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Dean, Business Studies

Rowan College of South Jersey
NJ 08080, NJ, NJ

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Institution Type
Community College

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The Dean, Business Studies is responsible for the academic, administrative, and fiscal management in a learner-centered, community college environment. This position encompasses many career programs including Business, Technology and Computer Graphic Arts. The Dean must have a record of effective teaching, a commitment to diversity, and strong leadership skills. The Dean will ensure the academic integrity of all educational programs through a commitment to shared decision-making, quality teaching, and effective outcomes assessment. The Dean will support faculty teaching and outreach associated with respective academic programs, will participate in college-wide marketing, public relations, and community outreach activities associated with respective academic programs, and will participate as an active member of the college and county communities. Flexible hours are required.

Travel will be required, as this position will work on both the Gloucester and Cumberland Campuses.

Examples of Duties

  • Leads the delivery of learner-centered academic instruction for the division, regularly monitoring and analyzing divisional outcomes data to ensure effectiveness, efficiency, and continuous program improvement.
  • Promotes and supports the value of diversity and cultural sensitivity in all aspects of learning and teaching.
  • Supports students as a participant in advisement, student appeals, committee work associated with student issues, and other emergent processes and circumstances.
  • Collaborates with faculty and staff in the division in the development of effective teaching, student support, and retention strategies for students.
  • Works with Business Studies students’ academic pathway plans and provides advice and support to students in the division.
  • Works with faculty, administrative colleagues, and cabinet members to ensure coordination of college-wide strategic planning initiatives and goals.
  • Supports faculty efforts associated with curriculum development, outcomes assessment, institutional effectiveness, technology integration, pedagogy, and collaboration.
  • Ensures that all divisional faculty and staff receive regular and formal performance feedback as well as opportunities for professional growth.
  • Manages and regularly monitors the division budget, assuring that strategic goals are addressed through resource allocation and expenditures.
  • Participates in the processes associated with the recruitment, selection, hiring, orientation, contract renewal, and tenure recommendation, if applicable, for all divisional faculty and staff.
  • Manages course delivery, logistics processes, scheduling, and administrative systems operations associated with programs and courses.
  • Participates in college-wide marketing, public relations, and community outreach activities associated with Business Studies programs.
  • Administers, implements, and interprets for faculty and staff the college’s policies, rules, and regulations as they apply to the division.
  • Maintains a high level of expertise through participation in approved professional development activities and regular review of professional information resources.
  • Provides regular and periodic data and reports for administrative consideration as requested.
  • Administers the negotiated agreements applicable to divisional faculty and staff.
  • Demonstrates effective experience with reaccreditation and knowledge of Middle States Association process.
  • Provides leadership in the development and meaningful assessment of student learning outcomes that leads to the improvement of student learning and services.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.

  • Faculty
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Support Staff

  • Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related field of study to the division required, doctorate preferred
  • Minimum of five years of effective collegiate level teaching experience
  • Directly applicable supervisory and administrative experience in an educational institution
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to communicate the vision of the college to a diverse audience
  • Demonstrated experience with the strategic planning and accreditation processes and learning outcomes assessment
  • Documented experience in curriculum development and evaluation
  • Administrative experience in higher education at the level of director or division chair
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule with varied hours to meet department and College needs
  • Ability to travel between multiple campus locations, utilizing personal vehicle
  • Possess the ability to work well and communicate effectively with prospective and current students, staff, faculty, administration, and colleagues and community partners
  • Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff and a commitment to a student-centered environment

  • If certain conditions exist, this position requires you to have access to personal technological equipment and capabilities to perform your duties.Supplemental Information

    COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at Rowan College of South Jersey. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the College. For more information about RCSJ’s vaccine requirements, visit the RCSJ Coronavirus Updates website for the latest information.
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Physical activity of the position:

  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Talking
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers such as picking, pinching, typing
  • Physical requirements of the position:
  • Light work- exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds of force frequently
  • Visual acuity requirements of the position:
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity
  • Workplace conditions of the position:
  • The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
  • Women and Minorities Encouraged to Apply
    Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

    As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.


    Rowan College of South Jersey (RCSJ) is a publicly supported two-year institution, fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Formed July 1, 2019, Rowan College of South Jersey is a new regional college, academically designed to transform higher education in New Jersey.

    For more than five decades, Rowan College at Gloucester County and Cumberland County College have provided students with affordable and accessible options to prepare them for careers within their chosen field. On July 1, 2019, these two colleges merged to mark an important milestone in the history of community colleges — the creation of a regional college in southern New Jersey. Together these two campuses offer more than 120 unique degrees and certificates, combining 100 years of experience to provide a variety of degree selections, cost-saving initiatives, and scholarship and internship opportunities, at one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.

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    1400 Tanyard Road
    New Jersey

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