Dean - School of Business, Science, Technology and Mathematics - Mount Wachusett Community College
Mount Wachusett Community College
Location: Gardner, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 168226
Location: Gardner, MA Category: Administrative Posted On: Mon Oct 2 2023 Job Description:
General Statement of Duties:
The Dean of the School of Business, Science, Technology and Mathematics is responsible for day to day administration, management, supervision, and evaluation of the School at Mount Wachusett Community College.
The Dean works closely and collaboratively with all members of the Academic Affairs team, as well as with other constituencies within the College to advance the strategic vision of the institution while keeping a focus on student success, equity and collegiality.
The Dean is also responsible for the direction, development, implementation, and growth of programs and courses within a responsive curriculum, instruction and learning support. Working with faculty and staff, the Dean ensures systematic measurement of student learning outcomes and deployment of assessment results to curriculum and instructional improvement plans and fosters a spirit of creativity and innovation in curriculum and instruction while being responsible for promoting excellence in teaching and the use of technology and appropriate pedagogy in the classroom.
The Dean has overall supervision of the following academic departments and programs: Automotive Technology, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems and Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Engineering Physics, Environmental Conservation, Mathematics, Pre-Pharmacy and Veterinary Technology.
Leadership: Provides leadership in defining new instructional initiatives and planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating all credit bearing instructional programs and course offerings in close cooperation with department chairs and faculty. Champions student-centered learning and support services. Sustains and improves an environment meeting the needs of students in a multi-campus, multi-delivery environment.
Supervision:Supervises all full-time faculty, part-time faculty, professional staff, and support staff assigned to the School; implements the MCCC and AFSCME collective bargaining agreements as pertaining to the School operations; actively explores faculty and student concerns within the School or its areas.
Enrollment Management: Works closely with other academic schools as well as with the enrollment management team and the lifelong learning and workforce development component of the College and departmental faculty to use data in developing creative and student-centered programming, class schedules and instructional learning options to enhance access and student success on all campuses; issues faculty teaching assignments; assists with marketing and recruiting to ensure enrollments in programs and courses.
Planning and Budgeting: Responsible for leading the planning and budget process within the academic school ensuring participation of academic department heads and faculty. Prepares a school annual plan and budget with recommendations for key priorities. Identifies and recommends resource needs, including personnel and technology.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Shares in the institutional responsibility of creating and fostering inclusive learning environments; Actively sets the tone for a welcoming and inclusive environment; Takes a leadership role in DEI efforts and hold themselves and others accountable for achieving equity goals; and collects and analyzes data related to racial equity and inclusion efforts.
Personnel Management: Responsible for hiring and evaluation process for full time and adjunct faculty members within the School at all campuses and for all modalities. Implements all provisions of the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, including evaluations of all personnel in the School, promotions and rank changes, workloads, professional development, sabbatical and travel recommendations, grievance procedures, retrenchments, and others as required.
Faculty and Staff Orientation:Responsible for orientation and onboarding of all new employees within the School.
Curriculum Review and Student Learning Outcomes Assessment: Assists department chairs with the program quality reviews, reports and data analyses; works closely with faculty to ensure learning outcomes are assessed systematically. Works in coordination with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment to plan and implement these initiatives.
Grants Development: Actively encourages and participates in the writing of grants in conjunction with other areas within Academic Affairs and the College. Collaborates with the office of Resource and Strategic Initiative Development to explore grant development and application.
Internal Interfaces: Actively participates with other members of the academic team in pertinent meetings and various College committees; schedules and conducts School meetings as appropriate; works cooperatively and collaboratively with other academic schools and college learning support and student success services departments and personnel.
Accreditation: Contributes to accreditation processes at the program and college level, as necessary.
Communication: Guides the preparation of School communications. Maintains a timely and responsive atmosphere keeping respect and collegiality at the core of the messaging style. Meets in person or remotely with students, faculty and staff as needed. Fosters collaborative interaction with administration, faculty, staff and promotes intra- and interdisciplinary connections.
Student Support and Academic Success: Reviews and evaluates substitution of credit, credit overloads, and guides the review of unique student credit circumstances as needed. Actively participates in the administration of evaluation of life experience credit; works with pertinent personnel to promote transfer and job placement of students; participates in updating periodic written materials such as the catalog, course selection book, view book, program brochures, etc.
Other duties as assigned.
Master's degree or its equivalent in a discipline within the School;
Three years of college-level progressive academic administrative experience at the director, chair, dean or higher level; preferably in a community college setting;
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, administrators, and staff to enhance student success, promote faculty development and achieve institutional goals;
Experience and familiarity with remote learning and related methods of delivery;
Demonstrated experience with change management, specifically with regard to social and racial equity;
Experience in budget development and administration, personnel administration and evaluation, curriculum review, evaluation and development, and collective bargaining administration;
Demonstrated commitment to the philosophy of a mission-driven community college, broad-based institutional planning, participative management, and student development and success issues;
Demonstrated strong and responsive interpersonal skills;
Ability to work effectively in a collective bargaining environment;
Proficiency in oral and written expression utilizing technology to produce professional presentations and reports.
