Dean Business Center of Excellence

Houston, TX
Sep 13, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Position Type
Institution Type
Community College

The Organization

Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We're proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team

You will find a collaborative, collegial atmosphere at HCC; one in which you will receive strong support at the highest levels of administration. Our leaders foster a positive work environment through empowerment of team members and direct reports.

We are currently seeking a Dean, Business Center of Excellence, who will advance the institution's proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

The Opportunity
You: Innovator. Pacesetter. Agent of change. If you're a tech savvy, process improvement-focused Student Champion with a talent for developing partnerships with communities and individuals, we're looking for you.

Your mission: In this role, you'll provide leadership for state-of-the-art instructional programs, and the faculty, chairs and staff associated with them.

Your work: A Team Effort

You'll enjoy all the benefits of working with a robust, well-functioning team of highly motivated professionals who each represent the best in their respective fields. You'll collaborate and set direction with the appropriate college president and System office personnel. Your instructional team will be fully committed to motivating and invigorating faculty and staff across the district in delivery of instructional programs. You'll provide vision, motivation, coordination and support to assigned chairs and associated faculty. The hiring, retention and evaluation of faculty, as well as the hiring and management of department chairs and program coordinators, will be accomplished under your oversight.

Instructional Programs: Leading the Way

Guided by the mission and goals of HCC's Strategic Plan, and guidelines set forth by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, you will lead the development, maintenance, revision, interpretation and scheduling of state-of-the-art instructional programs.

You'll take the lead in developing program goals, objectives and budgets, and monitoring outcomes. High-level engagement and participation in program growth, including the identification and acquisition of the latest technology and equipment, will be fostered by you at every turn. You'll provide leadership and oversight of the positive performance of assigned programs in terms of student enrollment, persistence, completion, and transfer and placement rates. You'll also provide professional development opportunities and application of new learner-centered teaching strategies, innovative curricula and quality instructional materials. Maximizing enrollment growth and revenue generation will be key goals, and you'll facilitate and oversee planning to achieve both. Ensuring that the college community and the general public is aware of the cutting-edge instructional programs HCC has to offer is critical to our ability to fulfill our mission, so you'll monitor content across our digital-media platforms (web and social media) and oversee its accuracy and timeliness.

Next steps: If you always have the student experience in the forefront of your planning and execution, if you're a collaborator, an innovator and a person who gets things done, we urge you to apply today.


Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

  • Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City's 55.
  • 145 languages are spoken here.
  • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
  • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don't forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
  • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
  • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation's top institutions.
  • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston's cultural scene.
  • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

    If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

  • Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran's status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

    David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
    Office of Institutional Equity

    PO Box 667517

    Houston TX, 77266

    713 718.8271 or

    HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.
    Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact (713) 718-8565.


    The Dean provides leadership in the development and maintenance f state-of-the-art programs. The position provides leadership in the oversight of effective and efficient scheduling of program offerings throughout the district for the assigned program areas. In coordination with the appropriate President and System office personnel (Vice Chancellor, Student Services and Associate Vice Chancellor Instructional Services)

    the Dean, COE provides vision, motivation, coordination, and support to the assigned Chairs and associated faculty. The Dean works with the System office to ensure compliance of programs with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The Dean ensures that sufficient courses are offered and available for students at all assigned campuses for their instructional area.

    The Dean leads high-level engagement and participation in the growth of the assigned programs, inclusive of identifying and acquiring the latest technology and equipment. The Dean also provides leadership and oversight of positive performance for assigned programs in terms of student enrollment, persistence, completion, transfer, and placement rates.

    In collaboration with the President and System office personnel (VCSS and AVC, Instructional Services)

    the Dean, COE provides leadership toward the implementation of the HCC Strategic Plan and budget planning for the COE assigned.

    The Dean, COE has the key institutional responsibility for creating, fostering and maintaining a well-functioning, respectful, collaborative, professional, and engaged instructional team fully committed to motivating, and invigorating faculty and staff across the district in delivery of the related instructional programs.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Otherduties may be assigned.


