Job Summary and Responsibilities/Duties
This position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please ensure your application materials (resume, cover letter and completed application) are received by 11:59pm on Sunday January 5, 2020. In your cover letter, please explain how you meet the minimum and desired qualifications.
Anticipated start date is March 23, 2020.
Basic Job Purpose/Function
Reporting to the Vice President of Instruction, provides divisional leadership for integrated media, performing arts, and visual arts that supports the vision, mission and strategic goals of the College. Develops, implements, evaluates, and manages assigned instructional programs, division services, budget, and division employees. Provides leadership in curriculum, educational assessment, strategic planning and budgeting, and other initiatives as directed by the Vice President of Instruction. Employs enrollment management and retention strategies. Fosters collaborative working relationships with internal and external counterparts to communicate and coordinate strategies that support College and instructional goals; assesses and resolves academic issues; and promotes programs and services.
- Provides leadership in curriculum design, instructional delivery, accreditation, and assessment activities in accordance with the MHCC Educational Assessment Plan. Employs appropriate enrollment management and retention strategies.
- Directs the quarterly/annual class scheduling and faculty assignments in consultation with faculty members within each assigned discipline, and coordinates schedules with other areas of the College, which may include facilities, equipment, and contracts for internal and external user groups. Oversees maintenance of accurate catalog information, degree worksheets, advising materials and division content on the mhcc.edu website.
- Recruits, trains, supervises, schedules, motivates, and evaluates faculty and staff. Provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline as necessary. Manages full-time/part-time faculty and classified workloads for compliance with district policies and collective bargaining agreements.
- Maintains a balance between course innovation, student access, and effective resource management.
- Promptly investigates and resolves problems, complaints, and grievances. Serves as a liaison between assigned programs that include students, staff, faculty, and administration. Functions as an active, supportive, and confidential member of the Executive Committee and as a communication link to faculty.
- Promotes course and/or program articulation and transfer by involvement in high schools, universities and local, regional and state initiatives on education improvement.
- Manages and develops division budget(s). Prepares, monitors, controls and ensures spending within the budget allocation. Establishes and maintains FTE targets and effectively allocates staff and budget resources. Develops cost estimates for future division needs
- Assists in the development of marketing strategies leading to program recognition and growth.
- Directs the preparation of capital equipment requests. Supervises expenditures of capital equipment funds within College practices, policies, and procedures.
- Maintains strong communication and collaboration with other Instructional Administrators and the Vice President of Instruction
- Develops processes and systems that enhance instruction. Serves as the liaison to other divisions and departments of the College relating to academic programs, physical assets, and facilities. Establishes division/department/discipline committees, and in collaboration with faculty, appoints membership to committees.
- Facilitates the preparation of short-and long-term division/department/discipline plans in support of the College goals and objectives. Communicates College activities, plans, decisions and events to division faculty, staff, advisory committees and students.
- Ensures performance evaluations are completed in accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreements and/or MHCC policies and administrative regulations for all direct and indirect reports. Chair, coordinate and facilitate division tenure committees. Manage schedules and deliverables; provide direction for committee members and tenure candidate.
- Maintains current knowledge of MHCC's collective bargaining agreements and ensures division/department operations comply with these agreements.
- Provides general management and oversight of on and off-campus performing arts events, festivals, concerts, guest artists, and monthly visual arts gallery shows.
- Ensures compliance with and effective administration
- Intakes and performs the initial review of Title IX complaints. Reviews complaint and determines whether or not information supports the initiation of a full-scale investigation. May interview students, faculty, and staff as needed to make determinations on whether cases are escalated.
- Performs all other duties as assigned.
Minimum and Desired Qualifications
- Master's Degree from an accredited institution in education, integrated media, performing arts, visual arts, or related discipline
- Five years of progressively responsible instructional administrative leadership experience
- Experience working with diverse backgrounds of the College's community, students and employees; demonstrated commitment to promoting access and diversity
Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.
- Previous experience with course and program assessment
- Familiarity with Title IX
- Teaching experience, preferably at a community college
Additional Qualifications and/or Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Ability to mobilize organizational resources toward achieving institutional goals
- Knowledge of and experience working with institutional budgeting process and forecasting
- Demonstrated ability in holding self and others accountable to organizational values and goals
- Knowledge of culturally responsive teaching
- Knowledge of existing and emerging pedagogies and academic delivery systems
- Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
- Ability to manage and supervise a diverse team of faculty and classified staff within a union environment
- Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
- Advanced-level project management skills
- Work accurately with great attention to detail
Working Conditions and Important Information
Work is typically performed in a normal office environment while sitting at a computer terminal. Visual eye strain and repetitive hand/wrist motion for data entry and keyboarding functions. As necessary to meet workload demands, works outside of typical schedule including evening/weekend hours. Work may require travel to off-campus locations.
Initial salary placement will be based on years of relevant full-time equivalent experience at the sole discretion of the College, per the guidelines in the applicable Handbook or Collective Bargaining Agreement. Please include all relevant full and part-time experience in your application that you want the College to review towards potential placement. Hired employees will not have an opportunity to update past experience or appeal initial placement after the time of hire.
MHCC only accepts applications through our online application system at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mhcc/default.cfm. For technical assistance, please call 855-524-5627.
Please note: We do not request or read letters of recommendation. Also, it is not necessary to upload a large number of documents with your materials. We are looking for the required documents. Faculty applications require a current resume, cover letter and official transcripts (copies are fine for application purposes) and/or any required certificates or licenses.
Please note: this is initially a self-screening system. We recognize that our application process can be lengthy, so before you begin, please read all of the stated requirements to determine if you meet them. Applicants must meet all of the stated minimum qualifications and additional requirements to be considered for this position. Based on your responses to the qualifying questions, the system may automatically screen you out from further consideration.
Position subject to budget consideration and approval. For the candidate who is hired into this position, salary placement will be based on guidelines in the faculty association agreement to assess education and experience. For this reason, please be sure to include everything in your application that you want the college to consider towards placement. Any appeals to placement must be submitted in writing to the human resources recruitment specialist no later than one week after an offer is made.
Final candidates will be subject to a criminal background check as part of the employment process.
MHCC is NOT able to support Visa applications for employment at the college. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered.
MHCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235; OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015.
Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain preference by submitting as verification of eligibility a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215) or a letter from the US Dept. of Veteran's Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension to your application. Disabled Veterans must also submit a copy of their Veteran's disability preference letter from the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, unless the information is included in the DD Form 214 or 215.
If you are seeking this preference, appropriate documentation must be provided at the time of application. You may submit an electronic copy in the document upload area of the application in the section marked "veterans' preference document," or fax to 503-491-7257 or mail to Human Resources, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR 97030. If you do not have your documentation, you may request it through your Veterans' Administration Office.
Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and interview process. Please notify Human Resources at least three working days prior to the date of need.
Mt. Hood Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively supports workforce diversity.