Assistant Dean-Behavioral, Social Science & Global Learning & Humanities & Learning Communities

Job description

Category: Administrators

Department: Behav., Social Sci & Global Learning & Hum. & Learning Comm.

Locations: Boston, MA

Posted: Nov 08, '18

Type: Full-time

Ref No.: NUP

About Bunker Hill Community College:

Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, serving more than 14,000 students each semester across all modes of instruction. Ranked among the 25 fastest growing public two-year colleges in the United States, BHCC is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, MA, in nearby Chelsea, MA, and at three satellite locations within the Greater Boston area. BHCC is part of the Massachusetts public higher education system, which includes 15 community colleges.

BHCC offers 103 certificate and degree programs that prepare students to enter four-year institutions or to enter the workforce prepared for better and more highly skilled jobs. Sixty-seven percent of students are people of color and more than fifty percent are women.

Bunker Hill Community College BHCC is nationally recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream and is one of four colleges awarded the National Gates Foundation Achieving the Dream Catalyst grant.


BHCC is a progressive institution guided by five goals: to Foster Student Success, Strengthen Career, Transfer and Workforce Readiness, Advance Diversity, Inclusion and Equity and Develop the College's Infrastructure. The College is committed to a learning community teaching/learning environment and, as an Achieving the Dream institution, is focused on data-driven student success.

Living in Boston:

Boston prides itself on being one of the most livable cities in America with twenty-one diverse neighborhoods offering exceptional medical facilities, vibrant neighborhood business districts, museums, galleries and an extensive network of parks and outdoor recreational areas. Unemployment consistently tracks lower than the national average and job growth in 2014 and 2015 were ahead of projections. Eighty-plus colleges and a quarter of a million college students in the area make Boston one of the country's "youngest major metropolis," according to Boston magazine. Suburbs outside of Boston offer affordable housing options with easy access to public transportation.

Job Description:

The Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs for the Divisions of Behavioral, Social Sciences & Global Learning; and, Humanities and Learning Communities is part of BHCC's academic leadership team and works under the supervision of and in consultation with the relevant Academic Deans in the operation of the academic divisions. The Assistant Dean is also part of a team of academic and student affairs administrators whose shared focus is the development, implementation and support of innovative academic and co-curricular initiatives that promote student access, equity and achievement.

With these goals in mind, the Assistant Dean provides administrative support and leadership for a variety of departments and work areas in two divisions including; Behavioral Science, English, English as a Second Language, Foreign Language, History and Social Science, and Human Services, The Center for Equity and Cultural Wealth, Community Engagement and Student Volunteerism, The International Center and The Library. Responsibilities will include planning, new program and curriculum development, program assessment, scheduling, budgeting, faculty development, and development and maintenance of articulation and other agreements.

Provide Support for the Division Deans:

  • Provide leadership and oversight for divisional activities and grant initiatives including, student enrollment, retention and student success.
  • Support program development (curricular and co-curricular), implementation and assessment.
  • Compile, evaluate and report on relevant data that support assessment and program improvement.
  • Assist in the administration of the divisions, including: office management; budgets, data and related reports; and requests for information related to collective bargaining and other Human Resource matters.
  • Serve as a division liaison to BHCC work areas including Academic Records, Student Central, the Dean of Students Office and Advising and LifeMap.
  • Manage the Adjunct Academy hiring process, including orientation and onboarding of new adjunct faculty.
  • Supervise the Adjunct Faculty Liaison

Provide Support for Department Chairs, Faculty Program Coordinators, and Directors:

  • Collaborate with deans and administrative support staff to design and implement professional development and training.
  • Work with chairs to develop and revise the master schedule of courses, including preparation and evaluation of supporting data.
  • Support the program review process: identify programs approaching program review, prepare of supporting data, and coordinate the external evaluation process.

Provide Support for Adjunct Faculty:

  • Participate in hiring processes, orientation and onboarding.
  • Ensure that relevant college policies and procedures are followed.
  • Respond to faculty concerns.
  • Review course materials and syllabi.
  • Conduct classroom observations.
  • Coordinate professional development and adjunct engagement activities.
  • Manage relevant communications.

Provide Support for Students in the Divisions:

  • Implement academic policies and procedures.
  • Respond to student concerns.
  • Manage relevant communications.


  • Master's Degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Teaching experience
  • Demonstrated management, supervisory and leadership experience
  • A minimum of three years relevant experience working in higher education administration
  • Proven ability to work with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize work effectively
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability to promote collaboration among departments
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience at the college level
  • Teaching or work experience at a community college

Additional Information:

Salary Range: $85,000.00-$95,000.00

Review Date: To Ensure Consideration, Application materials must be received by November 29, 2018.

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position please upload the following documents to your account:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • A Copy of your Unofficial Transcripts

Please be sure to address the Required Qualifications in your documents.

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Posted: 11/9/2018
Application Due: 11/30/2018
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