(Non-Unit) Dean - Social Sciences Division

Sep 05, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Community College

Company Description:

Holyoke Community College: the opportunities you want; the future you're looking for. For over 65 years, Holyoke Community College has been a gateway to quality education and career advancement. Seeking to realize their dreams and aspirations, more than 100,000 students have come through the open doors of the College. HCC offers over 100 different academic options. The Commonwealth's oldest community college, Holyoke Community College serves more than 12,500 students annually in credit and noncredit programs and courses. The college has the highest transfer rate of any community college statewide, holding articulation agreements with more than 27 colleges and universities. Recognized for its Honors Program, distance learning curriculum, learning communities, and service to students, HCC also offers business development opportunities through the Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development.

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, responsible for the academic integrity of the courses and programs of study within the Social Sciences Division (disciplines include: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Forensic Science, History, Human Services, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and other miscellaneous Social Sciences courses such as Conflict Resolution) and the overall academic and administrative leadership of the Division programs and courses.


  1. Plans, organizes, coordinates and leads Division activities and functions and assists in the development and administration of Division grant projects.
  2. Recruits, trains, directs, and evaluates the activities and performance of faculty and staff. Promotes and supports the professional development of faculty and staff.
  3. Provides leadership for faculty in designing and implementing a student learning outcomes assessment program.
  4. Exercises leadership in the development and evaluation of Division curricula and ensures their quality.  Works to create and support educational and training partnerships with external and community organizations.  Promotes the development of new, and the management of existing Associate Degree and Certificate Programs. Promotes and develops articulation agreements with baccalaureate institutions and assists with the development of articulation agreements with area high schools.
  5. Develops and administers annual Division operating budget.  Assists in identifying and seeking opportunities in College fundraising.
  6. Works with the Registrar in developing the master course schedule for the Division and is responsible for the assignment of faculty workloads within that schedule.
  7. Works with faculty to introduce and use instructional technology, including on-line learning, and alternative and innovative instructional methodologies that enhance student learning.
  8. Directly implements the MCCC/MTA and AFSCME Collective Bargaining agreements and College policies related to them.
  9. Monitors enrollment and graduation data and provides leadership to the Division on recruitment, marketing, and retention issues.
  10. Assists the Vice President for Academic Affairs as requested in carrying out college-wide assignments beyond the scope of the Division.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in a Social Science or related discipline; successful higher education teaching experience; experience as a department chair or higher; familiarly with range of pedagogies including distance learning; familiarity with outcomes assessment; demonstrated cultural competency, understanding of and commitment to the mission of a twenty-first century comprehensive community college; ability to communicate effectively and provide leadership in the support of teaching and learning and building an effective team of professionals; demonstrated leadership in the creation and development of new and successful projects and programs; and the ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate degree; college teaching experience; experience with collective bargaining agreements; leadership of educational assessment and/or accountability initiatives; distance learning efforts; and experience with grant administration.

SALARY RANGE: $82,648 - $90,000/year, plus a comprehensive State benefits package.


START DATE:  Spring, 2018

EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT:  Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.

Additional Information:

Holyoke Community College is committed to excellence and opportunity through diversity in education and employment. Holyoke Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin, in its education programs or employment.

- All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa. 
- Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.

Application Instructions:

Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via online:

  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Interest (Cover Letter) - When preparing your cover letter, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications as pertaining to this position and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.
  • List of references with names, email addresses, & telephone numbers of three professional references

DEADLINE:   October 3, 2017.  Additional applications may be considered until position is filled.

Returning applicants -  https://hcc.interviewexchange.com/login.jsp to check completed application.

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