Dean of Health, Exercise Science & Athletics

Job Open: 
Friday, February 7, 2020
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Job Closed: 
Monday, March 23, 2020
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Job Term:


Closing Date: 03/23/2020
Open Until Filled: No
Classification Title: Dean
Working Title: Dean of Health, Exercise Science & Athletics

Location: San Diego City College
Pay Information: Range 18 ($9,033.99 – $14,485.37) per month based on the current Management Salary Schedule.

Initial salary placement is commensurate with related experience and promotional rules. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid: medical, dental, and vision plans; sick and vacation leave; and opportunities for professional development. Initial Salary Placement, Promoted or transferred employees will be placed as specified in the Management Employees Handbook. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. A temporary probationary period will be applied to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

Position Equivalent FTE: 1.0 FTE
Job Duration: 12 Months
Position Number: 010778
FLSA Status: Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Bargaining Unit Management
Range: 18
Position Type: Academic
Department: School of Health, Exercise Sci & Athletics

The Position
Applications are now being accepted for the position of Dean, School of Health, Exercise Science, and Athletics, beginning July 1, 2020, at San Diego City College. While the current vacancy is at City College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor.

One of the three colleges in the San Diego Community College District, City College is an urban campus, located in East Village and is within walking distance of historic Balboa Park, the nationally-known Gaslamp Quarter, and San Diego’s central business area. Our commitment to social justice embodies the values of the college and our vibrant academic and student success programs demonstrate our pledge to support our student’s goals from admission to completion. City College is a multicultural institution of classified professionals, faculty, and students dedicated to providing open access to all who can benefit from instruction and to meeting the diverse and ever-changing educational, cultural, and economic needs of the urban core and surrounding communities of San Diego.

The Dean for the School of Health, Exercise Science and Athletics reports to the Vice President, Instruction and Vice President, Student Services and is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating instructional and co-curricular programs in close cooperation with department chairs. This includes the coordination and supervision of class schedules, and faculty teaching assignments, curriculum development, staff development, and budget. The dean is involved in the hiring of staff, academic and classified, and in their evaluation. The dean is expected to establish and maintain connections with relevant community and professional organizations as well as participates in college governance and decision-making. The dean provides oversight of fund-raising via the San Diego City College Foundation and is expected to oversee and comply with the Constitution of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA), and provide administrative support and supervision to college athletic teams during day, late afternoon, evening, and weekend on/off campus contests and activities.

Major Responsibilities :
Plan, organize, coordinate, manage and evaluate an assigned instructional or instructional support program in accordance with legal requirements, District policies and sound instructional/guidance principles and practices.
Establish overall objectives and plans; initiate, coordinate program review, assess needs for implementation of new programs and curricula, and facilitate their development within established guidelines and budgets.
Direct the evaluation of facilities and equipment and recommend improvements.
Communicate and interpret program objectives and offerings to potential students, other two-year and four-year institutions, community organizations, students, staff, instructors and others.
Screen, interview, select, assign, supervise and evaluate regular and substitute faculty and staff; plan, coordinate and provide orientation and in-service education for professional development of assigned staff.
Prepare staff assignments and schedules; assign work location in accordance with established District policy.
Develop annual budget recommendations according to established procedures; monitor and control assigned program budgets; initiate special fund requests.
Serve as a member of District, site or other committees and task forces; maintain liaison with other site and District administration to assure proper coordination of activities; promote sharing of ideas and communication of successful operating practices with others in similar positions inside and outside the District.
Represent the District and participate at the local, State and national levels in organizations and activities that improve, promote and publicize District instructional/instructional support programs.
Coordinate and direct special projects as assigned; initiate studies and conduct analyses as necessary to determine the need for new or modified course offerings, programs or services.
Prepare reports and make presentations as necessary; assure the preparation, distribution and maintenance of required reports, records and files.
Coordinate and facilitate the resolution of student, instructor and staff conflicts, complaints and grievances.
Establish and maintain connections with relevant community and professional organizations
Provide oversight of fund-raising via the San Diego City College Foundation.
Oversee compliance with the Constitution of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA),
Provide administrative support and supervision to the College’s athletic teams
Assure timely development of class schedule; direct the review and revision of materials for college catalog.
Perform related duties as assigned.

