Academic Dean of Technology and Transfer
About the Position
Washington State Community College invites applications and nominations for the position of Academic Dean of Technology and Transfer beginning January 2020.
The Academic Dean of Technology and Transfer will serve as a dynamic innovator and change agent. Under the supervision of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Academic Dean of Technology and Transfer will lead the areas of Liberal Arts Transfer and General Education, Engineering, Information Technology, Business and Public Services as the strategic and operational champion to enhance student success by managing, developing, and implementing academic programming; leading a team of faculty and staff; and developing strategies to promote student enrollment, retention, and completion in accordance with the College’s vision, mission, and values in the pursuit of excellence.
Qualified candidates must hold a minimum of a Master’s degree from an accredited institution. Candidates must also possess 3-5 years experience in supervision, leadership, or administration. The ideal candidate will also have experience teaching in higher education and evidence of continual professional development in the field of concentration.
- MANAGE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS AND STUDENT SUCCESS INITIATIVES: The Dean will oversee curriculum development for current and new associate degrees and certificates. The dean will also provide leadership for program promotion, enrollment strategy, and effective course scheduling. Assist faculty to develop strategic goals for program growth and excellence. Lead faculty in pursuing and/or maintaining accreditation of external agencies. Investigate opportunities for and develop transfer pathway agreements with K-12 and 4 year colleges and universities. Lead and train faculty in academic advising efforts. Assist in planning, executing, and reporting on student success initiatives. Maintain accurate and complete records. Encourage innovation in the development and delivery of academic programs, classes, and advising.
- PROVIDE TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP FOR FACULTY AND STAFF: The Dean is responsible for the effective management of the division’s office functions and will supervise and evaluate performance of all direct reports. Recommend appointments for full-time and part-time instruction. Provide training and recommendations for professional development. Communicate directly, honestly, and respectfully regarding achievements and opportunities for growth. Support faculty participation in student success initiatives. Provide conflict resolution, mediation, and negotiation of student, staff, and faculty concerns. Promote a sense of accountability for student, program, and college success.
- IMPLEMENT ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT: The Dean will maintain, analyze, and interpret data to identify opportunities and develop strategies to advance academic achievement and student success. Use data to assess the effectiveness of academic programs. Lead faculty to complete annual assessment and program review. Produce reports as needed to demonstrate progress made toward the achievement of learning.
- MANAGE BUDGETS: The Dean will collaborate with faculty and staff to determine funding needs and priorities, prepare the division budget, manage and transfer funds within the division budget to support projects, and maintain fiscal integrity of the division budgets. Support adoption, acquisition, and implementation of appropriate new technologies. Participate in seeking, developing, and managing external grants that promote strategic learning objectives of the division.
- DEVELOP COMMUNITY AND CAMPUS PARTNERSHIPS: The Dean will collaborate with community members and/or advisory boards to assess program needs. Serve as members of statewide committees, task forces, or other groups in order to advance learning and maintain community involvement. Develop plans with workforce development for short-term training. Collaborate with administration, faculty, and staff in campus and college wide planning in accordance with the Strategic Plan. Advocate effectively for the needs of the division while also considering the broader College priorities when appropriate. Maintain a visible presence within the college and community. Provide leadership and individual support to College-wide initiatives.
- PARTICIPATE IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: The Dean will stay current on academic affairs within the state and nation. The dean will be knowledgeable of regional industry needs and workforce needs. Research and implement new program opportunities. Develop leadership goals for professional growth.
- ENGAGE IN COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY SERVICE: The Dean will serve on committees and collaborate with education institutions and professional organizations for development and to share best practices; participate in recruiting, enrollment, and retention events; serves on College committees and performs other job related duties as assigned.
- DEMONSTRATE PROFESSIONALISM AND QUALITY CUSTOMER SERVICE: The Dean will demonstrate professionalism and customer service in accordance with the College’s values; maintain positive working relationships, quality customer service, and the ability to make decisions and solve problems; maintain confidentiality, positive communication, accurate records, and an organized, safe working environment; exhibit flexibility, willingness to learn, ability to adapt to change and maintain current technology skills.
- Minimum of a Master’s degree or higher in Higher Education Administration, Curriculum and Instruction, a field within the area to be supervised, or a related degree. The degree must be from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
- Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in supervision, leadership, or administration
- Experience teaching in higher education
- Evidence of continual professional development in the field of concentration
Washington State Community College (WSCC) is a two-year community college nestled on 180 acres of rolling, wooded hills in Marietta, Ohio. Since 1971, WSCC has grown from four graduates in its first year to more than 10,000 alumni. With more than 1,700 students, the College offers a variety of educational opportunities, including both associate degrees and certificates, to students and members of the surrounding communities.
WSCC boasts one of the highest graduation rates among all 23 community colleges in Ohio. As a comprehensive college, WSCC is committed to the growth and vitality of the region. Through quality, affordable education and training opportunities, cultural activities, and community service, the College enriches the lives of its students and their families, inspiring people to reach their full potential.
For more information about Washington State Community College, visit our about page.
Marietta is the first permanent settlement in the Northwest Territory and has been cited as one of the best “adventure towns” in the country by National Geographic. Marietta’s small town charm and natural beauty provide the perfect backdrop for mountain biking and hiking adventures, or exploring the art galleries and museums of downtown Marietta.
Candidates for this position will be considered through February 10, 2020.
To apply for this position:
- Please email a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and the WSCC Online Employment Application, to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please include your name and the position for which you are applying in the subject line.
- Positions will remain open until a candidate is placed in the position and/or until the College closes the search.
- Only those submissions that are complete, as outlined within this application process and submitted by the application deadline posted, will be included in the initial consideration.
- All other submissions may be considered, if the screening process has not been initiated and/or completed.
- If hired, official transcripts will be requested and required.