Dean of the School of Business, Engineering & Technology - Quinsigamond Community College
Location: Worcester, MA Category: Administrative Posted On: Sun Oct 1 2023 Job Description:
The Dean of the School of Business, Engineering & Technology is responsible for:
- Overall leadership and management of programs and disciplines (curriculum and program development, academic assessment of learning outcomes and program review) and strategic management of the master-schedule
- Student success (including enrollment and retention efforts and academic support programming)
- Hiring, development and evaluation of all faculty and staff of the School
- Budget and procurement including grant management
- Fostering strategic partnerships with local community partners specific to business and industry
School programs currently include the following: Business Administration and Accounting Programs, Computer and Information Technology Programs, Hospitality Management, Culinary and Dietary Management Programs, Engineering, Electronics and Manufacturing Programs, and Automotive, HVAC and Utility Technology Programs
Reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
All professional and classified staff assigned to the School.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Act as educational leader and administrative officer to promote/support teaching & learning as well as to create/support a student-centered environment.
- Provide leadership, direction, and feedback to faculty as necessary to achieve high quality programs and learning outcomes.
- Cultivate an educational environment that is respectful and supportive of full time and adjunct faculty, staff and students while setting high standards.
- Actively support the teaching and learning process; practice honesty and integrity in and out of the classroom; strive to create and support a student-centered environment while fostering academic innovation and excellence.
- Develop and maintain contact with appropriate professional, research, and community organizations to develop an academic culture that is entrepreneurial, responsive and innovative.
- Hire, orient, and evaluate full and part-time faculty and staff in the school.
- Coordinate with other academic deans in the development of semester/session course schedule for students.
- Administer collective bargaining agreements in a fair and consistent manner.
- Develop and administer the divisional budgets in a fair and responsive way.
- Guide, direct and support faculty through the assessment of learning outcomes included but not limited to Academic Program Review and accreditation efforts.
- Lead School-wide efforts to enhance program enrollment and student retention and graduation.
- Guide faculty to integrate appropriate teaching & learning reforms and technology into the curriculum to ensure state-of-the art programs and program delivery models.
- Guide faculty to integrate appropriate technology into the curriculum to ensure state-of-the-art programs, including distance learning.
- Prepare academic information for a variety of publications and public relations.
- Participate in development of grants and other sources of funding to support outreach and enhanced programming.
- In partnership with the Program Coordinator facilitate program advisory boards (membership, agenda, and minutes, monitoring activities).
- Work actively with other areas of the college to ensure a spirit of college wide collaboration, collegiality, civility, and teamwork. Respect all perspectives to advance a collegial atmosphere of campus collaboration.
- Embrace the ideals of diversity and inclusiveness and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.
- Implement/support/promote College policies and practices in-regard to equal opportunity and affirmative action.
- Provide flexible, responsive and high quality service to students, community, or staff
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Master's Degree in a relevant discipline, terminal degree preferred
- Higher Education teaching or adult professional training experience
- Academic administrative experience
- Master's Degree, with preference given to a Masters in one of the disciplines of the department, terminal degree preferred.
- Demonstrated leadership in academic innovation and a successful record of impactful educational practices.
- Evidence of high degree of commitment to the mission of a community college and understanding of shared governance.
- Evidence of developing programs or initiatives that foster student enrollment and / or retention
- Evidence of success in working collaboratively and communicating effectively with various internal and external stakeholders of a College.
- Experience with resource development and grant management with state, federal or foundations grants.
- Experience working with program advisory committees on design, development, implementation, evaluation, maintenance, and revision of transfer and/or technical/occupational education programs.
- Evidence of advocating for and collaborating with faculty.
- Evidence of creative approaches to academic program improvement and problem solving.
- Experience with program development, review, and accreditation.
- Experience with outcomes assessment and curriculum revision.
- Experience with integrating appropriate technology into the curriculum.
- Experience with managing staff and faculty in a collective bargaining environment.
- Evidence of successful full time and adjunct faculty recruitment.
- Evidence of strong project management skills such as completing projects, tasks on time and adhering to deadlines.
- Experience managing budgets.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
Quinsigamond Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
Quinsigamond Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Diversity, inclusion, and equity are core values at Quinsigamond Community College. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive, respectful, and equitable environment for all students, staff, and faculty. Every member on our college campus enriches our diversity. We support inclusion and are dedicated to ensuring equity in access to opportunities.
Quinsigamond Community College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.
Successful applicants will be required to complete a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI/SORI) request.
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