Job Positions

Dean, Counseling

Categories: Pacific Region 9




Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Date Posted:


Close Date

Open Until Filled 4/24/15

Position Description
Dean, Counseling Foothill-De Anza Community College District Announcement #: 14-248 Campus: Foothill College Number of Working Months: 12 Months Starting Salary: $114,668.17 - $146,491.72 annually Close Date: Open Until Filled Employment Duration: Full-Time Initial Review Date:  March 25, 2015**Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request. The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the management position of Dean, Counseling at Foothill College.

Application Process
• A District on-line application on
*In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
• A cover letter addressing your qualifications, skills and abilities as they relate to the position.  
• A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
• All college transcripts scanned into Word or PDF format.If any required application materials are omitted, the committee will not review your application.  Items not required (including reference letters) will not be accepted.  For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.  Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission.  We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date.  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE:Under the direction of and reporting to the Associate Vice President of Student Services, the Dean of Counseling is primarily responsible for the leadership, management and supervision of the Counseling Division, the Assessment Center, Transfer program, Pass the Torch and Puente. The Dean must have a vision for the Counseling Division that complements the college’s mission, Institutional Core Competencies (ICCs) and student success and completion. The Dean is charged with managing the core counseling functions: academic, career, and personal counseling, college governance participation, program review/SLSAOs, research best practices, training and professional development and other duties as assigned.The Dean is responsible for implementing and maintaining Student Support and Success Program (3SP) components being provided by areas under their supervision including assessment, counseling, education planning and early alert. This position manages, evaluates and coordinates the service areas within Counseling Services as well as the Assessment Center, Transfer program, Pass the Torch and Puente, in accordance with legal requirements, District policies and sound educational principles and practices. The dean will supervise, coordinate, and evaluate a diverse staff of faculty and classified employees; review programs and services to ensure that they are consistent with the College’s goals and to ensure diverse ethnic, cultural and gender perspectives are included.  Assist in preparing catalog material, class schedules and other program information as needed. Participate in the development and implementation of policies and procedures. Coordinate the Counseling Center services and activities. Collaborate with other administrators, supervisors, and instructional faculty to develop and coordinate programs and services across the campus and curriculum to meet the needs of a diverse student population.  Oversee the counseling and advising of all students. Develop and oversee operations, systems and details including work schedules, staff assignments, coordination of day and evening services and schedule of counseling related classes.  Administer annual budget.  Participate in college-wide and student services planning initiatives and activities.  Cultivate relationships with local high school districts, regional occupational programs, adult education and other relevant community agencies.

Institution Information
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews.  All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.For more information about our application process contact:
Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College
District 12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022
(650) 949-6217

Additional Information
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:Position: Full-Time, Permanent, 12-months per year Starting date: July or August 2015
Full Salary Range: $114,668.17 – $146,491.72 annually
**Actual placement is based on applicant’s verified education and experience (Customary Hiring Range:$114,668.17-$126,417.94).Annual salary plus benefits; excellent benefits package which includes coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance.For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site: with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

Contact Information
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Required Qualifications
• Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
• Master’s degree from an accredited university or college.
• One year of administrative experience, formal training, internship or leadership in any related field.

Preferred Qualifications

• Progressively responsible administrative experience in a college or university environment.
• Meet minimum qualifications for the counseling discipline.
• Demonstrated success as a college counselor or faculty member.
• Demonstrated ability to provide administrative leadership in a college culture that values consultation.
• Demonstrated ability to develop creative and innovative solutions.
• Knowledge of student services and academic programs and strategies to promote retention and student success.
• Knowledge of budget development, personnel selection and program evaluation.
• Knowledge of curriculum development.
• Understanding of assessment tools and placement testing standards.
• Knowledge of DegreeWorks or other online student educational planning tools.
• Knowledge of and experience with early alert programs.
• Understanding of, and ability to implement student equity programs and services.
• Ability to use a computer and software such as MS Office, Banner student information system, scheduling software and other technological communication tools.In addition, successful candidates will demonstrate the following knowledge and abilities:
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including complex proposals and presentations.
• Ability to supervise and/or manage a complex student services program serving a diverse student population.
• Ability to lead, advocate and network in the interest of the students and the College mission.
• Ability to demonstrate strong supervisory skills.
• Knowledge of budget management.
• Knowledge of legal and ethical standards of the counseling profession in the community college setting.
• Knowledge of the California Education Code and Title 5.
• Knowledge of the Student Success & Support Program.
• Knowledge of accreditation requirements.