The Dean is a front-line learning leader of the college and a member of the Campus President's executive staff, responsible for promoting academic, administrative and fiscal leadership in accordance with Valencia's Strategic Learning Plan.
a. Assess learning at the program and division level by
contributing to the design of formative and summative assessments at the program and division level addressing the questions: "What are students learning?" and "How do we know?", producing reports on progress made toward the achievement of learning outcomes, designing, collecting data for, implementing, and evaluating division plans related to institutional effectiveness.
b. Support faculty and staff through honest communication and professional development recommendations by
hearing their ideas and concerns with an open mind, communicating directly and honestly regarding achievements and challenges by providing recommendations for professional development and timely performance evaluations.
c. Ensure the integrity of academic programs by upholding professional and accreditation standards by collaborating with faculty on curriculum development and upholding professional and accreditation standards.
a. Provide conflict resolution, mediation, and negotiation of student, staff and faculty concerns by listening to and evaluating student concerns that are beyond the scope of Student Services, such as concerns involving academic matters, faculty, or instruction, referring unresolved student concerns to the appropriate institutional area.
b. Select, supervise, evaluate, and develop faculty and staff by requesting new positions as needed, contributing to the design of hiring committees for faculty and staff, and participate with faculty, staff, and administration in the selection of new employees.
c. Build and maintain partnerships among faculty, staff, administration, and community members by collaborating with community members to assess program needs, contributing to the design, implementation, and evaluation of new programs and processes that support Valencia's Learning Centered focus, collaborating with administration, faculty, and staff in campus and college-wide planning in accordance with Valencia's Strategic Learning Plan.
d. Formulate strategic division plans.
e. Participate in the governance and committee work of the college by serving on the Instructional Affairs Committee, serving as members or chairs of other committees, task forces, and governing councils as necessary to advance learning and contribute to the shared governance of the college.
3. Division Administration
a. Support, manage, and assess division programs.
b. Provide enrollment management by scheduling instruction and determining what mix of classes will be offered, when classes will be offered, who will teach classes, where classes will be taught and assessing the effectiveness of the schedule in contributing to student learning.
c. Administer the budget by collaborating with faculty and staff to determine funding needs and priorities, preparing the division budget, managing and transferring funds within the division budget to support projects to accomplish learning goals.
d. Develop and manage financial and other resources by participating in seeking, developing, and managing external grants that promote strategic learning objections of the division, supporting adoption and acquisition of appropriate new technologies, planning and advocating for safe and comfortable learning spaces for faculty, staff, and students.
4. The Dean reports to the Campus President and will assume other duties as assigned by the Campus President or the Chief Learning Officer.
1. Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution (required) or higher in related field.
2. Teaching and/or work related experience in the field.
3. Excellent organizational and problem solving skills, including the ability to anticipate needs and concerns.
4. Administrative experience.
5. History of being open-minded, supportive, trustworthy, and fair.
6. A demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion.
7. Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
1. Ability to work effectively in a diverse community and meet the needs of diverse student populations.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; type/keyboard; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. Employee must on occasion lift/move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.