current or previous employment, tuberculosis and fingerprint clearance. Selected candidate must provide identification and work authorization.

The Santa Monica Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. All qualified applicants for employment, as well as District employees, shall have full and equal access to employment opportunity. No person shall be subjected to unlawful discrimination in any program or activity of the District. The District's Board Policy 3120 (EEO) may be accessed at:

Equivalency Statement:
The Santa Monica Community College District, in its desire to select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, recognizes the fact that candidates may attain expertise in a discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience and other accomplishments in the field may be judged by the District as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications. For further details regarding equivalency criteria, please download the Equivalency Application Statement Form available at

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All applications and materials must be received by the Closing Date

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Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Applicable Transcript 1 - Unofficial copies of all post-secondary educational transcript are required.

Number of reference letters required:

Optional Applicant Documents:
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:
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 Associate Dean, Emeritus College.

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.

Salary Range:
$135,301 - $156,851

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Santa Monica College 
Location: Santa MonicaCA 90405
Document ID: AB295-1J7Y  
Job Type:  Regular

Job Schedule: Full-time

Posted on: 2017-09-2009/20/2017