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Assistant Dean, Workforce Development and Community Education

Job description

Delaware County Community College, a competency-based institution, committed to diversity invites applications for an Assistant Dean, Workforce Development & Community Education in our Workforce Development & Community Education division.

The Assistant Dean reports to the Dean of Workforce Development and Community Education, assists the Dean in the instructional, administrative, personnel, and fiscal operations of the Division.   Also acts as the Division decision maker in the absence of the Dean.  The Assistant Dean’s primary area of responsibility is to support the Division’s directors with the Division’s part-time faculty, specifically in their recruitment, hiring, course staffing, supervision, staff development, evaluation and resolution of student concerns. The Assistant Dean must be committed to educational excellence, diversity, and a spirit of collaboration.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: -

  • Assist the Dean and supervise Directors and Program Coordinators to provide leadership in specific projects and grants related to the following operations of the Division:
  • Academic: Help develop and implement the Division’s academic courses and programs, and ensure the academic integrity of all courses and program.
  • Administrative: Develop a course schedule that is based on students’ needs, prepare reports and serve on committees as needed.  Work to collaboratively utilize resources and opportunities for credit and non-credit programs.
  • Personnel: provide leadership and support to the Division faculty and staff.  Conduct course evaluations and prepare course evaluation summary.
  • Fiscal Operations: Help develop and monitor a fiscally sound budget, and seek additional funding sources.
  • Technology Laboratories:  Ensure that the faculty have the materials and equipment necessary to meet the laboratory competencies of their courses in a safe, clean, and neat environment. 
  • In collaboration with the Dean and Directors, provide primary leadership to the part-time faculty in their:
  • Recruitment:  Maintain a current file of qualified potential part-time faculty, advertise vacancies, evaluate written credentials of applicants, and identify suitable candidates to interview, according to established practices and policies.
  • Hiring: Interview and hire new candidates for part-time positions, according to established practices and policies.
  • Course Staffing: Assign part-time faculty to teaching assignments based upon staffing needs, according to established practices and policies.
  • Supervision: Act as the first-line supervisor of the part-time faculty, in terms of their attendance, classroom teaching, student complaints, and the performance of their other duties.
  • Staff Development: Plan and provide staff development programs for part-time faculty, particularly during regularly scheduled in-service days.
  • Evaluation: Regularly evaluate the classroom performance of part-time faculty, according to established practices and policies.
  • Student Concerns: Address student needs and concerns regarding part-time faculty and facilitate the collaborative resolution of conflicts.


  • Assistant Deans will be involved in annual review process. Additional reviews will occur as needed.

Additional Employment:

  • The Assistant Dean’s position is considered a full-time position. Assistant Deans wishing to engage in part-time teaching or consultation activities must obtain prior approval from the Dean in consultation with the Provost.

The ideal candidate must have a Master’s degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate technology, adult education, higher education administration discipline; Doctorate preferred; Teaching experience, preferably at least 5 years at the community college level; Demonstrated administrative experience, preferably at least 3 years and at a community college; Technical education experience, credit and non-credit preferred; Evidence of effective communication, organizational, and leadership skills; Commitment to the community college philosophy and student centered learning.

The College strongly encourages applications from members of traditionally under-represented groups. Interested candidates should apply online at www.dccc.edu only (in MS Word or PDF format), a cover letter, complete and current resume and a list of three references (including current immediate supervisor) to Human Resources, Delaware County Community College, 901 South Media Line Road, Media, PA 19063. Application materials must be submitted only as a completed packet and the position is “open until filled”. 




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Posted: 12/29/2017
Application Due: 2/22/2018
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