Posted Mar 24
Santa Barbara City College

Dean of Educational Programs (Student Affairs)

Santa Barbara, CA, United States Full Time

Dean of Educational Programs (Student Affairs)

Posting Date: 02/28/2017

Application Deadline: 03/30/2017

Open Until Filled: No

Job Category: Educational Administrator

Position Type: Educational Administrator

Driving Required: Yes

Department: Educational Programs

Essential Functions of Position

Under the direction of the Executive Vice President, the Dean of Educational Programs, Student Affairs provides overall strategic leadership for the development, delivery, and coordination of student services in alignment with the College’s mission, values and strategic plan. The Dean will promote a student-oriented culture that ensures access, sustains educational excellence, fosters student development, and supports high levels of student achievement and success. The Dean of Educational Programs plans, organizes, administers, develops, and evaluates programs, projects, and activities of assigned academic departments and programs; provides leadership (and works collegially with) faculty and staff to offer high quality educational services for students; and supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned full-time faculty and part-time faculty, classified staff, and student workers.

Primary responsibility and leadership is in the areas of Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, Student Conduct/Discipline, and Academic Counseling. Specific assignments are subject to change based upon the changing needs of Educational Programs at SBCC. We are seeking candidates who understand and respect the need for flexibility in assignments.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications for the discipline as approved by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and defined in the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook.

The candidate must meet one of these criteria:

1. Possession of a master’s degree; AND

2. One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment; OR

3. Combination of education and other accomplishments that is equivalent to the above. (If claiming equivalency, attach a separate statement that presents the basis for this claim and submit supporting evidence, e.g., transcripts, publications, and other work products.)

If the title of your degree as stated on your transcripts does not exactly match one of the degree titles listed in the minimum qualifications, you must complete an equivalency statement and attach it in the “Equivalency field” under the documents needed to apply. Degree titles that are not an exact match will not be considered outside of the equivalency process.

Desirable Qualifications

• Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of the California Community Colleges.

• Knowledge of technical education issues, trends and policies, particularly as they pertain to student affairs within community colleges.

• Understanding of and experience with CCCCO student initiatives such as Student Success and Support Program (SSSP), Student Equity, and Basic Skills Initiative (BSI).

• Understanding of enrollment management initiatives to optimize enrollment and student success.

• Ability to communicate needs of departments effectively to senior management.

• Experience in working with students, especially in the area of conduct and discipline.

• Possession of excellent interpersonal communication skills and experience in conflict mediation.

• Experience and demonstrated leadership in programs promoting strategies for student learning, retention and achievement while maintaining academic standards;

• Demonstrated success in grant writing, acquisition of grants and donations, and managing grant-funded projects.

• Demonstrated knowledge of management approaches that encourage creativity and promote teaching excellence.

• Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff and to function effectively in a shared governance environment.

• Knowledge and appreciation of the disciplines for which this position is responsible.

• Ability to develop and manage budgets.

• Experience in working with community resources to generate support for college programs.

• Ability to initiate and manage new student support programs and projects.

Salary & Benefits

The current salary range for the Dean of Educational Programs (Student Affairs) position is Salary Table 30, Range 165, $118,379-$133,929, plus an earned doctoral bonus of $2,800. This position will increase one step each year and has the potential to reach the current maximum step of $144,211. Starting salary is commensurate with full-time related, paid experience. In addition to salary, each full-time employee participates in a “cafeteria style” Health & Welfare Benefits Program.

Special Instructions to Applicants

A message from Dr. Anthony E. Beebe, Superintendent/President, Santa Barbara City College –

Santa Barbara City College has created a unique academic culture, which has been recognized with numerous accolades and awards. This includes the 2013 Aspen Award for Community College Excellence in, among other things, increased levels of access and success for marginalized and low-income students.

I highlight to you the profound commitment the College has to academic excellence, diversity, equity, and inclusion among our faculty, staff, and students. As a community, we believe that diversity comes in many forms. We understand that individuals are multidimensional, shaped by the intersections of a variety of life experiences and factors. We recognize and challenge the inequities that stem from the complex world in which we live and embrace the many facets of people that make up our wonderful College.

