About the Position

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Fresno City College Old Administration Building

This academic Dean position is split between Fresno City College and Madera Community College.

The Colleges seek academic managers who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.

The ideal candidate will share Fresno City College and Madera Community College’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. For the 2022-2023 academic year, Fresno City College enrolled over 36,000 students in which 65% identify as Latinx, 11% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 5% as Black/African American, 16% as White, 1% as American Indian/Alaska Native, and 3% as multiracial and Madera Community College  enrolled over 9,400 students in which 68% identify as Latinx, 8% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 3% as Black/African American, 17% as White, 1% as American Indian/Alaska Native, and 3% as multiracial.

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Madera Community College Administration Building

Both Colleges are Hispanic-Serving Institutions, reflecting the great responsibility that the Colleges have to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding communities. The successful candidate will join a team dedicated to the use of curriculum responsive to the students it serves.

The San Joaquin Valley is experiencing a severe nursing shortage. With pending legislation that may allow community colleges the ability to offer Bachelor of Science Degrees in nursing, State Center Community College District is seeking a Dean of Instruction, Nursing charged with program improvement, expansion and possible development of a Bachelor’s Degree and/or bridge program. Successful candidates will have Registered Nursing Program Director experience as well as clinical experience.  


General Purpose

Under general direction the Dean of Instruction, Nursing plans, organizes, integrates and manages the educational processes and administrative activities of the nursing programs at Fresno City College and at Madera Community College; provides leadership for the advancement of effective programming including expansion of program through collaborative partnerships, scheduling, curriculum development, Guided Pathways, Registered Nursing (RN) and Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) program review and improvement; plans and conducts faculty evaluation and tenure processes; develops districtwide strategic initiative and participates in long-term planning and policy setting to strengthen the colleges abilities to better serve students and our community; directs and coordinates communications, instructional planning; and other initiatives to meet college and student needs; manages assigned functions to ensure compliance with District/college policies and procedures and all state and federal codes, educational regulations and requirements; ensures compliance with all regulations and requirements established by the California Board of Registered Nursing and Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT); promotes and represents the nursing program Districtwide and with community partners; assists the colleges in fundraising and cultivating relationships with donors; actively engages in participatory governance processes; and performs related duties as assigned.


Minimum and Desirable Qualifications

Must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices. 

Education and Experience

  • An earned master’s degree or higher in nursing, education, or health administration from an accredited college or university; and at least two (2) years of formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment or California Community College Supervisory Credential; and a minimum of two years' experience teaching in an associate degree or higher-level nursing program: and at least one year of experience as a registered nurse providing direct patient care. 

Licenses, Certificates and Other Requirements

  • A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the District's vehicle insurance program.

  • Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity; recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusions of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes; willingness to examine and remediate one’s relational practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students; and a commitment to participatory governance, consensus building, and team approach to management.
  • Current license as a Registered Nurse issued by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.


Ideal Characteristics

The Selection Advisory Committee and College Presidents will consider the following ideal characteristics in their selection of the Dean, Instruction - Nursing:

Ideal Characteristic Description
Embraces the Mission of the California Community Colleges and the Communities they Serve Exhibits awareness of the California community college system and has management experience in navigating relevant issues. Implements policies and practices guided by the diverse needs of students and the community; and promotes rigor that results in high student achievement to advance the mission of the community college system.
Student Success, Equity and Engagement Demonstrates strong student-centered leadership by addressing institutional barriers and creating a welcoming, inclusive, and engaging environment that provides multiple pathways to success for all students with a heightened focus on closing the achievement gaps for racially-minoritized and marginalized populations.
Effective Organizational Leadership Knowledge and evidence of leadership experience with a demonstrated understanding of efficient and streamlined processes and procedures in fostering an ethos that normalizes anti-racism and equity for racially minoritized students. Demonstrated skills and experience to lead in assigned areas. Engages in a creative, innovative, and collaborative manner with all constituent groups. Accesses and assimilates information and uses quantitative and qualitative data for decision-making, planning, mobilizing resources, and motivating individuals to creatively overcome challenges facing the District and to make continuous improvements in curriculum, programming, procedures, and services.
Collegial Consultation and Participatory Governance Has a clear commitment to collegial consultation and inclusion in important participatory decision-making processes. Exhibits a collaborative leadership style with all constituent groups to accomplish institutional objectives. Works diligently to maintain and increase the environment of engagement and collaboration that is central to the College’s governance structures.
Values Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Has strong cultural competency and has demonstrated experience in leading a successful Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) student experience and actualizing a Collegewide culture and climate that normalizes equity with a heightened focus on racially-minoritized and marginalized groups, and diversity, inclusion and accessibility for students, classified professionals, faculty and administrators including but not limited to background and identity factors such as socio-economic, age, gender, ethnic, religious, sexual orientation, LGBQT+, and disability status.
Collaborative Leadership Understands, appreciates, and follows the principles of community involvement and partner engagement in the advancement of the Colleges’ missions and goals. Is aware of own cultural background and how it influences perceptions, values, and practices and effects and shapes the relationship to students and staff. Holds self, and others, accountable, admits mistakes and learns from them. Leads with a student-centered mindset.
Highest Ethics and Integrity Exhibits personal/professional ethics and integrity in all behavior and relationships with a strong sense of transparency, fairness, and equity in all decision making.
Creates a Unifying Culture Inspires trust and confidence through strong motivational skills and authentic engagement. Exhibits outstanding communication skills, a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and enthusiasm for the work of the Colleges. Is a successful team builder with a proven ability to motivate everyone to perform at their best by recognizing the potential in others. Is responsive and able to develop strong relationships with instruction and administrative services. Practices and promotes a culture of respect and collaboration to create a more inclusive workplace.
Effective Leadership in Complex Educational Environment Engages in a creative, innovative, and respectful manner with all stakeholders. Knowledge of California and federal polices, laws and regulations governing community colleges and accreditation expectations. Engages and supports professional development for their team.
Communication Skills Communicates effectively with diverse internal and external constituencies while using interpersonal skills including tact, patience, and diplomacy.
Advocacy Skills Is an advocate for student support programs and services and their role in contributing to student success. Knowledge and understanding of the Student-Centered Funding Formula and seeks opportunities to expand funding and staffing. Develops relationships with colleagues statewide.

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