Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs: Humanities and Learning Communities

Bunker Hill Community College
Boston, Massachusetts
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Aug 9, 2021

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Location: Boston, MA Category: Administrators Posted On: Tue Jun 8 2021 Job Description:

The Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, assigned to the Division of Humanities and Learning Communities, is part of BHCC's academic leadership team and works under the supervision of and in consultation with the Dean of Humanities and Learning Communities in the operation of the academic division. The Assistant Dean is also part of a team of academic and student affairs administrators whose shared focus is the development, implementation and support of innovative academic and co-curricular initiatives that promote student access, equity and achievement.

With these goals in mind, the Assistant Dean provides administrative support and leadership for a variety of departments and work areas within the division, including: Communication, English, English as a Second Language, Global Languages, Learning Communities, Liberal Arts, Performing Arts, and the General Education Program of Study.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide Support for the Division Dean

  • Provide leadership and oversight for divisional activities including student recruitment, enrollment, retention and completion
  • Support curricular and co-curricular program development, implementation, assessment, and revision grounded in a framework of equity and cultural wealth
  • Assist in assessment activities for the General Education Program in consultation with the Dean
  • Manage core divisional programs as determined by the dean as well as college-wide projects as determined by the Dean and Associate Provost
  • Compile, evaluate and report on relevant data that support assessment and program improvement
  • Assist in the administration of the division, including office management; budgets, data and related reports; and requests for information related to collective bargaining and other Human Resource matters
  • Work with the dean to develop and revise the master schedule of courses, in collaboration with department chairs, by preparing and evaluating supporting data
  • Serve as a division liaison to BHCC work areas including Academic Records, Student Central, the Dean of Students Office, and Advising and LifeMap

Provide Support for Department Chairs, Directors and Program Coordinators

  • Collaborate with deans, chairs, directors and administrative support staff to design and implement professional development and training
  • Support the program review process, including identification of programs scheduled for program review, preparation of supporting data, and coordination of the external evaluation process

Provide Support for Divisional Faculty

  • Participate in hiring processes, orientation and onboarding
  • Ensure that relevant college policies and procedures are followed
  • Respond to faculty concerns
  • Review course materials and syllabi
  • Conduct classroom observations and evaluations
  • Coordinate professional development activities
  • Manage relevant faculty communications

Provide Support for Students in the Division

  • Implement academic policies and procedures
  • Respond to student concerns
  • Manage relevant student communications

Job Requirements:
  • Master's Degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Experience using assessment and data analysis for decision-making
  • Teaching experience
  • Demonstrated experience supporting student success and equity initiatives
  • A minimum of three years relevant experience working in higher education administration
  • Demonstrated commitment to a student-centered environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to work with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize work effectively
  • Proven ability to promote collaboration across departments and work areas
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically, strategically, and creatively

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree or Doctorate in an area of study within the Division of Humanities and Learning Communities
  • Teaching experience at the college level
  • Management and supervisory experience
  • Experience in a collective bargaining environment
  • Teaching or work experience at a community college
  • Proficiency in languages other than English
  • Experience with Student Information and CRM Systems and advanced functions of Microsoft applications
  • Demonstrated success in leading teams to reach established goals

Additional Information:

Open until filled. To ensure consideration application materials must be received by June 25, 2021.

Salary Range: $85,000.00-$95,000.00



Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) is a multi-campus urban institution, its main campus situated in the historic Charlestown neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. A second campus is located in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts; five satellites are located in the local communities of Cambridge, Chinatown, Revere, Somerville and Boston’s South End.

Founded in 1973 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, BHCC enrolls more than 8,100 students in day, evening, weekend, web-based and distance learning courses and programs. The College offers more than 68 associate degree and certificate programs that prepare students for successful employment and transfer to four-year universities. Internationally recognized for development of individualized and alternative methods of instruction, BHCC is a leader in distance-learning technologies that enhance and strengthen the learning environment. The College also has expansive course offerings in English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education.

One of the largest colleges in the state’s community college system, BHCC incorporates multi cultural and international perspectives in its courses, programs and institutional climate. With students from 90 countries, and students of color comprising more than half of the student’s population, BHCC is one of the more diverse and cosmopolitan colleges in New England. The average age of students is 28, nearly two-thirds are women and the majority of students work while attending college. An expansive array of student services supports the varied needs of the BHCC students.

A leader in workforce education, the College’s academic and technical programs offered at two campuses, five satellites and through distance learning models, reflect the workforce of the local and regional economy. The additional resources of the Workforce Development Center and ACT Center further support the Greater Boston communities’ employment training needs. 

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