Consequently, we seek College employees who will take responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for our students. We seek new staff and faculty to join our community and embrace our commitments.

Application Deadline/Screening:

Completed online applications must be submitted by Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 11:59 PM PST. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017.

Required Application Documents: (The following required documents must be submitted electronically via the online application system.)

1. Online District Application form @

2. Cover letter addressing the applicant’s experience and the desirable qualifications listed in this announcement.

3. CV or Resume.

4. Copy of an unofficial college/university transcript which verify minimum qualifications.

Transcripts must show the degree title and the date the degree was conferred or the degree will not be considered for the purpose of determining if you meet minimum qualifications. If the qualifying degree has yet to be conferred and you expect to have the degree before you begin employment, you must submit transcripts that state the title of the degree you are working toward obtaining and indicate the anticipated completion date in your response to the associated supplemental question provided during the application process. Diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. An official copy of your transcripts will be required upon being hired. Instructors will not be allowed to start working until official transcripts have been received.

5. If claiming equivalency, attach a separate statement in the “Documents Needed To Apply” section entitled “Equivalency” in the online application. The statement presents the basis for this claim and submit supporting evidence, e.g. transcripts, publications, other documents.

6. Foreign Transcript: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from an official USA certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached to the online application. NOTE: If you have completed coursework at a foreign institution that is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, you must include a full evaluation of the foreign transcript with your application materials if you wish for us to consider the coursework. To search for institutions that are recognized as accredited by CHEA or the U.S. Department of Education, visit or For a list of recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, visit

7.Contact information for a minimum of three professional references is required. Contact information for a maximum of six professional references may be submitted. These references will be contacted if you are selected as a finalist for the position. These references should be able to critically assess your work qualifications and job performance.

Additional Instructions:

If you experience technical difficulties attaching your transcripts electronically, please contact Human Resources for instructions. If you do not have a scanner, there are commercial facilities available to assist you with this process. All required documents must be submitted with your electronic application by the application deadline or your application will be considered incomplete and will not be considered.

General Requirements to be Submitted upon Offer of Employment

• Satisfactory fingerprint report and recent evidence of freedom from active tuberculosis.

• Documentation verifying identity and United States citizenship or authorization that you have the right to work in the United States permanently and do not now or in the future require sponsorship by Santa Barbara City College or other hiring institutions.

• Official transcripts conferring college degrees indicated on the employment application.

Application Procedure

To be considered for this position, a complete online application including all required application documents (listed above) must be submitted via by the application deadline (please see instructions to applicants). It is important that the online District Application form (Item #1) be complete and specific to fully indicate education, experience and other qualifications of the applicant. “See Resume” is not acceptable.

If you apply for more than one position, copies of all the required documents must be attached separately for each position. Applications and all documents submitted become the property of SBCC and are retained electronically.

Please Note: You will receive a confirmation number when your complete application has been successfully submitted online.

Selection Procedure

Online applications will be initially reviewed by the selection committee, who will recommend candidates for personal interviews at SBCC. An in-person interview is preferred for selected applicants. After the initial interviews have been conducted, the committee will identify the candidates who are best qualified for the position. The hiring supervisor and the Superintendent/President will interview the finalists, conduct reference checks, and make the final selection recommendation to the Board of Trustees.

Effective Date: 07/01/2017

Working Conditions


The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of Community College Students.


Indoor work environment.

Frequent interruptions.

Driving a vehicle to conduct work.

Physical Demands

Regular operation of a computer keyboard and other standard office equipment.

Reading a variety of materials.

Ability to remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing) for extended periods of time.

Communicating and expressing oneself clearly on a variety of topics in conversation with, and in presentations to, staff, students, Board and community members.

Hearing and speaking to exchange information.

Bending at the waist, kneeling, or crouching.

Mobility to reach various campus locations.

Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.

Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling moderately heavy objects as assigned by the position.

Santa Barbara Community College is an equal opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, military/veteran status, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, consistent with applicable of the foregoing federal and state laws. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

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