Dean of Academic Services

Job description


Under the direction of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean of Academic Services is responsible for all services that support and assist faculty and staff in their efforts to provide and promote a student-centered environment. The Dean of Academic Services assists the Vice President of Academic Affairs with evaluation, assessment and communications across subdivisions. These responsibilities include: curriculum management, program review, preparing the online catalog, coordinating and preparing monthly and annual academic reports, facilitating the evaluation process for full-time and adjunct faculty, and maintaining a focused comprehensive mentoring and orientation program for new faculty. The Dean of Academic Services also carries the responsibility for the general oversight and coordination of academic services including reviewing and scheduling room utilization and the rental of college space. The Dean of Academic Services will also consult and collaborate with individuals and departments on the assessment of learning outcomes. The Dean of Academic Services will be expected to provide vision with academic and administrative leadership in advancing the college’s Vanguard Initiatives and special projects as assigned. The Dean of Academic Services will assist in fostering an environment supportive of the College’s mission and provide support for the development of programs that meet the needs of the local community.

The Dean is dedicated to the learning college concepts by developing programs and facilitating activities that promote student success and lifelong learning.

1. Assist the Vice President of Academic Affairs with evaluation, assessment, and communications across subdivisions.

2. Develop for approval the comprehensive academic calendar.

3. Responsible for the coordination and preparation of academic reports such as monthly and annual reports.

4. Prepare and publish annually materials for the college’s online catalog.

5. Responsible for the coordination and submission of the Illinois Community College Board Program Review.

6. Responsible to lead the curriculum development and review process for the college, chair the two curriculum committees, and work with faculty and deans to submit new and revised curricula to the Board of Trustees and the Illinois Community College board as needed.

7. Manage the Academic Integrity process for Academic Affairs.

8. Responsible for supervising adjunct faculty development, recruitment of adjunct and full time faculty, new faculty orientation, and faculty evaluation.

9. Complete and submit divisional reports as required by the college and various state and national agencies.

10. Represent the division of Academic Affairs with other college units and district agencies as assigned.

11. Serve on Academic Affairs administrative committees, and participate in the activities of other committees as assigned.

12. Lead the coordinators of the New Faculty Orientation Program in meeting program goals.

13. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.


Master’s degree in education or in field related to position. Doctorate preferred. Minimum of three years’ experience in college administration with demonstrated experience in organizational development, management or instructional systems. Experience using CurricUNet and Ellucian Colleague Systems desired. Successful teaching experience at the post-secondary level.


• Effective human relations skills.
• Ability to facilitate group activities.
• Ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously and to produce quality results.
• Experience in educational administration.
• Superior verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to interact effectively with people from all areas of the college and community.
• Understanding of the nature and role of the community college.
• Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
• Working knowledge of budgets and the budgeting process.
• Ability to plan, organize, direct and manage activities to facilitate the efficient operation and long range goals of the division. Ability to make substantive contributions to the learning culture at the college and to work effectively with faculty and staff to promote student success. Ability to make substantive contributions to the learning culture at the college and to work effectively with faculty and staff to promote student success.


Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. 
Some flexible evening hours required.

Minimum Starting Rate $87,440.00

Review of Applications Begins 08/13/2019

Special Instructions to Applicants:  Please apply 




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Job No: AP00238P
Posted: 7/31/2019
Application Due: 9/29/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Minimum Starting Rate: $87,440.00