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Dean of Academic Affairs & Adult Education Jobs in Los Angeles, CA at Los Angeles Community College District

Title: Dean of Academic Affairs & Adult Education

Company: Los Angeles Community College District

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Position Announcement
Salary Range: $141,973 TO $166,700

Application Deadline: September 1, 2022
Issue Date: July 21, 2022
The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is comprised of nine colleges serving all or part of more than 40 cities in Southern California and spanning a service area of 882 square miles. Its colleges offer instruction to 225,000 students, annually, in 600 associate degree and 400 certificate of achievement programs in general, career-technical and transfer education, and contribute significantly to the economic and social well-being of its students, the regional economy and the greater Los Angeles area. For more information about the LACCD, please visit our website at

West Los Angeles College (WLAC) is seeking a student-focused, equity-minded, and highly innovative and effective individual to join the College’s administrative team. Under the direction of the Vice President of Academic Affairs and in accordance with the College’s mission, the Dean of Academic Affairs and Adult Education will be responsible for growing and strengthening its adult education and noncredit programs, partnerships, enrollment, and completions. This individual will provide leadership, supervision, evaluation, grant and contract management, and expansion of instructional programs, integrated student services, instructional support, career services, work experience and education, workforce development, and dual enrollment opportunities as they relate to the College and Career Preparation division, counseling instruction, Learning Center, Career Connections Center, Fresh Success, Strong Workforce, and student equity and success.


Master’s degree from an accredited college or university;
Completion of one year of full-time formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment
Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students

Pursuant to LACCD Board of Trustee’s Policy 2900, all students and employees must be fully vaccinated and complete a baseline test or have an approved exemption. LACCD employees are required to provide their vaccination status in compliance with the LACCD Board of Trustees’ policy. Newly hired employees will be required to provide their vaccination status prior to starting a position or, at the latest, by their position start date.


Knowledge and experience in curriculum development, scheduling, FTE management, and compliance with regulation and contractual requirements for both credit and noncredit courses and programs.
Personal characteristics necessary for working with students, employees, and the public in an administrative capacity, including demonstrating ethical behavior.
Knowledge and experience in budget and fund development, implementation, and management.
Knowledge and experience with provisions of federal WIOA Title II grant, CA Adult Education Program (CAEP), and CASAS testing and data requirements.
Skilled in management through participatory governance, budgeting and financial planning, strategic planning, leadership, problem-solving, revenue-generation, and team building.
Demonstrated ability to make data-driven decisions that support student success and equity.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and experience with leading presentations using appropriate technological resources.
Demonstrated ability to establish good business and industry relationships and partnerships.
Demonstrated experience in writing, obtaining, and implementing grants and contracts.
Demonstrated leadership experience in planning, organizing, and implementing programs.
Knowledge and experience with high-demand labor market employers and sector and workforce needs.
Knowledge or experience related to compliance with applicable federal and state civil rights laws, collective bargaining agreements, policies, and procedures.


Responsible for the overall management and supervision of Adult Education, noncredit, Learning Center, Career Connections Center, Work Experience education, Counseling instruction, and assigned grants and contracts, including but not limited to Strong Workforce, Fresh Success, Rising Scholars, WIOA Title II, and CA Adult Education Program.
Work cooperatively with faculty in assigned areas with respect to curriculum development and updates, program review and planning, student learning outcomes, hourly rate assignments, contract compliance, and evaluation.
Monitor and approve teaching load assignments and scheduling of courses that facilitate student completion and utilize resources efficiently.
Lead assigned workforce development strategies and partnerships in collaboration with other deans while aligning adult education goals with the college’s Career Pathways, programs, work experience, and employment placement to grow FTES and manage enrollment efficiency and instructor loads.
Oversee all fiscal processes for assigned program areas including developing annual budgets for assigned program areas, approving all expenditures related to the daily operation of the department, and managing program income and expenses.
Serve as grant supervisor in assigned program areas including hiring and supervising grant personnel, managing grant budgets, and ensuring submission of grant reports and other grant deliverables are accomplished in accordance with granting source expectations and guidelines.
Actively seek out and identify opportunities to develop and offer new programs, services, and activities with the potential to generate internal and external resources for assigned programs.
Communicate and promote program objectives and offerings to potential and current students, other educational institutions, community organizations, staff, instructors, and others.
Facilitate communication that is timely, open, and transparent, fostering an environment that supports cultural competence and an equity-minded approach in the development of student success initiatives.
Apply shared governance principles and collective bargaining agreements in a fair and consistent manner with faculty, staff, administrators, and students, where applicable.
Oversee and ensure the timely selection and evaluation of faculty and classified staff.
Encourage faculty and staff in their continuing professional development.
Interpret, articulate, implement, and monitor compliance with California Education Code, Title 5 Regulations, LACCD Board Rules, LACCD Administrative Regulations, Human Resources Guides, Personnel Guides, Personnel Commission Laws and Rules, applicable state and federal laws, and collective bargaining agreements in a fair and consistent manner.
Serve as evening and/or weekend administrator as assigned and other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position and the College mission and philosophy.

This position may require non-traditional work schedules (including evenings and weekends) and local, state and national travel.

The selected candidate will be rated into the salary schedule based on previous salary. The yearly salary range is $141,973 to $166,700. The doctoral differential is $4,623 per academic year. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.

For consideration, please submit your application and required documents (upload as attachments) by 4:30PM, September 1, 2022. Application materials may not be submitted by Fax or e-mail. Applicants will file the application using web-based software to create an applicant profile account, allowing documents to be saved and uploaded as attachments. Please go to to file the applicant packet. All materials submitted will become property of WLAC. After a review of application materials by the selection committee, candidates will be contacted only if selected for interviews.

For consideration in the selection process, all interested applicants must submit the following:

A detailed letter of interest that describes how the applicant meets minimum and desirable qualifications and can perform the position duties and responsibilities (3 page maximum);
A current resume;
Unofficial transcripts for bachelor and graduate degrees;
List of three references, including contact information

Questions about the position should be directed to:
Dr. Jeffrey Archibald, Vice President of Academic Affairs
[email protected]

Questions about the application process should be directed to
Hansel Tsai, Administrative Analyst
[email protected]

Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications. West Los Angeles College reserves the right to modify and/or withdraw this position at any time.

Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days prior notice. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested.
Equal Employment Policy
The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer related), sexual orientation, or veteran status. Positive action will be taken to ensure that this policy is followed in all personnel practices including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, and treatment during employment, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, layoff or termination. A vigorous equal employment opportunity program will be maintained to ensure a diverse work force and to achieve expected representation of qualified members of under-represented groups through the implementation of specific result-oriented plans and procedures (Board Rule 101301).
The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator

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