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Monterey Peninsula College
  • Position Number: 3219759
  • Location: Monterey, CA
  • Position Type: Business - Accounting

Monterey Peninsula College

Associate Dean - Instruction, Career Education

Salary: $11,538.00 - $12,372.00 Monthly
Job Type: Full Time
Job Number: 2021-00076
Closing: 8/11/2022 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Monterey, CA
Division: Academic Affairs


Priority Screening Deadline: August 11th at 11:59 PM
Monterey Peninsula Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District's Governing Board Goals, Educational Master Plan, Equal Employment Opportunity Plan, and Student Equity Plan. We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences - emphasizing collaboration, engaging students in and out of the classroom, and encouraging them to realize their goals and become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at Monterey Peninsula College, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice requiring broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students, and community partners.

Monterey Peninsula College is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is an affiliate of the statewide Umoja Community of California Community Colleges. Monterey Peninsula College has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities it serves.

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students, and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who already does or has demonstrated the desire to:

(1) Understand the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;

(2) Reframe inequities as a problem of practice and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;

(3) Encourage positive race-consciousness and embrace human difference;

(4) Reflect on institutional and teaching practices and aim to make them more culturally responsive; and

(5) Strategically build buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.

Monterey Peninsula College seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve.

Position Description
Under the Academic Administrator assigned to the area, the Associate Dean provides leadership and oversight for Career Education instructional programs, instructional support services, and related services.

The Associate Dean will lead, supervise, evaluate, and support faculty and staff in assigned divisions and areas, in accordance with District policies and procedures; carry out complex projects and special programs; ensure continued compliance with district policies and procedures as well as state and federal regulations related to instruction; and work collaboratively with College administration, faculty, and staff to promote educational excellence and student success.

Example of Duties
Duties and essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:

Support a climate that promotes innovation and improved service to students and the community; collaborate with area staff and other campus leaders to develop and implement processes that support student success.
Lead with sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Participate in campus initiatives related to inclusion, diversity, equity, and anti-racism and collaborative efforts to close equity gaps.
Provide year-round leadership for Career Education programs; assist in the development, implementation, and operation of Career Education instructional programs and related services including day, evening, weekend, intersession, and summer programs.
Provide support and assistance for planning and implementation of program industry advisory meetings.
Demonstrate an understanding of, sensitivity to and appreciation for, the academic, ethnic, socio-economic, disability and gender diversity of students and staff attending or working on a community college campus.

Curriculum and Program Development:
Assist with administrative review and approval of new and revised Career Education curriculum; maintain a working knowledge of local and state curriculum guidelines and legislation.
Support faculty in the development, implementation, assessment, and improvement of Career Education programs.
Support faculty in the delivery of Career Education instruction in a variety of modalities (including face-to-face, online education, and student academic support); ensure that partnership agreements with other education institutions (including articulation/transfer agreements) are kept up to date.
Maintain working knowledge of local and state curriculum guidelines and legislation.

Enrollment Management:
Assist with the development of class schedules that meet local and state guidelines, achieve enrollment targets, and support the completion of student education goals.
Assist with tracking, monitoring, reporting, and analysis of data related to enrollment and enrollment management; identify and recommend adjustments to class schedules, budgets, and resource allocation to support enrollment and completion
Participate in marketing, outreach, and communication activities to promote programs, courses, and services within assigned areas(s).
Assist with student outreach, recruitment, and marketing efforts related to assigned areas.

Personnel Management:
Participate in the hiring process for management, faculty and classified staff in assigned division(s) and/or area(s).
Coordinate and participate in the professional development for assigned faculty and classified staff.
Supervise, support, and evaluate assigned classified staff according to District policies and procedures. Participate in the evaluation of faculty according to district policy and procedures.

Planning and Accreditation:
Provide leadership for, and support the completion of program review, planning, and resource allocation processes for assigned areas; support ongoing evaluation and improvement of the programs and services in the assigned areas.
Collaborate with managers, supervisors, faculty, and classified staff, ensure that area plans and budgets are aligned to college mission, goals, and objectives.
Assist with and participate in activities related to College-wide and program-specific accreditation.
Support faculty in completing program and course learning assessment; assist with tracking and reporting assessment progress.

Budgets and Grants:
Manage the approved annual budget for assigned areas.
Assist with the development, implementation, and oversight of grant applications and grant reporting.

Accurately interpret and apply provisions of the College's collective bargaining agreements.
Interpret, analyze, and apply appropriate laws, policies, rules and procedures to determine impact on assigned division(s) or area(s) and monitor compliance and reporting strategies.

