Dean for Learning Resources and Academic Support, San Diego Mesa College

Join the San Diego Mesa College Community as the Dean for Learning Resources and Academic Support.

San Diego Mesa College is a comprehensive community college committed to access, success, and equity.  We honor those commitments as a diverse community of faculty, students, professional staff, and administrators who collaborate to foster scholarship, leadership, innovation, and excellence in an inclusive learning environment.  By promoting student learning and achievement that leads to degrees and certificates, transfer, workforce training, and lifelong learning, we empower our students to reach their educational goals and shape their future.

Among the largest community colleges in California, Mesa serves 25,000 students per year; 25% of whom are full-time. Mesa offers nearly 200 associate degree and certificate programs and was one of the first 15 California community colleges to offer a four-year baccalaureate degree. Mesa ranks as San Diego’s top transfer institution, is a proud Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), an Asian American and Native America Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and a Military Gold Status Friendly School, serving nearly 2,500 veterans, active duty and their families.

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Range 6 ($10,561.08- $17,202.89) per month based on the 2023 Management Salary Schedule.

Major Responsibilities


  • Perform duties as assigned by the Vice President of Instruction and President.
  • Develop and monitor area budgets, and monitor the District budget with regard to all areas of assignment.
  • Conduct performance evaluations of staff (supervisors) and faculty.
  • Oversee the Mesa College Faculty Evaluation process.
  • Ability to provide leadership, direction, and support to faculty and classified staff within the departments and programs in the School of Learning Resources and Academic Support.


  • Provide leadership and direction for all aspects of library.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of learning resources programs and delivery of services in conjunction with the instructional deans.
  • Collect and disseminate appropriate data, statistics and other records to assess the operation and planning of the library.
  • Serve as liaison between the learning resource center and college.
  • Ensure compliance with policies, procedures, code requirements, labor agreements and regulations related to faculty, staff and library and academic support.
  • Develop learning resources center budget and communicate financial needs to the Vice President of Administration and Vice President of Instruction.
  • Faculty/staff deans meeting. Meet with learning resources center faculty and supervisors to review topics concerning student achievement, building layout, schedules, project planning (such as the circulation counter re-design), workload, etc. Hold staff and supervisor meetings to plan for workload in all areas.

Professional Development

  • Chair the activities of a college team to analyze our processes for the professional learning system, its administration and responsibilities with respect to faculty (flex) instructional improvement and professional development.
  • Provide leadership for all aspects of staff and professional learning.


  • Working with the Vice President of Instruction develop and implement enrollment management strategies.
  • Work with the Vice President of Instruction and instructional staff on schedule development for campus.
  • Work with faculty and support staff on ensuring the highest quality learning environment is created for students.
  • Oversee and provide leadership for teacher education program, tutoring, honors, instructional design and library.


Minimum Qualifications

In compliance with policies adopted by the Board of Trustees, applicants for this position must show evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution AND one (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s assignment; OR,
  2. Possession of a lifetime California Community College Supervisor Credential AND Two (2) years of recent management experience in an institution of higher education.

Desired Qualifications

  • Three years of increasingly responsible experience reasonably related to the
  • An understanding of the teaching/learning process, curriculum, professional development, library, distance education and enrollment management within the context of institutions of higher education.
  • Experience in management of library resources and personnel.
  • Experience with professional development coordination for faculty and staff.
  • Experience with the curriculum development and approval process.
  • Experience with the delivery of Distance Education in higher education.
  • Experience developing and instituting enrollment management strategies.


  • Formal education or training in educational leadership.
  • Knowledge of the collective bargaining environment, particularly related to institutions of higher education.
  • Knowledge of local and state laws/regulations governing curriculum.
  • Knowledge of library operations and services.
  • Knowledge of Distance Education pedagogy and course management systems.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws governing community college districts.
  • Knowledge of enrollment management strategies in higher education.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Skill in working collaboratively with faculty, staff, administrators, and students.
  • Skill in facilitation of professional development activities and training.
  • Skill in administering personnel evaluation systems.
  • Proven leadership skills within a robust participatory governance environment.
  • Ability to work with faculty in creating an engaging learning environment for Distance Education.
  • Ability to create an environment conducive to research and study in a library setting.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.