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Dean, School of Business, Engineering and Technical Studies

Position Deleted on 2/03/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Thomasville, NC
  • Executive - Deans - Business
  • Executive - Deans - Engineering
  • Executive - Deans - Science
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
$55,798 to $72,537 USD Per Year
The Dean, School of Business, Engineering and Technical Studies is responsible for the vision and implementation of academic programs in the School of Business, Engineering and Technical Studies. The Dean reports to the Vice President, Academic Programs and Services.

  • Represents academic programs and services in College planning processes and decision-making
  • Provides academic leadership to foster student learning, effective teaching, and meaningful curriculum of study resulting in the achievement of identified outcomes
  • Collaborates with other areas of the College in fulfilling the College's continuing education (non-credit) mission
  • Collaborates with other areas of the College in promoting the quality of student life and learning
  • Visions new course offerings, programs and learning opportunities which could be offered through the School of Business, Engineering and Technical Studies
  • Develops with the Associate Dean a comprehensive vision to action plan around programs, course offerings, instructional methods and innovative learning strategies
  • Recruits, hires, orients, and develops members of leadership team
  • Provides leadership for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating - including processes for external accreditation - programs of study, services, and initiatives
  • Provides effective coaching, mentoring, and performance management for members of the School of Business, Engineering and Technical Studies
  • Acts as a liaison with relevant community agencies, senior colleges and universities, businesses, industries, secondary schools, and peer institutions in order to respond effectively to community needs and concerns
  • Manages the instructional process through appropriate planning, completion of scheduling activities, and assuring adequacy of supplies, equipment and facilities
  • Provides leadership in faculty and staff development
  • Participates in development of the School of Business, Engineering and Technical Studies admission standards and procedures
  • Leads faculty in the recruitment, advising, and retention efforts of students enrolled in the School of Business, Engineering and Technical Studies
  • Responds to external and internal requests for information
  • Monitors the effectiveness of instruction in the School of Business, Engineering and Technical Studies
  • Allocates resources within the School of Business, Engineering and Technical Studies and in collaboration with other schools and divisions
  • Involves School of Business, Engineering and Technical Studies members in actively participating in evaluation and improvement of processes within the College
  • Provides directional leadership in aligning the School of Business, Engineering and Technical Studies and its members with College competencies and the achievement of strategic goals
  • Provides leadership and vision for programs, courses and initiatives with employers, colleges/universities, and agencies that increase the capacity and advances the mission of DCCC and the School of Business, Engineering and Technical Studies
  • Visions grant opportunities which will: advance instructional offerings and teaching strategies of faculty; incorporate new technologies; develop and enhance critical skills needed for faculty upgrade; and increase alternative learning opportunities for all learners (faculty/students)
  • Fosters quality, innovation, and improvement
  • Facilitates communication regarding School initiatives with other college constituents
  • Participates in College efforts to manage enrollment through strategic planning for marketing, recruitment, and quality of student life and learning
  • Plans for future equipment, software, and technology needed to effectively deliver programs and services; keeps College IT services informed about upcoming software or technology changes
  • Performs other tasks as assigned that support the mission and initiatives of the College
Qualifications Required:
  • Master's degree from an accredited institution
  • Two years of successful management experience in higher education, preferably a community college setting
  • Minimum of two years successful teaching experience, preferably in a community college setting
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated capability to provide leadership for academic programs
  • Demonstrated ability to use data to inform decision making
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build consensus
  • Creativity and openness to change
  • Computer skills and commitment to use of technology in instruction
  • Experience in the supervision of academic divisions/departments
  • Experience in curriculum development
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively and collegially with others
  • Ability to provide leadership in anticipating and responding to change
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including day, evening, and weekend hours at multiple sites
  • Familiarity with and appreciation for the mission of a comprehensive community college and the student success agenda
  • Effectiveness in the following College organizational competencies:
  • Translating College purpose, values, and vision into organizational action
  • Collaborating and facilitating
  • Creating and innovating
  • Anticipating and responding to change
  • Providing vision and leadership
  • Assessment of student learning
  • Engagement and assessment of successful student retention models
Qualifications Preferred:
  • Experience in advanced manufacturing, business, computer or transportation technology
ADA Summary:
ADA requirements for this position include critical thinking skills with the ability to process information and exercise good judgment; ease of mobility within the work environment and other areas of campus and College locations; travel between campus locations may be required; and effective use of all forms of communication including use of computers.

Salary Range:
$55,798 - $72,537 based on candidate's experience, education, and the state budget
Davidson County Community College is committed to equality of opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, or national origin consistent with provisions of applicable state and federal law.
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