General Operations:
Respond to, and seek resolution of complaints arising from division and/or area activities, including participating in the grievance process.
Actively participate in, and support, College and District participatory governance components, activities, and other collaborative processes.
Employ appropriate techniques and strategies to resolve disputes and to enhance communication and cooperation among the members of the College and District communities.
Serve as liaison to other college units, areas and services, advisory committees, individual students and student groups, and appropriate university, school and community groups. Serve on College and District committees as assigned. May represent the District at state and regional meetings, committees, and conferences.
Travel throughout the service area in carrying out responsibilities and functions.
Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:
Computer-Based technology for management of assigned divisions/areas and for instructional and instructional support services; the goals of participatory governance; principles and practices of administrative organization and management, planning, supervising and evaluating the work of others, employee motivation and training; applicable federal, state, local, District and College laws, rules and regulations, and collective bargaining contract provisions; complex business level English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; modern office tools such as computers and printers; typical modern office computer software programs; report and presentation writing; sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Ability To:
Use organizational skills that enable performance of duties in a timely fashion with attention to detail; effectively communicate orally and in writing; manage financial resources effectively including determining how best to utilize resources and managing budgets and expenditures; use personal computers utilizing typical office software applications, including the Internet; work effectively with managers, faculty and staff in a participatory governance environment to accomplish the goals and objectives of the college and the assigned divisions or areas; exercise good judgment;

Minimum Qualifications:
Possession of a master's degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent; and
One (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's assignment; and
Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications
1. Teaching and/or student support experience in a career technical education area.
2. Equivalent to at least three years of full-time instructional and instructional support services experience in an institution of higher education.
3. Three or more years in academic leadership positions with increasing responsibility such as Director, Department Chair, Division Chair, or Assistant Dean.
4. Work experience in a Career Education field.
5. Work experience in a Community College setting.
6. Has demonstrated experience in the following areas:
a. Supporting and collaborating with program specific accreditation and re accreditation processes.
b. Supporting faculty in the development of career education curriculum.
c. Using a collegial and collaborative approach in decision-making to build consensus.
d. Communicating effectively and constructively and supporting people who are diverse in their culture, language groups, and abilities.
e. Developing and assessing student learning outcomes.
f. Managing projects, grants, and budgets.
g. Collaborating campus-wide to create an educational environment that supports student success, effectively leading to educational goal attainment.
h. Assisting and participating in the preparation, planning and execution of career education industry advisory board meetings.

I. Knowledge of or experience with CTE Consortium or equivalent.


Environment: Busy office environment. Light to moderate physical effort; occasional standing or walking; periodic handling of lightweight parcels up to 15 pounds. Indoor work environment. Driving a vehicle to conduct work as necessary. Requires evening and weekend responsibility. Required travel to District sites and occasional travel to other locations in the county or state.


Possess or ability to obtain a valid California driver's license and must have an acceptable driving record and current vehicle insurance meeting State of California requirements.

Proof of Vaccination

New employees may begin working in their assignments only after the District has received proof that the person is fully vaccinated or an exemption has been approved.

Work Schedule / Supplemental Information
Work Schedule
Exempt level position, 12 months per year.
This position is located in Monterey, California.

Salary Information
Starting Salary: $11,538 (Step A) - $12,372 (Step C) per month, depending upon experience and qualifications + GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE (no additional costs for benefits)

Salary is pending Board approval on July 27th, 2022

Monterey Peninsula College offers excellent employee benefits, ranging from health, dental, vision, life insurance, employee assistance program (EAP), and long-term disability, provides sick leave and contributes to the CalPers retirement plan.

How to Apply
Visit and select "classified and other positions." Here you will find the announcement and the "apply" button in the upper right hand corner. You will be asked to log-in or create a new user account.

Complete all required fields of the application

Attach a .pdf of your cover letter which describes your interest in and qualifications for the position, including how you meet the desirable qualifications.

Attach a .pdf of your resume

Unofficial transcripts for each degree earned

Answer the required diversity statement

Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Human Resources does not accept additional materials such as: letters of reference, test scores from other institutions, certificates of courses/programs completed, letters of commendation from schools, or transcripts with your application. Such items, if included, will not be forwarded to the selection committee. If you are a finalist, HR will request any reference information that is required.

Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close or continue the recruitment at any time.

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the Office of Human Resources by calling (831) 645-1341.

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Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit proof of freedom from tuberculosis and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Employees must sign the Oath of Affirmation of Allegiance, and submit fingerprints for California Department of Justice clearance. California School Employees Association Membership or an approved alternative is required.

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