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Associate Dean of Health Careers and Public Service Programs

Triton College
River Grove, Illinois

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Assists with providing administrative leadership in Health Careers and Public Service Program areas; provides professional and technical support to faculty, administrators, and staff on a variety of projects. Assists with coordinating special projects and grant initiatives. Other major functions include providing support in the development, evaluation, and revision of new and existing programs, supporting dual credit, expanding relationships with clinical affiliates, community partners, and employers, and providing guidance to ensure compliance with state, regulatory and accrediting agencies. Provides administrative support to appropriate faculty and staff, facilitates the academic preparedness and success of students, and promotes education and service in the community.


1. Effectively administers all aspects of Health Careers and Public Service Programs to assure the attainment of established programmatic outcomes and long-range goals.

2. Facilitates and supports the educational process by promoting an instructional environment for students and faculty that is conducive to student success.

3. Supervises program and course development, including student learning objectives and outcomes, activities, evaluation measures in collaboration with appropriate chairs/coordinators, faculty and other staff in compliance with college policy.

4. Facilitates and supports preparation of Internal Program Review (IPR) and ICCB program review (PRP), program accreditation self-studies and site visits.

5. Reviews and approve program schedules, including classroom and laboratory schedules.

6. Assists the Dean in the evaluation of program Chairs/Coordinators, faculty and staff.

7. Assists Chairs/Coordinators and faculty in the development, implementation and review of academic assessment.

8. Fosters the ongoing development of Areas of Study to support Guided Pathways and student success.

9. Develops grant proposals, monitors and coordinates Health Careers and Public Service Program grants.

10. Cooperates with federal and state regulatory agencies, and accreditation agencies.

11. Assists in developing and implementing Strategic Plan priorities.

12. Monitors the advisory committee process to assure adherence to established advisory committee guidelines.

13. Facilitates the recruitment, hiring, training, development and retention of faculty and staff.

14. Prepares budget documents and monitors expenditures.

15. Assists the Dean in monitoring the maintenance of assigned buildings and supports coordinators in ensuring the proper maintenance of current equipment.

16. Participates in professional activities on the local, state and national levels.

17. In collaboration with the Dean of Health Careers and Public Service Programs, assists with the delivery of dual credit programming.

18. Maintains clinical affiliate contracts per Board of Trustee requirements.

19. Serves on committees as assigned.

20. Performs other duties as assigned by the Dean.  



Master's Degree in an appropriately related Health or Public Service discipline, Education or Educational Administration.


Demonstrated experience and ability teaching, directing, planning, and/or implementing Health Careers and Public Service Programs. A minimum of three years' experience working in a health career or public service program represented within the division is preferred. Experience with curriculum design, development, implementation and assessment is preferred.


Understanding of and commitment to the philosophy of a comprehensive community college and demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills.


Demonstrated leadership, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Appreciation of diversity and promotion of multi-cultural awareness. Ability to maintain a broad institutional perspective and to think strategically. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.  



Triton College is an institution of higher education dedicated to student success. Located 14 miles from downtown Chicago, the school offers outstanding educational value in a student-centered setting rich in academic and cultural resources, career-oriented learning opportunities, and engaging social activities.

Triton’s attractive 110-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities, thriving arts and athletics programs and a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Our culturally diverse community of students, faculty and staff collaborates to promote integrity, open dialog, teamwork and mutual respect, while striving for excellence in all that we do.

We empower success in life-changing ways. Our degree and certificate programs feature practical courses and flexible scheduling options. Triton transfer students are readily accepted into colleges and universities nationwide. Career program students learn skills needed to succeed in a highly competitive job market that will allow them to make significant contributions to business and industry. Continuing Education students participate in courses geared toward recreation, personal enrichment, workforce development and lifelong learning.

More than 10,000 students enroll at Triton each year, yet every student receives ample individual attention in small, accessible classes. Our highly qualified faculty combines distinguished academic credentials with valuable real-world experience. Tuition is extremely affordable and financial assistance and scholarships are available.


Triton College is committed to empowering your success in life-changing ways. Our positive learning environment prepares students to effectively compete in our global economy, realize their career aspirations, and achieve personal growth.

What sets Triton College apart?


Triton College features small class sizes and a wide range of quality, real-world focused programs that provide a pathway to completing your degree at a four-year university, obtaining a well-paying job, or advancing in your career. Hands-on learning experiences in degree, certificate, continuing education, and adult education programs promote achievement.


Our faculty brings many years of professional and teaching experience to their classrooms. Placing a priority on engaging students with practical knowledge, faculty members use proven instructional methods to bring content to life. They also participate in ongoing professional development to share successful teaching approaches and best practices that will help students meet and complete course requirements.


Most four-year institutions around the country accept Triton's college credit courses as transfer credit. You can stay close to home while meeting your general education requirements at Triton, then transfer these credits to another university to complete your degree.


Triton is a vibrant and diverse community that promotes learning and achievement. State-of-the-art facilities, support services, and flexible class scheduling options provide students of all ages with opportunities and resources to excel and gain important skills for succeeding in life. Extra-curricular student clubs, organizations and activities offer many ways to get involved with our unique community on- and off-campus.


When you complete your studies at Triton, you can be confident that you will receive a positive return on your investment. Triton College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, an important distinction that employers look for when hiring prospective employees. Triton's affordable tuition offers significant annual savings compared to other colleges and universities, and financial assistance is available.

With all that Triton College has to offer, why spend more to attend college elsewhere? All the advantages you are looking for are right here!

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River Grove
United States
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