Century College is committed to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive and diverse educational environment. The Dean will have a demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
This position exists to provide administrative management, supervision, and leadership for multiple academic departments/programs and serves as a member of the leadership and management teams. This includes developing and continually improving departments/programs, programmatic planning, and strategic scheduling, as well as managing resources and personnel effectively to meet program outcomes. This position supports student success by providing leadership to academic programs/departments through departmental workplans and program reviews. The position holder is also responsible for working with other college personnel to provide college-wide leadership and strategic planning and initiatives in achieving the college's strategic priorities. This includes participating on college and system committees and task forces and leading college initiatives. Finally, this position requires engagement with other educational institutions, community organizations, legislative governing bodies, business and industries, and other external stakeholders to meet the college mission.
This academic dean position will have oversight of the following departments/programs: Communication, English, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Languages, Library, Reading and Student Success.
Faculty and Staff Supervision and Development
Support Student Success through Departmental Workplans, Program Reviews, and Assessment of Student Learning
Strategic Planning and Initiatives
Industry and Transfer Pathway Outreach and Partnerships
Budget Development and Management
Three or more years of higher education administrative experience or at least three years of progressively responsible experience in higher education.
Demonstrated experience working with a diverse student population and proven understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion as critical components of academic excellence and student success.
Excellent communication skills, i.e., verbal, listening, written, interpersonal, and public presentation.
Experience in the areas of leadership, planning, program development and evaluation, staffing, budget management, and supervision.
Experience with understanding broad strategic planning and the critical need for attention to detail with demonstrated abilities in effective critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making.
Record of data informed decision-making including experience in analyzing multiple datasets and resources of information to make recommendations and implement solutions.
Master's degree in related field for position posting or terminal degree.
Commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action in hiring and promotional opportunities.
Knowledge and commitment to fulfilling the mission of a community and technical college in a student-centered approach.
Knowledge and understanding of higher education accreditation and federal and state higher education laws and regulations.
Record of leading innovation and organizational change as it relates to curriculum, programs, and student services.
Demonstrated success in building and maintaining partnerships and relationships across various stakeholder groups.
Experience being able to delegate, collaborate, and promote consensus in accomplishing the college's strategic plan while maintaining trust, cooperation, and cohesion across the college.
Evidence of ability to deal with demanding and high stress situations, multiple priorities, and varied situations simultaneously.
Experience working in a unionized educational setting.
At Century College, we are passionate about our mission and the role we play in transforming our students' lives, our communities, and the broader world. As a college of the community, we serve a variety of important roles, including transfer preparation, occupational preparation, business and industry training, continuing education, and personal enrichment?each of which we believe is critical in supporting our community and developing a strong and resilient workforce and populace.In doing this work, we are committed to partnering with the individuals, organizations, and K-12 institutions in our community, to ensure that we remain accessible and provide a clear pathway to higher education for our increasingly diverse and underserved populations.At the center of our mission is the success of our students. We believe that this success is about more than just "the numbers," public accountability, and meeting or exceeding benchmarks.It?s about people?transforming their lives, and helping them to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities that can, in turn, transform their families and their broader communities.In fulfilling this mission, we are committed to sustaining rigor in our wo...rk?holding high standards and expectations for both our students and for ourselves, and approaching our work with compassion?working with integrity and caring, accepting people where they are and moving them forward without sacrificing standards or expectations.