Dean, School of Visual and Performing Arts

College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
United States

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Experience Required
Degree Required
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Job Description

Innovative. Collaborative. Entrepreneurial.

These characteristics define not only College of the Canyons, but the faculty, staff, and administrators who make this college one of the most unique among California's 115 community colleges.

College of the Canyons is among the fastest growing community colleges in the nation. It is widely recognized as a model community college for enhancing student access, success, and equity. In fact, its completion rates rank among the highest in the state. The college has also established a well-deserved reputation for bolstering economic development, and offering innovative career technical education responsive to industry needs.

The college has served the dynamic, growing Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding regions within a 367-square-mile area of northern Los Angeles County since 1969. Visionary leadership combined with a steady infusion of new residents and businesses create a spirit of possibilities that inspires the college to be flexible, creative, and attuned to the evolving needs of the community.

Dean, School of Visual and Performing Arts

An Educational Administrator Position


Review Date: April 3, 2019

Position Description:

Under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President, Instruction, the Dean provides administrative supervision and overall direction of the operations of the School of Visual and Performing Arts and the Performing Arts Center (PAC). Provides leadership for teaching excellence and student learning, with the goal of student success and continuous improvement of programs and services. Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Manages, coordinates, develops, evaluates, and executes a variety of projects, activities, and may be assigned responsibilities for a combination of day, evening, and weekend programs offered by the College. Within the scope of this position new components may be added or deleted based on district or community needs.

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Application Process: Application materials must be submitted by the end of the day in the Human Resources Offices on April 3, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to complete their application online. Please visit our website at

If you require assistance, please call the Human Resources Office at (661)362-3427 or our TTY Line at (661)362-5178. Applicants may check the status of their application online and may expect to be notified within approximately 4 weeks following the review date as to the status of their application.

The Santa Clarita Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected basis under the law.

Applicants who have disabilities who need accommodation in order to complete the selection process should contact the Human Resources office directly at (661) 362-3427.

Job Requirements
Minimum Requirements:

(Requirements 1 and 2 must be met in order to qualify for the position):

Education (Requirement #1):

Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university, Doctorate in educational leadership preferred; (See our website for evaluation requirements for units and degrees earned at foreign institutions.

Experience (Requirement #2):

Option #1
Two (2) years of full-time academic administrative experience in an institution of higher education OR

Option #2
1. A minimum of two (2) years of successful leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment; AND
2. A minimum of one (1) year of successful experience providing leadership for a major district-level initiative/program; AND
3. Completion of a leadership training program of at least one (1) semester in duration