Dean of the School of Music

Schenectady, New York
Feb 16, 2021
Executive Administration Jobs
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College


Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Dean of the School of Music is responsible for the management of the division, the music facilities and the School of Music events. The Dean supervises and evaluates faculty and staff and oversees the administration of bargaining agreements and personnel administration within the areas of their responsibility. The Dean is expected to lead the division’s efforts in developing and refining curricula and all areas of assessment including, but not limited to, program and course level assessment scheduling and completion. The Dean will be an integral part of the Academic Affairs’ leadership team and will participate in strategic planning and the formulation of policies within academic affairs.

Supervisory Responsibility

Supervisory responsibilities required in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training; planning and assigning projects/tasks; and appraising performance.


Master’s degree in, or related to, a discipline taught in the division. See the College web site  

  for a list of division programs.

• 3 years of combined supervisory and administrative experience.

Preferred Requirements

• Doctorate preferred

Qualifications & Skills

Required competencies include a minimum of 3 years of combined supervisory and administrative 


• Demonstrated experience developing and managing a budget

• Advanced knowledge in academic assessment

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Experience working in a collaborative environment

• A demonstrated understanding and commitment to the community college philosophy

• Demonstrated management skills and ability

• Project management skills

SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SUNY Schenectady) is one of 30 public community colleges operating under State University of New York (SUNY) system, and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. SUNY Schenectady provides quality, comprehensive education for transfer, career entry, training and workforce development to a diverse population in a student-centered environment. Committed to accessible and affordable education, the College utilizes innovative practices and contemporary technology to foster success through excellence in teaching and support services. The College’s mission emphasizes high quality academic programs, broad access for students, and responsiveness to the needs of the community. SUNY Schenectady offers over 50 transfer degree, career degree and certificate programs taught by committed, accessible faculty members. The campus is located in the community of Schenectady in a federally designated Opportunity Zone, along the Mohawk River, in the heart of the New York State Capital District. The majority of students are residents of Schenectady County, and the student body is diverse in gender, ethnicity, and age.


Offers of employment will be conditional based on the successful completion of a background check.

Application Instructions: Please provide a diversity statement, cover letter, resume, SUNY Schenectady employment application and unofficial transcripts. A full description of the duties and responsibilities of this position are available here.

At SUNY Schenectady, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our students, our employees, and our community. SUNY Schenectady is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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