Dean for the School of Liberal Arts and the School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Oct 28, 2019
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean for the School of Liberal Arts and the School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts. The position is available beginning January 2020.

SFCC’s Commitment to Equity and Diversity

As SFCC is a sanctuary campus in a sanctuary city, the college is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified and richly diverse faculty and staff. Our students need a community to teach and support them and one that represents their diversity. SFCC strives to make our campus a place of safety, inclusion, and equity where all individuals from diverse backgrounds feel welcomed, nurtured, and valued.

At the heart of SFCC’s mission - Empower Students, Strengthen Community. Empoderar a los Estudiantes, Fortalecer a la Comunidad - is a commitment and promise that higher education and opportunity should be open to everyone and should foster a climate where students can be who they want to be—a place where all within our community belong; a place where people are seen, valued, and appreciated. Come join our community!


Manages the operations of the School of Liberal Arts and the School of Arts, Design and Media Arts of the Santa Fe Community College. Must be committed to serving a diverse college community. Actively participates in and contributes to continuous quality improvement.

  • Engages internal and external stakeholders to meet overall institutional goals and objectives.
  • Supervises and evaluates full-time faculty, including department chairs; adjunct faculty; and staff; and manages student-related issues.
  • Coordinates the development and review of curriculum and assessment plans.
  • Oversees the development of the annual schedule of course offerings in the school.
  • Manages a budget and reviews all requests/activities that affect the budget.
  • Coordinates with other academic schools to meet institutional and instructional goals and objectives.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related academic discipline.
  • Eight (8) years administrative and/or teaching experience, which includes curriculum development and faculty supervision in a community or undergraduate college. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of current trends in education and assessment.
  • Knowledge of budget development and management principles.
  • Knowledge of classroom practices, teaching methodologies, assessment systems, and educational technology.
  • Knowledge of accreditation criteria, processes, and requirements.
  • Knowledge of college curriculum, processes, and requirements.
  • Knowledge of faculty recruitment, hiring, and development principles.
  • Skill in the delegation of responsibility and authority.
  • Skill in the operation of computers and job related software programs.
  • Skill in decision making and problem solving.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in the preparation of a variety of reports.
  • Skill in the preparation of course schedules.
  • Ability to apply sustainability concepts into work systems.
  • Ability to apply Baldridge/AQIP-based management approaches.
  • Ability to resolve faculty, staff, and student disputes.
  • Familiarity with BANNER and other SFCC systems.

About SFCC

Since 1983, SFCC has served as the gateway to success for individuals and the community. The College provides affordable, high-quality educational programs that serve the social, inter-cultural, technological, and economic needs of Santa Fe’s diverse community.

SFCC’s academic program includes a unique combination of the liberal arts and professional/pre-professional offerings that reflects the needs of the community and the region served. With its broad range of programs the College helps meet the academic, career and personal-enrichment needs of local residents, businesses, government and public service organizations. The headcount for undergraduate Fall 2019 enrollment at SFCC is nearly 5,400.

The College has recently made a commitment to improving student success resulting in an impressive increase in the graduation rate, which rose to 25% for first-time, full-time, degree-seeking students as of Fall 2019 up from 11% in Fall 2014. SFCC also increased the number of degrees and certificates awarded annually from 500 to 1,000 over a five-year period.

To Apply

Call (505) 428-1228.

Santa Fe Community College is an equal opportunity employer to all persons regardless of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religious affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, spousal affiliation, age, serious medical condition or handicap and any other protected class as recognized under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and laws of the State of New Mexico.