The Dean provides strategic leadership and operational oversight for the college's Division, with responsibility for degree credit programs, Career Studies Certificates and Workforce trainings. As part of an academic management team pursuing excellence through collaboration and creation of a learner-centered environment, the position reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Workforce Development. The Dean implements divisions goals and objectives related to the college's strategic plan; oversees program and course development and evaluations; promotes and maintains relationships with community agencies, organizations and businesses that support the division; recommends the hiring of full-time and adjunct faculty and division staff; evaluates full-time and adjunct faculty and divisions staff; implements college policies and procedures appropriate to division operations; manages operations of relevant grants and contracts; manages the divisions budget and expenditures; and ensures compliance with state mandated performance measures, regional accreditation requirements, and standards for professional program accreditation. The Division for Public Safety, Allied Health and Human Services contains a wide variety of academic programs including Associate of Science degrees, Associate of Applied Science degrees, Certificates, and Career Studies Certificates that support direct transfer to 4-year colleges and universities, as well as direct pathways to careers. The academic disciplines include Fire Science Technology, Emergency Medical Services, Health Science, Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Economics, Administration of Justice, and Paralegal Studies.
A master's degree in field or a master's degree with 18 graduate semester credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university in a discipline served by the Division.
Experience in curriculum development, assessment and accreditation, integrated higher education student information systems and development and application of academic policies and procedures.
Specialized knowledge and experience in:
Implementing best practices and innovative strategies that support teaching and learning.
Supervising personnel, training methodologies, and communication techniques.
Planning, implementing, and monitoring of budgets.
Managing and developing curriculum.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Financial management and strong analytical skills.
Exceptional presentation skills.
Strong customer service skills.
Leadership ability for team oriented environment.
Superior strategic and tactical planning skills.
Work cooperatively with multiple constituencies, both internal and external.
Write effective and accurate reports.
Maintain confidential and sensitive information.
Resolve problems and to develop relevant alternatives and recommendations.
Manage multiple tasks, be organized and detail oriented.
Work at all campus and off site locations.
Work independently and as a part of a project team to meet deadlines.
Train staff and campus services programs and policies.
Ability to use current administrative and instructional information technology hardware, software, platforms, and social media.
Internal Number: 27552
About Thomas Nelson Community College
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.