Dean of Academic and Student Affairs – West Campus
Montgomery County Community College (MCCC), located in suburban Philadelphia, with campuses in Blue Bell and Pottstown, serves more than 21,000 credit and almost 10,000 non-credit students annually. Recognized as one of the most technologically savvy community colleges in the country, with a new Virtual Campus, four additional locations, and 29 instructional sites throughout the county, MCCC prides itself on innovation and student success. The College’s comprehensive curriculum includes 82 associate degree/certificate programs in 56 areas of study, as well as a range of continuing education, personal enrichment, and specialized workforce development courses. MCCC is fully accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The College has earned national recognition for its work as one of the nation’s 82 “Achieving the Dream” Leader Colleges and was honored by Achieving the Dream with the 2014 Leah Meyer Austin Award. The College has also received numerous awards for its focus on sustainability. To learn more about MCCC, please visit www.mc3.edu. MCCC is currently seeking a strong academician to serve as the new Dean of Academic and Student Affairs for the West Campus. Reporting to the Vice President of the West Campus, the new Dean will provide onsite management and strategic leadership for Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Enrollment Management. Working in collaboration with the College’s academic deans, Dean of Student Affairs, and Executive Director of Enrollment Services, the Dean will facilitate the delivery of outstanding academic (credit and non-credit), enrollment management, and student affairs programs. The Dean will participate on the leadership teams of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Provost, and the Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. Serving as the Academic Affairs representative of the West Campus, the Dean will collaborate with all institutional units to advance the College’s Strategic Initiatives; recruit, identify and prepare faculty to teach; and resolve student and faculty concerns in collaboration with Divisional Deans. Serving as a resource for both faculty and students, the Dean will advocate for at-risk students; provide strategic input into the Academic Strategic Plan; lead, manage, and supervise the Student Success Center; serve as the judicial officer; and oversee performance measures, standards, and learning outcomes. Qualifications: The successful candidate will be an academic professional with a minimum of three years of teaching and three years of administrative experience at the post-secondary level. A commitment to excellence in teaching and learning in and out of the classroom is necessary. Required is understanding and experience aligning academic affairs, student affairs, and enrollment management leadership. Experience with curriculum development, and a commitment to the dual tenets of access and success are necessary. S/he will possess superb leadership abilities with excellent communication skills and strong personal qualities of honesty, integrity, enthusiasm, initiative, flexibility, and creativity. The ability to work well with different people from diverse backgrounds and communities promoting cooperative interactions and outcomes is essential. The successful candidate must possess a doctorate in higher education or related field. Doctoral students will be considered. Environment: Philadelphia, the birthplace of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, is a dynamic place with big city excitement and hometown charm. Cultural, culinary, artistic and ethnic treasures abound in this city and its surrounding countryside. The fifth-largest city in the country, Philadelphia is a welcoming city based on freedom of expression. It offers new and one-of-a-kind attractions, a wealth of art and culture, renowned performing arts companies, awe-inspiring architecture, a walkable downtown, seemingly endless shopping and a renaissance restaurant scene. The greatest concentration of American history can be found at Independence National Historical Park, including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. There are many housing options in and around Philadelphia. Application: Interested candidates should submit only a cover letter and resume to RPA Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org. For a confidential discussion, contact Brian Bustin or Mary Wagner, Senior Recruitment Specialists, or Kate Nolde, Vice President, at 800-992-9277. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For guaranteed full consideration, please submit application materials by April 30, 2014. Montgomery County Community College is an EEO/AA/ADA employer and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.