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Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Dean and Chair for Humanities

Job description

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Department Name Campus President

Campus or Location Eastern Campus

Vacancy Number 117-18

Reports To Campus President

Recruitment Type External/Internal

Job Category Administrator

Position Type Full-Time

Union Position Non-Union

Number of Openings 1

Job Description Summary

Provides leadership for the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center and the Mandel Scholars Academy. Designs, manages, implements, supervises, and evaluates all components of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center.

Job Responsibilities

Recruits, convenes, and utilizes a Mandel Center Advisory Committee of business, community, and educational leaders in collaboration with the College's President

Creates and encourages the dissemination of Mandel Center research in a variety of local, regional, and international venues

Provides leadership and guidance for intensifying College-wide student engagement in humanities and public service

Collaborates with faculty in curriculum development and deployment that uses technology-rich, inquiry-based learning that aligns with the mission of the College and the Mandel Center

Leverages Mandel Center resources with grant agencies and foundations

Hires, empowers, and evaluates the performance of the Mandel Center staff

Manages and maintains the physical environments of the Mandel Center

Identifies prominent national humanities and social science experts to serve as guest lecturers and participate in seminars and other learning activities

Creates and administers a series of significant educational events connecting key themes and research results in the Mandel Scholars Academy

Oversees a recruitment plan to secure student internships and applications for the Scholars Academy

Collaborates with faculty, students, and local communities (public, private, and not-for-profit) to provide Mandel Scholars with a "opportunities" to engage in social and civic research

Creates and maintains a Mandel Scholars mentoring program that maximizes students' educational potential using Mandel Leadership Development Program and Tri-C faculty

Recruits and advises high potential individuals including honors, international, and veteran students

Enhances the College-wide honors program

Attracts, recruits, and retains outstanding liberal arts faculty

Works with four-year partners in aligning the College's Mandel Scholars educational activities that maximizes Mandel Scholars transfer opportunities

Supports the teaching and service of distinguished faculty members, including mentoring highly successful humanities faculty

Facilitates student and faculty educational and research experiences

Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications


Ph.D. in a humanities discipline (e.g. literature, philosophy, history) or a related field (e.g. social science)

Minimum of five years of collegiate teaching experience

Minimum of five years of administrative, management, or supervisory experience in an academic program

Demonstrated established scholarship with a national or international expertise

Demonstrated experience collaborating with multi-disciplinary faculty

Demonstrated experience implementing and evaluating academic programs

Demonstrated successful grant-writing experience

Demonstrated executive experience planning, assigning, scheduling, supervising and ensuring the quality of the work of others

Demonstrated experience forecasting, planning, maintaining, preparing, and monitoring a business area's budget

Demonstrated experience effectively making decisions that have significant, broad implications on the management and operations of a division (or equivalent business area)

Demonstrated effectiveness in a role requiring dynamic and abstract problem solving methods in adaptive situations


Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all constituents

Ability to establish mutually beneficial ties with industry and the local community

Ability to develop, organize, and coordinate a wide variety of instructional programs and events to achieve the Mandel Center vision and goals

Demonstrated leadership skills

Ability to work collaboratively with administrators, staff, and faculty throughout the College and with external partners

Must be open-minded, a creative thinker, and a problem solver

Must be able to articulate inter-textual and interdisciplinary needs of students and the impact they have on humanities

Must be able to think across curricular units and work with students to design interdisciplinary/ individualized degree programs

Demonstrated commitment to student success and to enhancing teaching and learning

Ability to lead faculty teams in projects and the development of new programs and projects

Possess excellent planning, organization, and communication (verbal and written) skills

Possess general knowledge and ability of transfer opportunities with four year partners

Ability to independently set goals and determine best course of action to achieve desired results

Possess comprehensive knowledge of leadership theories, concepts and practices with the ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations as it pertains to the departmental focus

Demonstrated advanced Project Management skills

Demonstrated intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Ability to confidentially and discreetly handle subject matters requiring privacy and sensitivity

Ability to collaborate, persuade, gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas on significant projects

Ability to collaborate, negotiate and resolve conflicts on major projects

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 appropriately respond to the needs of a diverse population

Preferred Qualifications


Certificate or formal training in leadership

Minimum of ten years of collegiate experience

Minimum of five years of administrative, management, or supervisory experience in an academic program

Demonstrated experience in a leadership role (such as a Dean or Director) in an Honors or Academic Center

Work Schedule

Standard college hours of operation, M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm

Posting Open Date 11/14/2017

Open Until Filled Yes

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
    • Cleveland.com
    • Tri-C web site
    • Tri-C employee referral
    • Careerboard.com
    • Chronicle.com
    • HigherEdjobs.com
    • HBCUconnect.com
    • LinkedIn
    • Indeed.com
    • ScholarlyHires.com
    • City News
    • Search Firm/Agency
    • Other publication
    • Other web site
    • Career Fair
    • Conference
  2. * Do you have a minimum of a Ph.D. in a humanities discipline (e.g. literature, philosophy, history) or a related field (e.g. social science)?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a minimum of five years collegiate teaching experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a minimum of five years administrative, management, or supervisory experience in an academic program?
    • Yes
    • No

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





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    Posted: 1/14/2018
    Application Due: 2/20/2018
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