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Dean of Career Education
Mt. San Jacinto College in Menifee, California
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Date Posted 01/31/2019
Salary $120,403.60 - $135,515.31 Annually -  
Employment Type Full Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Under the direct supervision of the Executive Dean of Instruction, the Dean will provide day-to-day supervision and leadership to the career education programs' instructional personnel, expenditures, and facilities at the district's assigned campus. The Dean of Instruction, Career Education will exercise administrative responsibility for degree programs and the general education curriculum for assigned areas.  The Dean will provide leadership and vision for assigned campus and programs.  The Dean will also assist in planning, developing applications for categorical funding, whenever appropriate, coordinating and reviewing campus and college-wide academic programs.  The Dean is responsible for planning and developing academic programs that respond to student needs, workforce demand, and emerging fields in collaboration with faculty, staff, and other educational institutions and agencies.  In the absence of the Vice President of Instruction from the District, the Dean may assume the duties and responsibilities of the Vice President as assigned.


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements and duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this class.

  • Promote effective student learning for assigned areas, identify student learning outcomes and promote instructional methods for their enhancement and improvement
  • Coordinate the development of the instructional class schedule for assigned areas as well as for off-campus centers, within established parameters
  • Assist the Executive Dean in the development of staffing priorities for assigned areas
  • Serve as liaison with business organizations, community and regional groups, other community colleges and four-year colleges and universities
  • Establish a liaison between the college programs and local secondary partners to develop career pathways
  • Work closely with departments in the development and integration of industry partner' participation in internships, advisory councils and work-based learning experiences
  • Analyze business and industry trends to identify key workforce needs- particularly in the areas of labor demand in industries with this region
  • Develop and solicit grants and external funding courses; administer grant funding
  • Establish as liaison between the college programs and local secondary partners to develop career pathways
  • Coordinate recommendations regarding hiring, evaluating, directing and disciplining of assigned instructional and classified staff
  • Develop and recommend to the Executive Dean the instructional budget for assigned areas
  • Monitor and take necessary action regarding instructional expenditures for assigned areas
  • Promote the implementation of the effective use of technology in the classroom as well as the development and implementation of professional development activities to encourage its implementation
  • Assist in the preparation of publications
  • Establish and promote a liaison between college programs and local schools and colleges
  • Implement and coordinate the planning and review of the education programs and services for assigned areas
  • Assume a leadership role in the development of programs within the disciplines assigned; as well as in the identification and development of new programs to meet emerging community needs
  • Assume responsibility for developing, implementing, coordinating and reporting functions for categorically funded programs for the disciplines assigned
  • Assist in the creation and interpretation of campus based reports for effective decision making
  • Work in collaboration with other administrators and faculty to develop, schedule, and support distance education programs and classes based at the campus
  • Balance multiple competing priorities in developing integrated short and long-term plans for optimal use of district resources
  • Assess and evaluate assigned programs and initiatives using outcomes-based measures
  • Participate and contribute to the district's enrollment management efforts
  • Represent the college with community groups as appropriate

The incumbent should possess knowledge of:
  • State of California and federal regulations regarding the array of disciplines assigned
  • Adult pedagogy, student learning outcomes theory and practice
  • California Community College curriculum standards
  • General fund and categorical budgeting processes; financial and statistical record-keeping techniques
  • Practices of employee supervision, training, evaluation principles, recognition and progressive discipline
  • Appropriate organizational and management practices and processes
  • State-wide Career Technical Education Initiatives such as Strong Workforce Program, Career Pathways, etc.
  • Categorical programs (CalWORKs, Perkins, etc.)
  • California Community Colleges' mission and philosophy
  • High demand labor market employers and sectors, and workforce needs

The incumbent should possess skills in:
  • Problem solving
  • Written and oral communication; oral and written language usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary
  • Interpersonal relations and customer service

The incumbent should possess the ability to:
  • Forecast and plan education programs
  • Read, interpret, apply, and explain laws, guidelines, and regulations
  • Develop and implement innovative student success programs utilizing alternative funding sources
  • Develop and maintain accurate records and reports
  • Prepare and deliver oral presentations and training
  • Effectively communicate both oral and written
  • Work with diverse student, staff and community populations



  1. A Master's degree; AND
  2. One (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's assignment

  1. Three (3) years of experience as a full-time faculty member at the college level
  2. Experience in the supervision of community college programs
  3. Demonstrated ability to manage financial resources with a record of fiscal responsibility and accountability
  4. Experience facilitating professional development relationships with business industries and high school districts
  5. Demonstrated advocacy for students and students' needs

This position is categorically funded and exists based on the availability of funds. If funds cease to be available, the District may, at its discretion, implement a reduction in force that could result in the elimination of the position.

Initial placement on the salary schedule will be commensurate with education and experience, *along with a car and cell phone allowance stipends* (depends on position).  Administrators serve district-wide and may be assigned to the San Jacinto Campus, the Menifee Valley Campus, or any District facility.  Additional openings that become available prior to the end of the hiring process may also be filled from the qualified applicants.   

Academic administrators serve under contract and make contributions toward STRS (a retirement plan).  Benefit package includes comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, life insurance, sick leave, and 22 days of vacation per year.  As a condition of employment candidates will be required to complete a live scan for fingerprint clearance and a Tuberculosis (TB) test/Tuberculosis Risk Assessment form developed by the State Department of Public Health.


