Job Details

Norco College
  • Position Number: 2163717
  • Location: Riverside, CA
  • Position Type: Deans - Education

Position Title:
Dean of Instruction (Sch of Arts, Humanities & World Lang & Sch of Social & Beh Sci - Norco College)

Application Deadline

Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed below by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.

Academic Affairs (N)

Position Type:
Academic Management


Physical location of the position:

Employment Type:

Position Length:

Salary Range:
Grade Z

Salary Amount:
$145,484 - $177,118

Salary Type:

Is this position categorically (grant) funded?

Department Specific Needs:
Supervises School of Arts, Humanities, and World Languages and the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Under the supervision of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean of Instruction, Languages, Humanities and Social Sciences, acts as the academic officer and provides administrative supervision and direction to assigned academic programs, which includes the departments of Behavioral Sciences; Communication Studies; Economics, Geography and Political Science; English and Media Studies; History, Humanities and Philosophy; and World Languages. The Dean is responsible for the quality and integrity of all aspects of these academic and instructional programs, and the supervision of program directors, department chairs, faculty and classified staff.

Supervises and directs academic departments, program directors, department chairs, faculty, classified staff and student employees.

Minimum of a Master's degree in any of the core disciplines of Languages, Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, and Arts is required. An MFA or earned doctorate is desired. Degree(s) must be from an accredited institution.

A minimum of four years of successful full-time teaching experience in higher education, preferably in a community college, is required. At least three years of management and/or senior level leadership experience in a postsecondary educational institution is also required. Teaching, curriculum and administrative experience in the core areas of the position is highly preferred.

Higher education in community colleges; applicable laws, codes, regulations and District policies and procedures; current principles and practices of administration, supervision and training; budget preparation and processes; curriculum development; policies, objectives and contemporary practices in the core areas of the position.

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; manage staff; work collaboratively with other administrators and academic department chairs and faculty; work effectively in shared governance and consensus building settings; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; evaluate and support faculty recommendations for program improvements or new service efforts; promote diversity inclusion, equity and academic excellence; advocate for the academic programs to which assigned; identify alternate funding resources and develop grant or special projects applications.

Candidate must demonstrate clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff, and the community.

Co-workers, President, Vice Presidents, Vice Chancellor for Educational Services, Instructional Deans, faculty, staff, and the general public.

Normal office environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Provides administrative leadership and direction for the development and modification of educational programs in all the disciplines under the area of supervision.
2. Advises the college Vice President regarding budgets, planning, coordinating, and evaluating education programs.
3. Prepares reports as needed related to curriculum, enrollment management, and instructional policies.
4. Attends and participates in a variety of required meetings including but not limited to Vice Chancellor's Cabinet, Curriculum Committee, Deans Meetings, Strategic Planning Committee, Senate and other appropriate meetings.
5. Oversees and participates in the evaluation of faculty and staff.
6. Determines the departments' budget needs in conjunction with chairs and faculty. Supervises and monitors the budget and expenditures in all areas of basic function.
7. Supervises the development of class schedules.
8. Assists in the development of the college catalog, class schedules, and other publications.
9. Assign FTES under fiscal and educational policies.
10. Optimizes use of the District's resources for instructional facilities and staff.
11. Meets with students and faculty to resolve and arbitrate conflicts and issues.
12. Directs the development of new programs and curricula, working with department chairs and faculty.
13. Serves as the administrative lead for annual and long-range strategic planning, enrollment management and accreditation.
14. Leads the search for alternate resources for the programs through grants, foundations and fund raising activities.
15. Strengthens existing partnerships and extends new partnerships with school districts, four-year institutions, industry and with regional and national professional organizations.
16. Contributes to facility operation design, renovation and operation.
17. Provides opportunities for staff and faculty development.
18. Represents the assigned academic programs, the college and the district at state and national levels.
19. Maintains an understanding of current ideas, research and practices pertaining to the areas of responsibility, through continued study and participation in professional organizations.
20. Serves as a member of the Management Leadership Association.
21. Performs other related responsibilities as may be assigned by supervising manager.


This is an Academic Management position with twelve-month contracts. Paid vacation, 22 days annually; and paid accruable sick leave, 12 days annually. A pro-rata reduction will be made for employees working less than full-time and less than 12 months. The District provides a health and welfare benefit package for employees and legal qualifying dependents.

The work location and assignment within a job classification is determined by the District and may be subject to change.

All offers of employment will be contingent upon the availability of funds and approval by the Board of Trustees.

The Riverside Community College District is an equal opportunity employer and recognizes the need to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities. For more information, contact (951) 222-8039.

The Riverside Community College District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law. This holds true for all District employment opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX Officer/Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Harassment of any employee/student with regard to ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law, is strictly prohibited. The Title IX Officer, Section 504/ADA Coordinator for the District is Ms. Lorraine Jones, 3801 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501. Telephone Number is: (951) 222-8039.

Required Applicant Documents:
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Masters or Equivalent Transcript

Optional Applicant Documents:
Other Document
Doctorate Transcript
Other Transcript
Bachelors or Equivalent Transcript

Effective Employment Date:
A mutually agreed upon start date

Application Deadline:

Special Comments:

* Only electronic, on-line applications are accepted. All supporting materials, required or optional, must also be in electronic formats and attached to the electronic, on-line application when applying. Supporting materials are only accepted as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word files and must be less than 2 MB in size.

* An application will not be considered complete unless all Required Documents are electronically attached to the application by the Application Deadline date. An incomplete file may subject the candidate to disqualification.

* Paper applications and supporting materials WILL NOT be accepted!

* Letters of reference must be non-confidential and submitted electronically when applying on-line.

* Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed above by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.

* The Riverside Community College District does not require testing at the initial application filing period. As you progress through the selection process, you may be required to perform a job-related test based on the needs of the work area for which you are being considered.

* The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact Diversity and Human Resources at (951) 222-8595 for assistance.

Application Types Accepted:
Classified/Management/Confidential Application

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