Dean of Curriculum and Instructional Support Services
Los Angeles Community College District
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: 4743782
Dean of Curriculum and Instructional Support Services
LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
DEAN OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS DIVISION
SALARY RANGE: $151,286 - $177,635
DEADLINE TO FILE: November 1, 2023
Date:September 20, 2023
The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) announces an opening for a Dean of Curriculum and Instructional Support Services at the District's Educational Service Center. Interested individuals who possess the required training and experience are invited to submit applications.
A Master's Degree from an accredited college or university.
Completion of one year of full-time formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment.
Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Health: A medical certificate indicating fitness to engage in administrative work is required for new employees at the applicant's expense after selection from an eligible list and prior to employment.
COVID 19 VACCINATION
Pursuant to LACCD Board of Trustee's Policy 2900, all students and employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption. LACCD employees are required to provide their vaccination status in compliance with the LACCD Board of Trustees' policy. Newly hired employees will be required to provide their vaccination status prior to starting a position or, at the latest, by their position start date.
The Dean of Curriculum and Instructional Support Services reports to the Division of Educational Programs and Institutional Effectiveness and is responsible for 1) managing the operations and systems related to credit, noncredit and not-for-credit curriculum and program development; and 2) providing district-level strategic support to academic programs, including distance education, dual enrollment, and districtwide articulation and transfer agreements; and 3) providing strategic support to other units related to curriculum and the impact of the Education Code.
Manage daily operations of Curriculum Support Unit, responsible for the oversight of curriculum and the curriculum development process.
Oversee review of curriculum proposals to ensure compliance with state and local standards.
Maintain integrity of curriculum inventory (eLumen), including the integration of the District curriculum system with the District Student Information System, state and federal course and program inventories, CCCApply, and state MIS reporting.
Work with college faculty to ensure that programs are accurately defined and reflected in state and federal inventories.
Monitor, improve, and automate curriculum approval processes and systems used by Curriculum Support Unit.
Work with the Academic Senate to define needs related to the curriculum inventory and oversee the development of policies, procedures and systems to meet these needs.
Serve as the liaison between the Curriculum Support Unit and Information Technology, with a focus on system improvement and modernization.
Coordinate Curriculum Deans to identify and resolve current and future curriculum issues and serve as a liaison between the state and colleges on all curriculum and program development issues
Coordinate faculty consultation of instructional Board Rules and Administrative Regulations with the District Academic Senate, including regularly reviewing the rule for consistency with educational code and best practice.
Work with the District Academic Senate on issues related to degree and certificate requirements, grading policies; educational program development; standards or policies regarding student preparation and success; and program review.
Review all community service courses and programs submitted for Board approval.
Serve as the administrative representative to the District Curriculum Committee.
Provide leadership on current curriculum issues in an effort to improve curriculum and the curriculum development process.
Recommend changes to programs, regulations, and other District operations that could enhance student success and student completion.
Collaborate with Financial Aid to ensure that college curriculum is aligned with federal regulations regarding student aid.
Collaborate with and coordinate colleges on the development of innovative programs, including those impacted by legislation, such as AB 705 and AB288.
Coordinate elements of the Student Information System related to the academic calendar, curriculum inventories, degree audits, and scheduling.
Provide supervision to academic faculty on release for District functions related to curriculum and equivalency.
Familiarity with a multi-college district dynamics, operations, and procedures.
Knowledge of community college curriculum approval policies and procedures.
Knowledge of the overall structure and functions of a college student information system, including the course, section and student databases.
Experience in developing, interpreting and articulating polices from a variety of local, State and Federal agencies.
Familiarity with the operational needs of specially funded programs.
Ability to develop solutions and build consensus in a large organization comprised of individuals with differing perspectives and opinions.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and effectively plan, implement and coordinate programs.
Personal characteristics necessary for working with administrators, faculty, in an administrative capacity, including pleasant personality, good judgment, tact, stability, initiative, creativity, cooperation and leadership.
Salary ranges from $151,286 - $177,635 annually. The selected candidate will be placed on the salary schedule dependent on the evaluation of experience and professional preparation. The doctoral differential is $4,926 per academic year. Benefits include 15.5 paid holidays annually, 15-24 days paid vacation annually depending on length of District service, medical/hospital, dental and vision care plans and a $50,000 group life insurance policy.
1. All applications will be reviewed for entrance qualifications.
2. A selection committee will review all completed and approved applications, and contact those selected for an interview.
3. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview following the committee screening which will involve an evaluation of the candidate's qualifications in the areas of training and experience and make a recommendation to the Vice Chancellor for Educational Programs and Institutional Effectiveness.
4. Based upon the selection committee report, the Vice Chancellor will make the final decision.
5. The Chancellor will recommend one candidate to the Board of Trustees for appointment.
Each interested applicants must submit a detailed letter of interest describing how s/he meets the qualifications for the position; a current resume; a completed LACCD Application for Administrative position; and copies of transcripts from all higher education institutions attended through the District's online application system: https://laccd.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=6&c=laccd. All materials submitted will become property of the Los Angeles Community College District.
Incomplete applications will not be considered for this position. For consideration in the selection process, all interested candidates must submit the following:
1. A current resume or curriculum vitae detailing educational background and professional experience.
2. A cover letter of interest for the position. Your interest letter must specifically address the qualifications outlined for the position described in this announcement.
3. Contact information for three references (name, title, address, email and telephone numbers) of individuals who can assess the candidate's qualifications for the position.
4. Copies of transcripts (if candidate is advance to finalist, they will be required to submit official transcripts) Note: All degrees must be granted by an accredited college or university in the United States. Transcripts from a foreign institution must be submitted with an approved evaluation of equivalency from a foreign evaluation service approved by California Commission on Teaching Credentialing, For a list of approved evaluators please follow the list: at: https://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/foreign-transcript-evaluation-(cl-635).
After review of application materials by the selection committee, candidates will be contacted only if selected for interviews. Immediate filing is recommended. For more information, contact the Office of Educational Programs and Institutional Effectiveness, (213) 891-2204 for more information.
Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days prior notice. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer related), sexual orientation, or veteran status. Positive action will be taken to ensure that this policy is followed in all personnel practices including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, and treatment during employment, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, layoff or termination. A vigorous equal employment opportunity program will be maintained to ensure a diverse work force and to achieve expected representation of qualified members of under-represented groups through the implementation of specific result-oriented plans and procedures (Board Rule 101301).
Los Angeles Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
LACCD has served as educator to more than three million students for over 77 years. The Mission of the Los Angeles Community College District is to foster student success for all individuals seeking advancement, by providing equitable and supportive learning environments at our nine colleges. The District empowers students to identify and complete their goals through educational and support programs that lead to completion of 2 or 4-year degrees, certificates, trans, transfer, or career preparation.