Dean - School of Business & Applied
We are searching for an experienced Dean - School of Business &
Applied Technology at ourMain Campus.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
This position reports to the Vice Chancellor for Academic
Affairs.To serve as the principal leader of the School assigned
through planning, organizing, and directing the academic, faculty,
and administrative activities of multiple program areas to ensure
that assigned programs comply with college standards, policies, and
Serve as the principal leader of the School assigned through
planning, organizing and directing the academic, faculty, and
administrative activities of multiple program areas to ensure that
assigned programs comply with college standards, policies, and
Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and
procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and
accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs
the work of others. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Cooperates with other agencies to promote technical and
community college education.
Adheres to policies and procedures contained in the SOWELA
Technical Community College (STCC) Faculty Handbook.
Attends all commencement ceremonies.
Participates in local business and industry activities.
Develops clearly-stated course objectives and learning
Responsible for student completion, placement, and retention
rates ensuring they meet standards of the applicable accrediting
Maintains a healthful, safe, and secure classroom/lab
Requests adequate equipment and supplies to support the
Evaluates follow-up data from completers and employers to obtain
information concerning program effectiveness and relevance to
improve the quality of the programs where needed.
Other duties as required.
Promote an atmosphere of collegiality within and between the
various schools, programs, and student support services.
Promote a culture of service to students, faculty, staff,
prospective students, and community members.
Empower direct reports and create an atmosphere that is open to
creative ideas for action and improvement.
Oversee the effective and efficient functioning of advisory
committees for all academic programs.
Plan and implement a variety of systems and resources to assist
faculty in their role as academic advisors.
Promote a culture of evidence that continuously strives to
identify, collect, and interpret data for more informed
Monitor the Colleges Strategic Plan and ensure alignment with
the schools and the programs IE plans.
Provide leadership in developing, implementing, and maintaining
curriculum and programs that respond to community needs, prepare
students for success, and meet the external requirements of the
Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges
(SACSCOC) and other accrediting agencies.
Provides leadership for enhancing the visibility, enrollment,
and resources of the College programs and the School assigned.
Represent the Academic Affairs division at college-wide,
instructional, and community meetings.
If a Program Coordinator has a term of employment less than 12
months, the Dean is responsible for oversight of the program(s) in
the absence of the Program Coordinator.
Direct the recruitment, selection, and recommendation of
candidates who meet appropriate credentialing standards for program
coordinator as well as full-time and adjunct faculty positions.
Determine the eligibility and verify the credentials of faculty
to teach in the various content areas supervised.
Coordinate the orientation and mentoring of new faculty.
Supervise and facilitate the needs of instructional staff in
accordance with institutional policies, regulations, and
Facilitate participation in professional development activities
for faculty in the school assigned.
Coordinate and supervise the curriculum development process in
each of the programs which constitute the school assigned.
Promote the development of innovative instructional
methodologies that enhance student success.
Collaborate with appropriate colleagues at regional
colleges/universities to promote transfer and articulation.
Make recommendations for retention, promotion, and termination
Conduct annual evaluation of direct reports in accordance with
college policies and procedures.
Oversee the annual evaluations of all employees in the school
Provide conflict resolution for appropriate personnel.
Engage program coordinators and faculty in the development and
evaluation of program-level IE plans.
Evaluate the effectiveness of all academic offerings in the
Work with program coordinators and faculty to establish needs
and priorities for school expenditures and growth.
Oversee the schools budget and control expenditures within the
parameters of approved budget practices.
Identify resources for the development of new programs and
Ensure the maintenance, security, and annual inventory of
equipment in the school assigned.
Direct the development and administration of budget as
appropriate; direct the forecast of additional funds needed for
staffing, equipment, and supplies; monitor, recommend, and/or
Participate in the resolution of student grievances.
In coordination with program coordinators, oversee final degree
audits prior to submission to the Office of Enrollment
Approve course substitution waivers upon recommendation of
appropriate program coordinators.
Monitor the maintenance of a current record of School/Program
syllabi, annual reports, faculty evaluations, faculty credentials,
and student success data relevant for accreditation and state
Participate in assigned committee activities.
Seek and manage alternative funding resources including
donations, grants, and entrepreneurial initiatives.
Collaborate with fellow deans, program coordinators, faculty and
student support staff in the development of grants.
Monitor course scheduling, faculty assignments, and calendars
for academic affairs.
Coordinate assigned activities with program coordinators, other
deans, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and with outside
agencies and organizations.
Develop and present recommendations and reports as
Carry out the overall day-to-day operational supervision of the
Perform other work as required.
A Masters degree is required. Doctoral degree is preferred.
Five years of relevant experience in one or more of the
following areas:Accounting, Business Administration, Information
Systems Technology, Office Systems, Culinary Arts, Digital Arts and
Communications, Drafting and Design Technology, or a related
Teaching experience is preferred.
Experience in a higher education setting is preferred.
Experience with accreditation is preferred.
Essential Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Proficiency in the use of standard office equipment and
networked personal computers, utilizing a variety of software is
essential that includes but is not limited to Microsoft Word,
Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Individual must be a committed, motivated self-starter who is
capable of initiating and completing work with little supervision
and/or as a part of a team on larger projects.
Maintain a professional appearance.
Project a professional attitude toward the students.
Essential Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
In order to comply with the requirements of the Americans with
Disabilities Act, all employees are asked to read and acknowledge
the information below:
Use a computer for composing, storing, and retrieving
Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in
Perform basic mathematical computations needed to complete
Read and interpret computer printouts and numerical data which
may be in very small print.
Plan, organize, and prioritize job duties in order to meet
Reach, stoop, kneel, and crouch as required for filing and
storage of office supplies and other work-related equipment.
Lift and move items weighing up to 20 pounds.
Work a regular Monday through Friday schedule of eight hours per
day and occasional weekends and overtime as may be required.
Reasonable accommodations may be requested and made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job
Employment Type: Regular
Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all
employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or
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