Academic Dean
Des Moines Area Community College - Ankeny, IA

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Serve as chief administrative officer for the Business Management/Information Technology Department.

Essential Functions:
Provide leadership, strategic planning and resources for faculty and staff in academic departments and programs. Coordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of departmental curricula and course schedules district-wide in cooperation with executive deans, provosts and other district-wide support personnel. Supervise department faculty and staff; recommend personnel actions related to hiring, firing, compensation, performance evaluation, individual development plans, Quality Faculty Plan compliance, training, leave, discipline, grievances, work schedules and assignments; administer personnel and related policies and procedures, collective bargaining agreements and the EEO /AA plan. Develop, recommend for approval and manage the departmental budget. Oversee purchase and usage of properties and materials. Provide leadership, support and participate in fundraising endeavors and other external funding initiatives. Administer grants and ensure compliance. Resolve student issues and complaints in cooperation with appropriate faculty and student services staff. Establish and maintain a system of effective communication among all departmental functions and between campuses. Collaborate with other departments, provosts, local colleges and universities, local businesses and community organizations, and area high schools to establish and maintain partnerships for delivering educational programs. Recommend, and upon approval, implement the advisory committee member selection process and ensure that meetings are held and documented.
Administer operation of facilities, centers and clinics associated with specific academic programs. Facilitate the accreditation, assessment and evaluation process for programs. Ensure proper certification of departmental faculty.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree in higher education administration, business administration or in an academic discipline offered by the department. Five years of education administration or business management experience that includes supervision, budget management, development of programs or courses designed for a diverse student/customer population, and teaching or training and development experience. Demonstrated excellent communication and human relation skills. Demonstrated knowledge in planning, organizing, administering and assessment of student services and programs. Demonstrated competence in budget planning and management. Demonstrated knowledge of alternative learning delivery methods, primarily online learning management systems. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, and the academic, intellectual, and social development of all students and employees. Demonstrated competency in strategic planning. Demonstrated ability to lead, manage, coordinate and supervise a broad and diverse range of activities and people. Demonstrated ability to promote collaboration, teamwork and partnerships with internal and external constituents. Experience with mediation and conflict resolution or judicial affairs. Demonstrated commitment to teaching, learning, student development, and the community college philosophy. Knowledge of current software applications.

Desirable Qualifications:
Administrative and/or teaching experience in a community college. Three years equivalent experience in teaching or training and development. Supervisory experience in a secondary or postsecondary educational institution. Experience working with student issues including discipline and disability accommodations. Experience working with community partnerships, service agencies or external program accreditation organizations. Spoken and written proficiency in a foreign language.

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