Job details

  • Position Number: 3475246
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Position Type: Business - Finance


San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 10/24/2022

Position Number: 011551

Location: Continuing Education

Position Type: Academic

The Position:
San Diego College of Continuing Education (SDCCE) is seeking a Dean of Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) with demonstrated administrative skills to join an outstanding team of faculty, staff, and administrators to provide high quality programs and services to our college, district, community, and most importantly, our students. DSPS provides educational services and access for students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework or life-long learning at SDCCE. A variety of programs and services are available which afford students with disabilities, the opportunity to participate fully in academic programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations and to maximize and simplify students' opportunities for success.

This position report dually to the Vice President of Instruction and the Vice President of Student Services.

The Dean of DSPS is responsible for directing specialized education programs and services; directing and managing testing and accommodations; providing information and serving as a resource to others; and achieving defined objectives by planning, evaluating, developing, implementing and maintaining services in compliance with established guidelines.

Incumbents in this classification are assigned to manage and provide leadership to a large instructional program involving a group of academic subject areas, a large continuing education program, an instructional support or a student services program employing certificated personnel such as academic support, student affairs, student development, student affairs/matriculation or student services. Dean positions may supervise staff directly or through first-line supervisors, such as Associate Deans.

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 and participate in overall program planning; assess needs for new programs/services; facilitate their development and implementation in accordance with established approval guidelines and budgets.

Collaborates with internal and external personnel (e.g. other administrators, faculty, staff, public agencies, etc.) for the purpose of implementing and/or maintaining services and programs for students with disabilities ensuring equal access.
Compiles data from a wide variety of sources (e.g. staff, public agencies, etc.) for the purpose of analyzing issues, ensuring compliance with federal, state and district policies and procedures, and/or monitoring program components.
Manages and coordinates program components, support needs and materials, the Testing Center (e.g. ensuring eligibility and case note documentation management, staff training, Adaptive Physical Education support, etc.) for the purpose of delivering services, which conform to established guidelines, and federal and state regulations.
Directs day-to-day department operations, the maintenance of services, and the implementation of new programs and/or processes for the purpose of providing services for students with disabilities within established timeframes and in compliance with federal, state and district requirements.
Maintains a variety of manual and electronic documents, files, and records for the purpose of providing up-to-date information and historical reference in accordance with established administrative guidelines and legal requirements.
Participates in meetings, workshops and seminars as a participant or facilitator (e.g. advisory committees, staff meetings, in-service trainings, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions and/or supporting services for individuals with disabilities; acting as a representative of SDCCE.
Participates in developing a variety of long-term and short-term plans and budgetary items (e.g. budgets, instructional strategies, etc.) for the purpose of implementing and maintaining services, materials and supplies in accordance with college and district guidelines and goals.

Performs personnel functions (e.g. interviewing, evaluating, supervising, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining adequate staffing, enhancing productivity of personnel and achieving objectives within budget.
Prepares a wide variety of often-complex materials (e.g. plans, budgets, grant & funding requests, reports, analyses, recommendations, procedures, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities and issues, meeting compliance requirements, providing audit references, securing additional funding for necessary services.
Researches a variety of topics (e.g. relevant policies, new federal and state statutes, staffing requirements, financial resources, etc.) for the purpose of developing new programs/services, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, securing general information and/or responding to requests.

Responds to inquiries and acts as a resource for faculty and staff related to the provision of services for the purpose of identifying the relevant issues and providing information on compliance with federal and state regulations for providing adequate services for students with disabilities.

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 Masters degree from a regionally accredited
institution; AND,
2. One (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience
reasonably related to the administrators assignment.

Desired Qualifications:
Desirable Qualifications

Masters degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling

Two years of full-time experience (or equivalent) within the last four years working with disabled individuals in an educational setting;
Proven ability to develop and maintain systems for tracking student/client eligibility and progress;
Experience analyzing and synthesizing data for reporting purposes;
Experience with assistive technology;

Knowledge and experience with: state and federal laws and regulations that govern services to disabled students and required reporting;
Experience with the development and assessment of student learning outcomes (SLOs);

Experience with budget development.

Training and Experience:Any combination of training and experience equivalent to: qualification for a California Community College Supervisor Credential and three years of increasingly responsible and directly related management or supervisory experience in an institution of higher education.

Both of the following: (a) Masters degree; AND (b) One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrators administrative assignment.

Physical Requirements:Category III

Environment:Favorable, usually involves an office.Valid California drivers licenseCalifornia Community College Supervisory Credential.

Pay Information:
Range 18 ($9,263.00- $14,852.57) 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.

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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.

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