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Dean, Instruction STEM, Health Sciences, and Athletics (Reedley College)

Dean, Instruction STEM, Health Sciences, and Athletics (Reedley College)

State Center Community College District

Closing Date: 8/20/2020 at 11:55 PM

Campus Location: Reedley College

Start Date: 07/07/2020

Essential Functions:
At Reedley College we value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. We prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college. The successful academic manager will be an equity-minded individual committed to student success by collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also dedicated to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who:
    1. Understands the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
    2. Reframes inequities as a problem of practice and views the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
    3. Encourages positive race-consciousness and embraces human difference;
    4. Reflects on institutional and teaching practices and aims to create a culturally responsive teaching environment; and
    5. Strategically builds buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.

Reedley College seeks a dynamic, dedicated and equity-minded leader with the experience, work ethic, and academic credentials to actualize our commitment to excellence in student learning, success and equity. The ideal candidate will share the college's commitment to Guided Pathways to increase student achievement and timely goal completion and to close equity gaps for its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.

The ideal candidate will share Reedley College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. As of the 2018-2019 academic year, we currently enroll over 12,000 students in which 74% identify as Latinx, 5% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 2% as Black/African American, 16% as White, and 2% as multiracial. Reedley College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the use of curriculum responsive to the students it serves.

Under the general direction of the Vice President of Instruction, the Dean, Instruction will provide supervision and support for programs in Math, Science, Engineering, Health Sciences, Child Development, Physical Education, Athletics and activities that support Guided Pathways.
  • Provide leadership in working with faculty to develop student learning outcomes as they relate to courses and programs;
  • Promote the assessment of student outcomes in order to determine the effectiveness of student learning outcomes;
  • Work with faculty and administration to ensure resources and staff development are provided to promote student success;
  • Facilitate the development of new programs to reflect the changing needs in local, regional and state economies;
  • Provide sustained leadership in curriculum improvement through regular program review, evaluation, revision, and attention to relevance;
  • Develop schedules and schedule teaching assignments;
  • Monitor enrollments and make adjustments to classes according to enrollment trends and fiscal realities;
  • Establish and maintain business and community relationships which benefit instruction;
  • Participate in regional and/or statewide activities related to allied health education, athletics and occupational education activities;
  • Advise senior administrators concerning workforce development and economic development issues and goals;
  • Assist in the hiring processes of full-time faculty and staff and recommend personnel actions to the supervisor;
  • Ensure that the evaluation of faculty and staff is completed in accordance with established policies and procedures;
  • Recruit, interview and hire adjunct faculty;
  • Develop budget recommendations and administer budgets;
  • Provide guidance and leadership for department chairs, coordinators, faculty, athletic trainers, equipment managers, Director of Athletics, and other staff;
  • Ensure compliance with California Community College Athletic Association and Central Valley Conference constitution, bylaws, and rules;
  • Ensure compliance with federal reporting requirements for Title IX;
  • Prepare annual goals, participate in planning activities and facilitate completion of goals;
  • Participate in the preparation of the Perkins report;
  • Facilitate grant applications for areas of responsibility;
  • Participate as a member of the President's Advisory Council and attend other college and/or district committees as assigned; and
  • Perform additional administrative duties and services as requested and assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom; AND
  • A masters AND one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrators administrative assignment;


  • Possession of a valid California Community College Supervisory Credential.

Desirable Qualifications:
Knowledge of:

  • Current issues, trends, and best practices used in student success, equity and Guided Pathways;
  • Cultural competency as it relates to the understanding of and sensitivity to meeting the needs of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of the students.
  • Microsoft Office products and data management systems such as Colleague;
  • Current trends in occupational education, labor market, workforce development and intercollegiate athletics; and
  • An understanding of intercollegiate athletic programs.

Evidence of:

  • Experience and skill addressing issues of equity;
  • Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
  • Willingness to examine and remediate ones relational practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
  • A commitment to teaching/learning and the vision of a learning-centered institution and community;
  • Application of principles and practices or administrative organization and management, planning, supervising and evaluating the work of others, and employee motivation and training;
  • Successful management of grants and major projects.
  • Commitment to student access success and equity through changes in institutional strategies and policies that resulted in improved student achievement.

Ability to:

  • Collaborate with internal constituencies, employers and community agencies in curriculum and program development;
  • Be a consensus builder committed to faculty and staff diversity who uses and promotes an open, approachable management style that is inclusive, collaborative and enthusiastic and who values and supports staff development, motivates employees, and acknowledges their contributions;
  • Use organizational skills that enable the performance of duties in a timely fashion with attention to detail;
  • Communicate effectivley both orally and in writing; and
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and industry;.

Conditions of Employment:
223 duty days and 22 vacation days for a total of 245 days.

Salary and Benefits:
$118,157 $147,416 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,160 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance for employees. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS).

Selection Procedure:
Applications will be screened by Human Resources for completeness and to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.

From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement, a selection committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who will be invited to interview.

The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the recommended candidates. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President of Instruction and College President for final interviews.

A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.

State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants. SCCCD EEO Plan

For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1171 Fulton St, Fresno, California, 93721, (559) 243-7100. For information on Reedley College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Please refer to Position No. RDIVB-DEAN (1161).

Submission of application and related materials is the applicants responsibility and must be submitted through the districts online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

Additional Information:
This is an academic management position, exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, with responsibility for formulation and implementation of district policies, regulations, budget decisions, and supervision of personnel including assignment of work, evaluation of performance, adjusting grievances, recommending hiring, transfer, suspension, layoff, recall, promotion, and termination.

State Center Community College District (SCCCD) provides students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at SCCCD, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

About the College

Reedley College is located in the central San Joaquin Valley of California in the city of Reedley, which has a population of approximately 25,000. Known as The Worlds Fruit Basket, Reedley is in one of the richest agricultural regions of the world. Reedley College was established in May 1926 as Reedley Junior College and has affected many lives since then. In its 92 years, Reedley College has developed into a crucial component of higher education in the central San Joaquin Valley, offering over 153 degrees and certificates in 37 areas of study taught by approximately 140 full-time faculty and 225 part-time faculty. The college is one of 11 community colleges in California to offer students on-campus housing.

Reedley College was selected to be one of the 20 California Community Colleges to participate in the groundbreaking California Guided Pathways Project. It was chosen in part due to its strong focus on student success and equity. Guided Pathways is a transformational framework that focuses on reviewing and revising college policies, procedures and practices with the goal of designing with the student in mind. Reedley College has embraced Guided Pathways with the colleges goal in mind, We motivate and inspire students to succeed. The project is designed to significantly increase the number of students who earn a certificate or degree at a California Community College.

Reedley College Mission
Reedley College motivates and empowers students to be successful by providing high-quality, innovative educational opportunities. We inspire a passion for learning to meet the academic and workforce goals of our diverse communities. Our associate degree programs, career technical education, and transfer level courses are offered in an accessible and safe learning environment.

Reedley College Vision
As an exemplary educational institution, Reedley College cultivates professional, well-prepared individuals who will enrich our ever changing local, regional, and global communities.

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State Center Community College District 
Location: ReedleyCA 93654
Document ID: AE273-1NJB  
Job Type:  Regular

Job Schedule: Full-time

Posted on: 2020-08-1108/11/2020

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