Job Listing: Dean, Learning Resources Foothill-De Anza College(Los Altos Hills)

Dean, Learning Resources Foothill-De Anza College

Full Salary Range:  $129,094.53 – $181,648.96 annually* 


*Actual placement is based on applicant’s verified education and experience (Customary Hiring Range: $129,094.53 – $142,326.72 annually).  In addition, candidates with verified educational units beyond the minimum qualification may qualify for additional pay, up to $564 per contract month. 

Initial Review Date: 6/14/21** 
**Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.   

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the management position above. 

ABOUT THE DISTRICT:
Foothill – De Anza Community College District, composed of two colleges and an education center, is one of the top performing districts in both California and the United States, and one of the largest, ranking seventh in size among the state’s 72 districts, serving more than 58,500 students per year and with an operating budget of $180M unrestricted general fund. Consistent with its mission, the District has a strong commitment to equity and inclusion and incorporates those values in its policies, procedures, and operations, and in its leadership and service to students and the community. Publicly supported and locally oriented, the District fills an essential role in workforce development, continuing education, and skills preparation to meet the changing demands of the highly diverse surrounding population and business communities. The District’s students and more than 2,000 faculty and staff enjoy an unparalleled quality of life in an ideal climate, with physically pristine and fiscally sound campuses that have earned their reputation for academic excellence. 

Foothill – De Anza Community College District Mission Statement:
The mission of the Foothill–De Anza Community College District is student success. We are driven by an equity agenda and guided by core values of excellence, inclusion, and sustainability. Every member of our district contributes to a dynamic learning environment that fosters student engagement, equal opportunity, and innovation in meeting the various educational and career goals of our diverse students. We are committed to providing an accessible, quality undergraduate education dedicated to developing a broadly educated and socially responsible community that supports an equitable and just future for California. 

Foothill College Mission Statement:
Believing a well-educated population is essential to sustaining and enhancing a democratic society, Foothill College offers programs and services that empower students to achieve their goals as members of the workforce, as future students, and as global citizens. We work to obtain equity in achievement of student outcomes for all California student populations, and are guided by our core values of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, transparency, forgiveness, and sustainability. Foothill College offers associate degrees and certificates in multiple disciplines, and a baccalaureate degree in dental hygiene.

POSITION PURPOSE:
Reporting to the Executive Vice President of Instruction and Student Services, the Dean provides vision, leadership, and administrative oversight for Library Services and the Student Support and Success Centers (academic support programs including the Teaching and Learning Center, the Pass the Torch program, and the Science Technology Engineering and Math Center). The Dean directs, organizes, and manages division-wide educational planning and program development in accordance with the missions, goals and objectives of the college and division. The Dean facilitates communication and support between the departments within the Learning Resources Division and other divisions and departments across the campus. The Dean is responsible for the various processes necessary to provide high-quality instructional support to a variety of programs across the campus. Additionally, the Dean would serve as the evening administrator on the college campus, and the successful candidate will have a schedule that includes evening hours after 5pm. 

NATURE and SCOPE:
The Dean of Learning Resources supervises Librarians (full and part-time), Library Technicians, Program Coordinators, part-time faculty tutors, and faculty coordinators of the STEM and TLC student support centers, and the Division Administrative Assistant.

The Dean supports, implements, and advances the college’s commitment to equity, multicultural education, and social justice in all aspects of employment and education, staffing, curriculum, programs, and services.

Due to the campus-wide nature of the division, the Dean will need to work with instructional divisions, student services, finance and educational resources and FHDA central services to achieve institutional goals. 

KEY DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following duties and responsibilities are typical but not limited to the following:

  1. Develop, implement, and promote programs, resources, and services for Library Services and the Student Success Centers.  
  2. Work with the faculty and staff in Library and Student Success Centers to implement effective pedagogies, and methodologies in their respective programs, includes working with faculty and staff in the division to ensure that program review ,learning outcomes, and curriculum are managed effectively and efficiently.
  3. Facilitate pedagogically sound growth of Library Services and the Student Success Center to promote student engagement and success.  
  4. Develop, implement, and manage the Division budget; monitor categorical and foundation accounts.
  5. Implement personnel policies and practices.  
  6. Supervise and evaluate faculty and staff in the Library and Student Success Centers. 
  7. Support, implement, and promote compliance with the District’s Diversity and Equal Opportunity Plan in all aspects of employment and education; encourage cultural and ethnic diversity in staffing, curriculum, programs, and services.
  8. Seek additional sources of funding for the Division when appropriate and necessary.
  9. Develop and implement Divisional policies and procedures.
  10. Administer regular program reviews and provide curriculum coordination and supervision.
  11. Serve on appropriate college and district committees, participate in governance meetings.
  12. Assure compliance with the District’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program by providing motivation, incentives, and discipline to assigned staff; maintain a safe work environment, enforcing safe work practices, reporting and investigating accidents, maintaining necessary documentation, and requiring employees to receive mandated training.
  13. Perform other related duties as assigned.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Knowledge:

