Associate Dean, Liberal Arts

Cleveland, OH
Apr 03, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Department Name Dean Learning & Engagement

Campus or Location Metropolitan Campus

Vacancy Number 200-17

Reports To Dean, Learning & Engagement

Recruitment Type External/Internal

Job Category Administrator

Position Type Full-Time

Union Position Non-Union

Number of Openings 1

Job Description Summary

Provides leadership and administrative management to Liberal Arts disciplines at the assigned Campus. Supports campus strategic initiatives related to Liberal Arts. 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 Liberal Arts disciplines at the assigned campus or Center of Excellence

• Works in coordination with the College-wide programs to ensure students' access to a variety of 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 Liberal Arts

• Recruits, selects, supervises and evaluates faculty and Liberal Arts 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 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 Liberal Art's 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 department/division/center and within the division

• Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications



• Master's degree in a related field

o Significant related experience may substitute for education

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

• Demonstrated teaching experience at the College level

• Demonstrated related general experience including:

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

• Ability to work 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



• Collaboration
• Adaptability
• Quality of Work


• Service Focus
• Communications


• Time Utilization
• Continuous Improvement

Preferred Qualifications



• Earned Doctorate degree in a liberal arts or related field

Work Schedule

Standard College hours of operation, Monday - Friday, 8:30am-5pm. Hours will vary based on business unit needs.

Target Hiring Rate/Salary

Special Note

Posting Open Date 03/08/2017

Repost Date 03/31/2017

Posting Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

For full consideration, apply by this date 03/29/2017

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 possess a Master's degree in a related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you possess a minimum of six years of related leadership experience in a professional setting or higher education environment?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you possess demonstrated teaching experience at the College level?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you possess demonstrated executive experience planning, assigning, scheduling, supervising and ensuring the quality of the work of others?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you possess demonstrated experience forecasting, planning, maintaining, preparing, and monitoring a business area's budget?
    • Yes
    • No

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


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