Gaston College in Dallas, NC is currently accepting applications for Dean of Arts and Sciences
Provide divisional leadership in promoting excellence in teaching and learning; ensure that high professional standards and effective curriculum are maintained within each department; support the achievement of the division’s stated goals in support of the mission of the College; manage, coordinate, and supervise daily operations and functions of the division.
Hiring Salary Range: Low to High $70s Depending Upon Experience
Duties & Responsibilities:
• Supervise, evaluate, and continually improve academic programs. Implement and review curriculum changes; write new program proposals; monitor new program development; evaluate programs and make appropriate recommendations; assist in the assessment and analysis of community, business/industry or public school needs; help determine College instructional priorities based on mission, institutional objectives and current and projected resources; collaborate with the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) in revising programs, promoting academic program advancement, and enhancing College delivery systems and off-campus sites based on educational and job market trends.
• Develop and implement goals and objectives that support the mission of the College to achieve quality instruction and compliance with accreditation and industry standards for academic programs. Gather facts and opinions from internal and external sources as a basis for planning; develop long- and short-range goals for the fulfillment of the division’s mission; develop strategies that facilitate the achievement of goals; communicate divisional and departmental goals; monitor and evaluate progress toward meeting goals.
• Manage fiscal, operational, and human resources, including faculty and staff needs, salary recommendations, equipment and materials selection, facilities utilization, and operational expenses. Coordinate the assessment and analysis of budget needs of the division; propose the annual budget; revise the budget as necessary and monitor expenditures within the division. Review and coordinate the use of instructional resources (faculty, staff, equipment, and space).
• Promote student success and academic completion through divisional and departmental initiatives.
• Maintain positive relationships and collaborate with other divisions and departments of the College to achieve College goals.
• Review staff needs based on divisional and program needs; actively participate in the hiring and selection of full- and part-time positions for the division and ensure that all applicable credentialing requirements are met; provide orientation of new faculty and staff.
• Promote the professional growth and development of division employees; assist faculty and staff in development and attainment of professional development goals; assist with development programs; plan and implement strategies to assist faculty in dealing with student needs.
• Supervise, manage, evaluate, and coach faculty and staff for the division; conduct performance appraisals; and manage performance through coaching and accountability, up to and including recommendations for discipline.
• Prepare, in coordination with department chairs, a schedule of course offerings; monitor faculty loads; supervise all divisional instructional programs to include instruction at all College sites during day, evening, and weekend.
• Participate in community outreach activities as professional representative of the College for enhancement of public relations and promotion of College programs.
• Prepare reports relative to individual and departmental productivity level, institutional effectiveness, and accreditation standards.
• Maintain student and faculty records; keep file of course syllabi and course descriptions; coordinate selection of instructional materials.
• Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Minimum Education Qualifications:
• Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution required.
• Academic preparation that meets minimum SACSCOC criteria for teaching in a divisional academic program required.
Minimum Experience Qualifications:
• Five years of college-level teaching experience required; community college teaching experience preferred.
• Two years of administrative leadership experience in higher education at the academic division or discipline level required; community college experience preferred.
• Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships within the College and community, ability to manage multiple projects in a timely manner, and skill in presenting ideas and concepts verbally and in writing required.
• Generally works in a traditional climate-controlled office environment and requires the ability to sit for extended periods.
• Some walking, standing, and bending, with the ability to lift and maneuver items weighing up to 15 pounds required.
• In addition to regular office hours, position sometimes requires additional hours including evenings, weekends, and travel to off-campus locations.
• Work environment can be stressful at times in dealing with a wide variety of challenges and deadlines.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the position's duties and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may be assigned, which should not be construed as expanding the position's role, scope, and/or grade.