Dean of Language Arts and Library, Citrus College

Posting Number: 0600653
Position Title: Dean of Language Arts and Library (Revised April 17, 2017)
Posting Date: 04-17-2017
Closing Date: 06-08-2017
First Consideration Date:
Department/Division: Academic Affairs (Administration)
Funding: District Funded
Job Category: Management (Certificated)
Assignment: Full-Time
Percentage Employee: 100%
Months per Year: 12
Work Days per Week: Monday through Friday, occasional weekends
Work Schedule per Day:
Work Shift for this Position (select all that apply): Days
FLSA: Exempt
Placement/Range: 77-1; $134,131/yr. plus 2.5% for a verified doctorate from an accredited institution.
Pay Rate:
Initial placement on the salary schedule is 77-1 ($134,131); however, the Superintendent/President has the authority to place a newly hired manager on the salary schedule up to 77-3 ($145,080). The ceiling for this position is capped at 77-8 ($176,509).

The District provides a fully-paid, comprehensive program of fringe benefits including major medical, dental, and vision insurance for full-time employees and eligible dependents. Life insurance provided for employee only. Also, currently included each year are 17 paid holidays, 22 vacation days and 12 illness days.

A Complete Application Packet Includes: Resume
Cover Letter
Optional Applicant Documents Other Document (s)
Licenses and Certificates
Additional Applicant Documents:
Celebrating over 100 years of service, Citrus College is located in Glendora in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, approximately twenty-five miles northeast of metropolitan Los Angeles. The college has the distinction of being the oldest community college in Los Angeles County and the fifth oldest in the state. Citrus College was founded in 1915 under the leadership of Dr. Floyd S. Hayden, who helped bring the community college movement to California. From 1915 to 1961, the college was operated by the Citrus Union High School District. In July 1961, the Citrus Community College District was created to include the Azusa and Glendora unified school districts. In 1967, the district expanded to include the Claremont, Duarte and Monrovia school districts.

Today, Citrus College occupies a 104-acre campus. The college is currently experiencing a major facilities expansion project that will change the look of the campus. The college enrolled 27 students in 1915 and currently the college serves more than 11,000 students. Classes are offered on a 16-week calendar (fall and spring semesters), as well as in a variety of non-traditional scheduling options — six-week winter intersession, evenings, late start and early end, summer sessions, and optional class formats, such as distance education online courses and distance education integrated classes.

Citrus College provides innovative educational opportunities and student support services that lead to the successful completion of degrees, transfer, career/technical education and basic skills proficiency. The college fosters personal and professional success through the development of critical thinking, effective communication, creativity, and cultural awareness in a safe, accessible and affordable learning community. In meeting the needs of our demographically diverse student population, we embrace equity and accountability through measurable learning outcomes, ethical data-driven decisions and student achievement.

Citrus College is accredited by Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Its many professional memberships include the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the Community College League of California (CCLC).

Under the direction and supervision of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the dean will lead and administer all aspects of the Language Arts and Library Division, including the design, delivery, staffing, administrative support, supervision, and evaluation of division programs including the Learning Center, Honors Transfer Program, and the campus student media. The dean will manage and monitor student enrollment, progress, discipline, program review, student learning outcome assessment, and all related records and reports.

This is a 12-month academic management position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

– Provides direction and support to faculty in the development, revision, and evaluation of division curriculum and materials. May serve on the District’s Curriculum Committee.
– Reviews and approves division curriculum development proposals, course outlines, program changes, textbook recommendations, field trip requests, credit by examination requests, and program requirement waivers.
– Reviews instructional programs for compliance with applicable state and federal law, regulations and guidelines, District policy and procedure, and responsiveness to the needs of a culturally diverse community.
– Responsible for development of schedule of classes and all instructor assignments.
– Responsible for oversight of the Learning Center, Honors Transfer Program, and the campus student media.
– Responsible for leadership of a variety of special programs as assigned by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

– Effectively recommends the hire, transfer, suspension, lay-off, promotion, assignment, discipline, training, professional development, assignment, direction and evaluation of work, and adjustment of grievances of all division personnel. Is also responsible for administering collective bargaining agreements, employment and promotion selection procedures, compliance with District policies, rules and regulations regarding personnel, evaluation of the performance of academic and classified staff assigned to the division, and providing direction and assistance wherever a need for improvement is identified.

– Responsible for the discipline of students enrolled in division courses, adjustment of grievances, scheduling, evaluation and reporting, and the resolution of student problems and complaints.

– Responsible for timely and accurate preparation, submission and administration of division budget.

– Responsible for completing annual and comprehensive program reviews, and evaluating proposed offerings, enrollment history, budget, demand and program requirements to determine the number and nature of offerings. Responsible for scheduling of classes, staffing and available facilities, supplies, equipment and materials. Monitors enrollment, cancels and changes classes in response to utilization.

– Must be a highly visible educational leader seeking positions of significant leadership in community institutions as well as community support organizations and on state boards and committees to articulate, enhance, and improve District programs, offerings, funding, assets, and educational leadership position and reputation at the state and national levels.

