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Dean, Special Academic Programs

Community College of Baltimore County
Baltimore, Maryland (US)

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Dean, Special Academic Programs

Class Description

The purpose of this class is to provide academic leadership of assigned school or academic program.

Compensation within the posted range is determined by a candidate's education level and/or years of experience in the field.  Generally, employees are hired in the lower third of the scale.

Minimum Requirements

Earned Master's degree, doctorate preferred. Minimum of four years of full-time teaching experience at the collegiate level strongly preferred. Minimum of three years of supervisory experience, the experiences may be concurrent. Knowledge of principles of pedagogy, assessment, and student success required.

Class Specific Essential Duties

  1. Develop, articulate, and present the vision for assigned school or academic program.
  2. Hire, evaluate, and supervise assigned staff.
  3. Represent the school and the College with students, parents, professional organizations, and other relevant constituencies.
  4. Provide leadership in relation to college-wide goals by initiating, sustaining, delivering, or eliminating academic programs.
  5. Supervise the creation of timely class schedules (Honors, ACDV) based on student needs and institutional resources.
  6. Review/revise existing curriculum and develop new curriculum where necessary.
  7. Oversee budget preparation and management.
  8. Plan, conduct, and evaluate professional development and training for faculty and staff as needed.

Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned.

Position Specific Essential Duties

  1. Serve as the chief advisor to the Provost and Vice President of instruction in the administration of the instructional areas of the program, including Honors, a future Honors College, Libraries, High School collaborations, Academic Development (ACDV), as well as other programs as assigned.
  2. Address strategic initiatives regarding the future direction of areas within the College.
  3. Ensure proper course and program evaluation and assessment through development of program and learning objectives, appropriate formative and summative research strategies, data collection, analysis, report writing, and program planning to ensure a continuous loop for academic excellence.
  4. Seek external funding for the areas supervised and provide support for initiatives including Achieving the Dream and other student success partnerships.
  5. Seek grant opportunities for special programs and oversee the Mellon Grant in collaboration with other academic Deans.
  6. Support and/or coordinate the design and delivery of professional development activities for faculty, staff, and advisors involved in Honors, academic development, learning communities, and other related areas.
  7. Support the design, implementation and assessment of student success initiatives, including transfer to upper division.
  8. Oversee the development of special projects and ensure they are then delivered in the appropriate academic area.

Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned.

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CCBC is committed to ensuring equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in all hiring and employment practices. We are committed to equal treatment for all applicants and employees and will not discriminate based on race, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by law.


The Community College of Baltimore County provides an accessible, affordable and high-quality education that prepares students for transfer and career success, strengthens the regional work force and enriches our community.community_college_of_baltimore_county1.jpg

CCBC focuses on quality education by ensuring state-of-the art teaching that combines outstanding teachers, the responsibility of learners for active engagement, appropriate technology and facilities, highly-focused services that support student entry, steady progress and attainment of goals, and the evaluation of student learning and services that provide a basis for continuous improvements.

community_college_of_baltimore_county2.jpgCCBC is ranked the number one provider of undergraduate education, workforce development, technology training and lifelong learning/life enrichment in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Rooted in the community since 1957, CCBC offers a unique approach to learning that empowers people to transform their lives. Nationally recognized as a leader in innovative learning strategies, CCBC educates more than 70,000 people each year, including more than half of all Baltimore County residents attending undergraduate college. CCBC’s Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development is the preferred training partner for Maryland businesses, serving more than 100 companies annually with customized employee development training. CCBC offers more than 50 different associate degrees and more than 100 different certificate programs – more than other colleges in the Maryland region.


CCBC’s holistic learning environment empowers students to transform their lives. CCBC puts a strong emphasis on one-on-one career and transfer counseling for its students, ensuring their time at the college is spent wisely and they are prepared to achieve their life goals. Students can learn any time, any place and any way, with convenient course options day, evening, weekends, online, at a variety of sites close to home and in the workplace. Thousands of non-credit courses and certification options provide valuable training and life enrichment skills to people of all ages. CCBC’s classes are all taught by highly trained and credentialed faculty, not teaching assistants, providing the highest level of instruction.




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