  1. Applications must be submitted through our online job board; creating a profile is required
  2. Attach a current resume
  3. Attach unofficial transcripts of ALL college-level coursework (*see transcript tips below)
  4. MSJC application must include details regarding how you satisfy the job requirements; including a statement of your philosophy regarding education and how you meet the qualifications (thoroughly answering supplemental questions "Personal Qualifications Statement" and "Diversity Statement" on the MSJC application is acceptable, or a separate document may be included in your submission)
  5. Attach three (3) letters of recommendation (if unavailable provide a list of professional references) 

  • For positions that require education, transcript(s) must be attached to your application submission to verify completion of college-level coursework
  • Carefully review the Application Procedures and Tips for Applying to ensure your submission meets the minimum qualifications 
  • If selected for an interview, an interview presentation and/or teaching demonstration may be required as a part of the interview process
  • The documents attached to your online application must satisfy the Minimum Qualifications listed for this job
  • Before scanning your attachments, remove sensitive, confidential information, such as date of birth, social security number, and address
  • Your application may be marked as incomplete due to an error with your transcript(s).
      • Only transcripts from an accredited college or university will be accepted
      • Transcripts must clearly include required authenticating factors: college/university seal, watermark or official website footer, print or issue date, name of student, list of all coursework, degree conferral date, and degree major
      • The easiest document for us to authenticate is a scanned, PDF copy of your official transcript; and therefore, this method is highly recommended
      • Transcripts copied and pasted from a website typically do not contain enough information for us to authenticate; and therefore, are not recommended
      • Transcripts copied and pasted into a program where the text can easily be manipulated cannot be authenticated and are not accepted as unofficial transcripts
      • Electronic/digital transcripts sent by a college are typically official, certified, and restricted electronic documents; and therefore, it's recommended to print and save this type of transcript to a separate file before attaching to your online profile - otherwise we may be unable to open or view the attachment
      • Foreign transcripts are not considered unless accompanied by an evaluation by a United States clearing house, see Foreign Transcript Tips
      • If hired, you must submit official, unopened transcripts prior to employment commencement
  • You must attach all the required documents before submitting your online application; otherwise it will be marked as incomplete
  • If you receive notice that your application was marked as incomplete, you are welcome to reapply as long as the position is still open
  • We do not accept documents submitted separate from the NEOGOV online application system
  • Any documents you want considered as part of your application profile MUST be included at the time you apply through NEOGOV
  • Hiring committees do not allow applicants to share documents during the formal interview (resume, portfolio, reference letters, etc.).  The only exception would be if there are documents explicitly related to instructions included in a demonstration or presentation task


Mt. San Jacinto Community College (MSJC) is a single-college, multi-campus district that serves the needs of students within a 1,700-square-mile area of western Riverside County.  MSJC is one of the fastest growing community colleges in the California community college system and it is expected to continue growing for some time.  Currently, the District serves nearly 20,000 students a year at the following locations: the San Jacinto, Menifee Valley and San Gorgonio Pass campuses, the Temecula Education Complex and the Temecula Higher Education Center and several off-site locations throughout the district. 
The District provides a comprehensive education that includes transfer to four-year universities, technical, vocational, non-credit and community service programs.

Mission: "Mt. San Jacinto College offers quality, accessible, equitable and innovative educational programs and services to students aspiring to achieve their academic, career and personal development goals.  We provide students a safe environment in which to pursue basic skills, career and general education pathways. Our programs lead to transfer, associate degrees and certificates, which meet workforce development needs in our diverse communities. Our commitment to learning and achievement empowers students to enrich our communities and participate meaningfully in today's complex world."
Vision: Transforming Learners. Transforming Communities. Transforming Lives.
Values Statement: We are students, employees and a community. We believe that the act of teaching and learning is vital to a thriving community that enriches and, at times, saves lives. We commit to opportunities that inspire the following values in ourselves:
Excellence:  We challenge students by setting high standards for learning and critical thinking, which we model with action.

Collaboration:  We believe the best results are achieved through communication and participation among students, employees, industry and the community we serve.

Relationship:  We nurture a community built on positive interactions and a genuine concern for the welfare of others.

Innovation: We cultivate a creative environment that promotes the development of new ideas for continuous quality improvement.

Relevance: We create educational experiences that have meaningful applications in a local and global context, today and tomorrow.

Access: We ensure equitable rights of all students by removing barriers to a quality education and promoting a network of support that improves learning opportunities.

Leadership: We empower people throughout the community to support and facilitate positive change.

Diversity: We respect and embrace the power of sharing our differences in thought, opinion, culture and background to optimize our collective strength.

Integrity: We believe in being true to our core values by consistently demonstrating our character and an institutional commitment to do the right thing.

The area provides a diverse geography that includes recreational lakes, mountains, desert and wide-open spaces.  MSJC is located about 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 50 miles west of Palm Springs.  There is freeway access to ocean beaches, skiing and cultural offerings in San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County. Weekend recreational opportunities are a few hours away in Las Vegas, Arizona and nearby mountain resorts.  Local theater productions and art galleries provide year-round entertainment, including the famous Ramona Festival and Pageant.
Applicants who need assistance in the application and/or hiring process should contact the Human Resources Department as soon as possible.  The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.
The Board assures that all employees and applicants for employment will be provided equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or veteran status.
Applicants who need assistance in the application and/or hiring process should contact the Human Resources Department as soon as possible. The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.

The Board assures that all employees and applicants for employment will be provided equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or veteran status.


Equal Opportunity Employer
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In conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to (951) 487-3161.   For administrative purposes, requests must be made at the time of application.
MSJC will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.  Please access the links from the drop down menu at the top left of the job board web page for further details regarding the E-Verify program.    

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