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Southwestern Community College District

Job Description

Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

Responsibilities:
Under administrative direction, plans, organizes, controls, and provides administrative direction and oversight for all operations, activities, programs, and services of the assigned School; oversees School-wide educational planning and program development in accordance with missions, goals, and objectives of the District and School; articulates and implements assigned academic programs with other District divisions, schools, officials, outside agencies, and the public; fosters cooperative working relationships among District divisions and departments and with various public and private groups; provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to the Vice President, Academic Affairs in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Assumes full management responsibility for all assigned academic themed programs, services, and activities.
  • Oversees and is responsible for School-wide educational planning and program development in accordance with missions, goals, and objectives of the District and School.
  • Oversees the coordination of communications, personnel, resources, curriculum, schedules, and information to meet the instructional needs of the assigned School.
  • Manages, develops, and administers the department's annual budget; participates in identification of and application for external funding sources, including developing industry partnerships.
  • Selects, trains, motivates, and directs School personnel; recommends the establishment of new classified and academic positions; works with employees on performance issues; implements discipline and termination procedures; responds to staff questions and concerns.
  • Oversees and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors the distribution of work; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs the implementation of change.
  • Conducts faculty review, evaluation process, class visitations, and administrative evaluations.
  • Oversees and works with faculty on curriculum development and transfer articulation proposals.
  • Oversees and participates in reviewing Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) and assessment for all courses and programs within the School.
  • Provides consultation and technical expertise to administrators, faculty, staff, students, outside agencies, and others concerning School operations and activities.
  • Ensures mandated reports are submitted according to established timelines.
  • Monitors changes in laws, regulations, and technology that may affect District or School 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 Vice President, Academic Affairs.
  • Responds to difficult and sensitive student and faculty inquiries and complaints and assists with resolutions and alternative recommendations.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.



Knowledge and Abilities:
MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, budget development, program development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Applicable federal, state, local, and District laws, regulations, ordinances, policies, and procedures relevant to assigned programs, projects, and operations.
  • Theories, principles, and practices associated with higher education curricula and instruction, student support services, student learning, and student success.
  • Development, implementation, and assessment of student learning and/or service area outcomes.
  • Principles and practices of enrollment management.
  • Contemporary issues of inclusion, social justice, diversity, access, and equity as related to higher education.
  • Methods and techniques for the development of presentations, business correspondence, research and reporting, and information distribution.
  • English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Modern office practices, procedures, technology, and computer equipment and applications, including word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications.
  • Principles and practices of record keeping.
  • 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 interacting with students, staff, faculty, representatives of outside organizations, and members of the public, including individuals of diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, physical ability, and sexual orientation.


ABILITY TO:

  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, physical ability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, local, and District laws, regulations, ordinances, policies, and procedures.
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
  • Gather and analyze data, evaluate alternatives, and make sound recommendations.
  • Maintain accurate databases, records, and files.
  • Effectively manage priorities in complex and diverse operational units.
  • Effectively use computer systems, software applications relevant to work performed, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax.
  • Understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence, ethics, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Provide leadership and work collaboratively and productively with all stakeholders, including faculty, students, administrators, support staff, unions, and the community.




Education and Experience:

Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)
A Masters degree AND one (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrators administrative assignment
OR
Possession of a valid California Community College Supervisor Credential
OR
The equivalent.

Desirable Qualifications:

Salary
Range 49, $13,049.33-$15,861.33 plus $2,090.00 annual stipend for earned Doctorate Degree. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.

Start Date

As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

Screening Deadline
All application materials must be received on-line at https://jobs.swccd.edu. Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2023 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

Work Schedule:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Approximately). Work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the department.Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).

Additional Information:
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at https://jobs.swccd.edu. All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.

A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to employment@swccd.edu.

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.

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

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report - Southwestern College is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report is available on the SWCPD website at https://www.swccd.edu/student-support/safety-and-security/jeanne-clery-act/.

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security Report, which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC College Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (619) 482-6390.

The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; public safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC College Police Department.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan (DAAPP) - More information about the DAAPP, including the Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer Information page ( http://www.swccd.edu/index.aspx?page=1084)

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