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Dean of Arts and Humanities

Company: Bristol Community College
Location: New Bedford
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Job Description:

Join the Bristol community for work and life!-- Bristol Community College (Bristol) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! Bristol is one of the largest employers--in the--South--Coast--region--and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities, and lifestyles.--Committed to enriching its educational experience through a supportive community, Bristol actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply and achieve our vision--to change the world by changing lives, learner by learner.--Our employees work collaboratively across the college to ensure the practice of shared governance and transparency in helping to move the college towards comprehensive, innovative solutions, and to empower and meet the needs of our always evolving Bristol community. If you share a passion for helping a diverse student body succeed and enjoy a fast-paced, inclusive, and gratifying work environment, Bristol is the employer for you! As a Commonwealth of Massachusetts employer, Bristol offers benefitted employees a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including health, dental, life, long-term disability, retirement, flexible spending, and paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holiday pay). Tuition waiver discounts for Bristol and the Commonwealth's public higher education institutions are available for benefitted positions and certain non-benefited positions. Non-benefited positions are eligible for a retirement fund, paid time off (sick pay), as well as savings plans (available to all non-student employees). More information can be found on our--Benefits website .--
Job Description:
POSITION TITLE:--Dean of Arts and Humanities DEPARTMENT: Academic Affairs REPORTS TO:--Vice President for Academic Affairs POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Assigned unit and non-unit professional staff and faculty. STATEMENT OF DUTIES:--The Dean provides senior-level vision, leadership and administrative direction for Arts and Humanities. They provide oversight for all programs within the area; including, but not limited to, English (including Developmental English, Reading and Writing), English as a Second Language, World Languages, Deaf Studies, Art, Communication, Humanities, and Theatre. The Dean fosters growth, development, and assessment of curricula for each of these programs to meet transfer and workforce needs. The Dean also oversees Luso Centro, a center dedicated to the study of the language and culture of the Portuguese-speaking community, and the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery, which annually presents a variety of art exhibitions and educational programming reflecting the diversity and vitality of contemporary art in the region. As a core member of the Vice President's leadership team, the Dean ensures management and administrative oversight of all programs, services, staffing and budgeting related to this area, with an emphasis on its growth and revitalization. They also build partnerships with regional businesses and organizations to foster a college-going culture, as well as address community needs. The Dean leads strategic planning for the area and fosters innovation consistent with college strategic goals; diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives; and the equity agenda. The Dean works collaboratively across the college to ensure shared governance, transparency and assessment practices while helping to move the college towards comprehensive, innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of the Bristol community. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Leadership

