Associate Dean, Social Sciences

Cleveland, OH
Jan 28, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Department Name Dean Learning and Engagement

Campus or Location Western Campus

Vacancy Number 181-17

Reports To Dean, Learning and Engagement

Recruitment Type External/Internal

Job Category Administrator

Position Type Full-Time

Union Position Union

Number of Openings 1

Job Description Summary

Provides leadership and administrative management to Social Sciences disciplines at the assigned Campus. Supports campus strategic initiatives related to Social Sciences. Manages the departmental academic schedule. Responsible for campus and division/center-wide communication related to faculty expectations, plans, and activities.

Job Responsibilities

Provides leadership and management for Social Sciences disciplines at the assigned campus or Center of Excellence

Works in coordination with the College-wide programs to ensure students' access to Social Sciences courses as well as to provide campus support for faculty

Responsible for the development, review and evaluation of academic plans, curriculum, programs, course schedules and budgets within the Social Sciences department

Recruits, selects, supervises and evaluates faculty and Social Sciences staff

Supports leadership in the successful deployment of related campus strategic initiatives; strengthen the pipeline from secondary to post-secondary education and experiential opportunities that increase students' workforce readiness, degree and certificate completion

Identifies grant opportunities geared toward increasing students' experiential, research and co-op experiences in a variety of Social Sciences fields

Responsible for identifying public relations and marketing strategies that promote collaboration with community and industry partners

Collaborates with other academic area team members as part of the campus-based academic leadership team in order to keep programs relevant and current

Develops and manages the Social Sciences' academic schedule, handles student issues, conducts curriculum assessment, evaluation, and revisions as necessary

Ensures the communication of plans, activities and expectations for faculty and staff at various levels of the Social Sciences department and within the division

Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications


Master's degree in a related field

Minimum of six years of related leadership experience in a professional setting or higher education environment

Demonstrated related general experience including:
o Demonstrated teaching experience at the College level

o Demonstrated executive experience planning, assigning, scheduling, supervising and ensuring the quality of the work of others

o Demonstrated experience forecasting, planning, maintaining, preparing, and monitoring a business area's budget

o Demonstrated experience effectively making decisions that have significant, broad implications on the management and operations of a division (or equivalent business area)

o Demonstrated effectiveness in a role requiring dynamic and abstract problem solving methods in adaptive situations


Possess comprehensive knowledge of Higher Education leadership theories, concepts and practices with the ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations as it pertains to the departmental focus

Possess broad based knowledge of existing and emerging pedagogies and academic delivery systems

Possess broad based knowledge of supporting student success

Ability to manage and supervise a diverse staff

Possess strong management skills

Possess a commitment to working with cross-functional teams

Possess a commitment to professional development and continuous learning and improvement

Possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

Possess strong organizational and time-management skills

Demonstrated creative thinker and a problem solver

Works accurately with great attention to detail

Possess advanced-level project management skills

Possess basic-level Blackboard skills (or equivalent program)

Possess intermediate-level Banner skills (or equivalent program)

Possess intermediate-level skills with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Possess basic-level skills with Microsoft Access

Ability to independently set goals and determine best course of action to achieve desired results

Ability to confidentially and discreetly handle subject matters requiring privacy and sensitivity

Ability to facilitate top-level collaboration while managing sensitive issues

Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance work flow and quality

Possess sensitivity to respond appropriately to the needs of a diverse population


Quality of Work


Service Focus


Time Utilization
Continuous Improvement

Preferred Qualifications

Earned Doctorate degree in a related field

Work Schedule

Standard college hours 8:30 €" 5:00 hours may vary depending on business units needs.

Target Hiring Rate/Salary

Special Note

Posting Open Date 01/27/2017

Repost Date

Posting Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

For full consideration, apply by this date

Special Instructions to Applicants

During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments. Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

Affirmative Action Statement

Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this position?
    • The Cleveland Plain Dealer
    • Tri-C web site
    • Tri-C employee referral
    • LinkedIn
    • City News
    • Search Firm/Agency
    • Other publication
    • Other web site
    • Career Fair
    • Conference
  2. * Do you have a Masters degree or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a minimum of six years of related leadership experience in a professional setting or higher education environment?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents


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