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Dean of Business and Information Technology, Professional Studies, and Social Sciences

Job description


Under the general supervision of the Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer, the Dean helps to shape and support a positive student learning environment and a positive working environment for those in the programs supervised. Provides leadership and administration for the programs and personnel in the Business and Information Technology, Professional Studies, and Social Sciences Grouping; supports the faculty in curriculum and program development; supports learning outcomes assessment activities; collaborates to ensure strong representation of the programs on the web; facilitates innovative teaching including online learning; and helps to ensure compliance with accreditation regulations. Facilitates course scheduling, budget management, use of assessment data for program improvement, development and oversight of program grants, and implementation of collective bargaining agreements; provides orientation for new faculty and staff. Serves on the Deans Working Group and President’s Staff; represents the Grouping to the rest of the College, other educational institutions, and the community, including program advisory boards, organizations that support clinical and field-based learning, and related regional workforce initiatives. 


The Group of academic programs supervised includes Business and Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Science Technology, Human Services, the Social Science Fields of Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, and Education/Early Childhood Education plus the certificate programs in Outdoor Leadership, Medical Assistant, Medical Office Administration, Addiction Studies as well as Leisure Education courses. The departments offer programs of study leading to associate degrees and certificates, many with either regional or national accreditation. Innovative curriculum development includes rigorous transfer programs, the integration of service learning, patient care simulation, development of hybrid and online learning, and offerings responsive to workforce needs. With programs currently located on the main campus, the departmental group supervised by the Dean consists of 14 full-time faculty, approximately 45 adjunct faculty, one non-unit administrator, one full-time and one part-time AFSCME support staff, and several contracted employees. The group’s faculty and staff work closely with student affairs personnel and other academic programs across the college.


  • Collaborates with faculty to ensure high academic standards of all curricular offerings;
  • Supports and coordinates the development and implementation of the group’s academic programs, learning labs, services, plans and processes within the mission of the college;
  • Supports student-centered instruction, analyzes enrollment patterns and works collaboratively with department chairs/program coordinators to maximize course schedule effectiveness to address student progress needs, build program enrollment while efficiently managing resources;
  • Helps to build positive working relationships between faculty and staff in the grouping and across the college;
  • Exercises leadership in the development and evaluation of curricula in light of student learning outcomes, external accreditation and regulatory entities;
  • Assures proper and timely resolution of student, staff, faculty, and administrative issues, complaints and conflicts;
  • Coordinates the development and administration of program and grouping budgets;
  • Coordinates recruitment, selection, orientation, development, support, and evaluation of personnel;
  • Mentors program faculty and collaborates effectively with department chairs and program coordinators;
  • Approves faculty workloads;
  • Coordinates cooperative program delivery and facilitates articulations with other institutions;
  • Coordinates the overall development and administration of grants within the grouping;
  • Implements collective bargaining agreements as they relate to grouping personnel;
  • Attends meetings such as Presidents Staff and Deans Working Group;
  • Facilitates Grouping meetings and participates in college-wide duties;
  • Supports internal and external professional development;
  • Maintains appropriate community relationships;
  • Brings forward facilities concerns and needs;
  • Acts as primary liaison with program-related external partnerships;
  • Works with other Deans in the development of course schedules and joint projects;
  • Works closely with Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee during new programming development;
  • Collaborates with enrollment services and student support directors in joint service delivery activities;
  • Responsible for hiring and evaluating adjunct faculty in collaboration with department chairs and program coordinators;
  • Participates in shared governance;
  • Performs related duties as needed to facilitate effective planning and leadership in compliance with the needs of the College; and
  • Adheres to stipulations of contract agreements.


The position will involve occasional evening and week-end responsibilities as well as occasional travel to regional and state locations for meetings. The position plays a key role in the emergency response plan for student or faculty emergencies in the grouping certificate or degree programs, which can require unexpected and sudden meetings, travel, and responsibilities.


  • Master’s Degree in Business, Information Technology, a Professional Studies field, a Social Sciences discipline or Master’s degree in Higher Education, Educational Leadership, Education or related field;
  • Successful record of classroom teaching and academic leadership in the community college setting;
  • Passion for the community college mission and college access;
  • Experience with curriculum and/or program development;
  • Record of an inclusive approach to education that respects and supports diversity and builds mutual respect;
  • Documented teaching effectiveness and/or field-based learning in at least one of the program disciplines;
  • Proven leadership that facilitates collaborative and inclusive working relationships;
  • Supportive of change and innovation;
  • Experience with budget management and working within budget parameters;
  • Ongoing engagement in professional development; readiness to listen and learn.


  • Earned doctorate or other terminal degree in a related field/discipline;
  • Experience working in partnership with community agencies or boards;
  • Experience with innovative and interactive teaching including but not limited to online education;
  • Experience with program accreditation activities;
  • Experience with grant writing and/or grant management;
  • Familiarity with web development for program recruiting and information sharing;
  • Experience with implementation of collective bargaining agreements.


Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.


Finalists will need to provide a written statement describing their rationale for wanting to provide leadership in an open admissions college and the outcomes they would hope to accomplish through that leadership. (Please do not submit this information until you are specifically requested to do so.) 


In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online.

Create a Greenfield Community College account at https://gcc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=92892. You will be able to upload the following required documents for consideration:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for 5 professional references

When preparing your cover letter and resume, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.

Official copies of all academic transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Successful completion of a CORI/SORI check may be required.

Applications accepted up to and including January 31, 2018.

Applications received after the January 31, 2018 deadline MAY be considered until the position is filled.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/2/2018
Application Due: 3/1/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $88,000 - $90,000 Commensurate with education and experience + full benefit package