(Non-Unit) Dean of Health Sciences

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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 direction of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, responsible for the academic and administrative leadership of the Health Sciences Division, including such areas as budgeting, grant projects, program development, course scheduling, quality of curricular offerings, long-range planning, physical resources, affirmative action, faculty advising, recruitment and retention, and collaboration with external agencies, accrediting organizations, and the Program Advisory Committees. Assists in identifying and seeking opportunities in College fundraising.  Assists the Vice President for Academic Affairs as requested in carrying out college-wide assignments beyond the scope of the Division.


  1. Plans, organizes, and directs all activities and functions within the division.  Assists in related initiatives in support of the community and economic development.
  2. Exercises leadership in the development and evaluation of Division curricula, and ensures their quality in support of the development of new, and the management of, existing Associate Degree and Certificate Programs.
  3. Maintains active involvement in the local and global community.  Promotes and develops articulation agreements with baccalaureate institutions and assists with the development of articulation agreements with area high schools.
  4. Provides leadership for faculty in designing and implementing a student learning outcomes assessment program. Supports faculty in the development of experiential learning opportunities. Works with faculty to introduce and use instructional technology tools and alternative instructional methodologies that enhance student learning.
  5. Works with department chairs, the Dean of Online Programs and the Registrar in developing the master course schedule and is responsible for the assignment of faculty workloads.
  6. Monitors enrollment and graduation data and provides leadership to the Division on recruitment, marketing and retention issues.
  7. Develops and administers annual, non-personnel Division operating budget. Manages all grants for the Health Division.
  8. Monitors the instructional programs to ensure compliance with the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN) the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JCERT) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and related agencies. Ensures qualified faculty is hired for clinical experiences for Radiology and Nursing Programs. In coordination with the designated administrator for the ADN, PN and Radiologic Technology Programs, prepares and submits accreditation and other required reports in an accurate and timely manner.
  9. Develops, coordinates and maintains cooperative relationships with area health care providers and staff of other external agencies.  Responsible for off-site clinical contracts.
  10. Establishes and maintains intra- and inter-college nursing relationships and collaboration.
  11. Adheres to the MCCC/MTA and the AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement and College Policies related to them.
  12. Prepares agenda and chairs Division meetings.  Serves as a member of the Academic Affairs Staff and other College committees and bodies.  Serves as the designated Academic Affairs representative on one or more College Committees.
  13. Represents the Health Sciences Division and College in appropriate public and private forums.  Provides leadership in developing collaborative initiatives within the workforce development and non-credit programs. Revitalizes existing, and creates new, educational training partnerships with the community. Promotes and develops articulation agreements with baccalaureate institutions and assists with the development of articulation agreements with area high schools.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Master's degree or higher in discipline taught in the health sciences field; administrative/supervisory experience in the capacity of manager/supervisor; strong computer skills including Word and Excel; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; ability to work cooperatively and collegially with all segments of the college; ability to adapt to challenging situations as they arise; teaching experience; experience in designing professional development courses; knowledge and use of outcome assessment measures; ability to solve problems with fiscal resources available; experience in working with other health care professionals and the health care industry; ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Nursing; unrestricted Massachusetts nursing license; minimum five years of full-time clinical experience; experience in writing ACEN, BORN and other similar reports and self-studies (EX: JCERT, AVMA); experience teaching in a collegiate setting; experience in college governance; knowledge of distance learning as it pertains to education in the health sciences; experience in supervising unionized staff in an academic or clinical setting; experience in curriculum development; experience in securing and administering grants; knowledge of ACEN and MA Board of Registration requirements for RN and PN nursing programs; experience in evaluating nursing programs and recommending changes where needed; knowledge of allied health professions.

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

HOURS:  37.5 hrs./week

START DATE:  July 1, 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:  Additional applications will be considered until March 23, 2018.

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




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Posted: 1/26/2018
Application Due: 3/23/2018
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