Germanna Community College is a two-year public institution of higher education in the Virginia Community College System. As a comprehensive community college, Germanna provides quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities for the residents of the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, Culpeper, King George, Madison, Orange, Spotsylvania and Stafford.
Germanna Community College is a public, open access institution of higher education in the Virginia Community College System. The College is a dynamic learning organization that serves as a regional leader and preferred partner where quality learning experiences enable students to participate effectively in the social, economic, political, intellectual, and cultural life of their communities. Germanna Community College is centrally located in Fredericksburg, VA between Washington D.C. and Richmond and between the Blue Ridge mountains and the Chesapeake Bay. Full of history, the area offers a community rich with diversity, the arts, technology, vineyards, hiking, canoeing/kayaking and many other activities.
Germanna is currently seeking to hire a Dean of Arts and Sciences. The Dean of Arts and Sciences is a leader and champion in the areas of assessment, accreditation, and curricular and teaching innovation. The dean reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Workforce Development in support of the goals and mission of the college. This 12-month administrative faculty position recruits, recommends for hiring and manages full and part-time faculty with duties such as completing classroom observations for evaluation, overseeing strategic planning documentation, serving as the primary contact for credit instruction with the adjunct workforce, and assisting with day-to-day issues that support instruction. This position is responsible for reviewing credentials and salary placement, monitoring the scheduling process, and assisting with college wide events such as adjunct convocation and student awards ceremony. The Dean provides leadership in the creation, maintenance, revision, or deletion of curriculum, courses, sequences of courses and programs of study offered by or within the College in the Arts and Sciences area, and all managerial activities related to that curriculum (including periodic assessments, required reporting, state and other agency approval processes, and accreditation/licensure requirements). The incumbent will work in collaboration with the Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences and the academic administration assistants to monitor and assist with the scheduling process to meet student and program needs, efficiencies, and effectiveness of course scheduling, and allocation of faculty in classrooms and schedule courses that balance seats with student demand. The Dean of Arts and Sciences provides leadership for the disciplines offering credit and non-credit courses in the division as well as the department chairs: English, Math, Biology, History, Humanities, Anatomy & Physiology, Geology, Geography, Physics, Engineering, Communication, World Language, Psychology, Sociology, Administration of Justice, Business, Accounting, Marketing, Economics, Chemistry, Education, Early Childhood Education, Environmental Science, Political Science, Information Technology and Religion.
The Dean exercises responsibility over all internal and external activities impacting the division, implementation of its strategic plan, and its financial management. The dean will also work with the Executive Cabinet of the College to identify priorities for philanthropic support and secure such support for teaching, research, program development, professional development, facilities, equipment, scholarships, and other needs, while providing leadership and information. A thorough understanding of diversity in student and employee populations and the ability to connect with, include, and consider all student and employee populations in curriculum development and teaching is required. The Dean must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders important to the college while fostering an understanding and belief in the comprehensive mission of community colleges, including workforce development.
The Dean of Arts and Sciences must possess an earned doctorate in a discipline housed, or closely related to those, in the Division of Arts and Sciences. The dean must have a record of excellence in teaching and scholarship and demonstrated successful administrative leadership, including management of budgets, personnel, and curriculum. They should also have experience with the evaluation and development of faculty and staff, experience in resource development and community engagement, and a commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and shared governance.
The Commonwealth of Virginia requires all Executive Branch employees, including new hires, rehires or transfers to disclose their vaccination status upon hire. Disclosure of vaccination status (and for those fully vaccinated, proof of vaccination) will be required on your first day of work. If you are not vaccinated for any reason or choose not to disclose your vaccination status, you will be required to be tested for COVID-19 once per week on an indefinite basis. If you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Office.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of Germanna Community College. We recognize our responsibility to create, maintain, and nurture an academic and social environment that respects the diversity of people and ideas. We are committed to being an inclusive community that respects all cultures, experiences, and abilities and that prepares individuals to thrive in a global society. An EEO employer.
An earned doctorate degree in higher education and at least a masters in a discipline housed in Arts and Sciences or doctorate in a related Arts and Sciences discipline from a regionally accredited university
â¢ Demonstrated understanding of education programs and academic assessment at the college level
â¢ Demonstrated love for ALL students
â¢ Demonstrated success in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging activities
â¢ Demonstrated exceptional communication including the ability to converse and correspond clearly and effectively in verbal, written or electronic form
â¢ Ability to work with and meet deadlines and multitask effectively
â¢ Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with faculty, staff, and administrators
â¢ Ability to critically analyze and ameliorate student success inequities
â¢ Ability to manage administrative assistants and associate dean
â¢ Demonstrated experience in new program development and program review
â¢ Demonstrated experience with early college partnership with high schools
â¢ Demonstrated experience in creating and maintaining partnerships with four-year institutions for transfer
â¢ Ability to identify and coordinate grant resources to support program development and special projects
â¢ Understanding of scheduling efficiencies
â¢ Ability to provide leadership oversight for faculty advising
â¢ Ability to collaborate with Student Affairs on student success strategies and student learning outcomes
â¢ Demonstrated experience with curriculum development, assessment, accreditation, SIS, knowledge of academic policy and procedure, problem solving
â¢ Demonstrated experience in remote and online learning
â¢ Demonstrated classroom excellence at the college level
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.