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Los Angeles Community College District
  • Position Number: 5009989
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Position Type: Deans - Education

Acting Dean of Counseling and Guided Pathways



Los Angeles City College



DEADLINE DATE TO FILE: February 17, 2024


Founded in 1929, Los Angeles City College (LACC) is the oldest of the nine colleges that make up the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), the largest community college district in the world. The campus is in the heart of Los Angeles, minutes from Hollywood and Downtown and conveniently adjacent to major freeway arteries and public transportation including the MTA and Metro. LACC is culturally rich with one of the most ethnically, ideologically and age diverse student bodies in the country. It is this diversity that drives LACC's long tradition of innovation and responsiveness to the changing needs of the times and its more than 17,000 students. Our programs range from serving the traditional transfer students to career training, adult career advancement, cultural integration and personal enrichment. Courses are offered during the day, evening, on weekends, via online and through other specialized tracks.


Under the direction of the Vice President of Student Services, this position is responsible for performing a variety of administrative and supervisory duties related to the functions and activities of the college student support services and programs. The Dean of Counseling and Guided Pathways is responsible for providing leadership, vision, direction, coordination of counseling (general and online), coordination of student services technology, day-to-day supervision of staff and programs, including evaluation of the College's student success programs and services, the Counseling Department, Guided Pathways, University Transfer, Puente, Upward Bound, Dream Resource Center, and other appropriate programs/areas as assigned.

The Dean will also train, supervise, direct and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel; participate in selection and hiring processes. The Dean will supervise and work closely with the chair of counseling. The Dean provides leadership for planning, development, coordination, supervision, and evaluation of all counseling services, including academic planning, course curriculum development, career development, job placement, transfer preparation, articulation and other categorically and federally funded programs. The Dean will plan, implement and supervise the assessment, orientation, follow-up, research, training and evaluation of several components of the College's matriculation processes. The assignment also includes, but is not limited to, the appropriate related responsibilities for the integration of student services and instruction that support student success. The Dean will assist in fostering a culture of transfer and guide the campus in creating systemic change in the college to meet the needs of underprepared students.

In addition, the Dean will guide planning for all Student Success initiatives including Guided Pathways.

Formulate and develops long and short-range goals and strategic plans for assigned programs and services, including staffing, facilities, curriculum and educational philosophy; assures consistency of plans with other college and District plans.

Ensure that programs and services under the Dean's supervision meets the needs of a diverse student population, promotes equitable outcomes, complies with all state and federal regulations, complies with the budget goals of the college and the district, and promotes the mission of the college and district.

Develops and prepares the annual preliminary budgets for assigned programs; monitors and controls budget expenditures; directs the preparation and maintenance of detailed and comprehensive reports, records files regarding personnel, facilities, programs, operations and activities.

Collaborate with the Dean of Research and Institutional Effectiveness to prepare and conduct divisional and or institutional research reports for program review, accreditation, student learning and program unit outcomes.


All degrees mush be from U.S. Department of Education recognized accredited institutions.

The minimum qualifications shall be both of the following:

  • A Master's degree;

  • Completion of one year of full-time formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment;

  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college faculty, staff and students.


    Health: A medical certificate indicating fitness to engage in administrative work is required for new employees at the applicant's expense after selection and before employment.

    Pursuant to LACCD Board of Trustee's Policy 2900, all students and employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption. LACCD employees are required to provide their vaccination status in compliance with the LACCD Board of Trustees' policy. Newly hired employees will be required to provide their vaccination status prior to starting a position or, at the latest, by their position start date.


  • Serve as a member of the student services team; assist the VP in providing leadership for student services, developing and maintaining effective programs, and complying with applicable federal, state, and local rules and regulations.

  • Direct supervision for the Counseling Department, Guided Pathways, Upward Bound, Dream Resource Center, and other appropriate programs/areas as assigned.

  • Provide leadership for program review, including improvement and development; systematic assessment of student progress and learning outcomes; and review and recommend changes to maintain relevance of the Division programs and to meet student and community needs.

  • Ensure preparation and delivery of the following: 1) orientation, transfer, graduation, and academic probation/dismissal workshops; 2) Guidance courses; 3) small and large group advising/counseling; 4) accurate and updated matriculation and counseling information for the Schedule of Classes and College Catalog; 5) course and program Student Learning Outcomes (SLO's) with assessment methodology; and 6) comprehensive and annual program reviews for all Counseling programs and departments.

