Dean, Health Sciences and Wellness
Laramie County Community College - Cheyenne, WY

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This position reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and supervises the following programs of study: Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Nursing, Exercise Science, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiography, Surgical Technology, Emergency Medical Serices, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Fire Science, and Health Information Technology.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Provide leadership for directors, faculty and staff in offering a rigorous learning program for all students; assess educational needs of the division; determine full-time and part-time staffing needs; provide effective supervision, guidance and evaluation of directors, faculty and staff; support curriculum and assessment activities, diverse learning styles and delivery mechanisms including online within the division; provide effective financial planning and budget management and assist in seeking outside sources of funding as appropriate; research, plan and make decisions regarding continuing and/or modifying existing programs and services and the need for developing new programs and services; serve on and be an active team member on the college’s Academic team as well as serving on related committees and task forces; maintain effective interpersonal and institutional relationships with internal and external constituencies of the college; promote and model innovative, collaborative, and entrepreneurial solutions; work closely with and develop connections with workforce development; and assume assignments from the vice president for college-wide academic programs, activities and issues.

Benefits: Approximately 85% of health insurance premiums paid by the College, 21 vacation days fronted, 12 sick days, 2 personal days and 15 paid holidays annually. Typically 5-7 paid holidays from Christmas to New Year's Day. For full listing of benefits, visit .

Compensation: Mid $80,000s to mid $90,000s.

Closing Date: Position is open until filled. For full consideration, apply by April 8, 2013.

Starting Date: As soon after hiring process as practical.

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Essential Functions:
  • Provide leadership for program development and work directly with program directors to plan for curriculum additions, modifications, and deletions; set priorities for resource needs; provide program analysis and multi-year instructional plans and participate in strategic and long-range instructional planning for the college.
  • Communicate with leaders in the private and public sectors and in educational agencies to determine needs for new courses and programs; establish advisory committees as appropriate.
  • Determine and fulfill needs for other college sites and centers regarding instructional programs and services; provide for proper staffing of classes; administer and evaluate courses and assigned instructional staff.
  • Direct instructional-related services or programs as directed by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • Prepare and review documents for program and course development in concert with lead instructors; produce accurate schedules, catalog information and program publicity.
  • Confer through lead instructors with faculty regarding ideas for program improvement to find resources for development through grants and special projects.
  • Maintain current knowledge of new developments and innovations in community colleges and higher education; recommend changes to maintain relevance of division programs and to meet student and community needs.
  • Consult with program directors to design a schedule of classes to meet the needs of students; review assignment of faculty to classes, monitor schedules and workload for accuracy throughout the semester, and ensure accurate and timely attendance reporting for all courses offered in the division.
  • Recommend instructional policy as necessary for the college to properly implement programs and services.
  • Communicate with program directors by holding regular meetings to facilitate planning and collegial decision-making and to keep staff informed about issues and projects for the overall college instructional program.
  • Exercise leadership in the development of the division budget and manage financial resources consistent with college policy and sound financial management principles; allocate and reallocate scarce resources among competing requests for funds.
  • Work cooperatively with other administrators and supervisors to coordinate programs and services across the curriculum and at all locations to meet student needs; resolve conflicts and issues within the division and between divisions.
  • Evaluate, approve and process requests for field trips, conference attendance, textbook selection, supply, equipment orders, independent study, credit by exam, course waivers and other student petitions.
  • Assure proper use and security of assigned facilities, equipment maintenance and compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • Facilitate academic partnerships with division faculty, faculty in feeder high schools and four-year transfer institutions; assure maximum course articulation for students.
  • Encourage excellence in teaching; orient new faculty and staff; determine needs for staff development; plan appropriate division staff development activities; contribute to recordkeeping for staff development accountability.
  • Analyze requests for staff to meet short and long-term needs and make recommendations to the Vice President of Academic Affairs; assist in development of job descriptions for new positions.
  • Organize committees for the hiring process and assure compliance with college personnel policies, procedures and practices for the employment of faculty, classified staff, student workers and short-term, temporary and substitute employees.
  • Evaluate faculty and staff and review evaluations of faculty assigned to lead instructors according to proper management practices and college evaluation procedures.
  • Support, implement and promote compliance with the college’s affirmative action plan in all aspects of employment and education; encourage cultural and ethnic diversity in staffing, curriculum, programs and services.
  • Participate in planning and/or operations committees and task forces.
  • Ensure that accreditation standards are met
  • Ensure proper use, security and maintenance of assigned facilities and equipment and ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in a field related to this position.
  • Three years of healthcare related management experience, including supervision and evaluation of personnel and budget management.
  • Two years of post-secondary teaching experience.
  • Valid driver’s license.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctorate degree in education, administration or field related to health sciences.
  • Administrative experience in higher education.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Laramie County Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, genetic information, political affiliation or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs or activities.


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