    Provide leadership in generating staff and professional development opportunities for assigned chairs and other direct reports.

    • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of courses and programs as appropriate.

    • Report to the AVC, Instructional Services and System office personnel as appropriate on plans and progress involving student enrollments, contact hours, fill rates, and student persistence, completion, placement rates, and if appropriate, accreditation status and licensure rates.

    • Lead a review and report annually to the AVC, Instructional Services and System office personnel appropriate AVC on related program needs in terms of curricula, chair activities, program coordinator activities (including professional development), equipment, facilities, and budgets (including opportunities for grants and donations).


    Oversee the hiring, retention and evaluation of FT and adjunct faculty and staff.

    Oversee the hiring, and management of Department Chairs and Program Coordinators. Administer District policy regarding assigned programs.

    Evaluate the performance of all direct reports in assigned area(s) of responsibility. Market specific instructional programs to the college community and the general public. Facilitate team building and consensus.

    Facilitate and oversee planning that will aid in maximizing enrollment growth and revenue generation.

    Promote and facilitate professional development and application of new learner-centered teaching strategies, innovative curricula, and quality instructional materials.

    Oversee the addition/revision of assigned degree and certificate programs in their assigned programs.

    Monitor accurate and current information of assigned programs web sites and social media sites.

    Review, approve, and submit all Alternative Assignments for faculty in the Center of Excellence.

    Conduct community outreach. Recruit members to Advisory Boards of each program in the Business COE and promote Business COE programs of study to outside entities.


    Provide recommendations to the AVC, Instructional Services regarding instructional technology.

    Provide leadership in the development, revision, and interpretation of curriculum, programs, catalog, and course information.

    Provide instructional leadership for assigned programs and work with chairs in curriculum development and maintenance in areas of responsibility. Collaborate with the Curriculum and Instructional Quality Offices to compile, publicize, and maintain current university articulation agreements for assigned instructional programs, where applicable. Develop partnerships with other colleges and universities.

    Along with assigned chairs and AVC, Instructional Services develop program goals and objectives and monitor outcomes.

    Work collaboratively with all appropriate chairs, program coordinators, and appropriate college-based staff, inclusive of presidents, other deans, and directors to grow area related programs district-wide.

    Work collaboratively with the AVC, College Readiness regarding area high schools and four year institutions to ensure that students have a full range of opportunities for initial and ongoing education.

    Work collaboratively with all program personnel to provide active and collaborative learning activities for students, including the opportunities for field trips, internships, etc. that enhance the educational experience, employment, and transfer opportunities.

    Review assigned Program Reviews, Annual Planning Reports, and Annual Learning Assessment Reports completed by Program Coordinators and recommendations for improvement to the AVC, Instructional Services.


    Prepare and monitor administrative budgets and expenditures in consultation with the President and System office personnel.

    Review and approve the Master Schedule for each Business COE program of study.

    Serve on College and District committees as appropriate. Act as liaison with District, State, and Federal governing bodies regarding HCC programs and practices as needed.

    Participate in and, at times, administer grant funds (as applicable) to achieve expected outcomes.

    Serve as the budget authority for assigned program areas.

    Other duties as assigned.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

    A minimum of Master's degree in an academic area appropriate to supervision of programs assigned. An earned Doctorate from an accredited institution is preferred, but not required.

    A minimum of five (5) years' experience in management of programs related to an academic setting in Business with increasing levels of responsibility.
    Three (3) years full-time teaching experience in higher education or five (5) years experience in industry.
    Experience in working with and within a diverse environment.

    Demonstrated excellence in oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
    An awareness of current issues in community college education, specifically in the workforce and academic areas, and understanding of how they impact HCC.
    Demonstrated experience in budget management.
    Knowledge of and experience with accepted techniques and strategies for evaluating academic programs.

    The ability to promote a culture of diversity and community with faculty, staff and students.
    Grant management experience preferred.