REQUIRED DEAN OF ARTS & EDUCATION LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:
Deep Commitment to Student Access and Success:
Under the direction of the College President and the Vice President, the Dean of Arts and Education is responsible for improving the quality of life and the economic well-being of our citizens and communities by providing access to a quality learning environment and fostering high levels of access and success for all students.
Willingness to Take Significant Risks to Advance Student Success:
Under the direction of the College President and the Vice President, the Dean of Arts and Education will connect the institutional strategy of driving student access and success with the operations of the Student Services and Instructional units.
The Ability to Create Lasting Change within the College:
Under the direction of the College President and the Vice President, the Dean of Arts and Education, will be committed to identifying gaps in student outcomes on the basis of factors such as race, ethnicity and gender, and then mobilize the College to improve results.
Strategic Vision for the College and Its Students, Reflected in External Partnerships:
Under the direction of the College President and the Vice President, the Dean of Arts and Education, will leverage the institution’s influence and resources to pave the way for ongoing student access and success by forging partnerships with outside entities, including K-12 school districts, four-year colleges, community-based organizations and employers.
Raise and Allocate Resources in Ways Aligned to Student Success:
Under the direction of the College President and the Vice President, the Dean of Arts and Education will develop resources to achieve significantly improved student outcomes by implementing well-designed institutional changes at scale, and ensuring they are embedded for the long term.
REQUIRED MANAGEMENT COMPETENCIES:
• Maintain ongoing divisional plan to provide adequate academic employee, classified staff, equipment and facilities, including plans for repair, replacement, modification, and refurbishment of facilities and equipment.
• Manage the division budget.
• Supervise all academic employees and classified staff assigned to the division, including assignment and workload.
• Provide first administrative contact for the resolution of complaints and grievances.
• Provide for scheduling of all assigned academic employees and classified staff.
• Participate in college-wide scheduling of classes and programs, facilitating dual enrollment classes within division with area high schools.
• Supervise, evaluate and direct the workload of directors and/or other managers placed within the division.
• Ensure that Program Reviews and Program Updates are conducted by all program faculty within the division and submitted on time.
• Coordinate division faculty and equipment requests.
• Develop, maintain, review, evaluate, promote, and report on all programs and curriculum offered within the division.
• Call and preside over regular divisional and special meetings, providing an agenda and prompt minutes to faculty, staff, and administrators.
• Serve as the representative of divisional concerns and needs and communicate both individual and collective concerns to the Vice President.
• Participate in development, submission, and management of grants.
• Participate as a regular member of the management group, attending and chairing committees and councils as assigned.
• Perform related duties as assigned.
Demonstrate sensitivity to & understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability & ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
• Plan review and evaluation techniques
• Planning and budgeting processes
• Oral and written communication skills, including persuasive communication and public speaking
• District organization, operations and objectives
• Electronic and print research resources relative to educational research
• Establish and maintain effective educational and planning partnerships.
• Develop and maintain positive relationships with community leaders, business and industry, labor and local and state officials, regional K-12 school districts, and other institutions of higher education.
• Work collegially and collaboratively with diverse constituencies, both internal and external.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Be a strong and articulate proponent of higher education.