Community College of Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting a work environment which attracts and retains talented and diverse faculty and staff, and which challenges each of us to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College. We value and support a culturally diverse and intellectually dynamic community to prepare our students for global citizenship. Join us as we transition from our first 50 years into the next and build upon a legacy that will impact the city of Philadelphia and beyond.
Community College of Philadelphia is seeking to fill a Dean, Math, Science, and Health Careers position. The Division of Mathematics, Science and Health Careers consists of seven departments which are Allied Health, Biology, Chemistry, Foundational Mathematics, Mathematics, Nursing and Physics. Each department oversees innovative degree programs, proficiency certificates and many offer multiple courses to fulfill the College's General Education requirements. The Division also works with a number of external stakeholders to provide clinicals, community service and research opportunities for students.
Reporting to the Vice President for Academic & Student Success, the Dean of Math, Science and Health Careers provides energetic, strategic and collaborative leadership, supervision and administration of divisional academic programs, including support for department heads, instructional support staff, faculty and curricula, and provides strategic development, direction and implementation of academic operations, policies, practices and procedures. The Dean is responsible for maintaining and developing high quality academic programs, selection and retention of divisional faculty and staff, and day-to-day management of divisional operations including budget preparation and oversight. The Dean serves as a member of the Vice President's leadership team, participates in the College's strategic planning, provides oversight and management of assessment in the division, and works closely with both academic and administrative areas of the College.
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Community College of Philadelphia recognizes that our employees are important and vital to our success. We offer a high-quality, comprehensive program of benefits, which represents an important component of total compensation.
Our benefits include:
Medical, dental and prescription drug plans for employee and all of their eligible family members
College-paid life and disability insurance
College closes for Winter Break the week between Christmas and New Years and for a week in March for Spring Break
Tuition remission (for classes at the College)
Forgivable tuition loan (for classes at any accredited academic institution)
403(b) retirement plan with 10% College contribution
Healthcare and Dependent Care flexible spending accounts
College operates on a 4-day work week during the summer months
Paid vacation plus holiday and personal time off
Community College of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
• Earned master's degree in an academic discipline represented within the Division is required.
• Seven (7) years progressively responsible relevant experience in higher education required.
• A minimum of five (5) years of experience in a management capacity within higher education, with demonstrated successful experience in personnel management and budget development required.
• Teaching experience required.
• Experience in academic assessment work at the course, program, and institutional levels required.
• A demonstrated strong commitment to academic excellence, strong work ethic, and demonstrated academic record of innovation and program development, analysis and evaluation required.
• Knowledge of nationally recognized reform efforts in the areas of instructional and curricular innovation practices, developmental education, as well as practices in retention and enrollment development, required.
• Knowledge of state and federal laws related to higher education required.
• Experience with regional and program-specific accreditation issues and processes required.
• Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities in working with faculty, staff, students and community groups of diverse backgrounds, as well as deep commitment to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion required.
• An innovative, solution-oriented thinker who understands complex systems and has strong relationship-building skill sets that lead to high quality organizational practices and results.
• Ability to articulate complex higher education issues in a manner that can clearly be understood by a variety of audiences.
• Skilled in strategic thinking, planning and execution, change management and system thinking, with knowledge of strategy development and implementation, performance management systems of goals, targets and monitoring process.
• Outstanding interpersonal skills including engaging verbal and written communication and ability to influence a wide range of individuals from different backgrounds and at different levels.
• Effective decision-making skills and ability to juggle multiple and competing demands and establish priorities in a highly dynamic environment, while providing continual attention to detail.
• Demonstrated ability to establish and leverage relationships with business, education, government and other constituencies.
• Demonstrated commitment to the mission of a community college, and a strong commitment to a large, complex and diverse campus community.
• Experience in a role requiring advanced collaboration and problem solving skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to work with efficiency and diplomacy, particularly as part of a team effort.
• Ability to maintain sensitivity, understanding and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, and ethnic backgrounds required.
• Doctoral degree preferred. Any and all degree(s) must be from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.
• Teaching experience preferably at a community college.
• Prior experience in a unionized environment preferred.
Internal Number: 119201090
About Community College of Philadelphia
Community College of Philadelphia is the largest public institution of higher education in the City. Since 1965, over 500,000 students have passed through our doors seeking associate's degrees, certificates, improved workplace skills and lifelong learning. Many of our degree students transfer to four-year institutions while others seek employment in the Philadelphia region. Over 90 percent of our graduates remain in the area and seek employment, strengthening our local economy and workforce. Local businesses look to us to provide workplace training to keep their workers skilled and their companies competitive.
We offer over 70 degree and certificate programs in art, science, business, technology and liberal arts. Many of our students have hectic schedules, and we know how to accommodate every type of learner. Classes are held during the day, in the evening and on Saturdays at the Main Campus, our three Regional Centers and at neighborhood sites throughout the City. Distance education classes are also available.