Associate Dean of Health Sciences

Malcolm X College
Jun 16, 2019
Institution Type
Community College
Duties and Responsibilities
This position provides academic leadership, development and the maintenance of educational programs. The position also assists the Dean, Health Careers / College to Career in providing leadership and management for the program. In addition, assists the President in planning, organizing, and directing the operation, staffing, and budgeting needs of the College to Career Cluster in support of the following goals:Increasing the number of students who earn college credit credentials of economic value;Increasing the rate of transfer to bachelor’s degree programs following CCC graduation;Drastically improving outcomes for students requiring remediation; andIncreasing the number and share of ABE/GED/ESL students who advance to and succeed in college-level courses. 
  • Identifies and recommends staffing needs to the Dean, College to Careers. Interviews and recommends to the Dean, selection of all College of Careers faculty. 
  • Evaluates faculty and recommends retention or non-retention. 
  • Develops and implements a comprehensive orientation program for faculty, in conjunction with the Office of Human Resources at the College and the District Office. 
  • Provides for an effective two-way channel of communication between the College administration and faculty to ensure the integrity of the educational programs, the currency of the offerings, and the innovation of appropriate new technologies within the department. 
  • Aggressively pursues and follows through with issues of concern and assists in resolving problems. 
  • Serves as a hearing officer regarding student complaints and recommends appropriate procedures for their resolution. 
  • Prepares and develops budgets for the division in cooperation with the Business Office. 
  • Assists the Dean in monitoring the budget. 
  • Develops and implements procedures for the request, purchase and maintenance of instructional equipment and supplies and ensures the maintenance of accurate inventory control. 
  • Works with the Registrar’s Office to facilitate seamless registration processes for Cluster students consistent with District policies and procedures. 
  • Coordinates and directs the evaluation, review and implementation of innovative curriculum additions and revisions, course outlines and syllabi and textbook selection. 
  • Writes proposals to seek external funding for specific Cluster projects and initiatives that require support beyond the District’s capabilities. 
  • Works with the Office of Research to plan and implement routine research concerning the numbers, status and success of Cluster course offerings; prepares reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and makes appropriate recommendations and/or conclusions. 
  • Uses computer software to prepare memoranda and spreadsheet reports detailing activities and statistics. 
  • Represents the college to community organizations and agencies and participates on district-wide committees. 
  • Pays attention to detail in all aspects of each assignment to ensure accuracy of information and reports. 
  • Serves as weekend and/or evening administrator for the College. 
  • Performs related duties as required.

  • Completion of a Doctorate degree in a health profession or Nursing discipline from a regionally accredited institution strongly preferred (i.e. Ed.D, PhD, Dr.PH, DNP, etc.). 
  • Completion of a Master’s degree in a health profession or Nursing required. 
  • Minimum of five years teaching and/or administrative work in a college setting or healthcare institution or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred.  
  • Minimum of two (2) years of documented successful administrative experience as Department Chair, Associate Dean, Assistant Dean and / or Program Director in a health profession academic program or an equivalent combination of supervisory experience in a healthcare organization. 
  • Experience and successful track record in health professions / health careers higher education accreditation procedures, regulatory compliance, articulation processes and program review strongly preferred. 
  • Experience in leading / managing educational accreditation processes in areas such as Nursing, Physician’s Assistant, Surgical Technology, Pharmacy Tech, etc. strongly preferred. 
  • Previous experience with computer information management systems and budget management. Previous experience in writing grants. 
  • Must be able to work well with employees at all levels of the organization, in addition to students and other customers. 
  • Must be able to handle all situations with tact, persuasiveness, and diplomacy.Excellent writing and verbal communication skills necessary. 
  • Must be able to effectively represent the District at various meetings and outside gatherings. 
  • Must be able to conduct research, analyze data, and prepare clear and thorough reports. 
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills. 
  • Must be self-directed and innovative, able to assess current operations in an effort to improve the future goals of the College. 
  • Must be able to meet deadlines in a timely manner. 
  • Must be computer proficient with knowledge of a variety of software programs.Experience working in any aspect of transportation, distribution or logistics is highly desirable. 
  • Knowledge of student management programs a plus. 

Malcolm X College was selected as a 2019 Promising Places to Work inCommunity Colleges award winner! The award is given by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching and leadership at community and technical colleges, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, a leading academic publication. MXC was recognized for its best-in-class student and staff recruitment and retention practices, inclusive learning and working environments, and meaningful community 
We Offer: Excellent health and welfare benefit package and long-term savings and investment programs including 403(b) & 457(b) Investment Plans and a pension plan with the State University Retirement System (SURS) Plan.Generous vacation, holiday, personal and sick days, and tuition reimbursement. For a more detailed overview of benefits, please visit the benefits page of our website. 
Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago!

Job: Other
Primary Location: Malcolm X College
Job Posting: Jun 14, 2019, 4:42:59 PM

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