Dean of Academic Affairs

Hudson, Kentucky
Apr 23, 2021
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Dean of Academic Affairs

Columbia-Greene Community College seeks a Dean of Academic Affairs who will provide leadership in an inclusive environment and oversee a portfolio of academic services that support college operations and overall student experience. The College seeks an individual who desires to become part of a creative, vibrant, and student-centered learning community and foster a culture of student access and success, retention, and completion. Reporting to the Provost/Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, the ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and build positive relationships with other areas of the college to advance institutional priorities. 


The ideal candidate will understand the benefits diversity brings to a learning and working environment. Therefore, the College is looking for an individual with the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. In addition, the next Dean of Academic Affairs will value equity, student success, and the opportunity to work in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to help all students achieve their educational goals. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of the current higher education landscape – especially in light of the global pandemic.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in one of the College’s academic programs, higher education, or related field
  • Ability to effectively lead and advance the mission, vision, and values of a comprehensive
  • community college through interactions with students, employees, and community members
  • Superior team-building and oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to lead the implementation and continuous improvement of academic assessment 
  • Experience with developing innovative academic programs 
  • Knowledge of faculty tenure, promotion, and sabbatical processes
  • Knowledge of shared governance and a track record of working with faculty and faculty
  • Experience with academic appeals processes
  • Demonstrated ability to manage financial and instructional resources of Academic Affairs
  • Experience working in a unionized setting, especially in community College
  • Ability to implement strategic planning activities
  • Knowledge of New York state and federal regulations in higher education
  • Teaching experience required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in student affairs or higher education administration 
  • Five or more years of experience demonstrating progressive responsibility 
  • Proven talent for relationship building with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Well-formed leadership philosophy honed listening skills, and experience delivering desired
  • Track record of documenting an understanding of all areas of Academic Affairs including
  • experience with fiscal prudence and accountability 

Salary and Benefit Information

Annual salary will commensurate with education and experience. The College offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, short- and long-term disability, generous vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plans, tax-deferred compensation, as well as employee and dependent tuition waivers. 


Application Information

For full consideration, applicants must submit the following: (1) cover letter; (2) CV; and (3) contact information for three professional references.  Submit all as a single PDF document to: [email protected] by May 21, 2021.


About Columbia-Greene Community College

Established in 1966 to serve Columbia and Greene Counties, the College is a public comprehensive community college and one of 64 institutions in the State University of New York (SUNY) System. Located in the state's scenic and historic Hudson River Valley (30 miles south of Albany and 110 miles north of New York City), Columbia-Greene serves some 2,000 students annually. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the College offers a variety of transfer and career programs leading to the degrees of Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, and Associate in Occupational Studies, as well as one-year certificate programs and specialized courses geared to community interest. Students may take classes through traditional face-to-face instruction as well as virtual or hybrid formats. Columbia-Greene boasts strong retention and completion rates and excellent job placement for graduates. Recently WalletHub ranked the College number one in New York and among the top ten community colleges in the nation for value and educational outcomes. 

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