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Dean of Health Sciences and Athletics
El Camino College in Torrance, California
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Date Posted January 15, 2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline 02/28/2020


El Camino College



Torrance, CA



Executive - Deans - Health





Application Due:






Req: A1920-032

Location: ECC Campus

Division: Health Sciences & Athletics

Position Type: Academic Administrator

Posting Close Date: 02/28/2020


Under the direction of the Vice President of Academic Affairs and in a multi-cultural diverse environment, the Dean of Health Sciences & Athletics will plan, organize and coordinate the courses, programs, projects and activities of the division; provide leadership for the faculty and staff in offering quality educational services; supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel. The dean will provide leadership for the following programs: contemporary health, physical education, kinesiology, adapted physical education, radiological technology, and respiratory care. The dean will also provide program oversight to Intercollegiate Athletics, Nursing, Special Resource Center and the Student Health Center. 


  • Provide leadership for program development and work directly with a diverse faculty and staff to plan for curriculum additions, revisions, and deletions; set priorities for resource needs; provide program analysis; develop multi-year instructional plans; and participate in strategic and long-range instructional planning for the District.

  • Communicate with leaders in the private and public sectors and in educational agencies to determine needs for new courses and programs; establish advisory committees as appropriate.

  • Direct special instructional-related services or programs as directed by the Vice President.

  • Prepare or review documents for program and course development in concert with faculty and coordinators; assure accurate schedules, catalog information and program publicity.

  • Confer with faculty regarding ideas for program improvement to identify resources for development through grants and special projects.

  • Maintain current knowledge of new developments and innovations in community colleges and higher education; recommend changes to maintain relevance of Division programs and to meet student and community needs.

  • Consult with faculty to design a schedule of classes to meet the needs of a diverse student population; review assignment of faculty to classes, monitor schedules and workload for accuracy throughout the semester, and assure accurate and timely attendance reporting for all courses offered in the Division.

  • Recommend instructional policy as necessary for the District to properly implement programs and services.

  • Exercise leadership in the development of the division budget and manage financial resources consistent with College policy and sound financial management principles; allocate and re-allocate resources among competing requests for funds.

  • Work cooperatively with other administrators and supervisors to coordinate programs and services across the curriculum and at all locations to meet student needs; resolve conflicts and issues within the Division and between divisions.

  • Evaluate, approve and process requests for field trips, conference attendance, textbook selection, supply, equipment orders, independent study, credit by exam, course waivers and other student petitions.

  • Assure proper use and security of assigned facilities, equipment maintenance and compliance with health and safety regulations.

  • Facilitate academic partnerships with Division faculty, faculty in feeder high schools and four-year transfer institutions; assure maximum course articulation for students.

  • Encourage excellence in teaching; orient new faculty and staff; determine needs for staff development; plan appropriate Division staff development activities including flexible calendar days; contribute to record-keeping for staff development accountability.

  • Analyze requests for staff to meet short and long-term needs and make recommendations to the Vice President.

  • Evaluate faculty and classified staff; organize committees for the hiring process and assure compliance with District personnel policies, procedures and practices for the employment of faculty, classified staff, student workers and short-term, temporary and substitute employees.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

Master's degree or the equivalent*; three full-time equivalent years of post-secondary teaching experience and one year of formal training, internship or leadership experience related to the administrator's assignment.

Sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of college students, and of individuals with disabilities.

*Equivalency to be determined using the El Camino Community College District Board Policy 4119

Equivalence to the Minimum Qualifications.

Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socio-economic, academic, and cultural diversity within student populations, including students with disabilities, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices.


Earned doctorate.

Experienced expanding student access/opportunities and closing equity gaps.

Experienced developing and integrating technology into academic programs.

Experienced managing grants and other forms of fundraising.

Experienced working cooperatively to coordinate projects that offer effective services to students.

Experienced collaborating with management to set goals and priorities for an organization as a whole.


Knowledge/Areas of Expertise:

Knowledge of principles and best practices of administration, supervision, and training.

