Dean of Academic & Student Affairs, STEM - Cape Cod Community College
Cape Cod Community College
Location: West Barnstable, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 162128
Location: West Barnstable, MA Category: Administrative Positions Posted On: Fri May 5 2023 Job Description:
GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Housed in the state-of-the art Frank and Maureen Wilkens Science and Engineering Building, opened in September, 2022, the Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics provides strong, student-centered vision and strategic leadership and direction for the Science, Applied Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics departments and degree programs/concentrations and certificates, including: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics, Horticulture, Construction Technology, Mathematics including Developmental Mathematics, Environmental Technology (Renewable Energy), Engineering and Applied Technology (Engineering Technology degree and certificates in Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics, Computer Science, Aviation Maintenance Technology (housed at Plymouth Airport), and Information Technology degree and certificates), and the Cape Cod Regional STEM Network.
The Dean is responsible for providing leadership and supporting excellence in instruction, curriculum and program development, faculty development, and student outcomes; overseeing external accreditation, periodic internal program reviews, and strategic planning processes; promoting the use of current and emerging technology and innovative pedagogy to improve student learning and success; monitoring local, regional and national trends to ensure programs meet workforce and public needs; analyzing learning outcomes assessments to propose and implement proactive strategies to continually improve student success and completion; implementing College administrative and academic policies; hiring part-time faculty and staff implementing collective bargaining provisions; developing the academic schedule; developing and executing divisional and area budgets; assisting with writing and managing grants; facilitating community outreach; interfacing with K-12, post-secondary, and business partners to create new programs and working to advance the College's mission and strategic plan. The successful candidate will actively practice team-oriented behavior and have demonstrated grit, courage, tenacity, integrity and patience in the face of challenges, and the ability to suggest creative solutions to challenges.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
A. Personnel Management and Supervision
Work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and stakeholders to align priorities of the academic program with the strategic plan of the College.
Serve as the administrative officer of the Division and supervise full-time day faculty and adjunct faculty, program coordinators and support staff, as appropriate.
Support faculty and staff innovation and creativity.
Utilize data to improve program performance and student learning outcomes while advancing a culture of continuous improvement.
Encourage excellence in teaching and professional development opportunities.
Promote an equitable, inclusive climate, collegiality, and effective communication throughout the Division.
Administer collective bargaining agreements as they relate to members of the Division and consult with the Human Resources Office in implementation of the collective bargaining agreement.
Make recommendations to the Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs for filling vacant positions, proposing new positions, recruiting and hiring of full-time and adjunct faculty appointments, reappointments, salary adjustments, promotions, sabbaticals, tenure, and leaves of absence for all personnel in the Division.
Conduct at least two Division meetings per academic year.
Prepare course schedules, in collaboration with department chairs and program coordinators, based on student needs', enrollment and academic catalog requirements, and faculty seniority.
Assign teaching loads to Division faculty based on information assembled by Department Chairs.
Resolve faculty, student, department, and divisional conflict at the lowest level.
Assist in overall development and administration of grant projects.
B. Curriculum Development and Management
Assist Department Chairs and Program Coordinators in developing and maintaining appropriate course/program curricula and assessment of student learning outcomes.
Assist faculty and staff with assessing the effectiveness of courses, programs, and services.
Review and recommend revisions to program requirements, catalog descriptions, and prerequisites within the division.
Advise on program and policy changes and ensure timely communication with other College departments.
Maintain appropriate records of programs and courses offered.
Assist in the development and execution of articulation agreements with other institutions.
Communicate and implement academic policies and procedures.
Ensure that program advisory committees meet at least once every academic year and advisory committee input is used to revise and improve academic programs.
Provide information and support to other areas of the College.
C. General Administrative Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate the cost center budget according to the College's priorities and strategic plan.
Assist faculty and staff with developing and updating strategic planning reports.
Approve all expenditures by members of the Division regardless of source of funding.
Ensure that all expenditures for supplies, equipment, and services follow College procurement policies and procedures.
Assist Department Chairs and Program Coordinators in the development of the master academic schedule and assign faculty workloads within that schedule.
Act on all faculty requests for attendance at professional meetings in consultation with the President or Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs.
Recommend travel requests to the Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs.
Ensure that Division policies and procedures are consistent with institutional policies and procedures.
Represent the Division on College committees and serve on committees as assigned.
Attend the President's Leadership Council.
Attend the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs staff meetings.
Collaborate with faculty, staff, the Dean of Enrollment Management and Wellness, the College's Communications Department, and the Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs to annually review and revise academic information in digital and print formats.
Other duties as assigned.
D. Professional and External Affairs Management
Attend and represent the College at statewide, regional, and other meetings, conventions, seminars, workshops, etc., as appropriate.
Support and assist Department Chairs and Program Coordinators in matters of licensure, accreditation, and related matters.
Seek opportunities to establish new partnerships and assess the effectiveness of existing partnerships with community agencies, educational institutions, and workforce organizations that relate to the Division.
Master's degree from an accredited institution in one of the disciplines represented in the Division or equivalent.
Five years of post-secondary teaching experience.
Five years of post-secondary administrative experience, minimally at the director, department chair or program coordinator level.
Demonstrated expertise and proven impact on increasing equitable student success.
Demonstrated knowledge of assessment of student learning and program effectiveness, student success practices, and program evaluation.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills.
Proficiency in oral and written expression.
Proficiency in using student information systems and Microsoft Office Suite.
Strong analytical skills.
Demonstrated examples of leadership.
Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as noted above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience has prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.
COMPENSATION: Annual Salary Range of $123,000 - $135,000, dependent upon qualifications. Includes participation in a comprehensive employee benefits program, including option to participate in Massachusetts State Employees' Retirement System. Full-time, Non-unit Professional Position.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 12, 2023
Please visit our website at www.capecod.edu for information on Cape Cod Community College.
This appointment is subject to the FY2023/24 budget appropriations.
Appointment subject to SORI (Sex Offender Registry Information), publicly accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and national background checks.
The College cannot consider applicants who do not have the ability to work in the United States without assistance from the employer.
Cape Cod Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and College policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
The students' education is the first priority at Cape Cod Community College. As a learning-centered community, we value the contributions of a diverse population, welcome open inquiry, and promote mutual respect. The College offers a strong educational foundation of critical and creative thinking, communication competency, and a global, multicultural perspective that prepares students for life and work in the 21st century. Our liberal arts, sciences, and career programs provide educational pathways that serve the varied social, economic, and demographic characteristics of our community with a distinctive focus on sustainability. We honor our past, celebrate our present and imagine our future.