Ideal Candidate Statement: Ohlone College is seeking a dynamic educational leader with a passion for teaching and learning, along with a strong commitment to the missions and ideals of the community college to assume the position of Director of Deaf Studies. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in the operational duties and responsibilities of providing leadership for an academic department.
In addition, the ideal candidate will possess knowledge of the Deaf culture and is able to communicate fluently with deaf employees and students using American Sign Language. The Director of Deaf Studies demonstrates the capacity to be forward-thinking, is student-oriented in their leadership approach, dedicated to student success, and has an enthusiastic interest in curriculum and instructional improvement though ongoing critical thinking about student learning outcomes in courses and programs.
Ohlone College prides itself as a Learning College with the motto of 'A World of Cultures United in Learning' and we are looking for administrators who embrace diversity in serving students of varied backgrounds and learning styles.
Job Description Summary: Direct, manage, supervise and coordinate Deaf Studies related programs and activities. Exercise direct supervision over professional, technical and clerical staff. Coordinate assigned activities with other College, division, and outside agencies. Provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Dean of Language, Communication, and Deaf Studies.
The Director is responsible for the following academic programs and services: American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Studies Program, Deaf Preparation Program (DEAF), Deaf-Centered Interpreter Preparation Program (DCIPP), Gallaudet University Regional Center.
Additional responsibilities will include leadership for securing and maintaining accreditation according to the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education (CCIE).
Coordinate program efforts to recruit and retain students in ASL, DEAF, and DCIPP including the coordination of the screening of applicants and admissions processes.
Represent Ohlone and the Deaf Studies programs and engage in activities that enhance partnerships with local, regional, and national stakeholders. Work closely with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation to ensure that the program is responsive to the needs of deaf students. Provide supervision and support to the operations of the Gallaudet University Regional Center. Work closely with local interpreting agencies to ensure that the program is responding to the community needs.
Oversee the operations of the Deaf Studies lab including hiring and retaining the lab supervisor and student employees.
Oversee the alignment of DCIPP to CCIE accreditation standards.
Effectively engage and support historically minoritized groups by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive service-oriented practices.
Develop and coordinate program and course schedules in response to the needs of students and within the Districts enrollment targets funded by the state. Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures.
Manage enrollment to maximize use of faculty loads and space resources, especially general purpose classrooms and labs.
Oversee and direct hiring of full time faculty, adjunct faculty, and full and part time staff.
Plan and implement full time faculty and adjunct faculty teaching assignments.
Conduct regular evaluation of faculty in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.
Conduct regular evaluation of non-faculty program staff. Provide or coordinate staff training. work with employees to correct deficiencies; participate in discipline and termination procedures.
Oversee and facilitate the Program and Services Review process for related programs.
Participate in the development and administration of budgets. Direct and monitor approved expenditures and make adjustments as necessary. Coordinate the selection, use and maintenance of equipment and facilities.
Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive inquires and complaints by students, staff, faculty or the general public. Serve as resource for faculty and staff regarding student behavior and concerns.
Explore external funding sources for related programs and participate as appropriate in grant writing, contract education, community education, and other resource development efforts.
Assure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, laws and policies.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:KNOWLEDGE OF:
Operational characteristics, services and activities of an instructional program;
Innovation for continuous improvement in teaching and learning;
Enrollment management tools and data for decision making, preferably within a higher education system;
Organizational and management practices as applies to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs;
Student learning outcomes and assessment activities at the program and course levels; accreditation standards of the Accreditation Commission for Junior and Community Colleges and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, or similar accreditation group;
Current complex principles and practices of instructional program development and administration; principles and practices of budget preparation and administration; principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation;
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations including the Education Code;
Principles and practices of curriculum development and instructional teaching strategies;
Management principles and practices including understanding of motivating and training employees and staff;
Current trends, research and developments in the assigned areas.
