DEAN, School of Business, Information Technology and Cosmetology City College

San Diego Community College District

Date Posted May 7, 2013
Type Executive
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Closing Date

DEAN, School of Business, Information Technology and Cosmetology [City College]

Pay Information

Range 18, $7,800-$11,344 per month based upon the current Management Salary Schedule. Initial salary placement is typically between Steps A ($7,800) and Step C ($8,561) with six (6) years of verifiable, directly related experience. Promoted or transferred employees will be placed as specified in the CBA. This position is FLSA Exempt (does not accrue overtime). This is a designated educational management position. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the Management Agreement. The incumbent will be considered for contract renewal on a yearly basis and is eligible for administrative retreat rights in accordance with the Management Employees Handbook. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, will be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Relocation expenses up to $5,000 may be provided. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements/handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

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Exempt (does not accrue overtime)

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Position Type:

City College

School of Business, IT & Cosmetology

The Position

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Dean, School of Business, Information Technology, and Cosmetology at San Diego City College beginning August 1, 2013. One of the three colleges in the San Diego Community College District, City College is an urban campus, minutes away from a world-class zoo and Balboa Park, providing academic and vocational offerings to meet the needs of a diverse student population.

The Dean for the School of Business, Information Technology, and Cosmetology reports to the Vice President, Instruction 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 and also participates in college governance and decision-making. 

Currently, the School of Business, Information Technology, and Cosmetology include the following disciplines: accounting, business, economics, marketing, real estate, computer business technology, computer information systems, Microsoft certification, information, network, and web technology (INWT), cosmetology, and district-wide apprenticeship programs. There are also internships and work experience programs within this school, and this position is the primary contact for Career Technical Education (CTE) programs and the Perkins Career Technical Education Act (CTEA) grant.

While the current vacancy exists at City College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the option of the Chancellor. In addition, this pool may be used to fill identical vacancies that may occur during the academic year.

Major Responsibilities

The candidate must be able to successfully handle the following duties and responsibilities:

• Plan, organize, direct, and motivate personnel in the School of Business, Information Technology, and Cosmetology at the college in accordance with legal requirements, new legislation, and district policies.
• Coordinate program review, assess needs for implementation of new programs and curricula, and facilitate their development within established guideline and budgets.
• Schedule and organize, within a shared governance structure, a variety of course offerings and related special programs.
• Support faculty efforts to maintain knowledge and skills in their disciplines through professional growth and development.
• Provide leadership in developing the School’s response to the economic development mission of the college.
• Work with existing advisory boards and establish new advisory boards as needed.
• Provide leadership and direction in program improvement, facilities planning, and curriculum development that is responsive to changes in business and industry.
• Assign, orient, supervise, and evaluate certificated and classified personnel and make recommendations regarding employment, retention, and professional development.
• Work with the Coordinator of Off-campus Programs to offer courses at off-campus sites.
• Facilitate the resolution of student, instructor, and staff conflicts, complaints, and grievances.
• Develop annual budget recommendations, monitor and control assigned program budgets, and initiate special fund requests.
• Seek additional funding through grants, contracts, and other authorized means.
• Organize, oversee, and participate in various fundraising, public relations, and promotional activities to bring recognition to the college.
• Communicate and interpret program objectives and offerings to potential students, other two-year and four-year educational institutions, community organizations, students, staff, instructors, administrators, and the public.
• Represent the college at business and technology conferences, attend and chair meetings, and serve at district, state, and national levels in organizations and activities that improve and promote the business, information technology, cosmetology, and apprenticeship programs.
• Assure the timely preparation and maintenance of appropriate records, reports, statistics, and documentation related to the school, utilizing computer-generated reports.
• 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. Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution; AND,
2. One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s assignment OR;
3. Possession of a lifetime California Community College Supervisor Credential; AND,
4. Demonstrated sensitivity to and awareness of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


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 the application packet.


If you do not possess the exact degrees listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of the assignment, please complete a “Request for Equivalency Form” (link to the left) and attach it during the application process.

Desired Qualifications


The District encourages you to apply for this position, if you possess a combination of education, training, and/or experience which clearly demonstrates the highest level of professional competence.

The successful candidate will have established the highest level of professional competence as evidenced by:

• Evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Knowledge of the disciplines included in the School of Business, Information Technology, and Cosmetology.
• Evidence of teaching experience and/or experience in business or industry.
• Knowledge of economic development issues related to the School of Business, Information Technology, and Cosmetology.
• Ability/experience in planning, organizing, evaluating, and implementing projects working with faculty, staff, and students.
• Current knowledge and practice in computer skills.
• Experience with curriculum development.
• Evidence of efforts to support faculty and staff development.
• Evidence of successful management ability, effective interpersonal skills and leadership ability necessary to provide innovative directions to the School of Business, Information Technology, and Cosmetology in a shared governance environment.
• Experience in teaching and/or training techniques and directing academic and vocational education programs.
• Knowledge and experience with the content and critical issues facing the disciplines in the School of Business, Information Technology, and Cosmetology.
• Experience and/or knowledge in working with students of great diversity in socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.
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 the application packet.


[If possess] California Community College Supervisor Credential (valid for life)

Commitment to Diversity:

All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

Working Conditions

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.
1. LETTER OF APPLICATION (not to exceed 3 pages) describing qualifications and experience related to the major responsibilities of and desired qualifications for the assignment;
2. RÉSUMÉ (not to exceed 3 pages);
3. UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS: Submit a copy of college-level transcripts – Master’s and higher degrees. Note: Transcripts from multiple colleges/universities will need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded;
6. [If applicable] EQUIVALENCY REQUEST.

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. 

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
• 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
• 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.

Please visit our Employment Office web site at for more information and to apply.


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