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Dean HealthCare/Public Safety & Wellness

Johnson County Community College
Overland Park Main Campus

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Job no: 495691
Work type: Full-time Salaried
Location: Overland Park Main Campus
Categories: Executive

Position, Department: Dean HealthCare/Public Safety & Wellness, Academic Affairs

Type of Position: Full-time Salaried, Exempt

Work Schedule, Hours per week: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., 40 hours per week

Pay Range: $93,421-$129,300 and determined based on relevant years of work experience.

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.

The Dean provides management for all of the programs in the Healthcare/Public Safety & Wellness division: Dental Hygiene, Emergency Medical Science, Nursing, Health & Wellness, Practical Nursing and Health Occupations, Respiratory Care and Neurodiagnostic Technology, Police Academy, Fire Science, and Olathe Health Education Center.

Required Qualifications: 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

Preferred Qualifications: Community college experience preferred
Program Accreditation experience and Experience in working with licensing boards

To be considered for this position we will require an application, resume, and/or cover letter.

*Unofficial transcripts are required for all Adjunct faculty and Faculty positions.

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; and d. Collaborating with the Clery Act Officer, Title IX Team, Clery Act Team and Emergency Preparedness Manager on various campus compliance issues.

*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.

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: JCCC provides equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals and is an affirmative action employer. JCCC does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, religion, marital status, parental status, military status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other factors that cannot be lawfully considered in its programs and activities, which includes employment and admissions, in accordance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act, the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002, the Kansas Acts Against Discrimination and all other applicable civil rights and nondiscrimination laws.

Inquiries concerning JCCC's compliance with its nondiscrimination policies (including Title IX, Title VI and Section 504 inquiries) may be referred to a Title IX Coordinator (, or Director of Human Resources, or the Dean of Students and Learner Engagement at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210, 913-469-8500; or to Office for Civil Rights, Kansas City Office, U.S. Department of Education, One Petticoat Lane, 1010 Walnut Street, Suite 320, Kansas City, MO 64106, Telephone: 816-268-0550,Facsimile: 816-268-0559, Email to:

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

Advertised: 19 Feb 2024 Central Standard Time
Applications close: 08 Mar 2024 Central Standard Time


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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