Dean of Communications, English, Journalism
- Johnson County Community College
- Overland Park
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- Full Time
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- Community College
Johnson County Community College
Position, Department: Dean of Communications, English, Journalism, Academic Affairs
Type of Position: Full-time Salaried, Exempt
Work Schedule, Hours per week: 40 hours per week
Pay Range: $93,421-117,949 *actual pay determined based on relevant years of work experience.
Pay Grade: 61.61
Opportunity for hybrid schedule: Yes
Benefits Category: Full-time Benefits
Position Summary: An effective Dean provides strategic leadership and management of the institution, including people, processes, information, physical and financial assets; promotes the success of all students; and sustains the community college mission.
- Earned doctorate degree or equivalent combination of master's degree and relevant experience
- Successful academic administrative leadership experience
- College teaching experience, preferably in one of the areas supervised
- Community college experience preferred
To be considered for this position we will require an application, resume, and cover letter.
Position Details: Job duties include but are not limited to:
LEADERSHIP - Strategically improves the quality of the institution, protects the long-term health of the organization, promotes the success of all students, and sustains the community college mission, based on knowledge of the organization, its environment, and future trends. Performance is acceptable when:
a. Demonstrates transformational leadership through authenticity, creativity, and vision.
b. Monitors and improves the quality of education and the long-term health of the organization using a variety of evidence and proven practices from internal and external stakeholders.
c. Uses educational landscape awareness and a systems perspective to assess and respond to the needs of the community.
d. Fosters a positive environment.
e. Aligns organizational mission, structures, and resources with the college master plan.
f. Works effectively and diplomatically with unique constituent groups such as legislators, board members, business leaders, accreditation organizations, and others to build networks and leverage partnerships.
MANAGEMENT - Equitably and ethically sustains people, processes, and information as well as physical and financial assets to fulfill the mission, vision, and goals of the community college. Performance is acceptable when:
a. Supports operational decisions by managing information resources and ensuring the integrity and integration of reporting systems and databases.
b. Manages resources using processes consistent with the college master plan and local, state, and national policies.
c. Implements financial strategies to support programs, services, staff, and facilities.
d. Creates a culture of talent development.
e. Employs organizational, time management, planning, and delegation skills.
f. Manages conflict and change in ways that contribute to the long-term viability of the organization.
COMMUNICATION - Uses clear listening, speaking, and writing skills to engage in honest, open dialogue at all levels of the college and its surrounding community, to promote the success of all students, and to sustain the community college mission. Performance is acceptable when:
a. Articulates and champions shared mission, vision, and values to internal and external audiences, appropriately matching message to audience.
b. Disseminates and supports policies and strategies.
c. Creates and maintains open communications. d. Conveys ideas and information succinctly, frequently, and inclusively.
e. Listens actively to understand, comprehend, analyze, engage, and act.
f. Projects confidence and acts responsibly and tactfully.
SERVE AS A CAMPUS SECURITY AUTHORITY (CSA) BY - reporting crimes to the designated JCCC Clery Act Officer in accordance with applicable laws, policies and procedures. Performance is acceptable when:
a. Completing training at least annually on campus safety and crime reporting issues.
b. Assisting in the issuance of timely emergency warnings.
c. Serving as a resource to students, employees and others regarding crime prevention, reporting and victim assistance.
d. Collaborating with the Clery Act Officer, Title IX Team, Clery Act Team and Emergency Preparedness Manager on various campus compliance issues.
The responsibilities described represent the primary responsibilities of the job. Other responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor as warranted by business needs. The incumbent is expected to do all assigned responsibilities.
Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous, and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.
*Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.
Diversity Statement: Here at Johnson County Community College, we seek to inspire positive change for our students, faculty, and staff through promoting growth and development of all individuals. We aim to create a sense of belonging, accepting all values, life experiences, and perspectives on our campus. We are seeking individuals who will bring their true, authentic selves to JCCC so we can broaden perspectives with innovative ideas, interests, and passions, while fostering and promoting our diversity commitments to our community. We believe that engaging all of our unique employees is the key to students' success. You belong here.
About JCCC: Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture - not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.
Disclosure: If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.
If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email [email protected].
To apply, please visit: https://careers.jccc.edu/en-us/job/495237/dean-of-communications-english-journalism
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Working at Johnson County Community College
With more than 34,000 students enrolled in credit and continuing education classes each semester, Johnson County Community College is the state's third largest institution of higher education and the largest of its 19 community colleges.
JCCC offers a full range of undergraduate credit courses that form the first two years of most college curricula. The college has more than 100 transfer agreements with area colleges and universities that ensure admittance to specific programs such as business, engineering and education. JCCC students are able to begin their first two years of a four-year degree program here and complete that degree on schedule.
In addition, more than 50 one- and two-year career and certificate programs prepare students to enter the job market in high-employment fields. The college maintains extensive student support services such as computer labs, math labs, a writing center and a learning center.
JCCC’s continuing education program is the largest, most comprehensive in the Kansas City area. Through the Center for Business and Technology, participants can take courses in management and computer application or seminars and workshops that lead to professional certification and licensure. Personal enrichment classes, on topics ranging from gardening to money management, are also offered, while nationally and internationally performing and visual artists appear in the performance spaces and Gallery of Art in JCCC’s Carlsen Center.
The campus, centrally located in the county on 234 acres, opened in 1972. There are 18 major buildings on campus. Currently under construction are the Regnier Center and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.
JCCC’s full-time faculty and staff numbers about 875. Another 1,800 people work as adjunct faculty or part-time staff. Most faculty members have master’s degrees, and many have or are earning doctorates.
JCCC returns about $2.70 to the community for every tax dollar it collects. The college's total tangible economic impact on the community is more than $182 million annually.
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