instructional dean resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

A goal-oriented experienced community college administrator with over 30 years of experience in both instruction and student services creating and developing programs, managing large budgets and enhancing operational procedures to support student access, retention, and completion. Cultivated long-lasting relationships with students, faculty, staff, and executive leadership to support program planning and success. A culturally aware, compassionate, motivational, and transformative leader who views educational administration through the lens of compassion, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Excellent communication, organizational strategic planning skills, and a proven record of successful collaboration with all constituents within the organization.

Skills and experience
  • Budget management
  • Policy compliance
  • Data management and data-informed decision making
  • Conflict resolution
  • Cultural awareness through diversity, equity, and inclusion mindset
  • Cross-functional collaboration
  • Course development and scheduling
  • Marketing and recruitment
  • Program development
Work History
06/2010 to Current
Instructional Dean School Board Of Levy County Bronson, FL,
  • Instructional Dean for; High School Diploma, High School Equivalency; Hospitality Culinary and Clothing and Textile Arts programs.
  • Chief Examiner Pierson View testing Center for GED and HiSET testing; Campus Dean- West City Campus.
  • Responsibilities include: Providing effective leadership in planning and administering instructional programs and campus operations.
  • Worked collaboratively with faculty and staff to increase thesuccessful transition of students from Continuing Education to credit colleges by 20%.
  • Working collaboratively with faculty and classified leadership to support curriculum and program development.
  • Working collaboratively with faculty, program chairs and administrators in all aspects program management, including budgeting,enrollment management, schedule development, and program review.
  • Develop annual budget recommendations and work collaboratively with faculty, classified professionals, and academic leaders to develop long- and short-range goals for t program and increased program offerings by 40%.
  • Prepare faculty and staff assignments and schedules in accordance with established District policy.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty, classified professionals, and academic leaders to support curriculum development and review at both course and program levels within SDCCE and District (i.e., transitions from noncredit to credit). Increased certificates programs by 50%.
  • Work collaboratively with program chairs and administrators to hire, supervise, evaluate and support faculty and classified professionals.
  • Plan, coordinate, and provide orientation and in-service education for theprofessional development of assigned faculty and staff.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty, program chairs, and administrators in aspects of program management, including budgeting, enrollment management, schedule development, and program review. Programs have grown approximately 45% since 2018.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with departments and programs within SDCCE, district, credit colleges, community, region, and industry and professional organizations.
  • Apply local, state, and federal regulations to instructional programs, courses, lab safety, and activities.
  • Knowledge of current state initiatives and legislative mandates related to Career and Technical Education (CTE) and associated funding sources such as Strong Workforce, Perkins, etc.
  • Knowledge of current state initiatives and advocacy efforts for Emeritus programs.
  • Provide direct support to students as needed to resolve student concerns and make referrals as appropriate to SDCCE resources.
  • Coordinate and facilitate resolution of student, instructor, and staff conflicts, complaints, and grievances.
  • Develop annual budget recommendations according to established procedures; monitor and control assigned program budgets; initiate special fund requests.
  • Coordinate and direct special projects as assigned; initiate studies and conduct analyses as necessary to determine theneed for new or modified course offerings, programs, or services.
  • Prepare reports and make presentations as necessary; assure preparation, distribution, and maintenance of required reports, records, and files.
  • Represent District and participate at local, state, and national levels in organizations and activities that improve, promote, and publicize instructional programs.
  • Work collaboratively and transparently with VPI and other administrative leaders.
  • Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, classified professionals, and staff.
09/2005 to 06/2010
Dean- Special Programs & Professional Development San Diego Community College District - Adult Ed City, STATE,
  • Managed CalWORKs, Gender Equity, Veterans, and professional development programs with over 2000 students.
  • Oversaw development of first FLEX professional development five-day program implementation for Continuing Education.
  • Served as special populations liaison with District personnel and with other colleges related to student support, leadership development, and services.
  • Lead or participate in district-wide or College committees, initiatives, teams, or ad hoc groups as assigned.
  • Supervised preparation and submission of timely and accurate reports to meet college, state, and federal requirements.
  • Collaboratively worked with Counseling Dean on various campus programs, cultural awareness, and social activities on campuses.
  • Worked with county contracted agencies for educational planning and attendance tracking for students in CalWORKs program
  • Worked with public information officer to coordinate the development of student services publications and promotions.
  • Developed, implemented, evaluated assigned student support programs and planning strategies, integrating planning with budgeting.
  • Chaired screening committee in hiring, evaluation, performance intervention, retention of faculty and staff members in areas of supervision, and make appropriate recommendations to Vice President of Student Services.
  • Coordinated preparation, submission, and administration of assigned student support services operating budgets and grants.
  • Ensured program compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, and requirements; analyze, interpret and apply laws and District policies and procedures.
  • Served as lead on Program Review, Student Learning and Department Outcomes for CalWORKs, Gender Equity, Veterans programs, and professional development programs
  • Assisted with scholarship and other cultural events.
  • Worked cooperatively and provided leadership as member of Continuing Education (CE) management team consistent with mission and function of District.
03/1998 to 06/2005
Asscoiate Dean San Diego Community College District - Adult Ed City, STATE,
  • Developed CalWORKs program; hired faculty and staff and set up offices at six continuing education campuses serving 3600 students.
  • Evaluated student needs, external requirements and regulations, and current trends to develop program modifications and improvements;
  • Directly managed, directed, assigned and evaluated the daily work of faculty and classified and CalWORKs staff.
  • Interviewed and recommended selection of job applicants, appraised employee performance, conducted counseling on work issues, prepares documentation and improvement plans for deficiencies, and recommends performance recognition and disciplinary action;
  • Prepared and managed CalWorks budgets in excess of $4,000,000.00; monitored and approved. expenditures; prepared grant and program fund applications and ensured compliance with requirements.
  • Prepared and managed contracts for services and equipment within the program area.
  • Prepared and/or managed the preparation of reports, correspondence, records and data.
  • Oversaw and participated in verification of student eligibility for services and coordination with other campus and external services and programs;
  • Directed and participated in the provision of services to eligible students including intervention strategies, educational plans, counseling, tutoring, grants, child care, transportation, and a wide variety of other support and assistance.
  • Liaised and coordinated with county of San Diego and regional community college partners, faculty and other campus departments to identify needs, coordinate services to students, and improve program utilization.
03/1989 to 03/1998
Counselor/ CARE-CalWorks Coordinator San Diego Community College District City, STATE,
  • Oversaw caseload of 125 students.
  • Assisted new students in navigating the college application process.
  • Reviewed transcripts to verify students met graduation or college entrance requirements and wrote letters of recommendation.
  • Counseled students regarding educational issues such as course and program selection, class scheduling and registration, and career planning.
  • Directed and coordinates the day-to-day functions of the CARE program.
  • Successfully managed CARE program budget and reporting requirements without audit findings.
  • Determined students’ eligibility to receive grants, book services, childcare, transportation, and other services.
  • Developed student educational plans
Expected in 05/2008 to to
Ph.D.: Biblical Studies
New Covenant International Bible College - ,

Emphasis: Old Testament

Expected in 06/1990 to to
Master of Science: Counseling
San Diego State University - San Diego, CA
Expected in 06/1987 to to
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology
San Diego State University - San Diego, CA

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School Attended

  • New Covenant International Bible College
  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego State University

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  • Instructional Dean
  • Dean- Special Programs & Professional Development
  • Asscoiate Dean
  • Counselor/ CARE-CalWorks Coordinator


  • Ph.D.
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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