  • Responsible for overseeing early alert, at Risk student project and supervise the appeals, probation process.

  • Develop and monitor budgets and grants related to areas of supervision and ensure compliance with Education Code, state regulations, title 5, college policies and procedures.

  • Supervise and evaluate classified staff, faculty, and management personnel in keeping with the Board Rules, bargaining unit agreements, and personnel commission.

  • Contribute to the college completion agenda of retention, completion and transfer through integrated planning/evaluation and collaboration.

  • Ensure collaboration with Student Equity to promote crosswalk activities.

  • Assist with student discipline and grievance procedures, as needed.

  • Use technology for accessing data, developing educational plans, tracking student progress; and implementing innovations to enhance student success.

  • Coordinate work and supervise all aspects of the programs and services of the unit including, but not limited to, planning, budget development, curriculum review and development, program evaluation, development of counseling course schedules, make faculty teaching assignments and compliance;

  • Coordinate faculty and staff work assignments, facilitate staff meetings.

  • Assure compliance with district-negotiated agreements.

  • Assume leadership of, or serve on, college councils, committees, and task forces as required, and represent unit assigned and/or college at meetings of the community, other educational institutions, and agencies as required.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Three (3) years of formal experience, training, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative assignment;

  • Two (2) years of experience as a counselor;

  • Experience with the matriculation program in a community college setting;

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Demonstrated success in budgeting, planning and management systems;

  • Commitment to the philosophy and value of institutional collaborative governance based upon a genuine sharing of responsibility;

  • Knowledge of higher education in community colleges, including the mission of the California Community Colleges; community college instructional and student service programs, principles, practices, and procedures; budget preparation and control; State reporting systems and procedures; Curriculum development and course articulation

    Salary and Benefits

    Salary ranges from $166,752 to $195,792 annually. The selected candidate will be placed on the salary schedule dependent on the evaluation of experience and professional preparation. The doctoral differential is $5,940 annually. An excellent benefit package that includes medical, vision, dental, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.


    1. A college selection committee will review all completed and approved applications received. The committee screening will involve an evaluation of the candidate's qualifications in the areas of training, experience, and personal fitness as determined from the application package and recommendations from referents.

    2. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview following the committee screening.

    3. Based upon the committee recommendation, finalists will interview with the president and vice president, who will make the final selection.


    Applicants will be required to file the application using web-based software to create an applicant profile account, allowing documents to be saved and uploaded as attachments. All materials submitted will become property of LACC. After review of application materials by the selection committee, candidates will be contacted only if selected for interviews.

    Application materials are not accepted by faxes, walk-ins, postal mail and e-mail. A complete online application and related materials must be submitted by the application deadline (even if you have previously applied or worked for the LACCD).

    In order for your application to be completed successfully, please read the job announcement and upload all the required materials. You need to edit your application and documents you uploaded before you submit them to the system. You will not be allowed to change your application information after you have applied for this position. Make sure the documents you are uploading are not bigger than 9 MB; if they are you will need to reduce the documents size.

    Please go to: to file the application.

    To be considered for this position qualified candidates must submit all of the following documents:

    1. Cover letter

    2. Resume

    3. Copies of transcript(s) from accredited institutions with the degree and year granted posted on the transcript. Official transcripts are required if invited to the final interview. Documentation from an approved foreign transcript evaluator is required for degrees received from other countries. You can obtain a listing of approved foreign evaluation agencies at the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing

    4. A list of references including the names, titles, address, telephone numbers and e-mail of individuals who can assess the candidate's qualifications for the position.

    The completed application package and required documentation must be submitted by 4:30PM February 17, 2024. Immediate filing is recommended. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Alen Andriassian at (323) 953-4000 ext. 2460 or via email at

    Note: Hiring will depend on availability of funding. The district does not provide expense reimbursement for those invited to interviews.

    Americans with Disabilities Act

    Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days' prior notice. Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested. For more information, please visit

    Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

    It is the policy of the LACCD to provide an educational, employment and business environment free from all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, Ethnic Group Identification, ancestry, religion, creed, sex or gender (including sexual harassment), pregnancy, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related), sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, perceived to be in a protected category or associated with those in protected category and veteran status.

    Los Angeles Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator

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