Knowledge of budget preparation and control.

Knowledge of adult learning theory and learning styles.

Knowledge of multiple methods of instruction.

Knowledge of evaluation methods.

Knowledge of curriculum development.

Knowledge of course articulation.


Ability to collaborate with and coordinate large numbers if individuals while exercising diplomacy and tact.

Ability to read, interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

Ability to present a positive image of the College in the community.

Ability to meet schedules, deadlines and time lines.

Ability to understand the needs of the Division in the context of the overall instructional program.

Ability to organize and chair meetings, lead workshops, facilitate group discussions, and involve faculty and staff in idea generation, goal setting, and decision-making.

Ability to organize multiple projects and carry out required project details throughout the year.

Ability to evaluate faculty and staff recommendations for program improvements and/or new program efforts.

Skilled at clearly communicating orally and in writing

Skilled at developing and modifying curriculum to meet student and community needs.

Skilled at working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from multi-cultural backgrounds.


Please limit each response to 300 words.

  1. How do you support student success, particularly for students from historically underrepresented and/or marginalized communities?

  2. How does your approach to working with students reflect culturally responsive practices?


  • Must be able to work flexible hours including some evening hours and occasional weekends.

  • Must be able to travel, sometimes overnight for meetings, conferences, and events.

  • Must be able to lift, carry, and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

  • Extensive interaction with executives, management, faculty, classified staff, and the public.

  • Extended hours of sitting, using a computer, and communicating by phone, online, and in person.

May have areas of supervision that are at off-campus locations. 


Full-time, twelve-month academic administrative position subject to a probationary period. Excellent fringe benefits including eight 32-hour work weeks during the summer. Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credential(s), and transcripts. Candidates selected for employment must agree to be fingerprinted, provide current tuberculosis test results, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States, and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.



Applicants must submit the following documents by the closing date:

1) Online application: https://elcamino.igreentree.com/css_academic

2) Cover letter describing how applicant meets the qualifications.

3) Resume including educational background, professional experience, and related personal development and accomplishments.

4) Pertinent transcripts (only in pdf format) as stated in the job qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.)  Multiple page transcripts must be loaded as ONE pdf document.

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA.  For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit:


5) Evidence of a valid community college credential, if applicant holds one.

Applicants with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact Human Resources at least five (5) working days prior to the final filing date.


If you should need assistance please call (310) 660-3593 Ext. 5809 or visit the office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.

Due to the large volume of calls received on closing dates, we highly recommend that you do not wait until the last day to apply so that we may assist you with questions or technical matters that may arise. Give yourself sufficient time to complete the profile, which may take 45 minutes or more. Positions close promptly at 3:00 p.m.

Closing Date: Friday, February 28, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. 

The Campus will be closed January 20th, February 7th and 20th, 2020

Interview Expenses

Only individuals identified for FINAL interviews are eligible to have their expenses paid. Reimbursement will be limited to economy airfare (to and from point of origin) and for meals and lodging. The maximum allocated for meals, lodging and transportation is $600. Candidate must complete a Travel Request and Reimbursement Form and submit it together with all supporting documentation to the Human Resources Office.

Compensation and Benefit Highlights

Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance

The College provides a diversified insured benefit program for all full-time employees including medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Dependent medical, dental and vision insurance is available toward which both the College and the employee contribute.

Sick Leave and Disability

Paid sick leave is granted equal to one day for each month of service. Sick leave may be accumulated indefinitely. Rather than State Disability Insurance, limited sick leave benefits are available for days beyond the earned sick leave days and are paid at fifty percent.


Full-time employees contribute a percentage of their regular salary to either the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) or to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and social Security. Upon termination, STRS or PERS retirement contributions may be withdrawn in full, plus accumulated interest. Various benefit options are available for employees upon retirement.

El Camino College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The El Camino Community College District is committed to providing an educational and employment environment in which no person is subjected to discrimination on the basis of  actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), disability (mental or physical), sex, gender (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or retaliation; or on any other basis as required by state and federal law. 



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