Dean, Science, W
Valencia College - Orlando, FL

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The Dean is a front-line learning leader of the college and a member of the Campus President's executive staff, responsible for promoting academic, administrative and fiscal leadership in accordance with Valencia's Strategic Learning Plan.

1. Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution (required) or higher in related field.
2. Teaching and/or work related experience in the field.
3. Excellent organizational and problem solving skills, including the ability to anticipate needs and concerns.
4. Administrative experience.
5. History of being open-minded, supportive, trustworthy, and fair.
6. A demonstrated commitment to diversity.
7. Acceptable eyesight (with/without correction aid).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Ability to work effectively in a diverse community and meet the needs of diverse student populations.

Pay Grade:
Administrative/Professional Grade F

Proposed salary:
$83,943 - $112,468 per year

Minimum Physical Qualifications

Environmental Conditions:

Initial Work Schedule/Location:
West Campus

Science Department

Education & Experience:

Essential Job Functions:
1. Learning
A. Assess learning at the program and division level by
contributing to the design of formative and summative assessments at the program and division level addressing the questions: "What are students learning?" and "How do we know?", producing reports on progress made toward the achievement of learning outcomes, designing, collecting data for, implementing, and evaluating division plans related to institutional effectiveness.

B. Support faculty and staff through honest communication and professional development recommendations by
hearing their ideas and concerns with an open mind, communicating directly and honestly regarding achievements and challenges by providing recommendations for professional development and timely performance evaluations.

C. Ensure the integrity of academic programs by upholding professional and accreditation standards by collaborating with faculty on curriculum development and upholding professional and accreditation standards.

2. Leadership
A. Provide conflict resolution, mediation, and negotiation of student, staff and faculty concerns by listening to and evaluating student concerns that are beyond the scope of Student Services, such as concerns involving academic matters, faculty, or instruction, referring unresolved student concerns to the appropriate institutional area.

B. Select, supervise, evaluate, and develop faculty and staff by requesting new positions as needed, contributing to the design of hiring committees for faculty and staff, and participate with faculty, staff, and administration in the selection of new employees.

C. Build and maintain partnerships among faculty, staff, administration, and community members by collaborating with community members to assess program needs, contributing to the design, implementation, and evaluation of new programs and processes that support Valencia's Learning Centered focus, collaborating with administration, faculty, and staff in campus and college-wide planning in accordance with Valencia's Strategic Learning Plan.

D. Formulate strategic division plans.

E. Participate in the governance and committee work of the college by serving on the Instructional Affairs Committee, serving as members or chairs of other committees, task forces, and governing councils as necessary to advance learning and contribute to the shared governance of the college.

3. Division Administration
A. Support, manage, and assess division programs.

B. Provide enrollment management by scheduling instruction and determining what mix of classes will be offered, when classes will be offered, who will teach classes, where classes will be taught and assessing the effectiveness of the schedule in contributing to student learning.

C. Administer the budget by collaborating with faculty and staff to determine funding needs and priorities, preparing the division budget, managing and transferring funds within the division budget to support projects to accomplish learning goals.

D. Develop and manage financial and other resources by participating in seeking, developing, and managing external grants that promote strategic learning objections of the division, supporting adoption and acquisition of appropriate new technologies, planning and advocating for safe and comfortable learning spaces for faculty, staff, and students.

4. The Dean reports to the Campus President and will assume other duties as assigned by the Campus President or the Chief Learning Officer.

Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations:

Posting Date
01-31-2013

Closing Date
02-28-2013

Special Instructions to Applicants
For consideration, a completed Valencia College on-line employment application is required. In order to complete the application process the following documents are required at the time of application: learning-centered statement, cover letter and resume.

If you are a current Valencia College employee with a learning centered statement and resume on file, this information is still required to be submitted with the application in order to finish the process. Please limit the size of your document to less than 2 MB in PDF format.

During the online application process, you will be required to provide a response to specific questions to complete the application process.

All letters of reference must be attached at the time of application.

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