Academic Dean

Academic Operations Stockton, California


Job Title: Campus Academic Dean
Job Title: Campus Academic Dean
Department: Academics
Reports To: Campus Director
Classification:  Full-time, Exempt

Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Campus Director the Campus Academic Dean is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the educational programs and the faculty on the campus along with developing, implementing and delivering a variety of services for students attending programs on campus.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Supervises instruction to ensure the integrity of educational programs on the campus through weekly classroom observations
 • Coordinates faculty teaching schedules, classroom and lab facilities, and campus activities
• Coordinates faculty recruitment, hiring, and evaluation according to established policies
• Builds capacity of faculty and administration through ongoing professional development
• Coordinates assigned portions of new faculty orientation and training
• Assesses and analyzes student mastery of course and program learning
• Reviews assessment data and assist faculty with adjustment of instructional methodologies to improve student learning
• Maintains records, statistical reports, examinations, data, and other program-specific items as required by the college, accreditation, or governmental agencies and participates in program reviews, institutional committees, etc. as required
• Provides resources and referrals for student services such as childcare, transportation, and related services
• Coordinates student functions and activities such as Student Council, award ceremonies, and related activities
• Provides academic counseling and tracks and monitors attendance, grades, and Satisfactory Academic Progress
• Produces and analyzes reports that track retention, grades, and other outcomes
• Participates as assigned in related admissions, education, and employment services activities
• Develops, implements, and delivers various student retention programs• Maintains communication and is the liaison between the Registrar and students
• Performs other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervises faculty, academic administrative staff, Academic Coach, and on some campuses, Federal Work Study employees.  Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. 

Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Competency: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

 Core Competencies
Integrity – Acts in a way that demonstrates personal integrity; serves as a positive example of why others should trust the motives of the organization; views self as a reflection of the organization by following through on commitments and accepting ownership of mistakes; leaves others with the clear impression that integrity is a core organization value. Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments. Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. Organization Support – Follows policies and procedures; completes projects and tasks correctly and on time; supports organizations goals and values. Communication – Communicates effectively and appropriately; uses good judgment as to what to communicate to whom as well as the best way to get that accomplished; speaks in clear and credible manner, selecting the right tone for the situation and audience; listens to others and allows them to make their point. 

Job Competencies
Leadership – Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others; able to build morale and group commitment to goals and objectives.Strategic Thinking – Develops initiatives to achieve organizational goals; adapts strategy to changing conditions.Conflict Resolution – Takes actions that resolve conflicts in a manner that is best for both the organization and the individuals involved; addresses complaints and problems quickly and effectively; keeps all parties informed of the status of any negotiations required; encourages employees to report problems or concerns and negotiates outcomes that are viewed as fair and even-handed.Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; uses intuition and experience to compliment data.Implementing Policies – Ensure that new policies are understood and taken seriously; communicates new policies and procedures to employees, supports them with adequate and timely resources; monitors actual practices in a manner that makes it clear that full compliance is expected; avoids behavior or communications that might send a mixed message about the importance of new procedures or suggests that full compliance in optional.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience – Master’s degree required. Degree(s) must be from institutions accredited by recognized U.S. accrediting agencies and or degrees from non-U.S. institutions are recognized only if equivalence has been established and provided. Minimum of 5 years of administrative experience preferably in Educational Institution. 

Language Skills – Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, and policy and procedure handbooks; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectively before groups of employees or students of the campus.
Mathematical Skills – Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs
.Reasoning Ability – Ability to use common sense in all situations; ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.Computer Skills – To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, Access and Outlook.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

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