San Diego Community College District Application for Employment


Posting Details

Posting Details (Default Section)

Closing Date: 09/28/2017
Open Until Filled No
Classification Title Dean
Working Title Dean, Automotive, Skilled Trades & Renewable Technology
Recruitment Limits
Location Continuing Education
Pay Information

Range 18 ($8,543.29 – $13,698.57) 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:


Job Duration 12
Position Number: 011552
FLSA Status Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Bargaining Unit Management
Range 18
Position Type Academic
Department Administrative Services
The Position

Applications are now being accepted for a Dean of Automotive, Skilled Trades and Renewable Technology. Under the direction of the Vice President of Instruction, the Dean is responsible for planing, supervising, evaluating and managing the Non-Credit Auto Body & Paint, Auto Technician, Electronic Technician, Welding & Pipefitting, Plumbing, HVAC, Upholstery, Apprenticeship and Energy Efficient/Green Occupations program offerings at all SDCE locations. There are six (6) major SDCE campuses within the San Diego Community College District with a number of off-campus locations. Applicants should understand that they are subject to reassignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor.

Major Responsibilities

Examples of Duties and required qualifications can be found on the linked Dean classification description.

The Dean is expected to meet the qualifications presented on the Dean classification description and displayed as “Desired Qualifications” and “Training and Experience,” as well as the “Licensure” upon completing the first six (6) months of employment in a Dean assignment.

Some of the following ‘qualifications’ may be duplicates from the list on the linked Dean classification description. Those ‘qualifications’ below that are not duplicates from the list on the linked Dean classification description are desired or preferred but not required.

The successful candidate must be able to handle the following duties and responsibilities:
1. Manage, evaluate, and coordinate the Non-Credit Auto Body & Paint, Auto Technician, Electronic Technician, Welding & Pipefitting, Plumbing, HVAC, Upholstery, Apprenticeship and Energy Efficient/Green Occupations programs in accordance with legal requirements, District policies and sound instructional principles and practices;
2. Supervise and coordinate assigned curriculum planning and development for classes and programs; communicate and interpret program objectives and offerings to potential students, community organizations, current students, staff, instructors and others;
3. Assume a leadership role in the hiring, evaluation, and retention of all program personnel;
4. Effectively manage enrollment through the preparation of faculty teaching
assignments and schedules in accordance with established District policy;
5. Initiate program review as necessary to determine the need for program revisions and new course offerings;
6. Initiate and participate in overall program planning;
7. Plan and monitor program budgets, including grants;
8. Serve as a member of District, SDCE, program, or other committees and task forces;
9. Attend conferences relevant to SDCE;
10. Participate in public information/ marketing activities;
11. Work with faculty, advisory committees, private industry, and public agencies to revise/develop programs and resources and to develop long-range strategic goals.
12. Provide leadership in implementing grant and initiative requirements, including Perkins, Strong Workforce, AEBG and BSI.



  • Incumbents are assigned to serve as site administrator for a large continuing education center which involves instruction and student services, including bookstore operations.

    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.

  • Desired Qualifications

    The successful candidate will have established the highest level of professional
    competence evidenced by a combination of education, training, and/or experience in
    Auto Body & Paint, Auto Technician, Electronic Technician, Welding & Pipefitting, Plumbing, HVAC, Upholstery, Apprenticeship and Energy Efficient/Green Occupations which clearly demonstrate the following:
    1. Innovation: Demonstrated innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit that supports and
    enhances the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
    2. Program Development: Demonstrated experience aligning and growing established
    academic and start up programs based on the organization’s mission and resources.
    3. Resource Management: Demonstrated experience taking an entrepreneurial
    perspective pursuing ethical alternative funding sources inclusive of grant and foundation funding.
    4. Communication: Demonstrated experience creating and maintaining open
    communications regarding resources, priorities, and expectations within a shared
    governance environment. Strong oral and written communication skills.
    5. Collaboration: Demonstrated experience building and leveraging external networks
    and partnerships to advance the mission, vision, and goals of areas of responsibility.
    Demonstrated experience building collaborative partnerships between instructional programs within the organization that leverage resources and build capacity.
    6. Budget Management: Demonstrated experience developing and administering
    operating budgets, preparing financial reports, and ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations.
    7. Project Management: Demonstrated experience initiating, implementing, and
    coordinating multiple projects and priorities while meeting timelines.
    8. Personnel Management: Strong and effective interpersonal skills in working with
    district faculty and administration to ensure compliance with state and local policies and
    9. Diversity: Demonstrated experience working with staff and students of great diversity in socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities
    10. Professionalism: Demonstrated courage to take risks, make difficult decisions, and
    accept responsibility.


    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” (link to the left) 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). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.


    Valid California driver’s license
    [if possess] California Community College Supervisory Credential.

    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 and staff.

    Working Conditions

    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 resumés or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply.

    1. Complete online application;
    2. Letter of application (not to exceed 3 pages) addressing each of the professional competencies listed under Desired Qualifications;
    3. Current resume emphasizing experience, education, training and abilities directly related to the position;
    4. Names and contact information for five (5) professional references entered as part of the online application (finalists’ references will be contacted;
    5. Unofficial Transcripts (Graduate);
    6. Foreign Degree Evaluation (if applicable); AND
    7. Equivalency Request (if applicable) .

    Important: 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. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.

    Before submitting the application and uploaded materials, please check all to make certain they are complete and accurate. Once you submit, you will not have access to your application. 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 e-mail.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    Posting Number AC00642

    Required & Optional Documents

    Required Documents
    1. Résumé
    2. Letter of Application (Refer to "Special Instructions" in Posting)
    3. References
    4. Unofficial Transcript (Graduate)
    Optional Documents
    1. Equivalency Request (required if applicable)
    2. Foreign Degree Evaluation (required if applicable)

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
      • No Response
      • SDCCD employment web site
      • EdJoin (SD Co. Office of Education)
      • CA Community Colleges Registry
      • Craig's List
      • Inside Higher Ed
      • Chronicle of Higher Ed
      • Professional organization/publication
      • SD Union Tribune newspaper ad (including Sign On San Diego)
      • SDCCD Employee
      • Job Fair
      • Other (list below)
    2. * If other, please specify.

      (Open Ended Question)

    3. * Are you a current SDCCD employee?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. * If yes, please enter your employee ID:

      (Open Ended Question)

    5. * The San Diego Community College District has a very diverse staff and student population with respect to academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds. Describe your professional development, community involvement, and professional experience in working with these diverse groups. Please, share your leadership experience in promoting diversity.

      (Open Ended Question)

    6. * San Diego Continuing Education is a non-credit institution within the San Diego Community College District. What experience or knowledge do you have working with non-credit instruction, curriculum development, and/or planning?

      (Open Ended Question)

    7. * Describe how you would manage enrollment in positive-attendance courses.

      (Open Ended Question)

    8. * Briefly describe your accomplishments developing collaboration and partnerships with business, industry, education, government, and the community.

      (Open Ended Question)