Dean, STEM Programs

Job Opportunities at Atlantic Cape

General Description: Reporting to the Vice President, Academic Affairs, provides operational leadership and oversight for Information Systems, Math/Science and Science Labs
Posted: 09-05-2019
Campus: No Preference
Salary: TBA
  • Reports to the Vice President, Academic Affairs
  • Provides executive leadership for the overall direction, management, professional development and selection of full-time and adjunct faculty through each department’s area coordinator
  • Supervises, evaluates and provides guidance to instructional and administrative personnel, including professional direction and supervision for faculty during tenure and promotion processes
  • Actively promotes a climate of collegiality and peer support for faculty at large
  • Provides leadership in the development of policies, procedures, programs and systems in support of programs.
  • Serves as an advisor to the VPAA on curricula and operational initiatives, providing leadership in the identification of economic and technological needs and make recommendations of new academic and student support programs aligned with those external developments
  • Develops integrated support to the career, academic, and developmental goals of students, including active support and promotion of emerging student success initiatives
  • Responds to student concerns and inquiries
  • Models and implements effective management strategies with faculty and adjuncts in such areas as on-going professional development, peer and student mentoring, behavioral assessment and customer service awareness
  • Promotes familiarity and competence in instructional techniques including distance delivery of instruction
  • Supports the VPAA in the facilitation of governance processes
  • Manages complaints and grievances from students and staff pertaining to instructional matters
  • Provides oversight for all academic program reviews and program accreditation requirements covering those academic departments while applying effective strategic planning and finance strategies in determining future development of new programs and direction of present programs
  • Demonstrates reliance on the analysis of data and report writing to guide future action and program planning
  • Leads an initiative to integrate STEM programming concepts across the curriculum
  • Conducts division meetings twice per semester for the purpose of articulating and monitoring progress of administrative goals, objectives, strategies, and priorities; responds to input from each department
  • Facilitates lateral communication among assigned academic departments
  • Actively collaborates with assigned area coordinators regarding the following duties: scheduling of courses; assignment of instructors; approval of adjunct hires; approval of instructional substitutions; schedules ongoing one on one meetings with each area coordinator and administrative manager to monitor progress of all assigned initiatives, projects, and routine duties
  • Establishes effective relationships with appropriate members of state and local governments, businesses and community leaders in promoting programs
  • Oversees and organizes Advisory Councils in support of programs
  • Provides oversight to the coordination with student affairs regarding articulation agreements with four-year colleges, implementation of advising, behavioral assessment initiatives, and student engagement activities
  • Provides active involvement in partnership programs between the college, local high schools, select community-based organizations, area social service agencies, and other institutions of higher learning, both two-year and four-year public/private
  • Develops, implements and monitors departmental budgets in concert with strategic plan and with other members of the VPAA’s staff
  • Works with College Relations to develop and implement marketing plans and promotional materials for programs
  • In conjunction with Institutional Research, monitors and analyzes enrollment trends and assists in the development of long-range planning and projection of student credit hours
  • In collaboration with area coordinators, develops course schedules and implements class sections and assigns faculty loads accordingly
  • Initiates new academic programs or courses and makes recommendations to the VPAA regarding the development, change or deletion of programs and courses
  • Orients new adjuncts to college policies, procedures, and resources; schedules and coordinates observation of adjuncts
  • Provides oversight for the science labs
  • Maintains budgets for science labs
  • In conjunction with Resource Development, assists in the identification of grant and other external resources to further program development to meet student success goals
  • Assists with development and monitoring of Perkins Grants
  • Supports the development of a climate that promotes innovation and improved academic and career offerings to students and the community
  • Represents the college as required
  • Ensures all departments act in compliance with FERPA, Title IX, Title IV, Clery Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal and state regulations
  • Serves as an internal resource to members of the college on matters related to STEM programs
  • Serves on college campus-wide committees.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in a technical or STEM discipline required
  • Doctorate preferred
  • Experience in STEM program development, implementation and operations
  • Experience in integrating STEM programming concepts across the curriculum
  • Experience in advancing student success initiatives
  • Experience working with accrediting agencies
  • Five years of progressively responsible administrative leadership in higher education setting
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse administrative, academic, student and external populations.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to build consensus in a service oriented environment
  • Knowledge of theories of learning as they relate to the developmental and the adult learner and understanding organizational systems and their contributions to student academic success
  • Demonstrated ability to develop measurable outcomes and assessments strategies to formulate data-driven decisions 
  • Excellent technology skills
  • Excellent communication skills to include public speaking, report-writing and Board level presentations
This position may require flexible scheduling to include evenings and weekends and duties at any Atlantic Cape location.

Candidates must send a letter and resume to the Human Resources Specialist, Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, NJ 08330. Email to Deadline: 10-15-2019.

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