In compliance with policies adopted by the Board of Trustees, applicants for
this position must show evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
1. Possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited
institution; AND,
2. One (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience
reasonably related to the administrator’s assignment.
Possession of a lifetime California Community College Supervisor Credential AND two years of recent management experience in an institution of higher education.

NOTE: All degrees and units used to satisfy minimum qualifications shall be from accredited institutions.

Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge of the disciplines included in the School of Health and Exercise Science and Athletics
Demonstrated ability to work with school faculty to develop and implement strategies for effective enrollment management and student success
Demonstrated ability to foster and maintain high standards of instruction by providing leadership in establishing goals /objectives, and in using innovative methods of delivery (including instructional technology and distance education).
Ability to provide leadership to faculty for developing strategies that promote students’ success through improved transfer rates, degree and certificate completion rates, basic skills acquisition rates, and other types of enrollment goals.
Knowledge of and experience with the curriculum development process.
Experience with preparing and managing a departmental budget.
Knowledge of and experience with working in a participatory governance environment.
Evidence of demonstrated value for student success and equity in setting priorities and implementing school and institutional goals.
Experience with planning, organizing, coordinating, supervising, and evaluating a comprehensive athletics program.
Experience with fund raising at various levels.
Experience with coordinating the selection, use, and maintenance of equipment and facilities assigned to the school.
Ability to assess departmental facility needs, develop a plan, and advocate for future resources.
Ability to interpret, apply, and communicate, applicable District, State, Federal, and CCCAA regulations, standards, and requirements.
Experience assisting in the articulation of transfer requirements and working with 4-year college coaches and compliance officers to assist with the transfer of student athletes to four-year colleges and universities.
Experience with developing team schedules and supporting the execution of home contests as well as team travel.
Ability to provide effective coordination, supervision, encouragement, and support to faculty and staff.
Evidence of ability to promote partnerships and remain current on all information relative to the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) and other governing athletics agencies.
Effective conflict resolution skills.
Experience with supporting college efforts through participation on accreditation teams.
Effective interpersonal skills including both oral and written communication.
Administrative or faculty experience in a higher education setting.
If you do not possess the exact degrees, or higher, listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of teaching classes, please complete a Request for Equivalency Form and attach it during the application process.

Foreign Degree:
Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC.(ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

Valid California driver’s license (will be verified at time of hire, please do not upload)
[If possess] A California Community College Supervisor Credential AND
two years of recent management experience in an institution of higher education.
Commitment to Diversity:
All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and classified professionals.

Working Conditions
Favorable, usually involves an office.

Physical Requirements:
Category III
Favorable, usually involves an office.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply.
Complete online application;
Four Professional References listed within the online application;
Résumé or Curriculum Vitae;
Unofficial Transcript (Graduate); AND,
Unofficial Transcript (Undergraduate);
Licenses/Certificates/Credentials (Optional);
Equivalency Request (required if applicable);
Foreign Degree Evaluation (required if applicable).
Important: Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee. Applicants must complete each required field and answer each supplemental question; references to resumes, CVs, etc. will not substitute for completing the required fields and supplemental questions; and will result in the application being considered “incomplete.” To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed.

Before submitting the application and uploaded materials, please check to make sure they are complete and accurate. Once you submit, you will not have access to your application to make changes, however you will be able to view the application if submitted prior to the deadline. If you think you have made an error prior to the closing date, please contact HR at (619) 388-6579 or email

Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.
Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via the same e-mail used to submit the application: it is the applicant’s responsibility to frequently check their email for correspondence.
All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

Conditions of Employment:
Submit “official” transcripts as stated on application;
Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the candidate’s expense;
Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment);
Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment);
Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States; AND
Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices.

If you accept a contract (permanent) position with SDCCD and are a retired annuitant with CalPERS or CalSTRS, you must reinstate from your retirement system. Please reference the CalPERS or CalSTRS website for further information.

Additional Information:
Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.

SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time academic employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Contract employees become members of the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) upon appointment.

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Jhelen Ramirez
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