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Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences

Triton College
River Grove, Illinois
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Assists with providing advanced administrative leadership to Arts and Sciences 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 may include providing support in the development, revision, implementation, and evaluation of existing and new programs with area high schools and universities, administering grant programs and other types of educational programs, providing necessary guidance to ensure compliance with state, regulatory and accrediting agencies. Provide administrative support to appropriate faculty and staff. Facilitates the academic preparedness and success of students and promotes accountability for participation in student success efforts throughout the college and the community.


1. The Associate Dean will assist with academic programming in collaboration with other areas; define educational goals, objectives, assessment measures and methodologies in conjunction with faculty.

2. Conducts research and provides information and recommendations for administrative decision making in the Arts and Sciences areas.

3. Monitors standard institutional reports including daily enrollment, revenue, tenth day, and makes recommendations to the Dean.

4. Coordinates record keeping system for courses and programs in Arts and Sciences; and assists with data collection for program assessment and evaluation.

5. Develops grant proposals and assist with carrying out grant objectives.

6. Leads coordination and communication related to student success and engagement between disciplines.

7. Collaborates with chairs and coordinators and assists in the development and support of new initiatives to increase student success.

8. Coordinates programs and special projects as needed.

9. Assists the chairs in the hiring and supporting of full time and adjunct faculty.

10. Prepares budget documents and monitors expenditures.

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

12. Facilitates the recruitment, selection, training, development and retention of faculty and staff. Create training and educational support materials in collaboration with the Center for Teaching Excellence.

13. Recommends policies and procedures to improve the placement, performance and retention of students; promote and support academic success strategies and motivational services to foster a campus climate conducive to the success of students.

14. Lead activities such as workshops, seminars and/or other student success and engagement initiatives.

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

16. In collaboration with the Dean of Arts & Sciences, assists with the delivery of the dual credit program.

17. Performs other duties as assigned by the Dean.

18. Serves on committees as assigned.


Under the direct supervision of the Dean of Arts and Sciences


Chairs/Coordinators, clerical and other staff as assigned.  



Masters degree or higher in one of the disciplines represented within the division or in education or educational administration.


One to three years teaching experience in higher education. One to three years of administrative experience in a higher education. Experience with curriculum design, development, implementation and assessment.


Demonstrated knowledge, understanding and commitment to the philosophy of a comprehensive community college; familiarity with academic programs and services. Familiarity with personnel and business office procedures. Awareness of Illinois curriculum, articulation, and transfer rules and regulations. Knowledge of trends and best practices with regard to developmental education. Knowledge of diagnostic assessment and placement. Appreciation of diversity and promotion of multi-cultural awareness.


Ability to identify, evaluate and communicate essential student data as well as formulate student success initiatives based on that data. Ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff. 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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