– Significant responsibility for chairing and supervision of District-wide committees and task forces; performs other duties and special projects as assigned, such as substantive change reports and review of Board Policies and Administrative Procedures.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: – Supervises all aspects of the planning, funding, coordinating, staffing, delivery, and evaluation of programs in the division. Supervise the performance of all personnel functions for assigned staff. Use enrollment management tools and data for decision-making. Utilize the District integrated information system to facilitate organizational and management practices as they apply to the analysis and evaluation of programs and operational practices. Work with the student learning outcomes coordinator to monitor student learning outcomes and assessment activities at the program and course levels; apply knowledge of accreditation standards of the Accreditation Commission for Junior and Community Colleges and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, or similar accreditation group; demonstrate a knowledge of and oversee online learning that include course management systems such as Blackboard. Apply current complex principles and practices of budget preparation and administration; principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation and pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations including the Education Code; comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of curriculum development and instructional teaching strategies, management principles and practices including understanding of human resources, current trends, research and development in post-secondary education, specifically community colleges.
– Work cooperatively with the Staff Diversity Officer, Title IX Coordinator, and ADA Coordinator(s) in the development and implementation of activities relevant to federal and state compliance.
– Other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position and the District mission and philosophy.

– Ability to prevent and resolve professional and personal conflicts and problems, evaluate instructional content and strategies, analyze and apply laws, rules and regulations involving programs, staff and students, and articulate Area and District plans, goals, programs and requirements at the District, community, state and national levels.

Minimum Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
– Evidence of sensitivity to, understanding of, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, cultural background, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty, and staff.
– Possession of a master’s degree.
– One year of leadership experience reasonably related to this management assignment.
– Evidence of ability to communicate effectively, in English, with a diverse population both orally and in writing.
– Evidence of ability to work effectively as a member of the administration team.
– Evidence of experience and training in the utilization of technology in administrative practice.
Preferred Qualifications: PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
– Two or more years of experience in a community college academic administrative position.
– Experience overseeing a language arts and/or library division.
– Experience teaching in a community college or university environment.
– Background in a discipline related to language arts or library services.
– Experience with program review facilitation and linkage to budget development.
– Possession of a master’s degree, or higher, closely related to either language arts or library services.
– Evidence of the ability to work in a shared governance (collegial) environment.
– Evidence of willingness to promote flexible and creative strategies, curriculum, and scheduling of classes.
– Evidence of ability to embrace/promote use of technology mediated instructional techniques.
– Experience in supporting existing and emerging programs.
– Experience with grant writing and project management.
– Evidence of experience supervising a complex academic department responsible for implementation of state and federal regulations.
Education and Experience: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Please see Minimum and Preferred Qualifications.
Physical Abilities:
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Other Document(s):
Special Instructions to Applicants: “THE DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.”
It is the policy of the District not to discriminate against and to encourage a diversity of applicants based on national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, use of family and medical care leave, genetic information, military or veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one of more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applications are considered legal documents, and as such, all areas of the application must be completed or your application packet will be considered incomplete, and will not be moved forward. While it may be appropriate in some areas of your application to use “NA” (not applicable), do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”. When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all required documents, and those additional documents you choose to include, are attached BEFORE clicking the “Finished Attaching Documents” button and confirming. It is advisable to attach “Optional” documents first, and then “Required” documents once you are ready to click on the “Finished Attaching Documents” button and confirming.

Application and Supplemental Questionnaire must be complete. A resume will not substitute for a fully completed employment application and supplemental questionnaire. Incomplete applications will be rejected. When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience.

Additional documents CANNOT be added to your electronic application packet once you click on “Finished Attaching Documents” and receive your confirmation number; so, please be sure you have all documents you will upload handy and in an electronic format. THE APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM WILL NOT ACCEPT DOCUMENTS LARGER THAN 2MB. IF YOUR DOCUMENTS DO NOT UPLOAD, PLEASE RESIZE. If you do not have all your documents handy at the time you are applying for the position, we advise you to click on “Finish Attaching Documents Later”. Be sure, however, to finish attaching your documents BEFORE the close or first consideration date for the position. Please remember, you will NOT be able to attach additional documents after you have selected “Finished Attaching Documents” and have received a confirmation number, and you will not be able to apply for a position after the position has closed.

Please note: should an applicant apply for a position more than once, only the most recently received application packet will be the one screened for completeness. All others will be deemed inactive, and will not be considered, regardless of completeness.

We regret we are unable to accept faxed, emailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials outside the online Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Only application materials submitted through this electronic format will be accepted. Exception: The Citrus College Form 101 must be mailed or hand delivered to the Director of Human Resources in a sealed, confidential envelope.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

About Transcripts: About Transcripts:
–Candidates must upload copies of all transcripts (need not be official at the time of application) which prove sufficient for verifying minimum qualifications for this position.
–Official transcripts will be required at the time of the job offer.
–Transcripts must be from the awarding institution, and must show that the degree has been awarded (or conferred) and the year.
–Degree(s) must be earned (or conferred) from accredited institution(s) or an equivalent foreign institution by the first consideration date for this position.
–All degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript by the indicated first consideration date for this position.
–Foreign transcripts must be transcribed in English AND evaluated for U.S. equivalency by a bona fide U.S. evaluation service.
Selection Procedure: Selection Procedure:
–A selection committee will review application packages of those candidates who have met the minimum qualifications for this position, and will select a limited number of qualified candidates for an interview.
–Each candidate may be asked to make a presentation on a topic of the selection committee’s choice. The candidate will be informed of the topic when an interview appointment is scheduled.
–Each candidate may be asked to provide a sample of his or her writing ability just prior to the interview.
–Travel costs must be borne by the applicant.
–Final candidates for faculty, management, and supervisor/confidential positions may be interviewed by the Superintendent/President.
–If selected as a finalist, the candidate permits the District to contact the current and former employer(s) to investigate past employment history.
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