Staff - Dean for Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Staff - Dean for Social and Behavioral Sciences

Location: Pecan
FLSA: Exempt
Min Salary: $80,000.00
Salary Range*:
Temporary End Date (if applicable):
Close Date: 9/17/2019

General Statement of Job:
The Dean for Social and Behavioral Sciences is responsible for providing college-wide leadership for the following departments: Sociology, Social Work, Anthropology, Education, Child Development and Early Childhood with the Child Development Center at the Mid-Valley Campus, Psychological Science, Criminal Justice, Kinesiology with wellness centers at two campus locations, and Political Science. The dean manages budgetary, curricular, and personnel matters for its academic and workforce programs, works closely with our communities to ensure an optimal response to workforce needs and requests, and updates articulation agreements with four-year institutions within and outside the service area on a regular basis. The dean participates in institution-wide planning in support of the mission and goals of the College, including meeting the needs of a diverse student population and creating a learning environment where all the students have the opportunity to succeed. Responsible for the direct supervision of an assistant dean, the program chairs, and their faculty and staff.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Directs the development, implementation, and evaluation of a learner-centered curriculum and the performance indicators of the division with an emphasis on quality of instruction and the innovative use of technology.
  2. Manages the division’s faculty and staff and recommends hiring, advancement, and retention. Appoints and evaluates program chairs, evaluates the division’s support staff, and administers personnel procedures.
  3. Develops, recommends, implements, and administers the annual division budget. Monitors program expenditures to ensure compliance with approved budget. Oversees procurement, usage, and disposition of division properties and materials.
  4. Manages faculty utilization and workload. Ensures that qualified faculty are available for staffing of courses.
  5. Facilitates responsiveness of support services to meet needs of the division faculty, staff, and students.
  6. Recommends and implements marketing, promotion, recruitment, and retention strategies for programs in the division in cooperation with the Office of Public Relations and Marketing and community leaders and organizations.
  7. Approves program class schedules developed by program chairs, schedule changes, and initiates class cancellations.
  8. Submits required reports and provides specific information to college administrators and regulatory bodies as requested.
  9. Serves as a member of standing college councils, committees, and task forces.
  10. Leads the learning-centered college and the focus toward student learning outcomes and success.
  11. Provides leadership and expertise in the area of curriculum development and teaching innovation.
  12. Assesses the quality and effectiveness of all instructional programs and formulates plans for continued improvement.
  13. Works collaboratively with universities and public school districts to lead development of transfer and articulation agreements and external partnerships with universities and four-year colleges.
  14. Develops and maintains policies in the areas of instruction.
  15. Collaborates with business and industry, community, and educational partners for the development of high quality instructional programs.
  16. Performs data analysis of reports, and graphs to monitor enrollment and student success factors.
  17. Promotes teaching methodologies that work based on learning outcome data.
  18. Monitors resources to meet needs of the division faculty, staff, and students with regards to offices, classrooms, labs, and administrative support.
  19. Identifies the need for programs in response to changing demands as indicated by community leaders and organizations.
  20. Promotes innovative teaching methodologies and data driven decision making with regards to student success.
  21. Ensures compliance with regional and program accreditation standards and criteria impacting academic programs.
  22. Supports and promotes fine and performing arts events as presented by the division’s departments.
  23. Oversees the Institutional Effectiveness (IE) plan for all division departments.
  24. Responsible for maintaining accountability and sound fiscal management.
  25. Represents the College in the community and with regulatory agencies, local boards, and advisory councils.
  26. Maintains familiarity with the College’s programs, policies, procedures and academic standards.
  27. Travels throughout the college district, as needed.
  28. Serves as the Campus Security Authority.
  29. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
  1. Master’s degree in at least one of the disciplines that the division oversees required; Doctorate degree preferred.
  2. At least five (5) years of progressive administrative/supervisory experience in higher education required.
  3. At least three (3) years of teaching experience required, preferably in a two-year post-secondary institution with a strong commitment to teaching excellence and standards of quality.

Checks, Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:
  1. All applicants are subject to a criminal background check under South Texas College policy.
  2. Security Sensitive position: In addition, subject to federal background check.
  3. Must have or qualify for a valid Texas driver’s license and proof of liability insurance.

Annual Security Report and Non-Discrimination Statements:
Notice of Availability of South Texas College Annual Security Report
As provided by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, prospective employees are entitled to request a copy of the South Texas College Annual Security Report prepared in compliance with this Act. You may obtain a copy of this report by accessing the following link: Copies of the report may also be obtained at the South Texas College Police Department, located at 2509 W. Pecan Blvd., McAllen Texas 78501, or by calling 956-872-2589. The website and report contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including crime prevention, crime statistics, college police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, and other matters of importance related to security on campus.

Notice of Non-Discrimination
South Texas College is an equal education and equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. As an equal education institution and equal opportunity employer, the College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Discrimination is prohibited and the College will comply with all applicable College policies, and state and federal legislation. This statement extends to individuals seeking employment with and admission to the College.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this non-discrimination statement:

Brenda J. Balderaz, MS-HRM, SHRM-CP
Director of Human Resources, Title IX Deputy Coordinator, and 504 Coordinator
2501 W. Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, Texas 78501
Office: 956-872-3637
Email: [email protected]

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding disability:


Brenda J. Balderaz, MS-HRM, SHRM-CP
Director of Human Resources, Title IX Deputy Coordinator, and 504 Coordinator
2501 W. Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, Texas 78501
Office: 956-872-3637
Email: [email protected]


Santa E. Pena, M.Ed., LPC-S
Director of Counseling, Title IX Deputy Coordinator, and 504 Coordinator
3201 W. Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, Texas 78501
Office: 956-872-2140
Email: [email protected]

Title IX Statement
Title IX of the Education Amendments 1972 (20 U.S.C. s1681 et seq.) and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX), “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

The College strives to maintain a healthy and safe environment where all members of the community, students, faculty and staff feel welcome on College campuses and classrooms. Students, faculty and staff are thus prohibited from conducting themselves in a way that results in any form of sexual harassment, sex- based harassment and/or sexual violence.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding sexual harassment and sexual violence:

Mary G. Elizondo, CPA, MBA, CFE, CGMA
Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services and Title IX Coordinator
3201 W. Pecan Blvd.
McAllen, Texas 78501
Email: [email protected]

Resources, questions, or requests for information regarding Title IX, including complaints of gender based sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, or other sexual misconduct should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or Title IX Deputy Coordinators as listed at the Title IX webpage:

You may refer to Policy 4216 Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct at

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Posted: 8/19/2019
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