Dean of STEM & Health, Academic Services (REVISED)

Job Closed: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

Function of Position:

Monroe Community College has restructured its educational programs, processes, and procedures to enhance student success under a Guided Pathways model known as the MCC Schools. In support of this commitment to Guided Pathways, the College is seeking an administrator and leader who will oversee two of the Schools and will contribute to the College's focus on supporting students throughout their educational journey and ensuring student completion.

The Dean of STEM and Health has general responsibility for the quality of the courses, programs, activities, faculty, staff, and resources of the departments within the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) and the School of Health Sciences & Physical Wellness, which include Biology, Chemistry/Geosciences, Engineering Science/Physics, Health and Physical Education, Health Professions, Mathematics, and Nursing. The Dean oversees and supports programmatic accreditation efforts within the division. This Dean is also responsible for CSTEP, STEP, and LSAMP grant programs.

The Academic Dean is an active member of the Academic Services leadership team at Monroe Community College. The Dean has general responsibility for the quality of the courses, programs, activities, faculty, staff, and resources of the departments under his/her supervision. As the leader of these units, the Dean models and promotes collegiality and addresses departmental concerns, interests, and objectives in the context of the needs of the College, students, and community. The Dean works closely with department chairpersons, coordinators, and directors and serves as the primary liaison between faculty activities and administrative functions in an environment that values teamwork and innovative practices. The Dean promotes a focus on student learning, retention and success within the academic departments and programs. This position reports to the Provost and Vice President, Academic Services, and serves as a member of the Provost's staff, supporting the College's overall mission, strategic plan, and goals. This position serves as an enthusiastic and informed ambassador for initiatives central to the College's commitment to excellence, innovation and efficiency in serving a diverse student body and in supporting a diverse faculty and staff. The Dean supports MCC's regional and national reputation as a leader among best practices colleges.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities:
•Provides collaborative, team-based leadership by addressing departmental, school, divisional, and institutional concerns through regular meetings with chairpersons, division leaders, and the Provost and Vice President, Academic Services
•Encourages and guides faculty and staff to assess courses, programs, and pedagogical approaches using a data- and evidence-informed approach to improve student learning
•Provides leadership and oversight for departmental plans relating to academic programs, curriculum, master schedule, and learning environments to assure institutional effectiveness and efficiencies that maximize resources, balance competing demands, respond to students' needs, and meet all state/accreditation requirements and compliance frameworks
•Provides oversight of divisional enrollment, registration, advising, and mentoring, and other activities
•Provides analysis and advocacy for the division's resource needs and allocations, including statements of financial impacts of proposed actions and initiatives
•Coordinates, reviews and approves departments' goals and budgets within the context of College fiscal sustainability and stability
•Oversees the development of divisional procedures and criteria governing the appraisal of professional performance, reviewing departmental appraisals and making independent recommendations to the Provost and Vice President, Academic Services, on matters of retention, tenure and promotion
•Provides guidance and direction in departmental recruitment, hiring, orientation, and development of staff and faculty, consistent with College policies and procedures
•Serves as a primary resource for support, orientation, and training of department chairs and directors under their supervision
•Assists departments with managing personnel issues and challenges involving faculty and staff, including facilitation, conflict resolution, and interpretation of college policy
•Provides guidance, direction, and experience with grant writing, operations management, special projects, and applied learning experiences and placements
•Responds to faculty and staff concerns about student conduct and oversees and participates in the academic grievance process at the departmental and divisional level, ensuring that appropriate processes are followed
•Responds to student complaints within the mechanisms provided by College policies and procedures
•Leads or supports College-wide projects and grants, as requested
•Performs other duties as assigned by the Provost and Vice President, Academic Services

MCC Expectations:
•Leads, supervises, coordinates, and evaluates any direct reports, departments and programs - adhering to appropriate college procedures
•Responsible for adhering to the College Code of Conduct
•Responsible for contributing to and maintaining an inclusive and collaborative College environment
•Responsible for maintaining technological competencies utilized by the College
•Commitment to the philosophy of a comprehensive community college
•Works effectively within SUNY as part of a state system
•Commitment to professional growth

Required Qualifications:
•Earned master's degree from a regionally accredited higher education institution in a field related to an academic area at MCC
•Five years' work experience in higher education, including at least three years' academic administrative and/or leadership experience
•Experience as an effective college teacher
•Understanding and appreciation of current major issues and trends in post-secondary education
•Evidence of effective interpersonal communication, critical thinking, problem solving, team building, public speaking and mediation skills
•Demonstrated leadership capabilities and commitment to continued professional growth
•Mastery of the basic skills required in curriculum development and evaluation
•Commitment to supporting an inclusive environmental on campus and evidence of respect for and understanding of people with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and needs
•Evidence of commitment to the philosophy of a comprehensive community college

Preferred Qualifications:
•Earned master's degree from a regionally accredited higher education institution in a field related to an academic area under the supervision of the Dean
•Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution
•At least five years' experience as an effective college teacher
•Experience with the accreditation process and with the standards-driven accredited programs within the division
•Successful involvement in grant writing, administration, and/or implementation

Additional Information:
Closing Date: March 1, 2019
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