Demonstrated collaborative leadership style that is inclusive of varying viewpoints, values diversity, and honors shared governance;
College-level teaching experience, preferably within a community college setting;
Proven ability to address competing demands;
Demonstrated experience in creating a positive environment for college students and personnel to grow and thrive;
Demonstrated experience addressing and/or understanding of challenges, opportunities, needs of highly complex, multi-campus institutions;
Creative, innovative, and collaborative leader who is comfortable within transparent decision-making processes;
Commitment and demonstrated experience in data-informed decision-making processes;
Passion for and understanding of the mission of public community colleges and their focus toward student success;
Ability to foster in self and others the traits and qualities required to lead through institutional culture change;
Commitment to community engagement with multiple stakeholders, including K-12 partners, regional chambers of commerce, non-profit service agencies, regional business community, etc.;
Collaborative approach to working with all college divisions, programs and personnel.
Equivalency Statement Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.
Employee Status: Full TIme Benefits: Yes Hours per Week: 37.5 Number of Weeks: 52
Mount Wachusett Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, 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 statutes 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 and/or 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.
We are an innovative institution for teaching and learning excellence. Students and faculty are at the center of everything we do. If you are looking for the opportunity to come to work every day and help students achieve their dreams, Mount Wachusett Community College is the place for you. Our faculty, staff, and administration forge the direction of the college together - from governance to defining our mission. We understand that for our institution to remain relevant we must continually examine and refine the ways we serve our students. We strive to create an environment where students, faculty and staff feel comfortable and where new ideas and perspectives are encouraged and rewarded. We respect and honor our differences and make them work toward the advantage of all. The college is committed to attracting the best faculty and staff for our students, regardless of race, color, religious creed, age, physical or mental disability, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information or veteran status. About the College Mount Wachusett Community College is an accredited, public two-year institution serving 29 cities and towns in North Central ...Massachusetts. The picturesque269-acre main campus is located in Gardner, Massachusetts; satellite sites are located in Leominster, Fitchburg, and Devens. The college offers over 45 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as adult basic education and high school equivalency programs, education and training for business and industry, and noncredit professional and personal enrichment programs. MWCC is on the forefront of state and national civic engagement and service learning initiatives and is nationally recognized as a veteran- friendly school. MWCC is in the process of constructing a $42 million science and technology building to support growing STEM programs. The college community enjoys many resources including the East Wing Art Gallery; the 555-seat Theatre at the Mount which hosts a variety of productions annually; the Fitness and Wellness Center, which offers a wide assortment of fitness classes, exercise equipment and an Olympic-size swimming pool; a complete library with access to thousands of on-line publications and data bases, as well as electronic classrooms. In addition, through its membership in the CWMARS regional library system, access is available to all other public and academic libraries in the region. Our Green Commitment In addition, if sustainability is important to you, Mount Wachusett Community College offers the chance to work at one of the greenest colleges in the nation. We are the largest greenhouse gas reducer of any Massachusetts state college, university, or agency, as recognized by the 2011 Leading By Example Award from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We have also been nationally recognized with a Climate Leadership Award from Second Nature, the supporting organization of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment, and several other organizations. Our Gardner campus features two 1.65 MW Vestas V82 wind turbines that are propelling us to near-carbon neutrality for campus operations. With the college's biomass and solar technologies incorporated into the mix, coupled with significant efficiency improvements, MWCC generates nearly all of its energy on-site to operate as a near-zero net energy campus. About our benefitsOur full-time faculty and staff enjoy a liberal benefits package, including generous retirement plans, eleven health insurance options, dental care, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. In addition, we offer a tuition remission program which provides education benefits at Massachusetts state colleges, community colleges, and University of Massachusetts Colleges for full-time employees, their spouses and dependent children. Education and lifelong learning are valued here. Additionally, sabbatical opportunities and other professional development opportunities are possible. About the regionMount Wachusett Community College is located a few hours from the stunning beaches of the Cape Cod National Seashore, an hour's drive from the cultural attractions and big city lights of Boston, and forty-minutes from the county seat of Worcester, with museums, a thriving restaurant scene, and excellent amenities. A wide variety of state and national parks, including the Appalachian Trail, the White Mountains, the Berkshires and the Green Mountains are all a day-trip away. The best that New England has to offer is here: quaint villages, bustling cities, and beautiful vistas. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Worcester Art Museum and the Fitchburg Art Museum offer incredible collections. There are opportunities for great shopping in area cities, towns, and nearby outlet malls. North Central Massachusetts is home to excellent public, charter and private schools as well as an affordable lifestyle. Hiking, biking, and walking trails are spread throughout the region as well, for those seeking to maintain an active outdoor lifestyle. We hope you will consider applying for one of our open positions, and discover all that Mount Wachusett Community College and the North Central Massachusetts region have to offer.