Provide professional leadership and direction for assigned programs;
View the goals and needs of the programs within the context of the goals and needs of the college as a whole;
Develop course schedules for multiples locations; oversight and quality assurance for instructional programs, including online and hybrid delivery;
Learn, interpret and apply District policies and procedures; manage, direct and coordinate the work of assigned staff;
Select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff; recommend and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient services;
Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports;
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals;
Research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures and techniques;
Interpret and apply federal, state, and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations.
Communicate directly with deaf employees and students;
Use Excel to develop budget tracking systems;
Use Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to create documents for presentations;
Develop budgets, track expenditures, and complete reports;
Solve disputes using effective collaborative and conflict resolution techniques.
Education and Experience:MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Title 5 Section 53420 - Minimum Qualifications for Educational Administrators)
Possession of a masters degree; AND One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrators administrative assignment; AND Commitment to community college goals/objectives of being an equity-based, anti-audist, and anti-racist institution, and providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests; AND 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; AND Knowledge of Deaf culture and ability to communicate directly with deaf employees and students using ASL.
Preferred Qualifications: In addition to the minimum qualifications the ideal candidate will have fluency in ASL and knowledge of Deaf culture, five years of responsible education related experience including two years of teaching experience in a college environment working with deaf and hard-of-hearing students and/or ASL/Interpreting students.
Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States 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. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.
Benefits Statement: Ohlone offers a competitive benefits package. Below is a list of some of our offerings:
Medical, dental, vision, and life insurances.
Participation in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and the California State Teachers Retirement System (STRS).
Contribution to O.A.S.D.I. (Social Security).
Paid sick leave.
Paid holidays and district-paid floating personal days.
Summer 4/10 schedule.
Longevity pay increase based on years of service.
IRS Section 125 Flexible Medical Spending Plan.
Employee Assistance Program.
Long Term Disability.
457 Deferred Compensation Plan (employee contributes).
403(b) Tax Shelter Annuity Plan (employee contributes).
Enrollment fee waiver program.
*Benefits will be prorated for positions less than 100%
Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986: Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal 'Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.'
District Statement: Founded in 1967, Ohlone College is named in honor of the early Ohlone People who inhabited the San Francisco Bay Area. Ohlone College is committed to providing a high-quality education to serve our diverse population of over 15,000 students per year. Ohlone College is nationally recognized for our Deaf Studies and Interpreter Preparation programs, and is widely known for our nursing, health sciences, liberal arts, biomedical science, and smart manufacturing programs. As a learning community, we embrace and champion inclusivity, integrity, student expression, global citizenship, and continuous improvement.
Ohlone College is one of the top-ranked community colleges in California, serving the cities of Fremont, Newark, and Union City. Our campuses in Fremont and Newark are centrally located in the East Bay between San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. This region is known as a hub of innovation and economic activity, and home to some of the most advanced manufacturing, biomedical research, and clean energy companies in California, including Tesla, Meta, Seagate, and Lam Research.
The main campus in Fremont is located near Interstate 680 at the base of Mission Peak, just south of the historic Mission San Jose, and is the primary gateway to year-round hiking, biking, and hang gliding in the Mission Peak Regional Preserve. The Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology is located near Interstate 880 in a hub of new residential and commercial development. The two campuses are connected by shuttle to each other and the Warm Springs BART station, which offers convenient access to public transit throughout the Bay Area.
EEO Statement Summary: The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.
If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.
Conditions of Employment: Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis and proof of vaccination from COVID-19. In addition, you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal 'Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.' Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance. Employees must be California residents on their date of hire and for the duration of their employment with Ohlone Community College District.
The Ohlone Community College District is a multi-campus single community college district located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California. Serving almost 17,000 students per year, the District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College (pronounced "oh loh nee kol ij") is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.The Ohlone Community College District is a multi-campus single community college district located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California. Serving almost 17,000 students per year, the District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College (pronounced "oh loh nee kol ij") is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous impro...vement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.