Associate Dean, STEM
Associate Dean, STEM
Department: Learning & Engagement
Location: Westshore Campus
Reports To: Dean, Learning & Engagement
Recruitment Type: External/Internal
Requisition ID: req871
Employment Type: Administration and Professionals
Vacancy Number: CUSTOM.VACANCY.NUMBER
Union Position: Non-Union
Work Schedule: Standard College Hours: M-F, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Number of Openings: 1
SUMMARY Provides leadership and administrative management to its STEM academic disciplines at the Westshore Campus. Supports campus strategic initiatives related to STEM education. Manages the departmental academic schedule. Responsible for campus and division-wide communication related to faculty expectations, plans, and activities. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Provides leadership and management for Science and Math disciplines at the Westshore campusWorks in coordination with the College-wide Engineering and Information Technology programs to ensure Westshore Campus students’ access to engineering and information technology courses as well as to provide campus support for faculty Responsible for the development, review and evaluation of academic plans, curriculum, programs, course schedules and budgets within the departmentRecruits, selects, supervises and evaluates faculty and departmental staffSupports the Academic Dean in the successful deployment of campus strategic initiatives related to STEM education; strengthening the pipeline from secondary to post-secondary education; and experiential opportunities that increase students’ workforce readiness, degree and certificate completionIdentifies grant opportunities geared toward increasing students’ experiential, research and co-op experiences in STEM fieldsCollaborates with other academic area team members as part of the campus-based academic leadership team in order to keep programs relevant and currentDevelops and manages the department’s academic schedule, handles student issues, conducts curriculum assessment, evaluation, and revisions as necessaryEnsures the communication of plans, activities and expectations for faculty and staff at various levels within the campus and within the divisionPerforms other duties as assigned
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/TRAININGMaster’s degree in a STEM-related field Significant related experience may substitute for educationMinimum of seven years of demonstrated executive experience in a STEM-related discipline in a higher education environmentDemonstrated executive experience planning, assigning, scheduling, supervising and ensuring the quality of the work of othersDemonstrated experience Forecasting, Planning, Maintaining, Preparing, and Monitoring a business area’s budgetDemonstrated 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 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIESPossess comprehensive knowledge of Higher Education leadership theories, concepts and practices with the ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations as it pertains to the departmental focusPossess broad based knowledge of existing and emerging pedagogies and academic delivery systemsPossess broad based knowledge of supporting student successAbility to manage and supervise a diverse staffPossess strong administrative and management skillsPossess a commitment to working with cross-functional teamsPossess a commitment to professional development and continuous learning and improvementPossess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills Possess strong organizational, time-management skills, and is results-orientedDemonstrated creative thinker and a problem solverAbility to work accurately with great attention to detailPossess intermediate-level project management skillsPossess basic-level Blackboard skills (or equivalent program)Possess intermediate-level Banner System skills (or equivalent program)Possess intermediate-level skills with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPointPossess basic-level skills with Microsoft AccessAbility to independently set goals and determine best course of action to achieve desired resultsAbility to confidentially and discreetly handle subject matters requiring privacy and sensitivityAbility to collaborate, persuade, gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas on significant projectsAbility to collaborate, negotiate and resolve conflicts on major projectsAbility to facilitate top-level collaboration while managing sensitive issuesAbility to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance work flow and qualityPossess sensitivity to respond appropriately to the needs of a diverse population COMPETENCIES CRITICAL COMPETENCIESCommunicationCollaboration Quality of Work VERY IMPORTANT COMPETENCIESAdaptabilityContinuous Improvement IMPORTANT COMPETENCIESService FocusTime Utilization PERFERRED QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/TRAININGDoctoral Degree KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIESPossess working knowledge of curriculum development and program review Possess working knowledge of academic quality systems Ability to adapt and respond quickly to the changing needs of the organization and its internal and external constituents PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS(The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)The work is performed in a normal, professional office environment; The work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated;Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the duties of the job and will perform repetitive motions with hands/fingers using a computer mouse and keyboard to type. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as papers, files, pamphlets, books, etc.;Work may also require walking and standing in conjunction with travel to and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the worksite EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENTCuyahoga 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.
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.