Dean, Academic Affairs

Cleveland, Cuyahoga County
Jan 22, 2014
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Department Name Academic Affairs

Campus or Location Western Campus

Vacancy Number 173-14

Reports To Campus President

Recruitment Type

Job Category Administrator

Position Type Full-Time

Union Position Non-Union

Number of Openings 1

Job Description Summary

The primary role of the Dean of Academic Affairs is to provide broad leadership and strategic management and oversight for the following academic areas:
- Business and Information Technologies
- Math
- Social Sciences
- Health Careers and Sciences
- Liberal Arts
- Brunswick University Center
- Learning Commons (Library, Academic Computing, and Media Services)
- Adjunct Services

Job Responsibilities

The Dean of Academic Affairs will work with academic leadership across the District to ensure the intellectual vibrancy of the learning environment through ongoing academic strategic planning, program development, and assessment.
In addition, s/he will demonstrate a commitment to diversity and a sophisticated understanding of effective programs that enhance student and faculty recruitment, retention, and success.
This proven academic leader will have a leadership style that is inclusive and collegial as well as senior-level experience in planning and managing human, fiscal, and intellectual resources within a complex higher education environment.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Works collaboratively with academic leadership on campus and college-wide to formulate and advance a comprehensive academic strategic plan.
Develops collaborative initiatives and programs with Student Affairs for student recruitment, retention, and achievement.
Takes a proactive role in the development and support of distance learning initiatives, alternative learning options, off-campus partnerships (including K-12 transition projects and dual credit programs), university partnerships, occupational training, articulation agreements, and other learning initiatives.
Oversees The Brunswick University Center and supervises the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, Associate Dean of Business and IT, Associate Dean of Math, Associate Dean of Health Careers and Sciences, Associate Dean of Liberal Arts, Associate Dean of Social Sciences, and the Assistant Dean of the Learning Commons (Library, Academic Computing, and Media Services.)
Provides leadership for professional development of the various personnel in the academic affairs unit.
Coordinates the preparation and submission of all campus academic budgets. Monitors departmental budgets for the academic affairs unit.
Oversees and approves the scheduling, staffing, and selection of campus course offerings and required learning resources and facilities.
Serves as a member of various campus and college-wide leadership and project management teams.
Represents the College in professional organizations and community activities.

Required Qualifications

Master Degree
Minimum of three (3) years of progressively more responsible leadership experience in an institution of higher education.
Knowledge of community college educational philosophy and instructional programs
Experience in curriculum development, accreditation, program review, and outcome-based education/ assessment
Demonstrated commitment to student success, faculty development, and to enhancing teaching and learning
Experience supervising administrative and support staff for effective and productive performance in support of institutional goals
Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
Proven commitment to one's own professional development
Excellent presentation skills - both written and verbal
Record of effectively planning, budgeting, allocating, and managing resources
Experience working with and sensitivity to the needs of a diverse population

Preferred Qualifications

Earned Doctorate degree
Teaching experience at the college level
Community college experience in a suburban environment
Experience working within a collective bargaining environment
Experience working in a multi-campus environment
Experience working with diverse technology applications including SCT Banner
Demonstrated experience or working knowledge of academic quality systems
Demonstrated ability to adapt and respond quickly to the changing needs of the organization and its internal and external constituents

Work Schedule

Standard college hours 8:30 – 5:00. Hours will vary depending on business units needs.

Target Hiring Rate/Salary

Special Note

Posting Open Date 01/21/2014

Repost Date

Posting Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

For full consideration, apply by this date 03/07/2014

Special Instructions to Applicants

During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments. Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

Affirmative Action Statement

Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a Master Degree and a minimum of three (3) years of progressively more responsible leadership experience in an institution of higher education?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents