Associate Dean, Health Sciences
Job Number 1908007
Associate Dean, Health Sciences
Closing Date: 08/30/2019
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Position InformationLocationEastview Campus
Note: Regular assignment to Round Rock Campus and the Elgin Campus.HoursMonday - Friday, 8-5; evening and weekends as needed.SalarySalary Commensurate Upon Experience.FLSA StatusExemptReports ToDean, Health SciencesCriminal Background CheckPre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.College Profile
Austin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each fall and spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area. As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:Reflects the diversity of our community.Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC.
The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statement
.Commitment to Equity and Inclusion
ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and under represented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC's faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.General Statement of Job
To provide academic leadership, management, and assistance with the overall coordination of activities to be performed in Health Sciences.Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.Effectively engages all stakeholders, assists the Dean in the development and implementation of a comprehensive and integrative strategic plan for Health Sciences in alignment with the College strategic plan.
Addresses student, faculty and staff concerns pertaining to instructional issues.
Assists the Dean with schedule development, and with planning and implementing college-wide activities.
Responsible for maintaining daily operations and committee assignments in Dean's absence.
Coordinates risk management activities for the Health Sciences Department, maintains records and generates reports on faculty and student accidents, and develops implements safety policies and procedures.
Collaborates with a diverse group of external stakeholders to establish contracts and affiliation agreements for all clinical placements for all Health Sciences programs, continuing education health programs, and other division's programs. (Over 200 active agreements).
Assists Department chairs in preparing for accreditation.
Participates on college-wide committees as assigned representing the department/division.
Ensures compliance of all Health Sciences students in a clinical course, including criminal background, drug screening, and all other compliance requirements for all area healthcare agencies.
Serves as HIPAA privacy officer, chairs the HIPAA Committee, and coordinates HIPAA compliance audits for all required departments.
Coordinates the Health Sciences annual Open House and the completion ceremonies for all Health Sciences programs.
Assists with ongoing special projects.
Supervises the administrative staff that report to the Dean.
Supports the Dean in having a regular administrative physical presence at EVC, RR, and Elgin to provide support.
Assists with the oversight of the operation of the Regional Simulation Center at the HLC (summer 2020); explore and support increased inter-professional collaboration between ACC Health Sciences programs and outside educational institutions.
Oversee ongoing processes that evaluate policies and procedures related to Health Sciences and ensure alignment with accreditation standards and college policies ( i. e. handbook template; progressive discipline forms).
Additional Job Specific Duties
KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
- Good working knowledge of the pedagogy of Health Sciences programs and the practice/clinical education context in which the programs operate;
- A demonstrated ability to support scholarship;
- Interpersonal and relationship building capabilities including the ability to foster team work and facilitate collaborative working relationships; mediation and consensus building skills;
- An ability to make considered decisions in a variety of circumstances and contexts;
- An ability to undertake leadership and management responsibilities demonstrating exemplary leadership style including resiliency and adaptability;
- An ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure, and be self-directed;
- A demonstrated ability to manage change and drive innovations from conception to evaluation; and
- Excellent oral, written, and digital communication skills.
- Knowledge of academic program accrediation requirements.
- Knowledge of clinical requirements for placement of Health Sciences students
- Understanding of multi-cultural aspects of students, as well as patients.
SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
- Ability to effectively supervise and direct support and professional instructional staff.
- Ability to work effectively with others in an academic environment.
- Ability to maintain an established work schedule with may include some evenings and weekends.
- Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality with student and employee information.
- MS Office Suite and related software programs.
- Course management sytem, i.e. Blackboard
Preferred Work Experience
- Five years of teaching experience in a post-secondary institution in a Health Sciences program;
- 3-5 years demonstrated leadership experience in a Health Sciences position, in a post-secondary or other relevant organization.
- Experience teaching or working in a community college.
Master's degree in health related field from regionally accredited organization.Special RequirementsLicenses/Certifications; Other
Current licensure or certificaton in a profession within the disciplines taught by Health Sciences. Valid Texas Driver's License and reliable transportation needed for local Austin area travel.Physical Requirements
- Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment.
- Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling.
- Occasional lifting of objects up to 20 pounds.
SafetyProvide resources for safe operation of units. Create and support workplace safety.
ACC Benefits OverviewFull-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.
ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law. DisclaimerThe above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.
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