Dean of the Division of Social Sciences

Oklahoma City Community College
Oklahoma City, OK

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Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

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Working Title:

Dean of the Division of Social Sciences

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Annual Hours:

12 Month

Placement Range:

$80,000 - $95,000

Position Type:


Job Category:

Exempt (Managerial)

General Description:

This mid-level management position provides administrative oversight to an academic division affording educational opportunities within available resources through the planning, researching, building, implementing and sustaining new and existing programs for the provision of credit and non-credit courses that adhere to Oklahoma State Regents of Higher Education (OSRHE) policies and guidelines.
The Dean emphasizes student success, faculty development and evaluation of curriculum including new program development. The individual possesses the ability to lead faculty and staff while being visionary and proactive. The individual will value the need for collegiality and teamwork with other Deans. Serves as an ambassador in the community and to industry.
The Dean provides long-term strategic planning for the division while assisting faculty in curriculum development and instructional planning. In addition, the Dean keeps abreast with current trends in workforce and economic development and works proactively toward meeting workforce and industry needs.

Reports To:

Vice President for Academic Affairs

What position(s) reports to this position?:

Program Chairs, Directors, Coordinators
Professor of Psychology
Professor of History
Professor of Political Sciences
Professor of Child Development
Professor of Sociology
Professor of Geography

Scholars for Excellence in Child Care Coordinator

Division Assistant
Division Secretary

Lab Supervisor(s)
Lab Assistant(s)

Minimum Education/Experience:

An earned master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a program within the Division or in a directly related field.

The applicant should also have seven (7) to ten (10) years of higher education administrative experience which includes faculty administrative oversight, and at least five (5) years of college/university teaching in a directly related field.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Demonstrated academic leadership including excellent written & oral communication skills, interpersonal skills and good judgment
Understanding of budget, planning, assessment, and personnel processes
Strong organizational and management skills
Ability to assess faculty & staff performance and provide appropriate feedback
Ability to work in a diverse campus community

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

Sedentary work: The person in this position may occasionally exert up to 10 pounds of force to grasp, lift, push, pull, carry or otherwise move objects.
This position requires the person to frequently communicate with administration, faculty, staff, students, and others to perform the essential functions of the position. Must be able to exchange accurate information in various situations.
This position requires the person to operate a computer, other office machinery and mobile devices to to perform the essential functions of the position.
This position requires the person to frequently operate equipment that involves repetitive motions of hands, wrists, and fingers.
This position requires the person to judge, observe and assess the accuracy, neatness, thoroughness of work assigned or to make general observations.
This position performs the essential functions in an indoor, office setting

Preferred Qualifications:

An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited university, as well as hold an earned master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a program within the Division or a directly related field.

At least ten (10) years of higher education administrative experience which includes faculty administrative oversight, and at least six (6) years of college/university teaching in a directly related field.

Required Training:

Annual Campus Security Authority (CSA) Training

Work Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with nights and weekends as needed.


Division of Social Sci.

Job Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


HR Contact:

Beth Holmes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are to thoroughly complete the online application and attach the following required documents: cover letter, resume, and transcript conferring a minimum of a Master’s degree in the field of or directly related field within the Division of Social Sciences from a regionally accredited College or University.

Applicants who do not attach the required documents will not be considered for the position.

For application assistance or questions, please contact Human Resources at (405)682-7542, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Job Duties (Position Specific):

(The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

Job Duties (Duties Assignment Statement):

Research, build, and implement division strategic planning that encourages creation of new and sustains existing programs.

Provide an effective and efficient system for the delivery and evaluation of curriculum including new program development.

Assesses programs for effectiveness in meeting student, industry and workforce development needs.

Provide leadership and direction in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of a diverse and qualified full-time and adjunct faculty.

Effectively supervise and evaluate faculty and staff within the division to enhance productivity.

Provide leadership and direction to faculty members in the preparation and implementation of instructional plans consistent with approved competencies.

Recruit quality and engaged advisory board members to serve on advisory boards using network to cultivate a pipeline of internships.

Ensure the program advisory committees meet regularly (once to twice per year) for certificate and AAS programs.

Supervise the instructional delivery system and provide guidance for continued instructional quality. Provide oversight in the development of learning materials and assure the quality of same.

Provide management of the division on a daily basis, including student and faculty issues and required institutional meetings.

Develop the division budget with input from faculty and staff. Establish and maintain appropriate accounting procedures.

Authorize expenditures within the approved division budget.

Coordinate with department chairs, coordinators, and faculty the assessment of student learning outcomes for the programs within the division. Evaluate program outcomes and develop recommendations based on these evaluations.

Oversee the implementation of an approved system for assuring faculty and staff development.

Encourage faculty to seek out grant opportunities to sustain current and/or develop new programs.

Monitor physical conditions of classrooms and office facilities and ensure efficient utilization of available space. Supervise scheduling of classes and assigning of classroom space to ensure quality instruction.

Represent faculty/staff to internal departments and appropriate external agencies (such as programmatic accreditors, business and industry professional organizations, etc.) to ensure effective and efficient operation.

Provide employees with leadership, information, and training regarding established safety and health procedures and practices in compliance with federal, state, and College requirements.

Advise the Vice President for Academic Affairs on significant matters and support the achievement of institutional goals.

Job Duties (Safety / Policy & Procedures):

Abide by the policies and procedures published in the Board of Regents Policies and College Policies & Procedures.

Contribute to a safe educational & working environment.

Adhere to established safety and health procedures and practices for the purpose of providing injury and illness prevention for self and others.

Complete quarterly health and safety training pursuant to OCCC’s established safety and health procedures and practices.

Participate in all applicable OCCC emergency, evacuation, shelter in place drills, and be prepared to take action and assist others in taking appropriate action should a health or safety emergency occur.

This position has been identified as having significant responsibility for student and campus activities. The individual holding this position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). CSAs are required to report crimes they become aware of to the Reporting Structure at Oklahoma City Community College. Annual CSA training is required for individuals holding this position.


Oklahoma City Community College provides the people of Oklahoma and our community with broad access to certificates of mastery, associate degrees, community education, and cultural programs of exceptional quality, empowering our students to achieve their educational goals and our community to thrive in an increasingly global society.

OCCC promote's student success through: open access to the College; quality in the learning environment; excellence in the faculty and staff; competency based learning; comprehensive and innovative programs and services; cooperation in the development and improvement of programs and services; and holding students, employees, and programs accountable for high performance standards.

Oklahoma City Community College serves more than 28,000 students annually. For most of our students, completing a college degree is life changing, not only for the student who receives the degree, but also for the student's family; and in a collective sense, transformational for our community. At OCCC, we have always been committed to helping every student realize their educational goals.

We believe our responsibility for our student's success does not end at graduation. We offer a solid background and a firm foundation for a lifetime of learning and accomplishment.

This year we have made another major commitment toward that responsibility. OCCC was chosen as one of 79 community colleges in 16 states to participate in Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count. This national initiative focuses on the success of community college students and is designed to help OCCC remain focused on helping our students reach their goals.

The dark red buildings of Oklahoma City Community College have become a landmark in the southwestern section of Oklahoma City. Situated on a 143-acre site just south of Interstate 240 on South May Avenue, the College is easily accessible to the entire metropolitan Oklahoma City area. The distinctive architectural design of the buildings creates a positive environment for quality education

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