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Interim Academic Dean, Health and Public Services (Approximately August 1, 2022 - May 15, 2023)

Des Moines Area Community College
Ankeny Campus

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Job Title:

Interim Academic Dean, Health and Public Services (Approximately August 1, 2022 - May 15, 2023)


Ankeny Campus

Job Number:


Employment Date:

August 1, 2022

Job Category:

Administrative/Professional Positions

Application & Position Contact Information:

Human Resources at (515) 964-6479 or [email protected] for information concerning the application process. MD Isley at 515-964-6855 or [email protected] for information concerning the position or your status once the position has closed.

Salary Information:

Starting salary: $115,288

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training. The starting salary range represents the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Pay Grade: A11

Job Summary:

Serve as district-wide chief administrative officer of academic departments and programs.

Essential Functions:

Provide leadership, strategic planning and resources for faculty and staff in academic departments and programs. Coordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of departmental curricula and course schedules district-wide in cooperation with provosts, online dean and other district-wide support personnel.Supervise department faculty and staff; recommend personnel actions related to hiring, firing, compensation, performance evaluation, individual development plans, Quality Faculty Plan compliance, training, leave, discipline, grievances, work schedules and assignments; administer personnel and related policies and procedures, collective bargaining agreements and the EEO/AA plan.Develop, recommend for approval and manage the departmental budget. Oversee purchase and usage of properties and materials. Provide leadership, support and participate in fundraising endeavors and other external funding initiatives. Administer grants and ensure compliance.Resolve student issues and complaints in cooperation with appropriate faculty and student services staff.Establish and maintain a system of effective communication among all departmental functions and between campuses. Collaborate with other departments, provosts and area high schools to establish and maintain partnerships for delivering educational programs. Recommend, and upon approval, implement the advisory committee member selection process and ensure that meetings are held and documented.Administer operation of facilities, centers and clinics associated with specific academic programs.Facilitate the accreditation, assessment and evaluation process for programs. Ensure proper certification of departmental faculty.Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in higher education administration or related, business administration, or in an academic discipline offered by the department with a minimum of 18 graduate semester credits in the discipline (Nursing, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Med Lab Tech, Medical Assisting, Health Care Administration, Respiratory Therapy, EMS & Fire Science, and Early Childhood Education).
Five years of experience with the development of programs or courses designed for diverse student/customer populations at a community college, which includes teaching, training and/or development experience, including two years of administrative/managerial experience (experience as a department or program chair may be used for this experience).
Demonstrated excellent communication and human relation skills.
Demonstrated knowledge in planning, organizing, administering and assessment of student services and programs.
Demonstrated competence in budget planning and management.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, and the academic, intellectual, and social development of all students and employees.
Demonstrated leadership experience in a multi-campus site work environment with a diverse range of activities and people.
Demonstrated ability to promote collaboration, teamwork and partnerships with internal and external constituents.
Demonstrated commitment to teaching, learning and student development.
Knowledge of current software applications.

Desired Qualifications:

Administrative and/or teaching experience in a community college.
Experience working with student issues including discipline and disability accommodations.
Experience working with community partnerships, service agencies or external program accreditation organizations.

Physical Requirements:


  • Sit
  • Lift Floor to Waist < 10 lbs
  • Carry < 10 lbs x 100 ft
  • Push/pull horizontal 10 lbs x 18 in
  • Lateral Pinch
  • Forward reach
  • Crouch
  • Neck Flexion, Extension & Rotation
  • Fine Motor Coordination
  • Hand & Foot Coordination
  • Stand
  • Ability to be Mobile

Mobility accommodations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and determined by the essential functions of this position.

Physical Demand Category:


Post offer, Pre-Employment Physical Test:


Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday, day hours

Posting Date:


Deadline for Submitting Applications:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

DMACC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer and embraces diversity. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities desiring a reasonable accommodation in the application process should notify Human Resources at 515-964-6301 or by email [email protected]

THIS VACANCY REQUIRES: 1) A complete DMACC Employment Application (personal information, educational history, employment history, and supplemental questions). Incomplete applications and commenting “See Resume” will not be accepted. The application form will be used to screen applicants for required qualifications. 2) Attachment of transcripts to your electronic application. Transcripts must include the applicant’s name and degrees conferred. Scanned copies are acceptable.

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Nondiscrimination Statement::

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, or hiring practices, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information (in employment), and actual or potential parental, family or marital status. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure (HR3010). Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515-964-6857, [email protected] Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S Ankeny, Blvd, Bldg 1, Ankeny, IA 50023, phone 515-964-6216, [email protected] Questions or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, phone 312/730-1576, fax 312-730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339, email [email protected]


DMACC is the largest community college in Iowa, serving Central Iowa since 1966. We have 500+ faculty and staff dedicated providing the most immersive, progressive, and innovative learning experience for our students.

We're proud to provide one of the best opportunities for educational advancement in the state. Our student body is made up of traditional students as well as professionals from a multitude of backgrounds.

We offer the lowest tuition and fees in the state with more than 220 programs of study. Our credit students can graduate with an associates degree, college diploma or certificate.  With courses available online or face-to-face, students can easily plan a class schedule that fits their needs.

With an average class size of 18 students to 1 faculty member, students get a level of assistance that may not be possible at other institutions.

We offer learning opportunities through our six campuses and six learning centers.

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