  1. Significant knowledge of library and tutorial support services, including supplemental instruction models that are both peer and faculty based.
  2. District safety policies.
  3. Title 5 and Education Code regulations and procedures, particularly related to the library and supplemental tutorial support with knowledge faculty and peer based tutorial models that are apportionment generating.
  4. All instructional divisions and their inter-relationships; a thorough knowledge of the various student support services required to enhance instruction.
  5. Developing effective strategies for tutorial support for distance education students. 
  6. Principles of program evaluation, student assessment, and organizational development.
  7. Shared governance principles; recognizing the importance of the democratic process and fostering open communication among division, programs and services.
  8. Curriculum Development.

Skills and Abilities:

  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including writing complex proposals.
  3. Experience in developing marketing and promotional strategies for library services and projects related to tutorial support that will promote enrollment growth, retention and student success.
  4. Interact effectively with diverse students, staff, faculty and administrators.
  5. Read, interpret, and explain laws, rules and regulations, and to develop and implement personnel policies and procedures.
  6. Use independent judgment in the interpretation and application of rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  7. Work in a fast-paced environment with numerous interruptions.
  8. Provide leadership and management of programs and staff.
  9. Manage complex budgets including grants.
  10. Demonstrated commitment to academic and professional excellence.
  11. Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability. 
  12. Perform with tact, patience and sensitivity. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Master’s Degree from an accredited institution in a field reasonably related to primary areas of responsibility.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Master’s in Library, Information, Sciences or a Master’s in Education or a Master’s in any discipline being tutored: Math, English, ESL, Computer Science, Reading, Writing, Science, Engineering.
  2. One year of administrative experience managing at least one of the following areas: Library or Tutorial Support/Supplemental Learning Program.
  3. Minimum of three years of administrative experience or increasing leadership responsibilities in an educational setting.
  4. Experience in developing programs that promote enrollment growth, retention and student success, library services or academic support services including tutorial support.
  5. Experience in managing and leading diverse stakeholders, including team building, cultural sensitivity, conflict resolution, and team projects.
  6. Knowledge of and experience with shared governance principles; recognizing the importance of the democratic process and fostering open communication among division, programs and services.
  7. Ability to manage complex budgets including categorical funds.
  8. Knowledge of and experience with technology related to instruction and instructional support.
  9. Experience working with programs or services that are specifically designed to help underserved student populations succeed.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Environment:

  1. Typical office environment.
  2. Variable hours including some evenings. 
  3. Extended periods of time sitting.
  4. Local travel to and between district sites.

Physical Abilities:

  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone and make presentations.
  2. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
  3. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  4. Sitting for extending periods of time.
  5. Bending at the waist.
  6. Lifting and carrying objects up to 20 lbs.

APPLICATION PACKET:

  1. A District on-line application on http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/. *In the application, you will provide information that demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Additionally, you will be asked to explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.   
  2. A cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position.   
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training. 

For full-consideration, all required application materials must be included in your application packet and must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.  We are unable to accept additional, non-required materials, such as reference letters. 

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” to assist with technical difficulties at: http://hr.fhda.edu/careers/a-applicant-instructions.html. We cannot guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date.   

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: 
Position: Full-Time, Contract, 12-months per year 
Starting date:  As soon as possible upon completion of the search process. 

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: http://hr.fhda.edu/benefits/index.html.  In addition, the District is a participating member of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the successful applicant would be a member of the Administrative Management Association (AMA).  The current Administrator Handbook can be found online at: http://www.fhda.edu/ama/2018AdministratorHandbookwithAppendices.pdf.

We are happy to assist individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process, provided that you notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement. 

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. 

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews.  All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant. 

For more information about our application process contact: 
Employment Services 
Foothill-De Anza Community College District 
12345 El Monte Road 
Los Altos Hills, California 94022 
Email: employment@fhda.edu 
http://hr.fhda.edu/