Dean of Arts and Humanities
Company: Bristol Community College
Location: New Bedford
Posted on: April 1, 2021
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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 .--
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:
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Make recommendations for appointment, promotion, tenure,
reappointment, sabbatical leave and other personnel actions within
the academic area. Perform other duties as assigned.
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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Degree in related arts and humanities field or higher education
- Doctorate in Higher Education or a related field.
- Five years of supervisory experience of a diverse staff in a
- 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
- Ability to speak a language in addition to English.
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.
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
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