Location: Fall River, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Tue Mar 24 2020 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), fostering growth, development, and assessment of curricula 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. Currently, the Dean oversees the Library Learning Commons, which are one-stop spaces for academic support.
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. 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 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 Center for Workforce and Community Education 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 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 Council.
Use digital communication tools, to include but not limited to; email, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media tools, to advance Bristol'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.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
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.
Demonstrated proficiency with higher education technology, such as Banner, Blackboard, Argos, etc.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc).
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.
Degree in arts and humanities, higher education, or related field 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.
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.
Bristol Community College has core values rooted in student success and lifelong learning. For more than 50 years, Bristol Community College has served as a leading resource for education and workforce development in the region.
The college 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 Center for Workforce and Community Education provides customized training for businesses and the community. 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 - a great place to learn, grow, live and work. From city life to seaside, Bristol Community College 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. The area is also home to fine dining, thriving historic districts, and a short commute to New England ski areas.
The College annually serves more than 11,000 credit students and 18,000 students who participate in noncredit activities. Bristol Community College is one of the largest employers in the 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 Community College actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply and achieve our vision to change the world by changing lives, learner by learner. Bristol Community College is a public community college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). www.BristolCC.edu