  • Foster a student-centered educational environment responsive to diverse learner needs, utilizing high impact practices.
  • Collaborate with key colleagues to advance the college's recruitment and retention efforts of students within the academic area.
  • Hire, supervise, develop and lead all assigned faculty and staff. Conduct regular performance evaluations to ensure continuous improvement and identify potential opportunities for growth. Work closely with Human Resources to develop staff capabilities and expectations.
  • Promote a positive and inclusive work environment that supports the professional growth of faculty and staff while fostering a commitment to service excellence.
  • Collaborate with the college's academic and campus deans as well as key leaders from Student Services and Enrollment Management to determine program offerings and class schedules, as well as key academic and student support services.
  • Focus on the Commonwealth's Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions; and exhibit a commitment to the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce.
  • Foster relationships with area schools, institutions of higher education, community-based organizations, businesses and community leaders to develop linkages and collaborative programs.
  • Develop relationships with K-12 partners for the transfer of students, grant-related activities, and establishing Early College initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the Business Solutions and Partnerships area to schedule appropriate non-credit offerings.
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Communications to ensure appropriate branding and marketing of programs and events to students and the community.
  • Maintain responsiveness to a wide array of campus-related issues involving students, faculty and building maintenance.
  • Collaborate with the Bristol Foundation and Office of Grant Development to develop opportunities, write grant proposals, acquire scholarships and promote events that support the area. Administration
    • Develop and oversee staff scheduling to ensure adequate coverage during college hours of operation.
    • Represent the college at key events and through selected committees and working groups throughout the region; present to committees and groups as necessary.
    • Analyze relevant data to track and report on needs and outcomes.
    • Develop and manage the operating budget and fiscal expenditures for the area.
    • Oversee grant-funded initiatives, including the maintenance of accountability to funding agencies.
    • Attend all college meetings and events, serve on assigned committees/councils, and participate as a member of the Academic Vice President's Leadership Team.
    • Use Bristol's digital communication tools, to include but not limited to; Bristol email, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other Bristol social media tools, to advance the college's social media outreach and brand to internal and external constituents.
    • Develop and facilitate presentations internally and externally.
    • Administer applicable collective bargaining agreements.
    • Assign courses to both full-time faculty and adjunct faculty; oversee course scheduling and make changes as needed.
    • Supervise and ensure that instruction and delivery of material for courses in the area, at all Bristol locations and/or online, meet the required course descriptions and the intended learning outcomes.
    • Make recommendations for appointment, promotion, tenure, reappointment, sabbatical leave and other personnel actions within the academic area. Perform other duties as assigned.
      Requirements:
      EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Minimum of a Master's degree.
      • Minimum of five (5) years of college administration experience in the areas of supervision, budgeting, academic program development and/or student and academic support services.
      • Robust understanding and demonstrated the inclusion of best practices focused on access, equity, student success, and high impact practices.
      • Progressive leadership roles in higher education that demonstrate meeting established goals which provided technological, collaborative and innovative solutions.
      • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the goals and values of a community college and/or institutions of higher education.
      • Demonstrated proficiency with higher education technology, such as Banner, Blackboard, Argos, etc.
      • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc).
      • Demonstrated managerial experience leading a diverse faculty and staff with competing needs.
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
      • Demonstrated experience making presentations before diverse audiences.
      • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting educational opportunity for diverse ethnic, social, and economic populations and in an urban campus environment.
      • The ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.
      • Reliable transportation in order to travel to and from meetings, trainings, or campus and community locations as required. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
        • Degree in related arts and humanities field or higher education preferred.
        • Doctorate in Higher Education or a related field.
        • Five years of supervisory experience of a diverse staff in a unionized environment.
        • Experience with language or cultural centers, and/or developmental English co-requisite models.
        • Familiarity with program assessment tools and processes, accreditation procedures, evaluation, and quality enhancement.
        • Proven track record developing, organizing, successfully implementing, and managing new initiatives.
        • Demonstrated experience with collection, analysis, and interpretation of data to inform and support decisions.
        • Demonstrated knowledge and consistent experience in using varied social media outlets on behalf of a business or organization that has proven to increase the digital footprint of the organization's brand.
        • Ability to speak a language in addition to English.
          Additional Information:
          PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:--The employee must meet the physical demands and work environment of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. POSITION STATUS:--This is a full-time, non-unit position with benefits, some nights and weekends required. SALARY:--Hiring salary $92,000 - $102,000 commensurate with education and experience.
          Application Instructions:
          TO APPLY: Please complete our online application by clicking on the "Apply" button. The position will be open to applicants for 30 calendar days from the posting date. REQUIREMENTS TO COMPLETE APPLICATION PROCESS: 1) A completed Bristol Community College Employment Application. 3) A cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and experience meet the desired and required qualifications of the position (not limited in length). All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Bristol Community College is an institution that does not sponsor work authorization. A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted for all positions. The college will independently verify education credentials as provided on the application. For certain positions that require a college degree, the hired candidate must supply official transcripts upon hire. Transcripts must include your name and degrees conferred. Bristol Community College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer . We value diversity and equity, and are committed to creating an all-inclusive community free from discrimination and harassment. Bristol believes that diversity, equity and inclusion among our community members is imperative to the success of our mission to serve our students well, and is the mainstay of our values.-- Bristol Community College changes the world by changing lives, learner by learner. ABOUT BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE:-- Bristol Community College is a public community college accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Bristol has core values rooted in student success and lifelong learning. For more than 50 years, Bristol has served as a leading resource for education and workforce development in the region. Bristol offers a rich variety of degree, certificate, and training programs along with flexible online offerings?that lead to an associate degree, a career-ready certificate, or the ability to transfer to baccalaureate colleges throughout the state and country. The Workforce Education Institute provides business solutions for organizations of all sizes, and offers customized courses for individuals seeking educational and career pathways, including high school equivalency and English language proficiency programs. The college also strives to put the needs of learners first with support services and career advancement opportunities that lead to student success by reducing barriers to educational access.
          --
          With locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton, Bristol Community College is nestled in charming Southeastern Massachusetts. Each location has something unique to offer - from great restaurants in the city center of Attleboro, museums and arts in downtown New Bedford, the array of shopping and dining options in Taunton, to the beautiful suburban landscape at the Fall River campus. From city life to seaside, our locations are in close proximity to bustling metro areas such as Boston and Providence, and centrally located to the spectacular beaches and coastline of Cape Cod, Newport, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Block Island.
          www.BristolCC.edu

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