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Dean - College of Business (Full-Time)

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Are you a dynamic, innovative leader with a passion for education? Baker College invites individuals who thrive in forward-thinking environments to join our leadership team and shape the future of higher education!

At Baker College, we're on a mission to transform education with a Student-First philosophy. Our President's vision is ambitious and dedicated to creating an environment where students, faculty, and staff flourish. Join us in fostering a culture of inclusion, engagement, and belonging!

Reporting directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean for the College of Business will provide system-wide strategic visionary leadership and foster a culture of inclusion, engagement, and belonging that inspires students, faculty, and staff to flourish.

Our ideal candidate for the dean position is a seasoned academic leader known for their collaborative, strategic, and decisive approach. They will excel at building relationships and possess excellent communication skills, demonstrating a profound dedication to fostering diversity, inclusion, and a positive internal culture.

The Dean will lead the College of Business by overseeing the identification, development, and maintenance of the quality of current and future programs. This includes procuring and maintaining program accreditations, program assessment efforts, and the enhancement of curricular quality.

The Dean will actively identify and assess opportunities for growth and efficiency, ensuring that standards consistently align with academic excellence. The Dean will hold a Doctoral Degree in a Business related field, or area of Academic Content Expertise (ie. Business, Information Systems, Psychology etc). They will have 3-5 years of leadership experience in higher education overseeing operations of sufficient complexity. The Dean will possess a distinguished record of achievement in the areas of academia, teaching and service.

The successful candidate will believe in and support the student first philosophy while contributing to the overall success of Baker College, while acting as a positive role model and brand ambassador on and off campus. Establishing robust external relationships to bolster Baker College's vision and mission will also be a key responsibility. Join us in shaping the future of education and leadership.

The full position description is available for your review online - Dean - College of Business

 

ABOUT BAKER COLLEGE:

Founded in 1911, Baker College is committed to embracing technology, sparking innovation, and fostering a supportive learning environment where students can get the real-world knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to pursue the life and career they want. Each of our six campus locations is special, with a unique culture, collection of academic programs, and landscape.

Baker College is an independent, private, non-profit institution that grants associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees on campuses across Michigan and online. Our student-first philosophy is the cornerstone of our institution—it is our compass, guiding us and keeping us on course, ensuring that our students and their success are always our main priority. Our dedication to the success of our students ensures that we will all go Further Together!

Please visit Baker College Careers Page for more information.

 

DIVERSITY STATEMENT:

Our College strives to be exemplars in the practice of diversity, equity, and inclusion by working in communion with multiple levels of professional representation throughout our college system. We are committed to our initiatives to fully understand how we can advance our levels of diversity, equity, and inclusion and create a culture that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Baker College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.

Please visit our DEI Page to learn more about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Baker College.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead development and implementation of key performance indicators relative to driving continuous improvement through both assessment processes and curricular efforts.
  • Maintain appropriate assessment data, prepare reports, and verify compliance with regulatory and specialized program accreditation standards.
  • Informed by data analytics, assess and evaluate current programs, projects and staff assignments to create a dynamic academic environment.
  • Demonstrate a growth mentality and creativity with the acquisition and allocation of resources to address strategic goals that position their respective college within specific niche areas for continued success.
  • Work collaboratively with the deans of the other colleges and serve on institutional committees to advance Academic Affairs priorities.
  • Lead projects or initiatives at the request of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
  • Develop and foster key community and industry partnerships.
  • Serve on the Academic Leadership Team and President's Council.
  • Conduct on-going program reviews, prepare proposals for new programs and program modifications that enhance enrollment and program quality for the College.
  • Explore and engage in best practices with regard to administration, programs, and course delivery.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to promoting a campus culture that values inclusion and diversity.
  • Direct and oversee academic college operations, including budget planning, management and analysis, and faculty load and contracts.
  • Oversee program officials in the content area to ensure compliance with program policies and ensure usage of consistent curriculum and assessment of course/program resources are updated and implemented as outlined for each program. 
  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive learning environment that encourages interdisciplinary research, creativity, and innovation.
  • Oversee program curriculum and evaluate academic program and faculty performance

Organization

Modern Education With a History of Excellence!

Putting students first for over a century! The beginnings of Baker College trace back to the turn of the 20th century, with the founding of Muskegon College by Woodbridge Ferris—who later became Governor of Michigan and then a U.S. Senator. Just two decades later, Eldon E. Baker—an educator who built a highly successful business college in Winfield, Kansas—moved to Flint and founded Baker Business University, which stood at the corner of Court Street and South Saginaw. In 1965, these two institutions came together under a single academic group headed by Robert Jewell of Muskegon. Throughout the years that followed, the schools continued to thrive and the group began to expand its outreach through the acquisition of other schools and locations. Founded in 1911, Baker College is committed to embracing technology, sparking innovation, and fostering a supportive learning environment where students can get the real-world knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to pursue the life and career they want. Each of our six campus locations is special, with a unique culture, collection of academic programs, and landscape. Baker College is an independent, private, non-profit institution that grants associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees on campuses across Michigan and online. Our student-first philosophy is the cornerstone of our institution--it is our compass, guiding us and keeping us on course, ensuring that our students and their success are always our main priority. Our dedication to the success of our students ensures that we will all go Further Together.

DEI Council Mission/Vision

Baker College strives to ensure that all of our programs, institutional goals and events, and commitments are open to all constituencies of students, staff, faculty, community members, employees and participants. As an institution of higher learning committed to new knowledge and innovation, we understand that true excellence and attainment comes from the diversity of individuals who are fully a part of all of our institutional endeavors. To achieve inclusive campus professional and learning environments, we interact with a variety of organizations and institutions in various disciplines and contexts. We seek to be exemplars in the practice of diversity, equity, and inclusion by working in communion with multiple levels of professional representation throughout our college system. We are committed to our initiatives to fully understand how and why we can advance our levels of diversity, equity and inclusion. In order to achieve our goals, we expect all of our faculty, staff, and students to participate in these efforts and both teach and learn about the dynamics of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We will accomplish our goals by:

  • Actively acknowledging our privileges and openly discussing them. Listening more and speaking less.
  • Acting out of a sincere interest in challenging larger oppressive power structures and violent, segregating social climates.
  • Supporting and making use of our privilege for the people we seek to work with, in unity.

Mission Statement

Our mission is our reason for being and what we work to accomplish every day as an institution. The mission of Baker College is to provide an inclusive, innovative and transformative educational experience which allows students to positively impact their lives and the world around them.

Core Values

Our core values influence everything we do at Baker College --- supporting our vision and defining our institutional culture.

Integrity.

Caring.

Inclusiveness.

Innovation.

Social Responsibility.

Vision 

Our vision is an aspirational outlook on what Baker College will accomplish now and in the future.

Creating better futures, one student at a time.

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Telephone
989-729-3951
Location
1020 S Washington St.
Owosso
Michigan
48867
United States

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